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Jon Canfield Posted: Aug 30, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Jon Canfield, All Rights Reserved

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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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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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Joe Farace Posted: May 30, 2006 0 comments

Gang Of Four Thirds

Almost four years ago, Olympus announced its Four Thirds system at a press conference
that was greeted, to be polite, with mild apathy. At a packed press conference
at this year's PMA, Olympus proved me wrong by announcing a Four Thirds
system alliance supported byproduct...

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George Schaub Posted: May 29, 2007 0 comments

All Photos © 2006, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

It'ssimple...

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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: Apr 27, 2010 0 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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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 27, 2005 0 comments


For this retro portrait of Tia, I placed a Westcott Spiderlite
TD5 with five 23wfluoresce...

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Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments

New Kodak Sensor Promises Enhanced Low-Light Performance

By Ron Leach

Kodak recently announced what they call a "groundbreaking image sensor
technology" that promises a 2x--4x increase in light sensitivity
(from one to two stops), resulting in significantly improved images taken under
low-light conditions.Exper...

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Posted: Jan 27, 2009 0 comments

Commentary

Bringing It All Back Home

by George Schaub

Can Anyone Make a Camera Here in the Good Ol’ USA?

Can you name the last camera made here in the USA? I have been at this game for a while and am hard pressed to come up with an answer. You might think it was a Kodak, but they gave up the work years...

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September 2010

On The Cover
Software upgrades happen as regular as clockwork these days, leaving many a photographer to wonder if the upgrades are really worthwhile. That said, this month we explore what’s new with the latest versions of Adobe’s Photoshop and Apple’s Aperture. We also provide our picks for laptops, soyo...

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Posted: Aug 01, 2006 0 comments

August
2006

On the
Cover


This month our focus is on optics. Aside from Test Reports on the newest optics,
we share with you the two must-have lenses for pro portrait photographers and
explore the useo...

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Posted: Oct 30, 2007 0 comments

All Photos © George Schaub, All RIghts Reserved

This is the originalim...

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Exposure Tips

Bracketing And Processing Multiple Exposures

George Schaub

One technique to expand the dynamic range potential of an image, in other words, to overcome contrast problems, is to make a number of exposures at different settings of the same scene and combine them later to pull the best out of each exposure.Ther...

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Posted: Nov 30, 2010 0 comments

Metering Patterns: Center-Weighted Averaging

A Quick Lesson On An Often Ignored Metering Pattern

by George Schaub

When light is directional—not over the shoulder and not the same brightness throughout the frame—try center-weighted averaging metering. The key is to aim the camera at an area that incorporatesthe...

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