Friday, December 20, 2013

Think Tank Photo: Holiday Giveaways, Specials & More...

Did you know...Think Tank Photo literally started in a garage surrounded by sewing machines, cutting tables and bolts of industrial strength fabric. From those humble roots, we've grown to serve the needs of pro and serious photographers around the globe. And yet, many are surprised that Think Tank remains a small (under 15 employees), intimate company. As a boutique photography equipment design firm, we remain committed to our guiding philosophy: We listen directly to photographers to create products based on their input.

So, thank you for sharing your insights with us. As we hope you've experienced, all input is valued. You truly have a voice in how we run Think Tank.

In 2014, we'll be introducing many exciting new concepts. In fact, we are putting the finishing touches on several products right now. As a grassroots company, we feel very grateful that you let others know about our innovations and about us. Your personal recommendations contribute greatly to Think Tank's ability to do great things.

On behalf of all of us here, we wish you a peaceful holiday and a wonderful New Year.

The Think Tank Founders:

Kurt Rogers, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Doug Murdoch and Mike Sturm 

Holiday Giveaways!

FOUR DAYS. That's when Think Tank Photo will choose a winner to walk away with a Sony A7R with e Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens, BRIAN from 3 Legged Thing and a set of Capture, Cuff and Leash from Peak Design ....FOUR DAYS! GET SHARING, ENTERING and WINNING.
Be the very first to use it.
To celebrate our sister company MindShift Gear's release of the mind-blowing rotation180° Panorama backpack in early 2014, we've created a few hand-crafted pre-release editions. 

We will give one away to one lucky person in a random drawing. 

The Panorama is the world's first rotating day hiker backpack. Designed for hikers who carry cameras, binoculars, GPS devices, nature identification books, maps, iPads, and more, the rotation180° Panorama's beltpack rotates to the front for quick gear access, without having to take off the backpack or even stop hiking.  To enter, click on the "Enter Now" link below, enter your email and click on the "Get Notified" link on the Panorama product page. Enter Here

About A Photograph - Ben Lowy #Sandy

About A Photograph talks to Ben Lowy, A New York City photojournalist represented by Getty. About A Photograph - Ben Lowy #Sandy from Think Tank Photo on Vimeo.
As the wrath of Hurricane Sandy descended on the East Coast of the United States, I found myself tasked with documenting its destructive and violent visitation while using social media platforms for Time Magazine and Tumblr to instantly update the public. In fact, web statistics show that there were 10 images uploaded every second to Instagram with the #sandy marker.
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Photojournalist Joe Rimkus Jr. Reflects On His 40-Year Career At The Miami Herald

For the first time since the Miami Dolphins have started playing football, there won't be a Joe Rimkus on the sidelines.
By Joe Rimkus Jr.
My father worked as a photographer at the evening newspaper, The Miami News, covering everything from John F. Kennedy to the Miami Dolphins. I followed in his footsteps and started work at the Miami Herald in 1973 while still attending Florida International University. At first I worked in the photo lab developing and printing reporters film from all the Miami Herald bureaus all over the State, gradually working my way up to staff photographer. I’m now retiring after 40 years photographing history.

I mainly worked in the Broward County bureau of the Herald, but I often covered news and sports in Miami including the Dolphins, Florida Marlins, several Super Bowls, college championships, the University of Miami football team and traveling to Omaha with UM for the College World Series.

Some of my most memorable assignments were covering the Olympics for Knight-Ridder and then McClatchy newspapers. The best time was the Torino Olympics. Based in the Italian Alps in a ski condo with Alan Greth of the Contra Costa Times, I learned fast how to cover sports I’ve never heard of like snowboard cross competition. Living in South Florida I never had much experience covering luge, bobsled, ski jumping, halfpipe and curling. Alan and I had a good time working during the day and eating "anti-stress spaghetti" in a family run great Italian restaurant in this 500 year-old town.
One of my stories I often tell was the time I was covering the NFC Championship game at Soldier field with the wind chill at minus 30 degrees. For a Florida boy it was quite the education on how not to shoot in cold weather. Besides my film getting brittle and tearing from the cold, my Canon T90's viewfinder flashed HELP then died. Frozen up!

For now, my time will be split time between Sunrise and Vero Beach where I have my "retirement" home. I’m hoping to catch more fish, reduce my golf handicap, take art classes at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, do some freelance and finally take it easy.

It’s been a whirlwind ride and a great experience working with some of the greatest photographers and journalists anywhere. I've learned an awful lot about photography and life from our staff and I will never forget that.....



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