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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...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hi-Tech Studio: Exact Focus

Even high-end lenses can exhibit some slight front and back focus. A simple device can have you dialed in for perfection.

Hi-Tech Studio: Exact Focus While photographers have enjoyed the benefit of autofocus for 25 years now, many still struggle with its accuracy and repeatability. You may have heard the terms “front focus” and “back focus.” In fact, you may be struggling with this phenomenon in your own kit.  Read More...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lens Tech

What’s under the hood of modern photography optics?

Lens TechWhat is a photographic lens? Essentially, just a tube that holds a number of glass or plastic elements that make light do something we want it to do: produce an image of the subject/scene at a certain magnification and angle of view, sharply focused on the image plane in the camera.  Read More...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Time For An Upgrade

With so many recent advancements in optics technology, is now the time to revamp your collection of lenses?

Time For An UpgradeTechnology moves ever onward, especially in the realm of digital imaging. Cameras get better and better, computers get more powerful and, happily, prices for things like memory keep coming down. Even with 35mm-format D-SLRs, the value for your dollar keeps improving.  Read More...

 

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