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Intro To Macro

Macro photography is a passport to a world of details and new perspectives.
By Wes Pitts
Macro photography is a passport to a world of details and new perspectives. It's also one of the most challenging types of photography to master, but don't let that stop you. Whether you want to get into product photography or explore the intricacies of nature, with the right lens, camera…

March/April 2012

By The Editors
ALL-IN-ONE ZOOM Shoot from wide-angle to tele on your Sony mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with the Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC lens. Weighing just 16.2 ounces, this compact lens has you covered no matter what kind of pictures you're taking. In 35mm format, the equivalent focal length range is 27-300mm.…

Creative Lighting For Portraiture

Affordable lighting setups that can dramatically improve your images
By David Willis
Einstein E640 Flash Unit From Paul C. Buff, Inc. As a traveling and oftentimes "guerrilla" editorial and advertising photographer, I usually run into a ton of complications when it comes to getting the gear I need into locations, whether it be the need to travel light and get out quickly,…
ARCA-SWISS FOR NEX Accessorize your Sony Alpha NEX-3 or NEX-5 with some useful tools from Arca-Swiss. The NEX Kit consists of a mini L-bracket and a shoe for attaching an optical finder. The Nex L-bracket is fully adaptable with the monoball Fix and monoball Classic quick-release systems and allows you…

Corel PaintShop Pro X4

With a revised interface and several helpful new tools, Corel PaintShop Pro X4 is a significant upgrade from the previous version. The image management and editing software takes care of your organizing, editing and sharing needs.
By The Editors
With a revised interface and several helpful new tools, Corel PaintShop Pro X4 is a significant upgrade from the previous version. The image management and editing software takes care of your organizing, editing and sharing needs. Overall, the program offers 75 new or enhanced performance features that include high-dynamic-range processing,…

Pixelmator 2.0

Now in its second version, Pixelmator debuted in 2007, but gained more notoriety with the launch of the Mac App Store in 2011.
By Wes Pitts
Now in its second version, Pixelmator debuted in 2007, but gained more notoriety with the launch of the Mac App Store in 2011. Version 2 builds on an already very solid tool set with new features like a Healing Tool with Content-Aware Fill, a new type tool, and burn and…

All About Lens Adapters

If you use an interchangeable-lens camera, a simple accessory can broaden your creative possibilities.
By Mike Stensvold
If you use an interchangeable-lens camera, a simple accessory can broaden your creative possibilities. Lens adapters let you attach and use lenses that weren't made for your camera. Among the benefits are a wider choice of lenses, access to "premium" lenses (e.g., Leica, Schneider, Zeiss) and the ability to use…

The DSLR Microphone Guide

If you're a DSLR or mirrorless digital camera owner, there's a good chance that your camera also can capture high-definition video.
By George Petersen
If you're a DSLR or mirrorless digital camera owner, there's a good chance that your camera also can capture high-definition video. The modern DSLR is capable of amazing picture performance, but the internal microphone isn't in the same league as the rest of the camera. The camera itself can record…
HD TABLET Try a more intuitive approach to working with your images with the Wacom Cintiq 24HD. The pen tablet features a spacious 24-inch, high-definition (1920x1200) wide-screen display and a pen with 2,048 levels of pressure. You can apply as much or as little pressure as needed, just like you…

onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite

Whether you're touching up a portrait, working with layers, resizing or adding special effects, onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 6 has you covered.
By The Editors
Whether you're touching up a portrait, working with layers, resizing or adding special effects, onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 6 has you covered. The bundle includes seven applications: Perfect Effects 3 for adding more than 300 effects; Perfect Portrait 1 for retouching portraits; Perfect Layers 2 for creating layered files…
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