Bos Camera Strap – The Best Kept Secret in Camera Sling Straps

BosSTRAP attached to Nikon camera with details of the BosSTRAP's unique features

Let’s face it the straps that come with cameras are horribly uncomfortable, often too short and, after a very short time, feel like they are cutting into your neck. In this post I review the Bosstrap shoulder sling strap system – the one I have used for the past 4 years, and the one I … Read more Bos Camera Strap – The Best Kept Secret in Camera Sling Straps

Manfrotto 055 Aluminium Tripod Review – Buy Once Buy Forever

Manfrotto 055 with carrying bag

In an earlier post I explained why you need a good tripod. In this post I  review the Manfrotto 055 Aluminium tripod which I consider to be one of the best on the market and a great investment that will last you for years, if not the rest of your life. Manfrotto is probably the … Read more Manfrotto 055 Aluminium Tripod Review – Buy Once Buy Forever

What is Low Key Photography – And When To Use It

A low key photograph of a young girl dressed as a clown

In this post I am hoping to sell you on the attractions of low-key photography. Before I tell you what I like about it let me try to answer the question “What is Low Key Photography?” An obvious place to start would be with the official definition – official definitions can be boring but in … Read more What is Low Key Photography – And When To Use It

Calibrate Your Monitor for Photography – Using Screen Calibration Software

A composite and dark photo of a woman and her dead cat showing her fond but memories but reflecting on her loss

Computer monitors, TV screens, iPads, phones etc all have different screen colour renditions whereby an image on one screen looks different to the same image on a different screen. If you print your images this can be very frustrating because what you see is not necessarily true colours. To ensure your prints reflect true colours … Read more Calibrate Your Monitor for Photography – Using Screen Calibration Software

35mm Versus 50mm Prime Lens – Which Will Suit Your Needs Best?

35mm Versus 50mm Prime lens

Considering buying a prime lens but can’t decide between a 35mm and a 50mm lens? In deciding which will suit your needs best the  “35mm vs 50mm prime lens” conundrum may be the first you encounter on your quest for prime lenses. Today’s cameras are sold with an array of kit lenses – the standard … Read more 35mm Versus 50mm Prime Lens – Which Will Suit Your Needs Best?

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