November Table Of Contents

On The Cover
This month we feature lighting tools, techniques, and tips from pros covering new gear, new lighting options, and some great lighting setups and ideas. Each of our product reviews contain tips as well and can help you decide which type of setup is best for the type of images you want to create. We cover lighting accessories as well, those modifiers that can help you make creative lighting decisions that bring a unique look to every image. Finally, we cover the wide range of wireless TTL lighting systems that can free you to make great shots in the studio, or on location. Our cover shot, by Lindsay Adler, shows just the kind of great effects you can achieve using the gear and tips featured in this special issue.


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

52 Classic Cameras
Contessa Nettel Deckrullo 6x9cm
by Roger W. Hicks

60 Buying Smart
Two “Must-Have” Filters
by Jon Sienkiewicz

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

72 Digital Innovations
Lighting Directions
by Joe Farace

84 A Photo Studio In A Tube
Versatile, Colorful Backdrops
by Art Ketchum

88 Test Report: Red River Polar Matte
Color Or B&W, For A Fair Price
by George Schaub

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


94 Wireless TTL Flash
What It Is; How It Works; What’s Available
by Jack Neubart

110 Test Report: Nissin Di622 Mark II Shoe-Mount Flash
Wireless Flash, New Interface, Enhanced Functionality—Affordable Price
by Jack Neubart

120 Test Report: Westcott Parabolic Umbrellas
When It Comes To Lighting Modifiers, Size Does Matter
by Joe Farace

130 Test Report: Einstein Studio Light
An Affordable Monobloc With Power & Features
by Steve Bedell

136 Test Report: Rime Lite Fame Monolights
We Test The Two-Light Kit
by Joe Farace

146 Test Report: Calumet Pro Series Stackable LED Light Panels
Cold Lighting Comes Into Its Own
by Joe Farace


36 Business Trends
Fine Art Photography
by Maria Piscopo

149 Book Excerpt
Flash Techniques For Macro And Close-up Photography
by Rod and Robin Deutschmann

154 Book Excerpt
Fashion Flair For Portrait And Wedding Photography
by Lindsay Adler


14 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

22 Talking Pictures
Masai Of Kenya
by Greg Warchol

24 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

28 On The Road
Act Naturally
by Maynard Switzer

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


12 Editor’s Notes
176 Trade Shows
179 Workshops