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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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George Schaub Posted: Sep 27, 2005 0 comments

The
Sprint PCS Samsung Multimedia Phone MM-A800



Much ado has been made of late of how camera phones will gut the lower-end digicam
market and how everyone will dump their 1-3MP digicams for these amazing multimedia
products. Having shot with a sub 1-megapixel phone a year back I shrugged and
moved on, deciding it was a fun toy that some might find useful but that image
quality was poor, even when compared with the lowliest of blister-pack dedicated
cameras. Word has gotten around that new, higher-megapixel phonecams are coming,
with 7 MP being the figure touted on one model available now overseas. In addition,
we just got word that Kodak is finally going to release their EasyShare One,
subject of a press conference last January, which is said to be a camera first
and then a web or phone connecting pictuire sender second. With all that in
mind I was intrigued by the new Samsung 2MP camphone sent to us by the folks
at Sprint, one that links up with Sprint's PCS Picture mail service.

...

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Posted: Sep 30, 2008 1 comments

The Sony Alpha 900



What Does 24 Megapixels Look Like, and Why Would You Need It?

by George Schaub

First off, you won't see any images with this piece. The reason is that
when I first got to shoot with the camera in August, Sony made me sign a blood
oath that no images from the preproduction sample couldb...

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Posted: Dec 12, 2006 0 comments

January
2007

On
the Cover


This month we're taking you directly to the show floor of photokina, the
giant photo and imaging show held in Cologne, Germany, every two years. As you'll
see,the...

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Posted: Apr 27, 2010 2 comments

Depth Of Field

Creative Focus Effects

by Jim Zuckerman

One of the most important concepts in photography, and one that you have to deal with every time you take a picture, is depth of field. Depth of field refers to how much of the scene is in focus in front of and behind the subject on which you’ve focused. Forexa...

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 3 comments

Emerging Beauty

Time Lapse Techniques Capture Miracles

by David FitzSimmons

My wife, Olivia, is a naturalist. In one of her educational programs, she teaches children about the life-cycle of monarch butterflies. To show their four stages of life, she begins by collecting eggs from milkweed plants. Olivia keeps leaves from...

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Howard Millard Posted: Jul 26, 2005 0 comments


The
original photo, shot in the studio with Paul C. Buff electronic
flash on Fujichrome Sensia slide film, is sharp throughout.
Model: Heidi McAllister.

Photos 2002, Howard Millard, All Rights Reserved

In ads, book covers and magazines,
you've seen pictures where part of the subject jumps out at you
because it's sharp, but most of the image is way out of focus. The
technique really directs your attention to the part of the subject that's
sharp, and it adds a contemporary flair and sense of style. Traditionally,
this effect was achieved by using extremely shallow depth of field with
a medium format or large view camera. Today, however, you can create it
digitally in a few minutes and apply it to any existing photo made with
any camera, or to any print that you can scan into your computer.



I
selected the area I want to keep sharp with the Elliptical
Marquee selection tool.

Remember, once you've drawn the selection, you can
reposition it by dragging inside the selected area. Next,
feather the selection.

...

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Posted: Jan 27, 2009 1 comments

Fujifilm Instax 200

The Instant Camera Alternative

by George Schaub

When Polaroid dropped out of the instant camera business it left lots of Polaroid camera owners holding the (camera) bag. Without the dedicated film, Polaroids became instant paper weights, interesting items for the MOPO (Museum of Photographic Obsolescence.)When...

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 27, 2007 0 comments

The Case for Center Weighted Metering

by George Schaub

While today's multi-pattern metering system found in most DSLRs are marvels
of technology, you'll notice that almost every DSLR also has other metering
pattern options. The two main options, with variants available on some cameras,
are center-weightedaver...

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Posted: Oct 30, 2007 0 comments

November
2007

On
the Cover


This month take your images to the next level with a multitude of hot pro tips
and new pro gear reviews. Our special report on the pros and cons of pixel packing
answerswhet...

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Text and photography by Ron Leach Posted: Dec 27, 2005 0 comments


Classic portrait lighting isn't always necessary for capturing
interesting peoplepictures....

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Posted: May 26, 2009 0 comments

Commentary

Spring Cleaning: Some News Flashes from the Past

by George Schaub

The rush of events in the past few years has left us all fairly breathless, what with the pace of change wrought by digital. As product trumps product, and new operating systems and formats rush to grab our attention, older systems and gearquick...

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George Schaub Posted: Jun 26, 2007 0 comments

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Courtesy of Sigma Corporation, All Rights Reserved

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Commentary

by George Schaub

A Look Ahead in Shutterbug

Each month we do our best to bring you a wide variety of articles and test reports
on the latest gear, technology and creative techniques. I thought I'd
take this space to let you in on what's coming in the months head in the
magazine.Incl...

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Grace Schaub Posted: May 30, 2006 1 comments

Apple Aperture How To

by George Schaub

Apple's Aperture offers an all-in-one digital photography program that
can be used to download, view, edit, organize and output images. I've
been working with Aperture for a few months now and thought I'd share
some of the interesting features it offers. One is the...

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