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November 2010




Gear

  • Give Film Lenses New Digital Life

    Lens adapters let you use an almost limitless combination of older lenses, as well as modern high-tech models, on today’s most popular DSLRs

    The DSLR manufacturers all produce some excellent lenses for their cameras. But spend some time in professional photography forums online, and you’ll find pros extolling the virtues of older “elite” lenses many feel are optically superior to modern designs.
  • Megapixels And ISO: Have We Reached The Limit?

    Although there’s no question that the pace of increase has slowed, noise-reduction advancements are poised to fuel continued resolution boosts

    You’ve heard the assertions before: The “megapixel wars” are over. We’re operating in the land of diminishing returns. It’s all evolution and no revolution.
  • Misinformation: Video Tech

    You need more than just a video-capable DSLR to be a filmmaker

    Recently, RED Digital Cinema’s mercurial CEO Jim Jannard took to the RED forums to respond to a post asking if the company would ever go “head to head” with the DSLR market.
  • November 2010

    New Tools Of The Trade

  • Pro-Level Output

    The current lineup of professional-quality 17- and 24-inch printers delivers gallery-ready images

    Like all the professionals we know, you’re looking for ways to bring in some revenue and keep the studio going as strong as you can in these extremely challenging times.

Profiles

  • Blair Bunting: Boy Wonder

    Young photographer Blair Bunting is wise beyond his years

    Even when you’re on top of your game, with agency clients clamoring to work with you, you’re not immune to a recession.
  • Jay Dickman: Far Afield

    Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jay Dickman has spent more than three decades on the road capturing subjects from the meager to the momentous

    Jay Dickman chases the sun. As a select member of National Geographic’s trusted stable of photojournalists, Dickman has circumnavigated the globe many times over, with more than 60 different countries under his belt.
  • Michael Chevalier: Dynamism

    After leaving a life as a tree-climbing landscaper, Michael Chevalier is creating high-impact, high-concept fashion and beauty photography that shows he’s still striving for new heights

    Michigan-based photographer Michael Chevalier is always up for a challenge; in fact, he thrives on it. His dynamic, high-concept fashion and beauty shoots are only restrained by economic realities.

Technique

  • Noise–Lose It

    Dark slides for hot pixels

    Some noise is random; some noise is fixed. Hot-pixel noise is fixed. What are “hot pixels”?

Software

  • Hi-Tech Studio: HDR Software

    High Dynamic Range is more powerful than ever before

    From starlight to high noon, the sophisticated biology of the human eye can work within an extended dynamic range.
  • The Facts About Upsizing Images

    How big can you go?

    When photographers think about producing a large print, it seems they focus their attention on the photograph itself.

Business

  • Creative Commons In Practice

    While it can be a powerful tool for getting your work noticed, Creative Commons presents problems for unwary photographers

    Imagine you’re a photographer trying to get your work noticed. You’ve heard that Getty Images and some publishers are utilizing the photo-sharing website Flickr as a way of locating stock images, so you open a Flickr account and upload images.
  • The Photography Classroom

    Amid changing technology and an increasingly difficult business environment, schools and teachers who are training tomorrow’s pros have their work cut out for them as they struggle to push forward while creating a foundation built upon the past

    There’s no denying that the digital era has been a boon in the field of photography. There have been more advancements over the last decade than in the entire history of the medium, leading to more possibilities for exciting and dynamic imagery than ever before.
  • Vision To Visuals: Coming Up For Air

    For Lane Coder, dramatic life changes brought him to a deeply personal new project

    Lane Coder embodies everything that I love about the new generation of avantgarde photographers.
 

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