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March/April 2005




Gear

  • Hi-Tech Studio: Dual-Monitor Setups

    A second monitor makes digital imaging more productive

    Adding a second monitor to your setup is an ideal way to get the extra working space you need. With today's lower-cost units and operating system software that allows us to add them easily, there's no reason to work in a cramped desktop environment anymore.

Profiles

  • Arthur Meyerson - Mixing It Up

    Arthur Meyerson's road traverses the world as he looks for the graphic, visually captivating images his clients have come to expect

    One of the most respected and sought-after commercial shooters around, Arthur Meyerson has been in this game for more than 30 years. The consummate professional, Meyerson takes his craft on the road, producing commercial work for a variety of companies and clients. Between shooting gigs and a pair of ambitious book projects, he also maintains a busy teaching schedule, educating up-and-coming photographers as they struggle to find their place in the photographic firmament. What we found surprising about Meyerson and his images, however, is the fact that he continues to shoot almost all of his commercial work on film.

  • Kevin Gilbert - Reality Bytes

    After a 20-plus-year career working in the news media, photojournalist Kevin Gilbert traded shooting the real West Wing for the one on TV

    The photojournalist's life is tough—long hours, tedious assignments, stiff competition and few opportunities to relax. Kevin Gilbert lived nearly 20 years like that, spending much of that time covering the White House as chief photographer at The Washington Times. Gilbert has definitely earned his new, slightly more relaxing gig.

  • Michael Grecco - Famous Faces

    Celebrity portraiture can be an endeavor of limited creativity. For Michael Grecco, his collaborative process and ability to identify with his subjects lifts the barriers to making unique images.

    Michael Grecco is a busy guy. When he's not photographing models, he's shooting famous actors. If it's not actors, it might be rock stars. Or artists. Or CEOs. He's always working, probably even right this moment. It's all he has ever done.

Technique

  • Large-Format Scanning

    Discover the alternatives for producing your own scans in-house

    If you shoot or have an extensive archive of large-format negatives or transparencies, the process of converting them into digital files can be costly. When done at a service bureau, each drum scan can run from $30 to $400. Depending on the number of scans you need, this can become prohibitively expensive, which is why many photographers consider the use of scanners to produce digital files in-house.

Business

  • Web Services For Pros

    Reduce your workload while improving services for your clients

    Imagine the increased profit of selling images you make during an event—a portrait, a wedding, a large corporate function—to hundreds of potential buyers instead of the small circle of people who originally set up the shoot. By uploading your images to a website, anyone to whom you give access can view and purchase these images. If your portrait studio is in Denver, for example, a family member living in New York City can easily order an 11x14-inch print. Beyond the obvious advantage of making the extra sale, there's also the plus of providing an important service for your clients—you take care of their worries about getting a print out to everyone who wants one.

 

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