January 2014 Table Of Contents

On The Cover
In this month’s issue we explore special effects techniques in lighting, software, and lenses. We also take a look at an easy web building software, check out more of the latest LED lighting solutions, and feature some work from photographers who take their portrait work a step further using modern tools for a classic “painterly” technique.


48 Roundup
Covering The Photo Beat
by C.A. Boylan

52 Digital Innovations
New Year, New Tools, And A New Outlook
by Joe Farace

60 Classic Cameras
American Oddities
by John Wade

66 Digital Help
Q&A For Digital Photography
by David B. Brooks

76 Bower Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Lens
A Tilt/Shift For A Variety Of Mounts
by George Schaub

92 Film Simulation Software Shootout
DxO FilmPack 4 Vs. Alien Skin Exposure 5
by George Schaub

100 Corel PaintShop Pro X6
Is It The Best Deal Ever For 64-Bit Editing Power?
by Jon Sienkiewicz

106 Under Construction With jAlbum
More Than A Simple Website Creator
by George Schaub

Image Tech

68 Nikon Coolpix A
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub

72 Olympus E-P5
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub


112 Bowens Mosaic LED Light Panels
Big & Bright LEDs
by Joe Farace


118 Book Excerpt
Painter Showcase
by Cecil Williams

120 Sunstar Photos
Creative Diffraction Effects
by Josh Miller

122 Edge Lighting Effects
A Three-Light Setup, With Modifiers
by James Patrick

148 Business Trends
The Family Portrait Business
by Maria Piscopo


18 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

26 Turning Point
Station Man
by Barry Tanenbaum

28 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

32 On The Road
Mindful Shooting
by Blaine Harrington

40 Locations
In The Outback, With Camera
by David W. Shaw


14 Editor’s Notes