Kupo is at NAB Show in Las Vegas!

2014 promises to be another exciting year for digital imaging. For attendees at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, you will have the opportunity to meet Kupo Gear Guru Jason Friedman in-person. Feel free to pick his brain or try and stump him with your technical questions. Unlike other companies manufacturing grip equipment, Kupo has flexibility in not having to adhere to the status-quo. Kupo’s innovations include the Kwik Kollar upgrade for the traditional C-Stand that rapidly speeds up deployment and breakdown on set. So if you have any mods or hacks that you want to share, talk to our Gear Guru.

Kupo Grip will have a lot of our latest gear on display at our booth at NAB in the Central Hall,  booth 11133. Feel free to fondle and test Kupo’s gear to determine if you are ready to accept the Kupo Advantage and add our rugged and reliable gear to your own studio.

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One Massive Kupo Studio Giveaway Ends, and the Next Begins…

giveawaysKupo Grip and the Phoblographer are happy to announce the winner of our Dream Studio Giveaway. After Michael Thomas of California was reassured that this was indeed not an April Fool’s prank, he excitedly accepted our congratulations and began making arrangements for a whole ton, (almost literally) of professional studio gear from the likes of Kupo, Bowens, Canon, Induro, Sekonic, and much more to be delivered. We sincerely hope he has the closet space…

If you were one of the over 60,000 entrants who did not win, there is an even bigger giveaway that has just started. Our latest Kupo Filmmakers Ultimate Studio worth over $12,000 tempts you to try your luck once again. In cooperation with our friends over at the Phoblographer, and support from Sigma, this massive movie maker’s mix includes a full set of Kupo grip gear, a Blackmagic Design cinema camera with two Sigma lenses, a Comodo Orbit gimbal, and a slew of other accessories from: Benro, Sekonic, Limelite, Tenba, and more. Just like our last contest, our new Filmmakers Ultimate Studio Giveaway also includes an online session with Kupo Gear Guru Jason Friedman, where you are free to ask him,“how the heck do I set up all this stuff?”

No purchase is necessary and you must live in the USA to be eligible. Also be sure to enter our more frequent weekly and monthly giveaways, where you might have a better chance of a win.

Congratulations again to Michael and good luck to all in our next big Kupo Grip giveaway!

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7 Hours Left to Win Over $10K Dream Studio

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 We are counting down the last hours for you to enter our amazing Kupo giveaway ending today. One very lucky winner will find himself or herself the owner of an entire new professional photo studio (minus the four walls!) This Dream Studio bundle of tools is valued at over $10,000, and includes a vast array of Kupo grip gear, a Nikon or Canon DSLR, a pair of Bowens monolights and accessories, an Induro tripod and head, a PocketWizard set, a Tenba case, and last but not least, a personal one-on-one session with Jason Friedman, the Kupo Gear Guru.

Kupo Grip manufactures an arsenal of innovative equipment that provides worry-free support for your most important imagemaking gear, living up to our catchphrase, “Never let go!”

No purchase is necessary and you must live in the USA to be eligible. Best of luck, and may the best photographer or filmmaker win!

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Live “Ask the Gear Guru” Session with The Phoblographer

Hey Kupo Kompadres,

 Tomorrow Wednesday, August 7, 2013, I’ll be joining Chris Gampat of The Phoblographer during an hour long Q&A “Ask the Gear Guru” session at 1:00 PM EST (6:00 PM BST). For those of you who don’t know yet, here at Kupo Grip, we offer a free service called the “Gear Guru“. What is a Gear Guru you may ask? The word “Guru” is Hindi for teacher. With years of experience both as a professional photographer and selling photographic equipment for over 15 years gives me a unique understanding of both the tools and technique of photography. 

ASK JASON – PERSONAL GEAR GURU – AT YOUR SERVICE

Gear Guru

Jason – Your Gear Guru

 Have you ever…

  • Needed a solution to support lighting or cameras in a certain way but wasn’t sure how to go about it?
  • Wanted to re-create an image but didn’t know how it was lit?
  • Wanted to buy a camera system, but needed some advice?
  • Needed to equip your studio with the right gear?
  • Had a gear budget but still needed professional results?
  • Just started photography and didn’t know where to begin?
  • Struggled over which lighting to buy? Continuous or Flash?
  • Needed to know which light modifier would be perfect for your needs?

 So if you have any photo questions from gear to technique, stop on by and I’ll be happy to answer your question live! If you can’t make it, don’t fret. The service is always available whenever you need it. 

See you there!

Jason – The Gear Guru

  

Jason Friedman is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience concentrating on fashion and beauty photography. He specializes in lighting for both studio and location, using both strobes and continuous lighting sources. Over the past couple of years, due to the hybridization of the DSLR in respect to film making, he has become passionate about the moving image and has embraced the new technology with open arms. Jason acquired a ton of gear knowledge as a 15 year previous employee of B&H Photo Video Pro-Audio where he has worked in several positions, including manager of the lighting department as well as a marketing representative involved in trade-shows and seminars both domestic and internationally. Jason loves to teach and has taught seminars in subjects ranging from photography, lighting and his last gig, teaching Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom aboard the National Geographic Explorer for Lindblad Expeditions. Jason is also a vegan foodie and has embraced food photography as his latest photographic pursuit. Currently Jason works as as the Kupo Product Marketing Manager for the MAC Group.

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The Power of Lighting for the Digital Image Workshop

Would you like to learn incredible lighting first hand from an award winning Director of Photography and Lighting Designer with decades of experience? Well let me introduce to you an outstanding image maker, lighting evangelist and teacher Bill Holshevnikoff.  Whether you are a photographer, videographer or cinematographer, in his workshop, The Power of Lighting for the Digital Image, Bill will share with you his incredibly deep well of knowledge that he has gained through years of experience.

Lighting is the single most important element in imaging. Yes we can talk about the camera, recording format, bit depth, sensor size, quality of optics, etc., but without good lighting, the rest becomes irrelevant. Without light, an image doesn’t exist, period. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on lighting gear to get incredible results. As you will learn in Bill’s workshop, you will gain a whole new understanding of how light works. This knowledge will be the foundation of creating beautiful images throughout your career.

No matter what level you are in in your imaging career, from total newbie to advanced professional, Bill can help you learn new lighting techniques or refine some of your old ones. As you will see in his bio, Bill has worked with most major television networks spanning the globe, helping them with their lighting design. Just imagine how he can help you with your lighting requirements!

The Power of Lighting for the Digital Image - Bill Holshevnikoff

Click below to register now!

I can tell you first hand from my experience taking an Advanced Lighting for Cinematography course at Maine Media Workshops, that Bill is an incredible teacher. Not only does he have a unique way of simplifying lighting education, but he also is very open and approachable.  You will leave this workshop with a new toolbox of lighting techniques and knowledge.

Bill will be covering many cities for his The Power of Lighting for the Digital Image Workshop tour. For all you in the San Francisco/San Jose area, register today for an incredible experience learning from one of lighting’s best! For those in different areas around the country, be sure to check his website for more information on the other cities or to find out more about the man behind the workshop.

www.poweroflighting.com/workshops

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