Jay Abend

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Jay Abend Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

Phase One's "Capture One DSLR"

One of the watershed products in the ongoing digital revolution is the Canon EOS-1Ds. Its 11 million pixel full frame CMOS sensor, rugged weatherproof body, and stunning image quality has...

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Jay Abend Posted: Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

When a photographer hears the name "Photogenic Machine Company," he or she immediately thinks of small rugged AC-powered flash units used primarily by portrait photographers. Photogenic Powerlights have been around for decades, and have...

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Jay Abend Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Jay Abend, All Rights Reserved

Complete freedom is the dream of every photographer. We want to go where we want, when we want, with completely portable gear. Cameras have shrunk over the years, from huge Mathew Brady-era view cameras to teeny-tiny pocket digicams. Lighting has gotten portable as well, with in camera and on-camera...

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Jay Abend Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

Last year I wrote about the need for every photographer, regardless of their ability, to have a current portfolio. In my business as a commercial photographer, a killer portfolio is a necessity. I received a few e-mails inquiring about the...

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Jay Abend Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

As more and more photographers are going partially or even totally digital, we're all starting to learn the elements that make for a great image. At first we're all wrapped up in pixel count, lens sharpness, zoom range, and battery life. After...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

One of the claims often heard when talking about medium format cameras is, "With this camera you can get practically 4x5 quality." How realistic is that claim anyway? Let's face it, a 4x5 sheet of film has over three times the total real...

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Jay Abend Posted: Dec 01, 1999 1 comments

When Bob Shell asked me to take a look at Schneider's new line of digital lenses, I said "sure." After all, I'm a fully modern digital photographer, and anything aimed at the digital professional is of great interest to me. When I...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jul 01, 1999 0 comments

I have begun shooting digitally at home more and more, only because of the darned convenience of even a modest digital Ricoh camera. I have a moderately priced consumer megapixel camera that takes those matchbook sized wafer-thin Smart Media memory cards.

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Jay Abend Posted: Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

One of the most difficult obstacles to overcome for the aspiring studio photographer is the lack of a proper space to shoot. Spare bedrooms, garages, attics, and basements have all been transformed into makeshift studios, and most lack adequate space to...

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Jay Abend Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Long, fast, good lenses are expensive. They're also worth it. Whether you shoot sports, live performances, wildlife, people, or just need to reach out into the distance for that perfect shot, a really good telephoto lens is a must.

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