Joshua Dalsimer

The Problem Solver

Clients from Dell to Devo, New Balance and MasterCard call on Brooklyn-based photographer Joshua Dalsimer when they’ve got a tricky concept to execute. Here, he talks about some of his most challenging recent assignments and why solid planning and careful collaborations with post-production experts are key to delivering stellar images.


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John Paul Caponigro

Make Plans

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I make those kinds of commitments any time of year; whenever it becomes clear they’re necessary. But I do make plans at the beginning of every year. I review my mission, goals, projects and actions lists. While I do this at the beginning of the year, this isn’t the only time I do it.
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Want to Build Your Own Web Pages? Start With a Free or Low Cost Template

I suspect everyone reading this column has a Web site. If you don’t, you probably have a Facebook page or a blog hosted on Wordpress, Tumblr or other blogging site. Creating a presence on the Internet is so easy nowadays that everyone can do it. As an example, a friend of mine just signed up on Facebook after resisting it for years. She was using her daughter’s account to check on links about her friends.

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Peter Eastway

Capitol Reef

One of the biggest problems with travel photography is the timetable. Sometimes you’re simply not in a location at the right time of day.
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Lightroom 3 The Top 3 Best Features

Most major software releases have always been driven by new features and updated functionality. However, this trend has changed in the past few years; software manufacturers now turn their attention toward making their software better and more reliable from the performance and user’s experience.
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Chris Alvanas

From 2D to 3D

Ever wanted to make a 3D image without the complications and expense of stereoscopic photography? Well here is how we can get from 2D to 3D with a bit of control requiring (in this case) Magenta/Green 3D glasses to see the final effect.
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Storyboarding

You don’t shoot a feature film without first storyboarding it, so why not consider storyboarding your photo essays? A storyboard is a hand-drawn map that identifies the various types of images needed to advance a story and the transitions between them. They identify the beginning, middle and end of a story, and the shots needed to move from one to the other. Storyboards create a guiding structure or framework that can help focus and strengthen your work.
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Flash vs HTML5 Crisis Averted?

By now I am sure everyone reading this column knows about the controversy between Apple and Adobe over the issue of Flash and its unavailability on the iPhone and iPad.
Although it really only became a major topic with the introduction of the iPad, it is something that has been simmering for some time and it involves more than just Apple.
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RAW Conversion Workflow Basics

“What is the best way for me to get my RAW (Canon) files converted to TIFFs?” One of the magazine’s faithful readers, Mike P., sent us this great, basic question. I e-mailed Mike some basic advice explaining, in part, that:
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Rob Burman

Building Noahs Ark

The first step in creating the Ark image was to come up with the concept. Once I had the concept I began to lay it out. I had to determine the elements I wanted to add to the image, and started searching the Internet and all the references I had on hand.
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Simple, Practical RAW Archive Backup & Organization

In 2002 I toured the National Geographic Society’s image archive. The crème de le crème of the images were housed in a subzero, bombproof achieve vault. The chilly storage container was a reminder that all traditional photographic materials degrade.

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John Paul Caponigro

Continuity

Every screenwriter needs to create it. Every storyboard needs to interpret it. Every director needs to guide it. Every editor needs to refine it. And if you’re a still photographer, you may be called on to do all of these things.
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QR Code Your Info

Have you ever wondered what those square 2D (two dimensional) boxes containing black-and-white blocks are doing on food containers, advertisements, posters and even some business cards? I’ll bet most of you are like me—you’ve seen them and just sort of ignored them. But as they’ve become more ubiquitous you’ve probably started to wonder if they might be relevant to you as a consumer and as a photographer.
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David Julian

Transformation

This was the word running through David Julian’s mind as he left a creative support meeting of a group he founded with other artists in Seattle. The challenge: create an image based on this single word. When completed and added to Julian’s online portfolio, the image would be licensed for the book cover of Debra Lynne Katz’s book Extraordinary Psychic.
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