Digital Darkroom

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

My wife, Faye, and I started our "mom and pop" photographic studio in the early 1980s. We did it all. We shot weddings, kids, models, dogs, and the occasional commercial job. One friend called it the "brides, brats, and bimbos"...

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2000 1 comments

It will probably come as no surprise to Shutterbug readers that digital cameras are now the number one computer peripheral. One of the things that people like to do with any kind of photograph--digital or otherwise--is to share, print, and frame them. This...

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Jay Abend Posted: Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

Even if you have vowed to never get involved in the digital imaging revolution, you've got to admit that you probably are amazed at some of the seamless things that can be done with photo editing programs like Adobe Photoshop.

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2000 0 comments

To photographers black and white has an historic significance, for many an aesthetic advantage, and it is a unique way to photograph. Distinguished altogether from color by different films, papers, and processes. When photography is digitized, black and...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

Want to add some pizzazz to your existing photos? One way to accomplish this goal is to create the feeling or impression that a still subject is moving. With Adobe Photoshop, it's relatively easy. Here's how to do it.

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

I've spent the better part of the past 20 years teaching folks how to do things in their traditional color darkrooms. But, I've got to tell you, since digital imaging has become a reality, there are some things I just can't do in a wet...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

How do we get ideas? This is a question man has asked since the time of the great Greek philosophers, Aristotle and Plato. The answer differs from person to person, from culture to culture, and from idea to idea. I don't claim to know the answer, but as a digital...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

Giclee (pronounced "zhee-clay") is a French word meaning "to spray on" or "to sputter." Giclee reproductions were originally developed in 1989 as a plateless method for fine art printing using large format ink jet printers and...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

Many photographs will have a white sky because the contrast range of the film was not great enough to capture the much brighter sky and show its blue color. This is especially true when shooting color negative film. Slide film--with its greater tone...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jul 01, 1999 0 comments

Someone once asked me, when looking at the three-picture montage in this article, "How long did it take you to create your `Flying High' image?" My reply, "21 years," brought a look of puzzlement to the person's...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 01, 1999 0 comments

After desktop printers, one of the most popular digital imaging products that Shutterbug readers ask me about is scanners. Typically, these aspiring digital imagers want to get started digitizing the slides and negative they've been shooting for many...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: May 01, 1999 0 comments

I've worked in a conventional,
wet darkroom almost all of my life. I can remember see-sawing black
and white film back and forth through open trays to develop it when
I was about 10 years old. I've beenthere...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

Quick question: most of Ansel Adams' landscape posters are a) color or b) black and white? Take your time. Think about this master's medium. Before you answer, also consider the type of pictures that sell.

If you answered...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

For photographers one of the greatest advantages of digital photo processing is the ability to do all of your retouching, repair, and spotting just once and store it permanently in a computer file. Then, every print or other reproduction of the image is...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

Remember the old days when retouching eyeglass glare meant sending the image out to a retouching artist or, if you did it yourself, spending about an hour or more with wet dyes carefully blending colors and carefully adding dye in thin layers to gradually...

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