Hot Pic of the Week
Get published, get famous! Each week, we select our favorite reader-submitted photo based on creativity, originality, and technique. Every month, the best of the weekly winners gets a prize valued at between $15 and $50.
Here's how to enter: Send us your photograph in JPEG format, at a resolution no higher than 640 by 480 pixels. Entries at higher resolutions will be immediately disqualified. If necessary, use an image editing program to reduce the file size of your image before e-mailing it to us. Include the title of your photo along with a short description and how you photographed it. Don't forget to send your name, e-mail address, and postal address. Before entering, please read the full description of the contest rules and regulations.
This Week's Hot Pic: "Omaha Blues," by Ken Maurer, Omaha, Nebraska
About this week's photo, Ken says: "Having had bad luck shooting indoor musical events under low light conditions, and having an aspiring 13-year old guitarist son, we went to a summer evening blues festival held along Omaha's Missouri riverfront. Taking advantage of the natural lighting, I brought along my Panasonic FZ10 and shot a couple hundred photos of the performers. This is my favorite photo from that day. It's a shot of Dave Hole, a brilliant Australian slide guitarist. Shooting multiple angles I caught him against this brilliant sky background. Using Paint Shop Pro 9, I made minor hue and saturation adjustments and cropped a bit tighter. Although I could have darkened Dave a bit more to make a complete silhouette, I chose to keep this form as I prefer his subtle distinguishing features."
This story, "Digital Focus: Shooting in RAW, Part 2" was originally published by PCWorld.