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Understanding Canon EF-S, Nikon DX and similar lenses for small sensor digital SLR cameras

Canon, Nikon, Sony and most of the rest of the camera companies, plus the third party lens makers, like Tamron, Sigma, etc., all make two series of lenses, on designed for full frame digital SLRs and 35mm film cameras, and another range designed for use on their smaller sensor digital SLRs. But there is a […]

Web Strategy 101 for Creatives (Part 4) – Website Security

DIMi recently was hacked. It was an interesting experience, and, as always, we learned a lot from the experience. Hacking of sites is on the rise and there is reportedly a substantial increase in recent times, which is likely to continue. As NASA, various governments and large corporations have discovered, there is no such thing […]

Web Strategy 101 for Creatives (Part 3) – Website Design Options

We look at ways to develop your website, whether for photography, digital art, your business or whatever. Website One of the hardest things for people to realize, and especially photographers, artists and designers, is that their website should not be designed to suit them. Yes, that is what I said. Your website needs to be […]

After the Shoot, Part 2: Basic Image Adjustment in Adobe Camera RAW

This ongoing series of articles covers what do you do after you have taken the picture with your digital camera. In this part we examine the basics of working with Adobe Camera RAW. For many photographers Adobe Camera RAW is an essential part of their workflow if they shoot RAW and use Photoshop. Let’s look […]

Web Strategy 101 for Creatives (Part 2) – Site Hosting

As a creative, whether a hobbyist or a professional, artist, photographer or designer, a key thing is presenting our work. The Internet is one of the ways of doing this. But it is important to get it right. This series of articles covers the issues. Setup Site Hosting Once you have a domain name you […]

Web Strategy 101 for Creatives (Part 1) – First Steps

As a creative, whether a hobbyist or a professional, artist, photographer or designer, a key thing is presenting our work. The Internet is one of the ways of doing this. But it is important to get it right. This series of articles covers the issues. The Internet is, today, a core part of doing business. […]

Legal Issues and Photographers

Lately lots of questions about the law and how it applies to photographers have been appearing on the mailing lists I belong to. Here are some resources. There are many legal issues that can crop up for photographers and people using photographs in artwork or for other purposes. Two great resources for these questions are […]

Monochrome Part 1

Convert Color Images To Monochrome – Which Channel To Watch Monochrome, black and white or grayscale images are sometimes far more effective than color ones. Ansel Adams’ work is a good example, as is a Hitchcock movie. However, since most film shot is color and all digital cameras capture full color images, there is usually […]

Monochrome Part 2 Digital Toning

Your monochrome images don’t have to remain colorless. Adding selective color back into an image gives you total control of the crafting of your image, something photographers crave. This allows you to introduce exactly the color(s) you want. Conventional coloring of photographic images can be in one of two forms: toning and hand coloring. Toning […]

Choosing the Right Screen Ruling

This article covers screen ruling selections for a variety of print processes for the printing industry and pre-press professionals. Today’s advanced screening technologies present the print buyer andprepress manager with a seemingly endless variety of screen algorithmsfrom which to choose. How then does one choose the right screen rulingto deliver the best results on press? […]