Without the right digital photography equipment, you can't produce the work you want to. Get the inside scoop on the latest photo gear to hit the market and learn a few tips for making the most of your setup.
Improve the quality of your still and moving images with auxiliary light sources
Photography is about painting with light. While available light is often the palette from which most of our photographs are created, there are times when we want much greater control than we can ever have over the sun. Electronic flashes and continuous light sources provide just that.
How to select the right mix of lenses for your photography
To get the most out of your D-SLR system, you'll want to choose a variety of lenses that offer the focal lengths, speed and features that match well with your favorite subjects. The key to selecting the right lenses is in understanding their capabilities and limitations and the types of photography and situations to which each is best suited.jjj
Throw away the magic markers and sticky paper—LightScribe technology labels CDs and DVDs in a way you've never imagined
LightScribe is an exciting new technology that employs the combination of a specially modified CD or DVD writer, dedicated media and specialized label-authoring software to burn graphics or text labels directly onto the surface of a disk. The results look great and, most importantly, are absolutely permanent. The label is laser-etched into the media, so there's no ink or smear. Finally, freedom from cryptic, handwritten paper labels that can peel off or become gummy after a few spins. Look for the LightScribe logo the next time you buy a PC or CD/DVD writer.
Our editors pick three dozen of their favorite products and technologies (just in time for last-minute holiday shopping)
If you've grown weary of faking excitement over the new robe and slippers you usually get for the holidays, we're here to help. Our editors have chosen more than 30 new products that are sure to beat the perennial one-size-fits-all gifts. No need to be subtle-grab a pen and circle the good stuff really big, then leave the magazine, opened to this page, in a "casually" conspicuous place. Better yet, download the PDF of this article online at www.pcphotomag.com and print copies for everyone on your list. All you'll have left to do is practice faking surprise: "Oh, wow! How did you know?"