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Howard Millard Posted: May 10, 2005 0 comments

Want to take one of your photos into the future? In a few steps, you can add
a cutting edge high tech look to your images with the Mosaic filter in Adobe
Photoshop or Elements. Whether you want to add this futuristic dynamism and
drama to a portrait or an object, simply follow the steps outlined here. I've
chosen to add it to a profile portrait of a young woman, but the technique can
be equally effective with objects such as a cell phone or even a shot of your
digital camera. The steps shown here are those I used in Photoshop CS, but Elements
has the same filter, as may some other image editors, perhaps with a different


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George Schaub Posted: May 10, 2005 0 comments

Backlight has been bedeviling photographers for years, particularly in landscape
pictures and those where you want to take a shot but simply showed up at your
location at the wrong time of day. Backlight in and of itself is not the problem;
it's how your meter behaves and how you make the reading that creates
it. Simply put, when the subject falls within its own shadow because the brightest
illumination is behind it the meter can be overwhelmed by the illumination and
"fooled" into thinking it has more light for the exposure than the
main subject dictates.


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Peter K. Burian Posted: May 10, 2005 0 comments

Until recently, Lexmark printers were primarily multi-purpose or industrial
machines but their latest models are dedicated to photo printing. Based on a
three year R&D effort, the P915 Home Photo Printer and P6250 Photo Center
boast some impressive features. These include high resolution, a full slate
of direct printing amenities, software for automatic print enhancement plus
new archival inks for print permanence. The two printers are identical in most
respects but the P6250 Photo Center is larger because it includes a significant
extra, a built-in flatbed scanner.

Lexmark P6250

Lexmark P915


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 09, 2005 0 comments

Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. has announced newly designed packaging
for Konica Minolta's entire line of inkjet papers. Available in July 2005,
the newly designed packaging enables consumers to readily identify the Konica
Minolta family of inkjet papers and easily compare and select the type of paper
best suited for them and their home printing needs.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 05, 2005 0 comments

Sinar Bron Imaging is pleased to announce their 2005 schedule of Professional
Photography Seminars. Building on the highly successful series of 2004 featuring
Urs Recher, the 2005 series will feature one day seminars by Sarah Silver and
Mr. Recher.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 04, 2005 0 comments

DxO Labs has made available a public beta version of its soon-to-be released
DxO Optics Pro version 3.0 software. DxO Optics Pro V3.0 automatically enhances
images produced by Digital Single-Lens Reflex (Digital-SLR) cameras and their
lenses with revolutionary optics, noise and lighting corrections packed in an
all-new, easy-to-use feature rich application.

Serious photographers worldwide are invited to download and test-drive DxO Optics
Pro V3.0 from the DxO Labs Web site ( and provide feedback
on all aspects of this landmark application.

DxO Labs' unique, automatic optical corrections are a core part of DxO
Optics Pro V3.0. Based on sophisticated models of camera and lens performance,
DxO Optics Engine together with the associated lens correction modules automatically
removes lens distortion, vignetting, lens softness and lateral chromatic aberration.
Corrections can be accomplished automatically with no user interaction required
even though the corrections required can differ greatly from one image to the

Based on a set of unique algorithms developed by DxO Labs and on precise camera
sensor modelization, the all-new DxO Noise Engine automatically achieves a reduction
of up to two stops in image noise while preserving maximum detail. For example,
an image shot at 1600 ISO and processed by DxO Noise Engine will present a noise
level equivalent to an image shot at 400 ISO.

A brand new DxO technology included in this release, DxO Lighting is a unique
local exposure and dynamic range optimizer. Automatically replicating analog
film techniques known as "dodging and burning", DxO Lighting Engine
brings out shadow detail of digital image files while preserving highlights,
textures, colors and a natural look.


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 02, 2005 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to use Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2 to awaken the artist that
lies within? Now you can, with professional photographer, Photoshop instructor
and author Rick Sammon guiding you along the way with his personal, hands-on


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Roger W. Hicks Posted: May 01, 2005 Published: Jun 01, 2005 0 comments

Weird stuff is my favorite category at any show: the things that don't fit into sensible categories, but are useful, or unusual, or yes, just plain weird. Some manufacturers of weird stuff rejoice in being called weird (they are often the most fun of all) but others sometimes flinch and say things like, "Um, we'd prefer to be called, er, unique." At a...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: May 01, 2005 1 comments

All photos © Sarah Silver

With a client list that includes Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly, Hasselblad, L'oreal, Marshall Fields & Co., Nokia, and, Sarah Silver has achieved great success for a young photographer. Her images have appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, New York Times, InStyle, Elle, Surface and the Italian and French...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: May 01, 2005 1 comments

Anza-Borrego is reportedly the largest desert state park in the contiguous U.S. It contains 500 miles of dirt roads, two huge wilderness areas--comprising two-thirds of the park--and 110 miles of riding and hiking trails. If you enjoy photographing flowers, this park often yields a colorful display of annuals in the spring. Borrego Palm Canyon Trail is a popular...


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