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Posted: Jun 03, 2009 0 comments

The Panasonic TZ7 creates images with a nearly perfect saturation of 101.3%. The automatic white balance showed an ambivalent behavior: Darker neutral grays are shifted into the blue and magenta areas, the brighter gray fields have a tendency to be more apparent in yellow areas.

Sharpness:
The camera offers a nominal resolution of...

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Howard Millard Posted: Jul 26, 2005 0 comments

1.

It was the swinging `60s,
I was in college, and many wore a rainbow of tie-dyed colors. What had
been "normal" was being challenged on every front, and that
included photography. The bulging, startling perspective of the fisheye
lens added an otherworldly look to album covers for rock musicians like
Jimi Hendrix and Cream. Now, decades later, just as bell bottom pants
recently returned for yet another cycle, fisheye images have again reared
their heads in both print and television ads. A fisheye lens, of course,
is one that takes in an extremely wide angle of view, often 180º,
and appears as a circle within the black image frame. Yes, there are rectilinear
full frame fisheyes (which give a rectangular, not round image), but to
my mind, they're merely ultra-wide angle lenses. A true fisheye,
on the other hand, is a unique special effects tool which renders a unique
circular perspective of the world.



When I was a student, fisheye lenses cost a small fortune (some still
do). What to do? I drilled a hole in the center of a lens cap and glued
a brass door peephole from a hardware store to it. Snapping the lens cap/fisheye
lens over a 50mm or wider angle standard lens, I got a small 180º
circular fisheye image in the center of the black frame. Quality was not
great, but the effect was spectacular.

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Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

September
2006

On the
Cover


How effective are the latest camera-shake compensating systems? Wonder no more
as we tell all in Peter K. Burian's in-depth Anti-Shake camera shootout
on page 80. New...

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Posted: Feb 26, 2008 0 comments

March 2008

On
the Cover

This month our focus is on black and white photography--from capture
and conversion to processing and printing. We show you how to use film and digital
technologiestoge...

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Posted: Sep 29, 2009 0 comments

Pro Essay

Hands-On Exposure Control

Creative Metering For Expressive Results

by Ibarionex R. Perello

When I began as a photographer, my biggest concern with metering was having an image that just “came out.” That simply meant that the exposure was accurate and the image wasn’t severelyunde...

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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

February
2007

On
the Cover

This month we explore the realm of black and white photography. If
you've ever wondered how to get great color to black and white conversions,
wonder no more as Philip...

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Posted: Jun 01, 2008 0 comments

June 2008

On
the Cover


This month's issue is dedicated to our coverage of the PMA Show, the largest
photo trade show in the US. We hope you'll enjoy our full coverage of
the latest gear andtec...

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Raw Processing Local Tone Controls

Enhance Your Images As You Convert Your Raw Files

by Jack Neubart

How many times have you looked at a Raw digital image on your computer screen and thought that there is more to this shot than meets the eye? You may want to restore tonal values, enhance contrast, and maybe boostsaturati...

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Posted: Dec 29, 2009 0 comments

Crop & Frame For Impact

Find The Shot Within The Shot

by Jack Neubart

The moment you use the camera’s viewfinder to look at a subject, you are framing that subject. In essence, you are isolating that subject from the larger world surrounding it. And you are bringing the viewer into the scene you’ve defined...

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Jack Warren Posted: Apr 12, 2005 0 comments

14 tracks and looking for more, the International Speedway Cooperation (ISC)
has an ace up their sleeve when it comes to photography. Director of photography
Mike Meadows has been their primary go to guy for the past six years when the
shot had to be just right.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2007 0 comments

Panasonic Lumix To Launch Digital Photo Academy



Panasonic LUMIX will launch the Digital Photo Academy, a series of workshops
for all digital camera owners who want to maximize their cameras' features
and create more rewarding and enjoyable photo experiences. The academy, offering
courses at three different levels, will roll out in 20...

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Posted: Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

October
2008

On
the Cover


This month our spotlight shines on the topic of lighting, which we explore in-depth
with gear and tips relating to home, studio, and on location photography. Not
to mention our TestR...

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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments

Perfect Exposure

The Histogram Is Your Best Friend

by Steve Bedell

There are three things that constitute a “perfect” digital file. Perfect exposure, accurate white balance, and a controlled brightness range. In this article, we’re going to focus on the first—perfect exposure. And in the process,we...

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Posted: Apr 27, 2010 1 comments

Wide Angle Lenses

Get A Unique Point Of View

by Jim Zuckerman

I have already defined what wide angle lenses are and discussed the tremendous depth of field they offer. There are other characteristics they have that are worth noting as well. Wide angle lenses are invaluable tools that give you tremendous creative potential...

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George Schaub Posted: Jun 13, 2006 0 comments

To add a keyword in the Keyword HUD (which comes up with the keyboard shortcut
Shift-H) click on the plus/minus button on the far left and type in the keyword
required. This creates a main keyword. Here the keywording process gets started
by typing in "kids."

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