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 |  May 29, 2008  |  0 comments





Hubble Photos: When Galaxies Collide

By Ron Leach

For most of us, the term "photography" brings to mind topics like
portraiture, wildlife, sports, macro, landscapes, journalism and other genres
popular with professional photographers and passionate hobbyists alike. Science
and industry, of coursecompri...

 |  Dec 29, 2009  |  0 comments

Digital Photography In Black And White

Seeing In Grayscale Tones

by George Schaub

Somehow, we accept black and white as quite natural, as a fair and reasonable representation of what we have photographed. But it is hardly that—the world is filled with color in all its hue and shades, from the brilliant azure blue of...

 |  Jul 01, 2006  |  0 comments

July
2006

On the
Cover


This month's issue is packed full of pro "desktop darkroom"
tips and gear to help you make the most of your digital darkroom. Be sure to
read our in-depth Test...

 |  Jun 01, 2007  |  1 comments

June 2007

On
the Cover


Welcome to our special digital darkroom report, designed to help you get the
most out of your digital imaging experience. One key aspect of that experience
is the type of softwareyo...

 |  Sep 30, 2008  |  0 comments

The Sony Alpha 900



What Does 24 Megapixels Look Like, and Why Would You Need It?

by George Schaub

First off, you won't see any images with this piece. The reason is that
when I first got to shoot with the camera in August, Sony made me sign a blood
oath that no images from the preproduction sample couldb...

 |  Dec 28, 2010  |  0 comments

Seeing Pictures: Lighting’s Influence On Composition

Directional Light And Shaping Shadows

by Jim Zuckerman

Lighting can have a unique effect on composition. By highlighting certain areas of a picture with front lighting, sidelighting, or backlighting, the play of light and shadow can create compelling graphicdesig...

 |  Apr 27, 2010  |  1 comments

Depth Of Field

Creative Focus Effects

by Jim Zuckerman

One of the most important concepts in photography, and one that you have to deal with every time you take a picture, is depth of field. Depth of field refers to how much of the scene is in focus in front of and behind the subject on which you’ve focused. Forexa...

Jack Neubart  |  May 22, 2006  |  0 comments

On the road, it's not always about transferring picture files to a portable
device. Many of us take our laptop computers with us, transferring pictures
directly to the computer, often for immediate previews while shooting on assignment.
And what folly that is without some means of backing up those pictures from...

 |  Aug 07, 2007  |  0 comments

September
2007

On
the Cover


This month we reveal the real lowdown on inkjet paper--what you need to
know as a printmaker, but probably never asked. We also have a range of Test
Reports to meetyou...

 |  Feb 22, 2011  |  0 comments

Adam Block: Astrophotographer

Shooting For The Stars

by Lorraine A. DarConte

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” said Oscar Wilde, who, in his wildest dreams could not have imagined how truly spectacular the universe is. Thanks to “visionaries” like AdamBlock—...

 |  Jul 27, 2010  |  0 comments

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 andclosing...

George Schaub  |  Apr 25, 2006  |  0 comments

The Gemini kit is composed of two flash heads (monoblocs) and a Gemini Battery
set, as well as a strong duffle-bag like carrying case and stands for the heads.
We worked with the 500WS heads, although the kit comes in both 250WS and 750WS
units as well. The supplied stands come with an "L" bracket that
all...

 |  Sep 20, 2007  |  0 comments

Industry Perspective

Turning Your Hobby Into Cash

By Ron Leach

While all Shutterbug readers are serious about imaging, some consider photography
a career while others shoot for the pure pleasure of the creative process. We
regularly hear from a third type of photographer: photo enthusiasts whodon&...

 |  Apr 28, 2009  |  0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Passing of a Legend

by Ron Leach

America lost a national treasure with the recent passing of celebrated New York street photographer Helen Levitt. Born on August 31, 1913 of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Levitt died peacefully in her sleep on March 29 at the age of 95.

After dropping...

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2011  |  0 comments
While browsing through my archives recently, I rediscovered a fascinating 1944 magazine piece in which several artists, photographers and educators offered their views and expectations of photography after World War II. The article, which appeared in Popular Photography, gave new meaning to the famous Winston Churchill quote “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

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