March Table Of Contents

March 2012

On The Cover
In this month’s issue we cover wedding and portrait topics, including tips on lighting, posing, and gear. We also have bonus lighting gear tests, as well as a look at a new Canon 13” printer and a test of a new breed of a Nikon interchangeable lens camera, the 1 series. We also have a new series of camera lab tests, Image Tech, starting with the Olympus E-PL3. Look for more Image Tech reviews to come in future issues.


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

54 Digital Innovations
Controlling The Image With Hardware & Software
by Joe Farace

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

70 Test Report: Nikon 1 J1 Camera
A New CSC Format, And A New Line For Nikon
by George Schaub

80 Test Report: Canon PIXMA PRO-1
A New 12 Pigment-Ink, 13x19” Printer
by George Schaub

92 Gimbal Heads
Really Right Stuff Full Gimbal Head
by Jay Miller

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

Image Tech

64 Olympus E-PL3 (“PEN Lite”)
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub


94 Test Report: The Elinchrom BXRi 500 To Go Kit
Monolights With A European Accent
by Joe Farace

104 Test Report: Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini
Versatility And Performance Combined
by Steve Bedell

112 Test Report: Aurora Orion 400
Taking It On The Road
by Steve Bedell


36 Pro’s Choice
Wedding Photography à la Andy And Brian Marcus
by Jack Neubart

128 Business Trends
Marketing Your Wedding Photography
by Maria Piscopo

134 Along With The Formals
Tips On Getting Great Wedding Reception Shots
by Lorraine A. DarConte

138 Book Excerpt
Digital Wedding Photography
by Steve Sint

140 Book Excerpt
Wes Kroninger’s Lighting
by Wes Kroninger

162 High School Senior Photography
Four Top Photographers Share Tales Of The Craft
by Steve Bedell


14 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

24 Talking Pictures
Double Rainbow
by Steve Perry

26 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

32 On The Road
Capturing Character
by Maynard Switzer

144 Camera And Painter
An Exhibit Of Post-Impressionist Painters And How The Camera Influenced Their Creative Vision, At The Phillips
by Staff


12 Editor’s Notes
168 Trade Shows
168 Workshops