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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 02, 2005 0 comments

The new Sunpak Digital Battery Case is a small, nylon case with key-chain clip
that is said to be perfect for storing spare disposable batteries of all types,
or rechargeable batteries for compact digital cameras, and it has a pouch that
holds digital media storage cards. It not only protects batteries and precious
media cards from physical damage but also helps prevent accidental battery discharge.


Mike Stensvold Posted: Mar 01, 2005 1 comments

Autofocusing is one of the best things that's ever happened to the SLR camera. I didn't think so while testing early examples when the AF SLR era began back in 1985, but a lot of progress has happened in the ensuing two decades. Today's AF SLR cameras, film and digital, will focus more quickly and accurately than most photographers can. Naturally, the higher-end...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Color often establishes the mood of a photograph, whether it's bold or subdued. Green is cool and refreshing, while red on the other hand, is fiery and passionate.

If you want to emphasize a particular color in a picture, keep in mind that some of the most pleasing color photos are ones in which one color or a group of closely related hues...

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The Editors Posted: Mar 01, 2005 1 comments

You should always shoot with your eyes wide open (at least, the one looking through the viewfinder). But often it pays to shoot with your lens wide open, too.

Wide apertures let in more light, so you can use a faster shutter speed in any given light level. This is handy for anything from low-light photography to action shooting.


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The Editors Posted: Mar 01, 2005 7 comments

Beware the dark side, that famous sci-fi-movie "master" more than once cautioned his young protege re "The Force." But the dark side--a.k.a. shadows--is well worth the photographer's attention. While the eye is drawn to bright areas in a photograph, the interplay between bright and dark--between highlight and shadow--can make for a...

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

"A dream is where a boy can swim in the deepest oceans and fly over the highest clouds."--J.K. Rowling

This month's department helps you soar with the eagles, land with the owls, and introduces you to some down-to-earth photographers who look at the world in completely new ways. In accomplishing these goals, this month's photographers will...

Roger W. Hicks Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Roger W. Hicks, All Rights Reserved

Nikon ( deserves near-unbounded praise for the D70. Not only is it an excellent camera, it also integrates extremely well into an existing Nikon system. This means you can put all kinds of wonderful things on the front. I have absolutely no...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

While we were staying at a beach house in Kapoho, Hawaii, the tide came in and unexpectedly came all the way across the street and under the house. The landscape was totally transformed and we suddenly had fish swimming in the driveway. This picture of a palm tree reflected in the lawn was taken from the porch. While our kids played in the yard, we sat on the porch and...

George Schaub Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

Further Information
Fuji FinePix F810

There's something about a wide angle view that attracts the eye. Wide screen TVs, the continued popularity of panorama images (and their attempted resuscitation every few years...

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Jay McCabe Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Hillary Berg, All Rights Reserved

Hillary Berg
Valley High School
West Des Moines, Iowa


"There is no doubt that photography will be the basis of my future career," Hillary wrote to us. "Whatever job I pursue will be built around it."

A junior at Valley, she...


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