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Nov 25, 2008 0 comments

Low Light Exposure

Tripods and Image Quality

by George Schaub

It always surprises me how “light sensitive” digital cameras are, and how low the light can be and still have the sensor dig out detail. This becomes apparent when photographing in the shade, in late afternoon light, overcast light and even when the sun has setbelow...

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Nov 25, 2008 0 comments

 Create Your Own Shutterbug Cover

by Ron Leach

Have your ever pictured one of your favorite photographs  on the cover of Shutterbug Magazine? Our new MyOwnCover program is an opportunity for our readers to do just that! You simply upload one of your images into our special template template, select some textto...

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Dec 30, 2008 0 comments

The Technique Behind the Picture This! Assignment

Threshhold Command is the Key to Graphic “B&W Only” Look

by George Schaub

Every month Shutterbug brings a Picture This! Assignment to readers, which creates a theme and requests readers send in images to match it. The January, 2009 issue of Shutterbug saw thepublic...

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Dec 30, 2008 0 comments

Olympus Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 “Pancake” Lens

A “Normal” Lens with Unconventional Features

by George Schaub

The Olympus Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 lens, designed for their and other Four/Thirds system cameras, is a sleeper of a lens that offers some fun and interesting photographic options. Not only does the lens allowyou...

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Dec 30, 2008 0 comments

January 2009

On the Cover
This month we’re taking you directly to the show floor of photokina, the world’s largest photo and imaging show held in Cologne, Germany, every two years. As you’ll uncover while reading our reports, there is a lot of innovation coming your way in 2009. For starters, expect to hear more aboutthe...

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Dec 30, 2008 0 comments

Digital SLRs on the Upswing

by Ron Leach

A comprehensive new study from InfoTrends indicates that while the digital camera market is reaching a “mature stage” in it’s lifecycle, digital SLRs have emerged as an area of rapid growth within the industry while point-and-shoot cameras are heading toward commodity status withconstant...

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Feb 01, 2009 0 comments

February 2009

On the Cover
This month we explore the fascinating world of black and white photography through how-to articles, portfolios, and digital options. We even show you how to achieve monochrome magic via duotones! In addition, we have a D-SLR Test Report special, bringing...

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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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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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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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Feb 24, 2009 0 comments

How-To

Objective And Subjective Exposure

by George Schaub

This is an excerpt from our new Petersens Photographic quarterly publication, which is a newsstand-only magazine still on newsstands today. Every three months a new edition will be available, with our next topic being "Composition." Look for it at anewsst...

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Feb 24, 2009 0 comments

Commentary

Imaging Companies Seem Intent to Continue to Stir the Pot

by George Schaub

As I pack my bags to head off to the PMA show in Las Vegas that starts March 3, I wonder how many new products and technological advances will be announced this time around. It might seem with the economy the way it is that the pace of...

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Feb 24, 2009 0 comments

March 2009

On The Cover
This month our focus is on the creative aspects of image processing. With that in mind, we’ve tested a range of software and plug-ins, so you’ll be equipped for whatever your imagination has in store. We also have an insider’s report oni...

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Feb 24, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Positive Outlook for Digital Camera Sales

by Ron Leach

Despite the dismal world-wide economic outlook, prospects for  continued growth in the digital camera market seems remarkably strong—especially as compared to predictions for other consumer-related industries. Recent data from theCamer...

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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...