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Posted: Sep 28, 2010 0 comments

October 2010

On The Cover
Welcome to our annual imaging software update issue. We explore all the latest imaging software has to offer, from calibration to retouching to special effects. In addition, we have a Test Report special on super potent photo plug-ins. We also have reports on Sony’s NEX-3, a compact system camera, andEpson...

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Jim Zuckerman Posted: Feb 15, 2013 0 comments
A vocabulary word I still remember from high school chemistry is immiscible. This refers to the fact that some liquids can’t mix together to form a homogenous solution. Oil and water are an example. When oil is mixed with water, no matter how long you stir, they will never blend together to become one liquid.
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Posted: Dec 30, 2008 0 comments

Olympus Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 “Pancake” Lens

A “Normal” Lens with Unconventional Features

by George Schaub

The Olympus Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 lens, designed for their and other Four/Thirds system cameras, is a sleeper of a lens that offers some fun and interesting photographic options. Not only does the lens allowyou...

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Jim Zuckerman Posted: Dec 18, 2013 1 comments
Many people think that professional looking portraits of either people or animals require a multiple light setup in a studio. The traditional configuration consists of a main light, a fill light, sometimes a hair light depending on the hair—or lack of hair—of the subject, and two lights on the background. You can see what this type of lighting looks like in where I used a 4-light setup. The background was black paper and the two subtle background lights made it look gray. I set the studio strobes to provide a 3:1 lighting ratio on the model’s face.
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Posted: Aug 28, 2007 4 comments

Online Photo Printing Services are Booming

By Ron Leach

A new report from InfoTrends indicates an increased growth in the use of online
photo printing services, resulting in surging revenues for web-based print providers.
According to the Weymouth, MA-based market research and consulting firm, online
photo serviceprovider...

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Posted: Jul 25, 2006 0 comments



Untitled Document

Organizing and Sorting Your Images Using a Rating System: Stars and
Rejects

by George Schaub

Once you've shot your pictures and begun the process of downloading,
naming, storingan...

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Posted: Mar 27, 2007 0 comments

Panasonic Lumix To Launch Digital Photo Academy



Panasonic LUMIX will launch the Digital Photo Academy, a series of workshops
for all digital camera owners who want to maximize their cameras' features
and create more rewarding and enjoyable photo experiences. The academy, offering
courses at three different levels, will roll out in 20...

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 19, 2011 3 comments
The next time you find yourself frustrated by a difficult photo assignment, consider the challenges faced daily by Tara Miller—winner of the 2011 CNIB Eye Remember National Photographer Contest. Miller is a legally blind, professional photographer from Winnipeg, Manitoba who doesn’t let her disability stand in the way of her passion for creating beautiful imagery.
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Jim Zuckerman Posted: Jun 16, 2011 Published: Jun 28, 2011 2 comments
Photographing people in motion is challenging on many levels. Whether you are shooting athletes, dancers, cowboys, or workers, the same issues come into play. First, it’s hard to keep them in focus. Even with the sophisticated autofocus systems built into modern cameras, it is tough to hold focus on fast moving subjects. Second, it’s impossible to study a subject in motion and then compose the picture with deliberation and forethought. The composition constantly changes millisecond by millisecond, and that means you have to think and react quickly and hope that you captured something good. Third, exposure can change as your subject moves through areas of shade or highlights. While automatic meters do a good job in most situations, they can be fooled into over or under exposure depending on how much contrast is in the scene and how light or dark the background is relative to the subject.
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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments

Perfect Exposure

The Histogram Is Your Best Friend

by Steve Bedell

There are three things that constitute a “perfect” digital file. Perfect exposure, accurate white balance, and a controlled brightness range. In this article, we’re going to focus on the first—perfect exposure. And in the process,we...

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George Schaub Posted: May 29, 2007 0 comments

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 26, 2011 1 comments

As you might suspect, the photographic industry has been greatly impacted by the horrible devastation of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the ongoing nuclear crisis. While we continue to pray for the injured and those who lost their lives, it’s not too soon to acknowledge the severe impact the March 11 disaster and it’s aftermath has had on many of the world’s leading camera and accessory companies.

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Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments

Photo Industry Supports Everest Climb

By Ron Leach

At a time when world attention is directed toward the turmoil involving China,
Tibet and the upcoming Olympics, it's nice to see some positive news emanating
from Nepal--especially when it involves the photo industry in support of
an effort to raise awareness andmone...

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 08, 2013 0 comments
Photogenic Professional Lighting is one of the classic names in portrait lighting and has been making studio equipment for more than 100 years. A lot has changed in technology since 1903 but one thing that hasn’t is Photogenic’s manufacturing their lighting gear for studio or location portrait photography here in the USA. I chose the AKC55K 640 WS Soft Box Portrait kit for this review because it was a 2-light system that includes a soft box on a boom, something beginning portrait photographers sometimes overlook because they think this particular lighting tool is too expensive and too complex to use. My experience with this kit demonstrated otherwise.
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Posted: Aug 28, 2007 0 comments

Photographer/Publisher Andrew Hudson teaches "Successful Self-Publishing"
at Sundance Photographic Workshop
November 8-12th session helps students create `coffee-table' photo
books




Sundance, Utah, July 27, 2007 -- Awarding-winning photographer and accomplished
self-publisher Andrew Hudson will share thesecre...

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