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Advanced Photography Techniques

Photo pros rely on our magazine to cover the most advanced digital photography techniques in-depth.  From color calibration to file formats and everything in between, you can count on the technique advice from our digital photo experts.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


To make consistent prints, a proofing regimen is a good idea

ProofingProofing: Evaluating an image printed on a particular substrate, making adjustments, reprinting, reevaluating the image, and repeating until optimum results are achieved.  Read More...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hi-Tech Studio: Using Sound In Multimedia

As photographers gear up to make more HD video and multimedia productions, there are quick and simple ways to add sound to your work to make it more polished and professional

Hi-Tech Studio: Using Sound In MultimediaPhotographers who make a move into creating multimedia presentations or shoot HD video with one of the impressive HD video D-SLRs will embark on a whole new art form, and very quickly you’ll find that it goes beyond the moving image.  Read More...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Noise: Lose It, Part II

Reducing chrominance and luminance noise at capture

Noise: Lose It, Part IIKnowing the type and kind of noise produced will help guide you to solutions to reduce it.  Read More...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Noise: Lose It, Part I

Eliminate noise at the source

Noise: Lose It, Part INoise happens. There’s always some degree of noise present in any electronic device that receives or transmits a signal.  Read More...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dialing In Skin Tone

A wedding professional has some sage advice and techniques for mastering elusive skin tones

Dialing In Skin ToneFor fashion, beauty, portrait and wedding photographers, the advent of digital photography has been a godsend.  Read More...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Breaking The ISO Barrier

Forget the megapixel race. The real digital revolution is in low-noise/high-ISO digital capture.

Breaking The ISO BarrierLow-noise/high-ISO digital capture is a relatively new phenomenon, but it already has begun to revolutionize what photographers can do with their cameras.  Read More...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Layering Noise

Part 2 in a series on

Layering NoiseYou can further customize any noise pattern in Photoshop using layers. When adding noise to digital files, keep noise separate from the image so you can control both independently of one another.  Read More...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

DPP Solutions: When You Need A Big File

With the right software, you can increase resolution and maintain top image quality

DPP Solutions: When You Need A Big FileYou can’t beat megapixels when you need big prints. Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition from onOne Software gives you more pixels—incredibly good pixels—from a digital image. That’s enough pixels to make a 4x6-foot print at 300 dpi from a 6-megapixel original image, or a 6x9-foot print at 300 dpi from a 12-megapixel original—or a 19x28-foot event sign at 100 dpi from a 12-megapixel image.  Read More...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Noise—Use It

The first in a series of columns about controlling noise

Noise—Use ItNoise. It happens. What is it? Texture not native to the subject photographed, but introduced by the capture medium, editing process or output media. There are many reasons why it happens. There are things you can do to avoid it and things you can do to reduce it. (All are subjects for the future.) But once it’s there, noise often can be hard to separate from the detail of the subject; it may obscure it. Bottom line: It’s better not to have noise. If you need noise, you can always add it later. Need noise? Yes. There are many uses for noise. Today, we have more control over noise than at any other time in the medium.  Read More...


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