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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Jul 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 editorial@shutterbug.com with Help in the subject header and...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

Business people view Las Vegas, Nevada, as a trade show destination. Vacationers see Vegas as a place to have fun in the sun, see shows, and try their luck at the tables and with the one-arm bandits.

However, many of the photographers I know have a different take on this unique city that's thriving in the Nevada desert. They view it as a...

Jack Neubart Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

You may have set out to buy the ultimate tripod, only to discover that you'll also have to buy a separate head to shoulder the burden of your cameras. Or you may want to upgrade to a head better suited to your style of photography. For example, I wouldn't use the same head in my studio that I use when traveling: I'd want something lighter, with faster setup when...

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

Epson has unveiled a new line of printers employing an eight-color pigment-based UltraChrome K3 inkset system. All of the new machines employ the same K3 inks, print heads, and driver software, but differ in size, cartridge size, and color calibration technology.

The suffix K3 refers to the fact that a full three--not merely two--black pigmented inks are...

George Schaub Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

The kitchen sink mentality these days is called a "convergence device," something that does many things wrapped up in one unit. With their Stylus Photo RX620 Epson has made such a device that can be used as a family photo printing, copying, downloading, photo restoring, scanning device, etc. In short, it does just about anything you'd like with photos and prints...

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George Schaub Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

The query, "Who's your favorite photographer?" has to be among the top three icebreakers (can you name the other two?) amid photographers. It's not a popularity contest, per se, but more a seeking of what images inspire you and whose point of view you admire and, at one point in your creative work, who you might like to emulate. This might vary according to...

Mike Stensvold Posted: Jul 01, 2005 31 comments

Photography is all about light. But wherever there's light, there are shadows lurking nearby. And therein lie some great photo ops.

 

Exposing Shadows
Contrasty shadow scenes can fool reflected light meters, such as those built into cameras. A spot meter enables you to meter the most important highlight area, and determine an exposure that will give...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

"Nothing travels faster than the speed of light except bad news, which obeys its own special laws."--Douglas Adams

A digicam's infrared capability is a feature that's sometimes overlooked when cameras are reviewed in Shutterbug and other publications. Lest you think digital IR capture is an esoteric pursuit, a Google search turned up...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jul 01, 2005 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...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Jul 01, 2005 Published: Jun 13, 2005 0 comments

In the old days we all used to keep tons of different colored matte board in stock to matte our photos. Or, we used the guy down the street who charged us plenty for those fancy mattes that we loved so much. Well, today you can do it all in Adobe's Photoshop. This article will give you the basics of creating an oval double matte in Photoshop.

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