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Digital Photo January - February 2016

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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3 reasons why photography is harder today, and more fun, than it’s ever been at any time in history.

HERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY 1 THAT LITTLE SCREEN CAN WORK AGAINST YOU While it’s awesome to see what you just took, your problems today start when you press the menu button. Now you see screen after screen of confusing controls and names that don’t make sense. Quite honestly, on any given make and model, I only use about 30 percent of those controls and I’m not 100 percent sure that even the folks at the camera manufacturers could tell you what they all even do. If they can’t, what chance do we have? 2 WE HAVE TO POST PROCESS OUR IMAGES OURSELVES I used to hand my rolls of film to a guy at a lab and he took care…

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add professional monitoring and recording to any sdi and hdmi camera with blackmagic video assist!

Blackmagic Video Assist is the ultimate on set production monitor and recorder for any SDI or HDMI camera! The large bright 5 inch monitor lets you see your framing and ensure you get absolutely perfect focus! The built in recorder uses common SD cards and records extremely high quality 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes or DNxHD files that are much better quality than most cameras can record and are compatible with all video software. Now it’s easy to add professional monitoring and recording to any camera! On Set HD Monitor Blackmagic Video Assist has an extremely bright and sharp full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution display that’s much bigger than the tiny built in display found on most cameras. Mount it directly to your camera or use a longer cable so it…

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b&w mastery!

Jamie MacDonald is uncompromising when it comes to his photography, especially his gritty, hyper-realistic black-and-white work. Thanks to specialized black-and-white settings found in all of the Olympus OM-D series cameras, including the new OM-D E-M5 Mark II, it’s possible to capture stunning monochrome images with this compact system that rivals those from the best DSLRs. CUSTOM SETTINGS FOR PRECISE B&W IMAGES The settings MacDonald dials into his Olympus camera allow him to quickly create tonally rich monochrome images without postproduction work, and these same settings enable any Olympus shooter to create lush and beautiful black-and-white photographs.The menu of the OM-D system allows photographers to adjust individual characteristics of a photograph, including adjustments to an image’s contrast, sharpness, tonal range and color gradation. For monochrome images, it’s also possible to dial-in…

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(PHOTO BY DAVID SCHLOSS) Retronym [re-truh-nim] Noun. A modification of a word or phrase created to modify the original meaning of a word after a new meaning has become common. Examples include personal computer (when computers shrank to the size of a desktop system), acoustic guitar (when electric guitars were invented) and film photography (when digital photography was invented). Black-and-white photography is a retronym. Until the 1930s, nearly all photography was black-and-white, and it wasn’t until the late 1940s and early 1950s that color photography took hold and “photography” changed from meaning a monochrome image to a color image.For the preceding 100 years, photography was devoid of color, and in some ways, that was part of the allure. Photographers were skilled at seeing the world in monochrome shades and…

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land scapes 2015 photo contest

FIRST PLACE“ETERNAL”PHOTOGRAPHER: NATHANIEL GONZALESThis photo was taken in Assateague Island National Seashore in eastern Maryland in May 2015. Composed before sunrise on a foggy morning, I was interested in capturing the patterns of lines and textures made by the incoming waves to the sandy shore. It was a never-ending cycle of waves, and each time it was different.See more of Nathaniel Gonzales’ photography at EOS 70D, Canon EF 18-200mm at 18mm, f/18, 1.6 sec., manual exposure, ISO 100, Manfrotto Befree tripod, LEE graduated neutral-density filters SECOND PLACE“THE MAGNIFICENT TETONS”PHOTOGRAPHER: SLOBODAN BLAGOJEVICI was in Grand Teton National Park in early October a few years ago. I was halfway on my way back to Jackson Hole, passing by the Teton Point Turnout, when I saw the break in the clouds. What…

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TWO NEW POWERSHOT CAMERAS FROM CANON One of the latest additions to Canon’s PowerShot G-series cameras, the G5 X is packed with lots of features so you don’t have to sacrifice functions like manual exposure control for a more portable camera. The big news—which may make G7 X owners jealous—is the addition of a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, as well as a fully articulated 3-inch touch-panelLCD. A 4.2x, ƒ/1.8-2.8 optical zoom gets you a usable focal range of 24-100mm.And, as a bonus, aspiring astrophotographers will love the camera’s easy-to-use trio of night sky options, Star Nightscapes, Star Trails and Star Timelapse movies. Price: $800.Like its G5 X sibling, the G9 X is built around a 20-megapixel sensor and offers full manual exposure controls, as well as RAW capture. But the…