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Photography's great teacher The humble contact sheet. IN DAYS OF YORE (MEANING the mid-1950s and '60s), the worth of any photographer could be judged by the black-and-whitc contact sheets made from his negatives. Armed with the essential weapons at first a tinny flashlight magnifier and later a 4X Schneider loupe photographers and picture editors would analyze the contact sheet images, separating the sheep from the goat pictures. There it all was, from frame 1 to 36, with no way of hiding...

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(left, center) In Fishing Light, Henry C. Ng of the Silver Spring (MD) Camera Club exaggerated depth with clearly defined fore-, middle-, and background elements and he waited for the perfect twilit moment when shadows were building but not hiding detail. Best of all the perfectly scaled human figure. The dreamlike Yellow KoP by Steve Dallape (SL Louis Camera Club) shows the influence of image editing. I used Adobe Photoshop CS for this illustrated look, he says. I copied the background layer...

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There are lots of things from Harry Potter we wish were real-but even if we can't travel by floo powder, at least we can have those really cool picture frames that show moving photographs. Kodak's got a brand-new line of LCD frames that go way beyond mere print display-there's video, sound, and Wi-Fi connectivity, too, for an ever-changing slide show you can share. If your friends have Wi-Fi, you can send pics from your EasyShare gallery straight to their frames. The internet-connective models...

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Nature By Design

Nature is full of patterns and textures on all scales. Find them as you explore the world with your camera. Line direction equals mood Vertical lines emphasize power, horizontal lines suggest serenity, and diagonal lines can be dynamic. Tree trunks, sand dunes, icicles, and the patchworks of farmland as viewed from a plane all offer interesting patterns. They can be the entire image or can offer leading lines to the main subject. An interrupting element boosts the power of the pattern. For...

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At Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in south-central New Mexico (www, fws. gov sou t h vcst rciugcs ), large flocks of geese fill the skies from dawn to dusk, spectacular sunrises and sunsets are commonplace, and the low sandstone mountains bathed in that famous Southwestern light provide suitable backdrops for images made with a variety of short lenses. Goose refuges from coast to coast provide similar opportunities. Check with the National Fish and Wildlife Service (www.fws.gov) and...

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Printer With Eleven Inks And One Enhancer

All too often, printing color is on owkword compromise between the quality you expect and the quality your printer can deliver. Not with the new HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer series. It has a built-in spectrophotometer that keeps colors accurate and consistent print to print, medio to media. Uniquely, the Designjet Z3100 even features eleven Vivera pigmented inks, including quad-black inks, for superior color gamut and black and white prints, plus a gloss enhancer for exceptional gloss...

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On-camera fill-flash, however, wouldn't get me much further than the mouth of a cave. And when Abel, our guide, disappeared into a gap no bigger than my shoulders beneath a mossy boulder. I left the one-dimensional world of ambient light behind. The most surreal and claustrophobic aspect of caving is the sensation of moving through a medium, not over one, as on a forest trail. A few shots of Brian slithering into the tunnel proved that a single on-camera strobe wouldn't capture the...

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The nub that connects the camera's AF motor to the lens. The D40 is the first Nikon SLR in decades to not have this feature. small type on your charger. Most work seamlessly with both 120-and 240-volt current However, you might need an adapter for the plug. They're small and inexpensive. To find the plug configuration for where you're going, see www. voltagevalet.com. WE WERE PUTTING Tokinas brilliantly sharp new 50-135mm f 2.8 SD DX lens through its paces in the Pop Photo Lab when one of our...

Ski Trip

Where to go and what to shoot this month TELUS WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL WHEN April 13-22. WHERE Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. WHAT Skiers, snowboarders, and jumpers in the world compete at this annual festival, giving you a chance to capture some amazing sports moments. TIP A fast-moving jumper isolated against the sky is perfect for a photo sequence. Experiment in manual mode to keep exposures constant, grab a tripod and the highest-fps camera you've got, and...

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photojournalism I find that M 0 the credibility of photo- graphs as truth is being destroyed by overzealous image-editing junkies who feel the need to improve on or create their own reality. Anybody with a camera and computer software can present images based solely on impact, not reality. More and more often, when a photographer captures a remarkable image, people question the credibility of it. For instance, many ask me if I added the balloons to this shot. I didn't. This is exactly what my...

Honorable Mention The Good Shepherd

SULEJMAN OMERBASIC. a 27-year-old photographer from Sarajevo. Bosnia, was in the town of Vranduk taking pictures of medieval fortresses when he saw three exhausted shepherds leading several hundred sheep. Shepherds often walk miles to find the best area for grazing. 'My goal he says, was to blur the sheep as much as possible, so the shepherd could have most of the attention. Tech info Nikon D70.80-200mm f 3.5-4.5G Zoom-Nikkor lens. Exposure. 1 320 sec at f 5.6. ISO 200. Overexposure corrected...

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One of the most popular lenses is the highspeed 70-210mm zoom, suited to most typical photo subjects. No surprise, then, that lensmakers are now offering a spate of (approximately) 50-150mm digital-only zooms, the modem-day digital equivalent. At less than 2 pounds, Tokina's professional version, its 50-135mm f 2.8 Pro DX ( 800, street), is lighter and more compact than traditional full-frame f 2.8 zooms. With multiple SD glass elements to better control chromatic aberration, it's the first...

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Brighter viewfinder and an automatic sync for electronic and conventional flash. 3. Pan to stop action Keep your moving subject sharp by panning your camera to follow action. Jim Vestal shot this photo using a Canon and exposing at 1 25 sec at f 8. 4. Hying wrestler Montreal press photographer Roger St Jean used his 4x5 Speed Graphic and electronic flash to capture this wrestler mid-toss. St Jean lay prone beneath the ropes at ringside to get this shot. w - 5. Japan arrives The Japanese photo...

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No time to make your own slide shows Consider Muvee autoProducer 6 130, direct . Giving you a choice of eight styles, it creates them automatically, using special effects including transitions, pans, and zooms that sync to your soundtrack. After the automated version is finished, you can add voice overs and captions, tweak transitions, delete images, and edit video. It exports to a range of file formats, including those for mobile devices but not HD . www.muvee.com a. NERO PHOTOSHOW DELUXE 4 If...

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GET A DEATH GRIP Eye-level for best point of view and using a tripod, I illuminated this skull of a Mayan sacrifice with a Mini Maglite from slightly behind to cast deep shadows in the sockets. The camera's cloudy white-balance setting emphasized the dramatic red tones. above, left Midday shadows made shooting the entrance to Actun TunichU Muknal impossible, but as soon as the sun disappeared, I had my friend Brian stand motionless. Handholding, I exposed for 1 sec to blur the stream. TRICKY...

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Peter Read Miller Canon Clinic

Photo ClMC and Career Expo headline Acnvil es January 31. More than 15 students who are involved Canon USA, a long-time sponsor of the NFL, provided with their school newspaper or yearbook began the students from South Florida with experiences they ore day at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida not soon likely to forget. Sports Illustrated photographer with a video montage featuring the numerous Sports and Canon Explorer of Light, Peter Read Miller, gave Illustrated covers shot by...