Category: kit

Basics: Prop Making I: Pepakura

For those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you will know that recently I have been making my own props for a couple of shoots I had planned this summer – (I wrote previously about sourcing props for your shoot, but in my case the props I want to use……


Kit: The Flash Gun

An essential to most, the humble flash gun can contain very sophisticated electronics to make the illumination of your subjects just right – but lets see if you need a bells and whistles models for what you shoot, or will an entry level flash gun do what you need.

This article is aimed at beginners who……


Kit: The Battery Grip

The battery grip is an aftermarket accessory which for some togs (like me) is indispensable – but is it for everyone and will YOU feel the benefits with your photography?

This article is for the beginner or intermediate who has a dSLR / SLR camera who is planning on investing in their kit, or want to……


Basics: Choosing a tripod

Last week I was asked “I need a tripod, I’m sure I can get one for a tenner from the local electronics store, that’ll be good enough right?”. I realised that a lot of people who spend lots of time and money choosing the right camera simply don’t consider the quality or features……


How To: Make Your Own Grids (aka Ghetto Grids)

We’ve discussed elsewhere about creative light modifiers, and one type of which is called a grid. Grids effectively cut down light spread from your source, making the beam narrower, and the edges harder. They come in a range of brands, shapes, sizes and costs. Rather than shelling out around £15 a grid for your flashgun,……


Basics: Understanding your camera

Understanding how your camera works is really key in getting the most out of your kit – and thus the most out of your images

 

The truth is: you don’t need to know everything. The design, the choice of sensor type, the interlacing electronic protocols or the type of glass in the lens is interesting for some (and often……