Category Archives: Kit

Making peace with lighting

Sun-light, very bright!
Available light photography – the sun has some distinct advantages over artificial lighting but…

Lighting. If you are anything like me, it’s a subject that has, at times, caused a degree of discomfort. It took me a long time – longer than it should have done – to get to grips with photographic lighting and what equipment I need.

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Why I switched from a DSLR to a mirrorless camera

Fujifilm X-T1
The fantastic Fujifilm X-T1 sporting a kit lens

I switched to a mirrorless Fujifilm X-T1 camera nearly a year ago after a protracted period of scrutiny and introspection regarding my camera needs. Would I switch back? No. Well, perhaps. OK, yes, if offered the right technology. By which I mean a camera that suits me.

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Typical trekking safety kit

Trekking safety kit
Safety kit includes: sun screen, hand sanitizer, zinc oxide tape, gauze dressing, compass, Swiss Army knife, whistle, aspirin, gaffer tape, head torch, tissues, space blanket, petroleum jelly, lighter

I’m as capable as the next person of making a stupid decision when I’m out trekking, so I hedge my bets by being in the habit of carrying some safety kit. This kit can be the difference between having a good trip and something that is quite unpleasant.

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