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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Oct 01, 2004 1 comments

Photos © 2004, Frances E. Schultz, All Rights Reserved

Large format is fun: magical tonality, and detail in the print that goes on and on. Better still, it's easy. If you already have a darkroom, you probably have everything you need to make large format contact...

Rick Shimonkevitz Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

So you want to try large format photography but don't want to spend a lot of money? Vintage 4x5 press cameras sit forlornly on dealers' shelves everywhere, and if not in collectable shape (e.g., mint, with correct lens plus accessories) they can usually be had at bargain prices. One of the cameras I recommend, the Graflex Super...

David B. Brooks Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

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In the last year, the quality and performance levels of dye-based photo ink jet printers have made great strides. Now you can add Canon, with their new 13" wide i9900, as a manufacturer that has pushed the...

Jay Abend Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Shooting with powerful studio style flash units has always meant dealing with the dreadful PC sync cord. That horrible little PC sync connection on your camera hasn't changed much in the past 60 years, and it remains the least reliable link in the world of most studio photographers.

Like most pros, I adopted a strictly...

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Maria Piscopo Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

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From the start, everything about this photographer's success story fascinated me. First, Robin Hill was born in Nottingham, England (home of the legendary Robin Hood), and moved from England to Miami, Florida. Talk...

Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

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OK, I'll be the first one to admit that I'm a klutz. I like to work with long lenses (an 85mm lens is short to me) and am constantly backing up into whatever boyfriend, husband, or hanger-on that models feel...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Photos © 2004 Peter K. Burian, All Rights Reserved

Although we cover new equipment announced at trade shows, binoculars are often overlooked because they're not used for photography. Still, most outdoor shooters do carry binoculars and they can be invaluable for scanning or scouting an area and for searching out...

Jay Abend Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Photos © 2004 Jay Abend, All Rights Reserved

When it comes to heavy-duty pro lighting gear, Balcar has long been a name synonymous with high-end studio strobes. This French company has been at the forefront of a number of trends in photography. Started in 1952, Balcar...

Joe Farace Posted: Oct 01, 2004 1 comments

Photos © 2004, Joe Farace, All Rights Reserved

Light, as they say, "is light." The most important characteristic of monolights, or any kind of lighting system, is the quality and the quantity of the light they produce. Other stuff like recycling time, power...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Oct 01, 2004 3 comments

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A close friend asks you to photograph her wedding--you accept the challenge. But how do you go about shooting such an important event? For those who have considered adding...

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