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DIY Digital Pinhole - 5/25/09

As long as camera and lens makers have been working to improve the technical precision of their products, creative photographers have been working to do just the opposite. From light-leaking plastic cameras to fantastical film processing effects, photographers never seem satisfied with the status quo. They impart “character” to their pictures by utilizing these less than professional tools.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo Zoom As long as camera and lens makers have been working to improve the technical precision of their products, creative photographers have been working to do just the opposite. From light-leaking plastic cameras to fantastical film processing effects, photographers never seem satisfied with the status quo.…

Maximize Sharpness - 5/18/09

If you spend a lot of time online reading about photography, you find a lot of concentration on the technical aspects of equipment—like lens sharpness. As important as sharpness may be, it’s not the only thing that makes for good lenses or good photos. And if you spend all your time worrying about which new lens might be the sharpest, you’re missing the point.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo Zoom f2 f2.8 f4 f8 f22 If you spend a lot of time online reading about photography, you find a lot of concentration on the technical aspects of equipment—like lens sharpness. As important as sharpness may be, it’s not the only thing that makes for good…

In-Camera Digital Infrared - 5/11/09

Often, film effects recreated digitally after a picture is made—by post-processing in the computer alone. But there’s an old-school film effect that requires some special in-camera consideration even when shooting digital—infrared photography.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo Zoom Often, film effects recreated digitally after a picture is made—by post-processing in the computer alone. But there’s an old-school film effect that requires some special in-camera consideration even when shooting digital—infrared photography. Digital camera sensors see well beyond the visible light spectrum that’s needed for…

Top Ten B&W Printing Mistakes - 5/4/09

Sometimes the abundance of options in the digital realm makes certain tasks increasingly difficult. How do you choose the best approach if you don’t know which methods aren’t up to par? For quality black & white prints, avoid these common mistakes for a much better chance at success.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo Zoom Sometimes the abundance of options in the digital realm makes certain tasks increasingly difficult. How do you choose the best approach if you don’t know which methods aren’t up to par? For quality black & white prints, avoid these common mistakes for a much better…

Top Travel Camera Tips - 4/27/09

Summer’s almost here, and that means one thing. To quote the immortal words of The Go-Go’s, “Vacation. All I ever wanted.” Alas, Belinda Carlisle probably wasn’t traveling with a camera. If she were, her lyrics surely would have contained more practical advice on protecting such sensitive equipment and important images.
Lindsay Miller
This Article Features Photo ZoomSummer’s almost here, and that means one thing. To quote the immortal words of The Go-Go’s, “Vacation. All I ever wanted.” Alas, Belinda Carlisle probably wasn’t traveling with a camera. If she were, her lyrics surely would have contained more practical advice on protecting such sensitive…

How to pass for a fashion pro - 4/20/09

So you want to be a fashion photographer but you don’t want to quit your day job and move to New York? Here’s an idea: pretend to be a fashion photographer instead. Armed with these essential tips—more than just dressing in black and sporting cool sunglasses—you can fool any fashionista into thinking you’re the real deal where it really counts, your portfolio.
Patti Thompson
This Article Features Photo ZoomSo you want to be a fashion photographer but you don’t want to quit your day job and move to New York? Here’s an idea: pretend to be a fashion photographer instead. Armed with these essential tips—more than just dressing in black and sporting cool sunglasses—you…
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