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Customizing Camera User Settings—05/07/12

I've been a professional photographer for more than a decade now, and I've been using digital SLRs for most of that time. But I still learn new things every day.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom I've been a professional photographer for more than a decade now, and I've been using digital SLRs for most of that time. But I still learn new things every day, and although I've been aware of customizable user settings for quite awhile, I've never taken…

Convert To Profile Vs. Assign Profile—04/30/12

My brain has a tough time with color spaces, but there's one part of it I don't find at all confusing: the importance of working within a color-managed workflow.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom My brain has a tough time with color spaces, but there's one part of it I don't find at all confusing: the importance of working within a color-managed workflow. That means from calibrating my monitor to choosing my color space deliberately, I make specific choices…

How To Photograph Baseball—04/23/12

As a ten-year-old boy I had two passions: photography and baseball cards. My dream job for as long as I can remember was baseball card photographer. So when I learned that's what Gregg Forwerck does for a living I was suitably envious.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom As a ten-year-old boy I had two passions: photography and baseball cards. My dream job for as long as I can remember was baseball card photographer. So when I learned that's what Gregg Forwerck does for a living I was suitably envious. I still haven't…

A Simple Secret For Beautiful Black & White Portraits—04/16/12

Howard Schatz is one of the most prolific photographers I've ever met. He's published 19 books of photography, covering seemingly 19 different subjects. The constant, though, is the human form: he's an expert in photographing bodies. His latest book is a black & white study of the pregnant female form.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom Howard Schatz is one of the most prolific photographers I've ever met. He's published 19 books of photography, covering seemingly 19 different subjects. The constant, though, is the human form: he's an expert in photographing bodies. His latest book is a black-and-white study of the…

Break The Rules: Shoot Into The Sun For Better Pictures—04/09/12

As warm weather arrives you’re likely to find yourself photographing outdoors more frequently. Whether you’re shooting at sunrise or sunset there's one trick you can always use to add interest, a little bit of pop, and the illusion of three-dimensionality to your photos. Position yourself so that you’re shooting toward the sun so that it creates a backlight.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom Frontlit As warm weather arrives you're likely to find yourself photographing outdoors more frequently. Whether you're shooting at sunrise or sunset there's one trick you can always use to add interest, a little bit of pop, and the illusion of three-dimensionality to your photos. Position…

How To Sync Studio-Style Strobes—04/02/12

Monolights and pack-powered studio strobes are aspirational purchases for a lot of photographers. Unfortunately, though, while most resources spend a decent amount of time discussing the strobes themselves, rarely do you read about how, exactly, a photographer goes about firing those strobes.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom Monolights and pack-powered studio strobes are aspirational purchases for a lot of photographers. Unfortunately, though, while most resources spend a decent amount of time discussing the strobes themselves, rarely do you read about how, exactly, a photographer goes about firing those strobes. That connection is…
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