For a couple hundred bucks you can convert your Epson or Canon printer into a highend blackandwhite darkroom

Digital photography is based on a long history of techniques and tricks hammered out over a hundred years of film photography. The metaphors used by Photoshop are rooted in the lexicon of film photography. Filters, contrast, burning and dodging, color balance all these terms come directly from analog photography. This hack takes a sacred part of traditional photography, the silver halide print, and turns it on its head. How By using the traditions of offset printing, in which different shades...

Introduction

To really appreciate the power of your digital camera, you have to plug it into a computer. This is where you turn average photos into a great ones, create glorious prints that used to take days to return from the photo lab, make digital slideshows that rival professional presentations, paste together video snippets into short movies, and even add voice and music to your images. In this chapter, you will learn how to harness the creative power that flows from camera to computer via the USB...

Digital SLR users can connect their camera bodies to a variety of bargain optical attachments by using one of the most

The best camera for photographer-hackers is certainly the digital SLR (DSLR). From outward appearances, these cameras look just like the 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) models that photographers have been using for decades. SLRs are distinguished by the ability to remove the lens from the body and replace it with another type, which makes them extremely versatile. The other advantage is that you view the picture through the same lens you use to take the photo, so what you see is what you get....

The battle cry for his hack is go forth and calibrate Thats about the only way youre going to get consistently accurate

One of the promises of digital printing is that you can produce images in your own digital darkroom without the mess of mixing chemicals. However, while there is no water involved in digital printing, your prints might still get wet from the sweat of frustration. If you've ever tried to print color photos by just plugging your camera into the computer, opening your image, and printing, you know where this frustration comes from. Consistent color out of the box is almost impossible without a...

A trusty walking stick is helpful for fording streams and navigating slippery trails But why not use it to steady your

In the wide world of walking sticks, there are basically two types the ones you buy and the ones you make. Either version can become a steadying friend for your outdoor photography. A trip to the mountaineering store reveals that today's walking sticks or trekking poles as those in the know call them are lightweight, sturdy, and have comfortable grips. Most are constructed in collapsible sections, enabling the stick to fit nicely in a suitcase or be lashed onto the outside of your backpack....