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Digital photography contests rules…why?
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Digital photography contests rules…why?

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

When I read the rules a certain line in the wording gave me pause for thought as did other wording about the specific category rules. It seems to me that people are still struggling with what digital photography is versus what film photography was. Read more...

The Debate Rages On: RAW or JPEG?
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The Debate Rages On: RAW or JPEG?

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

I follow photography conversations on a couple of different web sites, as do many of us. I also take photography trips to various areas with tour guides, again, as many of us do. Recently I took a guided photography trip to Costa Rica. One of the things I like about taking these trips is meeting new people, mostly other photographers, and talking about our shared love of the craft. This trip I was reminded about the seemingly apparent divide over shooting JPEG format versus shooting RAW format. Read more...

Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Composition
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Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Composition

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

The human eye interprets images in the following order: movement, colour, shape, content. If you wish to create images that sell products, change social behaviour, win election campaigns or merely persuade people to invest their evenings in watching a particular TV show, then you need to construct the image with these in mind. Read more...

Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Planning
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Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Planning

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Most photographers are not natural planners. If you come from a landscape background, you expect to be inspired by what you find. Photojournalists look for the decisive moment. Press photographers were always told ‘f8 and be there’. But even the most spontaneous photographer needs at least the basic planning of having their equipment ready when the moment happens. Read more...

Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Human factor
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Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Human factor

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

The factor which can disrupt whole shoots or, equally, turn dross into gold, is what we call in the trade ‘the human factor’. Read more...

Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Concept
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Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Concept

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Concept beats everything else in studio photography. I want to share with you an image shot outdoors, in the dark, with no lights, no photographic equipment apart from a camera and a tripod, but which epitomises the studio method. Read more...

Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image
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Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

This is the first in an eight part series that looks at studio photography. I’m going to look at Concept, Working With People, Planning, Composition, Lighting, Shooting and Post-processing. Read more...

Dream Lake & Nymph Lake shooting experience
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Dream Lake & Nymph Lake shooting experience

Rick Walker (walkerr)

Rick Walker takes us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography. From tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read more...

Capture One Pro 8 Review
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Capture One Pro 8 Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Capture One is the premium Raw Developer package, squarely aimed at professionals who need to combine excellent results with a robust workflow and the ability to manage large numbers of big files swiftly. Now it comes with the Pro Version 8. Get to know the new tool from Phase One. Read more...

Digital Tidbits: Three Methods for Post-Processing Greens
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Digital Tidbits: Three Methods for Post-Processing Greens

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

For most photographs of nature, the color green is essential to the overall impact and believability of the image. If the greens look good, then the rest of the photo is believable. In this article, Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) will show you three ways for achieving believable greens using a variety of software tools. Read more...

Why Post Process RAW Images?
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Why Post Process RAW Images?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Some people have asked what is the point of post processing images. Darrell Young shows you an example of why he shoots in RAW and post processes afterwards. Read more...

How to Fill In Missing Pixels From Panorama Stitches
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How to Fill In Missing Pixels From Panorama Stitches

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Panoramas are a lot of fun not only because of the pleasing visual effect but also because of the challenges they may represent to get it right. One of such challenges is missing pixels while stitching together the images made. Mike Hagen shows us how to go about it without much hassle. Read more...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending

Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49)

While at the 13th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) our van took a morning break at the hotel while the snow was not inviting outside. Larry, a very good friend of many years and Nikonians Moderator of the HDR forum, invited us to share his experience on image blending in Photoshop. Regardless of the level of expertise of those of us watching, this brief session was a revelation… Enjoy! Read more...

What is Lightroom? Is it necessary in my workflow?
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What is Lightroom? Is it necessary in my workflow?

Yvonne Berger (Yvonne_BergerBros)

What is Adobe Lightroom? Would this program benefit my overall workflow? Find out how to manage, edit, and convert your photos quickly and easily, with Lightroom. It's a basic program that sometimes gets overlooked. For those minor fixes, but in a quantified amount, you just might have your go-to fixer-picker-upper! Read more...

Capture One Pro 7 Review
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Capture One Pro 7 Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Significant upgrade extends lead, but older machines will struggle! Capture One Pro version 7 is a significant advance on version 6, especially for Nikon users who now have access to Live View while tethering. Some improvements include noise reduction, better color rendering, and profiling for popular pro Nikon Camera/lens combinations. Find out what else is under the hood. Read more...

Photo Ninja Review
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Photo Ninja Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

PictureCode is a serious contender in the raw converter/processor arena. With little effort you can easily produce excellent images with great color, detail, and separation of tones. Not to mention the noise reduction is something else out of this world. See the full review and judge for yourself. Read more...

Better Black and White Images in Lightroom
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Better Black and White Images in Lightroom

User

A guide to producing better black and white images in Lightroom. If you're going black and white with any photograph, the end result can be made stronger by doing things yourself and not just letting your software decide how to create the tones and contrast that ultimately make for a powerful black and white image. Read more...

Bookshelf 14: Digital Photography
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Bookshelf 14: Digital Photography

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Here you find various recommended books on Digital Imaging, Printing & Software. Read more...

Color management basics: Additive and subtractive colors
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Color management basics: Additive and subtractive colors

Hal Becker (HBB)

I prepared these charts as an aid to a few people I am tutoring in basic color management concepts. This is not meant to be a rigorous treatment of color theory or management, simply an introduction for those interested. Read more...

Review Capture Pilot v1.2 With Camera Control
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Review Capture Pilot v1.2 With Camera Control

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

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A few months ago I tested Capture Pilot v1.0 for the iPad and fell in love with the product. At the time, Capture Pilot’s functionality was limited to an image viewer with the ability to integrate with Capture One Pro for ranking and rating images. Even using Capture Pilot strictly as a viewer, it was a fantastic companion for the studio. Over these last few months, Phase One has been diligently at work creating new updates for their software and recently released Capture Pilot v1.2. Read more...

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