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September/October 2013


  • Battle Of The DSLRs

    Everyone aspires to a top-of-the-line, super-trick, über-pro DSLR, but what are you really buying, and can a mid-level model actually give you better images?

    Digital complicated things a bit, in large part because with a DSLR, the camera is also your film.
  • Hi-Tech Studio: Cloud Storage Basics

    Fast transfer rates and falling prices per terabyte have made the cloud an excellent option for off-site long-term archive storage

    The art of backups. Yes, there's an art to creating a viable backup strategy, and it involves identifying your needs, then coming up with a plan that meets those needs without becoming the main preoccupation of your life.
  • Misinformation: Sensor Tech

    The RAW deal with hot-rodding your camera

    Just as with stills, a RAW video file is the unprocessed, uncensored image data that has been captured by the sensor.
  • Pro Prime-Lens Compacts

    This elite group of large-sensor, prime-lens cameras is driving street photographers to leave their DSLRs at home

    In an increasingly fragmented world where it's difficult to maintain focus and attention for more than a nanosecond, it can pay to simplify.
  • September/October 2013

    New Tools Of The Trade

  • Tools Focusing Light

    Create precisely shaped shafts of light with these essential modifiers fitted to your source

    With almost all types of studio lighting, precision is paramount.


  • Dean West: Clarity Of Vision

    Dean West’s images can be described as surreal within surreal. The imagination that gives rise to such images is driven by a desire to have viewers constantly question what they’re seeing.

    If anything is in abundance in the world of photography, it's passion.
  • Tyler Stableford: It’s In your Nature

    Landing the assignment of a lifetime required master still photographer Tyler Stableford to master the medium of motion

    Photographer Tyler Stableford has chosen to embrace the change. It's energizing his creativity and reinventing his business.


  • Blending Channels Part II

    More on how and when to use this powerful Photoshop tool

    This is a particularly powerful tool that you can use when you have big challenges, but it can create unplanned shifts. In this installment, we'll address how to keep the effects under control.
  • DPP Solutions: New Features In Lightroom 5

    The latest version of Adobe’s workhorse software has some particularly useful tools

    2013 has been a big year for Adobe.
  • It's Hip To Be Square

    Changing the shape of your frame can give you a completely different perspective on the world

    Back in the day, serious film shooters had to decide between the 3:2 rectangular 35mm format and the much larger 2¼-inch square.
  • Why Make Prints

    The process of evaluating, editing and prepping an image for making a print refines and consolidates your vision

    Despite the ubiquity of images that are shared entirely in digital form, via computer screen, tablet and smartphone, a print remains the ultimate expression of a well-conceived photograph.


  • Move Forward With Social Media

    Introduce and publicize your photography to others without falling into a time-wasting black hole

    It could be said that half the battle for photographers, beyond taking a great photo, is finding a way for people to see that great photo.
  • Visioneer's Gallery: Expanding The Audience

    United Photo Industries’ massive public exhibitions bring modern photography to accessible public spaces

    In an era when the resolution of smartphone cameras has reached an astonishing 41 megapixels, and photo filter apps can render even the most mundane moment into a Technicolor feast for the eyes, digital photography may seem to be reaching a saturation point.

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