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August 2005


How-To

  • Hue & Saturation


    Change and enhance color with precision using this adjustment tool



    The Hue/Saturation adjustment is found in most image-editing applications, and offers one of the best ways to change colors both globally and selectively. This easy-to-use tool creates remarkably different looks to your color images.
  • Stretching The Landscape


    Where is landscape photography going today? How might we as photographers find new inspiration and approaches to this classic subject?



    stretching the landscapeWhen it comes to tradition, landscape photography ranks up there with mom and apple pie. Photography got its start with landscapes as subjects since they remained motionless during the long exposures needed. As exploration of places like the American West began, landscape photography showed the world what these regions looked like. It was landscape photography that helped stimulate the formation of our national park system. Talk about traditional values!

Gear

  • From Field To Print


    Discover different tools to fit your photo needs and budget



    Good photography requires creativity and imagination. You also need the right tools to translate your vision to that final print. But like any art, there isn’t one perfect tool. Just as there’s diversity in nature, a variety of cameras, lenses and printers are available to help transform the snap of the shutter into your final image.
  • Gadget Bag: Bigger & Better


    Large-format printers deliver big size, big color and more



    Even a well-exposed and beautifully composed photo can lose something when printed small. A large print, particularly of a landscape or wildlife, draws you in. It allows you to become immersed in the scene, providing a taste of what it felt like when the shutter was released.
  • Nikon D50


    A capable new player at the budget end of the D-SLR spectrum


    The camera is compatible with the Nikon iTTL flash metering system for accurate flash exposures and the ability to use wireless auxiliary flash units. Shoot in virtually any lighting conditions by adjusting ISO sensitivity between ISO 200 and 1600. The Nikon F-mount is optimized for use with DX lenses, providing limited compatibility with older AF and MF Nikkor lenses. A five-area autofocus system features user-selectable target areas, with both focus priority and continuous focus modes.
  • Seeing The World As Black-And-White


    A new breed of inkjet printers is lighting the way for a resurgence in top-quality black-and-white printing from a desktop darkroom



    Everything old is new again. After lying dormant for more than a few years, black-and-white photography is growing explosively. Printer manufacturers are putting sizable resources into developing better ink and paper combinations, plus improved software and firmware, to generate black-and-white prints that surpass what was possible in the old wet darkroom. As the latest generation of products comes to market, we’re taking a look at the possibilities.

Columns

  • Three Capes Scenic Drive, Oregon


    Ninety miles southwest of Portland, Ore., is the Three Capes Scenic Drive, a 40-mile drive through one of the most spectacular stretches of scenery on the Oregon coast. The three capes—Cape Meares, Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda—are the main destinations on the loop, each with its own distinctive attractions.

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