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Posted: Feb 01, 2011 0 comments

February 2011

On The Cover
This month we have exclusive reports from photokina, the worldwide photo trade show. While we couldn’t cover all of the new products and innovations displayed at photokina, we did bring you the 2011 product highlights in cameras, lenses, lighting, tripods, accessories, and bags. Plus, we take a look atwhat&rsqu...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Aug 30, 2005 0 comments

As the price of wide format photo printers like the ones offered by Epson,
Canon, and HP continues to come down, more and more digital photo enthusiasts
are adding them to their digital darkrooms. For less than $400, you can now
print photo quality 11x14" images (actually, up to 13x19), saving money
and time without sending these prints out to a photo lab.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 30, 2007 0 comments

Blue Pixel's Pro Digital Workflow Seminars are the Perfect Complement
to Digital SLR Holiday Gifts

Professional Photographers and High-Level Amateurs Will Learn to Maximize
Digital Workflow with the Fewest Steps




Excited
to use your new digital SLR camera, but confused about where to start? Learn
how toge...

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Posted: Dec 26, 2007 0 comments

The Celebration of Photography

By Ron Leach

As the year draws to a close and everyone prepares to take a few days off to
celebrate the holidays, we thought we could also celebrate photography with
some quotes from a few luminaries of the craft:

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all,
kn...

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Posted: Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

September 2009

On The Cover
As you can tell from our unique cover image taken by pro Don Dixon (see more of his work on page 52), this month we’re diving headlong into the creative options made possible by a range of image-processing tools, from plug-ins to graphics tablets. In addition, we have tests on the latest D-SLRs fromCano...

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Jim Zuckerman Posted: Apr 26, 2011 1 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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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: Apr 29, 2008 4 comments

A Camera Phone, or a Phone for Photographers?



Nokia N82

by George Schaub

There has been much debate recently about whether a higher megapixel camera
phone could serve as a replacement for a point & shoot digital camera. The
question is--if you carry a point and shot camera for the occasional snap, or
to...

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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 0 comments

Dynamic Range

by George Schaub

Dynamic range is the ability of the sensor to capture a certain range of light and dark, or brightness values. Think of it as the number of keys on the piano the “hand” of the sensor can cover. While the sensor may offer an octave’s worth of tones, this octave can be moved all around thekeyboard.

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George Schaub Posted: May 30, 2006 0 comments

In Brief

WD Passport Portable USB Drives

by George Schaub

It's clear that having a backup strategy when on the road can often make
the difference in image insurance. While downloading to your laptop to clear
your memory cards is now standard operating procedure, you should also consider
burni...

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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: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments

Industry Perspective

New "Four Thirds" System On the Way

by Ron Leach

The 2008 Photokina World of Imaging exposition is rapidly approaching, and
we can expect some interesting technological developments between now and when
the event opens in Cologne, Germany on September 23. One suchanno...

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Posted: Mar 30, 2010 0 comments

April 2010

On The Cover
This month our focus is on the art and craft of wedding photography, as we explore some intriguing aspects of that challenging business. In addition, we look into the business of assisting and have brought you insider tips from the best and brightest photo assistants working in the field today. Finally, we haveTes...

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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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