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Adorama’s Top Photographer with Nigel Barker Adds Powerhouse Photographers to Guest Judge Lineup

August 11, 2016 Comments off

AdoramaNew York, NY – August 11, 2016 Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has just announced the latest star power to join
Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” – Canon Explorer of Light with 13 Sports Illustrated covers among many other credentials, David Bergman, and fashion photographer Emily Soto. David and Emily will be joining Nigel Barker for the sports and fashion photography challenges, respectively.

With just two days left to enter a photograph (entries close Friday, August 12th), “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker,” sponsored by Canon, is a reality web series competition that will air on AdoramaTV featuring five hand-selected photographers from across the nation competing in photo challenges for the chance to become the next Top Photographer. Enter now for your chance tocompete in AdoramaTV’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” today!

Each episode of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” will feature a new photography challenge focused on a different genre of the medium. Seen many times on the pages of Sports Illustrated and photographer of numerous sporting events including the Olympics, World Series, Super Bowls and more, David Bergman will be offering his experienced eye alongside Nigel and additional sports aficionados in Top Photographer’s sports photography challenge. Contestants will be getting in on some gold medal action, working with world-famous athletes to capture the perfect shot.

Contestants will also be challenged to photograph the avant-garde in a fashion shoot, with star fashion photographer Emily Soto joining the judges table. Emily made a name for herself in one of the most competitive markets and cities in the world and has since garnered more than one-million followers on Instagram and Facebook, shooting national campaigns for the likes of Claire Pettibone, Justin Alexander, Lillian West and Escape Watches, with work published by Allure, Teen Vogue, V Magazine and Nylon, to name a few. Top Photographer contenders will face-off to see who can snap the best image, evoking emotion from their subject and telling a unique story through their photography.

Airing in November, the finale of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” will conclude with the final two contestants competing for the title and the grand prize, valued at $50k, which includes a photography equipment package as well as a photo exhibition event in New York City hosted by Nigel Barker, to take place after the finale airs.

About the Judges:

David Bergman
Canon Explorer of Light David Bergman is a New York-based music, portrait and sports photographer. He has been Bon Jovi’s official tour photographer since 2010, documenting the band on stage and on the road in more than 30 countries on six continents. In addition to his other celebrity clients, Bergman has 13 Sports Illustrated covers to his credit and has photographed numerous Olympics, World Series, Super Bowls, NBA and NCAA Championships. His high-resolution GigaPan of President Obama’s first inaugural speech was viewed by over 30 million people, and he produced a 20,000 megapixel image at Yankee Stadium that was printed and displayed 130 feet wide. Bergman is an engaging and passionate public speaker and educator, and hosts a weekly web series, “Two Minute Tips with David Bergman” for AdoramaTV. He was a charter member of Apple’s prestigious Aperture Advisory Board, is on the design board for Think Tank Photo, and is an AdoramaPix ambassador. Before moving to New York City in 2001, Bergman was a photojournalist on staff at the Miami Herald and covered news and sporting events around the world.

Emily Soto
Emily Soto is a photographer residing in New York City specializing in fashion photography shot with digital and film mediums. Her style blends a cinematic, ethereal beauty with raw, emotional moods and themes. Soto’s bold yet playful images appear on magazine covers, in editorial spreads and campaigns for national clients. Her work has been published by Allure, Teen Vogue, V Magazineand Nylon, to name a few, and she was recently ranked #3 Fashion Photographer on the Web. Soto’s recent exhibitions include London, Paris, Berlin and NYC.

Nigel Barker
Nigel Barker is an internationally renowned photographer, author and filmmaker. Best known for his participation on America’s Next Top Model with Tyra Banks, Barker has created a prominent presence in the fashion and entertainment industry. He currently is the host of a weekly radio show called SiriusXM’s Gentleman’s Code as well as the host of Oxygen’s The Face with Naomi Campbell. Drawing on his many years of experience, Nigel has published two books: The Beauty Equation and his latest book, New York Times best-seller, Models of Influence. After 20+ years in the industry, Barker is definitely one of the ultimate influencers in the photography world.

Additional judges, including internationally known, award-winning photographers, will be announced soon – stay tuned for more details!

Enter Now for a Chance to Compete in Top Photographer with Nigel Barker
Interested in competing for a chance to become the next Top Photographer? To enter, upload an authentic image taken within the last five years. 1,000 entrants will make it through to the final phase, when they will be asked to submit a 30-second video addressing a question from Nigel. Five finalists will then be chosen to move on to the filmed competition, which will take place in New York City this September.

About Top Photographer
Adorama is teaming up with photographer Nigel Barker, of America’s Next Top Model fame, to host a five-episode reality competition series on AdoramaTV. Premiering late Fall 2016, “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker” will feature five talented photographers hoping to become the next “It”-photographer in the business. With the help of guest judges, including internationally known, award-winning photographers, Nigel will eliminate one photographer after each challenge to find the next Top Photographer.

About AdoramaTV
With nearly 48 million views since debuting on YouTube in 2010, AdoramaTV is the preeminent source for videos related to the photography, film and music community. Of course we have new product releases and gear reviews, but what sets AdoramaTV apart is how we connect with our viewers to deliver engaging content, which includes our flagship AdoramaOriginal series “Through The Lens”; “Breathe Your Passion with Vanessa Joy”; “2-Minute Tips with David Bergman”; and “Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace.”

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
Adorama is more than a camera store – it’s one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio and computer retailers. Serving customers for more than 40 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix; resources and gear for photographers, filmmakers, production studios, broadcasting and post houses, and recording artists through Adorama Pro; pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company; and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free creative education in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, “Best of the Web” by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants. Visit ADORAMA at www.adorama.com.

 

Emily Soto

David Bergman

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Join Adorama, Intel and Canon for 6th Annual Sunday Family Funday Street Fair in Manhattan on June 5th

May 31, 2016 Comments off

Odell Beckham, Jr.New York, NY – May 31, 2016 Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is taking over 18th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) once again for the 6th annual Adorama Sunday Family Funday Street Fair on June 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Free for all to attend, the Street Fair is the perfect summer kickoff for families, sports fans and tech gurus alike. Join hosts Adorama, Intel and Canon for carnival games, meet and greets with superstar football players like New York Giants’ wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., complimentary photography workshops and more – and enjoy a free serving of popcorn* to celebrate! Attendees 18 and up will even have the chance to win a Samsung 55” Class 4K SUHD Smart LED TV simply by registering online. Don’t miss a packed day of fun in Manhattan!

Get a sneak peek of this year’s Adorama Sunday Family Funday Street Fair

*Coupon available on Adorama Street Fair landing page

Exclusive Meet and Greet Opportunity with Odell Beckham, Jr.
What better way to memorialize the day than a photo opportunity with New York Giants star Odell Beckham, Jr.? Be sure to arrive early for a special chance to meet and get a photograph with the NFL wide receiver between 1 PM and 3 PM.

Also in attendance will be a number of other New York Giants players, who will be joining in on the festivities in the afternoon. Meet and greet players include:

  • Joe Morris, NY Giants (1982-88), member of the 1987 Super Bowl XXI Champions; 12 PM – 2 PM
  • David Diehl, NY Giants (2003-2013), 2X Super Bowl Champion (XLII & XLVI); 12 PM – 2 PM
  • Chris Snee, NY Giants (2004-2013), 2X World Champion; 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Shaun O’Hara, NY Giants (2004-2010), 2007 World Champion; 11 AM – 1 PM

Shop the Latest Photo, Video, Audio and Electronics Gear from Top Industry Vendors
Visit vendor tables up and down the block to sample the latest offerings in photo, video, audio, electronics and more at the Adorama Street Fair. Attendees will also be privy to news on Adorama deals and discounts on products available that day at the Adorama superstore, located at 42 W. 18th Street.

Street fair vendors will include AdoramaPix, Adorama Trade, Alienware, Apple, Asus, Audio Technica, Bose, Canon, Dell, Fender, Fuji, Intel, Lenovo, Lexar, LG, Manfrotto, Nest, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pelican, Polk, Ricoh, Samson, Samsung, SanDisk, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Tamron, Tascam and Wacom.

Enter to Win a Samsung 55” Class 4K SUHD Smart LED TV
Street Fair attendees aged 18 and older are invited to enter Adorama’s Samsung 55” Smart LED TV raffle giveaway. The Samsung 55” Smart LED TV features revolutionary Quantum Dot nano-crystal technology, sharp high dynamic range, 4K ultra high definition and smart features for the optimal viewing experience. For more contest details, please visit the Sunday Family Funday raffle giveaway page.

Help in the Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis with Boomer Esiason
Looking to give back to the NYC community? Join Boomer Esiason of WFAN’s Boomer & Carton Show at the Street Fair, who will be there to raise money to help in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Stop by the WFAN booth between 1 PM and 3 PM to meet Boomer, and any time between 10 AM and 4 PM to make a donation to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

Learn Photography from the Experts in the Adorama Learning Center Tent
Throughout the day, Adorama photography experts will be on hand to give complimentary workshops and tutorials on the latest photography techniques, tips and tricks. From novice to professional, every Street Fair attendee will walk away with a new perspective on the craft. Stop by the Adorama Learning Center Tent to meet with and hear from the following photographers:

  • Al Espinosa – 11 AM
  • Miguel Quiles – 12 PM
  • Tamara Lackey – 1 PM
  • David Bergman – 2 PM
  • Daniel Norton – 3 PM

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
Adorama is more than a camera store – it’s one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio and computer retailers. Serving customers for more than 40 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix; resources and gear for photographers, filmmakers, production studios, broadcasting and post houses, and recording artists through Adorama Pro; pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company; and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free creative education in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, “Best of the Web” by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

Visit ADORAMA at www.adorama.com.

Flashpoint Announces New R2 Radio Remote Lighting System

May 4, 2016 Comments off

New York, NY – May 4, 2016 Flashpoint, a leading manufacturer of professional photography and video equipment, has just has just announced the new Flashpoint R2 lighting line, featuring its R2 wireless radio flash system. The Flashpoint R2 system consists of five new products, compatible with Canon, Nikon and, coming soon, Sony: XPLOR 600, Streaklight TTL, R2 TTL Remote Transmitter and Receiver, Zoom Flash and Zoom Li-on Flash. Also new are Flashpoint R2 bridge units, which introduce R2 compatibility to older Flashpoint Streaklights and Zoom Li-ons.

Shop the brand new family of XPLOR studio lights from Flashpoint

Flashpoint’s R2 wireless flash system utilizes an advanced 2.4GHz radio to control a range of Flashpoint lighting products. The system unifies these products and allows for remote controlling with easy-to-use buttons, reliable channel triggering, group mode selectivity, HSS and LCD panels that clearly display the status of all remote R2-compliant lighting tools being used. It is the latest in remote lighting innovation and is the perfect solution for any photography situation.

Flashpoint XPLOR 600 All-in-One HSS Studio Flash
For the ultimate freedom in lighting exploration, choose the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL all-in-one HSS studio flash with built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount) as a portable lighting solution controlled by remote, with no need for power cords and generators. This monolight is a 600ws strobe powered by an interchangeable, high-energy 11.1-volt Lithium Ion 8700mAh battery and is capable of over 450 full-power flash bursts on a single charge. With advanced settings like FEC, rapid stroboscopic flash, first or second curtain sync, LED modeling, a clear LCD display, upgradable firmware and new camera system compatibility, and 11 advanced options, the XPLOR is a portable powerhouse.

The compact XPLOR 600 TTL can be adjusted to a wide 9 stop range of power levels from 1/256 to full power in 1/3 stop increments. Recycle speed is exceptionally fast, from .01 to 2.5 seconds, with a built-in cooling fan to keep the unit cool and stable. The XPLOR 600 TTL can be triggered in four different ways: via the built-in wireless receiver that speaks with the R2 Transmitter, Optical Systems of Canon and Nikon Speedlights, corded sync, and optical slave.

Also available is the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 all-in-one HSS studio flash, a manual power only model with built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System (Bowens Mount).

Flashpoint R2 Streaklight 360 TTL
The R2 Streaklight 360 TTL is available in both Canon-compatible and Nikon-compatible models and is a hot shoe, portable bare-bulb flash suited for professional performance. It is also cross-compatible with all on-camera Canon or Nikon TTL controls through the Flashpoint R2 radio system, including automatic TTL exposure control, exposure bias, bracketing, second curtain sync, high-speed sync (HSS), EXIF recording, modeling flash and flash exposure lock. With a 270-degree swivel and a 105-degree tilt head, it provides powerful lighting at every angle.

Flashpoint R2 TTL Transmitter and Receiver
The R2 TTL Wireless Remote Receiver connects all strobes to any tool in the R2 family, including older Flashpoint monolights and strobe lights. The R2 TTL Transmitter attaches to the body of anyCanon, Nikon or Sony camera for full lighting control as well as TTL pass-through.

Flashpoint R2 Zoom Li-on Flash
The R2 Zoom Li-on Flash is powered by a revolutionary internal Lithium Ion battery pack and features TTL connectivity compatible with Canon, Nikon and Sony TTL systems. The strobe features exposure compensation, FV lock, HSS and an automatically zooming flash head to illuminate any situation. With a full power recycle time of less than 1.5 seconds and an advanced Li-on polymer battery, it is quick and powerful, and lasts approximately 650 full-power flashes per charge. A 360-degree rotation and 90-degree tilt makes it perfect for on- and off-camera use at any angle.

Also available is the Flashpoint R2 Zoom Flash, which is powered by AA batteries for flexibility while on the go.

Flashpoint R2 Bridge Receivers
With the R2 Bridge Receiver, any existing non-R2 Flashpoint Streaklight and Zoom Li-on Speedlights can be upgraded to receive signals from the new R2 Radio Remote System. Simply plug into the dedicated port and control remotely.

Pricing and Availability
All new Flashpoint R2 lighting tools are now available for preorder through Adorama:

  • The Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL All-in-One HSS Studio Flash is now available for preorder for $749.00 USD
  • The Flashpoint XPLOR 600 All-in-One HSS Studio Flash is now available for preorder for $599.95 USD
  • The Flashpoint R2 Streaklight TTL for Canon, Nikon or Sony is now available for preorder for $519.95 USD and ships with the BP-960 Power Pack
  • The Flashpoint R2 TTL Remote System is now available for preorder for $79.95 USD
  • The Flashpoint R2 Zoom Flash is now available for preorder for $119.95 USD
  • The Flashpoint R2 Zoom Li-on Flash is now available for preorder for $179.95 USD
  • The Flashpoint R2 Bridge Receiver is now available for preorder for $19.95 USD

About Flashpoint
Used by industry professionals who want superior results, Flashpoint produces the highest quality pro lighting and video equipment our market has to offer while maintaining true value, to help our partner photographers in today’s competitive market. Flashpoint’s most popular products include traditional and wireless/portable strobes and monolights, reflectors, flash modifiers, softboxes, light stands, on-camera video lighting, power packs, and camera and lighting accessories.

Flashpoint’s Power Station was recognized by Professional Photographer magazine with a 2014 Hot Ones Award. Available exclusively at Adorama, customers can visit the Flashpoint brand store online to shop: http://www.adorama.com/brands/flashpoint, or visit the Adorama Learning Center to learn more about Flashpoint products: http://www.adorama.com/alc/searchresults/flashpoint.

Shop Adorama’s extensive selection of private label brands.

3Pod Orbit 4-Section Aluminum Photo/Video Monopod with Fluid Base and Tilt Head with Quick Release (Review)

April 19, 2016 Comments off

3Pod Monopod with Tilt Head BundleAdorama3Pod Monopod (3PVM4A)
3Pod T1 Tilt Head with Quick Release (3PSHT1)
3Pod Monopod with Tilt Head Bundle
Adorama
$59.95 Monopod only
$32.00 Tilt Head with Quick Release
$79.95 with Tilt Head with Quick Release Bundle ($12.00 savings)

If you’ve searched high low for a monopod that you can use in just about any situation, stop looking, this is it. The 3PVM4A Monopod by 3Pod, sold by Adorama is one fine piece of photographic machinery. And for under, a lot under, $100, it’s the best I’ve seen. At a whopping 65.5 inches high (max), it’s comfortable for taller photographers to use, without having to crouch or bend down. I should know; I’m one of those taller photographers. This one also quickly adjusts from two feet high (23.5 inches, to be exact) to any height in between. The fluid base allows you to make smooth panning movements when the feet are down. Without the feet in the down and locked position, you have a standard monopod featuring three fast open/close flip locks for quick and easy height adjustments.


Joseph Butler and I review the 3Pod Monopod with Tilt Head.

3Pod Monopod BaseThe best feature of all. Wait for it. Look at the picture and see if you can figure it out. That’s right! It can stand on its own. At the very bottom of the monopod, you can fold down three locking legs to steady the monopod while you walk away to get yourself on camera, have an interview, or just to check focus. Sure, you can use it like a standard monopod, but those three little legs make this the bringer of the best of both worlds. Frankly, since receiving this, I haven’t used a traditional tripod again. Which in part is some of my excuse for the delay in posting this review.

I suggest purchasing the bundle. You save $12.00 by buying the Tilt Head with Quick Release, so why not make a frugal choice? For $79.95, you get the Monopod, the 3PSHT1, bag, and adjusting wrench. Even if you decide to buy another monopod head, this one will serve you well.

If you’re worried about camera weight on the monopod, let me put your fears to rest. It has held a Canon 60D with 18-135 zoom lens and a shotgun microphone without any issues.

What I really love about this setup is that it’s built for the run-n-gun photo/videographer who also might need to jump in front of the camera to narrate or to introduce a guest. You can walk away with confidence that you’re not going to end up with a smashed camera in the process. For photographers and videographers on the move, the monopod has a large padded handle that’s easy on your hands, plus it’s non-slip feature keeps your equipment safe while you’re running for the shot. The three quick-release height adjustments allow you to keep moving while you adjust the height of the monopod too. And if you don’t want to run with the monopod feet in the down position, they have “step-on” releases so that you can pick up and run without hesitation.

Tilt Head w/ Quick ReleaseThe Tilt Head with Quick Release is a ‘must have’ item because you can remove your camera from the monopod without disturbing the monopod’s position with just a snap of the silver lever you see at the right of the quick release mount. You can also come back and place your camera on the monopod without twisting, turning, or fussing with a ‘pod screw mount. Just place your camera back onto the monopod and turn the lever to secure the quick release mount and start your scene. It is literally a one-two movement and you’re back in business. Plus the Tilt Head stays gravity-centered for vertical shots.

I love the 3Pod monopod. It is the perfect ‘pod for me. It’s not bulky and cumbersome like a tripod, nor is it awkward and always in hand like a traditional monopod. It’s also not a pain to setup and adjust like most tripods are. To me, it’s the best of both worlds. It is the monopod that I wish I’d invented, but for $80, who needs the headache of prototyping, crowdfunding, begging for supporters, and wasting a bunch of energy when 3Pod has created the perfect ‘pod.

Technical Specifications:

  • Material: Aluminum
  • Max Height: 65.5 inches
  • Collapsed Height: 23.5 inches
  • Weight: 2.2 lb
  • Max load: 18 lb
  • MountingReversible: 3/8 and 1/4-20
  • Leg Lock Type: Flip lock
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Tilt Head Tripod mount: 3/8
  • Tilt Head Camera mount: Standard ¼-20
  • Tilt Head Movement: 180° tilt on a single axis
  • Tilt Head Weight: 9.4 oz
  • Tilt Head Max Load: 11 lb

Why it’s Frugal: If it isn’t already obvious, the 3Pod monopod-tilt head with quick release is extremely frugal. First, you can buy the pair and save $12.00 (frugal). Second, you don’t have to carry a tripod and a monopod everywhere you go and fumble around with them–you have a monopod that can stand alone (frugal). And third, you don’t have to have another person with you to handle the camera while you go stand in front for an introduction, an interview, or a focus (frugal). It’s the best $80 you’ll ever spend on photography equipment.

As you can see in the video, Joseph and I both love the monopod. We fight over it and it’s hard to pry it from our grubby hands once one of us has it in possession. Seriously, it’s that good. For serious photographers and videographers at any level, this monopod beats any that I’ve ever used or seen. And yes, I’ve used the one that you’ve heard of (Sounds like a character from Lord of the Rings) and this one beats it many times over. The build quality is excellent. The quick release latches are easy to use and quick to adjust. No slips, no tips, and no lost cameras.

Rating: 9.5/10

Recommendation: Buy the bundle, save a small bundle, and enjoy your new favorite and essential accessory.

AdoramaTV Hits Major Milestone with 400K Subscribers on YouTube

March 1, 2016 Comments off

AdoramaNew York, NY – March 1, 2016 Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is pleased to announce it’s just hit a major milestone with more than 400,000 subscribers to its AdoramaTV YouTube channel. Featuring the latest photography tips, new product reviews, gear guides, tutorials, lighting how-to’s and more, AdoramaTV has something for any visual creator wanting to have more fun and a better experience with their camera.

“AdoramaTV is the preeminent source for videos related to photography and video,” comments Alana Casner, AdoramaTV manager. “Of course we have new product releases and gear reviews, but what sets AdoramaTV apart is how we connect with our viewers and create engaging creative content. We have over a dozen hosts that share their experiences, knowledge and tips to over one-million viewers a month. We believe having real professionals tell their stories and share their craft is why our audience is engaged with our videos and why they gain confidence and desire to explore their own creative directions with photography and video.”

In addition to featuring informative and educational content on AdoramaTV, the popular YouTube channel is also home to its AdoramaOriginal series, Through the Lens, as well as hosted original content which includes Breathe Your Passion with Vanessa Joy; Two Minute Tips with David Bergman; and Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace. Through all of its online series, Adorama is committed to providing viewers with engaging content that will inspire and help them feel more confident when creating images. By seeking out the best products and showcasing them in real-world situations on AdoramaTV, viewers can make the best decision based on their own desires.

Tune in to AdoramaTV today for the latest tips from photography pros like Mark Wallace, Gavin Hoey, Ruth Medjber, Bryan Peterson, Tamara Lackey and more!

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
Adorama is more than a camera store – it’s one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio and computer retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix; resources and gear for photographers, filmmakers, production studios, broadcasting and post houses, and recording artists through Adorama Pro; pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company; and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free creative education in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, “Best of the Web” by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

Visit ADORAMA at www.adorama.com.

Season Two of Mini Documentary Series from Adorama “Through The Lens” Premieres Today on YouTube

January 6, 2016 Comments off

New York, NY – January 6, 2016 Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, today premiered season two of its popular online series “Through The Lens.” Making its official debut this past July, the YouTube show documents some of Instagram’s most popular photographers, featuring a different artist in every episode. While season one of the show focused on New York photographers and culture, season two goes nationwide, showcasing Instagram’s top accounts from all over the country, including Chicago, Portland, Seattle, LA and San Francisco. Episodes will explore everything from iPhone photography and food, to aerial, travel, landscapes and abstract photography.

Watch the trailer for season two of “Through The Lens” now on AdoramaTV and be sure to follow #TTL on Instagram.

“‘Through The Lens’ celebrates artists who have cultivated a rich community that transcends borders with the help of social media,” comments Salvatore D’Alia, senior producer at Adorama.“Adorama is an integral part of that photo community, especially in the Instagram realm. We tell stories and inspire people to get out and shoot, to get their camera and look for new subjects and explore new styles. ‘Through The Lens’ is designed to encourage professional and aspiring photographers alike to follow their dreams. Many of the successful photographers featured in this season left their day jobs, and we could not be more excited to join them on their journey as we chronicle what it’s like for them to pursue their passions with incredible success.”

With hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers, artists featured on “Through The Lens” share their journeys, biggest inspirations, tools and best tips in the AdoramaTV episodes. Season two of Adorama’s docu-series will feature Instagram artists @fursty, @swopes, @littlecoal, @samuelelkins, @chriscreature, @scottborrero, @samalive, @cannellevanille and @kdkuiper.

“After all of the interesting stories Adorama shared in season one of ‘Through the Lens,’ to be asked to share some of my own story in season two, alongside a wide variety of talented artists from across the country, was one of the highlights of my year.” Eric Ward, @littlecoal

Aran Goyoaga, @cannellevanille states, “Excited to see the new generations of photographers who are creating beautiful work on their own. Honored to be included.”

Catch “Through The Lens” Wednesdays at 10am
“Through The Lens” offers an interactive experience that caters to the young, social media savvy audience, introducing them to photography from a relatable perspective. New episodes go live Wednesdays at 10am. Visit the Adorama website to watch full episodes of “Through The Lens.”

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
Adorama is more than a camera store – it’s one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio and computer retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix; resources and gear for photographers, filmmakers, production studios, broadcasting and post houses, and recording artists through Adorama Pro; pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company; and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free creative education in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, “Best of the Web” by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

Visit ADORAMA at www.adorama.com.

3Pod Announces Brand New Photo and Video Tripods, Monopods, Ballheads and Video Heads for the Working Shooter

December 2, 2015 Comments off

3PodNew York, NY – December 2, 2015 3Pod, the award-winning brand of photography and video tripods, has just announced brand new 3Pod tripods, monopods, ballheads and video heads for the working photo and video professional, available for preorder now at Adorama.com. Headlining the collection of new gear is the line of Orbit tripods featuring the Orbit Overhead Shot System, which enable overhead and low angle shots, courtesy of a center column that can be tilted or oriented horizontally if desired. All new 3Pod models are made of lightweight, durable materials for a balance of portability and solid function on the job. Combining the incredible value, most-wanted features, weight, functionality and quality that 3Pod gear is known for, the brand’s latest offerings are perfect for dependable, everyday use.

“The new tripods and heads from 3Pod are absolute necessities for the every day photo or video shooter – these are your bread and butter working tools,” comments Abe Eherenfeld, global sourcing manager at Adorama. “The Orbit Overhead Shot System allows for a variety of shots you just can’t get from a typical tripod. The tripod heads are super functional and meet the needs of portrait and product photographers who don’t want plain ballheads. And the video heads can be mounted to any monopod, tripod or rail. The price points on these products combined with the functionality, usability and quality they offer really can’t be beat.”

Now available exclusively at Adorama, new products from 3Pod include:

Orbit Overhead Shot System Tripods: Designed for photo and video use, the newest collection of tripods from 3Pod include the Orbit 3-Section Tripod and the Orbit 4-Section Tripod, both available in either carbon fiber or aluminum. The Orbit Overhead Shot System tripods feature a center column that can be easily titled or oriented horizontally for overhead or low angle shooting, perfect for product or food photography. These photo and video tripods feature a super lightweight and sturdy design, quick adjustment flip locks, padded grip, 3-leg spread angle settings, retractable foot spikes and a bubble level on the top plate.

MonopodFour-Section Monopod with Fluid Base: This lightweight and sturdy monopod from 3Pod is available in either aluminum or carbon fiber. Perfect for photo and video use, it features four fully adjustable sections for maximum height in a minimum package, a cushioned grip, and flip lock legs for a more stable shooting experience. Its pivoting fluid base with tripod foot allows for balanced and smooth swiveling and panning, great for adding dynamic motion to a shot.

Table Top Tripod with Ballhead: The perfect solution for positioning lightweight cameras, lights and accessories (up to 4 lbs.), the 3Pod Table Top Tripod is ideal for small point and shoot photo and video cameras, action camera users, and lighting technicians. Mount a camcorder, compact camera, GoPro, strobe or small LED light panel with exact control. Available in 14” or 16.5” models with the ability to adjust the height, this table top tripod has heavy duty load bearing legs, and can be collapsed down for convenient storage and transport.

Three-Way Head with Quick Release: The 3-Way Head for tripods offers independent camera control on three different planes, making it ideal for exacting photographers shooting product, landscape, architecture and commercial work.

M1 Mini Ballhead: Designed to add comfortable adjustment to any mount, the M1 Mini Ballheadis a favorite of action camera users and lighting technicians and is perfect for precise positioning of GoPro cameras, strobes or small LED light panels. Offering ballhead freedom with 360-degree rotation, the 3Pod Mini Ballhead is a great option for capturing unique shots.

Pistol Grip Ballhead: The Pistol Grip Ballhead is ideal for professional photographers seeking simple griphead adjustment when shooting portrait, landscape, still life and products. Enabling a precisely composed image, even with a heavy camera and lens combo, the 3Pod Pistol Grip Ballhead allows for easy and secure one-handed adjustments, leaving the other hand free to zoom, focus, balance the camera and make any other necessary adjustments.

T1 Tilthead with Quick Release: With 3Pod’s industry standard quick release system, the T1 Tilthead with quick release allows users to adjust the camera 180 degrees on a single axis, making it perfect when photographing with a monopod to orient for vertical shots or for video tilt to pan up and down.

Video HeadQ3 Fluid Video Head: A dynamic videography head designed for cinematography setups such as cinema camcorders, video rigs, DSLRs and ILCs, the 3Pod Fluid Video Head can support a maximum load of 15 lbs. This head features separate pan and tilt fluid friction controls, a bubble level on the base for perfect pans, a sliding quick release plate (with safety lock) for balancing a rig, an angle adjustable ambidextrous handle for stable control, and a comfortable padded grip. Separate tilt friction and lock controls allow this head to revert to the exact same tilt tension after unlocking.

Q2 Lightweight Fluid Video Head: This videography head is designed for lightweight setups such as camcorders, DSLRs and ILCs. The 3Pod Lightweight Fluid Video Head can support up to 11 pounds and is the perfect choice for cinematographers using monopods or tripods.

All 3Pod ballheads use industry standard quick release systems for interchangeability between support devices, as well as other features demanded by the everyday working photographer.

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
Adorama is more than a camera store – it’s one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio and computer retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for imaging and consumer electronics. Adorama’s vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix; resources and gear for photographers, filmmakers, production studios, broadcasting and post houses, and recording artists through Adorama Pro; pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company; and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free creative education in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, “Best of the Web” by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

About 3Pod
3Pod offers a complete collection of tripods for photography and video production, including the best values in carbon fiber and aluminum construction support. With specialty tripods for cinematography and travel – including the one-of-a-kind Lay Flat tripod – along with tripod heads and accessories, the unique designs from 3Pod fit every requirement and budget.

With a coveted Award of Superiority from Microfilmmaker in 2015 for the V2AH video tripod, 3Pod tripods are quickly gaining recognition as a high quality but affordable support solution for imagemakers. Available exclusively at Adorama, visit the brand store online to find all 3Pod products: http://www.adorama.com/brands/3pod.

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