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Jason Schneider Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

If I have any guiding principle that informs my desultory scribblings it is simply this: "Don't write about things you haven't actually tried yourself." It's a great way to avoid "foot in mouth" disease, and as the sages are wont to say, experience is the greatest teacher. So, before holding forth (as I did in my last column) on the...

Howard Millard Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to transform your photos into traditional art media such as oil paint, pastel, pen and ink, watercolor, or even the comic book style of pop art? Whether you want to expand the services you offer to clients, or explore your own artistic expression, Snap Art from Alien Skin Software enables you to do it, in a snap. Since Snap Art is a plug-in, to use it you...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Jun 01, 2007 1 comments

Technical Specifications

 

Lens Construction: 18 Elements in 14 Groups
Angle of View: 27.9 ° - 9.5 °
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 Blades
Minimum Aperture: F22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 100cm / 39.4 inches
Maximum Magnification:...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

I 've been shooting most of my portrait work with a 28-75mm zoom, but always felt I could use something longer. And I'm about at the point where fixed focal length lenses just won't do; once you get used to the flexibility of a zoom, you're spoiled. I also like a fast lens with a relatively wide maximum aperture, as I like to get way out-of-focus...

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

Last year I wrote about one of my favorite software programs, Panorama Maker 3. The folks at ArcSoft have unveiled an updated Version 4 ($39.99 new, $24.99 upgrade), so I thought I'd give it a try.

Version 4 is more intuitive than Version 3, and that's really saying something. The first couple of panoramas I tried went together easily, but I noticed that...

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Posted: Jun 01, 2007 1 comments

June 2007

On
the Cover


Welcome to our special digital darkroom report, designed to help you get the
most out of your digital imaging experience. One key aspect of that experience
is the type of softwareyo...

C.A. Boylan Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

Creative Aperture Kit From Lensbabies
Lensbabies has introduced their new Creative Aperture Kit. Made for use with the Lensbaby 3G and 2.0 SLR lenses, the kit contains one star-shaped aperture disk, one heart-shaped disk, and five blank disks. The blanks can be custom shaped by using a paper punch or knife. The Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit has a retail...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

REALVIZ has announced the availability of version 5.6 of Stitcher Unlimited.
Stitcher enables the creation of high-quality panoramas and 360° virtual
tours. Version 5.6, which is available from this week, introduces Mac Universal
compatibility, as well as HDR capabilities. A Japanese-language version is also
scheduled for release later this spring, in addition to the existing English
and French versions of the software.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

Saturated Color
Our Picture This! assignment for this month was Saturated Color. While the world is certainly colorful enough, our interpretation of it can be enhanced through the judicious use of additional vividness in the camera through saturation settings and/or, in the case of film, with a high-saturation color slide film such as Fujifilm's...

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Jack Hollingsworth Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

I consider the photographs I take of people to be environmental portraits, even though there are no elaborate props or backgrounds in the images. I suppose I define "environmental" as adding a context to the photograph, or suggesting a lifestyle, interests, or relationships.

And when I'm taking photographs of people, less is definitely more. A...

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