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TetherTool Tether Table Aero

Tethertool's Tether Table Aero

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The Tether Tools Tether Table Aero 📸🔛🖥 is one of the best tethering support systems on the market. Made from lightweight aluminum alloy, its light and durable for all your tether needs. 

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The Tether Table Aero provides photographers, such as myself, with a stable portable tethering platform.  It's perfect for daily studio use and the ideal out-of-studio workspace.  Its light weight enough to fight inside a backpack to be transported but the Tether Table Aero comes with its own protective carrying bag.  It attaches easily to virtually any tripod or light stand and is compatible with all standard mounting hardware. It's compatable with 4 different mounting options.  

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There are 6 different sizes and two finish options to suit your needs.

Photo Credits:  TetherTool.com

Automated Photo Studio Shoots Video and Stills Without a Fashion Photographer

StyleShoots Live let's fashion stylist & model shoot multi-platform content on their own without a Fashion Photographer on set. 

The world's first "smart studio". See how StyleShoots Live redefines the way brands can capture stills and video of their models and lifestyle shoots using a revolutionary photography system that doesn't need a Fashion Photographer. Learn more at http://www.styleshoots.com/live

As a pro, I have enough to worry about in this "everyone’s-a-photographer age", a Dutch company called StyleShoots has created a robotic machine that can cut fashion photographers out of the picture completely. The new StyleShoots Live machine allows a stylist, a makeup artists, a hair stylist and model capture video and stills, without the use of a fashion photographer. This photo booth on steroids allows anyone to control lighting, backgrounds, camera movement and motion, editing (I'm assuming they are cutting the Digi Tech out as well), and other creative aspects through the use of a built-in iPad.  Export finished files can be produced in a wide array of formats via 4K video or high-resolution photos.

The StyleShoots Live incorporates a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II with a Canon EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM lens, along with 12 high-CRI LED panels custom made by Rotolight and a white sided reflector for bounce and a black side for shadow. A 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro serves as the control panel, while an embedded Mac Pro processes all of the data using proprietary software. 

StyleShoots isn't going to put fashion photographers out of business, but this cyborg studio can let creative directors from brands pump out a whole lot of photographic content with very little help and minimum budget constraints. It can let enterprising and innovative studio photographers automate their process without the use of an assistant. 

 

 

The Sigma 135mm 1.8 DG ART Series Portrait Lens

The Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG Art Series Lens

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The Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG Art Series Lens has sparked excitement in the portrait photography world, just as the previously released Sigma 85mm F1.8 DG ART Series lens has done in the 1st quarter of 2017.  Will this lens be a new game changer to its direct competitors & proprietary lens from Nikon & Canon?  Let's Wait And See!!  Check back soon for the review of the Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG ART lens for Nikon

But as a New York based Fashion Photographer, I am definitely planning on adding this lens to my arsenal of lens once its released to purchase, and Adorama will be the retailer of choice.  I have owned the Sigma 150mm 2.8 MACRO lens for the last 5 years, and it truly has been the workhorse for my beauty photography work.  I can't wait to see how well this Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG Art lens will pair with my Nikon D5 FX camera body.  If it is anywhere as awesome as the Sigma 85 F1.8 DG Art Lens, then expect some great NYC fashion portraits to grace the galleries in mid 2017.

READ MORE ABOUT THE SIGMA 135MM F1.8 DG ART on The Sigma Photo Blog or "click" on link below to Sigma Photo website. 

THE SIGMA 135MM F1.8 DG ART: A FIRST-LOOK