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Robert E. Mayer Posted: May 01, 2007 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 editorial@shutterbug.com with Help in the subject header and...

Roger W. Hicks Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

The name gives it away. The Fotoman 810PS is indeed an 8x10" point-and-shoot (PS) camera. Well, sort of. It brings you that huge, beautiful 8x10" (203x254mm) image in a camera that is more basic than you may readily imagine.

Unlike smaller point-and-shoots, there's no autofocus or autoexposure, and even with a wide angle lens (150mm, pretty much the...

Stan Trzoniec Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Being a gear head at heart, I'm not really happy unless my backpack is overflowing with neat photo equipment. However, while most of the photo gear used in the field is apparent and readily available, there are some lesser-known products that seem to earn their keep fast. Some are for very specific shooting situations or environments while others never seem to be used until...

George Schaub Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Today's digital photographers have more ways to control color than you can shake a stick at, with programmed White Balance (WB) options, custom color temperature bracketing, and even color maps through which you can toggle to attain any color bias you want, and that's just in the camera. It's almost as if all the designers thought everyone needed a color...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is adding interactive features to the popular
`Icons of Photography' microsite on www.kingston.com. New components
allow visitors to pose questions directly to some of the world's most
respected photographers and also provide an opportunity for submitted photographs
to be critiqued by members of the `Icons' program.

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George Schaub Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Travel photography today has its difficulties, what with security lines and restrictions at airports and the concern some security personnel seem to have, perhaps rightfully so, of people with a camera in their hands. Photographers need be aware of the various restrictions and rules that are in place at the airports, available at http://www.tsa.gov/public"...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

"There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis."--Malcolm Gladwell

The 2006 Ig Nobel Prize in mathematics (www.improb.com /ig/ig-pastwinners.html) was awarded to Dr. Piers Barnes and Ms. Nic Svenson of Australia's Commonwealth Scientific...

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David B. Brooks Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

Digital Help is designed to aid you in getting the most from your digital photography, printing, scanning, and image creation. Each month, David Brooks provides solutions to problems you might encounter with matters such as color calibration and management, digital printer and scanner settings, and working with digital photographic images with many different kinds of cameras and...

Rick Shimonkevitz Posted: May 01, 2007 3 comments

Graphic cameras were made in 21/4x31/4, 31/4x41/4, 4x5, and 5x7" film sizes, either with (Speed) or without a rear focal plane shutter (Century, Crown, and Super). The 4x5 is often recommended as a starter large format camera and many are still in use today. The 3x4s and 5x7s are somewhat rare and collectible, but what about the 2x3s? The 2x3 Crown (leather-covered mahogany)...

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Clint Farlinger Posted: May 01, 2007 0 comments

It's not every day that your eyes are opened to a whole new world, but that happened to me in August of 2004. A friend suggested we take our sons on a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. Not one to miss an adventure, I quickly agreed and we made the arrangements. Although not a photography trip, I took my camera and tripod along...

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