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Posted: Jan 27, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Good News From Apple

by Ron Leach

Most of the news about Apple these days has to do with the health of the company’s Co-Founder and visionary Steve Jobs.  In fact, much of the buzz at the recent Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco concerned the absence of Jobs and the news thatApp...

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George Schaub Posted: Apr 25, 2006 0 comments

The Gemini kit is composed of two flash heads (monoblocs) and a Gemini Battery
set, as well as a strong duffle-bag like carrying case and stands for the heads.
We worked with the 500WS heads, although the kit comes in both 250WS and 750WS
units as well. The supplied stands come with an "L" bracket that
all...

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Posted: Oct 30, 2007 0 comments

Sundance Photographic Workshop students aiming for great shots at the
Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair




Students at the November 8-12 Sundance Photographic Workshop will have a unique
opportunity to capture performers backstage at the 2007 Cowboy Poetry Gathering
and Buckaroo Fair in Heber City, Utah. The popular event--billed...

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Posted: May 26, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

GPS-Enabled Cameras and Other Geotagging Options

by Ron Leach

Whether you’re a backpacker, sailor, cyclist or simply a motorist, you are likely familiar with GPS devices which receive latitude, and longitude coordinates from global-positioning satellites to pinpoint your location. Applying thisg...

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George Schaub Posted: Jun 21, 2005 0 comments

Now I know how stagecoach drivers felt when they saw those first rail lines
being laid over their routes. The recent announcement that Kodak would be discontinuing
their silver black and white papers didn't come as much as a shock as
an inevitability that one always hopes will not be manifest. With inventories
expected to last a few months, we're now witnessing the disappearance
of venerable brands such as Polycontrast IV, Azo and Polymax Fine Art, Kodabrome
II and Portra, even their "Digital Black and White" paper, which
was used for digital printers. According to a Kodak spokesperson, Kodak has
seen a cumulative drop in black and white paper buying of 25% per year over
the past few years and could no longer justify being in the market. We also
learned, by the way, that Kodak black and white papers had of late been produced
in Brazil, being packaged from rolls in Rochester. The spokesperson did stress,
however, that Kodak black and white film and chemistry was not on the chopping
block and that Kodak sees silver photography as still extremely viable.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2008 0 comments
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Photos © 2007, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

While a braveeffo...

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Posted: Aug 12, 2009 0 comments

Exposure Tips

Sunsets And Sky

by George Schaub

There’s something magical happening in the sky all the time—if we only bother to look. Whether it’s sunrise, sunset, or a front passing through, the sky offers an amazing diversity of light, color, and subject matter. However, photographs of the skysometimes...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Aug 30, 2005 0 comments

As the price of wide format photo printers like the ones offered by Epson,
Canon, and HP continues to come down, more and more digital photo enthusiasts
are adding them to their digital darkrooms. For less than $400, you can now
print photo quality 11x14" images (actually, up to 13x19), saving money
and time without sending these prints out to a photo lab.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 30, 2007 0 comments

Blue Pixel's Pro Digital Workflow Seminars are the Perfect Complement
to Digital SLR Holiday Gifts

Professional Photographers and High-Level Amateurs Will Learn to Maximize
Digital Workflow with the Fewest Steps




Excited
to use your new digital SLR camera, but confused about where to start? Learn
how toge...

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

November 2010

On The Cover
This month we’re shining a spotlight on lighting tools and techniques. We delve into LED lights, speedlights, macro ringlights, lighting accessories, and more. Lighting aside, Jon Canfield explores Adobe’s Lightroom 3 to see if it really is worth the upgrade. We also test HiTi’s PocketStudioprinter.

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Posted: May 29, 2008 0 comments

The compact Sigma DP1 has a single focal length lens, sports a "large"
(for compacts) sensor from Foveon and has many controls...
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Posted: Dec 29, 2009 0 comments

January 2010

On The Cover
Maynard Switzer got in the boat to make this photograph of a Burmese fisherman at work, but there was something more he had to do to add just the right touch of color to the image. Find out what it was by taking to the road with Shutterbug’s new travel columnist on page 22. Aside from Switzer’ss...

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George Schaub Posted: Jan 04, 2005 0 comments

High scene contrast always creates difficulties for photographers, whether
shooting film or digital. The difficulty stems from the difference between the
ways the film or sensor "sees" and how the human eye sees. Our eyes
are adaptive, and can resolve large variations in brightness by the way it scans
throughout the scene and the amazing reflex of automatically restricting and
dilating the pupil to adjust to bright and dark areas before us. While light
metering systems in cameras are impressive in the way they can read light, the
fact remains that at the moment of exposure the lens on a camera records a scene
at one fixed aperture, or opening. In most situations this is no problem, as
the meter averages light values and the bright and dark areas are distributed
through the recording medium properly. But high contrast presents a problem.

A
better solution is to use the --1 contrast setting. This
allows for smoother tonal gradations and addresses the need to
control the divergent light values in this backlit scene.

All Photos © George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

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Posted: Apr 24, 2007 0 comments

May 2007

On
the Cover


Big news this month on the digital camera front: The Nikon D40 has broken the
$600 barrier and a Leica legacy goes digital! To learn more about the Nikon
D40 and the Leica M8 be sure...

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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments

Seeing Pictures: Negative Space

What’s Not There

by Jim Zuckerman

The concept of negative space has to do with compositional balance. Negative space simply means an area of an image that is largely devoid of subject matter. In other words, it’s a blank area like the sky, an expanse of plaster, the surface of a...

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