Author: Dan Carr

Portable Storage – LaCie Rugged drives

I just picked up another LaCie Rugged drive for an upcoming trip to New Zealand so I thought I’d take a second to post about them. The Rugged line of drives from LaCie are designed with the traveling photographer in mind and are encased in a protective rubber shell. I have been using a 120gb Rugged for about 2 years now and it has been faultless so far. If you take a look at the larger version of the photo on the left you will even see a sizable dent in the case on the top but still it...

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Summer happenings

Bit of an odds and ends posting this one. I’ve been shooting a few things up on Blackcomb glacier in the last week or so. The progression of skiing over the last year is pretty impressive. It seems everyone has a new variation on a double cork or double flip these days. Paul Bergeron (photo on the left) is looking particularly impressive. I also shot a quick video of Peter Olenicks new double which seems to be a kind of misty 5 to switch backflip. Crazy stuff. Pete Olenicks new dub from Dan Carr on Vimeo. A few nights ago I went up to Camp of Champions for a sunset shoot with the 4frnt crew. CR Johnson, Matt Sterbenz and Finn Anderson were on hand along with local skiers Mack Jones and Carl Fortin. As with this shoot last year , we were blessed with perfect conditions and a beautiful sunset. The photo on the left shows the collection of Elinchom Rangers set up by myself and a couple of other photogs. In the last couple of shoots I have been experimenting with some different pocketwizard setups to try and increase the usable range. What I have learnt is that moving the PW away from the light stand and flash head can make a noticeable difference. A Manfrotto magic arm with camera plate and a cold shoe provide a...

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Think Tank Audio Recorder Review

The Audio Recorder is part of Think Tanks new multimedia Wired Up collection. The on board microphones on many cameras and video cameras just don’t cut it. Many multimedia professionals use separate audio recording devices that produce much higher quality sound. Sound,although often overlooked, is a huge part in any video production and many photographers are looking to record ambient sound these days to play along with sideshows. The Think Tank Audio Recorder is the perfect size for recorders such as the Zoom H4N or the Edirol R-09HR. A stretchy front pocket can be used to store a microphone...

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Think Tank Mic Drop In Review

The Mic Drop In is part of Think Tanks new multimedia Wired Up collection. For those familiar with Think Tank products, the Mic Drop In is similar in design to the Lens Drop In that is in the current modular range. A drawstring opening on the top can be left open for quick removal of the microphone. The bag can also be lengthened using the extendable zippered section on the bottom, adding approximately 3 inches to the length of the bag to accommodate larger mics. On the front of the bag is stretch pocket for extra cables,XLR adapters, dead cats or whatever else you might need. One new feature that all the Wired Up Collection bags have in common, are cable pass-through holes. Small holes in the bags in strategically placed positions to allow cables to be passed between bags to link up with cameras and audio recorders. All the holes are marked with a small blue tab for easy finding. Of course the Mic Drop In is fully compatible with Think Tanks existing modular rail system for attaching the bag to a speed belt and the bag will be available for...

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Think Tank Wired Up Collection – Review

This Month, Think Tank Photo will be releasing an entire new collection of camera bags designed specifically with the Multimedia photographer in mind. With the advent of cameras such as the Canon 5dMKII and the the Panasonic GH-1, more and more photographers are being asked to shoot video and/or audio on photographic assignments. More to shoot means more to carry and these new bags are designed specifically to meet the new challenges associated with multimedia shooting. If you decide to purchase any of the bags, Think Tank has a special offer on at the moment. If you go to...

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