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Digital Chat – SilverFast Archive Suite (full review)

By Paul Burwell If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of slides and negatives still kicking around from the “old” days. And like me, I’m sure you’ve also sworn to get them finally archived as digital files so you can upgrade them to the digital realm. With some recent technological advances in hardware […]

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Digital Chat – Paul’s 10 Tips for Better Digital Photography (preview)

Story and photography by Paul Burwell I teach hundreds of students the basics of digital photography each year.  Through that teaching experience, along with my own trials and tribulations, I’ve been able to put together a list of tips that will help you get the most out of your digital photography.  Listed in traditional countdown […]

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Digital Chat — Where Does the Sparkle Go? (preview)

  Story and Photography by Paul Burwell We received an email question about choosing a good monitor. The photographer who asked the question wondered why it was that after photographing gems and jewellery all the colours looked about right, but the “sparkle” was missing. Let’s tackle this question. While thinking about this problem, my first […]

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Digital Chat — The Lying LCD Display and What to do About it (preview)

Digital photographers universally love the instantaneous feedback they can get from looking at their images on the back of the camera. However, did you know that what you see can often be extremely misleading? Keep reading for tips on how to overcome your camera LCD’s tendency to fib.   Have you ever been out making […]

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Digital Chat — Insatiable Desire for Sharpness (full story)

Sharp images. It’s one of those things that many photographers crave and are almost addicted to. When I encounter photographers obsessing about sharpness, I’m reminded of this quote from legendary photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson: “I am constantly amused by the notion that some people have about photographic technique–a notion which reveals itself in an insatiable craving […]

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Digital Chat — The Cleaning Conundrum (preview)

If your digital camera has lenses that can be removed and interchanged, it’s only a matter of time until you get dust and debris on the camera’s sensor. When enough “junk” accumulates and starts to show in your photos you can waste valuable time de-spotting the images in software. Eventually, you’ll need to break down […]

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Digital Chat — A Handy Gadget That’s Easy To Bring Along (preview)

Story and Photography by Paul Burwell Your camera’s metering system sucks. Don’t worry, so does mine. It doesn’t matter if your camera cost $500 or $5,000 because their metering systems all suffer from one flaw — the camera’s light meter can only read the light reflecting off your subject. This wouldn’t matter if all objects […]

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Digital Chat — Micro focus lens adjustments (full story)

Story and photography by Paul Burwell One of the things that the digital revolution forever changed about photography is the insatiable search for sharpness. And not just sharp images, but tack sharp images. Now that it’s easy to view our images on our giant home monitors and to zoom in to the pixel level, a […]

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