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Nov 30, 2010 1 comments

Faux Infrared

Plug-Ins And Actions That Do The Job

by Joe Farace

Capturing digital infrared images using the appropriate filter or a camera that’s been converted for IR capture can be lots of fun, but what about that huge library of film and digital shots you already have? With just a little bit of digital darkroomm...

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Nov 30, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Wearable Cameras for the Masses

by Ron Leach

Once solely the purview of those engaged in espionage, tiny wearable cameras have gone mainstream in the digital age and are now attracting attention by extreme sports enthusiasts, law enforcement professionals, soccer moms, medical practitioners and thegen...

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Nov 30, 2010 0 comments

Metering Patterns: Center-Weighted Averaging

A Quick Lesson On An Often Ignored Metering Pattern

by George Schaub

When light is directional—not over the shoulder and not the same brightness throughout the frame—try center-weighted averaging metering. The key is to aim the camera at an area that incorporatesthe...

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Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Seeing Shadows

“Negative” Space That Defines Content

by George Schaub

While there may be times when you want to open shadows to see the details “inside,” deep texture and detail-less shadows play an important role in defining the space in a photograph. Such shadows can also take on a character orl...

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Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The View From Germany

by Ron Leach

If the recently concluded Photokina is any indication, the photographic industry is alive
and well—with booming attendance on the part of exhibitors and visitors and an
impressive array of new product introductions. The 31st World ofImag...

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Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Raw Processing Local Tone Controls

Enhance Your Images As You Convert Your Raw Files

by Jack Neubart

How many times have you looked at a Raw digital image on your computer screen and thought that there is more to this shot than meets the eye? You may want to restore tonal values, enhance contrast, and maybe boostsaturati...

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Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

November 2010

On The Cover
This month we’re shining a spotlight on lighting tools and techniques. We delve into LED lights, speedlights, macro ringlights, lighting accessories, and more. Lighting aside, Jon Canfield explores Adobe’s Lightroom 3 to see if it really is worth the upgrade. We also test HiTi’s PocketStudioprinter.

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Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Think Negative

The Positive Power Of The Inverse Command

by Howard Millard

Since we were toddlers, we’ve all been told to think positive. I guess that in most situations that will serve you well. But photographically, you may want to ignore that advice. If you’re not entirely pleased with your latest picture...

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Sep 28, 2010 0 comments

October 2010

On The Cover
Welcome to our annual imaging software update issue. We explore all the latest imaging software has to offer, from calibration to retouching to special effects. In addition, we have a Test Report special on super potent photo plug-ins. We also have reports on Sony’s NEX-3, a compact system camera, andEpson...

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Sep 28, 2010 0 comments

Telling A Story With Your Pictures

Taking Your Audience Along

by Jim Zuckerman

There are many reasons why people travel. Some like the spirit of adventure and discovery, and others enjoy intermingling with people from other cultures and seeing the world from a different point of view. There are people who travel to sellt...

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Sep 28, 2010 0 comments

When Tripods Are Not Permitted

How To Capture Great Images Anyway

by Jim Zuckerman

Too often, we photographers are forced to take pictures with what seems like one hand tied behind our backs. By this I mean we can’t use a tripod in low light situations. Sometimes this prohibition is reasonable, such as in museums.No...

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Sep 28, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

“A Shocking Betrayal”

by Ron Leach

In what a Marquette University Professor deems a “shocking betrayal,” it seems that
famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers was a paid FBI informant at the same
time he befriended high-ranking civil rightslead...

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Sep 01, 2010 0 comments

September 2010

On The Cover
Software upgrades happen as regular as clockwork these days, leaving many a photographer to wonder if the upgrades are really worthwhile. That said, this month we explore what’s new with the latest versions of Adobe’s Photoshop and Apple’s Aperture. We also provide our picks for laptops, soyo...

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Aug 31, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Making People See the Way Music Sounds

by Ron Leach

Two of my passions are photography and jazz, so I was doubly saddened by the recent passing of Herman Leonard who was responsible for many of the iconic images of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and other jazz greats.

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Aug 31, 2010 1 comments

The Terminator Line

Use The Edge Of Night & Day In Your Landscape Images

by Brad Perks

The terminator line is created by the earth’s shadow. It is literally the edge of night and day, which some photographers refer to as the twilight zone. The shadow first appears in shades of blue along the horizon. Dramaticter...