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January 1, 2006

Online presence and ways it can work for you

If there’s truth to the maxim, it may explain why online photo hosting services are flourishing as the world becomes more familiar and more comfortable with digital imagery and sharing photos online with friends and family. Globally, more individuals are shopping, comparing, planning and conducting their business online. The Internet offers not just include specific products, but also services, including those of the professional photographer.

For the professional photographer offering online photo albums creates a great impression. Clients and their family and friends can view, share, and order photos, adding more sales via reprint orders and referrals for future business.

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EXCERPT: Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One

200512bc_pscs2_1on1Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned Photoshopper, without expert guidance you might never get further than sliding your mouse across the surface of Photoshop's true capability. "Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One," the number-one selling Photoshop tutorial book updated for CS2, can help you master this most powerful-and daunting-of graphic tools. A straightforward, step-by-step user's guide to Photoshop and the new features of CS2, Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One will show you how to take full advantage of all that Photoshop offers.

"Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One" by Deke McClelland, published by Deke Press/O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-10096-5, $39.95 USA

Download Lesson 3: Correcting Color Balance

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Watch QuickTime Total Training Video: Variations and Camera Raw


Painter tips from Karen Sperling

Impressionist style

Painting ©2005 Karen Sperling

This is a painting I created in the Impressionist style in Corel Painter IX from a photo by Zarek. I wanted to put the little girl into a chair in a garden, so I composited the original photos before painting it.

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Pro review bonus: Canon EOS 5D

Filling the niche between the 20D and the Mark II, the new Canon DSLR combines speed and performance in a compact camera.

By Ron Eggers

Canon’s new EOS 5D full-frame digital single lens reflex camera is in a class by itself. Positioned in the market between the 20D and the least expensive Mark II—what Canon calls the “premium DLSR market”—it’s suitable for a broad range of professional applications.

Priced just over $3,000, the 5D is less expensive than the lowest-priced Mark II, and holds its own against those models in speed and performance. The 5D is designed around a 13.3-megapixel effectively), with maximum resolution of 4,368x2,912 pixels. With 8.2-micron pixels, the 5D’s second-generation Canon CMOS chip is a significant redesign of the original, engineered for lower power consumption and less noise distortion, particularly in shadow detail.

Here you'll find three additional photos taken with the Canon EOS 5D, and links to download the full-size images to take a closer look.

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ACDSee Pro Photo Manager: Organizing and editing for wedding photographers

200601bc_acdsee01A Wedding Photographer's Dream: How to effectively organize and edit your photos

By Paul Ellis

Shooting digital photography is both a blessing and a curse. For example, following a wedding party from 5am until late in the night can easily leave a trail of photographs numbering in the thousands; even more so when you factor in a second shooter and an assistant. Throw in the ever-demanding goal of trying to capture all the moments, unexpected delights, and emotions of a wedding day and you end up with a lot of hits and misses. The wedding may be over, but your work has just begun. Reviewing all of these images to identify the keepers, toss the rejects, and ultimately make the client happy are not easy tasks. The end of the shoot marks the start of the tedious post-production workflow process.

This “how-to” will help explain how ACD Systems’ new professional product, ACDSee Pro Photo Manager, can facilitate easy organization and editing of your photos after the shoot.

Read the full tutorial.

2006 PPA Education Guide

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) provides its members with outstanding educational opportunities through its annual events, PPA-Merited classes, and its PPA Affiliate School Network. The downloadable Education Guide below has been made as comprehensive as possible, containing information that was current and available at the time of printing. Please use this guide as a reference tool and visit www.ppa.com for the most current information on PPA and Affiliate School events, or contact each school directly.

Get the 2006 Education Guide.

About January 2006

This page contains all entries posted to Professional Photographer Magazine Web Exclusives in January 2006. They are listed from oldest to newest.

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