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Digital PhotoDigital Photo

Digital Photo June 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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AS WE GO TO press with this issue, we’re wrapping up the judging phase of our annual Black & White Photo Contest. Like all of our contests, we received a lot of stunning images, making it very tough to select just 30 finalists from thousands of entries. Check out the finalists on our website, www.dpmag.com. Winners will be showcased in the next issue.There’s also still time to vote for your favorites in our Perfect Portraits Photo Contest—your vote helps determine the People’s Choice winner. And, if you haven’t entered one of our contests yet, it’s a great way to get your photo seen by your fellow photographers, win great prizes and maybe even have your image published here in Digital Photo.We’ve got some terrific articles in this issue, from inspiration…

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HUMAN CANVAS is a celebration of the human form as seen through multiple prisms. One facet reflects traditional cultures throughout the globe; another, camouflage in nature; and yet another, the elements of design,” says master photographer Art Wolfe.“Human Canvas is the end result of multiple influences. The work has ended up with three distinct lineages: Abstract, Clay and Pigment. All of the individual works within are connected by the idea of the human form seen in a different way, and it gains its resonance and strength from being a hybrid of two media. Everything I do is with the intent to inspire, uplift and to inform my audience of the beauty in the world.”“Each photograph in Human Canvas begins with a painting—a background incorporating the decisive placement of hand-drawn designs…

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NEW COMPACT FOVEON CAMLast year, Sigma upgraded its DP1 and DP2 APS-C compact cameras with the unique 46-megapixel (three stacked 15.3-megapixel layers) Foveon X3 sensor from their flagship SD1 Merrill DSLR, creating the well-received DP1 and DP2 Merrill (with built-in 19mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle and 30mm ƒ/2.8 normal lens, respectively, each lens designed specifically for the camera and sensor). Now comes the DP3 Merrill, with the same sensor, but a 50mm ƒ/2.8 short telephoto (equivalent to a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera). The cameras are named in honor of the man who originally developed the Foveon X3 sensor. Recording all three primary colors at every pixel site, the Foveon sensor produces higher resolution than conventional Bayer-array sensors or equivalent horizontal-by-vertical pixel count, and combined with the sensor-specific lenses in the…

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a perspective least expected

Early on in my career as a photographer, I found certain things that I most enjoyed about the job. Creating images for clients that had an artistic flare, evoked emotion and, most of all, captured what I call a “perspective least expected.”In portrait photography, expression is everything, it’s true, but I challenged myself to seek that out in ways that went beyond obvious cues of my subject’s face. I would shoot unique angles, seek out expressive gestures and capture my subject matter through unanticipated points of view. It’s amazing how much emotion, enchantment and even whimsy can be found in the unexpected.Time and time again, myfavorite images were those captured from a unique perspective or composed in a way that felt fresh and new. Thankfully, they were often the images…

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sports photography

It’s amazing how far cameras have evolved during my career. Most of my very early stop-action photographs, such as football, involved a “zone focus” system where I focused on a precise spot and waited for action to hit that target. I still use this method today when I want to eliminate any chance of error. With my old Speed Graphic camera, I had a focus-assist lever that allowed me to quickly shift from one zone to another when needed. For rapid action, I used a Graphmatic back that held six sheets of film.When 35mm cameras became popular, I learned to “follow focus” along with the action. Professional photographers used this method for a period of nearly 30 years. I learned to quickly wind my Leica cameras by dragging my right…

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passion for color

LEARN TO USE COLOR DELIBERATELY TO EVOKE EMOTION AND DEEPEN THE NARRATIVE OF YOUR IMAGESI love color. I seek it out, and fill my frame with as much as possible. It’s a continual and consistent theme in my work. I like to be bold and playful with all the colors of the spectrum. The color within a photograph can draw the eye into the frame, evoke emotion and— depending on the subject matter and intention of the photographer—can help inform the overall mood of the shot.Color brings vibrant life to photographic images and can be used to help tell a visual story.THE THEORY OF COLORIn color theory, there’s a color wheel that illustrates and organizes color hues, showing relationships between colors. The wheel shows primary colors: red, yellow and blue.…

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