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July/August 2013


  • Diving Deep Into HDSLRs

    So you bought an HDSLR to add motion to your repertoire. Now what? We’ll help you navigate the technology to give you a running start.

    The first video-capable DSLRs were aimed at photojournalists, but were quickly adopted by wedding photographers and even serious filmmakers.
  • Hi-Tech Studio: Key Primes For Pros

    For speed and sharpness, add a set of single-focal-length lenses to your lens collection

    As good as zoom lenses are, it's tough to beat a prime lens for its combination of speed, sharpness and overall optical excellence. With their inherent sharpness, many prime lenses are able to perform up to the level of the latest image sensors.
  • July/August 2013

    New Tools Of The Trade

  • Master Soft Light

    Little differences between light modifiers make for big changes in the look of a light

    Any discussion of soft lighting tools begins with two classic modifiers: the softbox and the umbrella.
  • Misinformation: Camera Tech

    What the future may bring for digital cameras and what features are here now

    Digital cameras incorporate miniature computers, hardware and software to capture, interpret and store this information while film cameras provide a housing for the roll of film and a way to move the film forward.


  • Joey L.: Ripping!

    Joey L.’s youthful appearance may fool you into thinking he’s the assistant, but his sophisticated and multidimensional style is the product of experience and his collaborative mind-set

    Brooklyn-based photographer Joey Lawrence, known professionally as Joey L., has an unusual problem when he encounters new clients on a set. They think he's the assistant.
  • Sarah Silver: Putting Motion In Motion

    Sarah Silver’s annual collaboration with the Stephen Petronio Company is taking a fresh new turn as the photographer incorporates motion capture in the project

    Creative collaborations can yield magic, proven on a yearly basis in the images resulting from photographer Sarah Silver and choreographer Stephen Petronio's shoots. Two heads and four feet are better than one and two of the same appendages, as this dynamic duo proves.


  • Animate your Stills

    The latest trend for photos online is making parts of them move. We’ll show you how to do it.

    If you haven't heard the term, a cinemagraph is a still photo that has some part of it animated.
  • Blending Channels

    In the first of two articles, we examine the fundamentals of this powerful Photoshop tool

    Blending channels is a powerful color adjustment strategy that can handle even the biggest challenges. It takes information from one channel and combines it with information from another.
  • Time-Lapse Primer

    Preston Kanak takes us through the skills, steps and gear to making your first time-lapse

    There has been an explosion in interest in time-lapse, and for professionals, being able to add time-lapse skills to your repertoire gives you one more thing a client may want.


  • DPP Solutions: jAlbum

    Complex offerings in a simple-to-create online gallery and eCommerce service

    The jAlbum desktop software is designed as an exceedingly easy way to present and manage your photography on the web without the need for learning complicated programs.


  • Search Engine Optimization

    How to get your name and website to rise to the top of a potential client’s search

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most important tasks you can undertake for your photography business website.
  • Visioneer's Gallery: Revealing The Invisible Minority

    Adam Stoltman’s new exhibition focuses on bringing an under-recognized group of Americans to the awareness of policy makers who can make a difference in their lives

    When I see the earnestness with which new immigrants in this country believe in the American dream, I realize how much we take for granted.

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