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January/February 2011




Gear

  • DPP Solutions: MTF Curves

    How to read and interpret MTF data

    You’ve all seen those MTF curves the lens manufacturers provide on their websites and in lens brochures.
  • January/February 2011

    New Tools Of The Trade

  • Pro DSLR Roundup

    DPP takes a look at the currently available top-level cameras and calls out the key features to help you find the model that’s best for you and the way you shoot

    A pro DSLR is a serious photographic tool that provides better all-around performance than lesser models—better weather- and dust-proofing, superior image quality, a higher usable ISO range and more high-level capabilities.

Profiles

  • Albert Watson : Calm On The Set

    Albert Watson is one of the most respected photographers in fashion and fine art. His career has been marked by creating a seemingly endless supply of iconic images and a dedication to perfection in each of them.

    Anybody who has had the good fortune to be on an Albert Watson set has observed not only a master artist at work, but a master craftsman, as well.
  • Frank Ockenfels: The Great Collaborator

    Frank Ockenfels blends light and teamwork to shape his photographs and his career

    The visual world of Frank Ockenfels doesn’t revolve around the myth of the isolated photographer working alone behind the camera’s viewfinder or staring at a computer monitor.
  • Satoshi Kobayshi: Fortissimo Photography

    Satoshi Kobayshi’s high-energy product imagery is anything but still

    Describing the photographs of Satoshi Kobayshi as “still life” may be technically accurate, but the spirit is all wrong.

Technique

  • Blend It Out!

    How to erase unwanted moving objects from a scene

    It’s a perfect shot! If only those unwanted moving objects (UMOs, i.e., a person or a crowd) in the scene would disappear.
  • Color Printing Technique

    The leap from computer monitor to printed output is where most professionals experience issues of color shift and a loss of punch in a photograph. Los Angeles-based pro Lee Varis takes us through the steps to get perfect prints.

    After your image is sized and sharpened, it’s ready for you to make a print.
  • Color Theory Explained

    Having a solid understanding of digital color theory will make you a better all-around photographer. Digital expert John Paul Caponigro explains the ins and outs.

    What is color theory? It’s not color management—a science of measuring color physically and describing it mathematically.

Business

  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    Although you hope it won’t happen, you need to plan for the day when you and a business partner will decide to go your separate ways. Thinking it through up front can prevent a lot of angst and bad feelings later.

    The reality of business breakups is that they’re generally far more complicated than simply facing another person and saying “goodbye.
  • Hi-Tech Studio: File Format Decoder Ring

    The alphabet soup of file extensions is confusing. In this brief article, we show you the differences and similarities of the most common formats.

    There seems to be no limit to the number of file formats photographers have to deal with.
  • Misinformation: Business Tech

    Revolution Now! Learning to adapt is the key to survival.

    The median annual wage of salaried photographers was close to $30,000, with the middle 50% earning between $20,000 and $45,000, in general.
  • Vision To Visuals: The SCAR Project

    David Jay’s breast cancer survivors project

    We live in a world of overwhelming statistics.
 

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