Photography Books For Just A Penny!

Photography Books For Just A Penny!

Jul 17, 2012

Google Play Books have some fantastic offers on photography books at the moment, with a number of great books on sale for £0.01 – yep, just one, solitary UK penny! The books on offer include the fourth book in Scott Kelby’s great Digital Photography book series (the first of which you can read my review of over here). The books you buy on Google...

Sun Sniper DPH Strap Review

Sun Sniper DPH Strap Review

Feb 19, 2012

I’m really happy to be reviewing the Sun Sniper DPH (Double Plus Harness) Strap today; apologies that it’s been so long since I last did a post on here (the birth of my daughter has meant quite a busy time for me!), I’m going to be keeping the site more up-to-date from now on, honest! Anyway, I digress, back to the review. Here’s a shot...

Digital Photography Exposed – DVD Review

Digital Photography Exposed – DVD Review

Sep 25, 2011

This is my first review of a digital photography tutorial DVD on LearningTheLight, as I’ve only ever reviewed photography books and gear before. It’s been really quite eye-opening for me to sit and watch a professional photographer talk about everything from depth of field and aperture, to composition and camera controls – I’ve found that...

Free Photography eBooks – The Ultimate Collection

Free Photography eBooks – The Ultimate Collection

Aug 21, 2011

Welcome to the ultimate collection of totally FREE photography eBooks! Whether you’re after some general digital photography advice, looking to increase your photo editing skills, want some specific street photography tips, or even have a desire to take amazing shots of dragonflies – whatever you’re looking for, we have you covered. As well as...

SimpleSLR: Hands-On Photography Training Review

SimpleSLR: Hands-On Photography Training Review

Aug 12, 2011

 SimpleSLR: Hands-On Photography Training, is a fantastic book from Andy Lim – well known in the photography world for his photography classes and tutorials (as well as great images, of course!). His new book (which is available to buy here) is an extension of his classes; fitting in lots of practical lessons and examples to get the new DSLR-owner up to...

‘The Speedliter’s Handbook’ Review

‘The Speedliter’s Handbook’ Review

Jun 26, 2011

The Speedliter’s Handbook, by Syl Arena The Speedliter’s Handbook, by Syl Arena, is the best book about off-camera flash photography that I have ever read. Go buy it – it’s that simple! (It’s available from Amazon US and UK, by the way). If a three-sentence review isn’t quite good enough for you, though, you may want to...

Canon 50mm f/1.8 II Review

Canon 50mm f/1.8 II Review

May 11, 2011

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II was the second lens I bought for my DSLR, right after I got my first telephoto (the Canon 55 – 250mm zoom, which you can also read my review of, should you wish to). I wanted a lens with a really wide maximum aperture so I could take photos in lowlight without a flash, and I didn’t want to break the bank – so the...

‘Captured By The Light’ Review

‘Captured By The Light’ Review

Mar 30, 2011

Captured By The Light by David Ziser (available from Amazon US and UK) is the best wedding photography book I have read so far – and I’ve gone through a fair few, I can tell you! There are many reasons why I rate it so highly, but perhaps the overriding factor that makes it stand out from the rest is how it is written for the layman – simple to...

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 Review

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 Review

Jan 6, 2011

When I bought my Canon DSLR, nearly a year ago now, I absolutely loved it (and still do!), but, after a week or so, I found myself a little frustrated at the lack of focal range with the supplied kit lens – the Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens f/3.5-5.6. That lens is all well and good, and can take some mighty fine photos, but I felt that I wanted to take some more...