Don’t be afriad of ISO

In Digital Photography ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor. The same principles apply as in film photography – the lower the number the less sensitive your camera is to light and the finer the grain. Higher ISO settings are generally used in darker situations to get faster shutter speeds. Something that I was learnt early on with my DSLR…

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Tech Talk – Shooting into the light

One of the most asked about images I take is the backlight ones, regardless of whether its still life or portraits. It can be one of the most difficult ones to master, I know it took me awhile, but follow a few simple tips and I am sure you will find things much easier than…

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Tech Talk, In the Studio – Backdrops

I often get asked what I use for backdrops in the studio, and people are often quite surprised with what I use, so I thought I might write a post. Still Life I thought I’d start here, as in some ways it is easier, due to a smaller area. I often shoot outside on the…

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Tech Review – Vello 16mm & 10mm Extension Tubes Review

I bought my Sony a7ii back in September last year and have been working with it a lot, especially the last few months. I found working with a full frame mirrorless to be more challenging to swap over than I thought…I have no idea why. Apart from swapping brands I also swapped lenses, which meant a…

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Tech Talk – Sony 50mm Prime Lens

So last week I reviewed the Sony 28-70mm Lens (SEL2870) that goes with my  Sony a7ii mirrorless DSLR Camera, which I reviewed the week before. So this week I will post my review of the Sony 50mm prime (SEL50F18F). This is a fabulous lightweight lens, with a wide aperture. At first, I wasn’t over the…

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Tech Talk – Sony 28mm-70mm Lens

This is the kit lens that came with my Sony a7ii mirrorless DSLR Camera, which I reviewed last week. This Sony 28-70mm (Model – SEL280) is a compact, lightweight general purpose zoom for Sony’s full-frame E-mount cameras, like the a7ii and A7Rii. There is a little controversy over it; apart from the metal mount and…

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Tech Review – Sony a7ii Mirrorless Digital Camera

Some of my most popular posts are tech reviews, so I have reviewed my Sony a7ii mirrorless digital camera

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Topaz FX Labs

I have fallen in love with an old program that is fairly new to me; Topaz FXLabs, I received this in a bundle I got a little while ago from Topaz Labs. Sure I regularly use other programs in Topaz; Adjust, Denoise, B&W, Impressions, just to name a few. Some of them seem to crash…

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Tech Review – Camfi, Update

OK so a month or so again I wrote a review on the Camfi wi-fi adaptor my kids bought me for Christmas. Now in general I rated it pretty well, but I did note a few Cons against it…. A bit glitchy with my old Samsung Note 1.0 tablet…….possibly due to the older software on…

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Nikkor 16-85mm Lens Review

Another early Christmas present was another new lens………..now I know what you are thinking, really? another new bit of glass? But it was required. Moth got one for his Birthday/Christmas and we were so impressed I kept stealing it for my camera instead of my horrible 18-200mm lens which allows every bit of dust onto…

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