October Table Of Contents

October 2010

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Welcome to our annual imaging software update issue. We explore all the latest imaging software has to offer, from calibration to retouching to special effects. In addition, we have a Test Report special on super potent photo plug-ins. We also have reports on Sony’s NEX-3, a compact system camera, and Epson’s V600 scanner. Finally, Lindsay Silverman finds High Dynamic Range photography perfectly suited to depicting the many moods of New York City. Take a walk around town, beginning on page 132.


36 Digital Innovations
Lighting The Way
by Joe Farace

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

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

54 Test Report: Sony’s Alpha NEX-3 Compact System Camera
Interchangeable Lenses, Sweep Panorama & More
by George Schaub

70 Test Report: Epson’s Perfection V600 Photo & LaserSoft’s SilverFast iSRD
Teamwork In Scanning
by David B. Brooks

78 Test Report: Datacolor’s Spyder3Express And Spyder3Studio SR
Calibration Or Calibration & Profiles Plus
by Jon Canfield

98 Test Report: Auto FX Software’s Mystical Focus 1.0
A Dual Platform Effects “Stand-Alone,” Or Plug-In
by Anthony Celeste

106 Test Report: onOne Software’s FocalPoint 2
Post-Exposure Depth-Of-Field Control
by Howard Millard

120 Test Report: Nik Software’s Viveza 2
Fast Lane Adjustments Of Color And Tone
by Howard Millard

168 Test Report: Corel’s Paint it!
Easy Image Effects
by George Schaub

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


30 Pro’s Choice
David Stuart’s Light Choices
by Jack Neubart

124 Book Excerpt
Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity, And Personal Style
by Alain Briot

128 Business Trends
The Business Of Fashion Photography
by Maria Piscopo


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

20 Talking Pictures
by Butch Mazzuca

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

26 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

132 Personal Project
Here Is New York
by Jay McCabe

136 An Interview With Eddie Tapp
A Photographer’s Photoshop Expert
by Steve Bedell


10 Editor’s Notes
160 Trade Shows
161 Workshops