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Howard Millard Posted: Jun 26, 2007 0 comments


Learn how to shoot striking panoramas like this at Howard Millard's
DigitalPanorami...

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Digital Photography In Black And White

Seeing In Grayscale Tones

by George Schaub

Somehow, we accept black and white as quite natural, as a fair and reasonable representation of what we have photographed. But it is hardly that—the world is filled with color in all its hue and shades, from the brilliant azure blue of...

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 0 comments

Digital Print Display

Best Practices For Mounting, Matting & Framing

by Jon Canfield

After all the effort you’ve made to take a great photo and make a beautiful print, you want it to have immediate impact on the viewer. Whether it will hang in your home or if you’re planning to enter it into a competitiono...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 28, 2006 1 comments

Digital SLR Price Drops, with More to Come

by George Schaub

The recent announcement of the $599 D40 from Nikon (http://www.shutterbug.com/news/101606nikon/)
is just the beginning of an anticipated flood of announcements from DSLR makers
about morereaso...

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Posted: Jul 25, 2006 0 comments

Digital SLR Sales are Booming



By Ron Leach, Publisher

Like most industries that thrive on innovation, the business of photography
tends to be cyclical as new technologies are unveiled, refined, introduced at
the high end of the market, and eventually made available to the mass consumer.
And right now the photo industry is on anup...

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Joe Farace Posted: May 30, 2006 0 comments

Gang Of Four Thirds

Almost four years ago, Olympus announced its Four Thirds system at a press conference
that was greeted, to be polite, with mild apathy. At a packed press conference
at this year's PMA, Olympus proved me wrong by announcing a Four Thirds
system alliance supported byproduct...

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Posted: Dec 30, 2008 0 comments

Digital SLRs on the Upswing

by Ron Leach

A comprehensive new study from InfoTrends indicates that while the digital camera market is reaching a “mature stage” in it’s lifecycle, digital SLRs have emerged as an area of rapid growth within the industry while point-and-shoot cameras are heading toward commodity status withconstant...

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Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments

Digital SLRs on the Upswing

By Ron Leach

A new six-year forecast released by a leading market research firm serving
the digital imaging industry points to digital SLRS as "the brightest
spot in the digital camera market." In their report, entitled "North
American Consumer Digital Camera Forecast:2008--201...

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Jim Zuckerman Posted: Jul 08, 2013 0 comments
Digital cameras allow photographers to stretch the boundaries of what we can capture like never before. Using extremely high ISO settings like 25000, in-camera noise reduction algorithms, and expanded dynamic range capability, we can now photograph in low light situations and expect to use shutter speeds fast enough to take sharp pictures. This is truly revolutionary. However, there is a price to be paid, and that price is image quality. You just can’t expect a picture taken at ISO 25000 to be as sharp and to show fine detail with tack sharp clarity like a picture taken at ISO 200. There are limits to what advanced technology can deliver.
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Posted: Feb 26, 2008 0 comments

Directional Light: Reveal & Obscure

By George Schaub

Think of how stage lighting adds to the drama of the scene or how a painting
by Rembrandt or Vermeer uses light in ways that draw the eye into and through
the frame. In every visual and many performing arts the use of bright and dark
values play an important role.In...

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George Schaub Posted: Sep 27, 2005 0 comments

The
Sprint PCS Samsung Multimedia Phone MM-A800



Much ado has been made of late of how camera phones will gut the lower-end digicam
market and how everyone will dump their 1-3MP digicams for these amazing multimedia
products. Having shot with a sub 1-megapixel phone a year back I shrugged and
moved on, deciding it was a fun toy that some might find useful but that image
quality was poor, even when compared with the lowliest of blister-pack dedicated
cameras. Word has gotten around that new, higher-megapixel phonecams are coming,
with 7 MP being the figure touted on one model available now overseas. In addition,
we just got word that Kodak is finally going to release their EasyShare One,
subject of a press conference last January, which is said to be a camera first
and then a web or phone connecting pictuire sender second. With all that in
mind I was intrigued by the new Samsung 2MP camphone sent to us by the folks
at Sprint, one that links up with Sprint's PCS Picture mail service.

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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 18, 2013 2 comments
I just read an amusing piece by a tech blogger and self-proclaimed photography expert who worried about an impending demise of the interchangeable lens digital SLR camera. I say “amusing” because the basis for his concern was a recent Wall Street Journal report indicating that DSLR shipments could fall 9% by the end of this year as compared to a year ago. From this, the prognosticator made the cognitive leap that “smartphones are likely the culprit when it comes to the declining fortunes of the DSLR market.”
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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 0 comments

Dynamic Range

by George Schaub

Dynamic range is the ability of the sensor to capture a certain range of light and dark, or brightness values. Think of it as the number of keys on the piano the “hand” of the sensor can cover. While the sensor may offer an octave’s worth of tones, this octave can be moved all around thekeyboard.

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 13, 2013 0 comments
Mixing monochrome with color is a fun technique, and one of my personal guidelines about any software use is to have fun with your photography. In all of the manipulations and screen shots in this article I used Adobe Photoshop (www.adobe.com), but you can use any image-editing program that lets you apply Layers. There are a number these days, including the less-expensive Adobe Photoshop Elements and even plug-in programs like onOne Software’s Perfect Layers 2 (www.ononesoftware.com) that allow you to work in Layers from programs like Lightroom and Aperture, and Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) products that make any adjustment you make a Layer within the file itself.
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Howard Millard Posted: Oct 25, 2005 0 comments

Could your portraits be enhanced
by the mysterious, otherworldly glow of a black and white infrared (IR) effect?
In the past, pre-digital darkroom, the only way you could get the IR look was
shooting special IR film, quite a challenge to expose, process, and print correctly.
Working digitally you can avoid many of the pitfalls and gain much more control
in the bargain. Here's how to emulate that exotic infrared look digitally:




You can start with a scan of any color slide, print, or negative you've
shot with your film camera or, even easier, with a color file from your digital
camera. If you're starting with a print, negative, or slide, scan it in
RGB color mode. Once you've got the digital file, open it in Adobe Photoshop
CS (or some earlier versions) to follow the steps outlined here. You can also
achieve the effect with Adobe Elements 2 or other advanced image-editing programs,
but the names of some tools or dialog boxes may be slightly different. Always
work on a copy to preserve your original scan. In fact, with this technique,
it is a good idea to make two or three copies in order to try different settings
in search of the effect you like best. Just follow these steps and you'll
be on your way to easy IR.

1.
I began with this original color file shot in Raw mode with a
Canon Digital Rebel 6-megapixel digital SLR with a Canon 18-55mm
lens at 55mm (equivalent to a 90mm lens in 35mm format). File
size: 18MB. (Model: Riley Messina.)

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