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January/February 2013




Gear

  • DPP Solutions: Add An SSD To Your Laptop

    Fast, reliable solid-state hard drives extend the life of an aging laptop

    Photographers, in particular, are drawn into the need to upgrade hardware on a regular basis because we make a living from large image files.
  • DPP Solutions: Try The High Pass Filter

    Use this technique for fine control over image sharpness

    The High Pass sharpening technique isn't what I would call a "true" sharpening process, but rather what I generally refer to as a local contrast-enhancement adjustment.
  • Hi-Tech Studio: Sliders

    For time-lapse and motion capture, these simple devices give you a powerful tool for creating impressive projects

    As more professional photographers make the leap into motion capture, they're discovering that DSLRs lend themselves to handholding and camera movement during a clip.
  • January/February 2013

    New Tools Of The Trade

  • Lenses For Still + Motion

    Putting together the best optics for versatility and practicality

    While both photography and videography are visual mediums, video and filmmaking add an extra level of complexity.
  • Misinformation: Business Tech

    Photographs are more than just prints to be sold

    When it comes to breaking news, the success of Twitter and Instagram has made it readily apparent to the mainstream media that the immediacy of smartphones will trump the quality of a DSLR and often the relevancy of facts and even context.
  • The 4K Range

    From the high-end, state-of-the-art RED EPIC DSMC camera to the midrange SCARLET and Canon Cinema EOS-1D C to the recently introduced GoPro HERO3, the 4K world is getting more crowded for photographers who are expanding into motion

    Pro photographers need to be ever more aware and fluent in motion capture, whether your goal is to create narrative films or to shoot motion vignettes as added benefit for your clients.

Profiles

  • Howard Schatz: At The Fights, In The Studio

    Howard Schatz’s 19th book is an in-depth exploration of the forms, shapes and textures of all things boxing, and the images are exceptional

    One day in 1950, little Howard Schatz joined his friends at sports camp.
  • Stephen Wilkes: Bodies Of Work

    Artist Stephen Wilkes continues to push the bounds of what can be done with a still photograph in both content and technique

    If you could go back in time and ask 13-year-old Stephen Wilkes what he wanted to be when he grew up, he'd answer with a certainty few of us could have claimed at his age: a professional photographer.
  • Sylvie Blum: Natural Beauty

    In her work, you can see the mark of Sylvie Blum’s fine-art influences, like Mapplethorpe, Lindbergh and Gorman. She works with her camera, lights and models like great sculptors work with clay.

    As a teenager in Germany, Sylvie Blum had a photograph hanging on her bedroom wall created by famed Hollywood-based celebrity and fine-art photographer Greg Gorman.

Technique

  • Extending Format

    These techniques are for much more than panoramas

    No one needs to learn to "think outside the box" more than photographers.
  • iPhone Photojournalism

    Michael Christopher Brown uses an unlikely device to create iconic news photos that wouldn’t be possible with a DSLR

    When journalists use mobile phone cameras, it's usually for one of two reasons: They're either writers with no other options or photographers exploring a gimmick.
  • Take More Control Over Highlights & Shadows

    Use new controls in Lightroom 4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7 to fine-tune the yin and yang of your photographs

    Just when you're becoming comfortable with image controls in your editor of choice, an update comes along and changes everything, so I sympathize that it sometimes feels like you're aiming at a moving target.

Business

  • Case Study: Producing A Successful Estimate

    Craig Oppenheimer of Wonderful Machine walks us through the details of a winning job bid for a restaurant’s photo shoot

    As a producer at Wonderful Machine, I work with photographers around the world on a daily basis to help them connect with clients and estimate projects both big and small.
  • Visioneer’s Gallery: The Heart Gallery

    The traveling “Faces of Foster Care” exhibition makes a stop in Penn Station

    "A picture may be worth a thousand words, but for foster children in New York City and across the country, a picture is worth improved self-esteem, and potentially, a new home and family."
 

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