September Table Of Contents

September 2010

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Software upgrades happen as regular as clockwork these days, leaving many a photographer to wonder if the upgrades are really worthwhile. That said, this month we explore what’s new with the latest versions of Adobe’s Photoshop and Apple’s Aperture. We also provide our picks for laptops, so you can get the most from your photography while using these handy portable devices. In addition, we have in-depth Test Reports on Canon’s EOS Rebel T2i and Plustek’s OpticFilm 7600i scanner. Finally, we have a roundup of this year’s crop of innovative photo backpacks.


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

40 Digital Innovations
Photo & Imaging Accessories
by Joe Farace

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

48 In Brief: Casio’s EXILIM EX-G1
Withstand The Elements
by George Schaub

52 Test Report: Canon’s imagePROGRAF iPF6350/6300
Large Format 24-Inch Printers
by George Schaub

62 Test Report: Plustek’s OpticFilm 7600i 35mm Scanner
A Scanner/Software Workflow
by David B. Brooks

76 Test Report: Canon’s EOS Rebel T2i
The EOS 7D’s Kid Brother
by Joe Farace

92 Test Report: Apple’s Aperture 3
Organize, Edit, And Adjust (Too Bad It’s For Mac Only)
by John Brandon

110 Test Report: Adobe’s Photoshop CS5
Faster & More Features, But Is It Worth The Upgrade?
by John Brandon

118 New MacBook Pro Laptops
13, 15, And 17-Inch Models
by George Schaub

122 Notebook Computers
A Checklist For Photographers
by Jon Sienkiewicz

126 Photo Backpacks 2010
Innovation Paves The Way
by Jack Neubart

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


134 Business Trends
Photography For The Music Industry
by Maria Piscopo

167 Six (More) Reasons To Use A Tripod
…And Six Reasons Not To
by Roger W. Hicks


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

22 Talking Pictures
Life Outside The Fast Lane
by Norman Cline

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

32 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

130 Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph Of Group f/64
September 30-December 5, 2010 — Portland Museum Of Art, Portland, ME
by Staff

132 Lee Friedlander Archive And Master Prints Acquisition By Yale University
Art Gallery & Beinecke Rare Book And Manuscript Library
by Staff

154 On The Road
People Skills
by Maynard Switzer


10 Editor’s Notes
160 Trade Shows
160 Workshops