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George Schaub Posted: Jan 04, 2005 0 comments

High scene contrast always creates difficulties for photographers, whether
shooting film or digital. The difficulty stems from the difference between the
ways the film or sensor "sees" and how the human eye sees. Our eyes
are adaptive, and can resolve large variations in brightness by the way it scans
throughout the scene and the amazing reflex of automatically restricting and
dilating the pupil to adjust to bright and dark areas before us. While light
metering systems in cameras are impressive in the way they can read light, the
fact remains that at the moment of exposure the lens on a camera records a scene
at one fixed aperture, or opening. In most situations this is no problem, as
the meter averages light values and the bright and dark areas are distributed
through the recording medium properly. But high contrast presents a problem.

A
better solution is to use the --1 contrast setting. This
allows for smoother tonal gradations and addresses the need to
control the divergent light values in this backlit scene.

All Photos © George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

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Posted: Apr 24, 2007 0 comments

May 2007

On
the Cover


Big news this month on the digital camera front: The Nikon D40 has broken the
$600 barrier and a Leica legacy goes digital! To learn more about the Nikon
D40 and the Leica M8 be sure...

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Posted: Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

September
2008

On
the Cover


You're in for a treat this month with our digital darkroom sampler. We
explore a variety of products from display to output, including X-Rite's
ColorMunki,Apple...

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George Schaub Posted: Jun 13, 2006 0 comments

To add a keyword in the Keyword HUD (which comes up with the keyboard shortcut
Shift-H) click on the plus/minus button on the far left and type in the keyword
required. This creates a main keyword. Here the keywording process gets started
by typing in "kids."

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Howard Millard Posted: Jun 26, 2007 0 comments


Learn how to shoot striking panoramas like this at Howard Millard's
DigitalPanorami...

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Posted: Nov 25, 2008 0 comments

December 2008

On the Cover
OK, be honest, how many times have you printed an image only to become frustrated that the print doesn’t match the image on screen? The answer is probably more times than you’d care to admit. But don’t worry, that frustration is a thing of the past as David Brooks shows you how to get great printsever...

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Posted: 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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Grace Schaub Posted: Feb 28, 2006 0 comments

A Special Report from the PMA Show

Digital Image Sensor Update



The Promise of Even Better Image Quality Ahead

by George Schaub



In light of recent developments, and with products unveiled here at PMA, it's
clear that manufacturers are aiming their efforts at bringing outcameras...

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Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments

October
2007

On
the Cover


Welcome to our how-to special on lighting. This month we explore on-camera,
tabletop, and studio strobes, and provide insider reports on pro flash tips
and gear. We also have...

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Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments

April 2009

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This month our attention is focused on 2009’s hottest D-SLRs. Included in our Test Special you’ll find Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II, Nikon’s D3X, Olympus’ E-30, and Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-G1, which is also an ILDC (Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera). D-SLRs aside, we also have a veryi...

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

November 2010

On The Cover
This month we’re shining a spotlight on lighting tools and techniques. We delve into LED lights, speedlights, macro ringlights, lighting accessories, and more. Lighting aside, Jon Canfield explores Adobe’s Lightroom 3 to see if it really is worth the upgrade. We also test HiTi’s PocketStudioprinter.

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George Schaub Posted: Apr 19, 2005 0 comments

When shooting film, especially slide film, color rendition is a matter of
matching the film's "personality" with the subject at hand.
You can choose films with high or "normal" color saturation, contrast
and color response. These two photos of a colorful Christmas toy soldier in
New York's Rockefeller Center show the differences between saturation
renditions. With a digital camera you can program in color saturation, "warmth"
and even color contrast, making every frame you shoot like an individual selection
of film.


Color Low Saturation

 


Color High Saturation Warm

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Posted: Aug 29, 2006 0 comments

Apple Unveils New Mac Pro Featuring Quad 64-bit Xeon Processors

Apple has unveiled the new Mac Pro, a quad Xeon, 64-bit desktop workstation
featuring two new Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors running up to 3.0 GHz and
a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of the Power
Mac G5 Quad. With advanced performance, greaterexp...

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Posted: Nov 27, 2007 0 comments

December
2007

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the Cover


What's in store for the photo industry next year? While that is really
anybody's guess, our experts predict some big changes on the horizon.
Aside fromprognostic...

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Posted: Jun 19, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Young Adults: Highly Engaged in Photography

by Ron Leach

InfoTrends, a leading market research firm in the digital imaging industry, recently released two surveys detailing the enthusiastic photography-related habits of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. Given the popularity of socialnetworki...

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