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David B. Brooks Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

Writing about the latest and greatest products is exciting fun. When a really good product comes along with a price just about everyone can afford, that's much more than just fun--it is all too rare. In the past it seemed to be difficult to find a 35mm film scanner with good hardware performance, excellent software support, and a very modest price. But UMAX...

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Jack Neubart Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

When hiking or traveling with my SLR system, whether 35mm or digital, I prefer hand holding the camera to shoot nature and scenic views. Yet the value of a tripod is not lost on me, especially when confronted with the relatively long exposures required to capture a gracefully cascading waterfall or the warm glow of a sunset, or when employing a long lens with wildlife (especially...

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Jay McCabe Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

Cogswell College
Sunnyvale, California

The Rock

The photos here were taken by Joel Foster during a night tour of Alcatraz, when the lighting--or lack of it--dictated that for the most part he emphasize details over vistas. The images were made on print film, the negs scanned, and color saturation and tones manipulated...

Steve Anchell Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

It was a hot and thirsty afternoon. A light thundershower had left the parched earth thirsting for more. Four of the roughest, toughest photographers in the Wild West met on the empty street in front of 21st Amendment liquor store. A challenge had been made and they were here to accept. Rough and ready "Wild Bill" Ellzey, sporting a Nikon D70, was leaning against the...

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Jay McCabe Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

"If you define your creativity by what the market wants, you're dead before you start."

When James Balog traveled to Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in January, he knew there was little chance of his photographs being picked up by newspapers or magazines. The tsunami, which struck the region on December 26, had been well covered by the media. But as a photographer...

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Stan Trzoniec Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

Photographers, by nature, love accessories. But sooner or later we all have to face the fact that we can only carry so much equipment. When I go out I go through a mental check list and include the basic equipment that I've outlined in this article. Please keep in mind this is my personal list; vary yours to suit the terrain, subject, and distance covered.

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Joseph LaBarca Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

Photography is a wide-ranging field that engenders passion in its practitioners, and like all great forms of expression creates opinions formed through experience and reflection. In its early days one of the great debates was: Is Photography Art? This was the subject of many essays and heated discussions among players and spectators. Today, issues such as film vs. digital, format...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

Telephoto lenses are great for bringing distant objects closer and giving you "tunnel vision" that isolates parts of your personal field of view. They also have an added benefit, a visual trick most commonly called the "stacking effect," where a series of subjects each distant from one another are brought in much closer visual contact. This compression of...

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

Stowaway Case: Stackable & Shippable
The new Stowaway 20-20 Wheeled case from Porter Case is designed to be part of a total travel system as it mates with all Porter carryon cases having a cart. Male channels on the bottom fit into channels in the lid of other Porter cases while female channels on the Stowaway lid permit other Stowaway cases to stack...

Jim Porter Posted: Jul 01, 2005 1 comments

My own interest in panoramic photography actually started several years ago, before digital was a real option for photographers. Once I discovered medium and large format photography, my interest in panoramic photography grew. At that point I was using the special-purpose Fuji GX617 and the Noblex 175 for panoramas, and I was happy with the results. But even so, I had grown weary...

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