Covering The Photo Beat; Props, Bags, Camera Beanbags, And A Sunpredictor

Replica Stone Pedestals
This new line of faux stone display pedestals is made from durable polyethylene plastic to make them strong enough for indoor and outdoor use. They mimic the look of real stone, measure almost 3 ft tall, and feature a flared bottom for added stability. They are weatherproof and lightweight yet strong enough to resist the cracks and scuffs caused by regular use. They have a retail value of $99.95, and are available in white, ivory, brownstone, sandstone, blackstone, millstone, and granite. Contact: American Rotational Molding, 16404 Knott Ave., La Mirada, CA 90638; (888) 724-1228.

Adorama's Slinger Bags
This line of ergonomically-designed bags is water-resistant and features quick-snap buckles, extra-wide shoulder straps, and 2" waist belts to help carry heavy equipment. The Pro Slinger bag is 21/2" wider than the original version. The main compartment is 10x10x61/2" and includes a padded foam camera cradle big enough to accommodate a full-size digital SLR with a lens. This bag has a retail value of $44.95. The Left Sided Slinger bag is designed with the left-handed photographer in mind. The main compartment measures 10x10x4" and also features the padded foam camera cradle. This version is $29.95. Both bags are available in black or gray. Contact: Adorama, 42 West 18th St., New York, NY 10011; (800) 223-2500.

Cullmann's Monofix 5041 Monopod
The Monofix 5041 is the latest addition to Cullmann's line of monopods. It features a nine-level telescopic leg extension, a rubber foot, and a ball-and-socket head that provides an infinite number of positions for the camera, perfect for sports or nature photographers. The Monofix 5041 is highly portable, weighing 11 oz and measuring 12" when packed and up to 52" extended. Contact: R.T.S. Inc., 40-11 Burt Dr., Deer Park, NY 11729; (631) 242-6801.

The Cam-Pod Camera Beanbag
The Cam-Pod is a soft folding beanbag that takes the place of a tripod by providing a steady base for your camera. It is constructed of durable woven material and high-density polyethylene filling that makes it lightweight and washable. The
bi-folding cushions allow you to mold the Cam-Pod to fit your camera and position it properly to capture a steady, sharp image. The Cam-Pod is available in two sizes, the regular ($19.95) and the mini ($11.95). Contact: Cam-Pod.

INKPRESS' Waterproof Canvas Gloss
INKPRESS Paper recently added Waterproof Canvas Gloss to their extensive line of inkjet printer papers. This single-sided, gloss-coated canvas was designed for high-quality graphic art printed on large format inkjet printers.
It is available in sheets that range in size from 81/2x11" to 17x22" or rolls from 17"x40' to 44"x40'. Contact: INKPRESS Paper, 112 College Rd., Monsey, NY 10952; (800) 465-8127.