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Posted: Aug 25, 2009 0 comments

The Mysteries Of Long Exposure

Expand Your Image Imagination

by Art Rosch

The human eye sees light in the moment. Film or sensors accumulate light through an entire exposure, as if it were a memory. Photons continue making impressions wherever they land on the sensor or film. Moving objects leave a distended, time-lapsei...

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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: 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: Nov 30, 2010 0 comments

Three Stages Of Macro Photography

When You Want To Get Up Close And Personal

by Joe Farace

I often hear people saying, “There’s nothing to photograph!” but what they usually mean is that there are no beautiful blue skies filled with puffy clouds or they’re not on the beach at Cancun. I wish I wasin...

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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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George Schaub Posted: Apr 24, 2007 0 comments

All Photos © 2007, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

Here's a...

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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: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments

Lens Tech Update



Is This the World's Longest Range Zoom?

by George Schaub

Not
so far back photographers were leery of zoom lenses that exceeded a 3x focal
length ratio; in other words, say you started at 70mm, then a 210mm outer range
would be considered "safe." (Indeed even further backphotograph...

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Posted: Mar 30, 2010 0 comments

Macro Vs. Macro Zoom

Know The Difference

by Jon Sienkiewicz

Every hobby has its own language, and photography is no different. It can take a while to learn all of the unintuitive abbreviations, unnatural acronyms, and shifting definitions. The term “shifting definition” refers to words like“automatic&rdq...

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Posted: Mar 14, 2006 0 comments

April
2006

On the
Cover

Ever
wonder what's inside a pro's camera bag? Well, wonder no more as
we look in four topw...

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Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments

Pictures as Pork Chops

by George Schaub

The head for this column comes from a statement by Bob Schwalberg, the irascible
senior editor of Pop Photo from back in the eighties who, when describing the
state of affairs for pros selling stock, told me, "Pictures are not pork
chops to be sold by the pound." He was...

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Ron Leach Posted: 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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Posted: Dec 30, 2008 0 comments

Digital SLRs on the Upswing

by Ron Leach

A comprehensive new study from InfoTrends indicates that while the digital camera market is reaching a “mature stage” in it’s lifecycle, digital SLRs have emerged as an area of rapid growth within the industry while point-and-shoot cameras are heading toward commodity status withconstant...

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