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Posted: 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&...

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Chuck Gloman Posted: May 31, 2011 0 comments

Backlight is light that comes from behind the subject, whether it’s an artificial source or the sun. In the following examples, I decided to use the sun as my only light source, placed behind the subjects and guided by reflectors both natural and man-made.

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Howard Millard Posted: Jul 26, 2005 0 comments

1.

It was the swinging `60s,
I was in college, and many wore a rainbow of tie-dyed colors. What had
been "normal" was being challenged on every front, and that
included photography. The bulging, startling perspective of the fisheye
lens added an otherworldly look to album covers for rock musicians like
Jimi Hendrix and Cream. Now, decades later, just as bell bottom pants
recently returned for yet another cycle, fisheye images have again reared
their heads in both print and television ads. A fisheye lens, of course,
is one that takes in an extremely wide angle of view, often 180º,
and appears as a circle within the black image frame. Yes, there are rectilinear
full frame fisheyes (which give a rectangular, not round image), but to
my mind, they're merely ultra-wide angle lenses. A true fisheye,
on the other hand, is a unique special effects tool which renders a unique
circular perspective of the world.



When I was a student, fisheye lenses cost a small fortune (some still
do). What to do? I drilled a hole in the center of a lens cap and glued
a brass door peephole from a hardware store to it. Snapping the lens cap/fisheye
lens over a 50mm or wider angle standard lens, I got a small 180º
circular fisheye image in the center of the black frame. Quality was not
great, but the effect was spectacular.

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Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

September
2006

On the
Cover


How effective are the latest camera-shake compensating systems? Wonder no more
as we tell all in Peter K. Burian's in-depth Anti-Shake camera shootout
on page 80. New...

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Posted: Nov 28, 2007 0 comments

January
2008

On
the Cover


This month we explore the fine art photo market and reveal if you can get into
the game. To provide further inspiration, we have a revealing interview with
fine artmas...

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Posted: Jul 28, 2009 0 comments

Exposure Basics II

by George Schaub

Now we come to how exposure and creative photography go hand in hand.

Why would you need to change the aperture or shutter speed under different lighting conditions? Why would you want to use a fast shutter speed for one shot and a slow one for another? Why change apertures or ISO?

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Jon Canfield Posted: Aug 30, 2005 0 comments

As the price of wide format photo printers like the ones offered by Epson,
Canon, and HP continues to come down, more and more digital photo enthusiasts
are adding them to their digital darkrooms. For less than $400, you can now
print photo quality 11x14" images (actually, up to 13x19), saving money
and time without sending these prints out to a photo lab.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 30, 2007 0 comments

Blue Pixel's Pro Digital Workflow Seminars are the Perfect Complement
to Digital SLR Holiday Gifts

Professional Photographers and High-Level Amateurs Will Learn to Maximize
Digital Workflow with the Fewest Steps




Excited
to use your new digital SLR camera, but confused about where to start? Learn
how toge...

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Posted: Apr 29, 2008 0 comments

May 2008

On
the Cover

This month our focus is on black and white photography--from capture
and conversion to processing and printing. We show you how to use film and digital
technologies together tog...

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Posted: Nov 24, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Facebook #1 For Online Photo Sharing

by Ron Leach

The past three years has seen some rather dramatic shifts in the way consumers utilize online photo services, according to a leading market research firm for the digital imaging industry. In their 2009 Online Photo Services study, analysts atInfoTrends...

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George Schaub Posted: Jan 04, 2005 0 comments

High scene contrast always creates difficulties for photographers, whether
shooting film or digital. The difficulty stems from the difference between the
ways the film or sensor "sees" and how the human eye sees. Our eyes
are adaptive, and can resolve large variations in brightness by the way it scans
throughout the scene and the amazing reflex of automatically restricting and
dilating the pupil to adjust to bright and dark areas before us. While light
metering systems in cameras are impressive in the way they can read light, the
fact remains that at the moment of exposure the lens on a camera records a scene
at one fixed aperture, or opening. In most situations this is no problem, as
the meter averages light values and the bright and dark areas are distributed
through the recording medium properly. But high contrast presents a problem.

A
better solution is to use the --1 contrast setting. This
allows for smoother tonal gradations and addresses the need to
control the divergent light values in this backlit scene.

All Photos © George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

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Posted: Apr 24, 2007 0 comments

May 2007

On
the Cover


Big news this month on the digital camera front: The Nikon D40 has broken the
$600 barrier and a Leica legacy goes digital! To learn more about the Nikon
D40 and the Leica M8 be sure...

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Posted: Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

September
2008

On
the Cover


You're in for a treat this month with our digital darkroom sampler. We
explore a variety of products from display to output, including X-Rite's
ColorMunki,Apple...

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

The View From Germany

by Ron Leach

If the recently concluded Photokina is any indication, the photographic industry is alive
and well—with booming attendance on the part of exhibitors and visitors and an
impressive array of new product introductions. The 31st World ofImag...

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Posted: Feb 23, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

USB 3.0 to the Rescue

by Ron Leach

One of the bi-products of high-resolution digital cameras, terabyte hard drives, multi-gigabyte mobile phones, and D-SLRs with HD video capabilities is the ever-increasing need for greater bandwidth and faster data transfer rates. So it's none too soon that USB 3.0ha...

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