March Table Of Contents

March 2011

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Welcome to our wedding and portrait photography special, which features a host of articles on pro lighting, posing, marketing, and more. We also have expert tips on using flash in your photography, as we cover working with fill, off-camera, and strobe. Additionally, we have in-depth reports on three new software programs and a new 70-300mm lens.


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

56 Digital Innovations
Computer Software & Hardware
by Joe Farace

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

70 Test Report: Tamron’s SP AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
Ultrasonic Silent Drive—Quiet, Fast Autofocusing
by Jack Neubart

80 Test Report: Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro
HDR Software For The Rest Of Us
by Joe Farace

88 Test Report: Alien Skin’s Exposure 3
Is This The Ultimate Variations Plug-In?
by George Schaub

96 Test Report: onOne Software’s PhotoFrame 4.5
A Finishing Touch For Your Images
by Howard Millard

110 In Brief:
Inkpress Metallic Printing Paper With An Added Kick
by George Schaub

164 Classic Cameras
So You Wanted To Be A Spy
by Tim Verthein

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


116 Photography’s Golden Legend
An Alternative Process Revived
by Mike Ware

122 Tech Talk
Fill Flash Outdoors
by Gary Fong

130 Off-Camera Flash
Create Directional Light With A Simple Setup
by Steve Bedell

134 The Art & Craft Of Posing
Tips & Techniques From Two Wedding Pros
by Lorraine A. DarConte

140 Business Trends
The Business End Of Wedding Photography
by Maria Piscopo

146 Book Excerpt: Understanding And Controlling Strobe Lighting
A Guide For Digital Photographers
by John Siskin


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

22 Talking Pictures
School Portrait: Sunnyside School, 1871-1946
by Gerald Warren

26 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

30 On The Road
Flight Plans
by Maynard Switzer

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


10 Editor’s Notes
36 In Memoriam
168 Trade Shows
170 Workshops