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Digital Photo February 2013

Digital Photo explores the exciting world of digital photography and technology. Every issue features the latest news, step-by-step instructions, evaluations of the latest equipment, photography tips from the pros and more.

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THIS ISSUE IS dedicated to helping you make stunning black-and-white images, and the timing couldn’t be better, as it coincides with the launch of our first-ever contest devoted solely to black-and-white images. More on that later. Unlike film, digital imaging lets us easily make the decision between color and black-and-white after taking the image, but for the best translation, it’s not enough to simply desaturate the image or convert it to grayscale. Tom Bol shares his techniques for making the conversion from color to black-and-white, with the goal of producing a final image with rich tonality and bold presence. His tips include processes you can use in several popular apps, as well as dedicated black-and-white conversion software. To get you inspired, Tracey Clark’s “Beckoning Of Black & White” explores her love of…

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Tower Bridge Storm While on vacation in July 2010, Steve Hirsch was “fortunate” enough to have “this wonderfully stormy sky overhead” during his first visit to Tower Bridge. He and his wife were in London visiting their daughter who was attending college in the city. “I set up my tripod, took two shots and knew I had exactly what I wanted,” he recalls. Hirsch made some contrast adjustments in Lightroom 3 to bring out more of the sky, but he says the shot was “mainly just luck and a good sky.” Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm ƒ/4L USM, Benro tripod and circular polarizer Look Up Timothy Denehy didn’t realize he was standing directly under the Empire State Building until he looked up. While he was in Philadelphia for work, he decided…

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ZOOM TUBE The Pro-Optic Macro Zoomer is an extension tube that allows you to continuously adjust magnification without having to remove the lens and change tubes. The tube functions like a zoom lens. Rotating its “zoom” ring adjusts the magnification. Autofocus and auto-exposure operation are both preserved. The focusing range is between 46mm and 68mm. The Macro Zoomer is available for Canon and Nikon shooters. Estimated Street Price: $129. Contact: Pro-Optic (Adorama), (800) 223-2500, STEADY TELE If portraiture is your thing, you know how valuable the 70-200mm focal-length range is to your DSLR system. With its AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm ƒ/4G ED VR lens, Nikon now offers an impressive five stops of image stabilization through its Vibration Reduction technology. This not only helps at the longer telephoto end, but also in low-light situations…

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Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel (Little, Brown and Company, 2012; ISBN: 978-0-316-22770-4). Dog lovers everywhere will love Casteel’s playful take on man’s best friend. The award-winning photographer and animal-rights activist shot more than 80 portraits of dogs getting wet. Some of the photographs caused a lot of online buzz earlier this year, with millions of views on Facebook and Twitter. Night and Low-Light Photography: Photo Workshop by Alan Hess (Wiley, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-118-13822-9). Boost the look of those photos that were taken in the dark with this informative guide. It fills you in on everything from choosing the right gear and camera settings to postproduction editing. There are assignments at the end of every chapter so you can practice your skills. The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography, Fifth Edition:…

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project 365

January is a time of reflection. In the days leading up to the New Year, I hear the sounds of creativity bubbling from those around me as they dip their toes (maybe for the first time or maybe again after time away) into the deep waters of a yearlong photographic project. Welcome to Project 365. A yearlong project! There’s power in this, strength in beginning a new project and trust in moving forward into something slightly unknown. Will I finish? Will it fade? Will I find daily inspiration? Will I like what I see? These are the thoughts that swirl as you begin day 1/365. I had all these same thoughts. So, I asked myself why I was doing it. I had never succeeded at such a big project before. In fact, I…

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tips for staying on task with your 365 project:

1 | Bring your camera with you everywhere, always. 2 | Check your battery level each night. Charge it overnight so you’re ready to start shooting first thing in the morning. 3 | Keep a notebook handy with thoughts or ideas that come to mind. Take note of locations you want to revisit later. 4 | Take at least one shot in the morning. This might be all you get to before the day ends! The morning shot is what kept me true to my project. 5 | Take photo walks with friends or by yourself. A lunch break from work is best when a camera is in your hand. 6 | Surround yourself with supportive friends. Join other photographers on their 365 Project journey; Shutter Sisters 365 and Project 365 are both active Flickr…