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 50D, which means better deals on the Canon 40D.

I have the following lenses for it:

I use a single flash, a Canon 580EX. For 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 few tripods of various sizes and a monopod.

One of my favorite lines about tripods is “I have 11 tripods and a love/hate realtionship with them all.”

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1 Comment »

  1. Mark, great photos, I see you grabbed one I took of Jeff. I hope all is well with you and your family, if you are in the area stop by here at Val-Kill or my home in Red Hook, NY. I hope to get on Flicker soon.

    Take care,
    Bill

    Comment by Bill Urbin | March 8, 2011 | Reply


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