Ken Sklute: Transitioning from Stills to Motion!
Feb 2014 11

Most photographers that I get to meet are very good at capturing touching individual moments – or as the father of Photojournalism, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said, “the decisive moment.”

As a photographer entering my 40th year in photography, I am always searching for that moment where the earth, moon and stars all align to reveal that “1/125” of a second that will produce a wonderful image caught.

We go hiking or plan shoots to put ourselves in a target rich environment under the best lighting and then hunt. I hunt for images. I hunt for foregrounds. I hunt for all of the elements to align and then make that image that gives the impression that I was just passing by. It seems easy, right?

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C. David Tobie: Leveraging Phone Photo Artifacts
Feb 2014 04

Imaging artifacts are typically thought of as negative image elements to be avoided. But in phone photography, weaknesses are often turned into strengths, and artifacts are no exception. In this article we’ll take a close look at an iPhone photo, in terms of how various imaging artifacts add interest and even a bit of mystery to the image.

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High Resolution Panorama Photography Co-sponsored by SanDisk
Jan 2014 30

Watch as Datacolor Expert David Saffir explores high-resolution panorama photography, using techniques that can be adapted to landscapes, cityscapes, and horizontal or vertical composition. Camera settings, camera supports, shooting around the optical center of the lens (nodal point), and selected aspects of post-production are also discussed.

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David Saffir: The Move to Motion: Timelapse Photography
Jan 2014 30

Timelapse photography is a great way to break into motion-based imaging. Timelapse can be accomplished in at least two ways: combining multiple frames into a single image, or using multiple frames to create a timelapase video. In this article, I’ll discuss the former; we have additional articles coming up that will discuss the latter.

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David Cardinal: New Uses for the SpyderCUBE
Jan 2014 28

I’m continuing to find new uses for Datacolor’s innovative SpyderCUBE. Last month I wrote about how handy it was on my photo tour to Cambodia & Burma. This month I stashed it in a side pocket of my camera bag (I love how small it is) and brought it along to cover the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. I found plenty of uses for it, especially given the variety of lighting situations and the need to accurately portray the colors on many retail products to my readers.

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