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May 25, 2010 0 comments

June 2010

On The Cover
Welcome to our mid-year photo gear roundup, featuring the newest products from the top US photo trade show, PMA (Photo Marketing Association). We assembled a team of reporters to cover the show to bring you the latest and greatest gear coming your way in 2010. As you’ll see, we’ve explored new productsi...

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May 25, 2010 1 comments

Low Light Photography

The Night Time Is The Right Time

by Fredrik Froman

Light is light. It doesn’t matter if it comes from the sun, the moon, street lights, or even a flash. In very low light you can still get a photo; it might just take some time since you might have to expose the scene for minutes instead offract...

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May 25, 2010 0 comments

The “Other” Magical Hour

Blue Light Moods

by Lindsay Adler

Most photographers are familiar with the “golden hour” after sunrise or before sunset when the light is rich, warm, and stunning for photographs. But many photographers don’t realize that there is another magical time—the blueho...

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May 25, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

You Can Have an Impact on Future Lens Products

by Ron Leach

Regular readers of this column know that we frequently turn to InfoTrends, the Weymouth, MA research and consulting firm, when we need reliable statistics on trends within the photo industry. Now you have an opportunity to influence futurepro...

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Jul 01, 2010 0 comments

July 2010

On The Cover
This month is our location and travel photography special. With summer around the corner, we’re here to help you make your best travel photos yet. Before you hit the road, be sure to check out Joe Farace’s report on all-terrain “rugged” digicams; you’ll be amazed at how affordable andf...

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Jun 29, 2010 1 comments

Macro Photography

Picture A Small World

by Jim Zuckerman

Macro photography is a world unto itself. Filling the frame with small subjects opens up new and exciting creative possibilities for you, and if you haven’t delved into this realm of photography up to now, I encourage you to do so. I’m sure you’lll...

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Jun 29, 2010 1 comments

Super Wides

Exaggerated Points Of View

by Jim Zuckerman

If you like straight, unaltered images and you diligently try to capture what you see with your eyes, super wide angle lenses are not for you. At the very least the images will give you a headache. However, if you like thinking outside the box (and sometimes outside...

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Jun 29, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Effects of Imagery on the Human Psyche

by Ron Leach

With the tragic social and environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico we are once
again reminded of the profound power of photography to rouse support for social causes
like the environment, and motivate people torespon...

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Aug 01, 2010 0 comments

August 2010

On The Cover
This month our focus is on lenses and we have tips and reviews that cover the optical gamut, from fisheyes to teles to super-wide zooms. Lenses aside, we also have expert advice on how to properly protect your gear, which will certainly come in handy if you decide to take the RV digital darkroom challenge ofwrite...

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Jul 27, 2010 1 comments

Lens Effects

Light And Lenses, Plus A Unique Point Of View

by Jim Zuckerman

Lenses don’t interpret the world as our eyes do. The way light interacts with glass and with the metal blades of a lens aperture is different than how it interacts with our eyes, and it’s noteworthy to mention some of the effects thatc...

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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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Jul 27, 2010 5 comments

Industry Perspective

Protecting Your Images On Social Networking Sites

by Ron Leach

In these days of online photo sharing and social networking, privacy issues have become
a real concern. Facebook has supplanted MySpace, Kodak Gallery and Snapfish as the
top choice for uploading images,accor...

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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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Aug 31, 2010 0 comments

Umbrellas Versus Soft Boxes

May The Best Modifier Win!

by Steve Bedell

You’re buying studio lights, maybe for the first time. After deciding which lights will fit your style and budget, you need to decide upon light modifiers. The two most common ones are umbrellas and soft boxes. Which should you buy and why? Andis...

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Aug 31, 2010 1 comments

The Terminator Line

Use The Edge Of Night & Day In Your Landscape Images

by Brad Perks

The terminator line is created by the earth’s shadow. It is literally the edge of night and day, which some photographers refer to as the twilight zone. The shadow first appears in shades of blue along the horizon. Dramaticter...