Connect with us

Art and Culture

World’s Fastest Tripod: Lumapod Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Vlad Poptamas

Published

on

The world’s first tripod for smartphone, GoPro, Mirrorless and DSLR cameras, designed for speed and ultra-portability. Never leave your tripod behind again. (PRNewsfoto/Lumapod)
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

This ultra-compact tripod sets up in only four seconds

  • Already raised more than $ 400,000 on Kickstarter, 100% funded in 90 minutes.
  • Quick, smooth set-up takes only four seconds.
  • Ultra-compact design allows to have it always in your bag.
  • 2 optimized models: 85cm (weighs 400g) and 120cm (weighs 690g).

Lumapod, a dynamic camera gear start-up based in Austria, has announced an ultra-compact travel tripod, which sets up in only four seconds. With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign they bring its patented technology to amateur and professional photographers around the world.

Lumapod’s two tripods have three modes which allow amateur and professional photographers to choose the best option for their needs. Its 85-centimeter model and 120-centimeter model can each become a tripod, monopod, or selfie pole. All of the models and modes are usable for smartphones, GoPro, Mirrorless, DSLR, and more.

“At Lumapod, we have developed the fastest and most compact tripod in the world,” said Lumapod co-founder and designer Martin Grabner. “Our patented tensioning technology means any photographer can set up a professional-quality tripod in four seconds – and still carry that same tripod in their day pack. Whether you’re an international traveler, the family photographer, or a professional who requires speed and compactness, Lumapod can fit your needs.”

This compact and speedy solution for photographers and videographers has already received endorsements for its set-up speed, stability, and versatility. Leading Austrian travel blogger and photographer LadyVenom (@LadyVenom on Instagram) says that while “my current tripod almost always stays at home” because of its size and bulk, “I’m looking forward to having a product that solves exactly these problems. Then I’ll always have a tripod when I’m on the go.”

Lumapod’s Kickstarter campaign runs until October 25. Its two models are currently available for up to 50% off retail sales prices for Kickstarter supporters.

Lumapod GmbH is a start-up camera gear company based in Austria. It was founded in 2018 by Eva Ertl and Martin Grabner. An industrial designer by trade, Grabner developed a travel tripod tightening mechanism which received a patent. Lumapod’s mechanism provides an ultra-compact design and a four-second setup. Its initial product line has two models and was supported by several funding agencies, including a public-private partnership from the Austrian government’s Austria Wirtschaftsservice aws impulse XL grant program.

Hello!


Thank you for visiting my profile and thank you for reading my news and published press release!


There a many things that shape a man, but the carving is done by the hobbies and passions. I've pursued two main careers, professional photography and webdesign, while also keeping a passion for automobiles, technology and games. At PICANTE NEWS, I take care of news editing and press release publishing in se
veral categories and as I've mentioned, during my spare time, I am also a professional photographer with webdesign skills.

My future plans include developing more journalistic skills and start creating investigative journalism. You can find my reports and press release coverages in the following categories:


BANKING/FINANCIAL SERVICES, COMPUTER ELECTRONICS, AUTOMOTIVE, CONTRACTS, ANALYSIS, INTERNET TECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY, BLOCKCHAIN, ACQUISITIONS, RETAIL, and many more.



You can get in touch to discuss interviews or possible article submissions by contacting us.


Let's also connect via social media! You can find me on Facebook or visit my photo portfolio.

Advertisement
Comments

Art and Culture

Unique Movie for Nature Lovers – Releasing on May 2019

Betty Tűndik

Published

on

Photo: edited by Picante.today
Reading Time: 1 minute
 

The premiere of the latest film ‘I am Arbor’ written and directed by the award-winning film maker and Co-founder of AAJ Media Productions Jijo Sengupta, will be screened in select theaters in May this year. A father and child actor duo will debut in this heart touching story on a theme that brings a new idea that plants have emotions.

After the successful production of ‘Ping Pong’d’, an animated short film and the music video ‘RED’ that was internationally acclaimed at several Film festivals globally; director Jijo Sengupta, once again brings a social message to this world, through his animation short that is a fusion of Live Action and 3D Animation .

Set in the backdrop of an emotional journey of a child, growing up with a tree that comes alive as characters; this film encapsulates the raw emotions and feelings of plants that have enabled the survival of human species on this planet.

“This movie sensitizes everyone living on this earth, to once again ponder on the deep bond that exists between trees and human beings. I have attempted to bring on screen, the organic feelings and emotions between objects and subjects,” said Jijo Sengupta, Writer and Director of the Film.

The school of Film and Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY and AAJ Media Productions in Mumbai, collaborated in making this production come alive for Nature Lovers in the world.

 

SOURCE: AAJ Media Productions

 

Continue Reading

Art

Will Bagley to Receive Western Writers of America’s Owen Wister Award

Betty Tűndik

Published

on

Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

Will Bagley, a journalist known for monumental nonfiction books about the Mormon West and overland trails, will receive the 2019 Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature from Western Writers of America (WesternWriters.org).

Bagley will also be inducted into the Western Writers Hall of Fame, housed outside the McCracken Research Library at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo.

“People either love or hate me,” said Bagley, who lives in Salt Lake City. “The Wister Award is an expression of affection from my WWA friends that is appreciated and humbling, for it calls to mind the words ‘I am not worthy!'”

The nonprofit guild’s highest honor will be presented during Western Writers of America’s convention June 19-22 in Tucson, Ariz.

Bagley is a three-time winner of WWA’s Spur Award for “Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Youngand the Massacre at Mountain Meadows”; “The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War, 1857-1858”; and “With Golden Visions Bright Before Them Trails to the Mining West, 1849–1852,” all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Bagley has also received the Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the Caroline Bancroft History Prize. His books have also been honored by Westerners International, Utah Division of State History, Wyoming State Historical Society and the John Whitmer Historical Association.

“Will is not just a tenacious researcher, he is a brilliant writer,” WWA executive director Candy Moulton said. “His ‘Blood of the Prophets’ is a classic – impeccably researched and written with precision.”

Bagley’s other books include “South Pass: Gateway to a Continent” and “So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California, 1812–1848,” both Spur Award finalists.

Since the early 1950s, Western Writers of America has honored and promoted all forms of literature about the American West. Previous Owen Wister honorees include Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday; historians David Dary and Robert M. Utley; and best-selling novelists Rudolfo Anaya, Elmore Leonard, Tony Hillerman and Lucia St. Clair Robson.

The Wister Award is a bronze statue of a buffalo created especially for Western Writers of America by artist Robert Duffie.

SOURCE: Western Writers of America

 

 

Continue Reading

Art

“Artist in Hotel” Project B2F Elevator Hall Completed at Park Hotel Tokyo

Betty Tűndik

Published

on

Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

 Park Hotel Tokyo announced on February 19 that the elevator hall which was created as an extra production of the “Artist in Hotel” project is complete.

The “Artist in Hotel” project is Park Hotel Tokyo’s version of “Artist in Residence” programs, whereby Japanese artists stay at the hotel and paint on walls and ceilings in guest rooms based on the concept “beauty of Japan.” In 2017, the project was honored at the Japan Tourism Awards.

Artist OZ-Yamaguchi Keisuke, who worked on “Artist Room Kabuki” for the “Artist in Hotel” project, painted the second-basement floor elevator hall under the theme of “HAZAMA (interstitial space).” This means that the “spatial beauty” unique to Japan can now be enjoyed in the key space that welcomes guests to the hotel.

Park Hotel Tokyo General Manager Takayuki Suzuki said:

“The entrance connecting the mundane to ‘Infinite time and space amid cognizant Japanese beauty’ has been reborn. We invite guests to feast their eyes on the uniquely Japanese aesthetics of ‘HAZAMA’.”

Park Hotel Tokyo Art Project Manager Yoshitomo Fujikawa said:

“The completion of this art installation of the elevator hall is indeed befitting of an art hotel. We hope that all visitors will enjoy this.”

Park Hotel Tokyo hopes that more guests will enjoy the “beauty of Japan” through this new art work in the form of an elevator hall.

Park Hotel Tokyo, opened in 2003, is located on the 25th floor and above in the Shiodome Media Tower. The 25th floor has the lobby and reception desk besides restaurants and a bar. The city’s view can be enjoyed through the windows behind the reception desk. There are 270 guest rooms, located from the 26th to 34th floors. In 2013, Park Hotel Tokyo put forth a new concept, “Infinite time and space amid cognizant Japanese beauty.” In line with this, every room on the 31st floor is decorated and turned into Artist Rooms, based on the theme “Beauty of Japan.” To offer a memorable experience in various parts of the stay, Park Hotel Tokyo will continue to maximize the role of Japanese aesthetics and hospitality.

SOURCE: Park Hotel Tokyo

 

Continue Reading

Font Resizer

Subscribe to PICANTE via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to PICANTE and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow us on Facebook

Read more from our authors

Follow our Tweets

Trending

Please turn AdBlock off