Ultimate Imaging Combo

What does it take to show off the capabilities of advanced photo-printing technology?
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{mp4}epson/1-17-EpsonBTS_Motorcycle_LaRoche-Hasselblad{/mp4} What does it take to show off the capabilities of advanced photo-printing technology? Go on set at Stage 3 Productions in Warren, MI, as Epson teams up with Hasselblad to create a stunning 1.2GB RAW file image that pushes the limits of digital imaging and printing. You'll also get…

Contrast Correction and Color Balance By The Numbers

No matter what mood you’re trying to create in a photograph, one thing about exposure values generally remains true
By William Sawalich
No matter what mood you're trying to create in a photograph, one thing about exposure values generally remains true: there should be pure black values and pure white values if you want your images to have pleasing contrast and reproduce well. If you can set a solid baseline of black…

Black-And-White Magic

I usually give how-to advice in this column, and I'll do that here.
By Rick Sammon
I usually give how-to advice in this column, and I'll do that here. Before we begin talking about the "how" of black-and-white, let's talk about the "why." Here's the original color file from which I created the opening image for this column. I took the shot in Iceland on one…

Learning to Light Shiny Objects

What happens when you try to photograph a reflective surface such as glass, chrome or gold?
By William Sawalich
What happens when you try to photograph a reflective surface such as glass, chrome or gold? Simple: you end up photographing whatever is visible in the reflection. If you point your camera straight into the bathroom mirror, for instance, you'll take a picture of your own reflection, right? The same…

Climbing Downtown Boston

"I'm never going to climb this tower again," says McNally. "I'm never going to have this opportunity again, so I want this to come to completion all the way through."
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{mp4}epson/videos/1-3-EPSON_BTS_FS_Building_McNally{/mp4} High above the heart of downtown Boston, photographer Joe McNally makes a hair-raising climb atop the antennae tower of the Prudential Building, the tallest building in this historic city, standing 52 stories and 907 feet above the busy streets below. Shooting for Epson's "Finish Strong" campaign gave McNally this…

Knockout Black & White

What exactly draws photographers to the black-and-white image?
Text & Photography By J. Dennis Thomas
What exactly draws photographers to the black-and-white image? We have the ability to re-create a scene almost exactly as it existed, yet we still continue to create images in black-and-white. Color television was invented and became affordable for everyone to own, and the black-and-white television set was rendered obsolete. At…
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