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May-June 2012


Buyer's Guides

  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 Fujifilm caught a lot of attention last year when they introduced the X100, a stylish, "retro" compact digital camera with a big APS-C image sensor and a built-in 23mm lens.
  • Pentax K-01 Pentax's first mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera was the Q, the smallest mirrorless model, due in large part to its compact-camera-size backlit CMOS sensor.

Gear

  • Flash Modifiers

    Make your portable flash more capable of professional results


    Whether artificial or natural, light that comes from a single source is directional and harsh, which results in images that have a lot of contrast and heavy shadows.
  • Get Mic’d Up!

    How to place a microphone to take your sound recording to the next level


    It's no secret that when shooting video with your DSLR, you need an external microphone if you want to capture quality audio in the field.
  • May/June 2012
  • Toolbox: LED Continuous Lights

    The next generation of led tools for working with stills and video


    From small camera-mountable units to larger studio setups, LED (light-emitting diodes) lights are "cool" in more ways than one.

How-To

  • Creating Space

    The positive aspects of negative space


    In photography, white space (also known as negative space or open space) can be used to create a balanced and harmonious image.
  • Digital Photo Safari

    Take your best-ever travel photos with tips for everything from planning your trip to sharing your trophy shots


    I've been a digital travel photographer for a long time, which is why some of my friends jokingly call me the "Godfather of Photography."
  • Fix Creative Fatigue

    Tips to help you break out of an artistic slump


    I've been having a blast writing this column for Digital Photo for many years, offering mostly technical tips on digital photography and digital image processing. In the future, I'll continue to talk tech, but for now I'd like to offer some tips on a quick fix for those who have creative fatigue—photographers who feel as though they're in a slump and need some inspiration.
  • Painter For Photographers

    Add fine-art effects to your photos with these software techniques


    Corel Painter may not be as well known as Photoshop among photographers, but it offers some very exciting ways of working with photographs and producing artistic interpretations that just aren't possible with any other program.
  • Photos For Profit

    Ways to make income with your best images


    You've made a ton of great photos. Why not turn your passion into profit?
  • Photos That Sell

    How to create images that will stand out and attract buyers


    A logical progression for aspiring photographers or part-time pros is creating images that sell in today’s marketplace.

Software

  • Photoshop Lightroom 4

    New tools for organizing and enhancing, plus support for video clips


    Photoshop CS is the undisputed leader in digital imaging, but for many photographers, it contains a lot of tools that are rarely used, if at all.
 
 

 
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