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 |  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...

 |  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...

 |  Feb 22, 2011  |  0 comments

March 2011

On The Cover
Welcome to our wedding and portrait photography special, which features a host of articles on pro lighting, posing, marketing, and more. We also have expert tips on using flash in your photography, as we cover working with fill, off-camera, and strobe. Additionally, we have in-depth reports on three new softwareprograms...

George Schaub  |  May 30, 2006  |  0 comments

In Brief

WD Passport Portable USB Drives

by George Schaub

It's clear that having a backup strategy when on the road can often make
the difference in image insurance. While downloading to your laptop to clear
your memory cards is now standard operating procedure, you should also consider
burni...

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2007  |  0 comments

Consumer Habits

By Ron Leach

One of the best ways to gauge near-term trends in the photo industry is to
take a look at what types of cameras are being purchased and what methods photographers
use to output their images. We just received an interesting report from the
Photo Marketing Association (PMA) that provides someup...

 |  Dec 30, 2008  |  0 comments

The Technique Behind the Picture This! Assignment

Threshhold Command is the Key to Graphic “B&W Only” Look

by George Schaub

Every month Shutterbug brings a Picture This! Assignment to readers, which creates a theme and requests readers send in images to match it. The January, 2009 issue of Shutterbug saw thepublic...

 |  Jun 29, 2010  |  0 comments

Industry Perspective

The Effects of Imagery on the Human Psyche

by Ron Leach

With the tragic social and environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico we are once
again reminded of the profound power of photography to rouse support for social causes
like the environment, and motivate people torespon...

Chuck Gloman  |  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.

George Schaub  |  Jun 27, 2006  |  0 comments

Photokina's New Look

by George Schaub

Professional and avid photographers looking to travel to Cologne, Germany will
notice some changes when they prepare for their trip to photokina 2006, Sept.
26 -- Oct. 1, 2006 in Cologne, Germany. Photokina veterans should quickly
forget about the previous hall numbersystem...

 |  May 01, 2009  |  0 comments

May 2009

On The Cover
This month we share the gear and tips you’ll need to make great photos during your travels. For example, we tell you the six handy accessories to pack before hitting the road. We also have a “geotagging” update on the devices and software you need so you’ll always know where you took thoseshot...

Howard Millard  |  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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 |  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...

 |  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...

 |  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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