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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, September 30, 2008

XDR, Part V

HDR with Photoshop

XDR, Part VHDR imaging represents a radical departure from traditional forms of photography. HDR (high dynamic range) images hold more luminosity than conventional cameras can record and potentially more than the human eye can see (at any one given time).  Read More...

Monday, September 29, 2008

DPP Solutions: Image Optimization For The Web, Part I

How to evaluate and quickly set up your images for web usage

DPP Solutions: Image Optimization For The Web, Part IFirst impressions can make or break a photographer. Prospective clients and photo buyers alike who surf the web for interesting photographic work can and will pass judgment on you, for good or bad, in a matter of seconds. While many photographers become absorbed by web design, others look past the essential skill of optimizing images for web-based viewing. Central to any website or online portfolio is having sharp, lightweight and high-impact photographs.  Read More...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Pro Tips: Chromozones

Gel your lights to create any colored background

Pro Tips: ChromozonesThere seem to be two paths to becoming a rich and famous photographer: 1) Go to photo school; and 2) Assist for a great photographer. I chose the former route, and apparently I should have chosen the latter because I’m neither rich nor famous. But I’m a working photographer, and I did learn a lot of great things in school—not the least of which was how to create any color with strobes and gels.  Read More...

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pro Tips: Monitor Calibration

Without color calibration, you might as well be working in the dark

Pro Tips: Monitor CalibrationI’m a photographer with a deep, dark secret: I’m color-blind. For those of you without this particular affliction, allow me to clarify something. It doesn’t mean that I see the world in black-and-white; it just means that I see things a little bit differently. I see colors, and as far as I know, I see all the colors that anybody else does.   Read More...

Monday, September 1, 2008

XDR, Part IV

High-dynamic-range imaging

XDR, Part IVHDR imaging will change the way you make exposures. HDR imaging will change the way you process your exposures. HDR imaging is the future of photography—to a large extent, it’s here now, but it will advance rapidly. At a minimum, you need to know what HDR imaging is and get ready to practice it in the near future. You may want to start practicing it now.  Read More...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Vision To Visuals: Back To School

Helping a learning institution define itself

Vision To Visuals: Back To School

Dr. Ben M. Corpus, Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Management and Dean of Students of Baruch College, approached Duggal Visual Solutions recently with a fundamental request. The goal was to “communicate the standards of academic excellence and professionalism” that define Baruch College in a public forum. 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

XDR, Part III

Double exposure gives you two times the image information to use in a final image

XDR, Part IIIThis is the third in a series of “R/Evolution” columns on Extended Dynamic Range (XDR). Extending dynamic range has become increasingly mainstream for professional photographers as software has become more powerful and new techniques have been unveiled.  Read More...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pro Tips: Going Gray

A good/better/best look at converting color photos to great black-and-white images

Remember when “black-and-white or color?” was a choice made before you took a picture? The awesome ability to convert a color image to black-and-white after shooting is only part of the story; the real trick is to do it well and to create black-and-white photographs that look every bit as beautiful as the old darkroom methods.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

DPP Solutions: Setting Up Redundant Storage

A look at the extensive possibilities of external hard drives as a digital photo archive

DPP Solutions: Setting Up Redundant Storage

The ideal goal of any image management is simple: keeping finished images at arm's length without them being in the way. The solution is a little more complex, however. There are a variety of ways to achieve this goal, but at the core, methods for image archival should offer a strategy that you're comfortable with, doesn't consume a lot of time or processing power, and makes you confident that the images you've saved will remain safely stored and accessible from start to finish.

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