Better Way To Finesse Sharpness

COUNTLESS SOFTWARE tools have been designed to increase the apparent sharpness in a photo, but very few of them work as well as the Clarity adjustment in Adobe Camera Raw and in Lightroom 2.0's Develop module. Clarity increases the contrast the pop in the midtones of an image. This effect appears natural because it's not applied globally the highlights and shadows in the image stay put. Here are two examples of ways to use this tool. (No RAW file Don't forget, ACR works on JPEGs, too.) 1...

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Popular Photography October 2009

At 1 100 sec or even as slow as 1 50 sec, depending on how steadily you hold the camera. Plus, since the stabilization is In the camera body, it will work with any lens you can mount, including old Konioa Minoltas. (We used one of these for the photo at right.) The A380, like ail Sony Alphas, has the best live-view system we've seen. Other DSLRs expose the imaging sensor to let you frame your picture in live view, then flip down the mirror to autofoous, and flip it back out of the way to fire....

How To Shoot Wildlife In Your Living Room

MOST NATURE photographers capture wildlife under natural light. Don't tell that to Aaron Ansarov. This commercial photographer brings local wildlife into his South Florida home. He is so enamored by the consistency, flexibility, and control of studio strobes that he lights critters with the same light he uses for people an Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS battery pack with S head. Several years into a personal project called Backyard Treasures (see our November 2008 Issue), he now has a host of...

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Deepen Your Focus

What makes this image of a female jumping spider, Mae via inclemens, so startling is not just the magnification, but also the depth of field the creature is only 1 4-inch long. Thomas Shahan www.flickr.com photos opoterser found it in a light fixture on the porch of his Tuisa, OK, home. He photographed it with his own custom-built bug-snap pen Handheld Peniax K200D body with vintage 28mm f 2.8 Pentax SMC Takumar reversed on a macro beilows, plus an elderly Vivitar 3500 mounted to a ballhead on...

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Nine Pictures Form A Singular Image

AN ADVERTISER'S vision doesn't always match up with nature's reality. Norway-bom, San Francisco-based Erik Almas www. erikalmas.com created the composite shown here for Genentech, a biotech company that wanted to promote its dedication to discovery. When Almas finished, a 3D artist reworked the waterfall to resemble a double-helix strand of DNA. A. This is my version of the cave image. Genentech came to me and said, ''Here's the Idea. We want a lush, green cave. But when you get into caves,...

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Canon Digital Learning Center Is your online digital photography resource. Complete with tips and techniques, Shooter's Insights, Explorers of Light gallery, and more, www.usa.canon.com dlc 2009 Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc. in the United States. IMAGEANYWARE is a trademark of Canon, All rights reserved. 2009 Damian Donach