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Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers often spend countless hours perfecting their shooting and editing skills, only to be disappointed by inconsistent colors in their images. Today we’re going to let you in on a little secret: it’s difficult to achieve accurate results if you don’t calibrate your monitor.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post involve techniques for shooting various kinds of photos, image-editing methods for enhancing your work, or a discussion of different types of gear. This post is a bit different, as it quickly explains an important imaging concept that will enable you to make more compelling photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve all heard disaster stories about photographers who lost all of their images due to a computer or hard drive failure. So do yourself a BIG favor and watch the video below, explaining a safe method for backing up all your precious files.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2017  |  0 comments

A common question among digital photographers is, “How much better is a Raw file than an image captured as a JPEG?” The video below attempts to answer this question “once and for all,” so take a look and see if you agree.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Fujifilm has upped the ante in instant wireless printing with the next generation of their popular mobile printer. The new “instax SHARE SP-2” improves upon its predecessor with faster/quieter operation, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, and a totally new design.

Howard Millard  |  Jun 24, 2015  |  0 comments
It is ironic—and a bit sad for those of us who grew up with film—that the day I began this review, Kodak announced that it would permanently stop production of slide film. So what is a digital photographer to do who still yearns for the look of film emulsions? Fortunately, DxO’s FilmPack 3 (www.dxo.com/us/photo) digitally emulates the quality, style, color, contrast and grain of 60 different film stocks, black and white and color, positive and negative, and adds 25 creative effects.
Dan Havlik  |  Aug 05, 2014  |  0 comments

If you want to correct the color in your photos and videos but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg doing it, Datacolor has just introduced the SpyderCHECKR 24, an affordable priced color calibration tool for your camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 31, 2014  |  0 comments

Adobe announced this morning that final release versions of Lightroom 5.6 and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 8.6 are now available.

Adobe customers can can get the apps through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6, or through the download links at the bottom of this page. Adobe says these updates correct "issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8," without being specific about what those issues were.

David B. Brooks  |  Aug 01, 2009  |  6 comments

The blame is placed on printer drivers, the printers themselves, poor color management, and bad profiles, making the overall body of both confusing and enlightening.

Howard Millard  |  Feb 01, 2009  |  0 comments

If you want to heighten the impact of your black and white or monochrome images, consider taking them higher—to higher contrast, that is.

Joe Farace  |  Feb 01, 2009  |  0 comments

One of the reasons photographic purists usually refer to black and white prints as “monochrome” is that it’s a more precise descriptive term that also covers images produced in sepia and other tones.

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.

Anthony L. Celeste  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Photoshop has become so prevalent in the world of photo editing, that the word Photoshop is becoming synonymous with photo editing.

Howard Millard  |  Mar 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Remember those bright, colorful pop art prints created in the 1960s by silkscreen artists like Andy Warhol? In design magazines and ads recently, I've noticed that this style is enjoying a resurgence, thanks to its bold, flat colors, strong outlines, and dramatic impact. Perhaps you'd like to try it, either as a personal project to expand your technical bag of tricks...

Andrea Keister  |  Mar 01, 2008  |  1 comments

When our resident digital guru's Digital Darkroom Resource CD appeared in 2003 it debuted to much fanfare. The first volume included 11 chapters; shortly thereafter, Brooks released a second volume containing 16 chapters. He's now outdone himself with a new, third volume that contains 26 chapters, totaling 318 pages in PDF format plus a folder of images for print test...

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