Digital Darkroom

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Paul Mozell Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

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Film is not dead especially for photographers who began shooting before the sun rose on the digital age. Unlike my nostalgic collection of worn, long-playing record albums that I seldom play, the thousands of transparencies and negatives in my files still have value as commercial, fine art, or personal images. Until...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

One of the most popular software areas recently has been DVD slide show creation programs. With the increased number of DVD writers it's becoming easier than ever to put your images on DVD for playback on computers and televisions. This is especially popular for sharing images with family members who may not have a computer or just don't want to deal with e-mailing...

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Howard Millard Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

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In the real world, as often as not, there'll be a problem with your background. In the precise spot where the light is right on your subject, the background might be too light, too dark, too cluttered, or you might even see the proverbial telephone pole sprouting from your subject's head. You needn't...

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Howard Millard Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

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Did you miss photographing the last heavy snow? Or perhaps you are not too fond of shooting outdoors in cold weather. Now you need a photo with snow falling. Don't despair. It's rather easy to add snow digitally to any photo, color or black and white, with programs like Adobe Photoshop (CS and earlier)...

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Ellen Anon Posted: Dec 01, 2004 1 comments

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It has long been my goal to create photographic images that capture not only what I saw, but what I felt at the moment I made the picture. It was at a workshop with Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant that my creative spirit truly began to soar. Patterson and Gallant are two extraordinarily talented photographers...

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

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"C'mon Honey, let's go make some noise."--The Bangles

Dear Diary: All digital cameras add noise to images. Like film grain, it's worse at high ISOs and is more noticeable in areas of uniform color, such as skies and shadows. Since noise can be objectionable...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

Based on e-mails I've received from the first Output Options column (ColorPlus: Affordable And Easy Color Management, September/October eDigitalPhoto), many of you are struggling with the quality of prints--even after calibrating your monitor. So, just in time for the holiday season and the increase in family photos that many people have, I'd like to talk about...

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Cris Daniels Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

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Howard Millard Posted: Nov 01, 2004 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...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

In the past couple of years I've reported on LCD flat panel displays either as part of an integrated system (Apple and Sony) or as a stand-alone product (LaCie Photon 19). Although these LCD displays offered some distinct advantages, I did not see that they could replace the functionality of CRTs when it came to image processing. Until a little less than a year ago their...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

This month I'm going to focus on optimizing your digital images for display on the web. The biggest challenge most photographers face is creating a good print, but web display can be just as challenging and has its own unique set of needs. Images shown on the web or in e-mail need to find a balance between the size and the quality of...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Whether you shoot with a digital camera or scan photographs, printing can be one of the most rewarding aspects of photography. In the past, you needed a darkroom and a great deal of expertise to make beautiful color or black...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

One of the most frustrating aspects of the digital darkroom is getting prints that closely resemble the images that we see on a computer monitor. Are your own prints as impressive as the images in the electronic display? Are they "clean," or do...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Hello, and welcome to Output Options. In this column, I'll be covering issues and topics related to how you can get the most from your images after you've made the pictures and have downloaded them into your computer. Whether you need information...

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Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Editor's Note: This month starts a new column here at eDigitalPhoto from Joe Farace. Loyal readers of the magazine will know that Joe has been doing the Buzzwords here each month, and...

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