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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Positive Outlook for Digital Camera Sales

by Ron Leach

Despite the dismal world-wide economic outlook, prospects for  continued growth in the digital camera market seems remarkably strong—especially as compared to predictions for other consumer-related industries. Recent data from theCamer...

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Posted: Mar 25, 2008 0 comments

Printing and Camera Trends

by Ron Leach

Once or twice a year we like to take a look at what types of cameras are being
purchased and how photographers are printing their images. The latest report
from the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) provides an interesting overview
of these trends through the end of 2007, soletR...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Aug 30, 2005 0 comments

As the price of wide format photo printers like the ones offered by Epson,
Canon, and HP continues to come down, more and more digital photo enthusiasts
are adding them to their digital darkrooms. For less than $400, you can now
print photo quality 11x14" images (actually, up to 13x19), saving money
and time without sending these prints out to a photo lab.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2007 1 comments

Printing Trends

by Ron Leach

Back in the "old days" of film, most photographers concentrated
on image capture, with "output" being limited to the relatively
few pros and enthusiasts with access to a darkroom. Things are a bit different
in today's digital world, with affordable inkjetprinters...

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 21, 2011 0 comments
Three prominent industry organizations have just launched a comprehensive and long-needed campaign to permanently embed standardized metadata and copyright-status information in digital files. The program is intended to benefit those who create, as well as use, digital photos, text, audio and video files.
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Posted: Jul 27, 2010 5 comments

Industry Perspective

Protecting Your Images On Social Networking Sites

by Ron Leach

In these days of online photo sharing and social networking, privacy issues have become
a real concern. Facebook has supplanted MySpace, Kodak Gallery and Snapfish as the
top choice for uploading images,accor...

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 20, 2006 0 comments

Protecting Your Rights



By Ron Leach, Publisher

The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a call for comment on "orphan
works"--asking a number of questions about what to do with works
that are still technically under copyright protection but where the rightful
owner cannot be located. In response, four leadingphot...

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George Schaub Posted: Aug 16, 2012 3 comments
Fill flash can be used for a quick fix for contrast problems that can be solved without further image processing. It is a powerful aid that can even trump today’s in-camera or post-process heightening of shadow detail. It can handle the problem with one exposure, and not rely on HDR or other curve adjustment tricks. Keep in mind that the sensor in your camera has a certain dynamic range that cannot be expanded even with such processing magic, and with too much work on the shadows some noise may creep in.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 0 comments

Quick Tips: A Little Flash Will Do Ya’

Use On-Camera Fill For A Taste Of Light

by George Schaub

The small, built-in flash on your camera is not meant to be a powerhouse that will enable you to capture large groups indoors or throw light any significant distance outdoors when trying to conquer the contrast problemsof...

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Posted: Mar 30, 2010 1 comments

Raindrop Reflections

Just Add Water For Close-Up Magic

by Lindsay Adler

Flowers provide endless photographic opportunities and when you add rain into the mix the images become even more beautiful and mysterious. Whenever I show people images of my “raindrop reflections,” they want to know how it was done. Intr...

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Raw Processing Local Tone Controls

Enhance Your Images As You Convert Your Raw Files

by Jack Neubart

How many times have you looked at a Raw digital image on your computer screen and thought that there is more to this shot than meets the eye? You may want to restore tonal values, enhance contrast, and maybe boostsaturati...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Sep 14, 2012 0 comments
One of the first workshops I ever attended when I began my career over 30 years ago was with the legendary Don “Big Daddy’” Blair. One of the things Don was known for was his almost fanatical obsession with posing, especially hands. Things have changed a great deal since then and posing as a rule has become much more relaxed, but there are still some basic “rules” that can serve as guidelines that can be incorporated into your own style.
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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 11, 2006 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Reinventing The Lens



by Ron Leach

Innovation in the photographic industry has traditionally taken place at the
high end of the market. Manufacturers typically invest in research and development
to perfect new technologies that are unveiled in pro-oriented products before
"filterin...

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Posted: Jan 22, 2007 0 comments

Face Recognition for Image Searching

by Ron Leach

With the Internet becoming more and more visually oriented all the time, a
Swedish company has devised a unique approach for searching the millions of
images that are uploaded daily. The new Polar Rose technology employs a combination
of user input and facial recognition...

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