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George Schaub Posted: Mar 01, 2005 0 comments

There are times when we have images that are too dark or too light and often
reject them out of hand. But the values only need to be adjusted to bring what
might have sat in shadow into the light. We can do that selectively with certain
tonal areas in the print or globally--that is, on the entire image. This
web how-to covers revealing what might sit in the shadows and deals with a very
simple global adjustment. The work is done here in Photoshop, but many other
image manipulation programs have similar controls.


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George Schaub Posted: Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

Now that the Shutterbug Forums have been online for the last six months I can honestly say that they have been a success. We tried various topics and categories (and we're always open to your suggestions) and have honed them down to what we consider essential areas of interest. The feeling of success comes not so much from our creating the Forums but in how you, the readers...

George Schaub Posted: Feb 24, 2014 Published: Jan 01, 2014 0 comments

I have always had mixed feelings about so-called “film simulation” software, programs that offer one-click presets that add effects and options for manipulating digital images. On one side, I am unsure why the designers use visual references to types of film for their preset IDs. It strikes me that an increasingly small proportion of folks relate to them. On the other side, I admire their offering programs that open up a raft of image expressions in easy to attain fashion. I will not revisit that discussion here, although the near concomitant release of two such programs, Alien Skin’s Exposure 5 and DxO’s FilmPack 4, makes it tempting to do so.

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George Schaub Posted: May 04, 2015 1 comments

The new 24.2-megapixel Nikon D7200 replaces the D7100, which came out in 2013, and offers several upgrades and modernizations to that popular APS-C-sensor-based enthusiast DSLR.

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 31, 2006 0 comments

First Look: Canon Digital Rebel XTi

by George Schaub

The Canon Digital Rebel line accomplished a number of things. It broke the
$1000 DSLR price barrier, with room to spare, and as a result brought DSLR photography
into the mainstream. What followed is history, with other makers bringing forth
their "bargain"...

George Schaub Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

If you recall our review of the Lexar 4GB CompactFlash card in the November, 2003, issue of Shutterbug, we went to great lengths to explain why some cameras (at least at that time) couldn't accept the card, or at least couldn't deliver the 4GB capacity. It all has to do with FAT 16...

George Schaub Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

First Look ASF 35mm Film Kiosk

The long-anticipated Applied Science Fiction Digital PIC kiosk has been placed in various retail sites around the country. We recently attended a test site demo in New York City. The kiosk uses the company's patented system for converting exposed 35mm...

George Schaub Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

At first glance the Casio EXILIM Pro seems rather unassuming, much like many compact digicams that fill store shelves these days. But the Pro moniker catches the eye, and you wonder what's so Pro about it. Well, there are any number of features of higher...

George Schaub Posted: Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

While we ordinarily don't take first looks at point-and-shoot cameras here at Shutterbug, we thought special mention should be made of the new Fujifilm Zoom Date 1300. The camera sports a 4.6x zoom, which is remarkable enough, but it starts at the 28mm focal length, a wide angle not usually found...

George Schaub Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Talk about your early notification, Leica let us in on a little "secret" to be unveiled at next year's photokina in September, 2004. Created for the Leica R8 and R9 cameras, the Leica Digital-Modul-R Back is slated to deliver a 10-megapixel sensor that can easily be fit on the...


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