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Dan Havlik Posted: Aug 05, 2014 0 comments

If you want to correct the color in your photos and videos but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg doing it, Datacolor has just introduced the SpyderCHECKR 24, an affordable priced color calibration tool for your camera.

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Rick Sammon Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

Quick question: most of Ansel Adams' landscape posters are a) color or b) black and white? Take your time. Think about this master's medium. Before you answer, also consider the type of pictures that sell.

If you answered...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

How do we get ideas? This is a question man has asked since the time of the great Greek philosophers, Aristotle and Plato. The answer differs from person to person, from culture to culture, and from idea to idea. I don't claim to know the answer, but as a digital...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jul 01, 1999 0 comments

Someone once asked me, when looking at the three-picture montage in this article, "How long did it take you to create your `Flying High' image?" My reply, "21 years," brought a look of puzzlement to the person's...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

As I write this, it's just after the holidays and I'm sure many are trying out their first steps with a new computer, ink jet printer, scanner, or digital camera. Thanks to Plug-N-Play, most will have these devices working...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Oct 01, 2005 0 comments

This article is an excerpt from Jon Canfield's book "RAW 101: Better Images with Photoshop Elements and Photoshop." It is available now in most bookstores and online. Published by Sybex, the 160-page book leads you through workflow and common raw conversion steps using Adobe Camera Raw (www.adobe.com).

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Jon Canfield Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Jon Canfield, All Rights Reserved

Accurate skin tones can be one of the most vexing problems facing the digital portrait photographer. The human eye sees skin tones as memory colors--we know what to expect, and when we see something different, our brain registers the fact, making everything else in the image seem off color. The reverse is also...

Jay Abend Posted: Apr 01, 2002 1 comments

While it's clear to every serious photographer that digital cameras will eventually replace film as we know it, there's still cause for concern with the skin tone of digital portraits.

Unless...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

Ah, I remember those days well. And I remember her. The year was 1967. I, at 17, was spending time in my parents' basement darkroom with my girlfriend, Jan. It was in this makeshift darkroom in Garden City, New York, where Jan and I developed some...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

Giclee (pronounced "zhee-clay") is a French word meaning "to spray on" or "to sputter." Giclee reproductions were originally developed in 1989 as a plateless method for fine art printing using large format ink jet printers and...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

My wife, Faye, and I started our "mom and pop" photographic studio in the early 1980s. We did it all. We shot weddings, kids, models, dogs, and the occasional commercial job. One friend called it the "brides, brats, and bimbos"...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Feb 01, 1999 0 comments

A few years ago the manufacturers of ink jet printers were struggling in order to make printers that could lay down very tiny dots--very close together. During those days if you tried to make a black and white print, it tended to look a little grainy...

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Rick Sammon Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

In 1980, I was involved in a project to create the world's largest photograph: a panorama of the Grand Canyon. Our team of six (photographers and a TV crew) rode mules into the Grand Canyon, where, in the sweltering August heat, we set up a 35mm SLR...

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Howard Millard Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

Sometimes all it takes to lift your photo from the ordinary to the extraordinary is a striking edge or border. Would a soft-edged vignette or a unique pattern border take your image to the next level of dramatic impact? While there are myriad software programs and plug-ins designed to add special effect edges, borders and frames, you probably already have quite an array of...

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Ellen Anon Posted: Dec 01, 2004 1 comments

All Photos © 2004, Ellen Anon, All Rights Reserved

It has long been my goal to create photographic images that capture not only what I saw, but what I felt at the moment I made the picture. It was at a workshop with Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant that my creative spirit truly began to soar. Patterson and Gallant are two extraordinarily talented photographers...

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