Our readers who are photographers by trade or just simple hobbyists will definitely find this recent news from Think Tank Photo of interest. Read on down below to the full press release that I received only hours ago.
The Press Release:
Think Tank Photo Inc. (“Think Tank”) and MindShift Gear LLC (“MindShift”), innovators in premium camera bag design, today announced the merger of the two companies, creating an integrated product suite for professional and advanced photographers. The merger is effective today, and the companies have immediately combined their business operations.
The combined company will be privately held and operate under the Think Tank brand. MindShift will continue as a distinct product line for outdoor photography bags and accessories. Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s founder, president, and lead designer, will continue as Chairman of the Board and president of the combined company. Corporate headquarters will remain in Santa Rosa, CA.
“We celebrate a milestone today as we formally join two of the top brands in camera bags and photo accessories, Think Tank and MindShift,” said Doug Murdoch. “Combined under the Think Tank umbrella, and with MindShift’s powerful position in the outdoor photography market, we will draw on our decades of experience to push the boundaries of carrying solutions and enhance our reputation as The Choice of Working Professionals.” Continue reading Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear Announce Merger→
As a very active member of the media, I am often seen sporting some sort of sticker or pass that allows me the permission to do the photography stuff or be involved with some of the behind the scenes stuff at shows all around our great metropolis. With this being the case I was long in need of something that allowed for the safe-keeping of said credentials and fortunately the fine folks at Think Tank Photo had just what I needed. Behold the Think Tank Photo “Credentials Holder”. I got my hands on the large sized one and will go over some of its finer points in the photos below. Let’s begin.
The photo above shows you the credentials holder from the front and as you can see this particular model has a nicely sized window to display whatever credentials or pass that you might have to use for your assignment or any adventure where it applies. Right behind the clear window is a larger pocket which is perfect for holding a thin note pad if you need some paper handy. The front flap has velcro on it to seal it nice and soundly. Flipping it to the reverse side you can see that its completely sealed all around and even offers a belt loop if you wanted to wear it that way or on a knapsack strap somehow.
Hello again and welcome back to the visuals from the 2014 PDN Photoplus Expo. Since I ended up with so many photos from across the day that I went I decided to break this years narrative into two chapters. I feel that it lets you keep a better focus and I will be picking up from exactly where I left off yesterday so let’s get down to business. I’ll start this chapter with the booth and presentation by Athena Zhe who was a contestant on the show “Faceoff”. She had three models who were being painted for today’s event and when I passed by the work was still in progress.
Hey there my fellow photographically inclined maniacs. It was once again time for the PDN Photoplus Expo to take over the Javits Center and since this traditionally seems to follow the absolute chaos of the NY Comic Con that I cover on PiercingMetal (link HERE FYI); I like to attend and wander the exposition floor to relax a little and see what is coming out.
Canon had a nice learning stage with lectures and demonstrations. From a bit of a distance I tried to snap shots of the model that they were using today.
It was almost Halloween and only a few short weeks after the NY Comic Con that I documented HERE over on PiercingMetal and that meant that it was now the PDN Photoplus Expo’s turn to take over the Javits Center. This was my second year attending and I would take this adventure with my good buddy Skeleton Pete.
For the most part this post will be one of photos only and I will admit to paying a little bit more attention to some of the models that we chanced upon. So without any further adieu, here we go.