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2009 marks the 9th annual celebration of the pinhole camera: one of the oldest photographic tools, used to create photos without a lens. Anyone, anywhere in the world, who takes a pinhole photograph on the last Sunday in April (the 26th this year), can scan their image and upload it to the website where it will become part of this premier gallery of lenless photography. If you haven’t already, get creative and build your own pinhole camera (google has a wealth of sites to walk you through it) to see how creative you can get without the use of your…

It used to be if you wanted your photos and artwork gallery wrapped, it involved a lot of time & money – not to mention outsourcing it to your local framing shop. Now, with Hahnemuhle’s easy-to-use DIY system: Stick and Stretch, you can have professional-quality gallery wrapped prints in no time. This innovative product allows you to Gallery Wrap your Canvas or other laminated images quickly and cleanly and without the use of any special tools. The system consists of easy-to-use fastening components and stretching frames to accommodate most popular imaging formats. With two versions (Standard & Pro) that run…

As part of CONTACT 2009, an intimate shooting workshop for both professional and amateur photographers is being held as part of the Magnum Photo Workshop Toronto. The 5-day event is open to the public (tuition will set you back $1,250 USD) and participants will get hands-on instruction and review sessions with their choice of one of 6 Magnum Photographers (Bruno Barbey, Chien-Chi Chang, David Alan Harvey, Alex Majoli, Peter Marlow or Mark Power.) You’ll also get a pass for the week-long photo lecture series taking place each evening at The Drake Hotel. It should be noted that this isn’t a…

Vistek has just launched what has to be the most comprehensive Manfrotto site in Canada. A world-wide favourite with their innovative tripods, heads and lighting support systems, Manfrotto is a name known to photographers, videographers & lighting experts. The Manfrotto Brand Site highlights product arrays for Lighting & Camera Support in an organized, succinct and logical fashion. Everything you’ve ever wanted (or needed) to know about Manfrotto can be found now at Vistek.

Editors Note: Instant Photoshop | From Luminous Landscape was originally written by Michael Reichmann for Luminous Landscape and has been reproduced with permission. A Fast-Start Introduction to Photoshop For Photographers When photographers switch from the traditional chemical darkroom to PC-based desktop image processing the hardest part of the learning curve is learning Photoshop. This program is one of the most sophisticated pieces of software ever designed and now with 10 years+ of revisions and enhancements presents a daunting challenge to the newcomer. The rapid expansion in popularity of digital SLRs mean as well that a lot of traditional camera users are making a…

Editors Note: An Approach to CMYK | From Luminous Landscape was originally written by Michael Reichmann for Luminous Landscape and has been reproduced with permission. An Approach to CMYK I have written this article specifically for Photoshop professionals should they desire to understand the CMYK Colour Space and the ability to separate RGB to CMYK files specifically for Press operations. When desktop printers were first marketed they were generally Postscript devices. This is a language that describes a page to a printer, a universal language that enabled everyone to print to everyone’s printer, provided Postscript was employed. Postscript was at the time the…

Editors Note: Photographing Snow | From Luminous Landscape was originally written by Michael Reichmann for Luminous Landscape and has been reproduced with permission. Photographing Snow Come winter, nothing frustrates photographers more than poor exposures due to extensive amounts of snow in the scene. Here are some ways of dealing with this problem. Brightly lit snow is about 1.5 – 2 stops brighter than 18% (medium) grey — which is what your hand-held or built in camera meter expects to see. Therefore, when metering a scene with large expanses of snow the meter (which doesn’t know the difference between water, grass or snow) —…

Editors Note: Auto Racing Photography | From Luminous Landscape was originally written by Lee Carney for Luminous Landscape and has been reproduced with permission. Auto Racing Photography Introduction Every weekend of the year, at hundreds of locations around North America, people gather to race motorized vehicles of every description. From stock cars to motorcycles, from open wheel cars to power boats, motor racing is a grand spectacle of speed and power. The bright colours, the blazing speed and the unique environment make motor races an exciting place to create memorable images. The skills you need to capture effective images of motor racing…

Editors Note: Documentary and Street Photography | From Luminous Landscape was originally written by Michael Reichmann for Luminous Landscape and has been reproduced with permission. Documentary and Street Photography “In photography, creation is a quick business — an instant, a gush, a response — putting the camera up to the eye’s line of fire, snatching with that economical little box whatever it was that surprised you, catching it in midair, without tricks, without letting it get away. You make a painting at the same time that you take a photo.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson In the Beginning While I am primarily known these days…

Editors Note: Giving Your Photos A Glow | From Luminous Landscape was originally written by Glenn E. Mitchell II, Ph.D. for Luminous Landscape and has been reproduced with permission. Giving Your Photos A Glow Adding A Diffuse Glow To Your Images I was looking at some of the recent work of Michael Reichmann. I was struck by one of the photos from a fair in Seville. Michael added a diffuse glow to a group of women, and it really added a defining touch to the image. It gave the image a dreamy look, as if the image truly was painted with light.…


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