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Posted: Apr 28, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Passing of a Legend

by Ron Leach

America lost a national treasure with the recent passing of celebrated New York street photographer Helen Levitt. Born on August 31, 1913 of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Levitt died peacefully in her sleep on March 29 at the age of 95.

After dropping...

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Posted: Jan 29, 2008 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Passing of a Legend

By Ron Leach

The photographic industry has lost a beloved friend, a passionate advocate,
and a true legend with the recent passing of Herbert Keppler.

Burt was both mentor and inspiration to countless professional photographers,
hobbyists,educator...

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Passing of Photographer Charles Brittin

by Ron Leach

Relatively unknown outside of Los Angeles for most of his career, Charles Brittin was an important documentary photographer known for his political activism. In commemorating Brittin’s recent passing Andrew Perchuk, Deputy Director of the GettyR...

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 17, 2011 0 comments
A “great” photograph isn’t necessarily a beautiful photograph. In fact, some of history’s most compelling images have been those that made a statement about contemporary culture or motivated people to support a cause. These days, the power of photography to instigate social change is perhaps most evident in documentary images of public protests here and abroad.

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Posted: Feb 23, 2010 0 comments

The Raw Facts About Infrared

Processing Digital Infrared Raw Files Using Adobe Camera Raw

by Joe Farace

One of the best ways to squeeze the maximum image quality from your digital infrared files is to first capture them in your camera’s Raw format and process them in your favorite Raw software. In my casethat’...

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Posted: Oct 28, 2008 0 comments

The Return of Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic Magazine

By Ron Leach

Most avid photographers, including loyal readers of Shutterbug, will recall Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic magazine which ceased publication in late 2005. In our farewell editorial we said, “It is with a mixture ofmelancholy...

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Posted: Sep 30, 2008 1 comments

The Sony Alpha 900



What Does 24 Megapixels Look Like, and Why Would You Need It?

by George Schaub

First off, you won't see any images with this piece. The reason is that
when I first got to shoot with the camera in August, Sony made me sign a blood
oath that no images from the preproduction sample couldb...

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George Schaub Posted: Sep 14, 2012 0 comments
There are three general metering patterns available in most cameras—pattern (evaluative, matrix or other nomenclature, depending on the brand), center-weighted averaging and spot. Of all of them, spot gives you the greatest personal control over brightness and tonal values, which is how you become more engaged in your work. But being in the realm of personal creativity and decision-making means it demands more attention in return. In this article we’ll cover why you might want to give this least-used metering pattern a try.
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Posted: Dec 30, 2008 0 comments

The Technique Behind the Picture This! Assignment

Threshhold Command is the Key to Graphic “B&W Only” Look

by George Schaub

Every month Shutterbug brings a Picture This! Assignment to readers, which creates a theme and requests readers send in images to match it. The January, 2009 issue of Shutterbug saw thepublic...

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Posted: Aug 31, 2010 1 comments

The Terminator Line

Use The Edge Of Night & Day In Your Landscape Images

by Brad Perks

The terminator line is created by the earth’s shadow. It is literally the edge of night and day, which some photographers refer to as the twilight zone. The shadow first appears in shades of blue along the horizon. Dramaticter...

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 21, 2012 0 comments
Some of the most haunting images of our time are those made in areas of armed conflict. Among the earliest war photographs were those taken by an anonymous American who made a series of daguerreotypes in 1847 during the Mexican-American War.
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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The View From Germany

by Ron Leach

If the recently concluded Photokina is any indication, the photographic industry is alive
and well—with booming attendance on the part of exhibitors and visitors and an
impressive array of new product introductions. The 31st World ofImag...

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Posted: May 25, 2010 0 comments

The “Other” Magical Hour

Blue Light Moods

by Lindsay Adler

Most photographers are familiar with the “golden hour” after sunrise or before sunset when the light is rich, warm, and stunning for photographs. But many photographers don’t realize that there is another magical time—the blueho...

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Posted: Dec 29, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The “Photo Enthusiast” Market is Growing and More Enthusiastic than Ever


by Ron Leach

Two leading industry organizations recently combined forces to release an interesting
joint study on the status of the “photo enthusiast” market in the United States. PMA and
Fut...

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