Tools of the Trade: Samsung Premium Care

As a business owner, I need my tools to work in the moment. I don't have an entire IT or finance team behind me. I was pleasantly surprised by my Samsung Premium Care experience. I was in the hospital last week and my beautiful S8+ fell from my hospital bed. The gorgeous front screen shattered. Was i disappointed, sure. I've never had a phone screen break on me and I was a bit worried with how long or tedious the replacement process might be. I reported the issue to Samsung via their Facebook Social Media Support Team. Within minutes, I had a link to their premium care website. Assurant Solutions, the company that handles Samsung's Premium Care issues, sent me a replacement phone overnight. Within 2 business days, I had a replacement device. Quality, quick customer service. It doesn't get much easier or better than that  

 

Samsung Galaxy S8+ with front screen cracked.  

Samsung Galaxy S8+ with front screen cracked.  

Shooting Fitness and Activewear Photography on the Sony A9

I've been a big fan of Sony's latest addition to the MILC, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, market. Their Sony A9 camera has been rumored for years and it delivers. As a shooter of digital medium format and Canon professional DSLR and cinema gear, why does a camera like the Sony A9 matter?

One word. Speed. This camera shoots a silent 20 frames per second with absolutely no mirror blackout. This means I can get the shot that I absolutely need in one sequence rather than having the talent (model, athlete, subject, etc.) replay a scene or motion over and over again. 

I love my Hasselblad X1D, the image quality is unmatched, but for athletic shoots, I'll be sticking with the Sony A9. A less frustrating time for my talent, usually means better content and content will always be the most important thing in an image.

Here are some images from my latest shoot with Laura Wall.

 

 

 Photo by Daniel Lee (http://danleephoto.com).
 Photo by Daniel Lee (http://danleephoto.com).
 Photo by Daniel Lee (http://danleephoto.com).
 Photo by Daniel Lee (http://danleephoto.com).