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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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George Schaub Posted: Jun 27, 2006 0 comments

Photokina's New Look

by George Schaub

Professional and avid photographers looking to travel to Cologne, Germany will
notice some changes when they prepare for their trip to photokina 2006, Sept.
26 -- Oct. 1, 2006 in Cologne, Germany. Photokina veterans should quickly
forget about the previous hall numbersystem...

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Posted: May 01, 2009 0 comments

May 2009

On The Cover
This month we share the gear and tips you’ll need to make great photos during your travels. For example, we tell you the six handy accessories to pack before hitting the road. We also have a “geotagging” update on the devices and software you need so you’ll always know where you took thoseshot...

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The View From Germany

by Ron Leach

If the recently concluded Photokina is any indication, the photographic industry is alive
and well—with booming attendance on the part of exhibitors and visitors and an
impressive array of new product introductions. The 31st World ofImag...

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Howard Millard Posted: Jul 26, 2005 0 comments

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It was the swinging `60s,
I was in college, and many wore a rainbow of tie-dyed colors. What had
been "normal" was being challenged on every front, and that
included photography. The bulging, startling perspective of the fisheye
lens added an otherworldly look to album covers for rock musicians like
Jimi Hendrix and Cream. Now, decades later, just as bell bottom pants
recently returned for yet another cycle, fisheye images have again reared
their heads in both print and television ads. A fisheye lens, of course,
is one that takes in an extremely wide angle of view, often 180º,
and appears as a circle within the black image frame. Yes, there are rectilinear
full frame fisheyes (which give a rectangular, not round image), but to
my mind, they're merely ultra-wide angle lenses. A true fisheye,
on the other hand, is a unique special effects tool which renders a unique
circular perspective of the world.



When I was a student, fisheye lenses cost a small fortune (some still
do). What to do? I drilled a hole in the center of a lens cap and glued
a brass door peephole from a hardware store to it. Snapping the lens cap/fisheye
lens over a 50mm or wider angle standard lens, I got a small 180º
circular fisheye image in the center of the black frame. Quality was not
great, but the effect was spectacular.

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Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

September
2006

On the
Cover


How effective are the latest camera-shake compensating systems? Wonder no more
as we tell all in Peter K. Burian's in-depth Anti-Shake camera shootout
on page 80. New...

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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

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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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

On
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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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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