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When it comes to digital imaging and photography there are a lot of variables. Trust our articles on digital photography technology to make sense of pixel counts, file formats and everything in-between.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sensors Un-Sensored

The heart of any digital capture system is the image sensor. Incredibly fast-paced improvements in resolution and performance have brought us to a point where the next quantum leap is on the horizon.

Sensors Un-SensoredDigital cameras—smartphone through pro medium-format—use one of two types of image sensors: CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) or CCD (charge-coupled device).  Read More...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Misinformation: Sensor Tech

There are fundamental differences between CCD and CMOS, but both are capable of pro-quality imagery

Misinformation: Sensor TechAs is the habit in technology, there once was a war brewing between two competing technologies, CCD and CMOS sensors.   Read More...

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, 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, April 28, 2009

Misinformation: Camera Tech

Misinformation: Camera TechIt’s as close to a law in photography as anything that photographers interested in producing the best possible black-and-white images should capture in color. Thanks to digital, shooting in color maintains image information that’s basically thrown away when you capture directly in monochrome or hue modes. Saving this information gives you a lot of flexibility during the conversion process, including such perks as enhanced tonality and the ability to return to a color image if so desired or needed.  Read More...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Misinformation: Archival Tech

Digital archaeologists may someday need a Rosetta Stone to decipher image files

Misinformation: Archival TechBackup strategies are a well-covered topic, and for good reason. From floods to fires to file corruption, there are innumerable ways that a digital file can be destroyed. Thanks to the ease of duplicating dig-ital images, however, circumventing these problems is often as easy as pushing a button. So your images are safe, as long as you use a variety of methods for backing them up, right?  Read More...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hi-Tech Studio: Workstation To Go

Apple’s new MacBook Pro and LED Cinema Display are a sleeker, faster and greener solution for the fluid studio

Hi-Tech Studio: Workstation To GoIn a 24-hour world, work doesn’t wait quietly at the studio. For agile photographers who need consistent software and display performance wherever they are, Apple’s recently introduced MacBook Pro and companion 24-inch LED display make an intriguing combination as a possible do-it-all combination and desktop workstation replacement.  Read More...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hi-Tech Studio: Triggering The Light

Wireless flash systems give more freedom when it comes to creative lighting

Hi-Tech Studio: Triggering The LightThere are two main categories of wireless flash control: standard optical slave triggering and the more modern and more versatile radio transmitter/receiver triggering. Both provide us with a variety of control over flash setups, whether it’s firing multiple compact flash units or the more powerful strobes and power packs.  Read More...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Stylize Your Images Using Digital Filters

The difference between a technically solid photograph and a real winner that makes clients stop for a closer look is a matter of style

Stylize Your Images Using Digital FiltersWhat makes winning images win? Apart from the opportunities and advantages that are afforded by huge leaps in digital technology, one point stands out, as always—style! Today’s light-meter technology helps ensure technically correct exposure, but it’s personal insight and style that bring the exposure to a higher level—being aesthetically correct! The same can be said for the aesthetics of composition, color treatment, focus, contrast, balance and every other aspect of an image that strikes your eyes and grabs your mind. Aesthetics and style help make an image stand out.  Read More...

 

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