November 25 , 2008

Table Of ContentsIn This eNewsletter:
How-To - Low Light Exposure
Industry Perspective - Create Your Own Shutterbug Cover
What's New This Month - Pentax, Blog, onOne, Nikon, and Phase One
Commentary - The Megapixel Madness Continues
Vote! -
Comment on your reaction to Kodak's announcement of a new color negative film.
Workshops - Learn and Show
Shutterbug Forums - Your Photo & Digital Imaging Source

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Low Light Exposure
Tripods and Image Quality
by George Schaub

It always surprises me how “light sensitive” digital cameras are, and how low the light can be and still have the sensor dig out detail. This becomes apparent when photographing in the shade, in late afternoon light, overcast light and even when the sun has set below the horizon. The common wisdom is that with image stabilization (in body or in-camera) and the ability to set high ISO numbers (for greater sensor light sensitivity) it’s easy to shoot low light scenes handheld. While this does allow for more candid work in dimmer light, the fact remains that the best image quality still results from shooting at the lowest ISO possible and, when shooting in low light, working with a steady tripod.
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Create Your Own Shutterbug Cover
by Ron Leach, Publisher

Have your ever pictured one of your favorite photographs  on the cover of Shutterbug Magazine? Our new MyOwnCover program is an opportunity for our readers to do just that! You simply upload one of your images into our special template template, select some text to make the cover your own, and we do the rest.
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The Pentax K20D
A Rugged Enthusiast-Level D-SLR With The Highest Resolution In Its Price Category.

David B. Brooks Blog
Read David Brooks' Blog on all matters having to do with the current photo and imaging scene. David is a feature writer and columnist of Shutterbug's Digital Help monthly column and is highly regarded as an expert on color calibration, printing, scanning and digital imaging.

onOne Software Announces Genuine Fractals 6
onOne Software, Inc. announced Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition and Genuine Fractals 6 Standard Edition.

New Nikon School DVD
A new DVD that guides viewers on advanced creative lighting techniques under the masterful instruction of photographer Bob Krist and lighting expert Joe McNally.

Phase One Releases Capture One 4 PRO
RAW workflow software for photographers focused on transforming RAW files into the highest quality photographs.


The Megapixel Madness Continues
by George Schaub

The recent surge on megapixel counts in all levels of digital cameras, from modest point and shoot all the way through advanced amateur and especially in pro cameras and backs, has users questioning the need for such massive files. Indeed, many have become concerned that their camera is now pushing their computer too hard and that it will actually force them to consider upgrading their laptop or desktop unit—a classic case of the size of the horse determining how large a cart you need to drive. Some photographers claim that 8 or perhaps 10 megapixels is all they really can use, unless they are prepared to step up from their 13x19-inch to a larger printer, upgrade their storage and backup system and get a faster and more powerful computer. In short, many photographers are beginning to question whether these ever-increasing megapixel cameras are overkill.
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Kodak recently announced a new 100 speed color negative film, Ektar 100, said to have the finest grain of any film yet. This brings up a question we all would like answered: Do you still shoot film at all? And if not, when was the last time you exposed film?
Briefly comment on your reaction to Kodak's announcement of a new color negative film.


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