Yesterday was an inspirational day to say the least. Glazer’s camera is holding lighting talks and demonstrations this weekend over at their main store as well as their lighting and rental stores. They are also having a sale–10% off all of their lighting equipment.
At 6:30PM last night, a relatively new studio was having an open house for photographer, Olùgbènrò Ogunsemore. Great atmosphere and very nice people. Hasselblad, Epson and Bowens reps were present and showing their most expensive products. The studio actually hosts a full production business. There are sound studios, green screen, video editing suite, make-up/dressing area, client suite as well as a design suite all in this building.
Around 8:00PM Benro brought a model onto the seamless and set up his Profoto setup and explained how he shoots and works with models from start to finish. If you take a look at the following picture, you can see that he was shooting tethered to a 24″ iMac. The detail was amazing when viewing the file at full size.
After talking with Olùgbènrò for a minute or two, I noticed that he uses a large, definitely custom hand strap. I asked him about it and he quickly filled me in. Olùgbènrò had started a company called Grip60.
“Grip60 hand straps were created to help stabilize and customize your camera by providing control, support and freedom while shooting. Grip60’s patent pending designs were fashioned by a professional New York photographer that could not find a product currently in the market to address his need for comfort, provide a secure camera hold, offer storage and easy access to memory cards, and offered a choice of styles that made a personalized statement.” – Grip60.com
After trying one of these out, I can say that they in fact provide superb support and are comfortable. They are a little bulky but that is because of the memory card storage flap. Check these straps out at Grip60.com