Featured: Foba’s Cable-Catcher

Manufactured by Foba, the BALTE and BALPE are universal quick-release plates that feature a cable-lock – a simple yet important innovation.   You won’t need to worry about cables being yanked from your camera, damage to ports or missed shots from pulled cables.

Whether your camera is attached to a tripod, or handheld, the 2 channels on the plate’s body snap the cables in place and tuck it neatly between the plate and your camera’s body.

Both BALTE and BALPE  (1/4 inch screw, 3/8 inch screw, respectively) are made for larger DSLR or medium format cameras, the specially designed plates are universal and will work with Arca-Swiss-style heads for a steadfast connection.   The plate fits ball heads such as: Foba M-1, M-2 or Mini Superball and the original Foba Superball with quick release mount.

The concept is simple: the protective “cable-catching” feature is  two channels cut into its aluminum body.   There are  two channel sizes to ensure compatibility with USB, Firewire 400 and 800. Three rubber pads on the plate ensure the tightest connection to your camera and provide a buffer between the two.

Manufactured to the highest quality, these QR plates are a perfect addition to your kit.

Caesar Lima: A Master at Depicting the Unique

A master at depicting unique and captivating subject matter, Caesar’s inspiration is derived from a singular drive to push the limits and evoke emotion through innovative photography.

“I feel exactly the same way when I’ve started my career always researching and experimenting to create something different, doing it from the heart.”

With a Bachelors of Arts in Advertising, Caesar has always had an eye for the creative. With a passion and drive to depict unusual, even surreal images, his photography always evokes emotion. As a self-proclaimed “non-purist”, his photography calls to mind imagery that is just outside of the box.

“I really respect David La Chapelle, Jill Greenberg, Terry Richardson, Alex Prager, Steven Meisel, there are so many talented people… but I do follow illustrators, designers, street artists also because we all are image makers, doesn’t matter which tool we use. Guys like Banksy, Space Invader, Shepard Fairey are amazing artists.”

“Build your image bank for reference, it’s like a muscle, the more you use the stronger you get. References are there not to be copied but for inspiration you need to study what makes an image interesting and why it appeals to you.”

Todays Shoot

“I like to use available light when I’m on location and Sunbounce screens and reflectors are amazing, I have done many jobs without using any flash, it’s so good to shoot without worrying about syncing speed.”

“Nothing really comes close to what Sunbounce has, and it’s a system, it’s much easier than having reflectors and modifiers from 3-4 different manufactures.”

Caesar has received multiple accolades and awards including the 2010 IPA Awards, 2010 PX3 in Paris, 2010 Archive 200 Best, 2009 IPA Award, 2009 Addy Award, and the 08 Spider Award to name a few in recent years.