July Table Of Contents

July CoverOn The Cover
With summer upon us, we’ve dedicated this issue to nature and outdoor photography. No one exemplifies exploring the outdoors better than Josh Miller, who shot our cover photo of Elves Chasm while he was rafting the Colorado River at the Grand Canyon. To see more of his adventurous photos, see page 132. We also take an in-depth look at the top photo backpacks and sling bags as the importance of these traveling accessories cannot be overstated. Finally, we review the latest and greatest photo gear, from software to lighting equipment.


36 Digital Innovations
Nature & Landscape Photography
by Joe Farace

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

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

82 Test Report: Epson Stylus Pro 4900
Sheet Or Roll, For Fine Art, Commercial, And Studio Photographers
by George Schaub

94 Test Report: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
It Might Be All You Need For Image Editing
by Jon Canfield

106 Photo Backpacks And Sling Bags
Camera Carriers For Sightseeing And Adventure Travel
by Jack Neubart

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


64 Test Report:Rogue FlashBenders
Positionable Reflectors With Added Flexibility
by Jack Neubart

74 Test Report: Paul C. Buff PLM v.2
More Than A Glorified Umbrella
by Steve Bedell


56 Business Trends
Copyrights & Privacy Rights
by Maria Piscopo

124 Book Excerpt: Understanding Exposure (3rd Edition)
An Update On A Classic Best Seller


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

20 Talking Pictures
Warm Glow
by Jeff Cashdollar

22 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

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

30 On The Road
Drive, I Said
by Maynard Switzer

122 The Life And Death Of Buildings: Exploring Architecture, Photography, And Time
Princeton University Art Museum: July 23, 2011 Through November 6, 2011

128 Time And Again
Michael S. Miller’s Magical Moments
by Barry Tanenbaum

132 Rafting The Grand Canyon With A Camera
Taking The Big Plunge
by Josh Miller

136 Locations
Black Hills, SD
by Clint Farlinger

156 Edward Weston: American Photographer
The Monterey Museum Of Art

174 Book Reviews
Latest Photo Books Reviewed
by C.A. Boylan


10 Editor’s Notes
34 In Memoriam
160 Trade Shows
160 Workshops