“I’ve been using my Induro CT213 carbon fiber tripod for six months now and am positively thrilled with its performance,” writes Edge. “It’s everything a tripod used for outdoor photography needs to be: lightweight, sturdy, easy to use and most importantly – reliable. I don’t hesitate to recommend them and right now Induro is offering a 25% instant rebate on their entire line-up of already fairly-priced carbon fiber tripods.”
“I really like the Induro Hi-Hat for it’s compact size, ease of use, and versatility in the field,” says Patterson. “It’s proven to be a valuable tool on many shoots requiring a low-angle shot or balancing sliders on uneven terrain.”
“The Hi-Hat fits easily in my existing tripod case, and can be mounted on a ladder, a delicate surface, and then I can quickly unlock the ball head of my fluid head and place it right back on top of my regular tripod sticks,” Patterson adds. “Versatility, ease of use, lightweight, and compactness are the four main attributes of the Induro Hi-Hat I rely on most. I wish it was always this simple when buying gear.”
Useful for photo and video projects, the Induro Hi-Hat is available in both 75mm and 100mm versions.
Photographer Rick Sammon has posted a blog story on how he’s reproduced his second Rembrandt portrait. Unlike more gimmicky productions, Sammon has created an inspired homage to the original painting.
This is the second time Sammon has recreated a Rembrandt. Several years ago he tried his hand at “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” The blog post details how he created both portraits to mimic the gentle light Rembrandt is famous for.
A Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens was used to create the photo. Sammon perched his rig on his Induro CT214 tripod.
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Ian Strange is a visual artist who’s currently working on a compelling new project entitled SUBURBAN. It involves site specific installations, photography, and video and will be on display in the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia from July 26th through September 15th.
Check out the video above to learn more about the project and to see Induro’s 100mm Hi-Hat at work on set! Riding on a dolly, the tripod holds a RED Epic camera on an OConnor head.
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Jean-Pierre Lavoie is a professional panoramic photographer based in Montreal, Canada. He is a former electronics engineer who switched to full-time photography six years ago. He works actively to promote the art and practice of modern panoramic photography.
Lavoie is also testing and giving technical feedback to the Google team building the new Photo Sphere. Jean-Pierre specializes in creating 360 degree interactive panoramic images for the Web and various clients.
When the city of Detroit recently filed for bankruptcy, some newspapers wrote articles either about or including Lavoie’s interactive virtual tours of the ruins of Detroit. He went there in 2009 for a few days to make a series of images.
Jose Garrido is an architect with a serious photography habit. Photography, for him, is a way of studying the architecture that surrounds us and revealing the beauty that goes into every detail.
“Involution,” above, is a shot of the Metropol Parasol (2005-2011) in Seville, Spain by architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann. Inspired by the shapes of mushrooms, this fantastical wooden structure houses a museum, market, and public spaces. With such a visually interesting subject, almost any photo is sure to look at least somewhat interesting. Jose, though, uses photography to express his interest in the piece from his perspective as an architect.
The moon might be 238,900 miles away, but with the right gear, good advice, and a little patience it’s possible to capture some impressively detailed images of Earth’s largest satellite.
Photographer David Stephens is a nature and wildlife photographer working just south of Denver, Colorado who has offered to share the knowledge he has accumulated over the years on this particular sub-genre of photography. There’s a lot to consider, from the weather to the time of year to how to post-process, so here it is: how to photograph the moon!
Brandon Remler has been working in the photo industry for the past 20 years for companies such as Canon, Kodak, and Fujifilm. While he can often be found shooting events, he also finds that photography is a great way to “immerse [himself] in a creative outlet.”
He got his first camera in 1982 and immediately “fell in love with the processing and printing of film.” Although he shoots digitally now as well, you can definitely see that his love of film lives on with a peek inside his bag!
If you’ve watched Major League Baseball on television, have you ever wondered where and how all that great “sense of place” footage was shot? For the past two years, Tom Furcillo and Mark Tarman have been creating these spots for ESPN. Recently, Tom was kind enough to sit down and explain to us how he and his partner create these pieces. What we enjoyed more than anything is the spirit of how these two young filmmakers are creating spots while letting almost nothing hold them back from delivering.
B&H’s InDepth article series features professional reviews of photo and video gear that don’t shy away from the nitty gritty details. They recently published a review of Induro’s Carbon CT Series 8x Tripods.
Author Tom Kirkman has got the scoop on how and why our carbon fiber tripods are made the way they are, from the manufacturing of the carbon fiber legs to the design of the cross-braced spider. He concludes, “And while not always an applicable axiom in the world of tripods, in the case of the Induro CT line, the harmony of form following function also equals style.”
Read the full review on B&H.
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