Monkey and Mime

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:19+00:00 June 14th, 2010|5 Comments

Canon 7D, Lensbaby Composer, Double-Glass Optic, 1/125 sec at ƒ/5.6, ISO 100

This is a photo from this weekend’s iStock photo event organized by Todd and Renee Keith ( I had a fantastic time and got some really amazing images from the event and will be posting more images from it throughout the week.

One thing I did during the event was I challeneged myself as much as possible. On the first day of the event (Friday) at the SLC Library I only shot with my 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens. The next day I did all but one set with my Lensbaby Composer, and yesterday I used my 70-200mm ƒ/4L IS lens for all but one location (one room was just too small to use that focal length).

Of all of the lenses I used the Lensbaby-day was the most challenging, since it’s tough to get perfect focus on every shot but one thing about that lens is that when it is focused it’s CRAZY sharp. It was also dark in the room and we were using studio lights for nearly every shot, so that of course made it even more difficult, but I really like the results I got and can’t wait to get them all edited. :)

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


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  2. Stephen June 15, 2010 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Wow..that is one great photo….but scary! I think that I will have nightmares tonight.

  3. Scott Smith June 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Looks like Todd & Renee really did a great job with this event. I was sad I had to give up my spot but was glad I got the chance to go to Mexico with the family.

  4. Rick Bradbury June 15, 2010 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    This is soogood, just had to tweet about it. Love this Shot Nicole. Great work.. and make me want to look at lens baby again.

  5. Nicolesy » Lensbaby Sea Monster September 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    […] This photo was taken at the iStock event a few weeks ago here in Salt Lake City. It has very little editing done to it, although I do admit to a little bit of tooth lengthening to make it look like she has fangs. :) We had an amazing makeup artist that day, Chris Hanson, who also did the makeup for the models in a few of last week’s blog posts (Monkey and Mime). […]

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