July Table Of Contents

July 2009

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Welcome to our mid-year photo gear roundup, featuring the newest products from the top US photo trade show, PMA (Photo Marketing Association). We assembled a team of reporters to cover the show to bring you the latest and greatest gear coming your way in 2009. You’ll notice the theme of our coverage is accessories, those handy items you can’t be without in the studio and on location.


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

28 Digital Innovations
A Digital View Of PMA ’09
by Joe Farace

40 Photo Accessories 2009
Helpful Aids To Making, Processing, And Printing Images
by Editor

40 Lenses: The Prime Accessory
Fast, Wide, And Wondrous
by Jack Neubart

46 Lighting Kits And Add-On Accessories
Studio & Shoe-Mount Gear
by Jack Neubart

60 What’s New In Memory Cards?
Faster, Higher Capacity & More
by Jon Canfield

64 Imaging Software
The Digital Darkroom Gets More Processing Solutions
by Jon Canfield

74 Printers: Desktop, Inkjet, And Dye Sub
Output For Every End Use
by Jon Canfield

78 Inkjet Printing Papers
Utilitarian And Fine Art Intros
by Jon Canfield

84 Digital Photo Frames
The Modern Display Option
by Jack Neubart

93 Camera Bags & Cases
Innovation And Visual Appeal
by Jack Neubart

101 Tripods, Heads, And Monopods
Lightweight Materials Lead The Way
by Jack Neubart

106 A Photo Accessory Sampler
For Your Camera Bag, Lighting Kit, And More
by Robert E. Mayer

115 Accessories Off The Beaten Path
Innovation Abounds, And Goes Out Of Bounds
by Robert E. Mayer

120 Classic Cameras
An Odd Group Of 11
by Roger W. Hicks

124 Field-Ready Accessories
What I Bring “On The Road”
by Stan Trzoniec

167 Low-Tech Cameras
Fine Art, Or Just Plain Fun
by Steve Anchell

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


132 Pro’s Choice
Nick Koudis Shoots With Style & Humor
by Jack Neubart


10 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

18 Talking Pictures
The Glory Of Mother Nature
by Eric Plante

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

154 The Big Edit
In Which Kevin Schafer Drives To The Dump
by Barry Tanenbaum


8 Editor’s Notes
160 Trade Shows
161 Workshops