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Steve Anchell  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Recently, I had an assignment to photograph food for publication. It was to be photographed at the home of the writer. Not knowing what to expect I arrived with a carload of strobes, Photoflex light modifiers, Avenger light stands, and various sizes of white and black foamcore to reflect and block light. The food was laid out on a table under a large chandelier. I took one look...

Lorraine A. DarConte  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

If life is a series of experiences, then travel/documentary photographer Robert Leon is indeed living a very full and interesting one. As a young boy, Leon was mesmerized by the world depicted in his parents' National Geographic and LIFE magazines. "I would dream of going to these places and was fascinated by the different cultures," he says. Eventually, after...

Joe Farace  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

More than 20 years ago, photographer and photographic genius Gary Regester showed us all how to create a lighting system that used two shoe-mounted flash units and would indeed fit inside a shoebox. Over the years I've tried to create something similar--a set of small electronic flash units and all the required ephemera that would fit inside a small carrying case. But I...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment for this month was Keep It Steady--Tripods Only, the idea being that even with modern marvels such as Vibration Reduction lenses there are some shots that can only be made with the help of a steadying tripod. Readers responded with images made at shutter speeds beyond any hand holdable range that depicted motion in ways impossible to see with...

Jack Hollingsworth  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

A few months ago I'd just come off one of the most difficult, and at the same time, most remarkable and exhilarating, assignments of my career. Two weeks in the Caribbean, multiple locations, big productions, and tough weather, with clients, art directors, staff, and crew in attendance. At one point I think we shot for a dozen days straight in 10-14 different places.
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George Schaub  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

If you run down the specs of the Nikon D40x D-SLR and compare them with the D40 you'll not find many differences. This is essentially the D40 with 4.1 more megapixels on the same size sensor and the ability to use ISO 100, rather than the ISO 200 lower limit on the D40. (To see the D40 review and specs visit www.shutterbug.com and type Nikon D40 into the Search box.) The...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

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C.A. Boylan  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Savage Universal's Light Kits
Savage Universal has added two new light kits to their line of photographic equipment. The M31500 and M31100 kits include three variable power light heads with a quartz light bulb in each, three 24x24" softboxes, three four-section stands, and three 10-foot AC power cords with a carrying case. The kits are designed...

Chuck Graham  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Santa Barbara in southern California (a 1.5-hour drive west of Los Angeles) is my favorite national park in terms of photography, adventure, and natural history.

During the last Ice Age there was just one super island known as Santarosae. At the time, the channel crossing was roughly 5 miles across.

Ron Eggers and Stan Sholik  |  Oct 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Newer digital cameras have become so good at taking light measurements that some photographers might question the need for handheld meters. It may seem that the sophisticated multi-segment metering systems, the advanced light measurement capabilities, and the ways these cameras are able to work with different light sources with different color temperatures are making handheld...

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