Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/60 second, f/4, ISO 100

October 31, 2009 at 12:43 am by | Categories: Post

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

October 30, 2009 at 12:12 am by | Categories: Post

Looking Up II

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Canon 5D Mark II, Lensbaby Composer – 1/640 second, f/4, ISO 100

October 29, 2009 at 12:22 am by | Categories: Post

Goodness, Gracious…


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

October 28, 2009 at 7:52 am by | Categories: Post

Reminder: Food Photography Mini-Clinic this Thursday

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Note from Rich: Today I’m re-posting the Food Photography Mini-Clinic announcement as a reminder for this week’s event. I hope to see many of you there.

The date has been set for the next photography Mini-Clinic at the Salt Lake City main library. Just in time for taking pictures of your fabulous holiday dinners, the subject is Food Photography. Since I am not much of a food photographer, I am teaming up with my good friend (and awesome food shooter) Nicole Young for this clinic.
In the free 90 minute session, participants will learn techniques for capturing great food images using natural light, strobes and hot-lights. Our good friends at my favorite camera store, Pictureline, will be providing lighting equipment for us to use in the clinic.
Here are the details:

Date: Thursday October 29th, 2009
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: SLC Main Library – 210 E 400 South, Conf. room #4, 4th floor
Cost: Free!

I am pleased to be able to offer these clinics free-of-charge as a part of Photowalking Utah. Without the support of the Salt Lake City Library and Pictureline, I would not be able to do so. Please help me in thanking the great folks at these organizations for helping the local photographic community.

If you are planning on attending, please head over to the Flickr Discussion and let everyone know. I hope to see you at the clinic.

(Images © Nicole S. Young)

October 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm by | Categories: Post

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I’ve written another guest blog post over at Be sure to stop by and check it out (link).

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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f/4L with 1.4x extender – 1/1000 second, f/5.6, ISO 400

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Watch for my review of the Manfrotto ModoPocket mini-tripod coming soon on

October 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm by | Categories: Post

Archite Continental

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Canon Powershot G11 – 1/60 second, f/5, ISO 400

October 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm by | Categories: Post

My Powershot G11 Makes a Visit to the Studio

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Last night while over at the studio doing a bit of organization, I took Elisabeth away from her homework for a few minutes to do a couple test shots with the G11. As I have previously said, one reason I like the G series of point-n-shoot cameras from Canon is the dedicated hot shoe. In addition to its ability to sync with my Speedlight flashes, it can easily work with my studio lighting.

For this shot, I set up a few softboxes and then simply eyeballed the exposure using the G11’s histogram. It took a couple shots before I landed on the settings used for this image.

I have got to say that I continue to be impressed by the capabilities of this little camera. Look for a more detailed write-up about it soon.

Canon Powershot G11 – 1/200 second, f/8, ISO 80

October 21, 2009 at 8:18 am by | Categories: Post