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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Misinformation: Video Tech

Finding a resolution for video-capable cameras isn’t easy

Misinformation: Video TechAlthough 1080p has all of the buzz in the HD video world, it’s not necessarily the best format to be using. 720p offers some distinct advantages for a lot of photographers.  Read More...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DPP Solutions: Defeating Dust

What you need to know about cleaning your sensor

DPP Solutions: Defeating DustDust is everywhere—even inside your camera where it doesn’t belong. Dust that collects on the imaging sensor can cause tiny blotches to appear on your images.  Read More...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Will Full-Frame D-SLRs Take Over The World?

DPP talks to several photographers who weigh in on the future of full-frame, APS-C and medium-format technology and the potential for professionals

Will Full-Frame D-SLRs Take Over The  World?Since D-SLRs started to meet the needs of professional photographers, there has been a call for full-frame models.  Read More...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

First Look: Canon EOS 7D

This new midrange D-SLR features the most megapixels and fastest shooting rate in its class—plus full HD video at three frame rates

First Look: Canon EOS 7DCanon’s new EOS 7D fits into the line between the 15.1-megapixel EOS 50D and full-frame, 21.1-megapixel EOS 5D Mark II. Despite its single-number designation, the 7D features an APS-C sensor (the same 1.6x factor as the EOS 50D and predecessors), not a full-frame like the 5D Mark II.  Read More...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Comparing Photosites

In the race for higher resolution, there are trade-offs with image quality. It all comes down to the limits of the image sensors and the individual photosites on those sensors.

Comparing PhotositesEver since the first digital cameras appeared, there has been a quest for more pixels. In large part, that’s because the more pixels an image contains, the finer detail it can present and the bigger we can blow it up before the pixels become visible to the eye.   Read More...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

First Look: Nikon D300S

Building on the popular D300, Nikon’s latest DX-format (APS-C-sized image sensor) camera adds HD video among other features

First Look: Nikon D300SWhen it launched in 2007 alongside the D3, the Nikon D300 took photography by storm. The latest evolution in the camera is the new D300S, which builds on the technology and adds HD video capability. The new D-Movie mode shoots 1280x720p at 24 fps and delivers the coveted cinematic look when shooting video clips.   Read More...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Misinformation: Lighting Tech

In a time when fewer pros have their own studio space, a compact lighting system can give you the options and versatility to get the job done anywhere

Misinformation: Lighting TechIn an economic slowdown, photographers look to cut costs as much as possible.   Read More...

Monday, August 10, 2009

The High-Tech Camera Bag

Balancing protection for your valuable gear with functionality requires innovative high-tech solutions

The High-Tech Camera BagIf you’re carrying your digital camera in an antiquated bag, it’s time to upgrade.  Read More...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Have Light Will Travel

Joe McNally is one of the greatest at location lighting. Known for traveling with a minimal kit, he pulls off shots that are masterpieces of technique and artistry.

Have Light Will TravelIn his new book, The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes (New Riders Press, 2009), Joe McNally gives a series of examples and then describes how he got the shot.  Read More...

 

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