Monday, March 27, 2017

Think Tank Photo’s New “Signature” Camera Bag Series Features Advanced Fabrics For A Modernized Classic Shoulder Bag

Santa Rosa, Calif. – The Signature Series from Think Tank is a modernized version of the classic shoulder bag. Whether one is a young urban professional or corporate photographer, the Signature shoulder bag is as fashionable as it is functional. Hand sewn, advanced fabrics blend weather protection and durability with the classic feel of fine wool. Genuine leather detailing and metal hardware add character and stand up to the rigors of daily use.
“The new Signature Series features a modern fabric that is soft to the touch and yet is durable,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s CEO and lead designer.  In addition, the zippered flap provides full closure and security to the main compartment, or tucks away when not in use.  It is a next generation design for today’s discerning photographer.”

·      Dedicated laptop/tablet compartment: Signature 10 fits a 10” tablet; Signature 13 fits a 13” laptop
·      Secure clasps on front flap with one-handed operation
·      Dedicated phone pocket fits up to an iPhone 6s+ or S7 Edge
·      Wide handle pass-through for attaching to rolling luggage
·      Large front pocket for an extra strobe, rain cover or small book
·      Long, cushioned neoprene shoulder pad positions easily when worn cross-body
·      Zippered front pocket provides security for small items and includes a built-in organizer for pens and business cards
·      Quilted velex dividers can be customized to fit gear
·      Shorter dividers can be made into shelves to stack short lenses and primes
·      Dividers and bottom foam can be removed for a completely collapsible bag
·      Although the bag’s outer fabric is treated with water resistant coating, a seam-sealed rain cover is included for downpour conditions


·      1 standard size DSLR with 3–4 prime lenses and accessories
·      A complete Mirrorless camera system with 3–4 lenses and accessories
·      10” tablet fits inside a dedicated compartment

·      1 standard-size DSLR with mid-range zoom attached plus 2–3 additional lenses
·      13” laptop fits inside a dedicated compartment

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 240D wool-like 195G nylon/poly blend, full-grain leather, antique-plated metal hardware, highest quality YKK® RC-Fuse zippers, 550D polyspun, nylon seatbelt webbing, neoprene, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon lining, polyurethane-backed quilted Velex liner and dividers, high-density closed-cell foam dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, nylon binding, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Signature 10
·      Internal Dimensions: 11.8” W x 7.8” H x 5.1” D (30 x 20 x 13 cm)
·      Exterior Dimensions: 13” W x 9.1” H x 5.9” D (33 x 23 x 15 cm)
·      Tablet Compartment: 11.4” W x 7.8” H x 0.8” D (29 x 20 x 2 cm)
·      Weight: 2.8 lbs. (1.3 kg)

Signature 13
·      Internal Dimensions: 13.3” W x 9.1” H x 5.1” D (34 x 23 x 13 cm)
·      Exterior Dimensions: 14.6” W x 10.4” H x 6.3” D (37 x 26.5 x 16 cm)
·      Laptop/Tablet Compartment: 13” W x 9.1” H x 1.2” D (33 x 23 x 3 cm)
·      Weight: 3.1 lbs. (1.4 kg)

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.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Register Now for Latin America: Stories That Drive Change, April 8 & 9 The University of Miami

Register Now for Latin America: Stories That Drive Change

Image courtesy of Mia Tramz from the Time, Inc / LIFE VR production Defying the Nazi's.
Image courtesy of Mia Tramz from the Time, Inc / LIFE VR production Defying the Nazi’s.
We, at The Alexia Foundation, are busy preparing for our upcoming seminar Latin America: Stories That Drive Change. The seminar will take place April 8 & 9 at The University of Miami in Miami, Florida. It’s time to start making your plans to be there.
The seminar has a top-flight line-up. Ami Vitale will talk about passion projects and finding your voice. Pablo Corral Vega, founder of POYLatam, will showcase some of the best current work from Latin America. Adriana Zehbrauskas will discuss her body of work and her use of Instagram. Mia Tramz, who is leading the development of VR at TIME, Inc, will discuss VR and 360 videos. Whitney Johnson, National Geographic’s Deputy Director of Photography, will discuss cultivating and working with photo editors. Mike Davis will talk about what grants exist and how to successfully apply for them.
Two novel things about our seminar is that after morning talks, attendees will break into smaller groups so they can work more closely with speakers and experts in areas they are most interested in. We’ll also have project reviews where a select number of attendees will be able to get feedback on grant applications. 
Additionally, we’ll be having a reception on Saturday evening where past winners Aaron Vincent Elkaimand Mary F. Calvert will talk about their projects and we will announce The Alexia 2017 winners. 
The cost for the seminar is $95 if you register before Mar. 24, $110, if you register after Mar. 24. Lunch, coffee breaks and the Saturday evening reception are included in the price of the seminar. The University of Miami School of CommunicationThe Knight FoundationPhotoWings and the Nikon Ambassador Program are co-sponsors of this event.
Register Now!
We have set up a special room rate of $149/night for a limited number of attendees at the nearby Courtyard Marriott in Coconut Grove. The discounted rooms will be available for booking until Mar. 10. You can book directly at the link:  Latin America Seminar at University of Miami – Attendees Room Block Apr2017.

Download Latin America: Stories That Drive Change Schedule

For questions about Latin America: Stories That Drive Change, please contact Eileen Mignoni at