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LumiQuest Ready For Anything!

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25 years ago, Quest Couch and Heidi Kenny were operating Quest Productions, a company specialising in high-end corporate multimedia.

The still photography required for this type of work necessitated fast setups on location, under a variety of circumstances. These demands led to the development of the LumiQuest line of flash accessories.

“From our very first designs, the emphasis was on simple light modifiers that worked, rather than gimmicks that would sell.”

This mission has led to over 25 different devices designed to solve real lighting problems in the field.

“All of our light modifiers serve specific purposes by combining the photographers’ needs with the basic laws of physics to create simple, effective accessories that work. We continue to listen to photographers’ problems and share their vision … to help them create images that are beyond their wildest dreams.”

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October 2010 saw the launch of the UltraStrap – the most secure non-adhesive flash accessory mounting strap ever manufactured.

Ultra Strap (below)

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The patented marriage of neoprene and Velcro® loop results in a strap that applies a constant 3 lb. (1.36kg) tension to the flash with a non skid surface. The rugged UltraStrap attaches to most flashes in seconds to provide a secure attachment point for all LumiQuest accessories.
David Hobby (Strobist):

 

“LumiQuest is proud of their new Ultra Straps, and wants to put one of the stretchy, grippy mod mounts in every bag. Oh, and if you have not tried one of these yet, you are gonna like it.”

 Joe McNally:
“The LumiQuest Ultra Strap is the most secure way of attaching a light shaper to a small flash I’ve come across … it really works …” 
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2012 saw the launch of 3 new kits which include the FXtra compact gel holder & coloured gels as well as the UltraStrap:

Strobist® Kit (below)

Strobist® Kit offers the “go to” flash modifiers of David Hobby (www.strobist.com). Included in this Kit are the LumiQuest SoftBox IIIFXtra and two UltraStraps.

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Wedding / Event Kit (below)

Included in this kit are the LumiQuest Quik Bounce,FXtra and UltraStrap – which are the perfect trio for fast moving photographers covering weddings and events.

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Location / Portrait Kit (below)

Compact enough to take on location, yet equally at home in your studio. The products included in this Kit offer the photographer many options for shooting portrait type work on location. The Kit includes the SoftBox IIISnoot XTRFXtra and two UltraStraps.

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For 2013 the NEW…

READY FOR ANYTHING KIT (below) is here:

The NEW Ready For Anything Kit includes the ProMax SystemFXtra (compact gel holder & gels) and UltraStrap.

LQ-135 Ready For Anything Kit 01

SWPP Societies 2013 Convention

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The SWPP Societies 2013 trade show is almost upon us!

Trade Show Dates and Opening Times
11-13 January 2013 – 10:00-17:00

New Venue Hilton London Metropole

For full information on the Societies’ 2013 Convention including tickets explained, seminar schedules, Big L Challenge, hotel layout plus more, please see the Societies’ 2013 Convention website: http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/

The SWPP 2013 show will be offering a broad range of learning opportunities designed to expand the proficiency of photographers and brings together a rich selection of talent within the photographic industry:

Masterclass Schedule

Location Seminars

Superclass Schedule

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Trade Show Exhibitor List

Snapperstuff will be exhibiting at the SWPP 2013 Trade show – Hilton London Metropole, 11-13 January, 10:00-17:00, King Suite, Stand K52, K53, K54!

We are proud to now represent the following brands, which we’ll have on display for you to check out:

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Bigger Picture Roadshow IRELAND

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Snapperstuff has joined the Bigger Picture Roadshow on tour around the UK & Ireland.

The Bigger Picture is a series of free events giving you the opportunity to come and find out more about photographic products and services from the experts.

These events are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere where photographers can spend quality time with expert suppliers in the business.

Check this website for full info on Venues, Dates, Exhibitors:

www.biggerpicutreroadshow.co.uk

Events run from 10.00am to 4pm and complimentary coffee is provided at all locations.

No need to pre-register, no admission fee and no fixed sessions.

This week we will be in NORTHERN IRELAND & IRELAND:

22 MAY 2012 = BELFAST

23 MAY 2012 = DUBLIN

24 MAY 2012 = CORK

The nearest store selling the Think Tank Photo™, Enlight Photo™ (orbis™, frio™, ioShutter™) and Green Clean™ ranges in Ireland is:

Conns Cameras in Dublin (click on link to see their website)

Jacobs Newcastle in store event

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We hope you can brave the weather to come and see our Think Tank Photo and Orbis product specialist Helen Atkinson for guidance on work, travel and storage solutions for your gear, at the Jacobs Digital Photo & Video Newcastle IN STORE EVENT.

We look forward to seeing you there this Saturday 11th December 2010, from 10am to 4pm.

SWPP – The Societies 2011 Photograhic Convention

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SWPP - The Societies 2011 Photgraphic Convention

Snapperstuff make their debut at:
The Societies (SWPP) 2011 Photographic Convention.

We will be demonstrating the Think Tank Photo camera bags & accessories AND the Orbis ring flash.

Experts will also be on hand to answer your questions and help you find the carry and work solution most suited to you and your gear.

Convention Dates : 10th-17th January 2011
Trade Show Dates: 14th-16th January 2011 (inclusive)
Trade Show Days:
Friday – Sunday (inclusive)

Venue: Novotel (London West) – Hammersmith, London

Both The Societies’ (SWPP) members and non-members are welcome and if you pre-register now, entry is free to the Trade Show. Register with SWPP before 30th November 2010 and have the chance of winning an Epson Stylus Photo R2880.

‘The 2011 Convention is a veritable feast of education with eight days of action packed programmes designed to help you, the photographer, put your imagery ahead of the game.

The three day Trade Show spanning the Friday to Sunday is a gathering of the who’s who in the photographic industry with the ‘big guns’ present and eager to show you the latest in technology and design.’

‘Unmissable: a complete ‘no-brainer’ for any serious photographer’

It’s big. Very big. In fact it’s one of the biggest photographic conventions in Europe. And, if you are serious about your photography this event is a complete ‘no-brainer.’ You just HAVE to be there – you and some of the biggest names in the global imaging business. It’s your photographic ‘me time’.

Over 250 imaging companies will be exhibiting.

Get ‘hands on’ with all the latest equipment from all the top manufacturers – and take your own camera to capture images on special ‘’hot’ sets.

To see a full line up of seminars / workshops / events follow this link to the SWPP site

frio – the world’s coolest coldshoe has arrived

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The frio™ is the world’s first and only universal hotshoe to tripod adapter with Dual Lock security, so your shoot will never fall apart.

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Connect, Combine, Create™

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We are excited to launch Enlight Photo’s latest innovation in the UK & Ireland, the:

frio™


“The frio™ is the answer I wish I had last year” Graeme Murray, adventure  sports photographer.

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5 free frio give away


UK 5 Frios to giveaway; Tweet-> Frio now available from @snapperstuff http://ke-we.net/8wk #strobist <-Tues am we will draw 5 followers 🙂

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The frio™ is the essential adaptor to connect all your favourite hotshoe gear to anything with a 1/4″-20 tripod stud, giving you the freedom to Connect, Combine, Create™.


The frio™ is the world’s first and only universal hotshoe tripod adaptor with patent-pending Dual Lock Security: Slip’n’Click™ technology.


It is the only coldshoe adaptor in the world that has the added security of a dual lock mechanism, so the gear you love the most (the expensive stuff) can be safely secured to any lightstand, tripod, rig or grip that you’ve got.


It connects your hotshoe gear quickly to your tripod, lightstand, rig and grip gear. Once safely on, your gear is secure thanks to the patent-pending dual lock security – Slip’n’Click™ technology – but can be removed in an instant.

The frio’s™ universal design means that it gets along with all your favourite equipment like photo flashes / strobes including the Nikon SB900, not forgetting video DSLR microphones, light panels, monitors, recorders and more.

The frio™ also has a handy lanyard point to hang your radio slaves and any other accessory from.

It is also designed to fit perfectly in your pocket, or on your key-ring, and is light weight and warm to the touch.

Weight: 13g

Dimensions: 50mm x 25mm x 18mm

Colour: gun-metal blue

Screw thread: 1/4″ (20 TPI) screw socket

What screw fits? anything with a male 1/4″ (20 threads per inch TPI) screw (film & photo industry standard)

What flash guns fit? standard flash gun / strobe and the oversized foot of the Nikon SB900

RRP: £12.99

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coldshoe – (n) pron. kōld sh oō – a device for connecting hotshoe accessories to threaded photography stand apparatus.

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“All my flashes are soon gonna be sitting on blue.” – David Hobby

“The frio™ is miraculous.” – WIRED.com

“The frio™ is ingenious. For me it was love at first sight.” – Syl Arena

“OOooo… I’ve got shivers up my spine.” David Honl

“I can’t wait to get my frio™… I’m going to replace all my coldshoes.” Michael Craig

“The frio™ is insanely useful on my video rigs.” – Garth Badger

“Most of the best ideas are simple and the Frio™ Coldshoe is no exception!” – Ian Pack

UK 5 Frios to giveaway; Tweet-> Frio now available from @snapperstuff http://ke-we.net/8wk #strobist <-Tues am we will draw 5 followers 🙂

the frio™ is available NOW from Snapperstuff.com & our partner retailers


Offer ends: 7 December 2010