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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 0 comments

Multiple Exposure Zoom Effects

Special Effects Made Easy

by Howard Millard

For a dynamic new look, put several captures on top of each other in a single image to multiply impact and open up new avenues to creative expression. Whether you want to inject motion into a static shot or add drama to a portrait, multipleexposu...

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 0 comments

Quick Tips: A Little Flash Will Do Ya’

Use On-Camera Fill For A Taste Of Light

by George Schaub

The small, built-in flash on your camera is not meant to be a powerhouse that will enable you to capture large groups indoors or throw light any significant distance outdoors when trying to conquer the contrast problemsof...

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 0 comments

March 2011

On The Cover
Welcome to our wedding and portrait photography special, which features a host of articles on pro lighting, posing, marketing, and more. We also have expert tips on using flash in your photography, as we cover working with fill, off-camera, and strobe. Additionally, we have in-depth reports on three new softwareprograms...

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Posted: Feb 01, 2011 0 comments

February 2011

On The Cover
This month we have exclusive reports from photokina, the worldwide photo trade show. While we couldn’t cover all of the new products and innovations displayed at photokina, we did bring you the 2011 product highlights in cameras, lenses, lighting, tripods, accessories, and bags. Plus, we take a look atwhat&rsqu...

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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments

Seeing Pictures: “Soft” Foregrounds

A High Tech Solution To A Visual Dilemma

by Jim Zuckerman

When foreground elements are soft, they are visually annoying. In nature, we want to see and appreciate all of the beautiful detail and texture in the subject. When the part of the composition that is closest to thec...

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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments

Perfect Exposure

The Histogram Is Your Best Friend

by Steve Bedell

There are three things that constitute a “perfect” digital file. Perfect exposure, accurate white balance, and a controlled brightness range. In this article, we’re going to focus on the first—perfect exposure. And in the process,we...

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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments

Seeing Pictures: Negative Space

What’s Not There

by Jim Zuckerman

The concept of negative space has to do with compositional balance. Negative space simply means an area of an image that is largely devoid of subject matter. In other words, it’s a blank area like the sky, an expanse of plaster, the surface of a...

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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Is This the Camera Platform of the Future?

by Ron Leach

Industry expositions like the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show are exciting for consumers as well as for those of us on the "inside" because they often provide a venue for the unveiling of innovative hardware and softwaretha...

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Posted: Jan 01, 2011 0 comments

January 2011

On The Cover
This month we have exclusive reports from photokina, the worldwide photo trade show. While we couldn’t cover all of the new products and innovations displayed at photokina, we did bring you the 2011 product highlights in cameras, lenses, lighting, tripods, accessories, and bags. Plus, we take a look atwhat&rsquo...

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Posted: Dec 28, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Helping Those With Special Needs: Rehabilitation Through Photography

by Ron Leach

We've often spoken of photography as a beacon for social change and a powerful vehicle for improving the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves. And these days there is perhaps no better example thanRehabilitation...

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Posted: Dec 28, 2010 0 comments

In-Camera Monochrome Contrast Control

Get Film & Filter Looks With Your Digital Camera

by George Schaub

Although the images you create are in color (RGB) you also have the ability to create black and white images in your digital camera using the Monochrome “creative” or “picture style”setting.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2010 0 comments

The Mysteries Of Long Exposure

Expand Your Image Imagination

by Art Rosch

The human eye sees light in the moment. Film or sensors accumulate light through an entire exposure, as if it were a memory. Photons continue making impressions wherever they land on the sensor or film. Moving objects leave a distended,
time-lapse...

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Posted: Dec 28, 2010 0 comments

Seeing Pictures: Lighting’s Influence On Composition

Directional Light And Shaping Shadows

by Jim Zuckerman

Lighting can have a unique effect on composition. By highlighting certain areas of a picture with front lighting, sidelighting, or backlighting, the play of light and shadow can create compelling graphicdesig...

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Posted: Dec 01, 2010 0 comments

December 2010

On The Cover
As per tradition, we’re sharing our picks of the top photo books of 2010. Some of our picks are instructional and some are simply for fun, but all illustrate the unique power these special books hold. Aside from books, we have an in-depth Test Report on the Panasonic Lumix G2, a compact system camera. Finally,b...

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Posted: Nov 30, 2010 0 comments

Three Stages Of Macro Photography

When You Want To Get Up Close And Personal

by Joe Farace

I often hear people saying, “There’s nothing to photograph!” but what they usually mean is that there are no beautiful blue skies filled with puffy clouds or they’re not on the beach at Cancun. I wish I wasin...

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