February 27, 2007

March Table Of ContentsIn This eNewsletter:
How-To - Filters and Digital SLRs
Industry Perspective - Printing Trends
What's New This Month - Olympus, Hasselblad, Fijifilm, and More
How-To - Getting Into Infrared: Another Point of View
Vote! - How you manage and control noise in your shots?

Workshops & Contests - Learn and Show
Shutterbug Forums - Your Photo & Digital Imaging Source

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Filters and Digital SLRs: Why Color Controls Might Make Most Filters Obsolete
by George Schaub

I used to own a suitcase filled with filters. I had screw-on filters and compendium types, the holders that would take slide-in filters with adapters for a variety of lens diameters. I would use filters to enhance color, compensate for various light sources, change color contrast with black and white film and even some special effects filters for soft focus effects. I even knew quite a few portrait and wedding photographers who would make their own filters by sandwiching mesh between glass or apply clear nail polish (and even Vaseline) around the edges to get a soft focus vignette on their pictures. But with all the color controls, and even with black and white contrast effects available in-camera these days, one could rightly question why many of these filters are necessary. Add in custom white balancing, and the abilities afforded in even the most basic image processing software, and you might well wonder why any filters are needed at all.
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Printing Trends
by Ron Leach, Publisher

Back in the “old days” of film, most photographers concentrated on image capture, with “output” being limited to the relatively few pros and enthusiasts with access to a darkroom. Things are a bit different in today’s digital world, with affordable inkjet printers enabling just about anyone to make their own prints. Combine this at-home capability with the many online and retail options that exist for printing your work and it’s no wonder that the growth in digital printing volume is outpacing the healthy sales of digital cameras themselves.
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Olympus Olympus Launches World's First 18X Optical Zoom Digital Camera: The SP-550 UZ
The new Olympus SP-550 UZ Ultra Zoom has an 18x optical zoom lens.

Hasselblad Launches the H3D-31
Hasselblad has launched the Hasselblad H3D-31, the 31 megapixel version of the H3D-39, the world’s first 48mm full-frame DSLR camera system.

Second Annual Silver Conference And Print Competition Celebrates Traditional Black-And-White Photography
The Silver International Conference and Print Competition of Black-and-White Photography runs March 30 through April 1 at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Faces Of Sunset Boulevard
Faces Of Sunset Boulevard is a captivating exploration of Los Angeles culture.

Fujifilm Introduces Digital Photo Printers For Professional Photographers
Fujifilm U.S.A., Inc. has unveiled two high-speed digital photo printers for professional photographers, the ASK-4000 and ASK-2000 Digital Printers.

PictoColor Releases CorrectPhoto 2.0 Digital Photo Editor
PictoColor has announced the release of CorrectPhoto 2.0 featuring OneClick Color.


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Getting Into Infrared: Another Point of View
by George Schaub

The wonderful thing about photography is that it allows for virtually every point of view and ability to render the visual world in any fashion you desire. It can range from “straight” reportage and documentation to the most fanciful interpretation of color, subject and perspective. When digital imaging got into the mix that potential for a different world view expanded even further, with software that can aid in the process by enhancing the image as if you had a custom printer at your beck and call. Yes, there are “morphing” programs that can bend and shape subjects at your whim, but even those should be seen as “servants” to your artistic vision rather than masters of the final result.
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Digital SLRs and even integral lens digital cameras now offer ISO ratings as high as ISO 1600, and beyond. Naturally, this increases the chances of "noise" in images. Many cameras have built-in NR (noise reduction) software that kick in at high ISOs. Beyond that, what is your strategy for reducing noise in images?
Please briefly comment on how you manage and control noise in your shots.

Travel Photography in Tuscany with Howard Millard
Longtime Shutterbug contributor Howard Millard is offering his “Travel Photography in the Digital Age” workshop in Italy May 12-19.

Adorama Launches Photography Workshop Series
Aimed at professionals, enthusiasts, and amateur photographers throughout the New York tri-state area, Adorama Camera, Inc. has announced the launch of an affordable new educational series, Workshops@Adorama.

Tamron Announces "Make You Mark" Photo Contest For Tamron Lens Users
The company is looking for images from photo enthusiasts that creatively capture a natural or manmade landmark.

LiveBooks Teaches National Geographic All Roads
LiveBooks, Inc. continues to support emerging, talented photojournalists with its sponsorship of National Geographic’s “All Roads Photography Project” by providing the winners of this year’s international competition with a hands-on workshop about web marketing best practices and their own liveBooks personalized website.

Ilford Black-And-White Challenge
The HP5 Plus Challenge, which applies only to Canada and the USA, runs until May 31, 2007, and is open to any Photographer using Ilford HP5 Plus. The special promotional boxes of Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe, which are available from all Ilford Photo dealers while supplies last, include three free rolls of HP5 Plus film, whether or not the purchaser is willing to take up the challenge.

Digital Photography Workshops - Understanding Digital Photography
The mastery of digital imaging concepts and technology is essential for anyone working within the photographic arts today.

Anchell Photography Workshops
Steve Anchell is a contributing writer to Shutterbug and Rangefinder magazines. He is also the author of The Darkroom Cookbook and is working on a companion title, The Digital Cookbook. He has been teaching photography since 1979. For more information visit his website at www.anchellworkshops.com.

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