Typical scene in Dobbs Ferry. Phil, one of our regular subjects, in the studio, lit with one SB900, an Ezybox Hotshoe Softbox, a Lastolite Tri-grip reflector, Manfrotto supports, Kata bag for Phil to lean on, and Mike, acting as a VAL. Actually, he’s holding a reflector, so maybe in this instance, he’s a VAR.
We have people to thank for helping us do this one more time this summer, which will be the last go round up in Dobbs for quite a while. The building is always in flux, and we were lucky to snag our high ceilings and 8000 square feet one more time. Hit this link for a workshop description.
First off, Nikon. They will be there in full force, SB 900 units, giveaways, tech expertise, you name it. Bill Pekala and Mike Corrado at NPS got behind the workshops full force, and it is thanks to them we were able to launch.
Adorama and Jeff Snyder stepped up, as they always do. Can’t say enough about the folks at Adorama. No printouts, contracts, or back and forth. Just a handshake, and they are there for you, be it a workshop, or their ongoing support for Faces of Ground Zero, the 911 Giant Polaroid collection. Jeff Snyder will be there, offering field wisdom and advice. Adorama also chipped in with $25 discount coupons for the store.
Kriss Brungrabber and Mark Astmann of Manfrotto chipped in with all manner of light shapers, big flash, supports and the like. Mark will be there off and on, with his wealth of knowledge about the Quadra and all things flash. Lastolite light shapers, backgrounds, panels and diffusers will abound. We’ll also have two members of our staff who shoot Canon, and one has been to the Syl Arena school of Canon small flash, so we’ll be up to speed for those who use the, uh, other system:-)
Once again, as has been popular in the past, we have a whole series of Faces of Ground Zero and Nikon posters as giveaways.
All in all, a light fest.
Anybody out there who might have noticed the blog’s been a little, ahem, light lately, and my email and correspondence rate has fallen off the table is, well, right. Mostly about a deadline. Just churned 270 or so pages for my colleagues at LIFE for a new book. I am the last staff photog in the magazine’s history, so it has been an honor to participate, but boy, just about every key stroke over the last couple of months has gone to the book…..more on that, and more in general, tk…..