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George Schaub Apr 12, 2005 0 comments

For those who have been working with the latest digital cameras--both
integral and interchangeable lens types--you've probably seen an
option called Raw among your file formats. Unlike JPEG and TIFF, Raw is not
an acronym and therefore we don't capitalize it, and is just what it states--the
"raw" image date received by the sensor and digitized within the
microprocessor of the camera. It is not "raw" in the sense that
it is unfettered or unrecognizable, but it does take image processing software
other than what's in the plain version of some image processing programs
to see it. That Raw software converts the Raw image file format to an image
on the screen and allows you to save it to a format other than Raw--such
as TIFF or JPEG.

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George Schaub Aug 30, 2005 0 comments

The promise of digital imaging is that you can get one-touch corrections on
your photographs, making it easy to create the best images you can from every
picture you take. The phrase: "I won't worry about white balance,
exposure or contrast, etc....I'll fix it in Photoshop" is commonly
heard, but it isn't always the best course. If you shoot in Raw mode you
can fix anything, even exposure compensation, later, but not everyone wants
to go through the steps of working with Raw converters and all those sliders
and options. That's where the supposed magic of "auto" fixes
come into play, and yes, there are times when it can do wonders. Today, cameras
even have auto red-eye fix and amazing adjustments for backlighting problems.

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Sep 28, 2010 0 comments

When Tripods Are Not Permitted

How To Capture Great Images Anyway

by Jim Zuckerman

Too often, we photographers are forced to take pictures with what seems like one hand tied behind our backs. By this I mean we can’t use a tripod in low light situations. Sometimes this prohibition is reasonable, such as in museums.No...

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May 29, 2008 0 comments

Where Do D-SLRs Go From Here?

by George Schaub

Having edited articles about or done tests myself on the latest round of digital
single-lens reflex cameras I continue to be impressed with the strides made
in technology, image quality and innovation these camera represent. They offer
two modes of operation--an almost...

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Jim Zuckerman Oct 17, 2011 0 comments
One of my favorite color combinations is white on white and I want to introduce this approach to using color because the results can be so beautiful.

There is something ethereal and captivating about images that are devoid of the colors that we associate with the spectrum. Images that are primarily white seem pristine, intriguing, and they will complement virtually any type of home or office décor if you are looking to frame some of your photography.

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Apr 27, 2010 1 comments

Wide Angle Lenses

Get A Unique Point Of View

by Jim Zuckerman

I have already defined what wide angle lenses are and discussed the tremendous depth of field they offer. There are other characteristics they have that are worth noting as well. Wide angle lenses are invaluable tools that give you tremendous creative potential...

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Jim Zuckerman Jan 24, 2012 0 comments
A word that is often associated with wide angle lenses is “distortion.” It is true that wide angles distort what we see, but that’s not necessarily bad. In fact, it can work to our advantage. Photographers who like to capture what they see—or as close to it as possible—shy away from wide angle lens particularly those that are extreme—say wider than 20mm. This is especially true for portraiture, where exaggerated and distorted faces and bodies may not go over very well with the subject. However, as an artist you should have all the tools and techniques at your disposal to create dynamic images, and I would like to suggest that if you have not explored the creative potential for shooting people with wide angle lenses, it’s time you try it.
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Jim Zuckerman Jan 24, 2012 1 comments
If your primary goal on a trip is to photograph animals, say on a safari or “eco-tour,” this changes your approach to photography quite a bit. You have to think about many things that don’t apply to other types of travel work.
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Jim Zuckerman Oct 17, 2011 2 comments
When I refer to window light, I am talking about the soft lighting that comes in through a window when it faces north or when the sky is overcast. This is one of the most attractive types of light photographers use, and it has been a source of inspiration for traditional artists over the centuries when they painted portraits of people, still life images, and the interiors of magnificent works of architecture.
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Howard Millard May 29, 2007 0 comments

Workshop Spotlight

D-65 Seminars & Your Digital Workflow

by Howard Millard



For anyone shooting digitally today, there are an almost overwhelming number
of elements to keep track of: capture, downloading, color management, color
and tonal correction and enhancement, captioning, storage,backin...

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Aug 29, 2006 0 comments

World-Renowned Photographer Kevin Ames Set to Teach Nationwide Pro
Digital Workflow Seminar Series Presented by Blue Pixel

Attendees Will Benefit Greatly from Hearing Valuable Secrets of Professional
Digital Imaging Workflow First-Hand

Still trying to strike the balance of efficient digital photography workflow
and ending up withhigh-qu...

Howard Millard Jan 31, 2006 0 comments

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Jun 19, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Young Adults: Highly Engaged in Photography

by Ron Leach

InfoTrends, a leading market research firm in the digital imaging industry, recently released two surveys detailing the enthusiastic photography-related habits of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. Given the popularity of socialnetworki...

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Sep 28, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

“A Shocking Betrayal”

by Ron Leach

In what a Marquette University Professor deems a “shocking betrayal,” it seems that
famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers was a paid FBI informant at the same
time he befriended high-ranking civil rightslead...

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Sep 29, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

“Frankencamera” Could Revolutionize Photography

by Ron Leach

Scientists at Stanford University are attempting to revolutionize photography with the development of a unique “open-source” digital camera platform they say will provide programmers with the freedom to fine-tune acam...