September Table Of Contents

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This month we are bringing you the latest image processing software updates. We are also updating you on new memory card technology as both speed and capacity are on the rise. In addition, we have a report on Ilford’s new black-and-white (silver) paper, plus lighting reports on Photoflex’s StarFire Kits and Interfit’s Super Cool-lite 455. Finally, reader Dj Boyd photographed our cover shot of a yoga session. We received her photo in response to our Picture This! assignment “From Above.” To view more readers’ submissions, see page 12.


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

46 Digital Innovations
Proper Exposure Is The First Step
by Joe Farace

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

82 Test Report: Alien Skin Exposure 3
Look Back, Look Ahead
by Howard Millard

90 Test Report: Auto FX Software Photo/Graphic Edges 7.0, Platinum Edition
Use It For That “Finishing Touch”
by Anthony L. Celeste

100 Test Report: X-Rite i1Photo Pro
A Complete Solution For Display And Print
by Jon Canfield

110 Test Report: Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2
This Monochrome Conversion Software Just Got Better
by Joe Farace

116 Test Report: Moab Lasal Exhibition Luster 300
A “Heavyweight” RC With Smooth Sheen
by George Schaub

118 Memory Card Update
Today’s High-Tech Accessories Meet And Exceed Capacity And Speed Demands
by Jason Schneider

160 Test Report: Ilford Multigrade Art 300
A New & Exciting Multigrade Silver Paper
by Frances E. Schultz

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


62 Test Report: Interfit Super Cool-lite 455 Twin Head Kit
Cool Lights Are Hot!
by Steve Bedell

72 Test Report: Photoflex StarFire & FlashFire Lighting Kit
Using Speedlights And Modifiers Together
by Joe Farace


54 Business Trends
Show Me The Money
by Maria Piscopo

122 Book Excerpt
The NEW Joy Of Digital Photography
by Jeff Wignall

124 Architectural Layers
Lighting For Post-Processing
by Mike Butler


12 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

20 Talking Pictures
by Debbie Bice

22 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

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

30 On The Road
Custom Jobs
by Maynard Switzer

128 New York Nights
Steven Rosen’s Images Of Clubgoers Evoke A Time Gone By
by Steven Rosen


10 Editor’s Notes
152 Trade Shows
152 Workshops

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