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Posted: Sep 28, 2010 0 comments

October 2010

On The Cover
Welcome to our annual imaging software update issue. We explore all the latest imaging software has to offer, from calibration to retouching to special effects. In addition, we have a Test Report special on super potent photo plug-ins. We also have reports on Sony’s NEX-3, a compact system camera, andEpson...

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Posted: Sep 25, 2007 0 comments

All Photos © George Schaub, All RIghts Reserved

This first shot wasmad...

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Posted: Apr 28, 2009 0 comments

In Brief

Tiffen Dfx Essentials

by George Schaub

While Tiffen made their name in Hollywood studios, the photo community always checked out Tiffen when anything from a polarizer to a center halo filter was called for in the shot. But those were the days when photographers put filters over their lens rather than gaining effects vias...

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Howard Millard Posted: Jul 26, 2005 0 comments

1.

It was the swinging `60s,
I was in college, and many wore a rainbow of tie-dyed colors. What had
been "normal" was being challenged on every front, and that
included photography. The bulging, startling perspective of the fisheye
lens added an otherworldly look to album covers for rock musicians like
Jimi Hendrix and Cream. Now, decades later, just as bell bottom pants
recently returned for yet another cycle, fisheye images have again reared
their heads in both print and television ads. A fisheye lens, of course,
is one that takes in an extremely wide angle of view, often 180º,
and appears as a circle within the black image frame. Yes, there are rectilinear
full frame fisheyes (which give a rectangular, not round image), but to
my mind, they're merely ultra-wide angle lenses. A true fisheye,
on the other hand, is a unique special effects tool which renders a unique
circular perspective of the world.



When I was a student, fisheye lenses cost a small fortune (some still
do). What to do? I drilled a hole in the center of a lens cap and glued
a brass door peephole from a hardware store to it. Snapping the lens cap/fisheye
lens over a 50mm or wider angle standard lens, I got a small 180º
circular fisheye image in the center of the black frame. Quality was not
great, but the effect was spectacular.

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Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

September
2006

On the
Cover


How effective are the latest camera-shake compensating systems? Wonder no more
as we tell all in Peter K. Burian's in-depth Anti-Shake camera shootout
on page 80. New...

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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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Howard Millard Posted: Jun 07, 2005 0 comments


#1. Starting with an original single image photo shot
in the studio, I selected the subject with the Magic Wand
tool. (Model: Tanya Perez.)

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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

February
2007

On
the Cover

This month we explore the realm of black and white photography. If
you've ever wondered how to get great color to black and white conversions,
wonder no more as Philip...

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 0 comments

Digital Print Display

Best Practices For Mounting, Matting & Framing

by Jon Canfield

After all the effort you’ve made to take a great photo and make a beautiful print, you want it to have immediate impact on the viewer. Whether it will hang in your home or if you’re planning to enter it into a competitiono...

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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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Jack Warren Posted: Apr 12, 2005 0 comments

14 tracks and looking for more, the International Speedway Cooperation (ISC)
has an ace up their sleeve when it comes to photography. Director of photography
Mike Meadows has been their primary go to guy for the past six years when the
shot had to be just right.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2007 0 comments

Panasonic Lumix To Launch Digital Photo Academy



Panasonic LUMIX will launch the Digital Photo Academy, a series of workshops
for all digital camera owners who want to maximize their cameras' features
and create more rewarding and enjoyable photo experiences. The academy, offering
courses at three different levels, will roll out in 20...

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Posted: Jul 29, 2008 0 comments

Digital Help

by David B. Brooks

We are including a long response section from David Brooks' Digital Help
column in the newsletter this month as we wanted to get this information to
you as soon as possible. His response is to numerous letters he has recently
received on how to get prints that match the on-screenima...

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