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Posted: Apr 27, 2010 2 comments

Depth Of Field

Creative Focus Effects

by Jim Zuckerman

One of the most important concepts in photography, and one that you have to deal with every time you take a picture, is depth of field. Depth of field refers to how much of the scene is in focus in front of and behind the subject on which you’ve focused. Forexa...

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Posted: Apr 27, 2010 1 comments

Wide Angle Lenses

Get A Unique Point Of View

by Jim Zuckerman

I have already defined what wide angle lenses are and discussed the tremendous depth of field they offer. There are other characteristics they have that are worth noting as well. Wide angle lenses are invaluable tools that give you tremendous creative potential...

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Posted: Mar 30, 2010 1 comments

Raindrop Reflections

Just Add Water For Close-Up Magic

by Lindsay Adler

Flowers provide endless photographic opportunities and when you add rain into the mix the images become even more beautiful and mysterious. Whenever I show people images of my “raindrop reflections,” they want to know how it was done. Intr...

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Posted: Mar 30, 2010 1 comments

Macro Vs. Macro Zoom

Know The Difference

by Jon Sienkiewicz

Every hobby has its own language, and photography is no different. It can take a while to learn all of the unintuitive abbreviations, unnatural acronyms, and shifting definitions. The term “shifting definition” refers to words like“automatic&rdq...

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Posted: Mar 30, 2010 0 comments

April 2010

On The Cover
This month our focus is on the art and craft of wedding photography, as we explore some intriguing aspects of that challenging business. In addition, we look into the business of assisting and have brought you insider tips from the best and brightest photo assistants working in the field today. Finally, we haveTes...

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Posted: Mar 30, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Passing of a Civil Rights Hero

by Ron Leach

America lost one of the heroes of the civil rights movement with the recent passing of photographer Charles Moore at the age of 79. Many historians credited Moore's images with shifting public opinion in favor of equality for all Americans as he traveled...

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Posted: Mar 01, 2010 0 comments

March 2010

On The Cover
This month we’re here to help you edit, organize, and enhance your digital images. Our Test Reports reveal the incredible capabilities afforded by the latest image-editing software from a host of companies, including Adobe, ACDSee, Anthropics Technology, Auto FX Software, and Corel. We also have an in-depthr...

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Posted: Feb 23, 2010 0 comments

Hard & Soft Light

Use One, Or Both, For Portrait Work

by John Siskin

Photographers talk about the characteristics of light using various terms. When we talk about light being soft or hard, we are really referring to the size of the light source. By using both kinds of light we can have more control over theappearance...

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Posted: Feb 23, 2010 0 comments

The Raw Facts About Infrared

Processing Digital Infrared Raw Files Using Adobe Camera Raw

by Joe Farace

One of the best ways to squeeze the maximum image quality from your digital infrared files is to first capture them in your camera’s Raw format and process them in your favorite Raw software. In my casethat’...

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Posted: Feb 23, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

USB 3.0 to the Rescue

by Ron Leach

One of the bi-products of high-resolution digital cameras, terabyte hard drives, multi-gigabyte mobile phones, and D-SLRs with HD video capabilities is the ever-increasing need for greater bandwidth and faster data transfer rates. So it's none too soon that USB 3.0ha...

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Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments

February 2010

On The Cover
This month we’re exploring the craft of architectural photography, as indicated by our striking cover image taken by Jeffrey Jacobs of the Janet Huckabee Arkansas Nature Center. To see more of Jacobs’s stunning images, see page 30. Architecture aside, we also have a book excerpt from Jon Canfield on...

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Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments

Natural Light Reflectors

“Found” Light For Outdoor Portraiture

by Steve Bedell

Photographers love equipment. They’ll attend any seminar and buy any piece of equipment they can in the hopes that it will elevate their work to a higher plane. Now that’s all well and good, but before you start buyingal...

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Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments

How I Photograph Women

Using The Least Amount Of Equipment

by Joe Farace

It may come as a surprise to some of you but I didn’t start out to be a people photographer. When Mary and I opened our studio in 1982, we divided the workload based on the type of images that clients wanted. It turned out to be a simpledivisio...

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Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Can Photography Save the World?

by Ron Leach

Ten years ago PBS debuted a moving documentary entitled “American Photography: A
Century of Images.” The program traced photography’s profound influence upon life in
America, and I recall being particularly struck by thecamera&rsqu...

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Posted: Dec 29, 2009 0 comments

Digital Photography In Black And White

Seeing In Grayscale Tones

by George Schaub

Somehow, we accept black and white as quite natural, as a fair and reasonable representation of what we have photographed. But it is hardly that—the world is filled with color in all its hue and shades, from the brilliant azure blue of...

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