We’re very exited to announce a special event for you featuring the talented TEAM Induro Members Jay and Varina Patel! We sent a film crew from Shade Tree Films out with them into the Canadian Rockies near Banff in Canada to document how they make their stunning outdoor photography.
This film will be premiered online via Google+ exclusively to those who RSVP at InduroGear.com/patels.
The Google+ Hangout will be in three parts:
Exclusive film premiere of “Outdoor Photography in Banff & Canadian Rockies with Jay and Varina Patel”.
Tools and Techniques with Jay and Varina Patel.
Special screening of “In My Bag” videos filmed on location in the Canadian Rockies, plus live Google+ Hangout with Jay and Varina to discuss how they achieve their spectacular landscape photography.
The Story Behind the Story: Go behind the scenes with Shade Tree Films, Jay and Varina.
Join us and the photographers and filmmakers to discuss what got left on the editing room floor, the process of documenting this journey and the techniques Shade Tree Films used to capture this special peek into the lives of two renowned landscape photographers.
On top of that, we will be having a truly special giveaway for those that attend! Awards will include life-changing tools from Induro, F-stop bags, SmugMug, and Joby plus a complete collection of Jay and Varina’s educational titles totaling nineteen books. RSVP today to learn more!
See you there!
We’re delighted to share that TEAM INDURO members Jay and Varina Patel have published another fantastic eBook titled, “The Photographer’s Companion: A Simple Guide to Getting More from your Camera“. Our suggestion: Get it! Get it now!
“What if you could produce great photos right away – without learning all the technical details first? This is the eBook that will get you there.
This highly anticipated eBook from professional photographers Varina and Jay Patel offers 40+ tips and tricks that will help you improve your photography by leaps and bounds… without a lot of technical knowledge.
You’ll get pro tips on camera settings, equipment, light, and creativity in bite-sized pieces designed for beginners. The Photographers Companion is one ‘Aha! Moment’ after another.
If you are just starting out in photography, mastery can seem overwhelming. The Photographer’s Companion is the hand of a pro on your shoulder when you aren’t sure of yourself – and the steady voice in your head when you are fumbling with your controls.”
Our friends at LensProToGo are holding their annual Used Gear Sale Wednesday, November 13th starting at 12:00PM ET.
Last year’s event was HUGE!! This year’s event promises to be even bigger with hundreds of used items for sale at great prices.
All cameras and lenses come with a 2-year warranty in their original boxes.
If you’re in the market for a camera or lens, don’t miss out! Head on over to LensProToGo for more information.
In his senior year of high school, Photographer David Munson, bought a beat up Deardorff 8 x 10 and proudly refurbished it himself. To compliment his “glorious” work, he needed an “equally as glorious” tripod to hold it. With his budget and passion for tailoring equipment, he bought a pair of Ries legs and a Ries head to, once again, assemble and refurbish the entire structure. He couldn’t have been happier with his end result and still, to this day, has yet to sell it. Needless to say, he hadn’t found a tripod comparable. Until he came across the Induro CT213.
Though he bought tripods in-between, there were a few things that made this upgrade worthy and enjoyable for David:
Its weight. The Induro CT213 was lighter than all of his previous tripods but strong enough to support more than his largest ones could.
The solid felling it had once it was set up. Being made of carbon fiber, it was able to soak up more vibrations than his past aluminum tripods.
It’s height as it was able to extend as high as needed without extending center column.
His list of admirable qualities does not end there though. From the ease and smoothness of expanding and collapsing this tripod, to the hook at the bottom of the center column that holds a significant amount of weight, and so much more, David deems the Induro CT213 a high functioning, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to use tripod.
Read on to unravel why he thinks a tripod is “like a cat without the cute or cuddly aspects and with more practical responsibilities.”
Webinar: Tools & Techniques for Photographing the Passage of Time
Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 1pm EDT
Presenter: Joe Brady
Induro would like to invite you to a live webinar!
Photography is magical. You can use your camera to capture a fleeting moment and a passage of time in a single photograph.
In this free webinar sponsored by us, join host Joe Brady as he demonstrates his approach to capturing the passage of time in both pastoral and urban settings. To capture a unique perspective that creates extra interest, Joe will introduce the Induro Hi-Hat system. A tripod support with a small footprint and big versatility, this incredible system makes it easy to have a stable and low-to-the-ground system that makes capturing a unique perspective both safe and easy.
To calculate the perfect exposure for such long exposures – accomplished with the use of neutral density filters, Joe will also show how he uses the Sekonic L-758DR light meter for easy and precise exposure calculations. In addition, for hiking photographers, you’ll see the lightweight and versatile Benro Travel Angel II system in action.
The images created are fun and exciting, so join us for this informative and inspiring session.
Photographer Bret Edge is no stranger to the art of serious hiking to get the shot he’s looking for. Here’s his account of the main gear he carries through exotic locations, and how he stows it all to get the great shots he’s known for.
One of the questions I’m most often asked by other photographers is, “What do I typically carry in my backpack?” Before I answer that question, allow me a moment to tell you what I don’t carry there – a camera. That’s because I carry it in a Clik Elite chest pack where I’ve got immediate access to it without having to stop, take off my backpack, lay it on the ground and dig the camera out of it’s padded compartment. I also carry a remote shutter release, hot shoe bubble level and microfiber cloth up front. Now that I’ve got that off my chest (unfortunately, the bad pun was intended), let’s look at what gets stuffed inside my f-stop gear Tilopa BC backpack.
Maxime Delvaux is one half of the photographer’s collective known as 354. With his partner Kevin Laloux, the two have created a fascinating series of photographs which are getting a lot of attention. Moody, often urban, and showcasing a sense of loneliness, “Box” as Delvaux and Laloux call the project, consist of photos resembling a Gregory Crewdson production in miniature, with cardboard buildings, dollhouse furniture, and Edward Hopper as their omniscient godfather.
Here’s Delvaux’s account of how the team created the following Box street scene, including behind-the-scenes shots.
354 Photographers is a Belgian photographer’s collective created by Maxime Delvaux and Kevin Laloux. For the past four years they’ve concentrated on advertising and architecture photography. Delvaux is largely responsible for architectural imagery, and Laloux handles advertising photography, although the pair typically develops projects together. Their personal, artistic work is developed both individually and collaboratively. The duo often works out of their space, Studio 38, in Brussels.
“We do photograph a lot of different things in different conditions, but always come to use a tripod, both for commercial and personal purposes,” says Maxime Delvaux. “Therefore, it is really important for us to be able to rely on trustable, practical and flexible material. As we look for the greatest stability, both for indoor and outdoor projects, we mainly work with the Induro tripod.”
Delvaux’s medium format camera and Induro tripod and head at the Mansudae Grand Monuments in Pyongyang, North Korea. ©354 Photographers
Read on below the fold to see what else Maxime has to say about location shooting, stability, and two very different types of photography in his own words.
Photography for Kids in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania began life as a youth photo camp under the Harrisburg Camera Club in 2008. Sponsored by Canon Professional Services, the 501 C (3) organization is now a program of Jump Street, and is dedicated to teaching children the basics of photography.
Photography by www.paulvphotography.com.
“As part of our community outreach, youth from qualified families earning less than 50% of median income in the region are given an opportunity to attend the photo camps with their tuition fully covered,” explains Charlie Smith, who developed the PFK program. He’s also a profressional photographer and educator. “We also work with local and regional agencies to provide an opportunity for unserved and at-risk youth. The immediate and advanced level program is a college level course geared for the serious student who plan to further their photography studies in higher education, a credited art school or start their own photography biz.”
Everything changed for David Stoddart when he discovered HDR photography. A longtime fan of graphics, digital art, and gaming, Stoddart began a six-month immersion in online video tutorials and books until he felt he understood the art and practice of HDR imagery. Here is his explanation of how he created the following photograph, step by step.
HDR Vertorama Photography, a strange beast, a Vertical Panorama shot made with many bracketed exposures. Here’s one I recently completed, it’s St. Mary’s Church, Huntingfield in Suffolk, U.K.
I needed some specialist kit and software for this type of shot, as it wasn’t your average photographer’s day out.