April 2, 2007 HelpLine
Q) I'm new to digital SLRs and want to photograph my son's indoor basketball games. Working in shutter- and aperture-priority modes, I can get sharp photos or bright photos inside, but haven't been able to get sharp, properly exposed photos without a lot of noise. My white balance and ISO are both set on auto. What am I doing wrong?
True Colors Part 2
Boost your HDTV's performance with this home theater colorimeter As prices have dramatically dropped, sales of high-definition televisions have skyrocketed. The chances are good that you already own an HDTV or are planning to buy one in the near future. And with new products like Apple TV and Windows Vista Media Center bringing your image libraries to your home theater, the long-promised convergence of computers and home entertainment is finally happening.
Ultimate Travel Photography
Camera techniques to help you shoot like a pro on your next photo adventure
Beryl Markham begins West with the Night, her wonderful and enthralling book about her adventures as a bush pilot in East Africa in the mid-1930s, with the question, "How is it possible to bring order to memory?"
Digital Image Enhancement With Adobe Camera Raw
The latest version offers terrific new tools and support for TIFF and JPEG Adobe Camera Raw rocks! RAW shooters know that. But get this-the new version of Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS3 isn't only for RAW shooters and wannabe RAW shooters who may have been intimidated by RAW image processing. This image enhancement tool is for all digital photographers, JPEG and TIFF shooters included. You see, the new Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), with all of its creative controls, actually lets you process JPEG and TIFF files, too. Who would have ever thought?
May 2007 HelpLine
Making Workflow Work
• Raw File Processing
• The "Oh-Really?" Factor
Make Your Best Prints Ever
A step-by-step guide to perfect digital photo printing
One of the great joys resulting from the change to digital compared to shooting film is the ability to get great photo prints optimized for the subject and photographer. Everyone who used to try to get a good, custom print from a slide or negative knows what a challenge that used to be. There were multiple visits to the lab when an image didn't print right and had to be reprinted. Or often, you'd just accept the print as is because it was "good enough," and any changes weren't worth the back-and-forth with the lab. You probably know what I'm talking about.
March 26, 2007 HelpLineInterpreting Interpolation
Q) When I'm resizing my images,
I'm given several different options for interpolation. People tell me
to use bicubic, but there are two sub-options. Which should I be using?
Digital Photography Glossary
Check out common terms you need to know for digital imaging
To master the art of digital photography, there are some essential terms and concepts you need to know. Here you'll find explanations of the key technologies and photography terminology to help you get the most from your camera and equipment.
March 19, 2007 HelpLine
Dust In The Wind
Q) Now that I've switched over
from film to digital, I'm fighting one problem that nobody told me
about-namely, dust. Why didn't I have this problem with film?
March 12, 2007 HelpLine
Q) I'm looking for a program that will permit me to make and print out proof sheets that I can file with my photo CDs. A long time ago I did this with my negatives and it was very helpful.
March 5, 2007 HelpLine
Playing Your Cards Right
Q) I've followed your recommendation about using a card reader instead of connecting my camera directly to my computer. But I'm not sure of formatting. It seems to be working fine. but I'm not sure I'm choosing the right option.