Digital Darkroom

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Howard Millard  |  Mar 01, 2005  |  0 comments

Sometimes all it takes to lift your photo from the ordinary to the extraordinary is a striking edge or border. Would a soft-edged vignette or a unique pattern border take your image to the next level of dramatic impact? While there are myriad software programs and plug-ins designed to add special effect edges, borders and frames, you probably already have quite an array of...

Ellen Anon  |  Dec 01, 2004  |  0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Ellen Anon, All Rights Reserved

It has long been my goal to create photographic images that capture not only what I saw, but what I felt at the moment I made the picture. It was at a workshop with Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant that my creative spirit truly began to soar. Patterson and Gallant are two extraordinarily talented photographers...

Howard Millard  |  Sep 01, 2004  |  1 comments

It was the swinging `60s, I was in college, and many wore a rainbow of tie-dyed colors. What had been "normal" was being challenged on every front, and that included photography. The bulging, startling...

Darryl C. Nicholas  |  May 01, 2007  |  0 comments

If you have ever had the experience of trying to convert your favorite slide or color negative to an electronic file you have probably run into the problem called “noise.”...

Howard Millard  |  May 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot portraits, landscapes, still life, or nature, soft focus effects can add an evocative, mysterious tone to your photographs.

Steve Anchell  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

The tips I am going to share here are all done in Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is not the only imaging-editing program but it is the most widely used.

Steve Bedell  |  Mar 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Infinite Backgrounds

About 15 years ago I bought a front projection system for my studio. The way it works is something like this: You pop a slide into the projector and it shows up on the background screen. Put your subject in...

David B. Brooks  |  Jul 01, 2000  |  0 comments

There is a certain excitement when you go to the corner drugstore to pick up your prints from photofinishing. By just standing and watching people doing this, you soon realize why photography is a popular hobby. For me, a more serious darkroom addiction...

Peter K. Burian  |  Sep 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot with a digital camera or scan photographs, printing can be one of the most rewarding aspects of photography. In the past, you needed a darkroom and a great deal of expertise to make beautiful color or black...

Brad Perks and Roger L. Johnson  |  May 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Custom designed for camera gear, comfort, mobile Internet access, and that go-anywhere performance, pros Roger L. Johnson and Brad Perks now use the PhotoMobile for photographic assignments, executive portrait sessions on location, and mobile photo services coast to coast.

Johnson's ideas took flight during a trip through the Rocky Mountains with Perks. They...

David B. Brooks  |  Feb 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Is Your Computer Set Up For Digital Photography?

If "Steven" finally got to you and you have a new computer, is it ready for use as a digital darkroom? With rare exception the answer to that question is a resounding no. The reason...

Chris Maher and Larry Berman  |  Mar 01, 2002  |  0 comments

The Internet offers photographers great opportunities to share their work with friends, family, and potential buyers. But getting your images in shape to be seen quickly and easily requires that you optimize and compress it into a JPEG format. JPEG compressed images are universally recognized by all...

Ben Clay/Web Photo School  |  Dec 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Taking macro shots can be quite fun, particularly if you're shooting some interesting subject matter. It's good to remember that there are times when your depth of field can get so shallow as to throw parts of your subject out of focus...

Howard Millard  |  Jan 01, 2005  |  0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Howard Millard, All Rights Reserved

Did you miss photographing the last heavy snow? Or perhaps you are not too fond of shooting outdoors in cold weather. Now you need a photo with snow falling. Don't despair. It's rather easy to add snow digitally to any photo, color or black and white, with programs like Adobe Photoshop (CS and earlier)...

Rick Sammon  |  May 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Perhaps the coolest feature of digital imaging programs is that they let our imaginations soar. Using our imagination, and working with the latest technology, virtually any effect is possible. I thought I'd share a few techniques that illustrate how...

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