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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

On vacation in Abaco, Bahamas, we were painting buoys we found to hang on the trees of my sister's vacation home. After just a few minutes I noticed my niece's hands and it became obvious the shot I needed to take. I had her hold her hands out so I could shoot a few frames at various apertures. The result, I felt, captured exactly what I intended. The photograph...

Jay McCabe  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Kris Lyon
Days Creek Charter School

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Kris, who is 16, has been taking pictures for seven years. His interest in photography coincides with a photography club for 4-H that he suggested to his mother, and which she started. He's largely self-taught, though he has taken online courses and one of his teachers is currently...

Jack Neubart  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

How can you make the most use out of that limited quantity of memory cards when on the road, especially on a long trip? The answer: a portable drive. When connected to a host computer via USB 2.0, all these devices are recognized as an external drive--but not immediately in some cases: it may require activation of a USB function on the device. Adding to the utility of many of...

Susan Ruddick Bloom  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Corel's Painter (now in Version X) started years ago as a black and white program called Sketcher, which came in a cigar box package. Over the years it was owned by a variety of companies and was even sold in a paint can. The program has matured and is unrivaled in its ability to mimic natural artistic mediums like pastel, oil paint, charcoal, watercolor, and more.
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Peter K. Burian  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

When Sony introduced the A100 in June 2006, the company made a commitment to develop the Alpha system to include a full line of products. Since then, many Sony and Carl Zeiss ZA T* series lenses have been released, and now, the second camera is available. (A third D-SLR, targeting professionals, will be announced in 2008.) The new A700 maintains compatibility with Maxxum as well...

Joe Farace  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat."--Lily Tomlin

The American Customer Satisfaction Index conducted by the University of Michigan showed consumers rated their satisfaction with their computer's maker 3 percent worse than last year. Apple leads in terms of product satisfaction but its overall ranking...

David B. Brooks  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Digital Help is designed to aid you in getting the most from your digital photography, printing, scanning, and image creation. Each month, David Brooks provides solutions to problems you might encounter with matters such as color calibration and management, digital printer and scanner settings, and working with digital photographic images with many different kinds of cameras and...

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

John Conn is telling me about the Arnolds.

"They're the ones who look at the photos and say, `I'll be back.' Trust me, they won't." Then there are the pointers. "Pointers never buy," he says, "and buyers never point. If someone points, I don't get up and walk over." Other sure-fire indications...

Stan Sholik  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Whether it's ambient light or light we provide, light is always available for photography. Controlling that light to give the exposure level, quality, and mood we desire is the goal of every photographer. And tools that allow us to achieve that goal in the simplest, easiest, most cost-effective manner are the ones that last in the marketplace. That explains why the Scrim Jim...

Maria Piscopo  |  Jan 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Sula of sulaimagery.com began her career in photography in her 20s shooting parties, events, and portraits. At the time, it was not her full-time career because her true artistic passion was shooting macros and landscapes. Sula quips, "Unfortunately, I never got a flower to pay me, so I kept a day job to help pay for my photography and travel habit."

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