August 2012 Table Of Contents

On The Cover
In this issue we feature our annual Top Products of the Year awards, with categories ranging from cameras to lenses to bags to apps, and more. Shutterbug is the sole US member of TIPA, the worldwide Technical Image Press Association, and we’re proud to be part of the nomination and selection process. We’re also adding a host of product tests, including a special surprise, a silver printing out paper that will open new doors for pinhole, photogram, and street camera shooters.


38 Digital Innovations
Mastering The Art Of Simplicity
by Joe Farace

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

62 Pistol Grip Heads
Ready For Action
by Jack Neubart

72 PocketWizard ControlTL System For Nikon
A TTL Wireless Radio Remote System For Speedlights
by Jack Neubart

80 Harman Direct Positive Paper
Pinhole, Photograms & A Large Format DPP In One
by Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz

92 Datacolor Spyder4Elite
Calibrate That Display!
by Jon Canfield

104 DxO FilmPack 3.1
Variations On A Theme
by George Schaub

108 TIPA Awards: 2012 Top Products Of The Year
Cameras, Lenses, Software, Bags, Accessories & More
Edited by George Schaub

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

Image Tech

52 Panasonic GX1
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub

58 Fujifilm HS30EXR
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub


30 Pro’s Choice
Erik Almas Sees The World His Way
by Jack Neubart


14 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

24 Talking Pictures
The Scarecrow
by Steven D. Strean

26 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

106 Behind The Wheel
Third Exhibition In The Santa Barbara Museum Of Art Vantage Point Photography Series:
May 5 – August 12, 2012


12 Editor’s Notes
131 Trade Shows
131 Workshops