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Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

April 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
technologies togetherto...

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Posted: Oct 27, 2009 0 comments

In-Camera Monochrome Contrast Control

Get Film & Filter Looks With Your Digital Camera

by George Schaub

Although the images you create are in color (RGB) you also have the ability to create black and white images in your digital camera using the Monochrome “creative” or “picture style” setting.

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Jim Zuckerman Posted: Apr 26, 2011 1 comments

I was privileged to be able to photograph a champion Gypsy Vanner horse, Romeo, with a beautiful model in period costume. I chose late afternoon about an hour before sunset to take advantage of the spectacular backlighting on the blond mane, the tail, and the feathering around the feet. For this particular photo session, I wasn’t able to shoot Romeo in an open field, and the corral fence behind him (#1) bothered me at the time but there were no other options. I knew I wanted to separate my subjects from the background at a later point in time during post-processing, but what makes this breed of horse so beautiful—the long, flowing hair—is a nightmare to deal with in composite work.

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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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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: Jul 29, 2008 0 comments

All Photos © 2008, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

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Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Can Photography Save the World?

by Ron Leach

Ten years ago PBS debuted a moving documentary entitled “American Photography: A
Century of Images.” The program traced photography’s profound influence upon life in
America, and I recall being particularly struck by thecamera&rsqu...

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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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George Schaub Posted: Jun 26, 2007 0 comments

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Courtesy of Sigma Corporation, All Rights Reserved

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Posted: Nov 25, 2008 0 comments

The Megapixel Madness Continues

by George Schaub

The recent surge on megapixel counts in all levels of digital cameras, from modest point and shoot all the way through advanced amateur and especially in pro cameras and backs, has users questioning the need for such massive files. Indeed, many have become concerned that their camera is nowpushing...

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Posted: May 25, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

You Can Have an Impact on Future Lens Products

by Ron Leach

Regular readers of this column know that we frequently turn to InfoTrends, the Weymouth, MA research and consulting firm, when we need reliable statistics on trends within the photo industry. Now you have an opportunity to influence futurepro...

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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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Posted: Aug 28, 2007 3 comments

Online Photo Printing Services are Booming

By Ron Leach

A new report from InfoTrends indicates an increased growth in the use of online
photo printing services, resulting in surging revenues for web-based print providers.
According to the Weymouth, MA-based market research and consulting firm, online
photo serviceprovider...

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Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments

Test Report

Tamron SP AF10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII LD Aspherical (IF) Super Wide, Lightweight Zoom

by George Schaub

There was time when those seeking super-wide lenses for APS-C size sensor cameras didn’t have much choice, but new light gathering systems that distribute light evenly from lens to sensor, as well as new...

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Posted: Sep 28, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

“A Shocking Betrayal”

by Ron Leach

In what a Marquette University Professor deems a “shocking betrayal,” it seems that
famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers was a paid FBI informant at the same
time he befriended high-ranking civil rightslead...

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