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Monday, November 26, 2007
DPP Solutions: Infrared Camera Conversion
Infrared photography has been transformed from a finicky medium full of frustration and technical difficulty into a field where anyone can try to expand their portfolio and creativity
Infrared camera conversions are for the professional trying to obtain a unique look. The results give you an array of imaginative pictures from a portion of the spectrum of light that the human eye can't see. Through a conversion process, a standard D-SLR can be converted to a dedicated infrared camera that records images in that part of the spectrum. These conversions have become more popular as photographers have been attracted to the evocative results. Cameras can be converted to black-and-white or color infrared.
Monday, November 26, 2007
The Digital Lens Revisited
In a world of marketing buzzwords like 'optimized' and 'designed for digital,' what's really going on behind all the hype?
Before plunking down a credit card to purchase a new lens, I think all of us want to know we're making a good decision. Is this really the best lens for my camera and the type of work I want to do? Or can I use one I already have, even if the lens isn't specifically designed for digital capture?
Friday, October 19, 2007
First Look: Olympus E-3
This fast, high-performance D-SLR is loaded with a powerful autofocus system, 5 fps continuous shooting, Live View and more.
Olympus has released the successor to its E-1 flagship D-SLR model, the 10.1-megapixel E-3. Designed to be the fastest autofocus D-SLR in the world, the E-3 has an articulated Live View LCD, internal image stabilization, TruePic III image processing, ISO sensitivity up to 3200 and a wide selection of other advanced features.
Monday, October 8, 2007
DPP Solutions: HMI
In the realm of continuous lighting, these lamps are king, and for good reason
Even though strobes are favored by many pros, there's definitely a core group who prefers continuous lights and, in particular, HMIs. They have a phenomenal watt-to-luminance ratio, produce comparatively little heat, are flicker-free, and emit a quality of light that's something to behold.
Monday, October 8, 2007
The Best D-SLRs Get Better
In this year's most significant camera announcements for professional photographers, Canon and Nikon both have announced a pair of new D-SLRs
In this year's most significant camera announcements for professional photographers, Canon and Nikon both have announced a pair of new D-SLRs. The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and Nikon D3 are taking their places as the pro models at the top of each company's respective lines while the Canon EOS 40D and Nikon D300 come onto the scene as potent backups.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Get 12-megapixel capture and lightning quick response from Nikon's new mid-range D-SLR
Nikon's new pro-am D-SLR is lightning quick and adds new features like LiveView and sensor cleaning. An ideal camera for the serious amateur, and a terrific backup for pros using the new D3, there's a lot to be excited about in this mid-range model.Read More...
Friday, August 24, 2007
Nikons new flagship model offers full-frame sensor, high-speed capture, and advanced metering and auto focus systems.
Designed with sports photographers and photojournalists in mind, the Nikon D3 introduces an astounding list of brand new features and technologies that make it the most sophisticated and advanced Nikon digital SLR to date. In addition to the new FX-format CMOS sensor, the D3 incorporates Nikon's new EXPEED Image Processing System that is central to the blazing speed and processing power needed for many of the D3's new features.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
World's highest-resolution 35mm-based D-SLR hits 21.1 megapixels, can shoot 5 fps, Live View, sensor-dust remover and more…
The long-awaited successor to Canon's top-of-the-line EOS-1Ds Mark II has arrived – and how!Featuring a 21.1-megapixel full-frame image sensor, 5-fps shooting, a 3-inch LCD monitor with Live View mode, sensor-dust remover, rugged weather-sealed body and lots more, the new EOS-1Ds Mark III is ideal in the commercial studio as well as in the field.Read More...
Thursday, August 16, 2007
DPP Solutions: Color Calibration
If you're using a professional-caliber LCD monitor, professional-caliber color calibration is a requirement
What color is blue? Why is the blue that I see in the sky not the same as the blue that appears on my expensive LCD monitor, and not even close to the blue that rolls out of my inkjet printer? What do I have to do to print the colors that I see?Read More...
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