Author: Dan Carr

Think Tank announces the Logitsics Manager

At the PMA tradeshow Think Tanks announced a couple of cool new products. The first one, the Logistics Manager , is Think Tank’s largest bag to date. The rolling bag is designed to hold multiple cameras and large lenses or lighting equipment and is deep enough to hold many of the popular large strobe heads vertically. For photographers traveling with large amounts of studio lighting gear this is the case for you. Of course the case comes fitted with all the usual Think Tank accessories such as TSA combination locks and enough padding and dividers to provide a nearly infinite amount of configuration combinations. When the bag becomes available, purchasing with this link , from the official Think Tank site will entitle you to a free bag when you checkout!! The Logistics Manager provides the answer to a question often asked by working photographers, which is, how can I transport all of my gear into the field, have quick access to it, and secure it from loss or theft, said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo president and lead designer. We took the design and engineering principles we pioneered in our line-up of award-winning rolling camera bags and applied them to this very roomy pro photographer logistics solution. As with all think tank roller bags there is a good sized organizer pocket(pictured above) on the front of the bag for...

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Photography news – Feb ’10

I’ve been on the road for the majority of the last month so posts have been a little sparse. Over the last few weeks though there have been quite a few announcements in the photography world with the PMA tradeshow taking place in the US. In case you missed any of them, here is a quick run down of new developments. Apple has announced Aperture 3. The third iteration of the popular image cataloging program features some big advances that look likely to bring it more in line with Adobe Lightroom. It even features full support for video including options to edit the videos in Aperture. Available to purchase here. You can download a free trial from the Apple website and give it a try for a month. At the moment I am using Lightroom 2.0 but I have been unimpressed with the speed of it. I’m definitely going to give Aperture 3 more than a passing glance, especially with its video support. I’ll report my findings but feel free to chime in with comments below of you have already given it a trial. Nikon announced 2 new lenses , the 24mm 1.4 and the 16-35 f4 VR. With the 24mm lens Nikon is just playing catch up to Canon’s stunning 24mm 1.4 that I have recently purchased myself. I’m sure Nikon users will welcome the addition to their...

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Camera choice, thoughts from an over crowded camera bag.

I’m in the lucky position right now to have all three of Canons latest cameras sitting here in front of me. I have been using the 5dMKII since January last year , I purchased a 7d in August and just over two weeks ago I picked up the new Canon 1dMKIV.  Whilst I’m not going to do exhaustive comparative testing between all the cameras (I simply don’t have the time to do this and plenty of websites out there will do this anyway) I thought I should collect together some of the thoughts I have had whilst using these...

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10 Things you will need to be a ski photographer

If you are looking to become a ski or snowboard photographer then get ready for a long shopping list of gear you are going to need. Every time I pack my gear for a trip I’m amazed at the amount of gear I have amassed over the last few years. Some of it is fairly specialized and only necessary for people that shoot full time for a living, and some of it I would recommend for everyone looking to get into the business. In no particular order here is my top ten list of things you will need to get started! 1. Avalanche Transceiver It’s not worth losing your life to get a shot so make sure you wear a transceiver while you are shooting in the backcountry and make sure you know how to operate it so you can save your friend’s lives if they get caught in an avalanche. I have always used Orthovox transceivers and can highly recommend them, though there are plenty of other great manufacturers out there. I recently had the opportunity to play with the Orthovox S1. A really incredible piece of kit that graphically displays victim location on the screen to help interpret beacon signals. Currently though , I am using the D3 2. A head torch Not something that would immediately spring to mind as a useful accessory but I use...

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Whats been happening?!?

The blog went quiet for a couple of weeks there as I have been away in Alberta shooting alongside the Poorboyz Productions crew as they work on their new Ski film called……ohhh I can’t tell you that just yet 😉 But I can tell you I just got a sneak peek at the trailer and it WILL blow your mind. We headed to the city of Edmonton on new years eve to shoot urban skiing for 10 days with Matt Walker, Leigh Powis, Mike Henitiuk and LJ Strenio. Poorboyz filmers Pete Alport and Cody Carter met us up there and we all piled into a basement apartment kindly provided by Mike’s grandparents. You can read a little bit about our exploits on the Poorboyz blog HERE. I wont go into too many details, the features we hit have to remain a secret for a while but you can see some snap from my Canon s90 on the Poorboyz blog and also on my Facebook page. While I am on the road I don’t have a lot of time for blogging but Facebook is a quick and easy way to keep people up to date with some behind the scenes photos so please become a fan if you’d like to follow that stuff! You can also find regular updates on my Twitter page. By the way, i’m still loving the...

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