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Posted: Nov 27, 2007 0 comments

Trends in Camera Sales

By Ron Leach

A couple times a year we take a close look at what types of cameras are being
purchased by both amateur and professional photographers, and this information
often provides an interesting view on near-term trends in the photo industry.
We just received a comprehensive report from thePho...

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Posted: Aug 01, 2009 0 comments

August 2009

On The Cover
This month our focus is on lenses and pro Steve Bedell checks the specs and weighs in on why you may or may not want to keep using pro-quality lenses for your work. In addition, we have a Test Report on the latest Zeiss Planar T* 85mm and 50mm lenses. Aside from optics, we have an exclusive interview with mastercr...

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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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George Schaub Posted: Mar 29, 2005 0 comments

One of the reasons that many people are getting into making prints at home
these days is that inkjet prints are simpler to make and more permanent than,
in many cases, photographic prints (dye based projection, that is.) With recent
advances in ink and paper technology from companies such as Epson and HP we
now see the potential, given proper storage, of digital prints lasting more
than 100 years. Even snapshot size prints, according to Wilhelm Research, from
portable printers like the popular and relatively diminutive PictureMate from
Epson can last three generations or more. And most of the newer printers don't
even require the intermediary of the computer to make very good looking prints.

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George Schaub Posted: Jan 30, 2007 0 comments

What Happened to My Images ??!!



Corrupted Disks and Rescue Strategies

by George Schaub

I am not sure if it's happened to you, but it's happened to me.
After having spent an afternoon shooting with my digital camera everything suddenly
stopped. While the counter in my camera LED showed that I hadple...

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Posted: Mar 25, 2008 0 comments

Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM (Motor-in) Lenses

The fisheye look is anacquired...

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Posted: Oct 27, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Camera Phones Coming of Age

by Ron Leach

Most “serious” photographers own at least one pocket-size digital camera so that they’re always prepared to capture an interesting scene—even if their trusty SLR is back home in the camera cabinet. That means many of us go about ourdaily...

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Posted: Apr 26, 2011 0 comments
May Cover This month we explore pro raw converters and image-editing options. While our reviews feature products that pose an alternative to Adobe Photoshop, they will handle many of your image processing needs. We also explore the use of image stabilization with tripods to see if they are friends or foes. Finally, beauty shots of New York City’s Eventi Hotel/Beatrice luxury apartments were a key part of Jon Ortner’s assignment for the property developer, but to find out what inspired his on-the-fly creativity, you’ll have to get down to street level on page 120.

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 15, 2005 0 comments

The pixels that make up a digital image each have an "address",
a code that defines color, brightness and shades. When we make images with a
digital camera or from film with a scanner we are creating a matrix of pixels
that altogether create the illusion of a continuous tone image. These codes
are not dyes or even densities, but specific information as to how the computer
will interpret the colors and tonal values on the screen. It is only when we
make a print that we leave the "digital" world and enter the world
of dyes and pigments. Because each pixel has a code, basically a bunch of information
that is composed of bits and bytes, we can alter that code to change the "address",
or color and tonal look of every pixel. In this lesson we'll use the Replace
Color dialog box, found in most versions of Photoshop, or under other names
in other programs, to illustrate the point and give you an easy, fun way to
play with your pictures.

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Posted: Jun 24, 2008 0 comments

Digital SLRs on the Upswing

By Ron Leach

A new six-year forecast released by a leading market research firm serving
the digital imaging industry points to digital SLRS as "the brightest
spot in the digital camera market." In their report, entitled "North
American Consumer Digital Camera Forecast:2008--201...

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Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments

Natural Light Reflectors

“Found” Light For Outdoor Portraiture

by Steve Bedell

Photographers love equipment. They’ll attend any seminar and buy any piece of equipment they can in the hopes that it will elevate their work to a higher plane. Now that’s all well and good, but before you start buyingal...

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George Schaub Posted: Apr 25, 2006 0 comments


Open an image in Photoshop, then evoke the dialog box at Filters>Alien...

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Posted: Jul 01, 2007 0 comments

July 2007

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 hits and highlights
of the latest geara...

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Posted: Oct 28, 2008 0 comments

November 2008

On the Cover
This month be sure to read our special report on memory cards and memory loss. Despite what you may think, you can recover “lost” images and we show you how, so the next time you’re in the field and this happens you won’t panic. Speaking of being in the field, we have a buyer’sguide...

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Posted: May 25, 2010 0 comments

The “Other” Magical Hour

Blue Light Moods

by Lindsay Adler

Most photographers are familiar with the “golden hour” after sunrise or before sunset when the light is rich, warm, and stunning for photographs. But many photographers don’t realize that there is another magical time—the blueho...

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