Photography Safety

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This video focuses on two different topics. The first topic explains some tips that can help keep you safe when working in a photographic studio. The second is how to use an in-camera masking technique that allows you to merge two images of a still life subject into a single image using Photoshop to get perfect registration of the images.

Disclaimer: This video shows how the sharp edge of a sheet of polyester diffusion material can be used to cut through a hotdog! If that hot dog was replaced with a human finger there is hardly any chance of doing an equal amount of damage to that human finger. Nerve endings in the finger of its human owner would stop the human (attached to that finger) from continuing to do it long before the damage was so great!

SteveSint Book CoverSome of the techniques described, and images used to illustrate, this video are featured in Steve Sint’s upcoming book: Digital Still Life Photography: Art, Business, and Style; release date January 07, 2013.

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  • Rosco Gels & Rolls
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    Lee Filters and Gels
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    Studio Supplies and Hardware Tools
    From capentry neccessities, to utility cutters for artists and more. Set Shop has a large variety of hardware items for your everyday needs.

    Professional Gaffers Tape
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    Clamps & Gripheads
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    Tough Lux 60"x15' Roll Diffusion
    Tough Lux has been the industry standard for years. It is a neutral, heat stable diffusion material. It offers the perfect level of diffusion for most applications.

    Sandbags & Rigging Accessories
    The SetShop stocks an assortment of sandbag shapes and sizes as well as any other rigging material you may need.

    Setwear Safety Goggles
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Steve Sint

Digital Still Life Photography: Art, Business, and Style

Steve Sint has spent a great deal of his life walking down aisles backwards. Over a 40 year career, he has photographed over 4,000 weddings, taken over 2 million photographs, and shot over 1 million portraits for his own studio and others in the New York metropolitan area. As a commercial photographer he has photographed thousands of executives and still life subjects. His client list includes, or has included, the American Broadcasting Company, Time Inc., Hearst Publications, Yves St. Laurent, AT&T, NCR, National Semiconductor, Miller Freeman Publishing, MacGroupUS, and Hachette-Filipacchi Magazines. His photographs have appeared on the covers of over 60 national magazines including LIFE, Omni, Stereo Review, and Modern Photography.

As a columnist and contributor his words and photographs have also appeared in Studio Photography, Lens Magazine, Modern Photography, Popular Photography, View Camera Magazine, Railroad Model Craftsman, and he has authored 7 books on photography. In his most recently published book, Digital Wedding Photography: Art, Business, and Style, he shares his experience with his readers in the breezy, knowledgeable, and accessible style his writing is known for. At this point in his career he limits his assignments to 50 per year for a select New York clientele, photographs and writes about things he enjoys, and still finds time to lecture on professional photography, create and produce tutorial videos, conduct workshops on wedding, portrait, and still life photography, while still finding time to work on his model railroad.

His newest book, Digital Still Life Photography: Art, Business, and Style, was released in January 2013.