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Posted: Oct 27, 2009 0 comments

In-Camera Monochrome Contrast Control

Get Film & Filter Looks With Your Digital Camera

by George Schaub

Although the images you create are in color (RGB) you also have the ability to create black and white images in your digital camera using the Monochrome “creative” or “picture style” setting.

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Jim Zuckerman Posted: Apr 26, 2011 0 comments

I was privileged to be able to photograph a champion Gypsy Vanner horse, Romeo, with a beautiful model in period costume. I chose late afternoon about an hour before sunset to take advantage of the spectacular backlighting on the blond mane, the tail, and the feathering around the feet. For this particular photo session, I wasn’t able to shoot Romeo in an open field, and the corral fence behind him (#1) bothered me at the time but there were no other options. I knew I wanted to separate my subjects from the background at a later point in time during post-processing, but what makes this breed of horse so beautiful—the long, flowing hair—is a nightmare to deal with in composite work.

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Howard Millard Posted: Jul 26, 2005 0 comments


The
original photo, shot in the studio with Paul C. Buff electronic
flash on Fujichrome Sensia slide film, is sharp throughout.
Model: Heidi McAllister.

Photos 2002, Howard Millard, All Rights Reserved

In ads, book covers and magazines,
you've seen pictures where part of the subject jumps out at you
because it's sharp, but most of the image is way out of focus. The
technique really directs your attention to the part of the subject that's
sharp, and it adds a contemporary flair and sense of style. Traditionally,
this effect was achieved by using extremely shallow depth of field with
a medium format or large view camera. Today, however, you can create it
digitally in a few minutes and apply it to any existing photo made with
any camera, or to any print that you can scan into your computer.



I
selected the area I want to keep sharp with the Elliptical
Marquee selection tool.

Remember, once you've drawn the selection, you can
reposition it by dragging inside the selected area. Next,
feather the selection.

...

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George Schaub Posted: Mar 27, 2007 0 comments

The Case for Center Weighted Metering

by George Schaub

While today's multi-pattern metering system found in most DSLRs are marvels
of technology, you'll notice that almost every DSLR also has other metering
pattern options. The two main options, with variants available on some cameras,
are center-weightedaver...

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Posted: Jan 26, 2010 0 comments

February 2010

On The Cover
This month we’re exploring the craft of architectural photography, as indicated by our striking cover image taken by Jeffrey Jacobs of the Janet Huckabee Arkansas Nature Center. To see more of Jacobs’s stunning images, see page 30. Architecture aside, we also have a book excerpt from Jon Canfield on...

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 27, 2005 0 comments

Image Editing With Paint Shop Pro 9

A Software With Its Own Approach And Style

Text And Photography By Jon Sienkiewicz

For
certain tasks, Paint Shop Pro 9 produces results faster and easier than other
products in its category. For novices, or for those among us who haven't
mastered all ofth...

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George Schaub Posted: May 08, 2007 0 comments

The versatility of the Tamron 18-250mm lens is evident in both close
focusing and when gathering in distant subjects. The crisp edges...
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Posted: Oct 28, 2008 0 comments

THE FOURTH DIMENSION

by Roger W. Hicks

At this year’s photokina, held in late September in Cologne, Germany, we had numerous reporters covering the show; their full reports will appear in our January issue. As an addendum, Roger Hicks submitted an overview...

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Posted: 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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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

March
2006

On
the Cover


This month we have a variety of special reports on workflow, converters...

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Posted: Aug 28, 2007 0 comments

CALL FOR ENTRIES

August 1-October 31, 2007

For "Heroes Smile"




A Photography & Art Book

1) Photography

2) Art, Scultpure & Paintings

3) Graphic Novel & Manga Illustrations

Publication Date: April 2008

ISBN: 0-9798640-1-1

Price: $19.95
...

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Posted: Feb 24, 2009 0 comments

Commentary

Imaging Companies Seem Intent to Continue to Stir the Pot

by George Schaub

As I pack my bags to head off to the PMA show in Las Vegas that starts March 3, I wonder how many new products and technological advances will be announced this time around. It might seem with the economy the way it is that the pace of...

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Posted: Sep 28, 2010 0 comments

When Tripods Are Not Permitted

How To Capture Great Images Anyway

by Jim Zuckerman

Too often, we photographers are forced to take pictures with what seems like one hand tied behind our backs. By this I mean we can’t use a tripod in low light situations. Sometimes this prohibition is reasonable, such as in museums.No...

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George Schaub Posted: Aug 29, 2006 0 comments

Nikon's New D80 Digital SLR

by George Schaub



The new Nikon D80 replaces the D70 and D70s, and becomes Nikon's mid-level
DSLR aimed squarely at photo enthusiasts and advanced amateurs. Having had a
brief time with the camera at a one-on-one session with Nikon, there are many
aspects that are marked improvement...

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Posted: Oct 30, 2007 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Co-Existence of Film and Digital

By Ron Leach

A new survey of 9,000 professional photographers throughout the United States
indicates that 75% of those questioned plan to continue using film for certain
applications, even as they embrace digital photography. According to thes...

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