Discounts! Get your red hot discounts! (Also some great resources)

I've spent the last few years working with a ton of different companies, vendors, and educational outlets...as such...I've also gotten a bunch of deals to share! Thus this post. I'll have this made sticky and update it as things change and get added/removed. 

In the mean time, please enjoy and make use of all the awesome products, education, and discounts you can find here. 

PPSDC Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workflow Workshop - September 30 @ 12:00PM - 5:00PM

What you've always wanted to know about Adobe Lightroom is one click away!

September 30 @ 12:00PM - 5:00PM

I'll be coming to George's Camera store (Kearny Mesa location) to give a half day workshop on working with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Don't miss it! 

http://ppsdc.com/event/lightroom-workshop-with-david-j-crewe/

As photographers, a big part of our workflow is done in post-production. Let's face it, most of us use Adobe Lightroom, but are you getting the most out of this amazing software?

How many times have you searched YouTube on how to do this one thing only to find the tutorial to be badly done, incomplete, or just not what you were looking for?

Learn how to:

  • Create, import, and manage catalogs
  • Import and export images
  • Backup your images
  • Customize Plates in LR
  • Date/Time/Client sorting
  • Filters to find photos
  • Custom renaming
  • File handling in LR
  • Virtual copies, collections
  • HDR and Panoramic image handling
  • Archiving, backup, and file sharing
  • LR Mobile tools
  • So much more...

Plus, Crewe will give us a detailed review of how to use the powerful image editing tools in Lightroom, as well as working back and forth with Photoshop.

David Crewe packs a lot of great information, tips, and tricks into his workshops and we're lucky to have him for a whole afternoon. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.

http://ppsdc.com/event/lightroom-workshop-with-david-j-crewe/

Gitzo Launches Century Camera Bag Collection in Celebration of 100th Anniversary

Gitzo, a pioneer in many of the most advanced, revolutionary technologies for professional camera equipment, is celebrating one hundred years of outstanding innovation and technological leadership. To mark its 100th anniversary, the brand is redefining excellence with the launch of several highly exclusive products, including the iconic Gitzo Century Camera Bag Collection.

 

This exquisite new selection of photography bags are designed especially for Gitzo Traveler fans who own premium cameras and require similar standards of premium quality and detail in their photography bags.

 

All the models in Gitzo’s new range are built to meet the needs of the world’s most style-conscious photographers. Made in Italy, they are an appealing combination of genuine Italian cow leather and wear-resistant nylon, guaranteeing high resistance to scratches and abrasions. The bags are water-repellent and were crafted to resemble the look of carbon fiber, reminiscent of the Gitzo Traveler tripod legs.

 

The range includes the Gitzo Century Traveler Backpack, the Gitzo Century Traveler Messenger and the Gitzo Century Compact Messenger, all of which are the perfect choice for Gitzo Traveler Series tripod users.

 

The Gitzo Century Traveler Backpack has a roomy internal insert that easily accommodates a medium-size DSLR or a Premium CSC with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached plus two additional lenses, or it can hold a DJI Mavic Pro with its remote control and accessories. The dual side access enables owners to reach for their equipment from the right or left side. The elegant front opening is the perfect carrying solution for a 0 and 1 Series Gitzo Traveler or similar sized tripod. The removable insert provides the option to pack photography gear and personal items, or effortlessly turn it into a luxurious everyday bag.Featured video tutorial

 

The second model in this selection is the new Gitzo Century Traveler Messenger. It is equipped with a G-lock flap closing system powered by Fidlock®. With this smart magnetic lock, the Gitzo Century Traveler Messenger can be easily opened and closed. It holds a mid-range DSLR or a CSC with a standard zoom lens attached plus another lens and a detached 70-200m f/2.8 lens or a premium mirrorless camera with a 70-200mm attached plus 2/3 standard zoom lenses. It is also perfect to carry a DJI Mavic Pro and its accessories. A pocket on the front bottom unzips to hold and protect a 0 and 1 Series Gitzo Traveler or similar sized tripod. Featured video tutorial

 

For photographers who prefer a smaller bag, the Gitzo Century Compact Messenger is the perfect choice. It can hold a premium mirrorless camera with a standard zoom lens attached plus two additional lenses or a DJI Mavic Pro and its smaller accessories. The Gitzo Century Compact Messenger is also equipped with the G-lock flap closing system powered by Fidlock®. Featured video tutorial

 

For added security, the Messengers have an interior top flap that keeps the gear compartment secure and the Backpack features a lockable zipper pull on the top and laptop compartments. Each bag comes with its own branded, dust-resistant pouch for protection when not in use and all three carrying solutions include a dedicated soft-touch compartment designed to keep a tablet or a laptop safe (this varies according to the bag).

 

Regardless of the model, owners of Gitzo Century bags can enjoy the assurance that their camera and accessories are safeguarded thanks to the engineered interior compartments, concealed pockets and countless intelligent storage solutions for all the equipment, accessories and personal items they may require.

 

The following models are now available nationwide:

Model #                                 Description                                              Price

GCB100MS                           Gitzo Century Compact Messenger         $169.99

GCB100MM                          Gitzo Century Traveler Messenger           $199.99

GCB100BP                           Gitzo Century Traveler Backpack             $299.99

 

As part of Gitzo’s centenary celebrations other highly desirable products have been launched,  including the world’s most exclusive limited edition carbon fiber travel tripods: the 100 Year Anniversary Edition Tripod and the Arsène Gitzhoven Edition Tripod, as well as the soon to be launched Fluid Gimbal Head.

 

More information on Gitzo’s centenary celebrations can be found online at manfrotto.us/gitzo/100y-anniversary. Follow Gitzo on Facebook athttp://bit.ly/gitzotripods, on Twitter @Gitzo_US and on Instagram @GitzoInspires.

 

About Gitzo
Professionals all over the world acknowledge Gitzo tripods, monopods, heads and accessories as setting the industry’s standards for excellence.  Innovations such as the first uses of carbon fiber to make tripods and magnesium to make heads, matched with a design policy of “no gimmicks and no compromise on quality,” put Gitzo products in a class of their own.  Gitzo’s carefully crafted products form a comprehensive range of supports for large, medium and small format cameras, for film or digital technology, for still photography or dynamic video, for studio or location work.  Precision assembly, high quality materials and fine control are all qualities that represent Gitzo products.

Just a few words...

So I've not been posting here lately as i've been on the road a TON and producing content for my sponsors and outlets that I write for, so instead of me re-hashing everything on my own site, I figured, why not just do a link dump for all the articles and you can click for yourselves! :D

Cosplay Photography 101 via Macphun - https://macphun.com/blog/comiccon2017

Review of the Ruggard Navigator 75 Bag on Photofocus - https://photofocus.com/2017/08/08/review-ruggard-navigator-75-dslr-shoulder-bag/

 

Review of the Cinetics Lynx Timelapse and Motion Control system on Photofocus - https://photofocus.com/2017/07/29/cinetics-lynx-motion-control-system-review/

 

Review of the Impact Compact Fluorescent Kit 2 on Photofocus - https://photofocus.com/2017/07/10/gear-review-impact-compact-fluorescent-kit-2/

WANDRD Launches the HEXAD Duffel, the Most Versatile and Functional Travel and Camera Bag

It’s high time the duffel bag becomes more than just luggage. Introducing HEXAD, a duffel that makes it simple to take-off for anywhere knowing gear is safely stowed, organized and always within easy reach

Orem, Utah (PRWEB) June 29, 2017 -- On the heels of a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign for its travel/photography bag that raised over $400,000, WANDRD has launched its newest innovative creation on Kickstarter.

The HEXAD Duffel bridges the gap between traditional duffel bags that are uncomfortable and lack organization and dedicated travel bags that only work well at the airport. “We’re three brothers that were instilled with a love for travel early on, whether it was a road trip nearby or flying somewhere around the world,” said Ryan Cope, WANDRD Co-Founder. “As avid travelers, we are always looking for ways to simplify and improve the way we carry our belongings. The idea of the HEXASD Duffel was actually born as all three of us were sitting on a plane going from Vietnam to Hong Kong.”

The HEXAD Duffel comes in two different styles: the HEXAD Carryall Duffel and the HEXAD Access Duffel. The Carryall comes in a 60-liter size and a smaller 40-liter, to fit carryon dimensions. Both styles are made of tarpaulin and ballistic nylon with army coating, materials that are waterproof and made to last a lifetime. They feature a molded back panel, unique backpack straps, and an adjustable chest strap, making HEXAD the most comfortable duffel on the market.

The shape of the backpack straps allows users to carry it tote-style without any extra annoying straps hanging off the bag. The backpack straps can also be easily removed within seconds and stash into a dedicated pocket out of the way.

The Carryall version includes an expandable pocket on one side of the bag for shoes or dirty laundry. It easily folds out of the way when not in use. For smaller items, there’s an RFID locking pocket for security, a set of spill-proof pockets so toiletries stay contained, a fleece-lined quick access pocket for valuables, and mesh organizer pockets throughout the bag.

The Access version of the Duffel is also carryon size, and features a main u-zip accessible compartment. One big clamshell opening gives access to the entire contents of the duffel. Multiple compartments make it easy to organize clothes or other gear. Two bottom sections fit both sizes of WANDRD’s existing camera cubes – transforming this duffel into the ultimate photo duffel.

Whether using it for camera gear or not, two side entry points provide quick access to a user’s most important items. Both duffels come with a padded laptop sleeve, big enough for a 15” laptop.

“Whether you’re going on a multiple-week trip or hauling gear for the afternoon, these HEXAD Duffels were designed to look amazing and function even better," added Cope. "We can’t wait to see where you take them."

For more information and to pre-order at heavily-discounted early bird prices, visit the HEXAD Duffel

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For more information about the company’s range of products, visit www.wandrd.com.