David B. Brooks

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Unlike film cameras, digital does not capture a likeness of the subject on a "physical artifact," like a film negative or slide. A digital camera just gathers information that describes what the lens and sensor...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2000 0 comments

The following step by step procedures and instructions are intended to assist you in obtaining the best possible film scans based on one basic principle: Every film image is unique. Therefore, the specific parameters of adjustment for...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 01, 2006 0 comments

There's one lens that's part of my 35mm/digital SLR system that I have used longest, continuously now for about 40 years. It is a homemade single-element soft-focus lens inspired by the Rodenstock Imagon lens for large format cameras. There are more images in my library of photographs made with this lens than any other. But why in this modern, high-tech world of...

David B. Brooks Posted: Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

Corel Print House 2000
Although there is a large selection of consumer entry-level photo applications for Windows, there are few off-the-shelf packages for the Mac. The Corel Print House 2000 is a welcome alternative. In fact, at...

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David B. Brooks Posted: May 01, 1999 0 comments

Although ink jet photo printers have been at the forefront of photographers' attention lately, the requirements of professional print output still demand the qualities only dye sublimation printing can achieve. In Sony's latest printer for the...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

Kodak recently released new Supra 100, 400, and 800 speed 35mm professional color negative films reported on by our Editor, Bob Shell, in the July issue. Part of the information Kodak published about these new films is that they have been formulated...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Dec 01, 2006 0 comments

This article is for those of you who color correct and adjust your image files to attain what looks like an ideal photograph on screen, but whose prints don't match that perfect screen image. Of all the challenges and disappointments digital photographers express to me in e-mails I receive almost daily, matching screen to print is the most common. It is also the most...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

Many times, when I have been out driving, whether looking for pictures or not, I often catch a glimpse of an image as I pass along the road. I'll stop, go back, get out my camera and make some exposures. At other times, if without a camera, I might...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

Flat-bed scanners with a high-resolution specification are usually accompanied by a film scanning capability. Reflective scanning rarely requires much more than 600dpi, but film scanning demands much more resolution. With a hardware resolution...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

For the many photographers who are setting up a digital darkroom, and have medium and large format film to scan, Canon has a very attractive scanner solution. The CanoScan FB 1200S offers high 1200dpi optical resolution with professional-level film...

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