Step Into Studio Lighting

If you're ready to step up from handheld flashes to more powerful and accessory-ready, studio-style strobes, consider monolights.
By William Sawalich
If you're ready to step up from handheld flashes to more powerful and accessory-ready, studio-style strobes, consider monolights. They offer an affordable, powerful and easy-to-use lighting solution. Unlike pack systems, monolights don't tether to a central power pack. Instead, they plug directly into an AC outlet and include all of…

July/August 2011

By The Editors
PHOTOSHOP APPS Work with Photoshop in a more mobile way using a few new apps that Adobe has developed for the iPad. Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav allow you to create custom color swatches, and paint and control Photoshop tools from the iPad, respectively. With Color Lava…

Do You Need Photoshop?

Now in its 12th major release, Photoshop is essentially synonymous with image editing for photographers and creatives.
By David Willis
Now in its 12th major release, Photoshop is essentially synonymous with image editing for photographers and creatives. From beginning to end, it's as comprehensive a program as youcan get for working with images, and each new release sets the bar for other image-editing software to keep up with. With a…

Tablets The Ultimate Travel Companion

Tablet computers have taken the world by storm, and with good reason.
By David Willis
Tablet computers have taken the world by storm, and with good reason. With one small handheld device, you have the basic features of a computer, but in a far more portable package than even a laptop can provide, also featuring a futuristic design, exceedingly easy-to-use interfaces, fast startup and wireless…

Silver Efex Pro 2

For professional-strength black-and-white conversion made easy, it's hard to beat Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro.
By Wes Pitts
For professional-strength black-and-white conversion made easy, it's hard to beat Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro. Version 2 includes several improvements that allow more control over fine details, plus new tools to add image borders or bring back color in a specific area. In addition to global enhancements, Silver Efex Pro…

May/June 2011

By The Editors
High-End Printer Make sure your images look as good on paper as they do in-camera by using the Epson Stylus Photo R3000 to print them out. The printer uses the same UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink system found in the R2880 and R3880. Unlike those printers, the R3000 automatically…
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