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May 2011

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This month we explore pro raw converters and image-editing options. While our reviews feature products that pose an alternative to Adobe Photoshop, they will handle many of your image processing needs. We also explore the use of image stabilization with tripods to see if they are friends or foes. Finally, beauty shots of New York City’s Eventi Hotel/Beatrice luxury apartments were a key part of Jon Ortner’s assignment for the property developer, but to find out what inspired his on-the-fly creativity, you’ll have to get down to street level on page 120.


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

46 Digital Innovations
Birthday Gifts From The Pixel Palace
by Joe Farace

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

68 Image Stabilization & Tripods
The Picture Isn’t Always Clear
by Jon Sienkiewicz

72 Is The iPad An Essential Tool For Photographers?
Apps Help Fill Needs And Gaps
by Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta

86 In Brief: HP EliteBook 8540w
A Mobile Workstation For Digital Photographers
by George Schaub

90 Test Report: Dell UltraSharp U2410 LCD Display
They Call It Premier Color…And It Is
by David B. Brooks

98 Test Report: Phase One Capture One Pro 6
A Top-Level Image Handler
by John Brandon

108 Test Report: Bibble 5 Pro
Asset Management & Nondestructive Editing
by Jack Neubart

140 Test Report: Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Ultimate
An Affordable Image-Editing Option
by John Brandon

156 In Brief: Hähnel Inspire
Live View Remote Control
by George Schaub

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


52 Business Trends
The World Of “Event” Photography
by Maria Piscopo


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

22 Talking Pictures
Follow That Elephant
by Marvin Seiger

26 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

30 On The Road
Always Be Prepared
by Maynard Switzer

120 Street Level
Jon Ortner’s Tale Of Two Cities
by Barry Tanenbaum


10 Editor’s Notes
144 Trade Shows
145 Workshops