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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: 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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Posted: Sep 01, 2010 0 comments

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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Posted: May 26, 2009 0 comments

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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George Schaub Posted: Feb 15, 2005 0 comments

Handcolorists have been doing it for years. They began with a black and white
image and using photo oils, chiefly from the Marshall Company (distributed by
BKA Group) added selective color or entirely covered a monochrome image with
color. This was often practiced with portraits, but began to find followers
in the "fine arts" arena as well. We've seen this so-called
mixed-media trend come and go, and I don't think hand-coloring will ever
go out of style. Digital has opened up many new doors for creativity, and because
you can manipulate images with ease it allows you to emulate any look, style
or technique that you might admire. In this lesson we'll take a look at
"colorizing" an image and mixing color with black and white.

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Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

December
2006

On the
Cover


What's on the photo horizon? The answers as posed by our writers may surprise
you. Aside from looking into the future, we show you how to prevent and cure
dust problemsw...

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Posted: Jan 29, 2008 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Passing of a Legend

By Ron Leach

The photographic industry has lost a beloved friend, a passionate advocate,
and a true legend with the recent passing of Herbert Keppler.

Burt was both mentor and inspiration to countless professional photographers,
hobbyists,educator...

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Posted: Aug 25, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Hindsight is Sometimes More than 20/20

by Ron Leach

As the end of this decade approaches, I found myself pondering the direction our technology-driven industry has taken and some prognostications Shutterbug writers made back in 1999 about the future of photography. Let’s take a look back and see...

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Passing of Photographer Charles Brittin

by Ron Leach

Relatively unknown outside of Los Angeles for most of his career, Charles Brittin was an important documentary photographer known for his political activism. In commemorating Brittin’s recent passing Andrew Perchuk, Deputy Director of the GettyR...

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