Monthly Archives: November 2012

Take Control Sharpening in Photoshop

Most people who have experimented in Photoshop, especially those who shoot in raw, will have some experience of trying to sharpen an image. Sharpening increases the contrast between neighboring pixels resulting in the visual effect of a crisper image. It is typically the last processing step that should be performed on an image and is often used to enhance already well-focused images or in desperation to try and rescue elements of a photograph that weren’t captured in-focus when the shutter was pressed.

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera is an incredible device. Samsung‘s daring attempt to combine Android with serious compact camera has created what could be the gadget of the year. Like great fusion cuisine, it takes advantage of the strengths of its two components to overcome their weaknesses. The result: delicious progress.

Nikon debuted the first Android-powered camera, the CoolPix S800c, earlier this fall, but that product had issues. While the idea of running Android apps such as Instagram on a point-and-shoot was intriguing, Nikon’s implementation used a primitive version of Android (version 2.3 “Gingerbread”), which resulted in a buggy, shoehorned experience. Plus it only connected via Wi-Fi, so users couldn’t share pictures while on the go.

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The Hill Center Galleries Presents a Group Show of Local Artists : East City Art

“Guzzo”. Dilip Sheth. Phtoto Courtesy Hill Center Galleries.

Opening Reception: Thursday 6pm to 8pm.

The Hill Center is hosting a group exhibition featuring the following artists:

Geoff Ault

Tory Cowles

Tsolmon Damba

Warren Frederick

Nancy Freeman

Michele Hoben

Alice Jackson

Gordon Ritchie

Dilip Sheth


“Storm Brewing”. Michele Hoben. Photo Courtesy Hill Center Galleries.

Gallery Talk at 7:15 p.m. by Chris With, National Gallery of Art former coordinator of art information.

Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday 10am to 7pm

Saturday- 10am to 5pm

Sunday- Noon to 5pm

The Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

Visit the Hill Center online at

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What Makes You A Professional Photographer?

There are quite a few hot photography debates floating around the internet. Whether it’s HDR, watermarks, Nikon vs. Canon, Mac vs. PC, straight out of the camera vs. post processing; there’s certainly no shortage. One of the newer ones I’ve seen pop up recently is this big fuss over what makes a photographer a professional. This is a debate that I feel truly does have a black and white answer and shouldn’t be a debate at all. So let me explain and then let’s see if you agree…

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Elizabeth Messina: An Open Letter To President Obama

Dear President Obama,

I have sat down to write this letter dozens of times and always end up a bit tongue-tied. Please bear with me as I attempt to explain myself. Nine years ago I watched the image on a sonogram and heard the words from my doctor: “It’s a boy.” In that moment, my first emotion was fear. How was I going to raise a man? It seemed daunting, but perhaps nervousness is not uncommon for mothers of sons to experience. I also felt extremely aware that as a Caucasian woman having a son with a man of African American descent, my son would undoubtedly face issues in his life I would never fully understand … deep breaths …

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