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PHOTOGRAPHY
by khena/Khena (8,776) on December 2, 2002 7:42:35 PM CST

ow To Find Models, and How To Make Money Doing It.

Test of acid vs water wash to stop film development
by fabricator4/Chris (2,985) on May 22, 2005 1:38:41 AM CDT

This was a test to determine what affect if any substituting a water wash for stop bath has on film development.

Depth of field in 3 easy steps!
by simonparent/Simon (461) on October 8, 2002 7:19:58 PM CDT

Depth of field still escapes you? It's easy as 1-2-3!

Bit Depth
by qadirsh/Dr Qadir (1,195) on November 12, 2007 4:01:29 AM CST

Quality of photos basically depends upon bit depth.

Photographing Social Protest and Civic Activism
by nakamichi/Nathaniel (1,491) on July 15, 2008 9:47:30 AM CDT

Basic guide, originally developed for my students, on things to keep in mind when planning a social protest/civic activism photography project. Brief list of resources at the end.

Digital vs Film - Why?
by ahriman/Angra (1,125) on February 2, 2003 3:34:38 PM CST

A balanced view regarding the uses and place of digital in the armoury of the photographer.

Light Teaser
by deleted141154/deleted (3,917) on September 11, 2005 6:55:33 AM CDT

Brief intro to Light. Touches on Dirrection, Size, Volume, Contrast, and Color Temperature. This is not a technical article. Worded for laymen.

Depth of Field: DOF for Beginners
by superkev/Kevin (4,186) on June 11, 2002 12:11:55 PM CDT

A common critique on PhotoSIG is that the image lacks depth of field (DOF), or even that it has too much DOF. Here's a primer on DOF and how to manipulate it in your images.

Scanning B/W negatives: in search of shadow detail
by fabricator4/Chris (2,985) on June 19, 2005 2:56:46 AM CDT

One of the common complaints from B/W film users is that the scanning technology is not up to the task of dealing with a well developed negative with a wide tonal range.

Photography Step I Traditional, Step II Illustration
by commart/James (1,523) on August 19, 2006 10:15:39 AM CDT

A note toward the redefinition of photography culturally to interpret traditional and illustrative photo-emulation.

Basic Exposure Concepts
by bthebert/Bill (2,121) on April 9, 2003 5:34:38 PM CDT

A primer on basic concepts of exposure -- assembled from forum posts.

Reciprocity- an explanation.
by fallen1/Jeff (242) on December 11, 2002 2:41:23 AM CST

An explanation of reciprocity and how it effects your photos.

Characteristic curves for Fuji colour negative films
by fabricator4/Chris (2,985) on August 20, 2005 11:00:35 AM CDT

Characteristic curve plot of Fuji Superia 400. I hope to add other Fuji print films over time and do useful comparisons. Just for fun I've included a comparison curve for the 10D

Kodak tri-x rodinal - a compilation of experimentation
by rust/James (1,428) on July 27, 2005 5:09:48 PM CDT

An attempt to order and focus my own experimentations with tri-x developed in rodinal.

Color Temperature
by kalamity/Deniz (107) on December 5, 2002 10:55:22 PM CST

What is the Color Temperature and How to Correct Colors of light...

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