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George Schaub Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Editor's Notes

More and more digital cameras are now offering a new file format that may be the best choice for those who really want to get into their digital image files. Known collectively as raw, it doesn't really stand for anything, as do the initials in JPEG and TIFF. Raw means...

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Digital Innovations

"Everything looks worse in black and white..."--Paul Simon's Kodachrome

I think Paul Simon is wrong, but...

The Editors Posted: Aug 01, 2003 1 comments

Sun & Games Fun with the sun...and more

1. Sun Stars
Your wide-angle lens at its smallest aperture can turn the sun into a star in your photos—fitting, since the sun actually is a star. The effect occurs because the tiny aperture diffracts the incoming light rays a lot. This diffraction causes the star effect. You can include the sun as a compositional. Photo by...

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Frances E. Schultz Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

The Darkroom

Everyone gets them: negs that just won't print. Sometimes, you can see why: they are hopelessly thin; far too contrasty; or flat and muddy. At other times, they look fine. You can have plenty of detail, just the...

Roger W. Hicks Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Just hold a Pentax. That was the slogan, 30 and more years ago--and very clever it was. The light, svelte, elegant SV (also sold as the H3V) was so lovely that if you did hold one, you wanted it. Next to its...

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Maria Piscopo Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Business Trends

Fine art photography sales is the one area so many photographers would like to explore because it has the ultimate advantage of showing your most personal work--and getting paid for it! Photography has always...

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The Editors Posted: Aug 01, 2003 2 comments

Tips and ideas to improve your action photos

You need two things to get good action photos: some basic action-shooting skills, and some knowledge of the activity you're photographing. The skills include panning, peak action, follow-focusing, prefocusing and developing a sense of timing. The...

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C.A. Boylan Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

The Photographer's Travel Guide

The Photographer's Travel Guide; by William Manning; Writer's Digest Books, 4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236; soft cover; 160 pages; $27.99; (ISBN 1-58297-132-3)
Now that you have a firm grasp on...

Kenneth J. Stein Ph. D. Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

A Macro Photography Primer

In photography courses that I have taught, it has been common for people to tell me about their "Macro" function on their 35-70mm or 70-210mm lens. Although these lenses are adequate for some...

David B. Brooks Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw Plug-In

Just a few years ago, when the digital camera was just beginning to catch on, image media storage capacity was very limited and expensive. To conserve this small capacity cameras were designed to...

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