Pump it Up!

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I’m still recovering from last weekend’s iStock SLC Minilypse event and preparing for two presentations I’m giving in the next two days, so today’s post is short and sweet – a shot of Tokyo (the model’s nickname) being a DJ. For his expression, I told him that I wanted him to say that alphabet “Gangsta Style”. I think this shot was the letter E.

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

March 31, 2009 at 6:45 am by | Categories: Post

Back in the Office

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

March 30, 2009 at 11:22 am by | Categories: Post

Halftime at the iStock SLC Minilypse


This has been a very cool but exhausting weekend so far, and it’s only half over. I have been helping out (and doing a bit of shooting) at the iStockphoto SLC Minilypse ’09. Yesterday we spent the morning and afternoon photographing models in a nightclub before doing an evening business shoot in an office suite. The organization by Rene and Todd and the locations/models they have provided have been fantastic.

On tap for today, a morning/afternoon shoot at Alta Ski Resort followed by a creative evening session at SaltAir. I am anxious to see the images created by the 25 participating photographers. If what I’ve seen from behind-the-scenes is any indication, the results are going to be great.

Oh, and today’s image is one that was captured of me while I was on-the-job at yesterday’s shoot. That’s just how I roll… :)

March 29, 2009 at 6:42 am by | Categories: Post

On the Job

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

March 27, 2009 at 10:09 pm by | Categories: Post

Image in Use: Walmart Ad for Twilight


My daughter Elisabeth was tipped off by a classmate yesterday about one of my stock images featuring her and a friend being used for Walmart’s Twilight DVD release ad on the back of a national magazine. Since she is such a huge Twilight fan, this one was especially cool.

March 26, 2009 at 12:34 am by | Categories: Post

I’m Now Writing for Photography Bay


I have been a reader of the website Photography Bay since early 2007. During that time it has become one of my main resources for staying up-to-date on photo news and rumors. Shortly after I began using Twitter actively about a year ago I started following Eric, the founder of Photography Bay, through the service. Over the past 12 months we have began communicating on a regular enough basis that I now count him as a friend.

It was this friendship that has opened up a new opportunity for me. Last month Eric approached me about writing a weekly Photography Tips column on his website. Even though I’ve written over 1,000 here on LeggNet.com I still don’t consider myself much of a writer. But with that being said, I accepted Eric’s offer.

To help me on this new venture, I have a favor to ask the readers of this blog. Please consider following Photography Bay by either visiting the site on a regular basis or subscribing to the RSS feed. I am amazed at the amount of information that is provided on the site. If you’re like me, you will shortly make it your “go-to” place for photography info. And as another favor, if there are any subjects that you would like to see me tackle on my weekly write-up over there, please drop a comment below or email me at rich@leggnet.com.

And finally, here are the links to the first two columns I have written:

Photographing with the End in Mind
Simplifying the Rule of Thirds

March 25, 2009 at 10:09 am by | Categories: Post

Kati’s got a Gun


Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/160 second, f/5.0, ISO 100

March 24, 2009 at 2:53 pm by | Categories: Post

Bret & Jarica

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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/60 second, f/4, ISO 400

Soon to be Married

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/60 second, f/4, ISO 400

March 23, 2009 at 9:32 am by | Categories: Post

Process C-41

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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/20 second, f/5.6, ISO 200

March 21, 2009 at 9:57 am by | Categories: Post

Photowalking Utah Tonight – Film Shooters Unite!

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Tonight’s the night for some of us to re-live our past with the Film Shooters Photowalk in downtown Salt Lake City. For equipment, I’ll be rocking a borrowed Nikon F5 and a Mamiya-Sekor 1000 DTL. For those interested, it’s not too late to join us. If anyone wants to come and doesn’t have a film camera, no worries – just stop by Walgreens on the way and grab a couple rolls of 35mm film and we’ll find a camera for you to use.

For the skinny on where and when to meet up (and not to mention another pageview on my blog), click here to read the original announcement.

I hope to see a few of you tonight!

March 20, 2009 at 1:04 pm by | Categories: photowalking