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01.12.10         featured photographers  

Scott Roeben


Many of you will recognize Scott, who won First place in the Macro Division of my photography contest this last summer with his amazing Ant shot. Scott also won 2nd place in the portrait division. I asked him to explain how he managed to capture the ant and this is what he wrote:

"It was a 50mm Canon lens, with extension tubes. I used a light box, and set the ant (and cardboard) on it…for some up light. Also used one strobe off to the side. Got some nice detail, just hand holding the camera, although the depth of field is crazy, as you know! I wrangle my bugs by putting them into the fridge for three minutes, just to mellow them out. They always come out fine. Ants come out of it quickly and are just plain fast. So many misses to get a hit! Doing bugs that close really is an exercise in luck and patience."
Ive had the pleasure to know Scott for about a year and a half now and have met up with him twice in Vegas. Scott has been a tremendous supporter and encourager and is an all round good guy. He has given me some wonderful advice on online marketing and in return I have tried to help him with what I could with photography- its been a great exchange. He recently had his first exhibition on a project he's been working on, photographing the homeless in Las Vegas. You can FEEL the emotion from these two, one more of despair, the other of hope.
Scott also has a great talent with children, he is very good at getting their raw emotion and energy.
I asked Scott if he wanted to include watermarks and he believes that watermarks are distracting, and that anyone can really rip off an image, even watermarked, if they wanted to badly enough.

Be sure to check out more of Scotts Work:

Scott Roeben Photography
Scott Roeben On Flicker

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