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Stan Trzoniec Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

Now doesn't it seem ironic that just as we're in the midst of the digital revolution that slide films are at the peak of performance and quality? While all sounds like doom and gloom when it comes to silver-based products, around my circle of friends I find that most are still shooting film at a rate close to or even sometimes more than they were shooting before. Sure...

Robert E. Mayer Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

TAP Offers New Line Of Presentation Products In Colors
Since there is a growing demand for color folders, mattes, easel backs and holders for multiple prints, TAP (Taprell Loomis) has introduced the Brooke product line. Available now in oatmeal, sage, and sandstone colors, these presentation products can be mixed and matched. The company offers different...

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

The smallest digital SLR on the market when it was first released, the Pentax *ist D received accolades for its diminutive size. Surprisingly, the newer *ist Ds is even smaller and lighter yet it boasts a larger 2" (vs. 1.8") LCD monitor. It's also priced at $300 less but, as we'll see, it's not just a stripped-down version of the earlier model. In...

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

We welcome your comments on articles, photo and digital events, feedback on how we're doing, constructive criticism, and friendly advice. We reserve the right to edit for brevity and to paraphrase longer comments if necessary. You can send us letters by US mail at Editor, News & Notes, Shutterbug Magazine, 1419 Chaffee Dr., Suite #1, Titusville, FL 32780, or by e-mail...

Mike Stensvold Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

Photographing action is quite challenging, but can also be very rewarding. The keys to success are knowing your camera, knowing your subject...and LOTS of practice. You have to be able to set focus and exposure quickly (or monitor them quickly, if using an automatic camera). In short, you can't be fumbling around trying to figure out how to apply exposure compensation or...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

Making black and white photographs in the darkroom was never as exciting as it is now on the computer. I spent many years developing my own negatives and making prints. I settled for a lot less quality then than I'm getting now from my digital images. Plus, there is absolutely no waste. If I'm not happy with the results I simply go back a few steps in Photoshop and...

Rosalind Smith Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

No way is Lauren Greenfield a mainstream photographer. Her genre falls into the realm of portraiture and social documentary but her true subject is loss of innocence in a society dominated by media exposure. Greenfield's focus is on the importance of image with young girls caught up in the rituals of pop culture.

Her photographic message is unsettling and...

Robert E. Mayer Posted: Sep 01, 2005 1 comments

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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: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

A few years ago I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph the indigenous people in Kuna Yala, an archipelago of 365 islands that lies a few miles off Panama's Caribbean coast. Some of my pictures of the Kuna were published in this column.

Back then, I was fairly new to digital photography: I shot only JPEG files, used a 4-megapixel digital SLR, packed several...

Roger W. Hicks Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

The Chinese-built, American-designed Fotoman 617 justifies itself as soon as you see the first transparencies on the light table. The huge format is a knockout. It's gorgeous. That vast slab of film is 21/4x62/3". That's 56x168mm, or over 11 times the area of 35mm.

It's ideal for scanning, too. Even a very modest flat-bed film scanner giving...

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