The Sony A7s 4K Guide (Part Seven): The Cost of Putting Together a Kit

A detailed guide to the Sony A7s – from lenses and accessories to post production. Part seven covers the cost of putting together a kit.

Which is better: To Rent a Camera, or Buy one? (Part Two)

Ever had to decide whether to buy a camera or rent one instead? This article shows you how to find out which camera you can afford.

Which is better: To Rent a Camera, or Buy one? (Part One)

Ever had to decide whether to buy a camera or rent one instead? This article shows you the easy way to calculate your gear’s worth.

A Comparison of 9 LED Fresnel Lights

A simple side-by-side comparison of LED Fresnel Light specifications. Who gives the best value for money, at least on paper?

How important is Mirror Lockup and a Cable Release?

I’ve always wondered how much of a difference a tripod, mirror lock-up and a cable release would make to the sharpness of my images. So, I decided to test for myself. Test Parameters and workflow: Canon 550D with 18-55 IS II Kit lens at 55mm f/8 at ISO 200 and shutter at 1/60s Shot in […]

Thrissur Puram 2012: Photography with nowhere to turn – Part II

This is part two of my coverage of Thrissur Puram 2012. To read part one, click here. The kodamattam Post lunch we walked back to the grounds to cover the main event. If I thought the crowds in the morning were crazy, I was totally unprepared for this. It was rock concert that began at […]

Thrissur Puram 2012: Photography with nowhere to turn – Part III

This is part three of my coverage of Thrissur Puram 2012. To read part one, click here. To read part two, click here. The Fireworks I had a seat on top of a building at the edge of the main ground. Again, this was a ‘nowhere to turn’-type position. We waited for four hours so […]

Thrissur Puram 2012: Photography with nowhere to turn – Part I

First, some background: Thrissur is a district in the state of Kerala, India. What sets Thrissur apart from other places in the state is one massive festival that takes place every year (Puram means festival), the Thrissur Puram. To learn more about this festival, click here and here. It’s being going on for 200 years, […]