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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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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments

Perfect Exposure

The Histogram Is Your Best Friend

by Steve Bedell

There are three things that constitute a “perfect” digital file. Perfect exposure, accurate white balance, and a controlled brightness range. In this article, we’re going to focus on the first—perfect exposure. And in the process,we...

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 29, 2005 0 comments

One of the reasons that many people are getting into making prints at home
these days is that inkjet prints are simpler to make and more permanent than,
in many cases, photographic prints (dye based projection, that is.) With recent
advances in ink and paper technology from companies such as Epson and HP we
now see the potential, given proper storage, of digital prints lasting more
than 100 years. Even snapshot size prints, according to Wilhelm Research, from
portable printers like the popular and relatively diminutive PictureMate from
Epson can last three generations or more. And most of the newer printers don't
even require the intermediary of the computer to make very good looking prints.

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George Schaub Posted: Jan 30, 2007 0 comments

What Happened to My Images ??!!



Corrupted Disks and Rescue Strategies

by George Schaub

I am not sure if it's happened to you, but it's happened to me.
After having spent an afternoon shooting with my digital camera everything suddenly
stopped. While the counter in my camera LED showed that I hadple...

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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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Posted: Apr 26, 2011 0 comments
May Cover This month we explore pro raw converters and image-editing options. While our reviews feature products that pose an alternative to Adobe Photoshop, they will handle many of your image processing needs. We also explore the use of image stabilization with tripods to see if they are friends or foes. Finally, beauty shots of New York City’s Eventi Hotel/Beatrice luxury apartments were a key part of Jon Ortner’s assignment for the property developer, but to find out what inspired his on-the-fly creativity, you’ll have to get down to street level on page 120.

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 15, 2005 0 comments

The pixels that make up a digital image each have an "address",
a code that defines color, brightness and shades. When we make images with a
digital camera or from film with a scanner we are creating a matrix of pixels
that altogether create the illusion of a continuous tone image. These codes
are not dyes or even densities, but specific information as to how the computer
will interpret the colors and tonal values on the screen. It is only when we
make a print that we leave the "digital" world and enter the world
of dyes and pigments. Because each pixel has a code, basically a bunch of information
that is composed of bits and bytes, we can alter that code to change the "address",
or color and tonal look of every pixel. In this lesson we'll use the Replace
Color dialog box, found in most versions of Photoshop, or under other names
in other programs, to illustrate the point and give you an easy, fun way to
play with your pictures.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2007 0 comments

The Palm Springs Photo Festival

May 6-11

Korakia Pensione Hotel

The Palm Springs Photo Festival is the West Coast meeting place of photography's
national and international community and has rapidly become one of the most
extensive photo festivals in the U.S. and abroad, offering numerous invaluable
opportunities to learn andn...

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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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Posted: Feb 23, 2010 0 comments

The Raw Facts About Infrared

Processing Digital Infrared Raw Files Using Adobe Camera Raw

by Joe Farace

One of the best ways to squeeze the maximum image quality from your digital infrared files is to first capture them in your camera’s Raw format and process them in your favorite Raw software. In my casethat’...

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 28, 2006 0 comments

PMA Coverage in our June, 2006 Issue

by George Schuab

I wanted to give you a Coming Attraction of our June, 2006 Shutterbug issue.
It's filled with new products, trends and technology from the recent PMA
Show in Orlando, FL. This is the biggest photo/imaging trade show in the US,
and we had a team of reporterscoveri...

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Posted: Jun 26, 2007 0 comments

Southern
California

The Artistry Corel Painter Retreat

Taught by Karen Sperling

August 27, 28 and 29, 2007

The Artistry GARTEL

Marketing for Photographers Seminar

Taught by Laurence Gartel

August 30 and 31, 2007

Contact Information

Karen Sperling

http://ww...

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Posted: 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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Posted: 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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