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Mason Resnick writes in the third person about himself!

By Mason Resnick - March 16, 2009

Mason Resnick joined Adorama as the Editor of the (then named) Adorama Academy. He renamed it the AIRC (Adorama Imaging Resource Center). When that didn't stick, he renamed it again. It's now the Adorama Learning Center (ALC).

Now Mason is excited that the ALC has become a reality. It incorporates many user-friendly changes, plus interactivity such as the ability to comment after ANY article, and to rate what you read on a scale of 1-5 stars. Be kind.

But you came to this page to learn something about Mason. Photographic evidence shows that Mason first expressed interest in photography while playing with his parents' Bolsey B3 35mm camera at the age of 3. He learned to develop his film and prints by the time he was 10, and has been writing about photography since the mid-80s.

During his career, Mason has penned many how-to articles, buying guides and more, and has worked as an Associate Editor of Modern Photography, Managing Editor of Photo Business and Popular Photography.

Mason agrees with Adorama's mission, which is to provide service and information that goes beyond the sale. The purpose of the ALC is to give you the photographic knowledge to get the most out of your purchase--and the product information you need to make an informed buying decision. Whether you're a beginner with a simple point-and-shoot camera or a pro lugging high-end cameras, lighting and supports and using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended Edition, he hopes you'll get something out of our efforts.

More stuff about Mason: An avid street photographer who studied with Garry Winogrand, Mason has been shooting candids on the streets of New York since the late 70s. In his spare time, Mason teaches what may be the world's only online street photography course, via Adorama partner site The Perfect Picture School of Photography. His favorite camera is a Leica M3, and his favorite color is Blue.

He also prefers writing about himself in the third person.

New York City, © 2005 by Mason Resnick


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Plug-In Of The Day: DxO Film Pack

Make your digital images think they're film!

ArticleDigital Darkroom, Post-Processing & Printing Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, March 9, 2009

Do you miss the deep colors of Kodachrome? Wish your digital black-and-whites had the dramatic grittiness of Tri-X? This Photoshop plug-in makes it happen.

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TAGS: photoshop,  adobe,  software,  dxo,  film pack 

ISO Lies: When ISO 100 is really 72

Your camera's ISO settings may not be accurate

ArticleDigital SLRs Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, February 2, 2009

My suspicions began a few years ago, after I had purchased a Canon 20D. My pictures were coming out just a tad dark, even when I used manual metering and went with the “sunny 16” exposure rule (shutter speed is the same as the ISO at f/16 on a sunny day).

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TAGS: test,  digital,  camera,  DSLR,  ISO 

Adorama Photographs America: The Jersey Shore

Sandy Hook, Point Pleasant and Atlantic City, a study in contrasts

ArticleOutdoor and Travel Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, August 18, 2008

Bruce Springsteen had it right: Take Thunder Road down to the Jersey Shore, and baby you were born to...photograph!

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TAGS: travel,  photography tips,  atlantic city,  point pleasant,  sandy hook,  jersey shore,  destination,  Focus on Travel Photography 

Mellow Yellow

Tame this strong color and soup-up your shots

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, October 20, 2007

Yellow is a tricky color with a split personality. It can be warm, evokes springtime, and is a sign of happiness and optimism. But it can also indicate tension, danger (why do you think hazard signs are yellow?) and cowardice. (Ya yellow-bellied varmint!)

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TAGS: filter,  photoshop,  composition,  adobe,  yellow 

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