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Fast Portrait Fixes

Everyone wants to look their best (and maybe a little better) in photographs.
By The Editors
Everyone wants to look their best (and maybe a little better) in photographs. Whether you're working on a self-portrait or an image of a friend or client, retouching photos of people is a fine art, and done manually, takes a lot of skill and practice to get right. Specialized retouching…
COMPACT 4K SHOOTER With a 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 is the first compact camera to also shoot 4K video. Offering a 4K MP4 format, as well as 1920x1080p in AVCHD or MP4, the FZ1000 can capture 8-megapixel still images from 4K video footage. The high-sensitivity sensor…

Apps For Travelers

Keep all your flight, hotel, car transportation and meeting information in one place with WorldMate.
By Ashley Myers-Turner
WorldMate Keep all your flight, hotel, car transportation and meeting information in one place with WorldMate. By simply forwarding your confirmation information to the app, WorldMate organizes a complete itinerary for you to share publicly on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or privately with friends, family and coworkers. In addition to…

Ready To Roam

Bags, gear and accessories to travel light without sacrificing photo capability
By Wes Pitts
Travel light and be prepared. These are the keys to enjoying photography away from home. Whether your destination is across the country or around the globe, having the right mix of photo gear helps ensure you'll return with awesome images. Here are some ideas for equipment and accessories to get…

July/August 2014

By The Editors
STRAP AND HOLSTER SYSTEM For active photographers, Cotton Carrier has created the Carry-Lite strap and holster system. Using a patented locking system, the camera hub slides in and securely mounts in the holster, then quickly releases when turned 90°. The removable side holster is made of durable 1680 Denier Polypropylene,…

May/June 2014

By The Editors
ALL-IN-ONE LENS For photographers who want more flexibility with less gear, Tamron has announced the "All-In-One" 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD macro lens, providing an 18.8x zoom ratio for DSLRs with an APS-C-sized sensor. Tamron has adopted a new design approach to make the lens particularly compact, using UXR…

The Do-It-All Lens

All-in-one zooms that can cover wide-angles to telephoto
By David Willis
Canon EF 24-105mm ƒ/4L IS USM Over time, many pros build up an impressive arsenal of lenses for specialized use, but if you're just starting out, superzooms are a great way to save on cost while still being able to cover most subjects. Digital lens design has mitigated the difference…

High-Power Monolights

For versatility in and out of the studio, these high-output strobes are ideal
By William Sawalich
When it comes time to invest in in serious strobe lighting, many photographers opt for the versatility of monolights. Whereas pack-based systems typically provide greater output (measured in watt seconds, or ws, equivalent to joules), monolights are modular, self-contained and less expensive—making them the ideal entrée into the studio strobe…

Perfect Photo Suite 8

Historically, photo software could be divided into three basic types: organizers, editors and special-effects filters.
By The Editors
Historically, photo software could be divided into three basic types: organizers, editors and special-effects filters. Over the years, the lines have blurred, with each type adding functions from the other two. onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 8 is an example of all three types coming together in one package. Eight…

Pop-Up Studio

Build a kit of essential gear for shooting on location
By Wes Pitts
What does it take to get pro results practically anywhere? This on-location shooting guide covers all the bases for shooting outdoors, at events or in your subject's home or office. Much of this gear also is useful for creating an instant studio at home. Harbor Digital Design's Ultimate Light Box…
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