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Documentary Photographer Shares Techniques to Master Lighting
Kingston Technology Company



FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 15 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced that leading documentary photographer Colin Finlay will reveal his latest tips on Kingston's 'Icons of Photography' Web site. Fresh from a three-month educational tour teaching photo students at 25 top universities in the U.S., Finlay will focus on lighting for this month's profile.

Recognizing the importance of educating and informing photographers of all levels, Kingston established its Icons of Photography, an online forum showcasing the talents and seasoned advice from some of the world's most respected lens artists. Each month the program spotlights an icon and his orher suggestions for taking better pictures, managing image files and improving workflow. Techniques for getting the most from one's cameras and gear are highlighted and the 'Try it Yourself' tips suitable for enthusiast through professional level reveal helpful advice.

In this month's profile, Finlay offers tips on making the most of existing lighting. "As a photojournalist, I've learned to use whatever is available to me to capture my images -- this includes lighting. I rarely have the luxury of bringing portable strobes on assignments, even my commercial advertising jobs," noted Finlay. "Keeping the lighting simple is something I always tell students, whether in the studio or on location. Doing this minimizes complications and forces you to look at your subjects from varying angles and perspectives. Many of my best shots were produced because I was forced tomove around a subject and change my perspective; the light was stationary andI was the one that needed to move. It is a great exercise and one I am constantly sharing with students."

"One of the best ways to improve upon a skill such as photography is by sharing and learning from others," said Jaja Lin, Flash Product marketing manager, Kingston. "This is a key reason we adopted the Icons of Photography program. It's important to stay current with the ever-changing technologies that drive this industry, so each month we look forward to profiling aphotographer and chronicling a bit of their work -- whether it's fashion and beauty, nature, advertising or portrait. It's professionals like Colin Finlay who have helped us strengthen the Kingston brand and continue to show the dependability, durability and reliability of Kingston memory cards."

Kingston will profile a photographer and their tips, plus provide a gallery of images, calendar of events, and biography around the 15th of each month. Site visitors can read more at www.kingston.com/digitalmedia/iop.Other Kingston Icons of Photography include: Harry Benson , Barbara Bordnick, Douglas Kirkland , Gerd Ludwig, Peter Read Miller and Chris Rainier .

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