Coping with Indoor Lighting Challenges

Today’s Post by Joe Farace One advantage that digital capture has over film is that when working under unusual lighting conditions you being able shoot color correct images without the use of on-camera filters. You can set the camera on Auto White Balance and most times that’s better than saying, “I’ll fix it later in Photoshop.” Most digital SLRs offer different...

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Using a Grey Card for Better Exposures

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Continuing Monday’s theme of obtaining proper exposure, presented for your approval… I strongly believe that in photography there are no one perfect or correct way to accomplish anything, although some platform/trade show presenters may disagree with me arguing that only their way is the one, true perfect road. There is no “my...

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Your Choice of ISO Affects Exposure Too

Today’s Post by Joe Farace The ISO (International Standards Organization) standard is a method for quantifying film’s sensitivity to light. Hold on, digital is coming in the next paragraph. Lower numbers, such as 50 or 100, represent less sensitivity; while higher numbers, such as 800 or 1600, show a film that’s more sensitive to light. Conveniently, ISO numbers...

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Getting Your Glow On

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Topaz Lab’s Glow is a clever and affordable ($34.99) Photoshop-compatible plug-in that’s as much fun to use and play with as a 100 pound box of Lego. At its simplest, Topaz Glow lets you create different glow effects and adjustments with subtle enhancements that can be made using different blending modes. This latest version has 50...

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“The Love Bug” Opens in Theaters

Joe reports that: On this day in 1969, “The Love Bug,” a Walt Disney movie about the adventures of a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, opens in theaters across the United States. The film was based on a 1961 book called “Car, Boy, Girl” by Gordon Buford, centered around down-on-his-luck auto racer Jim (played by Dean Jones) who goes on a winning streak after teaming up...

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What Do Leicas and Tractors Have in Common?

Today’s Post by Joe Farace A crop sensor refers to any sensor smaller than a full frame sensor or a 35mm film frame.—Wikipedia. It used to be called the “multiplication factor” but “crop sensor” caught on, I think, because it has fewer syllables, It’s a term I hate because it’s based on the assumption that the only relevant...

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