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Tether Tools Introduces Studio Vu Monitor Bracket

Tether Tools introduces the Studio Vu monitor bracket which is designed to hold large-scale monitors for optimal viewing while shooting tethered, using LiveView or filming HD Video.  The Studio VU enhances photographers’ and videographers’ tethering capability by providing a seamless connection from camera to any large monitor, iMac, or Cinema Display

The VESA compliant bracket is engineered to hold up to 80 pounds (36.5 kilograms) and is designed to fit any standard 5/8-inch(16mm) pin found on common studio support equipment. This allows for easy integration into any studio set-up. The bracket also is extremely versatile and enables photographers the ability to lock any monitor in-place while providing a tilt of ±45 degrees for optimal image viewing. The Studio Vu’s dual 5/8-inch receptors allow the monitor to rotate quickly, changing orientation from landscape to portrait depending on the desired set-up.

For additional information visit: www.TetherTools.com

Award-Winning Travel Photographer Launches New App for iPhone and iPod Touch

My Shot Lists For Travel (http://www.MyShotLists.com), a new app for iPhone and iPod touch developed by Southern California-based travel photography instructor, author and international tour guide Ralph Velasco, takes the guesswork out of travel photography and gives the user the ability to organize and track a shot list for any destination or subject.

Even the most amateur of photographers can return home with a well-rounded set of images that truly creates an overall cultural portrait of a place, and in the end, the result should be the basis for compelling slide shows, websites or photo albums, whether traveling around the world or around the corner.

Available on the App Store in iTunes, My Shot Lists For Travel fits within even the most casual photographer’s routine, and according to one reviewer it’s “like having an entire Travel Photography course in your pocket.”

    • For photographers of all skill levels – amateur to professional.
    • More than 50 categories for travel photography, such as Landscapes, People, Architecture, Markets, Natural Wonders, Landmarks and more.
    • Assists users in creating custom shot lists for any destination, subject or shooting environment.
    • Includes descriptions and sample images by Ralph Velasco for each category.
    • The My Data feature seamlessly makes use of the device’s internal camera capabilities and lets users create a visual list of photos, complete with notes.
    • The Challenge Me feature tests users’ creativity by randomly selecting a category to focus on.

Isn’t it better to have friends and family asking you to share your pictures, website or slide show, not the other way around?!

Zacuto to Sponsor Canon Filmmakers Live Events

Zacuto USA is proud to announce their sponsorship of Canon Filmmakers Live, a series of live events aimed to educate, entertain, and inspire individuals shooting video with Canon’s line of DSLR cameras. DSLR expert Philip Bloom will host each of the live events. The project was started by filmmakers Jon Connor and Cristina Valdivieso after recently holding their first workshop again with keynote speaker Philip Bloom. The event sold out and was a huge success.

“We thought if people in our own city were hungry for educational events like this, what about other cities? One thing led to another and after months of planning and preparation the Canon Filmmakers Live U.S. Tour was born,” said Connor.

The first of the 12 events will take place in Chicago on March 8th. Over the next 30 days, the project will visit Washington, D.C., Nashville, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Albuquerque, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. At each event, individuals will be able to speak with Philip Bloom about everything from camera setup to post workflow. Bloom will also be covering the latest gear and cameras, including the entire Canon DSLR line as well as the Panasonic GH2 and the Panasonic AF100.

“It has definitely been a labor of love but we really think a lot of aspiring filmmakers that wouldn’t have access to Philip Bloom, his knowledge, and experience are going to benefit greatly from this tour. Logistically this has been an overwhelming undertaking, so we definitely appreciate all of our sponsors because without them and their dedication to the independent and event filmmaking communities, none of this would be possible,” said Connor.

For additional information visit: www.canonfilmmakers.com

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