All posts by Mark Wallace

Mark is a traveler, photographer, and writer.

Sekonic 758DR Calibration

I’ve been asked many times how to calibrate a Sekonic 758DR to a specific Camera.  Well Phil and the gang over at Sekonic have made it easy for you.  Here’s a quick video that explains the entire process.

If you don’t see the video, click here.

To download the Data Transfer Software, click here. Remember, this is a new version of the software and it works much better than the previous version.

New York

We’ll I’m finally back from my brief trip to New York.  I was in New York shooting, picking up Andrew, and also making some new friends.  I was invited to drive north and chat with a few people at Sekonic, Pocket Wizard, Profoto, and Mamiya (and a few others).  They’d seen some of my YouTube videos and gave me an open invitation to talk to them about their products – who wouldn’t jump at that?

I was able to get a first hand look at the new calibration software for the Sekonic L-758DR (it works!) and I was also able to get my hands on one of the new Sekonic PRODIGI COLOR C-500 meters.

Phil from Sekonic showed me some features of the L 758DR that I didn’t even know existed.  He also walked me through the operation of the C-500 Color Meter. Now color correction is going to be a snap.  I can’t wait to make a few videos to show you some of the things I learned.

After a full day of chatting and learning I took a train back to Manhattan. Yesterday I was able to spend a few hours walking the streets, meeting people, and shooting.  Drew and I filmed a little bit of our walk about the city and I’ll be editing and posting some of those videos soon.

I met an interesting man named Richard in Washington Square Park. He’s a chess player and I actually played him a round of chess and lost in 51 seconds. I had a blast playing on a clock, it was the first time I’d ever done it and the first time I’d played chess in at least 10 years. Here are a few shots of Richard that I took while we were chatting.

Richard the chess king
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New look

We decided to ditch the old flash interface on our home page and we now have a much faster and easier to use site.  Take a trip over to to see what we’ve done with the place.  It’s a work in progress but I think it’s a good start.


New Storefront – New Workshops

We’ve upgraded our workshop website.  Now it’s easier to view upcoming workshops and enrollment is much easier. Things just keep getting better and better. Zip over to to see the new site.  You’ll find that we’ve added a few new workshop dates:



Yesterday I had the privilege of shooting Katey who is not a model but should be. I met her a couple of weeks ago and invited her to come in for a session.  We shot for a couple of hours last night and got some really terrific portraits.  We also shot a short video that I’ll be posting soon.  Diane did a terrific job (as usual) on the hair and makeup. 

Here’s one of the shots from last night.

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I had a short shoot with Kareline Dekermendjian today.  She’s a new model and has a lot of potential.  She’s originally from Lyon, France and is heading back to Paris in a few weeks to meet with some agencies in Europe.  I’m sure she’ll do well.

Here are a couple of shots from today.  Diane did an amazing job (as usual) with hair and makeup.

Kareline Dekermendjian Shoot from Mark Wallace on Vimeo.

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