From Tether Tools:
Phoenix, Arizona – September 26, 2017 – Tether Tools, the leader in providing innovative equipment and accessories for tethered photography, announces that the company will be assuming exclusive manufacturing, global sales, and distribution of TetherBlock products.
One of the photography industry’s most reliable cable management tools for tethered photography, the TetherBlock, created by professional photographer David Blattel, is a well-designed solution that helps tethering cables stay connected and secure.
Camera data ports are fragile and expensive to repair. When shooting tethered in-studio or on location, a trip or tug can cause a photographer’s tether cable to become dislodged or cause serious damage to a camera’s data ports. Blattel originally developed TetherBlock to solve this common issue and TetherBlock has become a must-have for photographers shooting tethered both hand held or using a tripod.
The TetherBlock’s patented cable-channeling design prevents accidental removal of a cable from the camera's data ports by routing a USB, FireWire, or HDMI cable through the TetherBlock’s S-channel. From there, a photographer can either shoot hand held or attach the TetherBlock to their camera's tripod mount or with the TetherBlock Arca, directly to an Arca compatible tripod.
From Tether Tools:
October 18, 2013 – SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Tether Tools is excited to announce two wireless tethering kits designed to meet the diverse needs of photographers integrating tablets in their tethered workflow. Each kit contains the gear necessary to wirelessly transfer images to an iPad/Tablet for instant image viewing and sharing.
Starter Wireless Tethering Kit
Tether Tools’ Starter Wireless Kit provides a great combination of product ideal for wireless image transfer and camera control from an iPad. Complete with a CamRanger Wireless transmitter, Wallee iPad/Tablet Case in black and a Connect Lite bracket for iPad mounting, this kit is designed for wireless tethered photo shoots in any location. The Connect Lite Bracket has dual 1/4”-20 receiving threads enabling photographers to mount the tablet on a tripod, arm/clamp, camera strap or stand for safe and easy access during a shoot.
Pro Wireless Tethering Kit
Tether Tools’ Pro Wireless Tethering Kit offers all the benefits of DSLR wireless image transfer and camera control from an iPad, plus external power source and optimal mounting solutions for both CamRanger and iPad/Tablet. Complete with a CamRanger Wireless transmitter, Mighty Mount + ¼-20” Cold Shoe Adapter for the CamRanger, Rock Solid External Power Bank, and Connect Lite Bracket with a Tether Tools/BlackRapid TabStrap Kit, and Wallee iPad/Tablet Case. The Wireless Pro Kit makes wireless mobile tethering simple. This kit is ideal for architectural, wildlife, landscape, sports, portrait, street and many other photo scenarios. The Pro Wireless Tethering Kit enables a photographer to be completely mobile, yet still experience most of the benefits of traditional tethered photography. “Consumer demand for wireless solutions and incorporating the iPad into the photo workflow have led to the creation of this offering. Most customers shooting wireless want a simple solution to secure their camera, transmitter and iPad or tablet. With the Pro Kit they have the option of wearing the iPad hands free or mounting it on their tripod or stands,” said Tether Tools President, Josh Simons. “The Mighty Mount and Connect Lite Bracket are small but incredibly versatile solutions that solve so many mounting needs.”
From Tether Tools:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (September 16, 2013) – Tether Tools is proud to announce "Better When You Tether," a 3-month behind-the-scenes blog series showing how professional photographers capture the perfect shot. The series focuses on education and inspiration around tethered photography, and those who experience the benefits of shooting tethered in various environments.
The series launch showcases professional sports and commercial photographer Steve Boyle, whose clients include ESPN the Magazine, Gatorade, Chase Sapphire, Muscle & Fitness, colleges around the country, and other commercial clients. Other photographers involved in the series are Rick Gayle, Shawn Corrigan, Glyn Dewis, Joe McNally, Eric Eggly, Peter Hurley, Jeremy Cowart and many more.
From commercial location shoots to premier classroom environments, each photographer dissects a shoot and shares their insight on improving their own work. Jeff McLain, teacher at Rocky Mountain School of Photography, was recently featured. McLain states,“…in my view, tethering is pretty critical in today’s photographic market…a tethering workflow vastly improves the quality of work.”
All posts will be featured on the Tether Tools blog, www.TetherTalk.com. Tether Talk, the goto online resource for the tethered photography industry, offers knowledgeable and objective insight on the latest gear and software while also connecting you with top industry professionals for advice on everything from photography workflow to marketing and sales tips.
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Combination of products creates an accessible photo booth for weddings and events
July 17, 2013 – SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Tether Tools is excited to announce the introduction of the Vu Booth – a simple, portable and affordable photo booth solution for weddings and events. Designed with photographer ease in mind, the Vu Booth serves many photo display needs, travels easy and affords the photographer various options for set up.
By providing a modular booth setup that leverages Tether Tools’ Vu Monitor Mounts, the Vu Booth helps photographers offer a photo booth option to their clients without having to invest in a major casing/housing. The Vu Booth system includes a choice of one of the Vu mounts – Studio Vu, Local Vu or Go Vu Mount – and includes a Camera Platform, Articulating Arm and Rock Solid ProClamp. The system is designed to utilize a monitor, DSLR and studio stand of choice.
The Tether Tools Vu Booth sets up in minutes. Easily connect any VESA compliant monitor to the Vu Monitor mount of choice. Once mounted, the monitor can easily rotate from landscape to portrait position. Then connect the Pro Clamp and Articulating Arm to a tripod leg or studio stand column. The camera platform mounts any camera, which can be positioned on top, below or to the side of the monitor. When not being used as a photo booth the same equipment can be dismantled and utilized in a number of other capacities and situations in the photography and video workflow.
Choosing the right Vu Mount
The Vu Booth offers 3 different mount options – Studio Vu, Local Vu or Go Vu – to connect the monitor, depending on size/weight, to the stand of choice. The Studio Vu mounts easily to a studio stand’s standard 5/8” (16mm) stud and has a maximum weight capacity of 80 lbs. (36.5kg)*. The Local Vu mounting options include 1/4”-20 thread tripod/ballhead mount, 3/8” tripod mount, 5/8” (16mm) stud as well as an Arca-style plate mount. The Go Vu offers a 1/4”-20 thread tripod/ballhead mount as well as an Arca-style plate mount. The maximum weight capacity of both the Local Vu and Go Vu is 35 lbs (15.88kg).
“Photo Booths can be large, cumbersome and expensive. Tether Tools VU Booth introduces a solution that allows photographers to integrate gear they already have on hand to create a portable and streamlined photo booth for their clients. With the Vu Booth, photographers can use their photo booth software of choice and users can see their images immediately, generating instant gratification and encouraging more event attendees to participate.” said Josh Simons, president of Tether Tools.
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From Tether Tools:
Tether Tools & BlackRapid have come together to offer a wearable iPad/Tablet strap solution for the Wallee System
March 11, 2013 (Scottsdale, Ariz.) - - Tether Tools is excited to announce a partnership with BlackRapid in the creation of the TabStrap featuring BlackRapid for the Studio Proper Wallee System. The TabStrap solution allows users to comfortably wear a tablet and free up their hands during events such as wireless tethering photo shoots, tradeshows, meetings, educational platforms and more.
The TabStrap for the Wallee System Kit contains a strap, connector and bracket that integrates with a Wallee tablet/iPad case. The lightweight BlackRapid Metro Strap can be adjusted to the user’s preferred length. The streamlined Hitch D-Ring connector is designed to fit the Tether Tools’ Wallee Connect Lite bracket and case. The system currently supports all iPad models and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets (case sold separately). The complete TabStrap kit retails for $89.90.
For current users of the Tether Tools Connect Lite for the Studio Proper Wallee Tablet Case, the BlackRapid Metro Strap & Hitch D-Ring can be purchased separately. The Metro with Hitch retails for $39.95.
For those who already own the Tether Tools Connect Lite, Studio Proper Wallee Tablet Case and have a BlackRapid Strap, the BlackRapid Hitch D-Ring can be purchased separately. The D-Ring retails for $14.95.
From Tether Tools:
Feb. 25, 2013 (Scottsdale, Ariz.) - Tether Tools introduces the Go Vu and Local Vu monitor mount brackets, designed for the creative professional who needs to easily and securely mount small- to medium-sized monitors on tripods and stands. Both the Go Vu and Local Vu streamline the workspace thanks to their integrated VESA-compliant mounting interfaces, which allow for ultimate studio or on-location versatility.
The lightweight and durable aerospace aluminum Go Vu (#GOVU, $149.95) offers a maximum weight capacity of 35 lbs (15.88kg). It also features two different ways to mount monitors – using the 1/4”-20 tripod mount as well as the Arca-style quick release tripod attachment.
Likewise, the lightweight and durable aerospace aluminum Local Vu (#LOVU, $159.95) offers a maximum weight capacity of 35 lbs (15.88kg). It also features four different mount options for monitors – the 1/4”-20 tripod/ballhead mount, 3/8 tripod mount, 5/8” (16mm) baby junior stud (found on most studio stands, rollers, arms, and clamps), and the Arca-style quick release attachment.
The Go Vu and Local Vu can be used in many situations, but are recommended for location tethering, event and wedding slideshows, client presentations and photo booths. Both of these products are made in the United States and come with the Tether Tools Lifetime Warranty.