April Table Of Contents

On The Cover
This month’s issue features the work of a number of photographers who have created their own personal projects and applied great energy, effort, and skill to them. The owl photo is by David FitzSimmons from his Curious Critters book. We also kick off our US trade show coverage this month by highlighting the battle of the D-SLR titans and their new flagship cameras, plus continue our Image Tech series with a lab review of two fascinating mirrorless cameras.


42 Roundup
Covering The Photo Beat
by C.A. Boylan

48 Digital Help
Q&A For Digital Photography
by David B. Brooks

66 Premium D-SLRs & “Mirrorless” CSCs
A Report From The Consumer Electronics Show
by George Schaub

72 Fast Prime Primer
A Sampler Of 50mm And Wider & f/2.8 And Faster Fixed Focal Length Lenses
by Stan Trzoniec

80 In Brief: Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 150 AW
A True Airplane Carry-on
by Staff

84 Test Report: 2011 Apple Mac mini
An Affordable Dream Computer For Photographers
by David B. Brooks

160 Help!
Q&A For Traditional Photography
by Robert E. Mayer

Image Tech

50 Samsung NX200
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub

60 Sony NEX-7
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub


94 Test Report: Flashpoint II
AC/DC MonolightsBattery Powered For The Photographer On The Go
by Joe Farace


28 Pro’s ChoiceJohn Emerson:
The Doctor Is In
by Jack Neubart

34 Business Trends
Social Media Marketing
by Maria Piscopo


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

22 Talking Pictures
“Ghost Cabin”
by Robert Lee Krause

24 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

108 Curious Critters
Creating A Children’s Picture Book
by David FitzSimmons

114 This Old House
Private Investigations
by Barry Tanenbaum

118 Around The World In 80 Meals
A Photographer/Writer Team Create Fascinating Books
by Lou Jacobs Jr.

120 For The Cause
Using Your Photography For A Purpose
by Josh Miller


10 Editor’s Notes
144 Trade Shows
144 Workshops