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Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments

Pictures as Pork Chops

by George Schaub

The head for this column comes from a statement by Bob Schwalberg, the irascible
senior editor of Pop Photo from back in the eighties who, when describing the
state of affairs for pros selling stock, told me, "Pictures are not pork
chops to be sold by the pound." He was...

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Posted: 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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Posted: Jul 27, 2010 0 comments

Super High Contrast And “Tripod-Less” HDR

High-Speed Brackets

by George Schaub

HDR stands for “High Dynamic Range”, which means that there are times when one exposure can not possibly capture the very wide range of light values in a scene. The eye compensates for high contrast by opening andclosing...

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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: Sep 20, 2007 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Turning Your Hobby Into Cash

By Ron Leach

While all Shutterbug readers are serious about imaging, some consider photography
a career while others shoot for the pure pleasure of the creative process. We
regularly hear from a third type of photographer: photo enthusiasts whodon&...

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Posted: Apr 28, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Passing of a Legend

by Ron Leach

America lost a national treasure with the recent passing of celebrated New York street photographer Helen Levitt. Born on August 31, 1913 of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Levitt died peacefully in her sleep on March 29 at the age of 95.

After dropping...

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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: Nov 30, 2010 0 comments

Three Stages Of Macro Photography

When You Want To Get Up Close And Personal

by Joe Farace

I often hear people saying, “There’s nothing to photograph!” but what they usually mean is that there are no beautiful blue skies filled with puffy clouds or they’re not on the beach at Cancun. I wish I wasin...

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 31, 2006 0 comments

Impressions and Images: Panasonic DMC-L1K DSLR

by George Schaub

The Panasonic DMC-L1K DSLR is Panasonic's first digital single lens reflex
camera. Priced at just under $2000 with a Leica D Vario Elmarit f/2.8-3.5 14-50mm
zoom lens (equivalent to 28-100mm in 35mm format) and 7+ megapixel sensor, it
is a member of theF...

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Posted: Feb 01, 2008 0 comments

February
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
technologi...

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Posted: Aug 25, 2009 0 comments

The Mysteries Of Long Exposure

Expand Your Image Imagination

by Art Rosch

The human eye sees light in the moment. Film or sensors accumulate light through an entire exposure, as if it were a memory. Photons continue making impressions wherever they land on the sensor or film. Moving objects leave a distended, time-lapsei...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 09, 2004 0 comments

While you can choose enhanced color saturation when using your digital camera
via the Menu, this choice generally adds saturation to all colors at once. This
might work fine for some subjects, but there are many ways to "juice up"
selective colors later in the software. We'll work with two controls here,
Hue/Saturation and Selective Color, both used as Adjustment Layers.


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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 0 comments

Adam Block: Astrophotographer

Shooting For The Stars

by Lorraine A. DarConte

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” said Oscar Wilde, who, in his wildest dreams could not have imagined how truly spectacular the universe is. Thanks to “visionaries” like AdamBlock—...

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Posted: Jan 22, 2007 0 comments

Face Recognition for Image Searching

by Ron Leach

With the Internet becoming more and more visually oriented all the time, a
Swedish company has devised a unique approach for searching the millions of
images that are uploaded daily. The new Polar Rose technology employs a combination
of user input and facial recognition...

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Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments

Photo Industry Supports Everest Climb

By Ron Leach

At a time when world attention is directed toward the turmoil involving China,
Tibet and the upcoming Olympics, it's nice to see some positive news emanating
from Nepal--especially when it involves the photo industry in support of
an effort to raise awareness andmone...

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