Dave Howard

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Dave Howard Posted: Dec 01, 2005 0 comments

There's no question that enlarger manufacturing is, shall we say, no longer a growth industry.

Ironically, it's the most technically advanced enlarger models that have been falling by the wayside. Their complements of sophisticated on-board electronics and baseboard analyzer/control modules have been superceded by desktop and laptop computers running...

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Dave Howard Posted: Jun 01, 2005 Published: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

A monopod can be as simple as a walking stick with a 1/4"-20 camera screw on top, or a high-end industrial model created for field use with professional TV and video cameras. Yet many photographers fail to comprehend their benefits, other than being handy for chasing the cat out from under the bed. They reason that if you can't shoot handheld for whatever reason, then...

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Dave Howard Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

For readers who are unfamiliar with the Holga camera, a bit of background is in order, lest you wonder why I would bother to review a $100 enlarger, with its inevitable compromises.

The plastic-lensed Holga, and its glass-lensed sibling, the Woca, are...

Dave Howard Posted: May 01, 2003 0 comments

Roundshot 28/220

The Roundshot line of professional, full-rotation (360Þ horizontally) panoramic cameras is easily the most extensive and best known in this decidedly small niche of the special-purpose camera market. The...

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Dave Howard Posted: Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

No matter what tourist-saturated locale I find myself at, I can't help but notice all the cameras getting packed away just before sundown (unless, of course, there's a spectacular sunset brewing). If water, in its myriad forms...

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Dave Howard Posted: Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

I'm always amazed when non-photographer friends and neighbors show me their vacation pictures. Endless, bland, front-lit building facades, along with seemingly interminable shots of the kids and relatives squinting into the sun. A hundred...

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Dave Howard Posted: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

With the inexorable advance of the digital juggernaut, it's always encouraging to witness the introduction of a new, traditional, photographic paper. Adorama's Ador Variable Grade Fiber Base paper being reviewed here is replacing...

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Dave Howard Posted: Sep 01, 2002 Published: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

America has long fostered the "bigger is better" philosophy of life. Bigger cars, bigger houses, bigger everything.

The visual equivalent of this attitude is evident in the movies...

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Dave Howard Posted: Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

Most novices buying their first "serious" SLR tend to pay too much attention to the number of features, but too little to camera "ergonomics" (how a camera fits your hands and face while looking through the viewfinder).

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Dave Howard Posted: Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

The dictionary defines the quality of funkiness as, "unworldly simple or unsophisticated in style; unconventional and individualistic in behavior or style; tasteless, lacking style or good taste; unconventionally stylish and new; having...

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