Joel Simpson Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

With labs charging from $8-$12 or more per color contact sheet, you can save the cash by doing them in your own computer darkroom studio. Moreover, this process gives you working digital images of entire rolls that you can inspect close-up on your monitor. As digital image files you can mark them up on screen, adjust orientation (horizontal/vertical), excerpt selections to send as...

Jon Canfield Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

This month I'm going to focus on optimizing your digital images for display on the web. The biggest challenge most photographers face is creating a good print, but web display can be just as challenging and has its own unique set of needs. Images shown on the web or in e-mail need to find a balance between the size and the quality of the file. Too much compression to reduce...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Mar 01, 2005 6 comments

All Photos © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Simple yet revealing, his portraits are direct and get right to the heart of the subject. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders prefers to strip away pretentiousness when portraying political figures, entertainers, artists, musicians and other intriguing personalities. His backdrops never distract from the subject, and he often uses a...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Peter K. Burian, All Rights Reserved

Although Konica Minolta was the last major manufacturer to enter the digital SLR market, the Maxxum 7D was well worth the wait. This is an incredibly versatile camera with advanced technology, including a significant bonus. The Maxxum 7D is the first SLR camera in the world to boast a built-in Anti-Shake mechanism to...

Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

The name may not be catchy, but it is a fine piece of truth in advertising. Kaiser's Studio Out of the Box comes in a box and it's a sort of mini-studio for making small product shots for catalogs, insurance purposes, documenting collections, posting on websites, and many other applications. It's usable even by non-photographers: all you need is a light or two...

Robert E. Mayer Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Here is a quick tip list on letters for the HELP! desk:
Please confine yourself to only one question per letter. Both postal letters and e-mails are fine, although we prefer e-mail as the most efficient form of communication. Send your e-mail queries to with Help in the subject header and your return e-mail address at the end of your message.

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Rick Sammon Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Rick Sammon, All Rights Reserved

When we travel, we often find photo opportunities indoors. The relatively low light and artificial light conditions of indoor shooting present special challenges; challenges we can meet if we take the time to make a few important camera settings.

In addition, as is the case with outdoor photography, it is...

George Schaub Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Note the "EX DG" appellation in this new Sigma lens. This signifies a lens that you can use for both film and digital photography, as opposed to Sigma's "EX DC" branding, which can only be used with digital SLRs. The difference is in the image circle each projects. Use a "DC" lens on a film camera and you'll have serious...

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Memory is an odd process. Recollections can be triggered by a certain muscle movement, a dream, a flash of color or shape as we walk down the street, a shift in the wind or, more concretely, by a photographic image. In all, memory is an associative process, in that some catalyst seems to create a circuit in the mind that refers to something real, or imagined, in our past. We all...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Mar 01, 2005 1 comments

All Photos © 2004, Peter K. Burian, All Rights Reserved

As digital SLR cameras have become more affordable the shift to digital capture has been rapid. Even the most conservative photographers who I know have added digital SLRs to their systems; others are seriously considering that step. Hence, it comes as no surprise to see an increasing number of new "digitally...


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