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Posted: Jun 12, 2009 0 comments

With a focal length of 24mm (35-mm-film equivalent) the Samsung WB500 offers very nice wide angle capabilities. The user can take images even in cramped and small rooms or use the wide angle setting for impressive landscape images. With a maximum setting of 240mm the lens systems allows forn...

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Posted: Nov 30, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Wearable Cameras for the Masses

by Ron Leach

Once solely the purview of those engaged in espionage, tiny wearable cameras have gone mainstream in the digital age and are now attracting attention by extreme sports enthusiasts, law enforcement professionals, soccer moms, medical practitioners and thegen...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 22, 2004 0 comments



Remember the shoebox, the place where all those snapshots were stored? It was
a great tradition to take a roll of film, share it with family and friends and
then dutifully deposit the pictures and negatives into a cardboard container that
would be stocked away on some closet shelf. Well, digital photography hasn't
changed that great tradition, but nowadays the "shoebox" is more likely
filled with CDs or DVDs that hold the pictures--only to be stacked away in that
same closet next to that snapshot shoebox.
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George Schaub Posted: Dec 26, 2006 0 comments


All Photos © 2006, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

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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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Posted: 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...

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 0 comments

April 2011

On The Cover
This month we are providing a reality check on the state of the photo stock market as pros reveal the winners and losers, and how to smartly play the game. We hope their thought-provoking ideas will help you evaluate your own situation when contemplating joining the stock fray. And if you are considering turning pro, be...

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George Schaub Posted: May 24, 2005 0 comments

While the usual photographic rules, such as using shutter speed to portray motion
(slow to blur, fast to freeze) and using focal length, aperture and camera-to-subject
distance to create a certain depth of field apply to both film and digital photography,
digital offers some intriguing options for making camera settings. In some cases
these settings relate to film photography settings, or choosing a specific film
for its "personality", but with digital you can alter these settings
on every frame you shoot and not be restricted to the attributes of a particular
film you might have loaded in the camera.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2007 0 comments

Getting Into Infrared: Another Point of View

by George Schaub

The wonderful thing about photography is that it allows for virtually every
point of view and ability to render the visual world in any fashion you desire.
It can range from "straight" reportage and documentation to the
most fancifulinterpretation...

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Posted: Jun 10, 2008 0 comments

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All Photos © 2008, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved
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Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments

February 2010

On The Cover
This month we’re exploring the craft of architectural photography, as indicated by our striking cover image taken by Jeffrey Jacobs of the Janet Huckabee Arkansas Nature Center. To see more of Jacobs’s stunning images, see page 30. Architecture aside, we also have a book excerpt from Jon Canfield on...

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 27, 2005 0 comments

Image Editing With Paint Shop Pro 9

A Software With Its Own Approach And Style

Text And Photography By Jon Sienkiewicz

For
certain tasks, Paint Shop Pro 9 produces results faster and easier than other
products in its category. For novices, or for those among us who haven't
mastered all ofth...

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George Schaub Posted: May 08, 2007 0 comments

The versatility of the Tamron 18-250mm lens is evident in both close
focusing and when gathering in distant subjects. The crisp edges...
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Posted: Oct 28, 2008 0 comments

THE FOURTH DIMENSION

by Roger W. Hicks

At this year’s photokina, held in late September in Cologne, Germany, we had numerous reporters covering the show; their full reports will appear in our January issue. As an addendum, Roger Hicks submitted an overview...

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Posted: May 25, 2010 0 comments

June 2010

On The Cover
Welcome to our mid-year photo gear roundup, featuring the newest products from the top US photo trade show, PMA (Photo Marketing Association). We assembled a team of reporters to cover the show to bring you the latest and greatest gear coming your way in 2010. As you’ll see, we’ve explored new productsi...

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