Compact Cameras are they worth looking at anymore?

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Compact cameras are basically point and shoot cameras. So with all the great camera choices out there – is there any room for Compact cameras? I think so! Companies are having to up their game big time with Compact cameras because of stiff competition from Mobile Phones. So there are some very interesting cameras coming out at the moment with …

Mirrorless, Micro 4/3 What Does It All Mean?

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When it comes to buying a camera these days you have a lot of choice – DSLR, Mirrorless, Compact, then they ask do you want APS-C, Micro Four Thirds or Full Frame? At this point you start to wonder if they’re speaking English? I don’t blame you it can be confusing, but don’t worry I can sort this out right now …

The Ultimate Guide to Buying an Entry Level DSLR

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You’ve decided you want to buy a DSLR. But where do you start – not sure? Don’t worry, this guide will take you through the questions you need to answer to help you choose the DSLR that’s right for you. Buying your first DSLR is a big decision, lets face it photography is not a cheap hobby, and DSLR’s are expensive, …

ebook Review: Rabari – Encounters with a Nomadic Tribe

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The Insider Series to Travel Documentary Photography The Rabari – Encounters with the Nomadic Tribe by Mitchell Kanashkevich is the new ebook from Lightstalking. First off, you don’t have to be a travel photographer to make use of this book. The composition, lighting and post processing tips will help any photographer improve their portrait photography. Who’s Mitchell Mitchell knows what he is …

6 Unusual Photography Gifts for the Photographer in Your Life

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I know I’ve just looked at 14 photography gift ideas for the photog in your life, but I couldn’t help myself when I came across these while Christmas shopping (ok I got sidetracked). I just had to share them. I know as a photographer we are not always the best to buy for… we tend to have expensive things on …

14 Top Photography Gifts Ideas for the Photog in Your Life

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What do I buy them? Are you stuck on what to buy the photographer in you life for Christmas? I know we’re not always the easiest people to buy for… You need to either know what your photographer wants (safe option) or else you need to know what camera gear they already have (or it’ll be 3 tripods for Christmas?) …

Book Review – The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby

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‘The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros’! Photography books are not dead. It’s still nice to have a tangible useful reference at hand that isn’t electronic! The way The Digital Photography Book works, which I think is different to a lot of others is this – imagine you are out on a photo shoot with …

Which is the Best Entry Level DSLR For a Beginner?

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That’s a big question and will change depending on who you are and what you like. But what I can do is tell you my experience as a beginner DSLR user, and hopefully that will help in your own decision making process. You may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to buying an Entry Level DSLR. *Update at …

Introducing My DSLR – Canon 450D/XSi

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I love gadgets especially cameras so I really enjoyed spending time looking at which DSLR I wanted to buy. And now I have my very own Canon 450D/ XSi, that I’d like to introduce to you and share some of the first shots I took with it. If you’d like to know why I upgraded to a DSLR, then take …

10 Must Have Accessories For Your DSLR

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This is a list of the top 10 items on my digital photography wish list (I have a Canon 450D) and possibly should be on your list too. Every photographer has a wish list, and the items on the list tend to range from the affordable and practical, to the absolute dream. I’m a gadget fiend so I love researching …

What did Santa bring you?

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I hope everyone had a good Christmas and a happy New Year (if you celebrated them!). Before I move completely into 2009, I can’t help wondering what Santa brought you all for Christmas? And was it photography related? From my point of view Santa brought me a lovely new camera bag for my DSLR, a Canon 450D. It took a …

How to Choose a DSLR Part 2

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So I’ve been scouring the internet looking at DSLR’s and reviews on them, even with a budget of £500 there’s still a lot on offer from all the big names like Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Canon and Nikon. The task I set myself was to narrow it down to a shortlist of 3 camera’s that I liked, not an easy task! …

How To Choose a DSLR

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This is the first of a two part series looking at what to consider when choosing a DSLR as an amateur photographer. So I’ve made the decision to upgrade from my modest point and shoot to a DSLR. But where do I start? There are so many to choose from, there’s a make and model for just about everyone with …