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Howard Millard Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Sometimes all it takes to lift your photo from the ordinary to the extraordinary is a striking edge or border. Would a soft-edged vignette or a unique pattern border take your image to the next level of dramatic impact? While there are myriad software programs and plug-ins designed to add special effect edges, borders and frames, you probably already have quite an array of...

Nils Miller, Ph.D. Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Editor's Note: In a recent editorial in "Shutterbug" we called for information from manufacturers about the state of the art of digital imaging today, with one main topic being the longevity of "digital" prints. We are very pleased to offer this very precise and informative contribution from Dr. Nils Miller, a senior scientist with HP...

Anthony L. Celeste Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

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AutoEye is designed as a plug-in that performs quick image corrections. It provides access to tools for fine tuning your adjustments and can be used as a photo editor plug-in or as a stand-alone program.

AutoEye's Automatic Photo Adjustments
The strength of AutoEye lies in its...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

There's an adage in photography that if you're not sure how to deal with the light just turn 90Þ from the source and shoot away, taking advantage of the way light shapes the subject as it streaks along a plane. Our assignment for Picture This! was directional light, and readers responded with images that played with light in many imaginative ways. As these...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

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Many of us enjoy macro, or close-up photography. The ability to extract small details from a scene, whether a single flower, an abstract pattern from some common item, or detailed images of small items for online auctions, is the forte of many digital cameras. SLR style cameras have special macro lenses, some of...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

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Accurate skin tones can be one of the most vexing problems facing the digital portrait photographer. The human eye sees skin tones as memory colors--we know what to expect, and when we see something different, our brain registers the fact, making everything else in the image seem off color. The reverse is also...

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

New Sinar f3 Universal View Camera
Recently added to the precision Sinar view camera line is the Sinar f3 Universal View Camera. Built-in scales permit accurate determination of depth of field and tilt and swing angles, allowing for easy focusing. The Sinar f3 is fully compatible with the modular Sinar camera system and is suitable for use with both...

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 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...

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

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The biggest challenge when photographing cars at auto shows--indoors or out--is dealing with cluttered backgrounds. In the past I've used low angles, high angles and postproduction techniques to blur the setting and add some zoom-zoom. That approach shifted my focus from the subject to its surroundings...

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Jeff Wignall Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

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I'd be a rich man if I had a buck for every time I've stumbled upon a great landscape scene only to mutter to myself (and anyone else within earshot), "What a horrible sky." There's something entirely deflating about finding an interesting foreground scene with a sky the color of aged...

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