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December 2005

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Museo II PapersQuality Fine-Art Digital Papers
Create beautiful two-sided color or black-and-white prints with smooth gradients, depth and detail using Crane & Company's Museo II papers. Coated on both sides, these fine-art matte papers are 100% acid-free and buffered with pure calcium carbonate to resist yellowing and color shifts over time. The papers don't have any added florescent whiteners, which further extends the life of the print. The sheets come in 25 packs and sizes, ranging from 8.5x11 to 17x22 inches. List Price: $40 to $160 (depending on size). Contact: Crane & Company, (877) 30-MUSEO, www.crane.com/museo.

What A Wash!
Fix the color in your photos with ColorWasher. This easy-to-use plug-in allows you to correct, enhance and restore the color in your images as well as fix contrast, exposure and saturation with automatic, semi-automatic and manual tools. Further corrections can be made via sliders in the interface window. ColorWasher also includes adjustments for correcting image noise and overexposed areas. List Price: $50. Contact: ColorWasher (The Plugin Site), www.thepluginsite.com.

Wide And Light
The Tokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX 12-24mm ƒ/4 lens is designed specifically for digital SLRs with an APS-C-sized sensor (the lens won't work on a full 35mm-sized image sensor). Having a 35mm equivalency of an 18-36mm lens, this wide-angle lens allows you to capture the expanse of your scene and incorporates two aspherical elements to limit aberrations. A polycarbonate outer lens barrel makes it lightweight, and a nonrotating front element keeps filters positioned properly when focusing. List Price: $899. Contact: Tokina (THK Photo Products), (800) 421-1141, www.thkphoto.com.

Hard Copy

The Real and the True: The Digital Photography of Pedro Meyer with essays by Louis Kaplan, Pedro Meyer, Alejandro Castellanos and Douglas Cruickshank. (New Riders, 2005; ISBN: 0-321-26913-6). Documentary photographer Pedro Meyer presents his digital images and begs the question "What is real and what is true?"

The Parent's Guide to Photographing Children and Families by Kathleen Hawkins (Amherst Media, 2005; ISBN: 1-58428-161-8). Understand the basics of digital cameras and how to take great portraits, candids and group photos.

Studio Lighting Solutions: Expert Professional Techniques for Artistic and Commercial Success by Jack Neubart (Amphoto Books, 2005; ISBN: 0-8174-5907-3). Learn professional lighting techniques as well as tips to enhance your creativity.

How to Use Adobe Photoshop CS2 by Daniel Giordan (Sams Publishing, 2005; ISBN: 0-672-32751-1). This full-color guide shows you detailed instructions for understanding and getting the most out of the new tools and techniques of Adobe Photoshop CS2.


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