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The Editors  |  Mar 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Helpful hints for better people-pictures

1. Use the Best Focal Length
The best lens for portraits is more often than not a short telephoto—85-135mm for a 35mm camera. Why? Because short teles produce a good head size at a shooting distance that produces pleasant perspective. If you use a wide-angle lens, you have to move very close to your subject to get a good head...

The Editors  |  Feb 01, 2002  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

 

Magic disks for the photographer

Photo filters can improve your photos, whether you shoot them with a pro camera or a point-and-shoot model, on film or digitally, still or camcorder. That's why filters exist. They're not essentials, but lots of serious photographers use them. Read on...

The Editors  |  Jan 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Here are 10 ways to get your creative juices flowing . . . and some great photos

1. Discover Your Own Backyard

If you put your mind to it, you can find lots of neat photo subjects right in your own backyard. (If you live in an apartment and don't have a formal backyard, don't worry—this assignment is about...

The Editors  |  Sep 01, 2001  |  0 comments

This year, 2001,
marks the 75th year that F.J. Westcott has been doing business. Known
today as a leader in manufacturing light modification equipment, the company
started out as an umbrella company, wholesaling to dry goodssto...

The Editors  |  Apr 01, 2001  |  1 comments

You don't need a studio or fancy equipment to shoot fascinating portraits. Here are 10 tips to help you make better photos of family and friends, whether you shoot with film or digital cameras.

1. Avoid Midday Sunlight

Midday sun is too harsh, and comes from too high an angle, to produce a flattering portrait. It...

The Editors  |  Feb 27, 2001  |  4 comments

Improvements in capabilities and ease of use make the most popular pro image-editing program even better

Adobe Photoshop was introduced 11 years ago this month, and it's been the photo-editing tool of choice for most serious photographers and desktop-publishing professionals ever since. Does that make it the right one for you? Well, if you're serious about digital...

The Editors  |  Feb 01, 2001  |  0 comments

Just as when you put a new lens on your camera, loading black and white rather than color film makes you see differently. The images you make deal in the gray scale world, where tone and texture and an exciting range of light can be found. There are deep blacks, bright...

The Editors  |  Dec 27, 2000  |  0 comments

Winter is one of the most beautiful times of year, providing everything from sunny-clear to blizzards for the phtoographer to capture on film or memory card. Here are 10 ideas for you to try this winter.

1. A Touch of Color

Winter snow can be a beautiful photo subject, but a photo of just snow can be pretty dull. You...

The Editors  |  Jun 01, 2000  |  0 comments

Back in our July 1998 issue, we gave you seven hot tips for great summer photos. As summer approaches this year, we present you with seven more hot summer photo tips.

1. Bug Somebody!

Summer bugs can be annoying. But they can also make great photo subjects—challenging, and rewarding. Because insects are on the smallish side, you'll probably need some type of close-up...

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