Digital Darkroom

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

This last year of the century, 1999, saw the emergence of the digital darkroom. Most of the products I reported on during the year included scanners, printers, and digital cameras as well as new versions of image-editing software, all parts of a digital...

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

Service bureau is a term left over from the bad old days when few people could actually afford to own a computer. Instead, many of us had to take our data--usually in punched card form--to companies who, for a fee, would process the data using their large...

Steve Bedell Posted: Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

I have to admit something to you. About five years ago, when it was becoming very evident that digital technology would become increasingly important for the imaging professional, I tried to look the other way. I figured it would be a niche market. If they...

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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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