Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Al Diaz Celebrates His 34 years of Photojournalism at the Miami Herald

Today marks my 34th year of photojournalism at the Miami Herald
Many people would say I take pictures but I do much more than that. As a photojournalist I capture the soul of a fleeting moment, a fraction of time in history with all the emotion that goes with it and bring it home to you, the viewer. All this I do in the hopes of making a difference. I am privileged to have the opportunity to do so.

Photojournalist Phil Sandlin added to Kennedy Space Center’s ‘Chroniclers’ Roll of Honor

Phil Sandlin mounts a remote camera on a tower in preparation for Space Shuttle Launch

Retired AP photographer Phil Sandlin was recognized on May 5, 2017 at the Kennedy Space Center for his work over the years covering the space program from the Apollo missions to the Space Shuttle. Sandlin has been added to KSC's "Chroniclers" Roll of Honor.

A photographer for United Press International and then The Associated Press, Sandlin covered the U.S. space program from the Apollo missions to the moon through the shuttle program until his retirement in 2011. Sandlin was winner of the National Press Photographers Association’s prestigious Joseph Costa Award in 2016. 

Phil Sandlin, along with Bruce Hall, Scott Harris, Bill Johnson, Warren Leary and Bob Murray were selected by a committee of their peers to be the 2017 Chroniclers. Brass strips engraved with their names have been added to the list, which recognizes retirees of the news and communications business who helped spread news of American space exploration from Kennedy Space Center for ten years or more. All are known for their excellence in communicating spaceflight’s stories to a global audience. 

“I’m humbled and honored being paired with so many newsmen and photographers on the wall at Kennedy Space Center. The space project was to me the most interesting and challenging of stories I covered during my career. All the work I did was only possible with the support of staffers and photographers that worked with me.” Sandlin said. 

For 50 years Sandlin has documented Florida's tumultous and often bizarre news for the Associated Press and United Press International, building a career and reputation as the consummate "wire man" who covered everything from the Civil Rights movement to space and lunar launches to refugees to presidential elections, hurricanes and other assorted coastal disasters. Along the way Sandlin also became known for his technical expertise, as well as mentoring young photographers and helping them build their own careers.
To view and enjoy Phil’s work visit his website: PkSandlin.com

Phil Sandlin at KSC. Photo by John Raoux

Joe Skipper, Alan Diaz, AP space writer Marcia Dunn, Johnsie Sandlin, Phil Sndlin, Terry RennaMarta Lavandier and John Raoux. Two other regulars, Peter Cosgrove and Chris O'Meara were unable to attend but were there in spirit. 

Phil Sandlin, at center, with former space shuttle astronaut and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, right,  and KSC Communications Director Cheryl Hurst, at left. Photo by Joe Skipper

Photo by Joe Skipper
Photo by Joe Skipper

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Leica Lounge: with Ashley Sebok on Thursday & Sharon Socol on Saturday

Leica Lounge with Ashley Sebok

Tomorrow! May 4, 2017   |   7:00 - 8:30 PM   |   RSVP

If you're local, make sure to stop by Leica Store Miami for our monthly Leica Lounge series on Thursday, May 4, 2017. This month's presenter, photographer Ashley Sebok, will be discussing Tableau Photography. To learn more about Ashley and the Leica Lounge, click here.
As always, Leica Lounge is proudly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Bring a friend and try out some of Brooklyn's latest brews.

Tel Aviv Ahkhshav by Sharon Socol

Customer Gallery Opening Reception
Saturday, May 6   |    5:30 - 7:00 PM   |   RSVP

We're excited to feature local photographer Sharon Socol in our customer gallery this Spring. Her series on Tel Aviv, shot with the Leica M Monochrom, depicts daily life in one of Israel's most vibrant cities. To learn more about Sharon, click here. To RSVP, email info@leicastoremiami.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

All children need a head start. These photos highlight the wonder of early learning.


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All children need a head start. These photos highlight the wonder of early learning.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Canon Rebates at Adorama!

Love my Canon gear and Canon now has Instant Rebates on several of their lenses and a couple cameras.
Adorama is offering free accessories with all and a few include free nice tripods (as noted below)
All ship free and Instant Rebates are good through 4/29.

Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Body and Free Accessories, Black
 after $250 IR
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Point & Shoot Camera, Black
 after $50 IR
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens, USA, with Free Accessory Bundle
 after $80 IR
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens, USA With Free Accessory Bundle
 after 50 IR
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens USA - with Free Accessory Bundle
 after $150 IR
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens with Free Accessory Bundle
 after $80 IR
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM / EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, 2 Lens Kit
 after $300 IR
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens, USA, with Free Accessory Bundle
 after $100 IR
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens - U.S.A. Warranty
Free Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Sections Tripod ($264 value)
 after $200 IR
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Lens
Free Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum 3 Sections Tripod ($264 value)
 after $150 IR
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens
+ Free Vanguard 264AB-100 4-Section Aluminum Alloy Alta Pro 264-AT Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead ($209 value)
 after $200 IR

Monday, April 3, 2017

LEICA LOUNGE: Zoo Miami Goodwill Ambassador Ron Magill, Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Leica Lounge with Ron Magill

Next Week! Thursday, April 6, 2017   |   7:00 - 8:30 PM   |   RSVP

Join us for our monthly Leica Lounge series on Thursday, April 6th with wildlife photographer and ZooMiami Goodwill Ambassador Ron Magill. Ron has worked with wildlife for over 30 years and has had the privilege of having hands-on experience with a tremendous variety of animals from crocodiles to cheetahs. He is an internationally recognized zoological authority who has appeared on a wide variety of local, national, and international programs including National Geographic Explorer, the Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS This Morning, Dateline, CNN, and the Discovery Networks. Ron is also a frequent wildlife analyst for MSNBC and makes regular appearances on Spanish language television programs including international hits Sabado Gigante and Despierta America.

Ron believes that photography is his greatest tool when conveying his message regarding the importance of conservation and nature. He hopes his images will help inspire an appreciation for wildlife along with efforts to protect it for generations to come. To learn more about Magill and see some of his work, click here.

As always, Leica Lounge is proudly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Bring a friend and try out some of Brooklyn's latest brews.