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Posted: Aug 31, 2010 0 comments

Umbrellas Versus Soft Boxes

May The Best Modifier Win!

by Steve Bedell

You’re buying studio lights, maybe for the first time. After deciding which lights will fit your style and budget, you need to decide upon light modifiers. The two most common ones are umbrellas and soft boxes. Which should you buy and why? Andis...

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Posted: Jul 25, 2006 0 comments

Digital SLR Sales are Booming



By Ron Leach, Publisher

Like most industries that thrive on innovation, the business of photography
tends to be cyclical as new technologies are unveiled, refined, introduced at
the high end of the market, and eventually made available to the mass consumer.
And right now the photo industry is on anup...

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Posted: Oct 30, 2007 0 comments

November
2007

On
the Cover


This month take your images to the next level with a multitude of hot pro tips
and new pro gear reviews. Our special report on the pros and cons of pixel packing
answerswhet...

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Posted: May 26, 2009 0 comments

Commentary

Spring Cleaning: Some News Flashes from the Past

by George Schaub

The rush of events in the past few years has left us all fairly breathless, what with the pace of change wrought by digital. As product trumps product, and new operating systems and formats rush to grab our attention, older systems and gearquick...

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Jack Warren Posted: Jan 18, 2005 0 comments

Every Friday high profile photographers come to the microphones of wsRadio.com
the world wide leader in Internet talk, the best, brightest and high profile
photographers in the world for your listening pleasure.


We are approaching three years of Internet Radio broadcasting. What makes this
show different from other radio shows is that it originates and is stored on
the web at www.shutterbugradio.com
or www.wsradio.com/shutterbug.
The content of the show is all photography talk, all the time. If you missed
hearing something important, you can go back and replay it again and again.
If you're a photo enthusiast you'll love to here high profile photographers
share their exciting experiences while giving hints and tips on how they get
the job done. Find out what kind of equipment they use and what they recommend.



You will also hear industry leaders make important major announcements that
will affect your photography. You will find out about major trade shows in the
industry.



What does it feel like flying in the chase plane of space Ship One, photographing
one of the historical events of your lifetime. How do you hold your breath when
the horses of the Kentucky Derby are coming around the final turn and you alone
are responsible to record this spectacular moment? Do you know what kind of
camera Oscar nominated Jeff Bridges prefers? Do you know how many photographers
cover the Indy 500? What is it like being a photographer in the NFL? You just
have to listen to this outstanding broadcast each week and hear the voices of
these very talented photographers.

...

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Posted: 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...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 28, 2006 0 comments

Digital SLR Price Drops, with More to Come

by George Schaub

The recent announcement of the $599 D40 from Nikon (http://www.shutterbug.com/news/101606nikon/)
is just the beginning of an anticipated flood of announcements from DSLR makers
about morereaso...

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Posted: Jan 29, 2008 0 comments

Commentary

by George Schaub

A Look Ahead in Shutterbug

Each month we do our best to bring you a wide variety of articles and test reports
on the latest gear, technology and creative techniques. I thought I'd
take this space to let you in on what's coming in the months head in the
magazine.Incl...

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Posted: Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

October 2009

On The Cover
Welcome to our annual lighting special, where our resident pros share their best gear, shooting tips, and setups. In addition to our multitude of lighting Test Reports, we have multi-flash and portable studio light roundups. We also explore the possibility of using older flash units on D-SLRs. Finally, lightingas...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 09, 2004 0 comments

While you can choose enhanced color saturation when using your digital camera
via the Menu, this choice generally adds saturation to all colors at once. This
might work fine for some subjects, but there are many ways to "juice up"
selective colors later in the software. We'll work with two controls here,
Hue/Saturation and Selective Color, both used as Adjustment Layers.


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Posted: 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—...

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Posted: Jan 22, 2007 0 comments

Face Recognition for Image Searching

by Ron Leach

With the Internet becoming more and more visually oriented all the time, a
Swedish company has devised a unique approach for searching the millions of
images that are uploaded daily. The new Polar Rose technology employs a combination
of user input and facial recognition...

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Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments

Photo Industry Supports Everest Climb

By Ron Leach

At a time when world attention is directed toward the turmoil involving China,
Tibet and the upcoming Olympics, it's nice to see some positive news emanating
from Nepal--especially when it involves the photo industry in support of
an effort to raise awareness andmone...

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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 0 comments

Exposure Basics I

George Schaub

“Exposure” is shorthand for the delicate balance of the light sensitivity of the recording material (in our case the camera’s CCD or CMOS sensor with picture sites, known as pixels) with the amount of light in the scene. There are two parts of a camera system that control the amount of lightcomin...

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Posted: May 01, 2006 0 comments

May
2006

On the
Cover


This month we are on the road bringing you special reports on photo tips and
lots of gear. For starters, be sure to check out our report on Apple's
Aperture, an "alli...

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