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Barry Tanenbaum  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Harvey Stein is in no hurry. He has published three photography books--in 1978, Parallels: A Look at Twins; in '86, Artists Observed; and in '98, Coney Island--and the publication dates tell you what you need to know about his pace. The photographs here are from his fourth book, Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life. Due out this fall, it is a collection...

Peter K. Burian  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

The first 10-megapixel entry-level digital SLR to reach the market, the Sony Alpha A100 raises the resolution bar in the sub-$900 category. While that makes the camera particularly newsworthy, it's interesting in several other respects. This model is a hybrid, combining the best of the Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D with entirely new Sony technology and features. As discussed in...

Peter K. Burian  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

One of the favorite lenses among news photographers, a 70-200mm f/2.8 or 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom also appeals to many serious photo enthusiasts. Although large and heavy, lenses of this type offer several benefits. Their very wide maximum aperture allows for faster shutter speeds than the more typical f/4.5-5.6 zooms, great for low-light or action photography at lower ISOs (film or...

C.A. Boylan  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Customized US Postage Stamps From Zazzle.com
Zazzle.com is working in conjunction with the US Postal Service and Pitney Bowes to offer postage stamps that you can customize with your own images, company logo, website URL, address, or licensed images and text. Each sheet contains 20 1.5x2.5" stamps with current postal value. Contact:

Jay McCabe  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

"Photographers may believe in certain pictures, but they have to have the educated eye of the picture editor."

"We're actually looking at film," David Doubilet says. He's at the offices of National Geographic magazine, going over the take from a recent two-month assignment in the South Pacific. The job was shot with both film and...

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

It's impossible to be a serious digital photographer without learning at least a little bit about computers. Some people take to computer technology like kids take to dirt, but many never get beyond e-mail and Photoshop. Don't get me wrong--that's not bad--but when the need to upgrade arises, the folks who are short on computer skills sometimes think...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment this month was "It's What's Up Front That Counts," the implication being that the lens, lens attachments, and of course where the lens is pointed has a profound influence upon any image. Although you could crop into an image made with a 24mm lens to gain the same perspective as one shot with a 50mm, there's the context of...

George Schaub  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Photographers who soup their own film know about developers. There are those for sharpness and those for speed, with agitation schedules and dilution ratios all part of creating a custom negative. Stretching the analogy, as we are wont to do when translating film to digital terms, today's raw converters are like custom developers, where you can manipulate image information...

George Schaub  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

When Nikon refines a camera but does not substantially change its attributes the company often designates the change by adding a lowercase "s" to the model name. It did so with the revamped D70 (the D70s) and now has done the same with their latest flagship pro digital SLR, the D2Xs. (As we went to press the D70s has been replaced with the D80, so interim status is...

Monte Zucker  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

My classes out of the country offer possibilities that keep my life and my photography exciting. For the past three years Merida, Mexico, has been an adventure in teaching. Sights and sounds...color and composition...all available just for looking and seeing. The challenge for me is always to teach photographers to see how the light is playing on their subjects and to show...

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