May 26, 2009
May Table Of ContentsIn This eNewsletter:
Commentary – Spring Cleaning: Some News Flashes from the Past
Industry Perspective – GPS-Enabled Cameras and Other Geotagging Options
What's New This Month – Phase One, Nik, ACD, Rm3d, and Tamron
How-To – Exposure Tips
Vote! – Comment on your thoughts on video and still combination D-SLR cameras.
Workshops – Learn and Show
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Spring Cleaning: Some News Flashes from the Past
by George Schaub

The rush of events in the past few years has left us all fairly breathless, what with the pace of change wrought by digital. As product trumps product, and new operating systems and formats rush to grab our attention, older systems and gear quickly fall by the wayside. Some have come to rest in my Museum of Photographic Obsolescence (MOPO).  The halls of that hallowed institution have become quite crowded of late; a new wing is being built as you read this.
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Industry Perspective
GPS-Enabled Cameras and Other Geotagging Options
by Ron Leach, Publisher

Whether you're a backpacker, sailor, cyclist or simply a motorist, you are likely familiar with GPS devices which receive latitude, and longitude coordinates from global-positioning satellites to pinpoint your location. Applying this geographical information to digital images is called geotagging and it enables you to know not just when, but also where a photograph was taken.
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What's New This Month
Phase One/Mamiya Digital Imaging Pact
Phase One A/S and Mamiya Digital Imaging, Ltd. are proud to announce that Phase One is making a significant financial investment in Mamiya Digital Imaging.

Nik Software Announces Color Efex Pro 3.0 Update for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2
The update is free to current owners of Color Efex Pro 3.0.

ACD Systems' Software for Digital Picture Frames
ACD has developed a new, convenient way for consumers to work with their digital picture frames, as well as other portable image devices.

Rm3d for High Precision Hand-Held Photography
The body, which is specifically designed for professional hand-held film-based or digital photography, is equipped with vertical and horizontal shift systems and a tilting lens mount.

Tamron Develops SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II MACRO 1:1
Life-size macro lens designed exclusively for APS-C size DSLRs features fast F/2.0 maximum aperture.

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Exposure Tips
Bracketing And Processing Multiple Exposures
by George Schaub

One technique to expand the dynamic range potential of an image, in other words, to overcome contrast problems, is to make a number of exposures at different settings of the same scene and combine them later to pull the best out of each exposure. There are various programs that do this automatically, each with their own foibles and charms. Another method is to use each exposure as a Layer, put one (or more) Layers on top of the other and “paint” one Layer into another using a Layer Mask. It’s a simple, fun, and hands-on technique.
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Video has become a standard feature on many new D-SLR cameras. Does inclusion of this feature sway you towards a D-SLR over anther that lacks it?
Please comment briefly on your thoughts on video and still combination D-SLR cameras.

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