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Golf photographers featured in TV segment

By Alex Myers

We see their pictures all the time, but what about the people behind the cameras?

Related: The story behind golf's most famous photo

The Golf Channel's "In Play With Jimmy Roberts" recently did a feature on golf photographers. From confrontations with players to grueling days, the segment delves into the working lives of the people who capture the sport's action through pictures.

Related: Golf Digest's exclusive photos from the PGA Championship

Here's a clip, which featured Golf Digest's Dom Furore being interviewed:

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Photos: Caddie camp interrupted by fire

A midmorning fire at the last caddie camp in the United States on Tuesday caused extensive damage to a mess hall and kitchen, and injured the driver of a propane tanker truck.

blog_fire_camp_0802.jpgThe fire at the Sankaty Head Caddie Camp on Nantucket Island broke out shortly before 10 a.m. The accident occurred when a propane truck decoupling from the camp's tank beside the mess hall sparked, causing the propane to ignite, according to a person connected with the camp.

The mess hall and kitchen building went up in flames and the camp was immediately evacuated. A second building, where 20 campers and four more senior campers were residing, was also destroyed. Fortunately, non of the campers were reported as injured, though about 1/3 of them lost the belongings they had with them.

The driver of the propane truck was initially taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital before being airlifted to Mass General. He is now listed in good condition.

The compound where the accident occurred is located between the 11th and 13th fairways at Sankaty Head GC, whose membership of 450 includes former GE chairman Jack Welch and former IBM chairman John Akers.

Founded in 1930, Sankaty Head's caddie camp, once one of 30 or so in the U.S., is the last of its kind. New supplies and equipment are being flown in and the camp is expected to go on as scheduled.

-- Jeff Silverman

Photography by Jensen Larson

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Photo of the Day: Phil thrashing his way around Congressional

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Phil Mickelson hacks his second shot out of the rough on the 14th during the first round of the 2011 U.S. Open Championship held in Bethesda, MD at Congressional Country Club on Thursday, June 16, 2011. Click image to enlarge.

Photograph by Donald Miralle

-- Christian Iooss, Director of Photography

Twitter: @christianiooss

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Photo of the Day: Seeing double

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Dae-Hyun Kim and Do-Hoon Kim of South Korea in a bunker on the 18th green during a practice round of the 2011 U.S. Open Championship held in Bethesda, MD at Congressional Country Club on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Click image to enlarge.

Photograph by Donald Miralle

-- Christian Iooss, Director of Photography

Twitter: @christianiooss

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A photo editor's survival kit for the U.S. Open

IMG_0246.jpgI'm often asked about the equipment I use on-site at tournaments. Every photo editor and photographer has their own preference, but below is the gear I'll rely on to help me edit over 20,000 images this week.

Hardware clockwise from top left: MacBook Pro - 2.66 GHz Inter Core 2 Duo, Lexar SD card reader, two stackable Lexar Firewire 800 CF card readers, 2GB flash drive, Apple Magic Mouse, Firewire 800, 400 and USB cords, 500GB G-Drive Mini, 750GB G-Drive Mobile.

Software: Photo Mechanic version 4.6.5 and Photoshop CS4.

-- Christian Iooss, Director of Photography
Twitter: @christianiooss


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Photo of the Day: Johnson trying to escape his shadow

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Dustin Johnson hits out of a bunker during a practice round prior to the start of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 14, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  Click image to enlarge.

Photograph by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

-- Christian Iooss, Director of Photography

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Photo of the Day: Golf course covered in volcanic ash

volcano_course.jpgA view of the 9th green at the Llao Llao Hotel and Golf Resort in Bariloche, Chile some 995 miles southwest of Buenos Aires, on June 5, 2011. The green is covered by ashes from Argentina's Puyehue volcano, which erupted for the first time in half a century, prompting evacuation orders for 3,500 people in Argentina. Click image to enlarge.

Photograph by Francisco Ramos Mejia/AFP/Getty Images

-- Christian Iooss, Director of Photography

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Photo of the Day: Splashing out of a bunker

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Ernie Els plays his second shot from a fairway bunker on the 7th hole during the first round of The Players Championship on the TPC Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Click image to enlarge.

Photograph by J.D. Cuban

-- Christian Iooss, Director of Photography
Twitter: @christianiooss
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Photo of the Day: The hills are burning in Ireland

The below photos were taken at Portsalon Golf Club in Northern Ireland by Contributing Editor, David Owen who is there reporting a story for Golf Digest. Three weeks without rain has created very dry conditions and gorse has ignited in several parts of the country.  The smoke is so heavy that roads have been closed in some places. 

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Photo of the Day: Pretty in Pink

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Jin Jeong of Korea plays his second shot on the tenth hole during the second round of the Ballantine's Championship at Blackstone Golf Club on April 29, 2011 in Icheon, South Korea.

Photography by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

-- Christian Iooss, Director or Photography


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