|August 29, 2006
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Types of Wide: Space, Compression and Depth
by George Schaub
There are those who enjoy the distant grabbing capabilities of a
super telephoto, allowing them to go where their eye cannot and bring
what is unreachable within their visual grasp. There are those who enjoy
the “normal” lens as it is for them the greatest equivalent
of truth, providing the peripheral vision of what they see inside their
head, and not exaggerating space or creating tunnel vision. While I enjoy
both of those prospects, for me the wide angle has always been my lens
of choice—not the sometimes bizarre point of view of the super wide,
but something about 24mm in focal length, or just at the edges of my peripheral
vision. I judge the correct wide for me as being one where I might have
to move my head slightly to the left or right to see what the lens sees,
but know that if I see my Keds in a vertical I’ve gone beyond what
I should be using.
Look at the Future
A leading software
company and a respected market research/consulting firm recently shared
their vision on upcoming technological developments, market trends,
and anticipated consumer behavior that will influence the future of
digital photography. Corel Corporation’s software solutions are
popular with both consumers and professional photographers, while Future
Image focuses its research expertise through conferences and information
services. Both firms share some common views as to how the ongoing evolution
of digital imaging solutions will impact those of us who create, share
and enjoy photography in the months and years ahead.
Explore Aperture at an Apple Specialist
September is Explore Aperture month at select Apple Specialist across the United States. Check out the variety of free events designed to inform you about Aperture- Apple's post-production tool for photographers. Aperture offers an advanced RAW workflow, professional project management, powerful compare and select tools, nondestructive image processing, and versatile printing and publishing options. There will be giveaways and special offers for attendees. Dates, content, and events vary by location. Go to http://seminars.apple.com/go/exploreaperture/ to learn more.
Apple Specialists are Apple Authorized resellers that have been regionally approved and nationally recognized as resellers who have made a significant commitment to Apple by helping customers understand how Apple technologies are the best solutions for their business or personal computing needs.
New D80 Digital SLR
and White Imaging: Ilford’s Perspective
that we all have seen a shrinking in silver-based materials in general
in the last year, and in light of Kodak exiting the black and white
paper business, and Agfa leaving the black and white (and all photo)
business altogether, we were all left wondering about the future of
the medium. Would inkjet dominate all? Well, we recently received
this dispatch from the folks at Ilford, and while one has to separate
out the usual public relations bravado it does speak pretty directly
to their growth and their optimism about the future. We reprint it
unedited to give you a sense of how these things read when they come
across our desk and how these folks see the future. We are quite delighted
that this venerable company is doing well and that they will continue
to supply us with materials in the future.
"Raw file format offers many advantages over shooting JPEG or TIFF, but needs a specific program to allow it to even be seen. DNG format. as proposed by Adobe, offers a more universal type Raw file format, and some new digital cameras from various makers have now adopted this format. Do you think DNG is a good idea or do you, like some camera manufacturers who have opted not to adopt it, consider it too much of a compromise?"
Please comment briefly on your experience with raw formats.
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