Category Archives: Digital Cameras

This Season, Plant a Snapseed

I’m a big fan of Nik Software’s plug-ins for Adobe Lightroom. In fact, I use Silver Efex Pro 2.0 for most of my black-and-white conversions. When the company announced it was releasing a $4.99 photo-editing app for the iPad, my … Continue reading

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Refined Color

Digital photos give us a great deal of control with our image processing. The problem for most of us? We don’t know how to make the color, contrast, detail, or shadow adjustments that can transform a lackluster snapshot into a … Continue reading

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More Oh, Wow Photography

I’m a big fan of the Leica M8.2 digital camera. So for me, the big news for today isn’t the announcement of the new Apple iPods or the remastered Beatles CDs — though both of those developments are important. For … Continue reading

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Oh, Wow Photography

It’s all too easy to become caught up in the numbers. With digital cameras, we fixate on the highest ISO numbers, largest megapixel numbers, and widest zoom numbers. The problem is these specifications don’t exist in a vacuum. As you … Continue reading

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Next Billion Cameras

One of the most interesting sessions at the recent SIGGRAPH 2009 conference was titled “Next Billion Cameras.” More than a billion image sensors are manufactured each year with the majority going to digital cameras and mobile phone cameras. What are … Continue reading

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Relight Your Photos

Talk about frustration. You snap a photo with your digital camera, and when you look at it later, you notice the subject is darker than it should be. Everything else is perfectly lit, except for the face or object that’s … Continue reading

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