Equipment TestDrive: Tamron SP AF28-75mm ƒ/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Zoom
A new family of lenses that will help you make the leap from film SLRs to digital SLRs
The new Di series of lenses are Tamron's Digitally Integrated optics. They're designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras and image sensors. Like the other lenses in the Di line, the new SP AF28-75mm ƒ/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Zoom is optimized for a digital camera, but it will function fine on a film-based SLR body.
Digital Slideshows Made Easy: Computer Slideshows
The old slideshow with music and titles has been reborn in the computer—it’s easier and faster to create with more possibilities
For me, one of the greatest joys of photography is sharing my work with others, and a favorite way of doing this has long been through multimedia slideshows. For years, I've used multiple projectors and a dissolve unit to set my slideshows to music. Putting the show together and then syncing it to the music took a great deal of time and effort.
Digital Slideshows Made Easy: Emailing Slideshows
Take advantage of a variety of programs to compile and share your photos
Has one of your friends or relatives ever e-mailed you a whole collection of their pictures? Wasn't it annoying to have to download all those attachments and open each one separately? We're probably all guilty of bombarding the people in our lives with a barrage of e-mailed images, and there's a better way—send them a slideshow. Instead of e-mailing an assortment of individual images, you can take advantage of a wide variety of programs that compile your selected images and put them all together in an easy-to-use format.
Digital Slideshows Made Easy: Prime-Time Slideshows
Skip the reruns and show your photos on TV instead
One of the most convenient ways to present a slideshow is on your television. Invite friends, gather the family around, grab some popcorn and you're ready to wow them with your best shots. There are several ways to put your slideshow on television, ranging from the very easy to more sophisticated shows that require you to do some prep work in the computer.
Digital Slideshows Made Easy: Projecting Slideshows
Get out the screen and turn down the lights—now the classic slideshow can be updated with modern digital projectors
The slideshow in a darkened room is a long tradition with photographers. Of course, slideshows range from the interminable travel shows from untalented relatives to spectacular programs using two projectors showing images that dissolve from one to another, all synced to music.
January/February 2004 HelpLine
The Old-Fashioned Slideshow...Via DVD
* DVD Slideshows
* Lossy Vs. Lossless
* Image-Organizing Software
Trade Tricks: Black-And-White From Color
Shoot in color first for the best B&W image
Black-and-white photography still mostly comes from black-and-white film, and remains a viable, challenging way to photograph. For best results in the computer, scan from the black-and-white or color negative; then, depending on how your scanner works, remove the color in your image-processing program. You also can shoot black-and-white directly with many digital cameras.
Trade Tricks: Shoot For The Edit
Create more interesting video using these simple and effective tips
You're on a dream vacation in Europe, on a walking tour of an old walled city. You've got your camcorder, so naturally you want to tape everything. But will you want to watch everything again?