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It Really Has to Be a Smorgasbord

The Spring 2012 issue of Fordham Lawyer was just published. Like the re-launch last fall, it features my still images for the cover, some of the inside stories, and my videos as added online content.

Spring 2012 Fordham Lawyer cover. Click images to enlarge.
Cover story – Rethinking Tort Law, Benjamin Zipursky profile. Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, NYC. March, 2012.

Rethinking Tort Law – added video content:

Getting Real – spread:

Getting Real – spread. Fordham Law School’s Clinical Education program. NYC Criminal Court, March, 2012.

Getting Real – added video content:


The still images were shot with Canon 1Ds Mark IIIs – the last of my assignments with these cameras. The video segments were shot with Canon 5D Mark IIIs – the first of my video work on this new model. For the video the cameras were set to ISO 2500, 24p frame rate, 1/50 sec. & f/5.6, with full HD capture. The final video was output from FCP X at 720p.

BTS for the video can be found in this blog post – Sola ENGs on Set.

The criminal court shot was represents the upper end of what the 1Ds Mark III could do. It is at ISO 3200, f/6.3 at 1/30 sec. on a Canon 17mm TSE lens (tilt/shift.) It would have been nice to have had the 5D Mark III at that point and been able to bump the ISO up to 6400 or 12800 resulting in a slightly faster shutter speed and/or a bit more depth of field. The final image is a combination of two different frames.