Monday, July 22, 2019

The Sunday Still: Moon Shot

Photojournalist Patrick Farrell has joined the blog with his weekly feature, The Sunday Still. Farrell selects one image each week that showcases the best photojournalism by photojournalists from around the world. The feature runs weekly in The Sunday Long Read. The goal of the newsletter, edited by Don Van Natta Jr. and Jacob Feldman, is to put the week’s best journalism in your hands every Sunday morning.

The Sunday Still
from Patrick Farrell


Moon Shot 

You think getting a man on the moon was hard? Try shooting a photo at night that conveys the wonder of a 50-year-old historic event projected onto the side of a rocket-sized national monument. Washington-based European Pressphoto Agency photographer Erik Lesser landed the stellar shot of the night July 19 by scouting the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in advance of the 50thanniversary Apollo 11 Moon landing celebration. Lesser showed up early to snag his pre-chosen spot on the end of the media riser for an angle that encompassed a clear view of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s projection on the Washington Monument and the crowd. His planning paid off when he captured the silhouette of a boy perched on someone’s shoulders transfixed by the re-creation of the flaming launch. He conquered the tricky lighting challenge by bumping up the sensitivity of his camera sensor and shooting at a relatively slow shutter speed to catch some of the ambient light from the darkening summer sky. Opting to shoot handheld, instead of on a tripod, Lesser had the flexibility to squat at a low angle to center the boy in the shot. Instead of going wide to show the lighting and surrounding screens, Lesser’s linear image focuses on the awe-inspiring moment’s skyward impact on the next generation.

Patrick Farrell, the curator of The Sunday Still, is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Breaking News Photography for The Miami Herald, where he worked from 1987 to 2019. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Media Management at the University of Miami School of Communication.


Saturday, July 20, 2019

MindShift Gear: 15% off BackLight Elite 45L backpack!

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Go Deeper Into the Backcountry! 
The BackLight® Elite backpack offers 45 liters of available space for both camera gear and adventure equipment, such as a length of rope, ice axe, skis, laptop, tablet, and of course, a tripod.

Weather-resistant zippers and materials protect your gear when trekking in the elements. And like the other BackLight backpacks, rear-panel access adds security when traveling since your camera gear is protected behind your back.
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What Fits

Fits 2 gripped bodies and full set of lenses for mirrorless or pro DSLR, plus a 17” laptop and 10” tablet. Will carry up to a 600mm lens, unattached.
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External Carry

Includes Tripod/Monopod mounting system on front and sides.
Compression straps, daisy chain, and attachment points increase external gear capacity to extend your range into the field.


A "floating lid" extends up so you can stuff items underneath, such as a jacket, tarp or rope.
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Key Features

Back panel provides complete access to all your camera gear.
Alternative top access for additional versatility.
Suspended air mesh over closed-cell foam and dual-density honeycomb mesh keep you cool and dry.
Robust harness system is plush and form-fitting for maximum comfort during long excursions.
Durable and waterproof materials protect your gear from the elements.
Weatherproof zippers with ergonomic T-pulls for gloved fingers
Storm-proof construction and YKK® AquaGuard® zippers with T-pulls. 
Multiple exterior pockets offer 17 liters of space for personal items.
Pockets for 17" laptop and 10" tablet also accommodate water reservoir.
Removable camera compartment with emergency shoulder straps.
Removable top lid and waist belt convert into a field pack.
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  • Aluminum internal frame supports the load and keeps it in place
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  • 2 large water bottle pockets with cinch cord fit 32 oz. water bottles
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  • Compatible with the MindShift Tripod Suspension Kit, Filter Nest/Hive and Switch Case
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Best Buy Photography Workshop Tours in Miami


Join instructors Robert SullivanKishore Sawh and Al Diaz along with producer Barbara Fernandez for Best Buy's Photography Workshop Tours in Miami on Saturday, July 27.  
Click on the link below for times and dates across the U.S. The dates for workshops in Miami run from 1-4 pm on Saturdays, starting July 27 and September 28 in 2019. Next year will be February 8, and April 4, in 2020.




Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Sunday Still: Power Pose

Photojournalist Patrick Farrell has joined the blog with his weekly feature, The Sunday Still. Farrell selects one image each week that showcases the best photojournalism by photojournalists from around the world. The feature runs weekly in The Sunday Long Read. The goal of the newsletter, edited by Don Van Natta Jr. and Jacob Feldman, is to put the week’s best journalism in your hands every Sunday morning.
The Sunday Still
from Patrick Farrell


Power Pose

Her swagger and smug smile lit up the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, so Getty Sports photographer Richard Heathcote was ready to capture Megan Rapinoe’s famous celebratory pose after she scored her final goal of the tournament on July 7, when the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team claimed victory in France. Much-memed and compared to the famous Hellenistic statue Winged Victory, the open-armed, self-assured gesture was improved only by the addition of forward Alex Morgan jumping on her co-captain’s shoulders. The image, along with the athletes’ cause for equal pay, snagged the Sports Illustrated cover – and our full attention.

Patrick Farrell, the curator of The Sunday Still, is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Breaking News Photography for The Miami Herald, where he worked from 1987 to 2019. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Media Management at the University of Miami School of Communication.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

LEICA LOUNGE: Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening | Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm


Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening | Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Free Event

Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm.



The gallery opening for our Women in Focus Miami weekend will take place on Friday, July 26th, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00pm. In this exhibition, Leica Store Miami will be featuring seasoned industry professionals as well as up and coming women in the photographic world. This group show features a diverse group of women who's  work focuses on conversation through photography. Their images are charged with subject matter involving identity, activism, femininity, and more.

Exhibition Artists: 




Women in Focus Miami, brought to you by Leica Store Miami, is a photography exhibition and weekend festival dedicated to bringing visibility to leading women in the photographic industry who shoot with Leica. Through a group photo exhibition, photography presentations, panel talks, image review sessions, and a women's-only workshop, this multi-day festival will provide a forum to discuss and empower women and their advocates within the industry.
For more information on the Women in Focus Miami festival and to RSVP for more events, visit: https://womeninfocusmiami.com/.
Follow @womeninfocusmiami on Instagram for daily features and information on the festival. 

This event is kindly sponsored by The Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. The 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.