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LRY’s Pages:

Pro Reviews
Nikon Coolpix P6000
Sigma DP1
Nikon Coolpix P5100
Pentax Optio W30
Olympus E-3
Olympus Evolt E-510
Pentax K10D
Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z60
Leica D-LUX 2
Canon Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D
Canon EOS-20D

Canon PowerShot S90 Preview
HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One Printer, Copier, and Scanner Review
HP rolls out new services, home/home office printers
Panasonic Lumix LX3 Power In Your Pocket
New Ricoh GX200 Announced
Eye-Fi Card
New Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper
The Business of Photography
Gitzo Explorer GT2530EX Carbon Fiber Tripod Review
Manfrotto Neotec 458B Tripod Review
Canon Powershot G9 Preview - RAW is back
New Canon EOS 40D and EOS-1Ds Mark III Digital SLRs
Optical Viewfinder vs. LCD Live View - Is One Better?
New Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880, 9880 Photo Printers
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod Review
Tripodding 101 - Or, How I Learned to Stop Shaking and Love a Tripod
Manfrotto/Gitzo Factory Tour: Designing and Building a Better Tripod
Digital Camera Buyer's Guide

LRY’s Equipment:

Canon EOS 1N
Canon EOS 3
Canon Elan 7N
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Leica M6
Hasselblad H1

Lenses for Canon
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f4L USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
Canon EF 35mm f/2
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 1.4x II extender
• Others as needed

Canon Speedlite 550EX
Canon Speedlite 580EX
Dynalite Uni-400JR
• Photoflex softboxes, etc.
• Pocketwizard Radio Triggers
• Others as needed


Pro Camera Tester, LRY
About LRY
Hello, I'm LRY which stands for Larry and comes from my days playing the Atari video game Missle Command. I came up with this because I didn't think my real initials looked as cool on the high score list!

I've worked as a professional photographer for about eight years starting as a freelancer with the New York Times in Seattle back in the day and then interning with photo-oriented newspapers such as the former Copley Chicago chain. Along the way I earned a master's degree in photography and photojournalism from Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. My master's thesis was a retrospective of "legendary" (he's still kickin') Magnum photographer Alex Webb's work through 1990. Based in Seattle, I now shoot mainly magazine work and weddings, with a wee bit of time here and there for personal work. I also teach a photography class in the art department at Seattle Pacific University.

Most of my photography involves revealing people just as themselves with a minimum amount of production. I've dabbled in stock and commercial work but editorial (magazine), photojournalistic, and documentary work is where my heart is. Call it the beauty of everyday life, for lack of a better title. Former National Geographic photographer Sam Abell called it (and his book) the Photographic Life, and it was his vision that inspired me to pick up a camera and try to earn a living with it. Well, "there can be only one" Sam Abell but it is in his photographic and philosophical footsteps that I have tried to follow.

So what am I doing on Photography Review? I guess you could call me a FOF, or "friend of the founder/Francis". We rode the Bay Area hills together for years, but suddenly i just found photography to be more compelling (gasp!) than mountain biking or high-end audio (I ran for a brief stint). New cameras, yes! New bikes, sadly no.

Other irrelevant information:
Favorite gear - whatever is quietest and fastest
Favorite light - changing storm conditions with sunbreaks
Favorite lens - Canon 70-200mm f4 L, but this changes
Favorite negative - Fuji NPS & NPH, Neopan, Kodak TMax 3200
Favorite positive - Fuji Provia & Sensia, Kodak GX & VS Ektachromes
Favorite photo books - Sam Abell's, Magnum Degrees, National Geographic books, Alex Webb's

Finally, from the shameless plug department: My website is at and if you know someone who is looking for advice on buying a digital camera, my ebook "Take Control of Buying a Digital Camera" version 2.0 is found along with other useful Mac-oriented advice at I hope you get something useful from my opinions. Cheers!

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