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Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers by Steve Weinrebe

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Chapter 1. Irreverent Studio Tools

Over the past 30-odd years, six different, moderately cavernous photo studios have been my workplace and photoplay ground. I have bonded with each of them and felt like my guts were yanked each time I had to move. But with each move I have carried along an ever increasing, and ever evolving, amount of studio gear—the stuff that photos are made of. I’m not talking about props, though there is that Martian alien model and some other assorted props, which, however dated, seem to always lurk at the back of the cabinets and drawers. (See Figure 1.1.) No, I am talking about those irreverent studio tools—all the tools that serve a purpose in making still or moving images that didn’t originate from typical photographic ...

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