Monthly Archives February 2007

Double Exposure is running a great interview with Dan Steinhardt (we all know him as “Dano”), who is Epson’s Marketing Manager for their pro products, but beyond the interview are his images. I’ve been a fan of Dan’s photography ever since he showed me some of his recent shots on the screen of an Epson P-4000 over dinner. He shoots a particular style that I just love (I’ve always called it Urban photography or City Life, but I’m sure there’s an official name for it), but anyway, his stuff just really speaks to me. I love his sense of color, his treatment of architecture, and how he blends people and their stories into these surroundings.

So, first I’m going to send you to his online gallery, and then to the interview, because although there’s a link to a sample of his work at the top of the interview page, but I think his own gallery gives you a much better feel for what Dano shoots.

His Web site is at Digital Railroad
and the interview is at Double

Make sure you check out both (hopefully in that order). :)

This doesn’t have a stinkin’ thing to do with Photoshop, but you’ve just got to go and watch this:

It’s the Japanese version of Apple’s popular “I’m a Mac/I’m a PC” TV ad campaign, and although you might not be able to understand a word of Japanese, you’ll still get a kick out of the ads. In fact, you might laugh more than you do at the US versions. :)

I took this shot last night (click for the larger version) using 2 Nikon SB-800 flash units: The first was mounted on a Bogen light stand, with a Justin Clamp on top to hold the flash. This SB-800 was fired thru a Lastolite 33″ 1-stop tri-grip diffusion panel to soften and spread the light. The second flash was placed on the floor to the right of the subject using the tiny stand that comes with the SB-800, (the subject is John Graden, one of the best known names in the martial arts industry. He needed the shot for an upcoming article about him in a British martial arts magazine). It was taken with a Nikon D-200, with the SB-800 set to wireless remote, so I could control the power of each individual flash from the camera itself.