Think Tank Photo

Friday, November 24, 2017

PEAK DESIGN: Black Friday Up to 25% off thru Monday!

Black Friday Sale Details
Thursday Nov. 23rd through Monday Nov. 27th
25% off all Everyday Messengers
15% off all Clips, Straps, Pouches, Accessories
10% off other Everyday BagsSHOP NOW

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Peak Design's 5-day Kickstarter is coming to an end

Peak Design's 5-day Kickstarter is coming to an end so I'm helping them get the word out one final time. As a reminder, you can use my affiliate link below.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/1567916997?ref=9t517z
Peak Design's 5-day Kickstarter is coming to an end so I'm helping them get the word out one final time. As a reminder, you can use my affiliate link below.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/1567916997?ref=9t517z
Heidi is our in-house General Counsel, and she's got pipes galore. When she started this photo shoot her shirt had sleeves. But the sun was out, and well, you know the expression. She's modeling our new Slide Lite strap in Ash.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Leica Lounge with Silvia Lizama | Thurs, Nov 9, 2017 | 7pm - 8:30pm

Free Event

Join us in the Leica Lounge on Thursday, November 9, 2017 with fine art photographer Silvia Lizama. Silvia will give a presentation showing how a lifetime of influences has impacted her image making process. She will show different bodies of work, talk about the inspirations behind the work and finally give brief presentation on how she hand colors her black and white photographs.
The Leica Lounge is a lecture series hosted by Leica Store Miami which features presentations by local photographers, editors, gallerists and educators. Held monthly, these free events are designed to create and inspire the local photography community through sharing images and exchanging ideas.
The Leica Lounge is kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.
About Silvia:
Silvia Lizama was born in Cuba and moved to South Florida in 1960. She received her BFA degree from Barry University where she is now Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Having exhibited locally since 1978, her work has gained national and international attention and has been included in prestigious exhibitions and collections. She has been awarded the Southern Arts Federation/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Grant (1993), as well as the South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant in 1992 and 2015.


Artist Statement:
Our daily lives are full of stress, anxiety and pressure. There’s never enough time to do the things we must do, much less time to do the things we would like to do. How often do we take a moment, to really look around, to see what’s in front of us, to see what’s in the shadows; to see the special places. Sometimes I do take the time. Sometimes I push everything else away and just look. Sometimes I’m even lucky enough to have my camera with me.
I have been photographing my world for over 40 years. I have been fortunate throughout my life time to have been able to travel to exotic places in Latin America and Europe, as well as my own neighborhood, capturing images with my camera along the way.
My images were captured in black and white film using a medium format camera or more recently digitally captured and printed in a traditional darkroom using gelatin silver paper. After printing the images I hand colored the surface with photographic oils. The carefully applied coloring makes each image unique, adds to the fictional quality and hopefully makes real the world I witness.
Click here to see more of Silvia's work.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Visualize and be Ready Before the Moment

Thursday night I had the honor of being inducted in the Immaculata La Salle High School
Sports Hall of Fame. I was the special teams captain with football players mostly bigger than me.

After a 1975 LaSalle vs. Belen football game, a Miami News sports story quoted our team's quarterback, Bill StPierre, as saying “visualizing changes reactions into reflexes and helps to do things quicker and better.”

Visualizing is a technique I use every day as a photojournalist. Just like I would anticipate the ball carriers movements for a tackle back in the 70’s. Today, visualizing helps me prepare and be ready before the moment. I visualize and place myself in a position to capture the light, the emotion, the movement and composition all colliding in a split second for the decisive moment to tell a compelling story in a single photograph.

In the article Bill describes this technique and what is happening in my head for the last 40 + years, "like a moving picture in slow motion.”

We learned to visualize from our football coaches Carmen Grosso, Denise Hackett and Van Parsons at practice everyday,

I’m forever grateful for what I learned on the football field and how ILS prepared me for success in life.



Monday, August 28, 2017

THINK TANK PHOTO: New Spectral Shoulder Bags Feature One-Handed Gear Access and Increased Protection






Our friends at Think Tank Photo have just announced a new line of shoulder bags for DSLR and mirrorless systems.  The new Spectral shoulder bags feature a Fidlock clasp that enables one-handed access to gear and then locks automatically when closing the flap. An additional zippered closure gives peace of mind while traveling and can be tucked away when actively shooting. Constructed with durable yet stylish materials, the Spectral Shoulder Bag offers Think Tank quality and ingenuity at a reasonable price.  And don’t forget that when you use my URL you will receive free gear and free shipping with your order of all Think Tank gear, including the Spectrals.




Santa Rosa, Calif. – With Think Tank Photo’s new Spectral shoulder bags, photographers can remain inconspicuous while shooting, knowing their valuable cameras and lenses are safer from theft and the elements. A magnetic Fidlock clasp enables quiet, one-handed access to gear — and then locks automatically when closing the flap. An additional zippered closure gives peace of mind while traveling and can be tucked away when actively shooting. Constructed with durable yet stylish materials, the Spectral Shoulder Bag offers Think Tank quality and ingenuity at a reasonable price.
            TheSpectral 8 fits one standard size DSLR body with a wide or short zoom, a 24–70mm f/2.8 detached, plus one to two small extra lens, and an eight-inch tablet. Or, it fits a Mirrorless kit with three to four lenses, including the 50–140mm.  The Spectral 10 fits one standard size DSLR body with 24–70mm attached, a 70–200mm detached, one to three extra lenses, and a 10” tablet. The Spectral 15 fits one standard size DSLR body with 24–70mm attached, a 70–200mm detached, two to four extra lenses, flash, a 10” tablet, and a 15” laptop.
“For pro and serious amateur photographers who want to upgrade their camera bodies and lenses, selecting an appropriate shoulder bag is not a light decision. While they may be taking their first forays into professional-level glass, they also are monitoring their funds,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer.  “We designed the Spectral series with them in mind. It integrates our history of innovation and dedication to sourcing the highest quality materials, while being sensitive to a photographer’s budget.”
KEY ADDITIONAL FEATURES
·      15” Laptop compartment (Spectral 15 only)
·      Tablet pocket (Spectral 8: 8”, Spectral 10 & 15: 10”)
·      Phone pocket sized for today’s large phones
·      Tripod attachment points and straps
·      Highest quality materials (metal hardware, YKK RC Fuse zippers, 420D velocity nylon) and the highest quality construction
·      Luggage handle pass-through
·      Comfortably padded non-slip shoulder strap for all day comfort
·      Customizable divider layout with dividers for stacking short lenses
·      Internal pockets to hold batteries, card wallets and other accessories
·      Water bottle pocket
·      Seam-sealed rain cover included

MATERIALS

Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with durable water resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for superior water resistance. The bag also has YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, 420D velocity nylon, double PU coated P600D, heavy-duty nylon tarpaulin, UltraMesh pockets, antique plated metal hardware, Fidlock® mangetic buckle, 350G 3D air mesh, 3-ply bonded nylon thread

Interior: PE board reinforced removable closed cell foam dividers, 200D liner, PU backed nylex liner, 2x PU coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, 3-ply bonded nylon thread

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Spectral 8
·       Internal Dimensions: 10.2” W x 7.5” H x 4.9” D (26 x 19 x 12.5 cm)
·       Exterior Dimensions: 11” W x 8.3” H x 6.1” D (28 x 21.2 x 15.5 cm)
·       Tablet Compartment: 8.3” W x 5.5” H x 0.6” D (21 x 14 x 1.5 cm)
·       Weight: 1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)

Spectral 10
·       Internal Dimensions: 13” W x 9.1” H x 4.9” D (33 x 23 x 12.5 cm)
·       Exterior Dimensions: 13.8” W x 10” H x 6.1” D (35 x 25.5 x 15.5 cm)
·       Tablet Compartment: 10.4” W x 7.6” H x 0.6” D (26.5 x 19.2 x 1.5 cm)
·       Weight: 2.2 lbs (1.1 kg)

Spectral 15
·       Internal Dimensions: 15.3” W x 9.8” H x 5.1” D (39 x 25 x 13 cm)
·       Exterior Dimensions: 16.1” W x 12.6” H x 6.3” D (41 x 32 x 16 cm)
·       Tablet Compartment: 12.6” W x 7.6” H x 0.8” D (32 x 19.2 x 2 cm)
·       Laptop Compartment: 14.1” W x 9.6” H x 1” D (36 x 24.5 x 2.5 cm)
·       Weight: 2.5 lbs (1.2 kg)

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ABOUT THINK TANK PHOTO
Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, Think Tank Photo is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work and developing inventive new carrying solutions that meet their needs. They are dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and design principles, and employing materials that are environmentally benign.
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