Not only will Moose teach 7 days of workshops / shoot with you, and be on at least 6 morning and 6 afternoon game drives, but photographers will have full access to Moose for the 7 days of the safari while he is there.
· As per the website the safari includes the following … (and I have expanded on them a little more)
· Luxurious accommodation on a shared basis at Singita
· Accommodation for your arrival night of October 11th at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg if required.
o You will only require this if you arrive in Johannesburg the day prior to the start of the safari.
· Private round-trip charter flights from Johannesburg to Singita. (Luggage allowance is 30 kgs per person)
o Getting your photography equipment to the Game Reserve and 20 kgs (44lbs) is not much when you consider that it would include your clothing, and personal effects as well as your photography gear.
· All airport fees for the use of the private landing strip at Sabi Sand.
· 2 private safari vehicles and all private safari activities at Singita Castleton camp.
· At no time will there ever be more than 1photographer per row of the photography vehicle, each vehicle has 3 rows so no more than 3 photographers per vehicle.
· All road transfers to/from Johannesburg airport and the Emperors Palace hotel in Johannesburg.
· All meals and drinks, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding French champagne) at Singita.
· Daily laundry at Singita. (To limit the amount of luggage brought with)
· All Tourism Levies, and the 14% VAT (Value Added Tax) as well as all daily fees that are required by the Sabi Sand Preserve.
Singita Sabi Sand is a very special place and it is the ultimate in luxury, and the images that they have provided me do not do the place justice.
Pricing is for Singita Sabi Sand with Moose is $11,995.00 per Person sharing, and spouses and partners are priced the same, we are however running Photoshop World Expo discount of $1200.00 per person that expires on September 30th 2013.
· A couple of important aspects of Images in Africa Safaris that provide buyer protection.
We are licensed, bonded and insured in the State of Florida (License # ST38899).
We carry $1,000,000.00 of liability insurance.
We offer trip Insurance through a 3rd party carrier for all of our safaris, which removes the issue of financial loss to due to cancellation, or some unforeseen circumstance.
Safari dated 10/12/2014 – 10/21/2014
When my guy Gabe at B&H says he has the answer to my lighting questions, he’s not kiddin! I’ve gone nuts fore the Westcott Rapid Box – 20″ Octa Mini Softbox and Westcott Rapid Box Strip – 10×24″. I’ve found my light shaping tools!
OK, the dust has settled, had a chance to check ‘er out and ya, the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens has been ordered. Now, what’s the difference between it and the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G, I don’t know, yet. But I’m going to find out. I shot the 58Noct back in the day and the 55f1.2 for a while so I’m looking forward to taking a trip down memory lane in 2013.
It’s no secret I’m a HUGE fan of the D600, well is just got better! On first glance, as many have already hinted to, the D610 appears to be a clone of the D600 with sensor spec problem fixed (something I’ve never seen first hand). I’ve not seen the D610 firsthand but have my request in for one already.
24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
EXPEED 3 Image Processor
3.2″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
External Mic and Headphone Inputs
Continuous Shooting up to 6 fps
Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 25600
Multi-CAM 4800 AF Sensor with 39 Points
Built-In Flash with Commander Mode
Supports WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
It will be a great camera!
I’m just back from meetings at B&H and the fun part of the meeting is when they introduce me to all the cool new accessories they have found. This has to be one of the coolest ones in a long time. Intelli-Charger is for lack of better terms, a universal charger for ALL our batteries. I got mine with a cable that charges my iPod / iPhone and MiFi at the same time and the unit IS NOT plugged into a AC outlet! Ya, it can charge the batteries for my flash, all camera bodies and more when plugged into the wall, but it comes with its own battery making it an independent charger. It comes with cables for AC & Car charing as well. This unit is simply cool and at $39, a no-brainer add to the camera bag.
God bless them, they fought for our freedom during WWII and they still are! In case you missed this piece, give it a read. There are three heroes, the vets, a couple of congressman and a park superintendent. Sharon is standing here reminding to keep cool as OUR lands have been locked up by the IDIOTS so this is all I’m going to say…for the moment. Except to say, thanks to the vets for still fighting for our freedoms!
I don’t know about the Earthquake season since we have them all the time, but the rest of this info is great food for thought to protect your images.
Earthquake Season is Here!
Five Easy Ways to Backup and Protect
Being in California, we get pretty bit jumpy this time of year
Seriously though, any season is disaster season. Just because you might not be in Colorado, don’t think your building can’t flood. Last year at ioSafe, our fire sprinkler system was broken by an HVAC contractor and it “rained” in our office for 30 minutes. Every computer had ioSafe’s attached though so zero data was lost.
Every business and house is subject to fire – even the computer you’re working on can catch fire from the inside out. In fact, every 19 seconds a fire department in the United States is responding to a fire (source: National Fire Protection Association)
Every drive (SSD or HDD) has the possibility of breaking, being corrupted or being deleted accidentally.
3-2-1 Backup. Keep 3 complete copies on 2 different devices and 1 copy that can survive disaster (either ioSafe, online or offsite). Do something – anything to protect your data.
I put together list of the top five things I personally do to protect my stuff and business. This is by no means an exhaustive list – just one to get you started thinking about disaster plans. Only you really know your vulnerabilities.
#5: Bare Minimum: Use an ioSafe Solo (USB) drive with every computer in your home or business to backup (make a copy – not just move the data!) the OS, programs and data on that individual computer. This is a relatively simple thing to do to get terabytes of backed up/protected data and it won’t impact your network bandwidth even one bit (or byte)! By far our most common customer panic call is because data was only stored on one device and then something bad happened. Just like keeping a spare tire on your car, keep a spare copy of data.
#4: Inventory Everything: Take videos or pictures of everything periodically that you own and disaster proof the data. You’ll be glad you did when you’re arguing with the insurance adjuster over the big pile of ashes that used to be your business.
#3: Disaster-proof DVR: Run video surveillance to a fireproof waterproof drive (N2 or Solo series). There are hundreds of solutions out there at all kinds of price levels for businesses and consumers. Write to us with any questions if you get stuck (firstname.lastname@example.org). Maybe you’ll catch the person that bombed your building and impress Homeland Security with your forensic fortitude.
#2: Go Old School: Buy a big giant fire safe for all your non-digital stuff. Printed records, contracts, unscanned photos, keepsakes, etc. If you can’t afford a waterproof firesafe, I’d recommend using plastic ziplock bags to keep things dry inside the safe. In a real fire, the inside of a firesafe can get hot and steamy (not the Vegas definition). Also, firefighter hoses aren’t much help at keeping things dry. There’s a wide selection of options and special “media safes” for things like CDs and tapes, including specialty waterproof bags to protect from water damage. The folks at KLSecurity are probably the most knowledgeable people on the planet for this sort of thing (http://www.safefile.com). Tell them “Robb sent you” and maybe you’ll get a special deal (hint hint). Hopefully they won’t hangup!
#1: Want Unlimited Dropbox and 100% Privacy? Get an ioSafe N2 NAS and setup a private cloud with the Synology Cloud Station feature (like Dropbox) on your most valued laptops. Keep terabytes synced back to the N2 NAS automatically with Synology’s award winning NAS OS for no monthly fees, virtually no limits and no snoopy NSA types getting your data without permission. I thought my misplaced Macbook Air was stolen a few weeks ago. I had zero concern over the data (over 300GB) on the laptop and was just irritated to have to setup a new machine. I luckily found the laptop but never did I have that panicky feeling of dread about the data on the machine. I kept accessing my current data set from my iPhone and when I got my computer back, I simply resumed work.
Take control of your private cloud! 3-2-1 Backup !
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-Robb Moore, CEO
Think Tank has come out with some really cool new products for us Mac folks (yes, I am very much one now). The 2nd Brain series is really sweet, it keeps everything Mac in one place. The Powerhouse is what I’m really excited about. This very simple but very well thought out case keeps all your Mac cords organized and tangle free. Click on the link and look through all the compartments they have incorporated into this small case. It’s simply ingenious! Great stuff from Think Tank…again!
I’m here madly trying to get a post done on the new Lexar HR-1 and I see my bud Scott has a video out on it. So, since he did such a killer job, I abandoned my original post and grabbed his vid. The only thing he left out is a small piece of history. Many years ago, I had a blog post that was a write in campaign for just this product. While it took a couple of years, see…YOU folks can make a difference! How do I know? Because Lexar told me that because of YOU, we now have this killer product!!!
The next generation of the Di-GPS is now available with screw attachment and it is by far the best! The Di-GPS Eco is the smallest, lightest, most battery friendly and now MC cord friendly GPS on the planet. I can’t say enough good things about it. You see, there is no cord with the new unit. It screws into the 10 pin socket and goes. And it provides a socket so you can use your cable releases. They have models for cameras like the D4 (pictured) or like the D7100. GPS has come a long way!
Wow, the week has come and gone and I truly don’t know where. I’ve seen more folks, shaken more hands and presented more classes than ever and loved every moment! You might have noticed, not much blogging this week. Real simple, I’ve been sharing everything live at Photoshop World which leaves little time (energy) to share globally. Had a great week and thank each and everyone I’ve gotten to know and share tales with and until next fall when back for the next Photoshop World in Vegas (the next one is in April in Atlanta) …