Buying Your First Monolight

You've reached a point in your photography where you feel that shoe-mount flash just won't cut it anymore.
By Jack Neubart
You've reached a point in your photography where you feel that shoe-mount flash just won't cut it anymore. You want something with more panache that says, "I'm good; I'm taking professional-level pictures." Well, you can get studio strobe lighting, which will cost little more than a good speedlight, without making…

Continuous Lights For Still & Video

Now that you own a DSLR with HD video, it's time to look beyond existing lights and speedlights, at ways that you can light the shot yourself for still and motion.
By Jack Neubart
Now that you own a DSLR with HD video, it's time to look beyond existing lights and speedlights, at ways that you can light the shot yourself for still and motion. Provided you don't have to freeze fast action, continuous lighting is the answer. This largely economical solution lets you…
IPAD COLOR TOOL Calibrate your iPad using the SpyderGallery app from Datacolor. Setup is fairly straightforward. Just download the app, use the Spyder3 colorimeter to measure output and a custom color profile is created for your iPad. The app has a built-in gallery viewer designed to showcase fully color-corrected images.…

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…
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