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Bill Davis Posted: Feb 01, 2004 1 comments

There's no denying the greater convenience variable contrast printing paper affords. With only one box of paper and using appropriate filtration you can get virtually any contrast rendition you desire. But another benefit of multicontrast papers is...

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The Editors Posted: Feb 01, 2004 26 comments

People are among the most popular photo subjects. This month's lesson presents some easy ways to produce better people shots.

1. Don't Just Sit There...
Static portraits—with the subject just slouched there, or stiffly posed, are not terribly appealing. It generally pays to play director as well as photographer when you're photographing people.
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Rosalind Smith Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

In 1993 Clyde Butcher moved with his family into the heart of the Big Cypress National Preserve, 13 acres of swamp with a two-story dwelling surrounded by wild orchids and irises in the middle of a cypress strand. Today, Clyde sits on his back porch and...

Roger W. Hicks Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Bewildering numbers of folding Retinas were built in Germany at the old Nagel-Werke in Stuttgart, an early Kodak acquisition. The first Type 117 Retina I appeared in 1933, and the last folders were the IB/IIC/IIIC, made from 1957-58 to 1960. Retinettes are...

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Maria Piscopo Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

The Photographer's Travel Guide...
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C.A. Boylan Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Faces Of Hope: Children Of A Changing World; by Alison Wright, foreword by Marian Wright Edelman; New World Library, 14 Pamaron Way, Novato, CA 94949; hard cover; 180 pages; $35; (ISBN 1-57731-223-6)
Even in the poorest of countries, the light of hope still...

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Text and photography by Mike Stensvold Posted: Jan 01, 2004 2 comments

There are lots of special-effects accessories on camera-store shelves, and they are well worth checking out if you're into special effects. But you don't need a lot of fancy accessories to create some interesting and unusual photographic effects. In fact, if you have a basic SLR (single-lens reflex) camera—film or digital—there are several special effects you can produce with no...

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

For over 30 years Petersen's Photographic Magazine has been recognized as the leading instructional magazine for photo enthusiasts. Our goal has been to inspire readers with dramatic imagery, and to offer clear and simple instructional articles to help photographers improve their skills.

To further this mission, we have created the Photographic Faculty; a team of seven...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

All Photos by Lara Jo Regan

As an award-winning photojournalist, Lara Jo Regan traveled widely on assignment for magazines like Time, Newsweek, and LIFE to document riots, slices of Americana, and some of the nation's poorest families. Her mother, a former socialite, once...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

With the immense popularity of online sales and auctions, the need to show off those goods to advantage becomes increasingly important. In fact, eBay (ebay.com), the most popular site for such activities, provides some basic tips, which focus on proper lighting and suitable backgrounds. While...

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