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Steve Bedell Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

I get a whole new way of seeing things when I put black and white film in the camera. It seems like I have a little Photoshop Desaturate command that goes off in the back of my head and suddenly I see everything in shades of gray. Anyone who's...

Joe Farace Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

It should come as no surprise to you to discover that there are few--maybe no--real secrets in photography. Instead, what you find are informed opinions based on experience blended with some stylistic preferences. The recipe for producing...

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Joe Farace Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

Have you ever looked at someone's outdoor vacation photographs and wondered who the subject was? The face was so dark you couldn't tell if it was your best friend. And don't you just hate those "raccoon eyes" portraits? You know what I mean; the ones...

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Tony L. Corbell Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

What began as a story elicited so many responses that we've decided to continue it as a regular column. Here, technical representatives from manufacturers and suppliers share tips, techniques, thoughts, and photos with you. If you're a supplier...

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Dave Howard Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

Soon after becoming really serious about your photography, something annoying begins to happen: you become increasingly critical of your results. You start comparing your photographs to those in magazines, and note that, esthetics aside, your...

Lighting
Steve Bedell Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

When portrait photographers get together, they talk about light, lighting, and lighting equipment. Right after money and cameras, it's a major topic. Especially the "big four," because most photographers use a four light setup in their studio. Let...

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Jay Abend Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

There was an era long before my time when a pro photographer shot with big, heavy, hot tungsten lighting. In the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, hot lights were the state of the art. Giant 1k, 2k, and 5k tungsten fixtures from Hollywood suppliers flooded the...

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Ben Clay Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Until recently,
most small business owners would never have entertained the idea of producing
their own images of their product for advertising purposes. Easy to use
digital cameras, image- editing software, and basic lightingequ...

Lighting
Jay Abend Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times, photography is all about light: where the light is coming from, how it hits your subject, how you expose your film to capture it, etc. Since my profession involves getting the right kind of light...

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Joe Farace Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

In the February 1999 story "Pro Tips For Platinum Printing," I mentioned there were two possible Ultraviolet (UV) light sources that could be used for platinum and other alternative contact printing processes. In that issue, landscape photographer...

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Ben Clay Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

Photographing jewelry can be particularly challenging for a number of
reasons:

1. Since most jewelry is highly reflective, the size and placement of
light modifiers is crucial.

2. To appreciate theatte...

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Jay Abend Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

I have always considered myself a pack and head guy. You know what I mean--big powerful studio flash generators, long cables, and fan-cooled light heads. Growing up I always thought of a pro photographer as the guy with the view camera...

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Ben Clay Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

The following step by step procedures and instructions are intended to assist you in obtaining the best possible film scans based on one basic principle: Every film image is unique. Therefore, the specific parameters of adjustment for...

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Ben Clay Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Photographing people outdoors can present a number of challenges, particularly on a bright sunny day. Because film (or a CCD) from a camera cannot compensate for contrast as well as the human eye, it is often imperative to modify the light...

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Ben Clay May 01, 2000 0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

The amount of money required for a single day in a commercial car photo shoot is staggering. It is a major production that requires a good location, very large light sources, and a large team of skilled people.