David Hobby

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David Hobby using a ring flash adaptor.

David Hobby (born January 30, 1965) is an American photographer and author of the Strobist.com lighting blog, a site which promotes lighting techniques — such as off-camera flash — among photographic enthusiasts, often with an emphasis on the practical knowledge rather than the gear. The blog has an on-line monthly readership of over 300,000 photographers from 175 countries, and was named one of the "25 Best Blogs of 2010"[1] by Time Magazine.

Professional life[edit]

David Hobby

Until July 2008, Hobby was a staff photojournalist with The Baltimore Sun.

In June 2007, he took a year-long leave of absence from The Sun to blog full-time.[2] On August 3, 2008, Hobby announced in a posting on his blog[3] that he had taken a buyout from The Sun along with about one hundred staffers who left the paper at that time. He explained, "There was a hard staff reduction quota in effect, and given the way the blog has gone I thought it would be best if I counted toward it when they started lopping off heads..."[3] Hobby has since used the blog as a platform from which to explore various photographic projects.

In June 2009, Hobby was named one of "The Five Biggest Photographers on the Internet" by Photo District News.

Interviews:

Hobby has authored an article on a DIY photo studio in the December 2007 issue of MacWorld,[6] co-authored the book Columbia: A Celebration with wife Susan Thornton Hobby,[7] and produced two tutorial DVD series

Personal life[edit]

Hobby studied photojournalism at the University of Florida.[8]

Hobby currently lives in the Howard County, Maryland area with his wife Susan and two children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Blogs of 2010". Time Magazine. 2010-06-28.
  2. ^ "Blog, Newspaper, Family. Pick any Two".
  3. ^ a b "Will Shoot for Food". Strobist.
  4. ^ Graham, Jefferson (2008-04-23). "In a flash, Strobist blog about lighting photos hit it big". USA Today.
  5. ^ Murabayishi, Allen (2018-08-16). "Triggered: David Hobby Reflects on 12 Years with Strobist". ASMP Strictly Business Blog.
  6. ^ "DIY photo studio". MacWorld. December 2007.
  7. ^ Columbia: A Celebration. Perry Publishing. 1995. ISBN 0-9643728-1-9.
  8. ^ "Strobist FAQ". Strobist.blogspot.com. 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2012-11-09.

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