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Art of the self portrait—07/05/10

Whether you’re after a top-notch profile pic for Facebook or a frameable gift for someone special, making a great self-portrait is easy with the right gear and setup.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Whether you’re after a top-notch profile pic for Facebook or a frameable gift for someone special, making a great self-portrait is easy with the right gear and setup. Secure your camera on a tripod, set the self-timer (or better yet, hook up a long cable…

Focal Length Facts—06/28/10

In the good old days there wasn’t much to know about lens focal lengths.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom In the good old days there wasn’t much to know about lens focal lengths. A 100mm lens was a 100mm lens; the only thing you needed to know was whether that lens was a telephoto (as it would be on a 35mm film camera), a…

All About Color Fringing—06/21/10

I recently came face to face with a photographic demon I’ve heard a lot about but had never before seen up close.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom I recently came face to face with a photographic demon I’ve heard a lot about but had never before seen up close. The dreaded color fringe was found when I dramatically cropped into a photo I had made. I could see clearly, as the Lightroom…

Colorizing Black-And-White Photos—06/14/10

If you’re an ancient Gen-X-er like me you probably remember when billionaire media mogul Ted Turner began colorizing classic black-and-white films from Hollywood’s golden era.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Before after If you’re an ancient Gen-X-er like me you probably remember when billionaire media mogul Ted Turner began colorizing classic black-and-white films from Hollywood’s golden era. Even if you agree with critics who claimed this colorization amounted to “cultural vandalism,” there’s no doubt the…

Ten Tips For Photographing Kids—06/07/10

A friend of mine is a talented photographer with a knack for photographing children.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom A friend of mine is a talented photographer with a knack for photographing children. Brian Fagnani says the rules for photographing babies and newborns don’t apply when photographing bigger kids, whether they’re toddlers or preteens. So with his input, here are 10 tips to help…

Ten Reasons To Overexpose—05/31/10

I recently delved deep into a topic I’ve long heard photographers discuss but had never seriously tested for myself: overexposing RAW files.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom I recently delved deep into a topic I’ve long heard photographers discuss but had never seriously tested for myself: overexposing RAW files. It’s something some photographers have strong opinions about, and rumors and hearsay abound. I thought finding out the facts might be the most…
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