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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Retired in Hawaii, I cling to my native Oklahoma "roots," especially since most of my family still lives there and despite being away from the state for years, I've maintained my Oklahoma drawl.

As an Okie, I've had a lifelong fascination with cowboys; my uncle and cousin were rodeo cowboys, and my new home, Hawaii, has a little-known history...

George Schaub  |  Jan 01, 2007  |  0 comments

This issue contains our photokina show report, a summary of what caught our eye at the giant photo and imaging show held in Cologne, Germany, every two years. While we concentrate our main energy on the PMA Show held here in the US (our report on that show will be in our July 2007 issue), photokina does represent a milestone in photography in its international appeal and breadth...

Peter K. Burian  |  Jan 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The digital SLR category continues to grow. Several manufacturers introduced new models during the photokina show; Canon, Panasonic, and Sony had unveiled their new entries sometime before the European trade show, so they are not included in this report. In any event, it's clear that the 10-megapixel or higher resolution category is becoming the norm in all types of...

Joe Farace  |  Jan 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up. --James Magary

I 've been working with all kinds of computers since 1964. When I purchased my first personal computer in '80 people asked, "What do you need a computer for?" That seems like a funny question today, doesn't it?

David B. Brooks  |  Jan 01, 2007  |  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...

Peter K. Burian  |  Jan 01, 2007  |  0 comments

During the photokina 2006 show, many new digicams were introduced with higher resolution: 10-megapixel sensors are now typical in the upscale models while 7-megapixel sensors are becoming the norm in many other categories. In terms of features, larger LCD monitors, at least 2.5" in size, have become standard; touch-screen LCDs (discussed later) have been introduced and...

Maria Piscopo  |  Jan 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Tips To Make Your Site A More Powerful Marketing Tool
The marketing and business aspects of websites is an ongoing process. Unfortunately, many photographers fall behind in keeping their websites up-to-date with new images, cleaner navigation, search engine optimization, and getting clients to respond to the site. It may be due to the purchasing aspect...

C.A. Boylan  |  Jan 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Location Lighting Solutions: Expert Professional Techniques For Artistic And Commercial Success; by Jack Neubart; Amherst Media, 176 pages; $29.95; (ISBN 0-8174-5909-X)
We all admire the quality of the images seen in major advertising campaigns and popular magazines and we have all speculated on how these beautiful shots were captured. Jack Neubart's...

Frances E. Schultz  |  Jan 01, 2007  |  1 comments

Innovation is not the word which immediately springs to mind when you think about camera bags. And yet, innovation there was at this photokina.

Case in point: A properly loaded backpack with a two-strap harness, lumbar support, and sternum straps is the most comfortable and best balanced way for most people to carry heavy camera gear. But until now, you had to take...

George Schaub  |  Dec 26, 2006  |  0 comments


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