July Table Of Contents

July 2008

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Welcome to our image processing and output special. Along with Test Reports geared to meet your digital darkroom needs, we've included expert tips on noise reduction software and a primer on High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. Plus, we have an in-depth review of the new Nikon D60 D-SLR on page 108.


30 Digital Innovations
The March Of Digital Time
by Joe Farace

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

46 An HDR Primer
High Dynamic Range Photography For Those Who "Want It All!"
by Tony Sweet

54 Test Report: Paint Your Photos
It's Easy With Corel's Painter Essentials 4
by Howard Millard

62 Test Report: The Epson Stylus Pro 7880 Inkjet Printer
A Pro 24" Model With New "Vivid" Inks
by Jon Canfield

76 Quieting Noise
Digital Noise Is Easily Controlled With These Plug-In Filters
by Jack Neubart

86 In Brief
Calumet's Genesis For Entry-Level Studio Lighting
by George Schaub

88 Test Report: The New Microtek ArtixScan M1 Pro
All-Format Glassless Film Scanning And Flat-Bed Print Scanning, All In One
by David B. Brooks

92 Test Report: Make Your "Colorblind" Computer See As You Do
Datacolor's Spyder3Elite/Pro And Print Profiling Products
by David B. Brooks

100 Test Report: Adobe's Photoshop Elements 6
A Very Capable Image Editor At An Affordable Price
by Jon Canfield

108 Test Report: Nikon's D60 D-SLR
Next Step In Amateur Line-Up Has Some Inside Tricks
by George Schaub

120 Test Report: Phase One's Capture One 4
A Comprehensive Raw Editor/Organizer
by George Schaub

146 Classic Cameras
The Top 20 Cameras Of All-Time Countdown
by Jason Schneider

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

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


24 Business Trends
The Photo Art Market
by Maria Piscopo


10 Talking Pictures
It's All A Matter
Of Perspective...
by Ryan L. Shapiro

12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

18 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

68 On Assignment
The Photography Of
Kevin Moloney
by Rosalind Smith

72 Lightning Strikes
The Photography Of Tom Willett And Jeff Smith
by Lorraine A. DarConte


165 Contests
8 Editor's Notes
154 In Memoriam: Al DeBat
159 Trade Shows
159 Workshops