Monday, September 15, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

World’s Highest Capacity SD Card 512GB

The capacity of my first Compact Flash Card was about 256MB. A few years later came the 512MB SD Card. Now San Disk has announced the world’s highest capacity SD Card at 512GB for high performance video and photo capture. Wow, that's bigger than the hard drive on the MacBook Pro I use now!

Built for the Pros
Since SanDisk unveiled its first 512MB SD card in 2003, capacity demands have increased exponentially and the new 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC
UHS-I card represents a 1,000-fold capacity increase in just over a decade, yet maintains the same size footprint. SanDisk’s most powerful and highest capacity SD UHS-I memory card yet, the 512GB card delivers write speeds up to 90 MB/s* and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording speed for high resolution, real-world color and stutter-free 4K Ultra HD video. Transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s* move data quickly for efficient post-production workflow.
The 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card delivers both the speed and capacity needed to support 4K Ultra HD video capture, enabling users to shoot tremendous amounts of content without disrupting the moment.
The new offering comes with key features designed for pro-level action:
·       Built for and tested in harsh conditions—temperature proof, water proof, shock proof,
and x-ray proof
·       Lifetime limited warranty
·       RescuePRO® Deluxe data recovery software download offer, for bringing accidentally deleted images back to life 

Adorama links for pre-order:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

LEICA STORE MIAMI: John Botte The 911 Photographs Exhibit

See you tonight!

Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 10th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Artist talk at 7:00 PM

(305) 921-4433

Light refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend!
Leica Store Miami
372 Miracle Mile   |   Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 921-4433   |

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

THINK TANK PHOTO: Introducing the Production Manager™ 40... AWESOMENESS!

When it comes to carrying all my camera gear and laptop, Think Tank Photo has me covered. From the awesomeness of their rolling camera bags, the Airport Security V2.0, the Airport International V2.0 or the versatility of the ShapeShifter CameraBackpack and every bag in between it just does not get any better.

I’m faster, stealthier and well-organized thanks to all the Think Tank Photo camera bags I use. All designed by professional photographers at TTP. 

Unfortunately, I’ve never had anything decent for my lighting gear. My studio light kit is stored in anything from free swag bags, a cardboard box and a variety of old cases that just don’t cut it. I’ve been waiting, kicking, and cursing.

Now the day has finally arrived!

Introducing the professional strength, Production Manager™ 40! A high-capacity rolling gear case designed for pro gear. It's the most convenient way to safely transport and haul a large amount of lighting equipment. Creative professionals will appreciate the superior design of this large roller with room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.

Many configurations can be set up with the removable no-scratch Velex divider system. It features a spacious gusseted front pocket that fits reflectors, umbrellas, cables and more. Roll into your next production fully equipped and secure with added features like the integrated lock and cable, lockable zippers, and wide-set wheels that minimize tipping. The Production Manager 40 also has reinforced honeycomb panels wrapped in ballistic nylon with full-length exterior slides rails for protection in transport.

•  Stores and transports all types of gear on location with a wide-set wheel base
  Lock the main compartment and secure your bag with the included lock and cable
  Attachments for light-stands or tripods on both sides (straps included)
  Large front zippered pocket for reflectors, umbrellas, cables, etc.

Holds 34 flash heads, 23 power packs, as well as monoblocks, umbrellas, medium softboxes (collapsed), small-medium light stands.

Exterior Dimensions: 15.7” W x 40” H x 12.6” D (40 x 101.6 x 32 cm)
Interior Dimensions: 13.7” W x 38” H x 10” D (35 x 96.5 x 25 cm)
Weight: 17.8–22.2 lbs (8.1–10 kg)

External: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellent (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It's also constructed with 1680D ballistic nylon, YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, custom-designed extra tall skid plates, replaceable custom-designed wheels, antique nickel-plated metal hardware, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Internal: 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed Velex liner and dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, closed cell foam and reinforced PE board dividers, Belly-O mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

No Rhetoric Warranty on all Think Tank products

Monday, September 8, 2014

Commercial Portrait Lighting Master Class with Brian Smith

If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall on one of Brian Smith's editorial or corporate portrait shoots, here’s your chance to watch in real time! This will be a Live shoot – no pre-produced keynote – capturing portraits of the people who bring you CreativeLive. Hear why Brian chooses each location, watch him light each shot on the fly and post-processes a few of his favorite portraits from the shoot.
Watch CreativeLive on September 20, 2014 from 1:00-4:15PM Pacific / 4:00-7:15PM Eastern or live in your time zone around the globe or Upgrade to on-demand access for just $29.
CreativeLive-Photo-Week-2014Once a year CreativeLive brings together the world’s best and brightest photographers to bring you the industry’s most epic online photography conference: Photo Week. Brian will join an All-Star group of instructors including Peter Hurley, Sue Bryce, Jeremy Cowart, Lindsay Adler, Kevin Kubota and my Kiwi brother Colin Smith to wrap upCreativeLive Photo Week 2014 with this very unique Master Class!
Featuring engaging master classes, gear and software demos across three live channels, CreativeLive Photo Week has classes that appeal to everyone from the enthusiast to the veteran pro. Each Master Class offers a powerful blend of education and information – with insights on the techniques, concepts, and business insights you need to transform your work.
You can watch unique content track on each of three live channels – CreativeLive Photo Week has a channel dedicated to engaging master classes, another to gear and software demos and a third broadcasting informative how-tos. You’ll find content for everyone from the enthusiast to the veteran pro. Tune-in and give your skills a serious upgrade with training on: commercial, real estate, interior, Instagram, film, outdoor and wedding photography. There will also be plenty of training on post-processing, lighting and gear.
CreativeLive Photo Week 2014 All-Access Pass for just $199. Get all 6 days of non-stop photography education from gear demos to master classes with your passport to all-things-photo will inspire and educate and leave you electrified and ready to explore whole new territories through your camera lens.

CreativeLive Photo Week 2014 – 50 Courses for $199


PHOTOS: Miami Football Weekend, Dolphins & Hurricanes

View Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots 
Photo Gallery By Charles Trainor Jr. & Al Diaz  HERE.

View University of Miami vs Florida A&M Photo Gallery By Al Diaz & C.W. Griffin HERE