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Perfect White Balance—12/21/09

Holidays are a time when families gather, making it an ideal opportunity for family portraits.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Correct Wrong When you look at the histogram on the back of your digital camera after capturing an image, most of the time, by default, you’re looking at luminance values—an indication of the brightness values across the scene. Many cameras, though, also offer the ability…

Super-Simple Selective Color—01/04/10

Adding a splash of color to a black and white photo isn’t as hard as it might seem especially since pretty much every photo these days begins its life as a color digital file.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Adding a splash of color to a black-and-white photo isn’t as hard as it might seem, especially since pretty much every photo these days begins its life as a color digital file. The process is really twofold: First, make a good grayscale conversion to remove…

Choosing The Perfect Light Modifier—12/28/09

In the battle for light modifier supremacy, can either the softbox or umbrella ever be declared the victor?
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This Article Features Photo Zoom In the battle for light-modifier supremacy, can either the softbox or umbrella ever be declared the victor? At the risk of breaking the artificially-induced tension: No. It turns out that both umbrellas and softboxes each reign supreme when it comes to softening light. Each achieves…

Perfect White Balance—12/21/09

Holidays are a time when families gather, making it an ideal opportunity for family portraits.
DPMag
This Article Features Photo Zoom Correct Wrong When you look at the histogram on the back of your digital camera after capturing an image, most of the time, by default, you’re looking at luminance values—an indication of the brightness values across the scene. Many cameras, though, also offer the ability…

Better holiday portraits—12/14/09

Holidays are a time when families gather, making it an ideal opportunity for family portraits.
DPMag
This Article Features Photo Zoom Holidays are a time when families gather, making it an ideal opportunity for family portraits. One of the nicest places for a family portrait is outside, but since winter weather isn’t always ideal, it’s often best to keep the shoot indoors. Sure there are challenges,…

Choosing the right reflector—12/07/09

Reflectors are important whether you’re working in studio with several lights or outdoors with a single fill card augmenting the sun.
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This Article Features Photo Zoom Reflectors are important, whether you’re working in a studio with several lights, or outdoors with a single fill card augmenting the sun. They can be used as a subtle fill for just a hint of detail, or as the main illumination in a scene. No…
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