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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

Is Your Computer Set Up For Digital Photography?

If "Steven" finally got to you and you have a new computer, is it ready for use as a digital darkroom? With rare exception the answer to that question is a resounding no. The reason...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2002 0 comments

Scanner software driver pre-scan tools have come a long way in the last few years, but scanning black and white silver-based film negatives has remained a neglected stepchild. This is not to say some scanners don't work OK with some black and white negative films. But if you want optimum quality with all...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

When taking a picture of an
object, the exact background is no longer as important as it once was
because we can now change it so easily in Photoshop. For example, #1 is
a picture I recently took of a vase that I was preparing to offer...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Jun 01, 2002 0 comments

Remember in the old days how you used to tilt the easel when you made a print under the enlarger if you wanted to correct for some optical distortion? Well, there is a way to do something similar using Photoshop when you are working in the digital...

Jay Abend Posted: Apr 01, 2002 1 comments

While it's clear to every serious photographer that digital cameras will eventually replace film as we know it, there's still cause for concern with the skin tone of digital portraits.

Unless...

Chris Maher and Larry Berman Posted: Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

The Internet offers photographers great opportunities to share their work with friends, family, and potential buyers. But getting your images in shape to be seen quickly and easily requires that you optimize and compress it into a JPEG format. JPEG compressed images are universally recognized by all...

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Eric Seeger Posted: Feb 01, 2002 0 comments

Pop quiz: What's the keystroke to sharpen an image in Photoshop 6.0? If you said Crtl/Cmd+S you're wrong--that's the combination for Save. Don't start guessing wildly because this is a trick question. This elementary shortcut does...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

The output device for most digital darkrooms has become the photo-realistic ink jet printer. The printers that are designed to produce high quality photographic image reproduction are primarily color printers. They can be used for a wider...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

For those of you who do pro or semi-pro shooting, you probably already know about package printing. It's when you send a negative to a lab and ask them to make up an order from it that would be something like (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s, (2)...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

One of the coolest things about digital imaging is that it has changed the way we take and make pictures. Big time!

I experience this almost every time I shoot. Knowing that an...

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

Back in the
old days when I spent most of my life in a conventional darkroom, I used
to do a fair amount of dodging and burning-in. For some strange reason
almost every picture needed some slight adjustments. As long as I was...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

As photographers,
we love to photograph colorful subjects. We sometimes travel to exotic
locations to photograph people dressed in colorful garments and costumes.
We frame brightly painted buildings in our viewfinders. We focusou...

David B. Brooks Posted: Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

Corel Print House 2000
Although there is a large selection of consumer entry-level photo applications for Windows, there are few off-the-shelf packages for the Mac. The Corel Print House 2000 is a welcome alternative. In fact, at...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

The photo montage--a
picture or several pictures within a picture--has been around for decades.
In the 1930s, for example, famed Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee
created montages in camera and in the darkroom. His mostfamous...

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