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Steve Bedell Posted: Apr 01, 2006 1 comments

Have you ever wondered what top wedding photographers carry in their bag? We spoke with four seasoned wedding photographers and got them to open up their bag of tools for us. One thing you'll notice is that they don't all carry the same gear. Some use Canon, others Nikon, the two brands that seem ensconced at the top of the professional camera...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Apr 01, 2006 0 comments

Look around any photographer's studio and you'll see all manner of tools aside from camera, darkroom or computer imaging station, and the requisite coffeepot. Studios can occupy entire floors of a loft building or a small room in the back of a storefront, but regardless of size it's a place where creativity and tools mesh. While different types of tools are...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Apr 01, 2006 0 comments

As digital SLRs and "prosumer" digicams have become increasingly popular, the need for recording speed has also increased. Anyone who owns a 6- to 10-megapixel camera can really benefit from a very fast memory card. Particularly after shooting a series of images, recording time can be quite short--instead of frustratingly long--so the camera can be ready to...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Apr 01, 2006 6 comments

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

Wireless transfer of photographic image files is nothing new--at least not in Internet years. Canon and Nikon have their own versions of such devices and while they are not inexpensive (about $1000) they are not that expensive if you really need to transfer image files wirelessly. The downside to Canon's WFT-E1A and Nikon's WT-2 is that both are designed to work...

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

When the founders of Think Tank Photo decided to enter the already-crowded gadget bag marketplace they began by studying how photographers behave. They asked professionals to demonstrate how they access their equipment under actual working conditions, including those tougher circumstances like bad weather, pushy crowds, and other real-world situations. Among other things they...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

It wasn't too long ago that Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) technology was all the rage in rechargeable batteries--until someone discovered that the heavy metals are an environmental nightmare. As a result, many companies switched over to Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), or Nickel Hydride for short (NiHy), which is arguably more environmentally friendly. NiCd battery systems are...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

Wacom has long been a favorite among digital artists and photographers looking for more control than a mouse provides. The recently updated Graphire line of tablets has a number of enhancements that are sure to appeal to many, and all at prices that make them a great choice for the casual user (Wacom also offers a more advanced line of tablets, the Intuos3, intended for artists...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

Handheld exposure meters have grown increasingly complex over the years. At the same time, they are proving even more utilitarian for a wider range of shooting situations. All of this thanks to microprocessor control. I won't go into the long history of their evolution, but suffice to say that today's high-tech marvels are something else entirely. And the new Sekonic...

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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

At PMA 2004 I handled a prototype of Leica's DIGITAL-MODUL-R and was immediately impressed by the concept of being able to convert a film camera into digital by merely switching backs. At PhotoPlus Expo later that year I had the chance to see a preproduction model and hoped that someday this wonderful product would see the light of day. Recently, I've been shooting...

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George Schaub Posted: Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

Now that megapixel counts in digicams and digital SLRs are growing monthly, the need for a solid back-up setup is obvious. Various portable devices, including laptops, have filled the gap, but how do you back up the original downloaded files? If your laptop has a CD or DVD burner you might think the battle is over, but anyone who has burned DVDs, or heaven help you CDs into the...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2006 0 comments

Lots of software filters let you apply a certain look after an image is created and some of them mimic the kind of effects camera filters produce while an image is captured. As much as I love using filter plug-ins, they are really postproduction tools for use after a photograph has been acquired. Camera filters are production tools that let you capture images in many ways that...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Oct 01, 2005 0 comments

Versatile Rechargeable Battery Pack
The latest accessory addition for the SP Studio Systems electronic flashes from BKA is the updated model SP Battery Pack that was designed primarily for use with the SP LancerLight series of AC/DC flashes, but is also compatible with flashes using Quantum's Turbo and Lumedyne's Mini Cycler and HV Cycler...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

TAP Offers New Line Of Presentation Products In Colors
Since there is a growing demand for color folders, mattes, easel backs and holders for multiple prints, TAP (Taprell Loomis) has introduced the Brooke product line. Available now in oatmeal, sage, and sandstone colors, these presentation products can be mixed and matched. The company offers different...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

Calendar Frame For Photos Or Printed Data
This thin, decorative contemporary-designed Calendar Frame from manikken will hold up to 16 standard letter size (8.5x11") drop-in calendars, photos, or similar planning and coordination documents for businesses and families. It's offered in three colors--lime green, misty blue, or milky pink--and...

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