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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...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Beyond the D-SLR

For professionals, there are times when the modern D-SLR isn’t the camera that will get the job done

Beyond the D-SLRWhile the lion’s share of professional photography is made with conventional, 35mm-type D-SLRs, there are still plenty of situations when a different kind of camera is called for.  Read More...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tamrac Walkthroughs

A Video Is Worth 10,000 Words

Tamrac WalkthroughsTamrac, producer of specialized camera bags, cases and backpacks, has provided this informative set of videos exploring the capabilities and detailed construction of a few of its more popular lines. Each presents guided walk-throughs from Tamrac personnel on the features and benefits of each series, stepping viewers through the bag from capacity to comfort factor to build.  Read More...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Misinformation: Printing Tech

Massive prints don’t always need massive megapixels

Misinformation: Printing TechOne of the arguments from manufacturers in the great megapixel wars is that to get a larger-than-life print, you need a ton of sensor resolution. While it’s true that the pixel count of the sensor largely will determine the acceptable image and print size, it’s not true that the more pixels you have, the bigger and better prints you’ll get.  Read More...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

DPP Solutions: Lens Resolution

Have modern lenses exceeded the capabilities of D-SLR sensors?

DPP Solutions: Lens ResolutionDo today’s lenses out-resolve today’s image sensors? Or do today’s sensors out-resolve today’s lenses? Does it matter?   Read More...


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