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SNAPSHOT - PHOTO NEWS FROM BETTERPHOTO.COM
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Welcome to SnapShot, the weekly newsletter on
the art of photography from
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IN THIS ISSUE - Monday, May 26, 2003
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* SPOTLIGHT: Summer School - Online PhotoCourses™ at BetterPhoto
* BETTERPHOTO: April Photo Contest Winners!!!
* BETTERPHOTO: A Call to BetterPhoto Members - We Need Your Help: Phase II
* BETTERPHOTO: This Summer: A Great Time To Take An Online PhotoCourse™
* PHOTO TRIVIA QUESTION: Light Clues in Photos / Does Whatever A Spider Can
* THIS WEEK'S TIP: Don't Be Shy; Step Right Up
* NEW PHOTO Q&A 1: Entered Wrong Photo
* NEW PHOTO Q&A 2: Glare From Glasses
* NEW PHOTO Q&A 3: Robert Capa
* NEW PHOTO Q&A 4: Push Procesing vs. Over Exposing
* NEW PHOTO Q&A 5: Troubleshooting Streak
* NEW PHOTO Q&A 6: Backdrops for Portraits
* CONTINUING PHOTO Q&A 1: How to Accentuate the Blue Sky Over Mountains?
* CONTINUING PHOTO Q&A 2: My Film Came Out Blank!


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WHAT'S NEW AT BETTERPHOTO.COM
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Welcome to the 115th issue of SnapShot!

Hi

Yahoo! The April photo contest has finally been judged! The winners are now up on the site. And just in time... the May contest ends at the end of this week ;-)

The summer session is shaping up to be a great one - it looks like many of you were just waiting for a time when you could take a course during the slow season. We currently have 13 courses to choose from, with one more on the way...

Lastly, we are continuing our grassroots, word of mouth campaign to help get BetterPhoto more well-known on a national and global level. The more we can do this, the better we can make the site. So thanks in advance to all of you who contribute so much to both the site and to promoting it to friends and family. We appreciate your support.

Have another fun-filled photographic week!
Jim Miotke
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April Photo Contest Winners!!!
A big congratulations to Kenneth Kwan for his Grand Prize winning Graphic Elements image, entitled "Spiral". Also a big round of applause to Rene Asmussen, Deborah Curry, Debi Bishop, Tracey Taylor, and Terri Cervi for their stunning and fun First Place prize winning photographs. Excellent work to all of the winners - bravo!

Enjoy the contest winners at:
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A Call to BetterPhoto Members - We Need Your Help: Phase II
In a recent survey, many members told us that they wanted to help get the word out about BetterPhoto. As we mentioned last time, we were blown away by the response. So over the next several months, we will be presenting new ways that you can help get the word out about BetterPhoto. Your word of mouth advertising is extremely important to the survival and success of BetterPhoto.com.

Last time, we asked you to simply link to BetterPhoto - a big heartfelt thanks to everyone who did. We really appreciate your support.

Phase Two:
This week, we want to make sure you were aware of our "Tell a Friend" page. To automatically inform a friend, family member, or colleague of BetterPhoto.com, use the following Web page. This is a great way to share BetterPhoto with friends and family:
http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/TellAFriend.asp

And if you still want to link to BetterPhoto - it's never too late. Here is a Web page with information and graphics you can use. Again, thank you very much for your support:
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This Summer: A Great Time To Take An Online PhotoCourse™
For our online photo courses, you can learn the art of photography without leaving the comfort of your own home (very much, at least). You don't need to be sign on at a particular time. All you do is sit back and let the lessons come to you. They are sent weekly - you get to complete the assignment according to your own schedule, in your own sweet time. Shortly thereafter, the instructor will review your work and tell you what works and what you need to improve. What could be a better way to learn photography?

"Photographing Children" with Vik Orenstein
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"Fine Art Flower Photography" with Tony Sweet
Master the art of photographing floral beauty:
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"Photo Marketing" with Bryan F. Peterson
Learn how to make a living with your camera:
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All photo course offerings can be viewed at:
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P.S. Want to Do An On-Location Photo Workshop? Join Tony Sweet in Acadia!
BetterPhoto instructor Tony Sweet will be leading an on-location photography workshop June 26-29, 2003. Enjoy early summer in the beautiful Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine. This scenic National Park offers rugged, although accessible, coastline, pink granite rock formations, majestic cliffs, hidden ponds and lakes and a variety of wildflowers... incredible photography opportunities enhanced by the in-depth instruction of Tony Sweet.

Sign up for this workshop by June 5th. Tony keeps his workshops small (no more than 12 participants) and the deadline is fast approaching:
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PHOTO TRIVIA QUIZ OF THE WEEK
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Last week, we asked:
In which movie does a mom - played by Toni Collette - see a suspicious flare of light next to numerous photos of her son?

The first, best answer - entered by BettterPhoto member Yakir Zuris:
The Sixth Sense

To see all answers to this question, visit:
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And Now... This Week's Photo Trivia Question - Does Whatever A Spider Can - entered by BettterPhoto member Jim Miotke

In the recent movie version of Stan Lee's classic superhero, how much does Peter Parker get for his first freelance photography sale? Who buys his pictures and what are they of? Lastly, given the conditions in which they were shot, could anyone have ever produced such photographic results? Why not?

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THIS WEEK'S PHOTO TIP
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Don't Be Shy; Step Right Up
Many photographers overly worry about model releases when photographing other people. They hear stories about lawsuits and angry subjects and they reasonable become very concerned and shy when it comes to photographing a stranger. It is all too easy to let this concern stop you from taking pictures of people. But don't let this worry immobilize you. Next time you go out shooting, bring along a standard, boiler-plate model release and simply ask the first photogenic person you see if they would mind. Tell them what you are working on - whether it be your own freelance work, a potential magazine article, etc. Offer to trade them their modeling services for a free 5" x 7" or 8" x 10" print. Just give it a try... if they say no, simply move on and ask another. You'll be amazed at how much fun this can make your photographic outings.

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PHOTOGRAPHY Q&A - NEW THIS WEEK
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NEW QUESTION 1: Entered Wrong Photo
I accidently uploaded and entered the wrong photo. can I "un" enter the photo, or should I just enter again tomorrow?

- Tracy M. Carlton

ANSWER 1:
Hi Tracy,
It is easiest to enter the correct photo the next day. If you would still like the first photo to be deleted, please send an email to BetterPhoto Support, who can do that for you. Include the title of the photo, as well as any other info you can to help her find it. The photoID# is particularly helpful.

- Jim at BetterPhoto.com

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NEW QUESTION 2: Glare From Glasses
I do a little photography on the side, but I am having trouble with the glare on glasses. I get it even it I bounce the flash, it seems. Can anyone help?

Thanks

- Kellie Dailey

ANSWER 1:
Hi, Kellie. You might try using your polarizing filter to cut back on glare. As for the flash, I'm not sure how to do this except just trial and error. Are you shooting digital or film? Either way, you can also use a screen (softbox) on your flash to help with glare. Try the softbox attachment with your flash both bounced and straight on your subject to see what you get. There are a couple of good companies out there who make softbox attachments for most flash guns. If you're using the on-camera flash, you can make your own softbox by taping a piece of thin printer paper, or some other "see-thru" material you can find around the house, to the flash head. IT's not perfect, but it does work.

Hope this helps!

- Piper Lehman

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ANSWER 2:
Reducing reflections in glasses is all about geometry. You need to either get the flash at an angle that doesn't reflect in the glasses or tilt the glasses at such an angle that they don't reflect. That's simply a matter of having the eyeglass wearer raise the legs of his glasses slightly above his ears to make the plane of his lenses face down.

Diffusing the flash as suggested above will do nothing to eliminate the reflection. If you use a softbox it will only make the reflection larger. And putting tissue over a flash to "diffuse" it is a myth. The only way to diffuse light is to increase it's size relative to your subject. Placing a material over your flash does nothing more than cut down the amount of light emanating from the flash.

- Jeff S. Kennedy

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NEW QUESTION 3: Robert Capa
I just got this email and thought I'd pass it along if anyone was interested:

Hi all, the national PBS airdate for Robert Capa in Love and War is this Wednesday evening, May 28. Times vary so check local listings! Also watch for features in this Sunday's New York Times television section, the Washington Post, et al.

Here's some early press for those of you who haven't seen it.

Elvis Mitchell in NY Times, Monday January 20, 2003:
Anne Makepeace's expert 'Robert Capa in Love and War' sifts through the
memories of that photographer's circle, coming up with a film full of defining, little-known stories about the forces that compelled him. It is documentary as divining rod.

Kenneth Turan, LA Times, Monday January 27, 2003:
Blessed with a passionate and humane personality was photographer Robert Capa, the subject of Anne Makepeace's thoughtful, comprehensive and surprisingly emotional Robert Capa in Love and War. Capa was lauded at a young age as the world's greatest war photographer for his work during the Spanish Civil War and the Normandy invasion, which later inspired the look of Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan." Both his images (the film shows many for the first time) and his life are explored with a sensitivity the man himself would likely have appreciated if he hadn't died during the Vietnamese war of independence in 1954.

Joe Leydon, Variety, February 4, 2003:
Set to premiere May 28 as an "American Masters" presentation on PBS, "Robert Capa In Love and War" traces photog's life and career from his leftist radicalism in pre-WWII Budapest to his violent end as the first American war correspondent to die in Vietnam. Appropriately, pic places greatest emphasis on Capa's life-risking work as documenter of the Spanish Civil War, London Blitz and D-Day landing on Omaha Beach. Deftly interweaving archival material, interviews with surviving acquaintances and, of course, stunning still photos,Makepeace fashions a multifaceted portrait of a complex figure.

- Damian Gadal

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NEW QUESTION 4: Push Procesing vs. Over Exposing
What is the difference between "push processing" film and "over exposing"? What are the different results?

- Michelle Marsan

ANSWER 1:
Push processing is actually under exposing the film and over developing it. Over exposing is just that - over exposing and developing normally. You push process when you have slow film and you need faster film. It results in more grain and contrast. Underdeveloping is like shooting the film at a slower speed and results in higher contrast and more saturation (in negative film).

- Jeff S. Kennedy

ANSWER 2:
Great question, Michelle. I can see why one would wonder if these terms meant the same thing... And thank you Jeff for answering it so clearly.

- Jim at BetterPhoto.com

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NEW QUESTION 5: Troubleshooting Streak
I have been getting a white to orange streak on the left side of photograph about a third of the way in. Can't solve this problem. Any thoughts?

- William P. Pratt

See Sample Photo - whitestreak:
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=119713

ANSWER 1:
Looks like a light leak to me. You'll have to check that your camera back is closed securely or cracked. If yours has a window over the film cartridge, check if its seals have deteriorated.

- Jon Close

ANSWER 2:
Thanks Jon C - however I found the problem - it was a leak through the window you use to see the film info. I put electrical tape over it and tried again - no streak at all. Thanks again.

- William P. Pratt

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NEW QUESTION 6: Backdrops for Portraits
I'm very much an amateur photographer, and am wondering how exactly to use backdrops when photographing people. I know you can buy and even make wonderful backdrops, but how exactly do you suspend them? So far my pics have been mostly of babies, so my backdrops are thrown over the back of a large chair, and that works fine if I get down to their level. Gets a little harder when trying to photograph adults though... Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

- Dominique

ANSWER 1:
You can purchase backdrop stands. Or, make your own. I went to the local home improvement store and bought PVC pipe and fittings (white plastic pipe that'll be located in the plumbing aisle). I use 1" diameter. For around $20 you should be able to rig something that stands 6 feet high and 5 feet wide.
The nice thing is, you can take it apart for storage when your finished.

- Stan

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PHOTOGRAPHY Q&A - CONTINUING FROM PREVIOUS NEWSLETTER
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CONTINUING QUESTION 1: How to Accentuate the Blue Sky Over Mountains?
I recently visited a popular hill station in India at an altitude of about 3500 meters. The sky was already deep blue and some of the peaks were snow capped. I had used an automatic SLR camera with circular polarizing and warm up filters screwed on the lens. I was worried that the polarizer would make the sky more deep than what it was, but the results have disappointed me. What I have got is dull and light blue sky instead. The clouds have well defined features though. Will anybody explain to me where I went wrong?

- Raman Chawla

ANSWER 1:
Look at your negatives. Do they look thin, somewhat washed out? If you were shooting slides, do they look very dense? If either applies, you allowed the white peaks and generally bright area of the sky to cause the automated exposure to close down too much, thereby underexposing. The clouds look great, because your exposure was close to correct for them. I've made this mistake (too) many times.

You could have taken your light meter reading from the dark blue part of the sky. In a situation like this, use the optional spot meter of your camera, and meter from a mid-tone area. Or, if your camera doesn't have a spot meter, choose a mid tone area, take your meter reading, use AE lock (usually by pressing the shutter button down slightly), then compose your picture while holding the shutter partly down.

Additionally, in a tough metering situation like this, shoot a stop over and a stop under, then shoot maybe 1/2 stop over and 1/2 under. Alternatively, try using exposure compensation and metering full frame as you did before. Then set it for + 2 stops, shoot one at + 1 1/2, another at +1.

Try it without the polarizer and filter, and again with them. A word of caution: stacking filters will sometimes cause vignetting or darkened corners of your negatives.

Go back and try it again, and show us this wonderful place.

- Doug Nelson

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ANSWER 2:
You left out too many variables. What kind of film were you using? What type of metering were you using? Why did you use a polarizer if the sky was already blue? Were you position at a 90 degree angle to sun as you should be when using a polarizer? Most times in the northern hemisphere if you shooting north, especially in the A.M., you do not need a polarizer because the sky is arealdy blue. Also, as the previous answer indicated, for important shots always bracket! Here is an example of a shot taken in the northern hemisphere with the camera pointed to north. I did not use a polarizer.

- George E. Givens Jr

See Sample Photo - Don Cesar Hotel, St. Petersburg, Fl.:
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=120755


ANSWER 3:
Thank you Doug and George for your constructive comments. I used Fuji Pro 100 film and my camera used a kind of center-weighted metering. Doug is right. I should have exposed for the dark blue part of the sky because that is what attracted me in the first place. And George is also right because if the sky is already deep blue then why bother with a polarizer at all. his picture tells it so clearly. I am afraid I can not go back to such a lovely place so soon, but I am uploading two of the pictures which I have tried to improve in PS.

- Raman Chawla

ANSWER 4:
I am uploading two pics.

- Raman Chawla

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CONTINUING QUESTION 2: My Film Came Out Blank!
I recently bought a Nikon FM, which worked fine until I got the rubber seals fixed, took a roll of pictures and went to collect them, none came out at all! What could have caused this, could it have been anything to do with the repair I had done?

- Anya

ANSWER 1:
Usually the causes of blank film are that the film was not loaded into the camera correctly. If the leader of the roll of film does not catch coreectly on the advance it will not take the film to each successive frame and therefore will not expose it at all, thus leaving you a blank negative.

That is the most likely cause, but of course there are the famous ones such as the lens cap was not on, the light was too low and the shutter speed too high, etc.

Most likely, though, it was probably that the film was just not catching on the advance and not going forward. I would suggest just getting a cheap roll of film and taking some quick shots and getting them developed. Make sure that you get the roll wound around the leader catch (if you can, insert the film leader edge and then advance the frame a couple of times before closing the camera back to make sure it will catch and wind correctly. Since this is going to be a test roll those extra lost frames will not be worth worrying about wasting.).

If that is not the case, then I would suggest contacting the people who did the repairs as they should fix their work. But if the negatives are truly blank, then it was not light leak from their repairs, but maybe the shutter was not opening instead.

Let us know what happens!

- Bradford E. Anechiarico

ANSWER 2:
A quick hint is that once you have threaded the leader onto the take-up spool and closed the back, take up the slack with the rewind knob. That way as you advance those first couple of frames to zero you will see the rewind knob turn indicating that your film is advancing on the take up spool as it should.... been there a few times myself:-)

- Dale Moreau

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ANSWER 3:
Hi. I know how you feel. Try this first (before you load the film). Open the back of the camera and pretend to advance like there is film in it. Watch the shutter. If it opens and closes...that's not the problem. Is the film that came out, clear or black. If it is clear, it could be the loading problem, but not likely. If it is black...it is a light leak. Loading is easier if you open the back, load and leave the door open and click and wind about 2 times. That way you know if wraps enough and still have plenty of lead before you start. Make sure the canister is sitting in the camera at the correct angle also. If the ( 6 ) hook end is up, the film with be black. Close the door and click about 2 more times.

**Clear film could mean a problem with the settings. Could be very overexposed and just looks blank. Try bumping up the ISO (proper names escapse me) from say for 400 spead to 600 or 800.

Bradford A. is leading you on the right track. I work in a photo lab and see lots of "silly" little things. I was convinced mine was ghosts because ALL of the pictures I took in this one old building..none would come out...just clear. Then I changed the setting in this building for light and Ta-dah..pictures. Hope this helps.

- Claytanna J. Pirtle

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