Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Buy Decisive Moments: Creating Iconic Imagery

Scott's book is available directly from the author.  I ship fast and use Canada Post Expedited with tracking in Canada and USPS for the USA and international orders.  You will hear back from me the same day you place your order.

Decisive Moments - Capturing Iconic Imagery was written by Scott Linstead for both the nature lover and the photographer. Enjoy the images, read the stories behind how they were created, or delve a little deeper and discover the details that will inspire you to create your own. Linstead’s photographs are captured by employing high-speed studio techniques, or by traditional action photography. His secrets are all here, carefully woven within the quirky anecdotes and real-life challenges inherent in the pursuit of that photograph with universal impact.
 Decisive Moments features:

  • Over 50 of Scott’s best images
  • Hard cover, 64 pages, 8.5" x 11"
  • Includes sensational, previously unpublished material
  • Makes an excellent gift!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Buy The Wildlife Photographer's Guide to High-Speed Tripwire Photography Using the Phototrap

Scott's guide to using the Phototrap is available here for $75CAD.  Shipping is included to any location in the world.   

I am now taking orders for the English version of the manual. This book is an economical alternative to attending the workshops. All the theory and tricks that are covered in the lecture portion of the workshop are included here. Purchase of the manual entitles the client to technical support by telephone (long distance fees may apply) Also, clients who have bought the book and decide to attend the workshop at later date will receive a $75 rebate.

-English Version, 35 pages, spiral bound: $75CAD shipping included

-French Version(COMING SOON), 35 pages, spiral bound: $75USD plus shipping

1.) Lighting

1.1) creative flash positioning
1.2) directional lighting
1.3) duration considerations for action
1.4) color temperature
1.4.1) white balance
1.4.2) blue sky and mixed color temperatures
1.5) light modifiers
1.6) water reflections
1.7) supporting hardware suggestions

2.) Setting

2.1) artificial backgrounds
2.2) mixing artificial and natural background elements for depth
2.3) natural lighting
2.4) mixed lighting considerations
2.5) geographic accuracy

3.) Sensor Placement and Calibration

3.1) direct versus Reflect mode
3.2) angular orientation’s effect on sensitivity
3.3) focus calibration and the pendulum method
3.4) the ‘black cotton’ trick

4.) Set-up examples

4.1) “A to B” subjects: the Basilisk
4.2) insects in flight
4.3) hummingbird at flower
4.4) saw whet leaving cavity


Friday, April 11, 2014

Front Cover on Photo Solution

Photo Solution, the French language version of Photo Life Magazine, featured my tree frog photo on the cover of the April/May issue.  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Writing for Photolife!

I am now writing regularly for Canada's photography magazine Photolife.  Check out my first article "Nature Directed" in the current issue. 

Nature Directed
Scott Linstead explains his non-traditional techniques of gaining artistic control over a natural scene.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

More About Fotonatura

Some of the legal tricks employed are now coming to light threaten photographer freedom from the agency even in bankruptcy. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

About Fotonatura

A now public resolution.

"The ‘Fotografenfederatie’ (The Dutch Photographers Federation) is planning to conduct an investigation about possible irregularities and suspicions of violations of the rights of photographers by ‘Foto Natura’."

Of the thousands of dollars of lost revenue and hundreds of published photos for which I was never compensated, this front cover of National Geographic Kids is among the most high profile. 


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Another Unpaid Usage of my Photo

First of all, to be clear, NG Kids paid the agency but the agency didn't pay me.  Same story as this entry : agency is having financial troubles, can't/won't pay, owner ignores attempts at contact, refuses legal release from contract based on non-payment, presumably gambles on legal costs being beyond that of the average photographer. 

A few photographers have warned me to keep my mouth shut.  I am not sure what is more appalling: the unpaid use of the image or the inclination of more accomplished photographers than myself alluding to my keeping my mouth shut about it; perhaps an indication of the sacrifices necessary to really "make it".  What a poison industry. 

I have never received compensation for something because of favoritism in any facet of my history of gainful employment as a mechanical engineer, high-school teacher or wildlife photographer.  I have never earned a salary large enough that I could not replace it doing something else.  As such, I will never live in fear of saying the wrong thing and effectively ousting myself from any hierarchy.  This does not mean I am willing to shoot my mouth off for nothing; I know what discretion and professionalism means.  And I still have never mentioned the name of the agency in question.  But I know that I cannot shut my mouth when something is so obviously wrong.          

The fact remains, the anonymous $1000+ agency purchases of two of my images in as many months tells me that the work speaks for itself -- even if others reap the financial benefits.  What's left to do?  Hunker down, accept my roll as really just a stock shooter and try not to communicate too much with the elite of the business who will never see the world in the same light I do.  The conversations with the elite and the ideological clashes that occur between the lines do nothing but bring me down and minimize my hardships.   No new material to any agents;  Everything I create now resides here