Misinformation: Archival Tech

Digital archaeologists may someday need a Rosetta Stone to decipher image files.

Backup strategies are a well-covered topic, and for good reason. From floods to fires to file corruption, there are innumerable ways that a digital file can be destroyed. Thanks to the ease of duplicating dig-ital images, however, circumventing these problems is often as easy as pushing a button. So your images are safe, as long as you use a variety... Read more

Stylize Your Images Using Digital Filters

The difference between a technically solid photograph and a real winner that makes clients stop for a closer look is a matter of style

What makes winning /images win? Apart from the opportunities and advantages that are afforded by huge leaps in digital technology, one point stands out, as always—style! Today’s light-meter technology helps ensure technically correct exposure, but it’s personal insight and style that bring the exposure to a higher level—being aesthetically correct!... Read more

Hi-Tech Studio: Triggering The Light

Wireless flash systems give more freedom when it comes to creative lighting

There are two main categories of wireless flash control: standard optical slave triggering and the more modern and more versatile radio transmitter/receiver triggering. Both provide us with a variety of control over flash setups, whether it’s firing multiple compact flash units or the more powerful strobes and power packs. The differences that exist... Read more
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The Fall And Rise Of Medium Format

New technology, a commitment to developing the very best image quality possible and a thriving rental market all have contributed to a renaissance in the digital medium-format category

It’s no secret that the medium-format industry has experienced dramatic changes since the advent of digital. Open camera systems (think Hasselblad’s H2 series) became closed, leaving players such as Phase One and Leaf no access to Hasselblad’s systems. Additionally, the disappearance of beloved medium-format models signified harsh... Read more

DPP Solutions: A Look At DNG

The DNG format was supposed to be the future, an open standard for RAW files that every manufacturer could use. Here’s a look at how the revolution has panned out.

On September 27, 2004, Adobe announced the Digital Negative Specification (DNG), a file format that was supposed to unify the cluttered atmosphere of proprietary RAW file formats by offering a non-proprietary template that would act as a universal raw file. The DNG format was released, free from any legal restrictions or royalties as an open-source... Read more
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