Color & Light
Meeting Photo Challenges
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Creating Better Photographics
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Close-Up & Macro
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Choosing & Using Lenses
Digital Photography Equipment
Bryan Linden: His Secret to Success? Just Do It!:
His lens choices include the Nikkor 80–400mm VR (Vibration Reduction), which he really enjoys because he’s able to hand-hold it at 400mm. Other lenses are the Tamron 28–105mm f/2.8, the Tamron 14mm rectilinear, for ultra wide-angle work, and the Tamron 28–200mm Super II, for everyday use and personal work.
Linden also uses a Nikon SB-80DX Flash, a Sekonic L-608 Light Meter, Pocket Wizard Transceivers, Benbo Tripods, and Lowepro Nature Trekker and Stealth camera bags.
As for computer equipment and software, he’s used various Apple Macintosh computers throughout the years, and “can’t wait to get a new G5.” He works with Adobe Photoshop 7 and many other image-editing applications. Linden also uses nik Color Efex and nik Sharpener Pro, iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, iView MediaPro, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and a number of other programs.
Linden uses the Epson Stylus 7600 (currently his favorite) and 2200 Printers.
He says he chooses Epson’s new ultra-smooth double-sided paper, for its
“durability, resiliency, and great feel.” His favorite peripherals
include the 21-inch Sony Artisan monitor, Gretag Macbeth Eye-One, Wacom Intuos
Tablet, Fortress portable HD, Powerfile DVD-RAM Jukebox, and his Apple iPod.
Part of his success, he adds, is to put himself in his client’s shoes
to figure out what’s most beneficial to them. “Treat everybody you
way you want to be treated,” he emphasizes. This has also paid off with
word-of-mouth advertising. Linden says that everybody who’s hired him
has rehired and/or referred him to others. Linden does most of his own retouching
and says he’s been fortunate to learn from and become friends with many
of the industry’s best. With so many achievements under his belt, what’s
left? “I want to conquer the entertainment world,” he replies with
Getting the Word Out
To see more of Bryan Linden’s work, visit www.lindenphoto.net.