July 27 , 2010
August Table Of ContentsIn This eNewsletter:
How-To – Lens Effects
Industry Perspective – Protecting Your Images On Social Networking Sites
What's New This Month –
Lowepro, Panasonic, photokina, Mamiya, & more
How-To – Super High Contrast And “Tripod-Less” HDR
Vote! – Do you think there should be a universal "raw"?
Workshops – Learn and Show
Shutterbug Forums – Your Photo & Digital Imaging Source

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Lens Effects Lens Effects
Light And Lenses, Plus A Unique Point Of View

by Jim Zuckerman

Lenses don’t interpret the world as our eyes do. The way light interacts with glass and with the metal blades of a lens aperture is different than how it interacts with our eyes, and it’s noteworthy to mention some of the effects that can be created when taking pictures with various lenses. Some of these effects are desirable and some are undesirable. In some cases, we purposely alter reality for an artistic purpose, and other times we are the victims of the laws of optics and have to deal with factors that are beyond our control. Here are some fascinating effects created by add-on optics and by the nature of light as it interacts with glass.
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Industry Perspective
Protecting Your Images On Social Networking Sites
by Ron Leach, Publisher

In these days of online photo sharing and social networking, privacy issues have become a real concern. Facebook has supplanted MySpace, Kodak Gallery and Snapfish as the top choice for uploading images, according to an InFoTrends study, with 60% of the respondents saying they prefer Facebook.
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What's New This Month
Lowepro Lowepro and Polar Bears International Photo Contest
Lowepro and Polar Bears International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the polar bear, has launched a photo contest titled "My Favorite Things."

Panasonic Hybrid LUMIX Digital Camera
Panasonic announced the new LUMIX DMC-FX75, a super-slim digital camera that features a 24mm ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 bright LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with 5x optical zoom.

Underwater Photography At photokina 2010
At the all-new and exciting Underwater Imaging World, photokina (September 21-26, 2010) will feature new and well-known exhibitors offering a wide range of products for enthusiasts of underwater photography.

Mamiya RZ33 Digital Camera
Mamiya announced the new Mamiya RZ33 large-sensor digital camera kit for professional photographers.

Lightroom Workshops Now Offered at Special Summer Discount Rate
Lightroom Workshops is please to announce discounts for its "Learn by Doing, and Walk Away Knowing" summer workshop series, occurring in cities across the United States this July and August.

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Super High Contrast Super High Contrast And “Tripod-Less” HDR
High-Speed Brackets
by George Schaub

HDR stands for “High Dynamic Range”, which means that there are times when one exposure can not possibly capture the very wide range of light values in a scene. The eye compensates for high contrast by opening and closing the iris rapidly so signals to the brain can be integrated to take the scene in and reveal details in the highlights and shadows, but the camera can only expose for one brightness value at a time. The way around this is to simply make a number of bracketed exposures, and emulate what the eye does by integrating all those exposures into one record of the scene. This is all done with software after the fact.
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When working with Raw files there are numerous programs that will handle the conversion, from camera maker software to third party programs. How do you process your Raw images?
Raw is proprietary to each maker and even each model of camera. Do you think there should be a universal "raw"? Please briefly share your thoughts on this matter.

Digital Black and White Printing with George Schaub
August 30-September 4, 2010. Maine Media Workshops.

George Schaub 4-Day Course On Digital Exposure and Processing
Field shooting, techniques, processing and critiques. New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, August 19-22.

The Intimate Landscape
A workshop in Taos, New Mexico with G&G Schaub. Photograph exciting locales, landscapes, and learn nature photography techniques. October 10-15. Contact: The Taos Gallery, 575-758-3911.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workshop
Lightroom Workshops, a series of 40 + two-day Adobe Photoshop Lightroom application intensives are being offered throughout the United States, Australia, UK, and Canada in 2010.

Cavecreek Photographic Workshops
Courses offered each month. Contact: Alan Lowy’s Cavecreek Photographic Workshops, 2135 E. Gaffney Road, Phoenix, AZ 85087, 623-465-1077.

Adorama Photography Workshops
Various courses offered each month. Contact: Adorama, 800-223-2500.

John C. Campbell Folk School
Looking For Light. Free catalog with course descriptions. Contact: John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902, 800-Folk-SCH.

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