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Lorraine A. DarConte  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

A. T. (Tom) Willett and Jeff Smith are commercial photographers whose clients include Humana (insurance), Getty Assignments, Tucson Guide, More Magazine, the Arizona Public Service (APS), and the University of Arizona. The duo met more than 20 years ago while attending Pima Community College in Tucson.

Both moved to the small city when they were young (Willett from...

Jon Canfield  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

If you maintain all your own images you have more freedom in how to go about tagging these photos for future reference.

Steve Anchell  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Adobe Photoshop users soon come to realize that almost every technique can be done in more ways than one.

Philip Andrews  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

If you have tried Photomerge before, don’t skip to another article; this is totally different from previous versions.

Rosalind Smith  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Photojournalist Kevin Moloney grew up in Greeley, Colorado, amid the hub of professional cowboys and "bucking broncos." Although his father, a professional sports photographer, found inspiration in the sport of rodeo, this did not interest his son. It was the hard news and cultural stories that drew him to a news service from National Geographic and to magazines like...

Jon Canfield  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

To help make this as easy as possible, it’s helpful to follow a few guidelines for organizing your images.

Joe Farace  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

If your camera doesn’t offer Live View you can add it as an accessory.

Chris Maher and Larry Berman  |  Jul 01, 2008  |  0 comments

In the early days of the web, small images were the only practical way to keep pages loading fast on slow dial-up connections.

Joe Farace  |  May 01, 2008  |  0 comments

"Silver white winters that melt into springs."--Oscar Hammerstein II

The idea behind this story was to provide insight into the photo gear I own and use, all of which was purchased from Shutterbug advertisers. During the review process many different photographic products pass through my hands but contrary to what you may think they don't stay there...

Steve Bedell  |  May 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Like most photographers, I like to play around and constantly explore Photoshop. But I'm a businessman, too, so I need to be careful about how much time I spend in front of the computer. The more time I spend there, the less I have for taking photos and marketing my services, and that's where I make money. So I've always adopted the philosophy of getting it right...

Jack Neubart  |  May 01, 2008  |  0 comments

In a career spanning 40 years, Jeff Smith's work as an industrial and corporate photographer is well-known to many. Not too long ago we'd find him going to a job site with literally almost a half-ton of lighting gear, along with a Mamiya RZ67 and heavy lenses, not to mention countless packs of film and Polaroids. Over the years the market has shifted, technology has...

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Here are a few things AJ Neste's learned about photographing surfers:
One, it's the singer, not the song. "The most important part of being successful at this," he says, "is knowing the surfer. It's not just showing up somewhere and taking photos of random surfers. You won't know their personal style."

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Howard Millard  |  Apr 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Putting two or more captures on top of each other in a single image multiplies the potential for impact and opens up new avenues to creative expression. Whether you want to inject motion into a static shot, add moody atmosphere or dreamy nostalgia, or enhance one subject with the texture of another, multiple exposure offers a myriad of possibilities. The techniques complement...

Norm Haughey  |  Apr 01, 2008  |  0 comments

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. With a few portrait techniques under your belt, however, your luck will improve dramatically. There are many portrait-making methods that can help you develop your own style over time and ultimately...

Scott Stulberg  |  Apr 01, 2008  |  0 comments

Being a photography instructor is very rewarding and has proved to be an inspiration to me. Teaching Digital Photography at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles, I have found the interaction with students benefited me at least as much as them. But what if someone wants to take your class and is halfway around the world? That is where online teaching comes in and I am lucky enough to have...

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