Choosing The Right Comic Book Storage Box

Written by AAA-Collectables

Most Comic Book Storage Boxes are super strong and come with sturdy well-fitting lids and handle holes that can be left inrepparttar closed position for storing or pushed open for carrying. They are properly sized to hold a comic in a bag with a backing board. Comic Book divider cards (used for categorizing) fit in most comic book boxes withrepparttar 150299 lid on. Comic Book Storage boxes ship flat which takes up less storage room and they fold together when you are ready to use them without glue or tape. Storing your comics in a properly sized box helps protect your comics from corner and edge damage. Putting your comics in a comic box also protectsrepparttar 150300 comic from being exposed to ultra-violet light and Ultra-violet light causes inks to fade. Most comic book boxes are made form either Corrugated Plastic or Corrugated Cardboard and come in several different lengths for your various storage and display needs.

Softening Digital Images

Written by Tom Ray, CPP

The nature of photographic media has changed. That isrepparttar obvious part; but what can surprise you is thatrepparttar 150298 lens filters that worked so well with your film cameras don't always achieverepparttar 150299 same results inrepparttar 150300 digital realm. Photographers who've discovered this are either abandoning their old filters and using nothing or using whatever software comes standard with their Photoshop or similar program. If you're interested in gettingrepparttar 150301 same quality for your portrait photography that you used to get with film and filters, you need to know that it can be done!

Like many people who’ve maderepparttar 150302 switch from film cameras to digital, I’ve discovered thatrepparttar 150303 lens tools I once used so effectively on my cameras to soften, diffuse and vignette my images for quality “finished” professional results won’t do for digital what they did for film.

I’m sure it’s arguable by some that their diffusers still work fine, and I too have discovered that some tools still work okay under some circumstances but as I’ve learned, not all circumstances; my Ziess Softar #1 seemed to offer decent results when photographing a single subject inrepparttar 150304 studio but not without substantial cost to image contrast. I also knew thatrepparttar 150305 black netting diffuser that I used so effectively with my Lindahl Bell-o-Shade and medium format camera no longer worked onrepparttar 150306 new digital zoom lens without showing lines inrepparttar 150307 image. I also knew that my other softeners maderepparttar 150308 images look too out of focus. Not a risk I was willing to take professionally so I just stopped usingrepparttar 150309 Lindahl shade and drop-down filters. Intimidated, I stopped using any filters.

Then it happened. A savvy carriage trade-minded customer brought in a wall portrait that she had purchased several years ago by a photographer obviously using medium format lens tools like I was used to using inrepparttar 150310 past with my film camera. She wanted her new wall portraits to have that same “softened” look. So I arrived atrepparttar 150311 portrait session armed with my digital camera equipped withrepparttar 150312 very mild Softar Filter that worked okay inrepparttar 150313 studio on single subjects.

Understand that I knew any diffusion used on an entire family group portrait would be more exaggerated by their relative head sizes but I had explained that to her and she assured me she liked her portrait images “very soft”.

Whilerepparttar 150314 images looked good onrepparttar 150315 small camera monitor, once I opened them up in Photoshop and printed them out as proofs I knew they were too soft. I called a colleague who is a digital expert and explained to him what I had done. He told me that you simply cannot use on-lens filters anymore for professional softening and diffusion without creating mush on 35mm type digital camera images. This leavesrepparttar 150316 special effects job now torepparttar 150317 computer and notrepparttar 150318 camera. I told him I’d tried using Photoshop CS inrepparttar 150319 past for their diffusion tools and what I got didn’t look like real photography, at best it degraded my images or made them look grainy and out of focus. He agreed that Photoshop’s filters weren’trepparttar 150320 right tools either to mimicrepparttar 150321 professional photography filters ofrepparttar 150322 past but told me that there is a company that has a software program that is a plug-in for my Photoshop and has filter tools to recreate believable results for various levels of softening and diffusion.

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