2007 – This Photographer’s Look Back


324,157 – Unique Visitors to LeggNet’s Digital Capture
126,742 – Most Hits on a Single Day
16,586 – Photos Taken
8,693 – Photos Sold Online
1,748 – Photos added to Flickr
1,514 – Photos added to iStockphoto
732 – Comments left by Readers
334 – Blog Posts Made
2 – Frontpage DIGG Stories
1 – New Camera

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support throughout the year. I anxiously look forward to what 2008 has in store for all of us photographically.

December 31, 2007 at 12:28 pm by | Categories: Post

A Camera, Kids and an Empty Bowling Alley


I spent the snowy Friday morning before Christmas at a local bowling center with a few kids doing a photo shoot for my iStockphoto portfolio. The kids had a great time getting to do some bowling while modeling. This shoot had been planned for quite a while since the date was a school holiday. What we didn’t expect was for it to be the snowiest morning of the season. To my surprise, all of our models braved the weather and made it to the shoot on time.


Most of the shots involved the kids hanging out in the bowler’s seating area, although I did do a few shots of kids bowling (above). In this overview image below, you can get an idea of the lighting setup used. Three large softboxes and a 5×7′ monolight lit diffusion screen created a sizable ‘set’ to shoot within.

Behind the Scenes - Bowling Alley

It was very cool to have a whole bowling alley to ourselves. Of course, the raging blizzard outside did help contribute to the emptiness of the location. Special thanks go to my friend Harley who supplied some equipment, assisted on the shoot, and took the overview shot.

December 28, 2007 at 11:38 am by | Categories: tutorial

Sushi Teriyaki

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Canon 5D, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/4 second, f/22, ISO 50

December 27, 2007 at 3:21 pm by | Categories: Post

Doctor’s Order: Showtime

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Since a nasty virus pretty much wiped out the Legg household over Christmas (including house guests), the family goal today consisted of only one thing – Watch a Movie.

Canon 5D, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/7.1, ISO 100

December 26, 2007 at 6:05 pm by | Categories: Post

Merry Christmas


Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas!

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/6 second, f/4, ISO 100

December 25, 2007 at 3:08 am by | Categories: Post

Merry Christmas Eve

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Canon 5D, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/4, ISO 100

December 24, 2007 at 1:02 am by | Categories: Post

Girls With New Berets

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Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/6.3, ISO 100

December 21, 2007 at 9:29 pm by | Categories: Post

‘In the Kitchen’ Photo Shoot

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(Alyssa chatting on the phone while cooking dinner.

I spent yesterday morning shooting for an ‘In the Kitchen’ stock photo series that I am working on. Our location was a local company’s kitchen/cooking training facility. In addition to a large very nice residential type kitchen, the room has 48 theater style seats. This gave me plenty of room for my equipment and props.

Behind the Scenes - Kitchen Shoot
(Behind the Scene shot of Evelyn cutting vegetables.)

I used two softboxes (20×30″ & 30×60″) for the strong side lighting. Fill light was provided by a single monolight firing directly into a 60×84″ piece of ripstock nylon. I prefer fairly strong directional lighting for this type of shoot.

My models Evelyn, Donna, Alicia & Alyssa all were extremely patient and did a great job. They were a lot of fun to work with and offered plenty of expertise for ‘keeping it real’ when it came to setting up kitchen scenes.

(Donna with a sheet of freshly baked cookies.)

My pre-Christmas activity is now to edit and upload the considerable amount of images to my iStockphoto portfolio.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/9, ISO 100

December 20, 2007 at 9:55 am by | Categories: Post

Are they worth looking at? 37 Photography Related RSS Feeds


How ’bout some RSS feed goodness for this Wednesday? Here are the 37 photography related websites that currently reside in my RSS reader:

Annual Report Photography, David Tejada ‘The f Stops Here’
Assignment Construct
Black Star Rising
Bryan Regan Photography
Change, Culture, Creativity, Communication
Chase Jarvis Blog
Dan Heller Photography Business Blog
Digital Photography Review
Digital Photography School
Digital Photography Tips from the Top Floor
DIYPhotoraphy.net – Photography and Studio Lighting – Do It Yourself
Epic Edits Weblog
Eric Hamilton Photography
Ethan Myerson Stock Photography
f/1.4 Photography by Sean Duggan
Kenneth Linge’s Journal
LeggNet’s Contacts Flickr Group
Lightsource Studio Photography Podcast
New West Images
Photo Business News & Forum
Photo District News – PDNewswire
Photo News Today
Photography Bay
Photography for Real Estate
Photography Podcast – photography.ca
Photoshop Insider
Photowalking Salt Lake City
Pixel remix: The Ann-alog
Rasmus Rasmussen dot com
Scott[o]Smith’s Digital World
Shorpy – The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog
The Digital Story
Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection

There you have it. Feel free to suggest some of the photography feeds in your reader. As for today’s image, I don’t think my friend Dale is reading RSS feeds on his D200, but I’m sure he would if he could.

Canon 5D, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/200 second, f/4, ISO 200

December 19, 2007 at 1:24 am by | Categories: Post

Temple at Dusk

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Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 13 second, f/22, ISO 100

December 18, 2007 at 10:59 am by | Categories: Post