Display Your Photos Right

Though discussions about photography in magazines, classrooms, message boards and camera clubs often focus on the latest photographic equipment or the hottest Photoshop tip, in the end, it really comes down to one simple thing: the print. It’s nice to share an image via e-mail or by allowing a friend to look over your shoulder at the camera’s LCD, but there’s no better way of sharing your unique vision of the world than by reproducing it on paper.

Though discussions about photography in magazines, classrooms, message boards and camera clubs often focus on the latest photographic equipment or the hottest Photoshop tip, in the end, it really comes down to one simple thing: the print. It’s nice to share an image via e-mail or by allowing a friend to look over your shoulder at the camera’s... Read more

July/August 2006 HelpLine

Be Sure Of Your Backup

    * 50 Ways To Lose Your Data
    * Stuck On Auto
    * From Film To Video

  Be Sure Of Your Backup     * 50 Ways To Lose Your Data     * Stuck On Auto     * From Film To Video 50 Ways To Lose Your Data Before I answer your questions, I want to touch on a topic I’ve mentioned before—but one whose importance I can’t stress enough: backup! Image file sizes are getting bigger, storage mediums are carrying... Read more

June 2006 HelpLine

White Balance And RAW

    * Do You Need White Balance With RAW?
    * Protective Filters
    * Reboot For Performance

 White Balance And RAW     * Do You Need White Balance With RAW?     * Protective Filters     * Reboot For Performance Do You Need White Balance With RAW? Q)  Since I got my digital SLR, I’ve really enjoyed the flexibility that comes with shooting RAW. While this “digital negative” has been fun, I do wonder about bothering... Read more
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Posterize An Image

Technically, the Posterize adjustment in Photoshop is designed to analyze the pixel colors of a selected area of an image and reduce the number of colors—while maintaining the “look” of the original image. Creatively, you can apply this adjustment to make photos look like wood-block color artwork.

Technically, the Posterize adjustment in Photoshop is designed to analyze the pixel colors of a selected area of an image and reduce the number of colors—while maintaining the “look” of the original image. Creatively, you can apply this adjustment to make photos look like wood-block color artwork. 1. The Posterize adjustment is easy... Read more

May 2006 HelpLine

ƒ-Stops And Bad Crops

    * Digital Camera ƒ-Stops
    * Straight-Line Troubles
    * Cropping Casualty
    * PPI Canon Vs. Nikon
    * Out-Of-Shape Histogram?

  ƒ-Stops And Bad Crops     * Digital Camera ƒ-Stops     * Straight-Line Troubles     * Cropping Casualty     * PPI Canon Vs. Nikon     * Out-Of-Shape Histogram?     Digital Camera ƒ-Stops Q)  Is there a scientific reason that all or most digital cameras go down only to ƒ/8? I’ve been a photographic... Read more

Instant Classic

Transforming an old photograph into one that looks as though it was taken with one of today’s top-of-the-line digital SLRs is relatively easy in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and other image-editing programs. You’ll find many retouching and restoration articles on the topic on the web and in photography and Photoshop magazines.

Transforming an old photograph into one that looks as though it was taken with one of today’s top-of-the-line digital SLRs is relatively easy in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and other image-editing programs. You’ll find many retouching and restoration articles on the topic on the web and in photography and Photoshop magazines. In this column,... Read more

March/April 2006 HelpLine

Getting The Most From A Photo Workshop

    * Making A Workshop Work
    * Affecting Depth Of Field
    * USB Effects
    * The EV Answer
    * What’s In A Name?

  Getting The Most From A Photo Workshop     * Making A Workshop Work     * Affecting Depth Of Field     * USB Effects     * The EV Answer     * What’s In A Name?     Making A Workshop Work Q)  I’ve been doing more and more with my digital photography. I’ve decided that I need some more personal instruction,... Read more

Snapshot To Postcard In Five Minutes

Have you ever taken a seascape or landscape picture from inside a moving plane, boat or car, where the view of the horizon line was tilted? Have you ever had to shoot fast to get off a shot without making any exposure adjustments, resulting in an over- or underexposed picture?

Have you ever taken a seascape or landscape picture from inside a moving plane, boat or car, where the view of the horizon line was tilted? Have you ever had to shoot fast to get off a shot without making any exposure adjustments, resulting in an over- or underexposed picture? I’ve made both mistakes, most recently while shooting from a helicopter... Read more

January/February 2006 HelpLine

Sensor Dust

    * Keeping Dust From Your Photos
    * Camera dpi…Huh?
    * Standard-Sized Prints
    * EV Mystery

  Sensor Dust     * Keeping Dust From Your Photos     * Camera dpi…Huh?     * Standard-Sized Prints     * EV Mystery Keeping Dust From Your Photos Q)  I just bought a digital SLR, and my images have been plagued with sensor dust. What can I do to avoid it in the future? Jim S. Houston, Texas A)  Here are some good rules... Read more

Seaside Digital Effects

With winter in full swing, I thought we’d work with a tropical photo—remember, it’s summer for our friends in the southern hemisphere. Summer is obviously a great time for photography, and before we know it, the warm days will be back again. Winter isn’t all bad news, though—it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up on photo fixes that we left waiting when we were playing in the sun.

With winter in full swing, I thought we’d work with a tropical photo—remember, it’s summer for our friends in the southern hemisphere. Summer is obviously a great time for photography, and before we know it, the warm days will be back again. Winter isn’t all bad news, though—it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up on... Read more