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Feature Articles— A listing of the various Feature Articles in the section

An Introduction to Digital Imaging— (First appeared inPhoto Techniques Magazine)

A Digital Printing Class— (First appeared inPhoto Techniques Magazine)

Gaussian Blur Overlays— A brief introduction to a valuable PhotoShop technique

An Introduction to Ilfochrome Printing— (First appeared inPhoto Techniques Magazine)

Perspective Adjustment in Photoshop  —  How to correct keystoning in landscape photographs

Astro Photography—  Astronomical images and articles

Solar Eclipse ’99— An essay on a trip to Bucharest Romania for the August 11, 1999 Eclipse

Solar & Eclipse Photography— How to do a day-time Polar Alignment for solar imaging

Digital B&W Printing— How to use monochrome inks to produce spectacular B&W inkjet prints

White Sky Blues— Fixing those ugly white skies with Photoshop

Four Seasons — A PhotoShop plug-in that will change your approach to landscape photography

Photographing Snow — Out-think your camera’s meter and get properly exposed snowscapes

Instant Photoshop— A quick-start guide to Photoshop for photographers

Curves — A Command Primer— Contributor Miles Hecker explains how to use Curves

Blended Exposures— A PhotoShop tutorial on merging highlight and shadow exposures

Camera Movements — Understanding Tilts and Shifts— Understanding view camera movements with 35mm and medium format cameras 

Contrast Maskingis a traditional technique applied within Photoshop for controlling contrast

Colour Theory— A look at formal colour theory written specifically for photographers

Understanding Bit Depth— a tutorial on hi-bit images and when and why to use them

Understanding Exposure— a tutorial on light measurement for beginners

Understanding Lens Contrast— a tutorial by Mike Johnston

Understanding Depth of Field— a tutorial on DOF, Hyperfocal distance and the Circle of Confusion

Focal Length & Depth of Field— a non-intuitive example and explanation

Understanding Polarizers— a tutorial on how to use the most important filter for colour photography 

Rangefinder Renaissance— a survey of the latest generation of rangefinder cameras

Documentary & Street Photography— discusses and illustrates techniques for doing street shooting.

Flying with Photo Equipment— Functioning in the new restrictive airline environment

A Technical View of Boke— Understanding this controversial subject. By Harold Merklinger

Lens Flare— a curious example that improved a poor photograph

Meteor Shower & Star Trail Photography— photographing astronomical phenomena without a telescope

Lightweight Backpacking For Photographers— appropriate field equipment suggestions by Mark Meyer

More About — Understanding Resolution— A re-publication of two important past articles, byRon Harris

Why Don’t They Get It?— thoughts on the foibles of the photographic industry  

 

Film & Formats  — Understand formats and film

ISO 400 Transparency Films— a test of a number of poor choices

Velvia Vs. Provia— Contributor Jonathan Sachs tests which film is best for digital scanning

Understanding Sharpness— The roles of resolution and acutance and how sharpness is measured

Understanding Medium Format— a primer on the jargon, and the equipment available

Stopping Down— Theory Vs. reality

Digital Cameras— Reports, reviews and commentary on the evolving world of high-end digital cameras and backs

Canon D30 Review— A reprint of my formal D30 review from the Mar/Apr 2001 issue ofPhoto Techniquesmagazine
Nikon 5700— The disappointment of the digicam

Canon Digital EOS-D30— An early hands-on review of Canon’s first digital SLR

ISO Comparison— You hardly lose any quality at ISO 400

RAW Vs. JPG— Comparing quality difference with RAW mode Vs. JPG

D30 Vs. Film— A controversial report on the 1st digital camera to better film

Video Review— Using the Belkin USB VideoBus to review D30 output on a notebook computer

BG-ED3— The battery grip for the D30. A must-have accessory

Custom Function 12— The most useful Custom Function on the D30

Digital is Not Film— The raw files is a score to be played

Aurora— On my sixth day of testing, an Aurora.

A D30 Portfolio— Photographs taken with the D30 along with technical discussions

The Digital Wallet— A flawed but useful product for D30 owners

A D30 Zoo Day— A rainy day with the D30 and a 300mm f/2.8L IS at the zoo

Sigma 14mm— A review of a v e r y wide lens that mates well with the D30

ST-E2—Fixing the D30’s autofocus problems with a remote infra-red trigger.

CRW Bridge— A shareware utility for viewing RAW files instantly full-screen

BreezeBrowser— the best program yet for viewing and converting D30 RAW files

isoR— A review of two PhotoshopActionsthat reduce noise in high ISO images taken with the D30

High-Pass Sharpening— A unique approach to image sharpening in Photoshop   

Canon EOS D60— a field report on Canon’s latest 6MP digital SLR

Canon D60 Vs. Medium Format— can a 35mm sized DSLR equal Medium Format image quality?

D60 First Impressions— an exclusive commentary by famous scientist and author, Harold Merklinger

Butterfly Macro Photography— a Canon D60 portfolio using the Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro and MR14EX Ringlight

An Open Letter to Kodak— Thoughts on Kodak’s high-end digital strategy

Canon EOS 1Ddigital SLR — a first review of a full production camera
Living With The Canon 1D— 6 months of experience with Canon’s Pro-level DSLR, byBill Caulfeild-Browne

Canon EOS 1D— a reprint of my formal review which recently in the March/April issue of Photo Techniques magazine

A Month in New Zealand  With the Canon EOS 1D— by Bill Caulfeild-Browne

Best 5 Digital Cameras of 2001— a reprint of my article from Photo Techniques magazine 

Counting Megapixels— all megapixels are not created equal
A Hands-on Field Report on the Canon EOS 1Ds— 7 days with the newest DSLRPart 2—Part 3—Part 4—Part 5

Canon S30 as Meter— using a digital point-&-shoot as a portable histogram and meter when shooting large format

Digital Camera Image Quality— the mathematical basis for what some of us have been seeing, by Miles Hecker
White Balance & Exposure— Studio settings for perfect exposure and white balance, byGrant Tiddy

Filters & Other Tools— Using and understanding polarizers, colour enhancing filters and graduated filters in the age of PhotoShop

A Comparison of Colour Enhancing Filters— Lee, Sing-Ray and Tiffen filters compared

The Cokin Blue/Yellow Polarizer— An on-location evaluation of this useful and unique filter

PalmPilot Software for Photographers— Invaluable on-location software tools

Pocket PC Programs for Photographers— Invaluable on-location software tools

Polarizing Filters— A beginner’s introduction  

 

Tripods & Heads— The most critical equipment needed for ultra-sharp images

Meters— A review of the Sekonic L508 II multifunction light meter

An Incident Light-metering Tutorial— A tutorial for beginners on how and why to use an incident lightmeter

Briot’s View— Articles and a monthly column by photographer Alain Briot

Be Prepared— On the importance for photographers toBe Prepared 

Briot’s Books— Famous photographer Alain Briot recommends his favourite landscape photography books 

Panoramics— Fascinating panoramic photographs of the Southwest by Briot taken with the Fuji 617 camera system

Using the Fuji 617— An essay by Briot on the "whys" of using the Fuji 617 panoramic camera

Displays— The amazing Apple Cinema Display

4X5" — The Agony and the Ecstasy— Large format landscape photography

Seeing The Light — Sunrise at White Sands— A essay on "seeing" 

Matting Photographs— the why and how of this essential art

George Lamont Mancuso— a remembrance of a fascinating photographer

Shipping Your Photographs— how to do it properly when you sell your work

Homage to Edward Curtis— recreating an iconic historical photograph from the American West, by Alain Briot  

 

The Art of Photography— Why we do it  

Essays onUnderstanding LightandSelecting Focal Lengths

Focal Length Comparison— Six photographs showing the coverage of different focal length lenses

On Photography  — Why We Pursue Our Passions 

The Cost of a Photographic Adventure— How to plan a major photographic trip for under $1000 

What Photography Isn’t—An essay on the art ofexclusionin photography

Same Old Shot, Different Day—Revisiting familiar locations for better photography

A Parable— Some thoughts on the importance of high-end equipment

Veracity— A rebuttal to an anti-digital-image-processing debate

Epson as Art— A commentary onThe New York Timesreview of Epson’s traveling exhibit of inkjet prints

Practice Makes Perfect— A essay of the issue of practicing our art and craft

On Location— Thoughts on the dangers and rewards of wilderness photography, along with some suggestions

The Project— Some suggestions on how to motivate your photography, along with two linked Projects

Where & When— An essay on Photographic Control

Leica Lens Compendium— A review of a major new (2001) book on lens design in general and the history of Leica lenses in particular. 

Country Fairs and Midways— A photo essay from theCanadian National Exhibition

A Midway Portfolio— A photo essay by John Brownlow done at the same time as the above.

Variations— Looking at how photographic variations of different sorts change the outcome

B&W Revival— an exploration of the effect that digital image processing has had on B&W photography

Selling Your Photographs— an insightful article by Alain Briot on selling ones photographs

Is Large Format Really “Best”?  — A controversial look at the issues involved with large format photography

Handmade— An examination of the status of inkjet prints as Objet D’art 

Image Security— Protecting your negatives and slides from disaster

In Memoriam— My first photograph taken after the World Trade Center tragedy — one that attempts to summarize my feelings

Ansel Adams At 100— A review of a significant new book about America’s foremost landscape photographer 

Dream Street— A review of a book and exhibition of work by W. Eugene Smith

Backpacking Photography— how to reach remote destinations with all your gear, by Jim Chow

Trekking Photography— shooting in the Himalayas, by Dave Thompson

The Three P’s and L’s of Photography— six rules for producing quality images

Parade photography— a street shooting portfolio and how-to

Twin Sons of Different Mothers— a look at both the conscious and unconscious elements that contribute to how photographers create images

Digital Camera Resolution Demystified— by JR Geoffrion

Procession— A street photography opportunity

Making Mega-Prints— how one photographer makes 15 foot-wide prints, by Nick Rains

Self Critiquing— The making of a photograph

Racing Photography— photographing professional auto races, byLee Carney

Night Landscape Photography— using the digital Canon D60 to photograph moonlit and starlit scenes

Enigma Variations— Analyzing a critical factor in successful street photography