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March/April 2010




Gear

  • Hi-Tech Studio: The iPad

    It’s not even available yet, but we think the new Apple tablet will be the next must-have tool for professional photographers

    There was no shortage of hype around the latest product unveiling from Apple. The iconic company laid the groundwork for the buzz by quietly inviting journalists to a “product announcement” on January 27, 2010.
  • March/April 2010

    New Tools Of The Trade

  • Misinformation: Video-Tech

    In the HD video arena, the steepest part of the learning curve for still photographers is the realm of sound

    The decisive moment aside, to say that video is an entirely new concept to photographers is a misnomer.
  • Ring Around The Lens

    Ring lights have become increasingly popular with a number of fashion and beauty photographers due to the unique catchlight they make and the often stark and direct look they give to the illumination in the image

    The ring-light look is pretty hot right now.
  • What’s Hot In HD Video DSLRs

    In a year there has been a five-fold increase in the number of cameras offering high-end video capability. There are incredible new opportunities opening up for professional photographers looking to add video to their repertoire. We break it down for you.

    A year ago, there were just two digital SLRs that could shoot video—the Nikon D90 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. In the ensuing year, there has been an explosion of new models.

Profiles

  • Jeff Dunas: A Man On A Mission

    With a multifaceted career as a photographer, magazine publisher and creator of the Palm Springs Photo Festival, Jeff Dunas constantly strives to advance the art of photography

    Los Angeles-based photographer, author, publisher, lecturer and photo festival director Jeff Dunas is inspired and, in turn, has inspired countless other photographers.
  • Mary Ellen Matthews: It's Saturday Night!

    SNL staff photographer Mary Ellen Matthews does the photography equivalent of herding cats every week as she makes cool, quirky and creative images of the show’s guests

    Some photography gigs are truly one of a kind. The task of creating celebrity portraits for broadcast to 10 million television viewers on a weekly basis certainly qualifies.
  • Parish Kohanim: Light And Form

    Parish Kohanim continues his lifelong fascination with the indefinable beauty of imagery

    Previously DPP explored the otherworldly fine-art sensibilities of photographer Parish Kohanim, who has been shooting professionally for more than a quarter-century.

Technique

  • Managing Your Photographic Legacy: Part 2

    Taking a long-term perspective on creating your digital archive

    In all the years I was traveling and giving talks to photo groups on Adobe products and end-to-end digital workflows, the number of photographers I met who had truly developed a rational system for managing their digital library was very small.
  • Reduce Noise With Adobe Camera Raw And Lightroom

    Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom both offer easy-to-use controls that will reduce noise without compromising image sharpness, saturation or hue variety

    Reducing noise in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom (the controls and results are identical) is easy. There are only two sliders for two different kinds of noise—Luminance and Color.

Software

  • DPP Solutions: Fast, Easy Videos

    Animoto is a web-based application that gives you a chance to make a dynamic video from still shots and motion clips. For a minimum amount of time and energy, you can reap the rewards of a new product for your clients.

    We recently had a conference call with a company that has a very cool application for professionals.
  • Photoshop At 20

    Insiders at Adobe discuss the evolution of software that has become as vital to photography as a lens

    For photographers today, it seems the word “Photoshop” is the very definition of ubiquity.

Business

  • A Still Pro Gets Started In HD Video

    Award-winning still photographer Mark Edward Harris takes us on his journey to becoming proficient with HD video

    More than ever, I’ve found diversification to be the name of the game. Having more irons in more fires increases opportunities.
  • Vision To Visuals: Walk, Don’t Walk

    By crowd sourcing, an artist created a unique display in Lower Manhattan

    Art and real estate enjoy a unique complementary relationship. The depreciation of real estate prices inevitably creates a downward demand trend for art as well.
  • What Do You Really Know About Copyright Law?

    Legal issues about your photography can be confusing, but becoming knowledgeable in the area is part of being a professional in the 21st century

    Ask a fellow photographer what the first thing he or she learned about copyright law was, and you’re likely to come up with a variety of responses that have little to do with the reason copyright law exists, what it seeks to protect or even what rights it confers upon owners.
 

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