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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Jul 01, 2001 0 comments

Big Sky Country, The Big Muddy, Big Bad John, and, of course, The Big Kahuna

All expressions of the ultimate, best, or baddest thing around. As anyone who has taken even the most...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

I first saw "White Glove First Edition Books" at the Professional Photographers of America trade show in Atlanta in the summer of 1999. Since it's pretty much just Monte Zucker and I that cover the wedding side of things in Shutterbug, and we usually write about technique, I've been...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

Although the 28-80mm zooms have become the standard lenses, they're not ideal in every respect. Although practical their somewhat limited focal length range tends to yield an "average" vision of the world, perhaps limiting the ability...

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Dave Howard Posted: Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

Like many photographers, my first "serious" camera was a 35mm SLR. And while my original rationale for choosing it (portability, number of exposures, large selection of lenses and accessories) proved sound, it wasn't long before I...

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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

Nada, Nothing, Bupkis. Anything that sounds too good to be true usually isn't. But free Internet access uses an age-old formula to let web surfers gain access to the World Wide Web (WWW) at no cost. Radio. Yup, radio. After you buy the...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

First, let me state that I currently shoot the majority of my wedding photos with a Bronica SQ-Ai medium format 6x6 camera. I use Kodak Portra 400VC 220 film (I like the extra snap in the contrast). It's fast enough for 90 percent of the...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

Not long ago, while visiting a colleague's studio I was shown a new Palm Digital Assistant (PDA) that takes pictures. There was a small attachment on the front of this hand-sized computer with a lens in the front. When activated the 3.5" screen displayed an image of whatever the PDA was pointed toward.

Steve Bedell Posted: Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

This article is aimed mostly at professional photographers but if you don't count yourself among them, please continue reading anyway because I think you'll find some very useful information. Having said that, let's consider one of the most common yet...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

The phrase "the art of observation" appears at Tony Sweet's web site (www.tonysweetphotography.com), but Sweet's photography depends on more than merely observing. "We all see the same things,"...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

In the last several years photographic workshops, seminars, and photo tours have proliferated. There are a number of reasons for this. First, more people are willing to spend the time and money to improve their skills by attending these classes. Secondly...

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Jay Abend Posted: Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

You need a portfolio. If you call yourself a photographer and you don't have an up-to-date portfolio of your best work, I think you're missing an essential tool.

While having a great portfolio is...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

People have been fascinated with panoramic imagery ever since the beginning of photography, but my own fascination can be traced back to Bausch & Lomb's invention of CinemaScope lenses for the movies during the 1950s. The first CinemaScope movie, The...

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Mike Matzkin Posted: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

This is about putting some of the fun, mystery, and control back into image making. Do you ever feel that something is interfering in the process of making a photograph? That somehow you are not in control of it? Some of that feeling has to do with...

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Dave Howard Posted: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

How many times have you missed a picture opportunity due to not having the right lens on your camera at the time? It never fails: you've just finished taking a wide angle, get-everything-in shot with a 28mm lens; no sooner than you've released...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

Okay, so I lied--but it's a small, white lie. Please let me explain. I do go on location (and on assignment) with just two lenses: my 100-400mm Image Stabilizer zoom and my 17-35mm zoom. My tiny fib is that I use a 1.4x tele-converter (some would call...

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