Tamrac, 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...
As camcorders continue to evolve, so does the opportunity for photojournalists to create high-definition video essays alongside their D-SLR work
Photojournalism is in a period of transition. While many photographers continue to image solely with still cameras, others are finding video to be a necessary supplement to their work. Video is being used to deliver news stories for blogs and websites, as well as for traditional broadcasts. Motion capture also is taking the form of individual video stills published in print and online. Here, we cover some of the new high-definition video cameras a photojournalist might find useful for getting into videography.
Amid the many options for black-and-white printers, there are a few models that pick up where film left off, providing superior black-and-white prints reminiscent of the days in the darkroom
Black-and-white printing has been in a state of flux from the days of film to the early stages of digital inkjet printing. The problem with film was that color photos were the most difficult to reproduce in the darkroom due to the difficult silver-halide workflow. Today the paradigm has shifted, making black-and-white printing one of the most difficult areas to master in a now digital world.
When you don't own your own studio, a high-end rental studio is your solution
The cost of owning your own studio, especially with the current real-estate woes, makes taking your job to a high-end studio one of the easiest choices to make when compared to the costs of owning and maintaining your own space. From big jobs to small jobs to elaborate setups, shooting at a high-end rental studio justifies the cost of renting when you incorporate all the benefits and money you'll save in the end.
Plato said that art is thrice removed from reality. Although the philosopher wasn't a photographer, he hit the nail right on the head where digital imaging is concerned. If we follow what happens to the color of an object during the photographic process—from capture through output—we see several junctures where the colors are likely to be changed unintentionally, and we can gain a better understanding of why it's important to use calibrated devices.
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?