How I Made This Shot…Matthew Staver

Matt Staver is one of the nicest, most talented young photographers that I know. He is fearless whether photographing sporting events, big time politicos, captains of industry, and even Entomologists.

In his own words: This portrait of a Forest Entomologist was taken during an editorial assignment about 40 miles west of Denver. We walked through areas hit by the bark beetle looking for a good spot for the portrait. Finally we found a suitable location, and it happened to be quite a distance from the road and my equipment. My time with him was winding down, so I hustled back to my car to gather the gear this portrait required. I selected my Elinchrom Ranger case, heavy light stand and large lightbank and made my way back through the forest to the spot we has selected.  I triggered the ranger with a Pocket Wizard MultiMAX.

Technical details: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, EF 17-40mm  f/4  lens. Exposure 1/250 sec at f/9 and ISO 320. Image copyright 2011 Matthew Staver

Matt Staver is a Colorado-based photojournalist who shoots for many publications including USA Today and the New York Times. You can read his blog HERE.

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