What’s up Miami…and everyone else on the Internet! The rain in the city today made the day dragggg, and the workload followed. There’re so many more things to be done over the coming few weeks, but it could be worst so I’m thankful AF (photographers around the world will be weird like, “Thankful as auto-focus?”). Luckily, as of late I’m around cameras all day – Nikon, Canon (*we are an authorized dealer), Olympus, Leica, FujiFilm, SONY and I’m sure I’m missing a few Pentax etc. resulting to super late night post like this one on a #TuckerTuesday (by the way, just follow me to Instagram or Twitter to see when I randomly share stuff like this – or just check my blog all 604,800 seconds of the week.) Throughout the week, a number of those nights are spent in studio (music) / meetings getting ready for summer; then repeat the process.
Everybody who attended last week’s Photowalk in Miami (first of all, thank you all because you people were / are dope!) know why I get to be around cameras all day, and that’s because I announced my postion & new partnership with **Electric Avenue – Electronics Store Miami’ – Photography Department. When the opportunity approached I took it in a heartbeat; considering my obsession / love for photography, considering I went to school for Advertising Design, considering shopping at WholeFoods, and eating at the Truluck’s aint cheap. (that’s the part you laugh to yourself and say, “This “manual-focus” Tucker is too much!”.
The only other credible photography stores I knew of in Miami were, World Wide Photo (I think they’re not in operation anymore, either that or they moved from the Biscayne location.), Aperture Pro (primarily for renting), Wolf Camera (I think that’s the name, the one that used to be in Dadeland Mall), and Pitman Photo Supply (because in the past I bought some gear from them.) Part of my goal with the partnership is to help make known that Electric Avenue is located 259 E Flagler Street, and the current team / family that’s there / the meetings that we have to….look let me just say man it’s awesome.
Anyway, I saw Woo.Supreme of Instagram post about a Photowalk happening in Miami hosted by @brickell_living alongside a few other SouthFlorida photographers: @xynn.tii, @weownthecity, @jonjonvisuals and @woo.supreme. Prior to, it’s been a while that I’ve been on a Photowalk, my recommendation, if you love photography, next time there’s a Photowalk happening in your city, check it out; you’ll love it. The amazing thing about this one is that it was simply for the any-level photography lover. Didn’t matter what camera, etc. just if you loved photography. But it was also amazing to see so many DSLR users come out.
For the person reading who don’t know what a Photowalk is, to sum it up, you spend a part of your day walking, socializing, networking, meeting, some awesome people….because everybody who loves photography is pretty much awesome, our books.
Back on track, I wanted to find a way to contribute to this event, so I hit the homie Woo up after making possible with Electric Avenue to giveaway $100.00, $50.00 & $25.00 the first second and third winners – which we’ll choose and annonce on May 1st, 2015 (make sure you’re following @electricavenue_superstore on Instagram – also, I see a lot of photographs going to the #MIAPhotowalk hashtag which is awesome, but for reassurance @ / tag @electricavenue_superstore to reassure we see them; just a little suggestion para tu.) As announced, the winners will be choosen based upon interaction via Insta as well as from being judged by our in-house photographers.
Below is Part 1 of photographs that I made on the Photowalk. I have more to share in Part 2 of next week’s post so check back next week’s #TuckerTuesday.
(Thanks to those people sending me shots that they took of me out there. If you continue to send I’ll share on my @dtuckerofficial Instagram.)
I was surprised by the 100+ people who showed up. Mad Love.
(Snapshot above was when I arrived to the meet-up point.)
(That’s M being M….in the beautiful-dope Beatles tee.)
(Anchors Everywhere On Everything! <3 )
(I wonder how many University of Miami students were out there…)
(Ima need to contact CanvasFab for a print asap!)
(V being awesome )
(Didn’t see much tripods but I’m happy he had his tripod and used it! – p.s. we have Manfrottos and Vanguards at the store…a few others as well.)
(Supporting the locals.)
(Need I say…Y_ _ _ _!)
(I’m ready to see these videos. Send to me!)
(This puppy is awesome!)
If you’re coming here from Insta…/where ever you’re migrating from, please share the link around.
I’ll see you next week for the follow up.
That’s all for now.
All Love and good night!