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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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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Web Profiles

Compassionate Documentarian
Sarah Leen ( is a photographer whose sweeping images combine a sense of place with a poet's vision. This can be...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

The Darkroom

Knowing how to use a "brush" in Photoshop is critical to being able to do very much of anything in this great digital application. Photoshop ships with hundreds of different, ready-made, brushes. Each one of them can then be further customized to meet...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

The Blend

Why do it? Why join the technologies, film and digital, and go to work in the digital darkroom by scanning your 4x5 negatives into your computer?

Because you can. And because it's fun to...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Talking Pictures


Enjoying the writing of poetry as well as the craft of photography, I wrote the following poem to accompany this picture of my...

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Jay McCabe Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Student Union


Manatee Community College
Bradenton, Florida

Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Spot Meter Roundup

For the record, I use TTL (Through The Lens) metering and automatic modes quite often. Many of my subjects, birds on the wing for instance, are just too flighty to allow for thoughtful metering. But, give me a rustic barn, an...


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