February Table Of Contents

On The Cover
This month, in addition to our usual run of product reviews, we are presenting you with a bit of software magic, as we share new tools and tricks we uncovered in the latest image-editing applications. We are also featuring an assortment of photo essays by photographers who realize the power the black-and-white medium holds.


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

42 Digital Innovations
Exploring The Visual Possibilities
by Joe Farace

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

50 In Brief: ioSafe Rugged Portable
USB 3.0Road Warrior Backup Drive
by George Schaub

52 New Life For Old Films
A Lab Service For Past Processes
by George Schaub

60 Monochrome Made Easy
A Black-And-White Plug-In Sampler
by Jon Canfield

64 Test Report: HDR Express
Simplified Merge To HDR From Raw, TIFF, Or JPEG
by Jack Neubart

74 Test Report: Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4
Creative Filters Just Got Easier To Use
by Joe Farace

84 Test Report: Adobe Photoshop Elements 10
Aimed At Amateurs, It’s Got Some Pro Tools, Too
by John Brandon

94 Test Report: onOne Perfect Layers
Composites, Fill, And More
by George Schaub

104 Test Report: Epson Stylus Photo R2000
A 13” Pigment-Ink Printer
by David B. Brooks

146 Test Report: LaCie 324i LCD Display
A Top Display For Serious Photographers
by David B. Brooks

160 Classic Cameras
The Mighty Midget
by John Wade

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


32 Business Trends
Internet Infringement
by Maria Piscopo


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

22 Talking Pictures
Roman Ruins
by Joel Cossrow, MD

24 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

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

114 Personal Project
Time And Again
by Barry Tanenbaum

118 Brave Return
A Nation Recovers, A Photographer Comes Back To His Roots
As told to Jeanette Isaac by John Isaac

122 The Photography Of Cristian Movila
Committed To A Cause
by Lorraine A. DarConte

124 Thomas Balsamo
Enriching Lives Through Portraiture
by Lou Jacobs Jr.

128 A Close Encounter With History
A Student Project From Which We All Can Learn
by Eric Dusenbery


10 Editor’s Notes
152 Trade Shows
153 Workshops