September 2012 Table Of Contents

On The Cover
This month’s issue focuses on lighting, with reports on gear, techniques, and a comprehensive roundup on the wide variety of lighting equipment available to photographers today. We also have a lab report on the exciting Fujifilm X-Pro1 and special book excerpts from two of the leading lighting/software practitioners today, Kevin Kubota and Scott Kelby. Please note that with this issue our Workshop and Events listings have gone online at


36 Digital Innovations
It’s Back To School Time
by Joe Farace

46 Roundup
Covering The Photo Beat
by C.A. Boylan

52 Buying Smart
Diffuse & Conquer
by Jon Sienkiewicz

64 Tech Talk
Memory Card Primer
by Susan Park

160 Digital Help
Q&A For Digital Photography
by David B. Brooks

Image Tech

58 Fujifilm X-Pro1
Lab Test Results & Comments
Edited by George Schaub


66 Studio Lighting Gear
Continuous & Strobe (And LED, Too)
by Joe Farace

88 Profoto D1 Light And Asymmetrical HR Softbox 1.5x3
A Unique Light & Light Modifier
by Steve Bedell

98 Multiblitz Profilux Backpack Kit
Monolights To Go
by Joe Farace

106 Rotolight Interview Lighting Kit
LED Lighting In Your Pocket
by Joe Farace


118 The Photography Of Laura Cantrell
A Pro In The Child Photography Field
by Lou Jacobs Jr.

122 Business Trends
Making A Difference
by Maria Piscopo

124 Book Excerpt
Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook
by Kevin Kubota

128 Book Excerpt
Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It
by Scott Kelby


14 Picture This!
Monthly Photo Assignment
by The Editors

22 Talking Pictures
Old Engine At The Borax Works
by Michel Hersen

24 Web Profiles
Great Photo Sites Reviewed
by Joe Farace

28 Student Union
Profiles Of The Up And Coming
by Jay McCabe

30 On The Road
Middle Of Nowhere
by Maynard Switzer

114 By Way Of These Eyes: The Hyland Collection Of American Photography At The American Museum In Britain
Jul. 14-Oct. 28, 2012


10 Editor’s Notes