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Norm Haughey  |  Oct 01, 2008  |  0 comments

As mentioned in the previous tutorials, the impact and success of a studio portrait is often the combined result of lighting, composition, body language, lens choice, camera angle, clothing, color, texture, and even luck. Armed with a few portrait techniques, however, your work will improve dramatically. There are many portrait-making methods that can help you develop your own...

David B. Brooks  |  Oct 01, 2008  |  0 comments

I began as a photographer back in 1952 while in the US Air Force during the Korean conflict. After being assigned to duty in Anchorage, Alaska, I found myself in an environment of great natural beauty, so taking pictures was both logical and a much better option than drinking beer and playing cards in the canteen. The first happy accident in my life as a photographer came as a...

Jason Schneider  |  Oct 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the world-renowned center of imaging tech, research, and photographic education, and Leica Camera, acclaimed for its legendary cameras and outstanding optics, proclaimed May 6, 2008 as Leica Day. The daylong event, hosted by RIT at its impressively large modern campus, was celebrated with speeches, lectures, tours, slide shows, seminars...

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Sep 01, 2008  |  0 comments

In the early days of digital imaging, we were promised much. Suppliers, manufacturers, photo writers, and early-adopter photographers talked about how digital would allow us do more with photographs. We'd be able to see them instantly, send them quickly, and, most important to the serious-minded among us, control them creatively. Digital cameras and the digital process would...

Brian Kosof  |  Sep 01, 2008  |  0 comments

As someone who prefers a minimal style, I want to control, beyond the usual photographic variables, the level of detail and the sense of depth in an image. For this I have embraced the use of diffusion while enlarging. The use of diffusion during film exposure to soften a scene, or when used in a portrait to reduce skin texture and flaws, is long established. Nature can be just as...

Jack Neubart  |  Sep 01, 2008  |  2 comments

Twenty years in business together, the team of Bohm-Marrazzo (Montclair, New Jersey-- www.bohm-marrazzo.com) comes well equipped to tackle the challenge of photographing kids and animals for their advertising clients. Experience has taught them to incorporate these highly animated subjects into the picture to make an...

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"I've done the calculations time and again," Gomez says, "and I couldn't run my own site for anywhere near the cost."

The photographic career of Jody Gomez started off simply enough, as a spectator parent when her son began riding steers. Frustrated by the poor quality of the pictures snapped and sold by another parent, Gomez began taking...

Steve Bedell  |  Sep 01, 2008  |  0 comments

The first time I saw some of Thom Rouse's work, I was stunned. It was so artistically and technically excellent I had to stop and study it for a while, just like you do when visiting a gallery. That's why I had to share it with you. Rouse is a portrait and wedding photographer who regards digital photography as not just an advancement of conventional photography but as...

Rosalind Smith  |  Aug 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Life isn't easy on the campaign trail and photojournalist David Burnett has just returned his rental car, home after a hectic five days covering the Hillary Clinton campaign in New Hampshire. It had not been a simple journey. Burnett started in Iowa where Clinton had previously been campaigning, then traveled to New Hampshire.

"As for the shoot...

Stan Trzoniec  |  Aug 01, 2008  |  0 comments

When it comes to long lenses and related gear, a new age has dawned. Wildlife, sports, and even landscape photographers can now enjoy the convenience of stabilized lenses to shoot handheld with longer lenses at slower shutter speeds. The result is sharper images overall, especially in low-light situations. Another advantage is that you can easily add extension tubes...

Frank Weston  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

It’s easy to create a very sharp, realistic looking double matte to give your online photos an artistic presentation. All it takes is some very basic Photoshop skills and less than 10 minutes.

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

Just about every one of us has suffered through at least one data disaster, where we’ve lost a significant number of photos or other important files.

Howard Millard  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

You can use your flat-bed scanner as a camera to give a special look to small objects such as jewelry, rocks, bones, insects, plants, and flowers.

Joe Farace  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

The noise that appears in digital photographs is the visual equivalent of the static you hear in radio signals. Most digital cameras add some level of noise to captured images.

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