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  • Tue, 21 May 2019 14:05:03 +0000

    Peak Design Travel Tripod

    Peak Design has just announced their 9th kickstarter campaign. They have been planning and working on this product for more than 4 years. This is a new category of camera gear for them as they make bags, straps, slings, and clips.

    I am happy to help them announce the Peak Design Travel Tripod is now on pre-release on Kickstarter

    Peak Design Travel Tripod for DSLR, Point and Shoot, and Mobile CamerasTravel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

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    I have been a fan of Peak Design since I bought the Capture a few years back. Eventually I went on to purchase other products like the Everyday Sling, Everyday Backpack 20L, and Travelline Backpack + Pouches (Tech Pouch, Wash Pouch, Packing Cube, Camera Cube, Shoe Pouch, Rain Fly). When I heard they are making their 9th kickstarter campaign, I couldn’t wait to find out what it was. Some of my purchases have been from their kickstarter and I never had an issue with a pre-release of their products. They are outstanding. Learn more about my photography gear.

    I am excited for this Peak Design Travel Tripod.

    The travel tripod is quick to deploy, lightweight, and has a low-profile design. It is half the size of a traditional travel tripod, fairly close to the size of a water bottle. The campaign starts today May 21st at 7am PST and ends 60 days later on July 18th at 5pm PST.

    Peak Design Travel Tripod in Aluminum and Carbon FiberTravel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

    It is available in aluminum and carbon fiber. You will save about 20% off retail if you purchase on kickstarter. I trust this company with everything you do, so I would get it on pre-sale to save with this link here.

    Travel Tripod in the Travelline Backpack side pocketTravel Tripod in the Travelline Backpack side pocket, photo by Peak Design It fits perfectly in the Travel Line Backpack as shown in the photo above. Learn more about the backpack in the link above. Tripod at the fully extended at the beach with pro DSLRTravel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

    The tripod can handle a full frame DSLR camera with a 70-200mm lens and still be stable. It has a weight capacity of 20lbs, a max height of 58.5″, packs down to 15.25″ and has a diameter of 3.25″. It features 5 leg sections. The aluminum weighs 3.44lbs while the carbon fiber weighs 2.81lbs.

    Peak Design Travel Tripod for DSLR, Point and Shoot, and Mobile CamerasTravel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

    It has a stowable phone mount so you can mount your phone on the tripod at any point in time. The tripod features a secure and immediate camera installation. You can deploy the legs without having to flip the tripod over.

    easy to mount camera on tripodeasy to mount camera on tripod, photo by Peak Design Peak Design Everyday backpack hanging on hook of Peak Design travel tripodTravel Tripod, photo by Peak Design

    Need to add weight to the tripod or keep your bag off the ground? Well there’s a nice handy hook in the center to do just that. The bag in the photo is the Everyday Backpack.

    Tripod can carry a full full DSLR with telephoto lensTripod can carry a full full DSLR with telephoto lens, photo by Peak Design Tripod Easy to hang off shouldersTripod Easy to hang off shoulders, photo by Peak Design

    Want to learn more, the Peak Design team will answer any questions you may have as well as update the FAQ and Update section on the kickstarter.

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  • Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:32:39 +0000

    Everglades National Park

    Everglades National Park is one of my favorite national parks to visit. It is the largest tropical wilderness in the United States. It is also the third largest national park in the contiguous United States. I love how I can visit the park without having to drive for too long. It is split with a northern section that you access through Miami or Everglades City and southern section that you access through Homestead.

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    I try to visit the Florida Everglades once a year, if not more.

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    I always take a camera or maybe two with me. I want to be able to capture all of its beauty like alligators, birds, cypress trees, mangroves and much more. My GoPro Camera is usually mounted on my Peak Design Capture which is attached to my bag. The bag I used that day is the Peak Design EveryDay Backpack. The GoPro will film my walks as I photograph using my Nikon DSLR Camera.

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    Florida Nature Photographer

    A lot of these photos are from the main entrance of the park in Homestead, FL. There are several hiking, walking, and canoe trails, as well as campsites. If you visit one of the visitor centers, you can look at the maps and find out more about each one. They tell you the level of difficulties each trail is, meaning how far of a distance and estimate length of time they take.

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    Softshell turtle in the water

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    Tall Cypress Trees

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    Mahogany Tree

    This is the largest Mahogany Tree in the United States. I think that it just so awesome that the Everglades National Park has this. I was actually super happy to hear about it that I had to go see it in person and you know, take photos.

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    Black Vulture in its nest in the tree

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    Great Egret

    The National Park and Preserves in South Florida are just my favorite parks to visit. https://anagarciaphoto.net/2016/03/14/one-of-my-favorite-places/

    You can see more of my landscape photos from other places in my landscapes gallery as well as nature photos in the nature gallery. If you want to purchase any of these photos you see here as a print for your home or office, visit Everglades National Park | Ana Garcia Photography or email me.

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    Nature photography

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    American Alligator

    Everglades National Park, Florida Everglades, Florida Nature Photographer, Nature Photography, Ana Garcia Photography, Nature
    This walkway was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017.

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    Everglades National Park, Florida Everglades, Florida Nature Photographer, Nature Photography, Ana Garcia Photography, Nature
    There’s just something about nature photography when it’s in black and white. It really tells a story.

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  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:45:28 +0000

    Tuesdays Together Miami | Rising Tide

    Tuesdays Together Miami had their first meeting June of 2015. It was just one month after the Rising Tide Society hosted its first set of meetups. I went to my first meeting in October of 2015. It was absolutely amazing. I found out about it because I saw 2 friends of mine, a photographer and a graphic designer, in a group photo together on Instagram and Facebook. After that, I joined and never looked back. 

    Tuesdays Together Miami Rising Tide Society
    Venue Host: Paint & Party Studio
    Selfie Photo by: Kristy & Vic Photography


    Venue Host: The Salvage Snob
    Photography: Kristy & Vic Photography

    “Every day the Honeybook | Rising Tide team are on a mission to empower the creative economy to rise together, doing what they love.” – Rising Tide Society + Honeybook 

    Tuesdays Together Miami Rising Tide Society
    Venue Host: Paint & Party Studio
    Photography: Courtney Jones Photography

    They host local meetups worldwide. Each group location is called Tuesdays Together + city name. You can find one near you on their map of TuesdaysTogether chapters site.

    Tuesdays Together Miami meet once a month on a Tuesday. The main purpose is for local creative business owners to support and encourage one another. Each month there is a topic set by the leaders of Rising Tide that is discussed at the meetings. We talk about things related to starting and running a creative business. Some of the topics have been SEO, Pinterest, Protecting Your Business, Social Media, Workflow, Client Experience, Business Planning, Branding, and much more. We are provided a resource guide with tips and everyone chimes in with their knowledge and questions.

    Tuesdays Together Miami Rising Tide Society
    Venue Host: Unearthed Rentals
    Photography: Erica Melissa

    What we do: Community
    a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

    What we don’t do: Networking
    interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career.


    Backdrop: Boxxed Events
    Beverages: Cortiella Photography
    Bistro Lighting: Twilight Production
    Desserts: Sweet Guilt by Angelica
    Entertainment + Lighting: Gannon Events
    Furniture Rentals: Rumbas Event Rentals + Artefactum Initiative
    Props / Table Styling: Taylor Event & Floral Design
    Signage: Love Life Invites
    Jazz Piano Player: Nickolas Feijoo
    Venue Host: Curtiss Mansion
    Photography: Ana Garcia Photography

    I try to attend each month but there has been occasions where I am unable to. For example, one time I was out of town visiting Charleston, SC. You can see photos from that trip on the Charleston South Carolina blog post. 

    Our neighbor by chapter is the Tuesdays Together Fort Lauderdale. We have done a Tuesdays Together Miami + Fort Lauderdale joint quarterly meetings together. There was one in which we had the Rising Tide Co-Founder & Head of Community at Honeybook, Natalie Franke. It was absolutely amazing to meet her in person. She’s one of the reasons this community came about along with the co-founders that helped create it.

    Ana Garcia and Natalie Franke Tuesdays Together Miami + Fort Lauderdale Quarterly RIsing Tide Society
    Ana Garcia and Natalie Franke

    My shirt reads: “A rising tide lifts all boats” – JFK
    A motto of the Rising Tide Society

    Tuesdays Together Miami + Fort Lauderdale Quarterly RIsing Tide Society
    Venue & Bar: Penthouse at Riverside Wharf
    Photography: Enuel Viera Photography
    Speakers: Natalie Franke, Kristy & Vic Photography, Chef Paty, and Style Catering⠀⠀⠀
    Floral Design: Rodri Studio and Maison Francis ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Furniture Rentals: Rumbas Event Rentals + Artefactum Initiative
    Videography: Elite Media Concepts
    DJ: Cat Shell ⠀⠀
    Sweets and Sweets Table Design: Sweet Guilt by Angelica, The Starfish Cottage, Mojo Donuts, and Taylor Event & Floral Design
    Photobooth: Dipp Photobooth
    Catering Sponsors: The Charcutie and Elite Catering
    Indoor Lighting: MPE Event Group ⠀⠀
    Outdoor Bistro Lighting: Illumene
    Signage & Calligraphy: Claudia Strenger
    Gifts: The Lefty Writer, Ana Garcia Photography, Denice Lachapelle Photo and Claudia Strenger
    Chapters: Rising Tide Society, Tuesdays Together Miami, and Tuesdays Together Fort Lauderdale

    Tuesdays Together Miami Rising Tide Society
    Venue Host: BizNest 
    Photography: Ana Garcia Photography | Erica Melissa


    Tuesdays Together Miami 
    Only One Mark, Inc., Maria Cordova Photography, Dipp Photobooth, Halo Events, Erica Melissa, Ana Garcia Photography, Maureeen C. Weddings, Claudia Rios Photography, and Taylor Event & Floral Design.

    After every single meeting, I leave feeling very inspired. Our community is just full of support and empowerment. I love it. 

    Honeybook is a proactive all-in-one CRM for creatives. It helps you run your business with managing projects, booking clients, sending invoices and much more. You can learn more on this blog post: Honeybook – CRM for Creative Business. You may even find my referral link where you could save.

    Feel free to contact me if you want to learn how you can join Tuesdays Together Miami or Tuesdays Together Fort Lauderdale.

    #TuesdaysTogetherMiami #TuesdaysTogetherFTL #RisingTideSociety #CommunityOverCompetition #AnaGarciaPhoto

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