May 29, 2012
In This eNewsletter:
How-To – Characteristics Of Light
Industry Perspective – There Are Full-Size Sensors, And Then There Are FULL-SIZE Sensors
What's New This Month – Lensbaby, Panasonic, Tamron, onOne, and Western Digital
How-To – Image Potential
How-To – Self Assignments
Vote! – Comment briefly on how you make a decision about which type of card is best for my camera.
Workshops – Learn and Show
Shutterbug Forums – Your Photo & Digital Imaging Source
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Characteristics Of Light
Quantity, Quality, Color & Direction
by Steve Bedell
Sometimes we forget about all the factors that go into lighting a portrait. We might focus on the direction of that beautiful window light, the color of the fleeting sunset, the dim light in a church or that wall of light created by sun light bouncing off a building. Gaining skill in lighting means taking all four factors into consideration with each photo you take.
Quantity is simply a measure of how much light we have in the scene. The quantity determines many factors of making an image—what ISO you can use, aperture and shutter speed settings and how you have to keep the camera steadied and the subject posed.
There Are Full-Size Sensors, And Then There Are FULL-SIZE Sensors
by Ron Leach, Publisher
There’s a little company in Tuscon, Arizona that is literally working on some giant ideas—like a digital camera with so much dynamic range it can capture both the sun and the stars in broad daylight!
Spectral Instruments has built a 20-year reputation as a premier provider of cooled, high-end CCD-based camera systems for scientific imaging applications from astronomy to pre-clinical drug discovery. This new project, the “1110 Series,” involves a camera with a 112-megapixel, black-and-white sensor without a Bayer mask or filter of any type that could “detract from the overall image sharpness.”
Lensbaby Composer Pro for Mirrorless Cameras
Knowing What You Can Do “After” Makes You A Better Photographer
by George Schaub
Think of the image you capture with a digital camera as a digital negative and that you are a master printer who can take that negative and make as good a print as you have ever seen in a gallery and you begin to understand the potential of each shot. The expectation that you can do something more with an image can be built into every type of lighting condition, contrast and exposure problem you might face. It is not that you can “fix it” in software, it is that you should think beyond the exposure to what can be done to the image later, right at the moment you make the photograph. This approach can open you up to many other possibilities and make you take chances when you work; it can also raise expectations of what you have obtained beyond what you see on the playback right after the shot.
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An Exercise A Day Can Help You Master Your Camera
by George Schaub
Here are some suggestions for self-assignments that can aid you in getting a good handle on mastering your camera. Give each technique a full day then review the images, along with the EXIF data. As you complete these self-assignments you’ll start to make great photos every time you pick up the camera.
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Expressive Monochrome Printmaking with George Schaub. Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. August 12-18, 2012.
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Cavecreek Photographic Workshops
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Adorama Photography Workshops
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