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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Seán Duggan: The Importance of Contrast
Jan 2014 22

One of the most important qualities that can have a significant impact on an image, no matter what the subject matter, is contrast. In an earlier article for this blog (“Black is the New Black”) I wrote about the importance of black for creating a solid framework for a photograph. Black, or deep shadows, is one-half of the contrast relationship. The other half is the bright highlights. Both are important to the contrast balance in a photograph.

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Save Up to $60 During the Winter Wonderland of Savings!!
Jan 2014 15

It’s that time of year to update your photography equipment and ensure the optimum color experience within your workflow. There is no better time to enhance your capabilities in color management and create the precision control you need in order to create outstanding images. The Spyder line of products offer easy-to-use, full-featured solutions for your workflow that every photographer, videographer and designer needs.

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David Saffir: Suggestions for Planning a Video Shoot
Jan 2014 09

I’m getting ready for a video shoot tomorrow, and I want to share a summary of thoughts and ideas about preparation. In this case, I’m putting together a straightforward series of promotional interviews for the client’s web site.

In brief, you want to be prepared in advance, know the scope of work, client expectations, and gear and resources you’ll need.

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