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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 26, 2007 0 comments

Consumer Habits

By Ron Leach

One of the best ways to gauge near-term trends in the photo industry is to
take a look at what types of cameras are being purchased and what methods photographers
use to output their images. We just received an interesting report from the
Photo Marketing Association (PMA) that provides someup...

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Posted: Dec 30, 2008 0 comments

The Technique Behind the Picture This! Assignment

Threshhold Command is the Key to Graphic “B&W Only” Look

by George Schaub

Every month Shutterbug brings a Picture This! Assignment to readers, which creates a theme and requests readers send in images to match it. The January, 2009 issue of Shutterbug saw thepublic...

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Posted: 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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Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments

October
2007

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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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Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments

Seeing Pictures: Negative Space

What’s Not There

by Jim Zuckerman

The concept of negative space has to do with compositional balance. Negative space simply means an area of an image that is largely devoid of subject matter. In other words, it’s a blank area like the sky, an expanse of plaster, the surface of a...

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Howard Millard Posted: Jun 07, 2005 0 comments


#1. Starting with an original single image photo shot
in the studio, I selected the subject with the Magic Wand
tool. (Model: Tanya Perez.)

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Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

February
2007

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the Cover

This month we explore the realm of black and white photography. If
you've ever wondered how to get great color to black and white conversions,
wonder no more as Philip...

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Posted: Mar 25, 2008 0 comments

Tomorrow's Tools and What They Mean To Today's Photographer

by George Schaub

There may come a time when the machines don't need us anymore, when they
might become self-generative and self-sustaining, when inventors become vestigial
to inventions. This will not, I imagine, happen overnight, but could bea...

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Posted: Oct 27, 2009 0 comments

November 2009

On The Cover
Believe it or not, but Hugh O. Smith photographed the City Hall in Oceanside, California, with a pinhole camera, the Zero 2000 6x6 Deluxe. To see more of his unique pinhole images, see page 94. For further alternative camera inspiration, be sure to explore Tim Verthein’s article on TtV photography on page1...

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