Pro Techniques

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Rosalind Smith Posted: Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

Bruce Myren, photographer, digital guru, and dedicated artist, is often cast in the role of the assistant who doesn't carry lights or equipment. He quietly trails into a shoot behind some of the area's top pros who don't happen to shoot...

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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

From the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s, handcoloring was associated mainly with the days before color film. But it has never really gone away. Handcoloring is far from new: handcolored daguerreotypes survive, as do tintypes. Long after color processes...

Kenneth J. Stein Ph. D. Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

A Macro Photography Primer

In photography courses that I have taught, it has been common for people to tell me about their "Macro" function on their 35-70mm or 70-210mm lens. Although these lenses are adequate for some...

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Chris Maher and Larry Berman Posted: May 01, 2003 1 comments

Selling Your Photography At Art Shows

You've been taking pictures for years. You show your prints to friends and family members and they constantly give you positive feedback and tell you how much they love your photography.

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Jay Abend Posted: Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

The Inside Scoop

The camera bag is a wonderful thing. Bodies, lenses, flashes, cables, maybe some gaffer tape--all the tools of the trade for a working photographer. Serious photographers (which means Shutterbug readers) love...

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Jay Abend Posted: Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

The Inside Scoop

Face it, you like your equipment. You started reading Shutterbug for the ads, and there isn't an issue that comes where you don't check out the price on some photo item you must have. I started my...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

Jack Holowitz

Jack Holowitz is the male half of the incredibly talented team of Jack and Nancy Holowitz from Springfield, Massachusetts. Nancy is known for her sensitive portraiture, and Jack has gained a great reputation for his eye-popping black and white work that includes nudes and...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

I recently returned from a 10-day trip to China. I was at the Great Wall, Tieneman Square, the Forbidden City, and Yellow Mountain. I stopped in remote villages and traveled by boat along winding canals. I took hundreds of photographs...and...

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Jay Abend Posted: Nov 01, 2002 0 comments



Surreal Composites
--A great technique is to take a collection of original images and combine them to create a fanciful and surreal final image. For this other-worldly desert scene I took four original film shots of...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

I'll never use a zoom lens." That's what some of my professional photographer friends said when I first got into photography back in the mid-70s. Back then, zoom lenses did not compare in sharpness to fixed focal length lenses. What's more, the zoom...

Susan McCartney Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

My niece and keen amateur photographer Elizabeth Martin celebrated the coming of the new millennium on a mountainside near Katmandu, Nepal. She carried a backpack containing a Canon EOS Elan, 20 rolls of color print film, three pairs of wool socks, her...

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Rosalind Smith Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

With many photographers pulling
up stakes as rents soar and landlords take advantage of the burgeoning
rental market, it was a pleasant surprise to walk into the spacious studios
of Michael Indresano and Craig Orsini, two Boston photographerswh...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 01, 2002 0 comments

We had a theory that somewhere
in the career of many a pro photographer there's one photograph that marks
a turning point. It might be the one that brings the first recognition
or first sale; or the one with which she proves to herself that, yes...

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

You know how it goes: The Art Director says, "I know you can photograph right-handed baseball players, but can you photograph left-handed ones?"

An unfortunate reality of the...

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Jay Abend Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

Last year I wrote about the need for every photographer, regardless of their ability, to have a current portfolio. In my business as a commercial photographer, a killer portfolio is a necessity. I received a few e-mails inquiring about the...

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