Monolights & Strobes

Gear options for powerful and fast illumination to capture the action or create amazing effects
By David Willis
Monolights, flashes and strobes are lighting systems capable of timed bursts of light in a rapid sequence. Because the bursts of light are intermittent, they're much cooler to use instead of most traditional continuous light sources, especially important in closed studio environments. Low-heat continuous LED lights are challenging this advantage,…

Apps For Travel

These smartphone apps will help you stay organized, get translations, find local hot spots and store or share your images as you go.
By Ashley Myers-Turner
Whether you're taking a world trip to explore new cultures or simply visiting family and bringing your camera along for the ride, these smartphone apps will help you stay organized, get translations, find local hot spots and store or share your images as you go. When you're in a different…

May/June 2013

By The Editors
NEW COMPACT FOVEON CAM Last year, Sigma upgraded its DP1 and DP2 APS-C compact cameras with the unique 46-megapixel (three stacked 15.3-megapixel layers) Foveon X3 sensor from their flagship SD1 Merrill DSLR, creating the well-received DP1 and DP2 Merrill (with built-in 19mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle and 30mm ƒ/2.8 normal lens, respectively,…

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

For some photographers, Photoshop is an essential part of their workflow.
By Kim Castleberry
For some photographers, Photoshop is an essential part of their workflow. But for many others, the program offers a lot of features that aren't needed. Adobe takes care of those of us who fall into that group with Photoshop Elements. In version 11, the basic framework remains the same, with…

Benefits Of Continuous Lighting

Constant light sources are great solutions for both still and video because what you see is what you get
By David Willis
Continuous lighting is always on, and the obvious advantage to working with continuous light sources is that unlike strobes and monolights, which take a great deal of practice to learn before you inherently understand what changes will look like in a shot, what you're seeing in the real world with…

March/April 2013

By The Editors
TRAVEL CAMERA Bring the Nikon Coolpix P7700 on your next trip. The point-and-shoot delivers some impressive shooting features in a compact body. A large, 1/1.7-inch, 12.2-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor, fast image processor and 8 fps continuous-shooting capability are some of the key specs. The 7.1x zoom opens up to ƒ/2 and…
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