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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Sep 01, 2006 1 comments

Leonard Bernstein's Mass is the next thing I want to buy for my darkroom. It might seem an odd choice, but for me the darkroom is not only a place of work: it is also a place of sanctuary. We quite often get letters from people who are returning to the wet darkroom, or are setting one up for the first time. What is the appeal? After all, you can now just sit down in front of...

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Jay McCabe Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

Andrew Mo
University Of California
At San Diego

Days At The Races

Andrew, a senior at the university, is an electrical engineering major. He qualifies for this column because he is taking a photography course. It is, however, his first and only photography course: a portfolio class that's open only to seniors with majors or...

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Jason Schneider Posted: Sep 01, 2006 1 comments

In the first noteworthy change to the Leica M mount since its introduction back in 1954, all Leica M lenses delivered to dealers starting on July 1, 2006, will have a 6-bit digital black and white code applied to the bayonet ring. The physical dimensions and mechanical specs of the venerable M mount will remain exactly the same, so both coded and non-coded lenses can be used on...

Ingrid S. Krampe and Brittany J. Reed Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

Last year it took us days to crank out the 1000+ proofs we print every week during the summer camp season. In desperate need of a truly fast and reliable digital photo printer, the Sony UP-DR150 caught our attention. This dye sublimation printer is extremely user friendly, portable, and designed for fast on-location printing of 3.5x5, 4x6, 5x7, and 6x8" prints. After test...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

It seems obvious that being part of a group is better than going it alone against the Canon and Nikon digital SLR juggernaut. The K-mount group now joins the Four Thirds alliance in competition with The Big Two. Developed jointly with Pentax Imaging (www.pentaximaging.com), Samsung's GX-1S digital SLR features a...

C.A. Boylan Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

Replica Stone Pedestals
This new line of faux stone display pedestals is made from durable polyethylene plastic to make them strong enough for indoor and outdoor use. They mimic the look of real stone, measure almost 3 ft tall, and feature a flared bottom for added stability. They are weatherproof and lightweight yet strong enough to resist the cracks and...

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Jay McCabe Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

"None of my sample albums have family formal shots. I intentionally leave them out because they're not what I specialize in."

"A lot of it comes down to your client's expectations before the wedding," Mike Colon says of his relationship to the bride and groom. "You have to talk about what they're really expecting, what...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment this month was "Grab Shots," those pictures that show up when you might least expect them, and that almost force you to grab the shot. Ready-to-shoot, fully automatic exposure and focus cameras make spontaneous picture taking easy--what's not always simple to figure out is why the picture picks you to take it. Readers sent in a...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Sep 01, 2006 26 comments

Beach time is picture time; sometimes in the sun and sometimes in the shade. We did it all recently while I was teaching some of Carnival Cruise Line's photographers who were chosen to be a part of my college on the Imagination. At Grand Cayman we all went to one of the beaches for a fun class in casual portraiture. The lessons learned there I felt should be shared with...

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Brad Perks Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

The Reno Air Races are one of the city's most exciting events to see and photograph. These races have been run since 1964. This year's event will take place September 13th-17th at Reno Stead Field, eight miles north of town. It is a fun and successful happening with spectacular photo ops.

The Reno Air Races are similar to photographing a car race, with a few...

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