Slices of Life: The Blog of Urbin Photography

Observations by Photographer Mark Urbin

Gear

My main camera is a Canon 20D DLSR. This is an 8.2 Megapixel camera that has a 1.6 modifier compared to a full 35mm frame camera.
I’ve had for over three years, have shot thousands of pictures, and it is still going strong.  The current model in its line is the Canon 40D.

I have the following lenses for it:

I use a single flash, a Canon 580EX. With that I have two accessories, a Canon Off-Camera TTL Flash cable and a Sto-Fen OMEY Omni-Bounce Diffuser.

The Off-Camera Flash cable allows you to provide light from different angles. This is useful to eliminate deep shadows. The Diffuser is a great, yet simple, bit of technology. It is a cap of opaque plastic that fits over the flash and provides a light source that softens harsh shadows. Combine the two with some good natural light and you can pull off some good single photographer portraits/head shots.

My “pocket” Camera is a Nikon Coolpix S6.

I also have a couple of tripods of various sizes and a monopod.

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July 14, 2008 Posted by | Gear | , , , , | 1 Comment

Not Quite Dad’s Army Boots

 

Brown Boot Army

Brown Boot Army

Back when my dad enlisted, the US Army was a “Brown Boot Army.” The uniform was shortly changed to Black Boots and stay that way for a fist full of decades.

 

Now the Army Combat Uniform (replacing the BDU) calls for brown boots. What was old is new again.

July 14, 2008 Posted by | Urbin Photography | , , , , , , | Leave a comment