March 2013 Table Of Contents

On The Cover
In this month’s issue we are featuring an insider’s look at the portrait photography business from a number of pros who have made their mark in the field. We’re adding in a number of lighting tests on strobes and monoblocs, as well as light modifiers, plus we’ve got lab tests on a Sony SLT and two compact cameras. Plus our photokina reports continue with a look at some really fascinating cameras.


36 Digital Innovations
Finding What You’re Looking For—Digitally
by Joe Farace

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

68 photokina: “Out Of The Mainstream” Pro Cameras And Lenses
…And A Sprinkling Of Inkjet Info
by Roger Hicks

76 photokina: Pro Lighting Report
LEDs Come On Strong
by Roger Hicks

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

Image Tech

48 Nikon Coolpix P7700
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub

54 Sigma DP2 Merrill
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub

62 Sony Alpha 37 SLT
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub


82 Flashpoint DG-Series Monolights
Affordable & Versatile, With LED Modeling Lamps
by Joe Farace

92 Speedotron DM802B Two-Light Travel System
Indestructible Yet Affordable Lighting
by Joe Farace

144 Sunbounce Sun-Swatter Pro
Harsh Light, Be Gone!
by Steve Bedell

152 The Ultimate Light Box From Harbor Digital Design
Affordable And Customizable
by Steve Bedell


106 Business Trends
Portrait Photography Marketing
by Maria Piscopo

116 Book Excerpt: Photographing Shadow And Light
Inside The Dramatic Lighting Techniques And Creative Vision Of Portrait Photographer Joey L.
by Joey L. foreword by David Hobby

120 Book Excerpt: Nikon Speedlight Handbook
Flash Techniques For Digital Photographers
by Stephanie Zettl


14 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

24 Talking Pictures
“Water Hazard”
by William Carson

26 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

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

32 On The Road
Two For The Road
by Maynard Switzer

124 Color Rush: 75 Years Of Color Photography In America
Milwaukee Art Museum:
February 22-May 19, 2013

128 Down By The River
Tom Bol’s Remote Possibility
by Barry Tanenbaum


12 Editor’s Notes