About Steve Baczewski

When Steve was young, he was struck by the work of Richard Avedon, Cartier Bresson, and Eugene Smith, and eventually got a degree in Photography. He writes and teaches about both traditional and digital fine arts photography.

Leica M240

Leica’s new M240 Rangefinder is the company’s second full-frame digital camera, and it packs a lot of new features. The move from a CCD sensor to a new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and Leica Maestro image processor pays off with rich, detailed, noise-free, high ISO files.

Lexar Professional Workflow Reader

Includes a Four-Bay Reader Hub The Lexar Professional Workflow Reader is unique in that it simultaneously downloads up to four memory cards of basically any memory card format. It’s ideal for heavy shooters like videographers, wedding and sports photographers, or photographers who shoot with a combination of different card formats. The system’s centerpiece is a [...]

ACER B296CL

29″ Ultrawide Display The Acer B296CL 29″ LCD display has a native resolution of 2560×1080 and a unique aspect ratio of 21:9, making this ultrawide display excellent in an office environment for viewing spreadsheets, multipage documents, Web pages, or watching a movie. The full dimensions, including its thin black bezel, are 12.5″ high, 27.5″ wide, [...]

PSKiss BlackMagic

Adobe has a color-to-black-and-white conversion feature in Photoshop and Lightroom but recently, there’s been a growing number of third-party conversion plug-ins. Now, enter BlackMagic from PSKiss with a different approach: It’s a set of more than 50 distinctly different, black-and-white Lightroom presets and brushes to convert color files to black and white.

Finestra Art Papers

Finestra’s Premium Luster has a relatively smooth, reflective surface with fine stippled texture, producing a nice sheen. By comparison, the Pearl surface has a pronounced, evenly textured tooth, which has an appealing glimmer when reflecting light.

Perfect Photo Suite 7

Perfect Photo Suite 7 is sold in three different versions: Standard Edition, Lightroom & Aperture Edition, and Premium Edition. All editions work as standalone applications, but the Lightroom & Aperture and Premium Editions also work as plug-ins.

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