December Table Of Contents

December 2006

On the Cover
What's on the photo horizon? The answers as posed by our writers may surprise you. Aside from looking into the future, we show you how to prevent and cure dust problems with your D-SLR sensor. We also show you how to take control of your print quality with a special workflow guide. In addition, we've provided you with a gift guide of the best photo/digital books of the year for the photographer in your life or as a way for you to drop a hint to those who may not know what you want this year.


42 Output Options
Selective Sharpening
by Jon Canfield

46 Digital Innovations
Stocking Stuffers
by Joe Farace

52 Roundup: New Products
Covering The Photo Beat
by C.A. Boylan

94 First Look: Software
Adobe's Photoshop Elements 5.0
by Joe Farace

114 Test Report: Lens
Sigma's APO MACRO 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM
by Steve Bedell

120 Test Report: Lighting
Photoflex's Starter Kits
by Ron Eggers

124 Test Report: Software
LaserSoft's SilverFast PrinTao
by David B. Brooks

132 Test Report: Lenses
A Trio Of Tamron Zooms
by Peter K. Burian

140 Test Report: Digital Camera
Nikon's D80
by George Schaub

148 Test Report: Lighting
JTL's Mobilight 300
by Ron Eggers


28 Business Trends
New Technology For Printing Promos
by Maria Piscopo

34 Master Class
On The Road With Monte
by Monte Zucker

84 Cleaning The D-SLR Sensor
Commercial Products For Use At Home Or On The Road
by Jack Neubart

102 Take Control Of Your Print Quality
A Color Managed Screen-To-Print Workflow With Adobe's Photoshop Elements 3.0 & 4.0
by David B. Brooks


14 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

20 Student Union
Profiles Of The Up And Coming
by Jay McCabe

24 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

66 Locations
The Yosemite Firefall
by Brad Perks

71 Holiday Books
For The Traditional Photographer
by C.A. Boylan

74 Holiday Books
For The Digital Photographer
by Joe Farace

150 Passport
Blood, Sweat, And Tear Sheets
by Jack Hollingsworth

152 Future Tech
A Look At What's Ahead For Photography In 2007...And Beyond
by The Editors

200 Canon & The National Parks
Yellowstone Workshop Showcases Company's Involvement
by George Schaub

218 One Final Thought
A Town With Heart
by Clemens Roether


197 Contests
212 Digital Help
12 Editor's Notes
208 Help!
112 News & Notes
191 Trade Shows
193 Workshops