Aaduki Newsletter, 1st December 2016.

Date: 01/12/2016

Issue: 02

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Welcome back! We are happy to be sending you our second monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy this issue and keep sending us any feedback you may have and content you would like to see us feature here.  Oh and a very Merry slightly early Christmas from us here at Aaduki!


Our Meet the team for December is Tristan Birch… 

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Photographers are in for a real treat at The Societies’ 2017 London Photo Convention

The ‘Big Guns’ of the photo industry are gearing up for the 2017 Photo Trade Show in January.

Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm, Manfrotto, Elinchrom, Adobe and Bowens are just some of the leading companies lined up to show their products at The Societies’ London Convention and Trade Show.

To date bookings have been flooding in with attendees eager to see what is on offer and to build their ‘wish list’ of gear for their upcoming year.

The Societies’ CEO Phil Jones says ‘This is a great opportunity to be the first to see new products and services on offer from major manufacturers in the photographic industry. The Trade Show also offers attendees a comprehensive schedule of live demonstrations and lectures which makes it a must for those who are serious about their photography’.

Photographers planning to visit the biggest photographic Convention ever held in Europe, can still access the Trade Show element of the London-based event free of charge, if they pre-register before 6 January 2017.

The three-day trade show organised by The Societies of Photographers, will be held at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road, London, W2 1JU, starting on Friday 13 January 2017.

Over 200 brands are preparing to show the latest products and services from the photographic industry and 30 hours of free seminars and demos have been confirmed.

Phil Jones, The Societies’ CEO says, “There is no question that this show is a ‘must-do’ event for all serious photographers”

He added, “Many of the trade have negotiated special deals for the 2017 Trade Show. There will also be a range of free demonstrations from some of the key players within the industry, such as Adobe, The Flash Centre, Fujifilm, The Photographer Academy…to name a few.

Our 2017 Convention will simply be the biggest event of its kind ever held in Europe – and our message to photographers is simple…’Don’t miss it’.”

For more information on The Societies 2017 Convention, please visit the link below: http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/


  The rise of digital!  










The rise of digital may be relentless but there is no doubt people still like a print to hand around and cherish. If they’re portable and in a frame or album then this is far better.

This is especially true if you’re working in weddings or portraiture beauty it is also relevant to other disciplines from ariel and commercial work to wildlife.

GF Smith design make beautiful, quality photographic books, frames and mounts.  The company’s albums, frames, folders and mounts are all made by hand using only the very best of materials.   They use traditional methods of book binding, the finest leathers and why their struts are handcrafted.

What we like about them is that as well as standard range, everything can be tailor made and suited to the needs of the individual photographer. Their online service and range of products do offer something special, but they have a team of sales reps who cover the country and are happy to visit you in your home or studio and let you experience the products first hand.

There‘s also a range of associated specials and accessories such as CD cases, print boxes and bags designed with quality presentation in mind. It’s well worth digging into their website to see what’s on offer.

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When it comes to inkjet printing, PermaJet are passionate about helping their customers achieve the
best results possible. The PermaJet Photography Blog was set up to further this support. With advice on printing and photography from PermaJet’s Technical Expert, plus photography inspiration and more, the PermaJet Photography Blog is one to keep on your radar. Head over the the Permajet by clicking here.



The Price of… Lenses. 

The cost of zooTamron lens High resm lenses has been traditionally prohibitive for a lot of photographers. In recent years, that has been blown out of the water and many lenses are now on the market offering superb results for a price well within the reach of enthusiast photographers and semi-professionals.

One of the most popular of these is the Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD, a compact zoom with one of the widest focal lengths on the market but useful for virtually any occasion.

In many ways, it could be argued that its 18.8x zoom makes it the ideal single lens for travel work. It has a quiet and fast autofocus action with an image stabilisation system handy for quick shots, but you also have the option of manually focussing the lens at any time. Plus there’s a macro facility of getting down to 39cm (15”).

Its splashproof coating makes it popular for when out walking and many people combine it with a polarising filter and the serious wide angle ability to produce great landscape pictures.

Coming in APS-C format only, in fittings for Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLRs this is a great all round lens.


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Christmas is soon approaching, so now is a great time to put in your diaries Park Cameras Christmas Shopping Day – 3rd December 2016.  You may manage to pick up everything you need so, go go go!



Compact cameras? 

There was a time when compact cameras were frowned upon. Nowadays they can be a vital part of a photographer’s kit both professional and enthusiast.

They are cheap compared to a digital SLR. They can easily pay for themselves in a very short time and they are ideal for capturing that unexpected moment  which can be such a winner. They’re also strong enough to take a few knocks if you drop them in the heat of the moment.

We’ve been looking at Fuji’s FINEPIX S1, one of six the company produce.  A cracking bridge camera, it’s one that you can use in virtually all weather conditions from rainstorms to a windy sandy beach.

The S1 has a 50x zoom lens which covers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-1200mm and features 3-stop lens-shift image stabilisation. The manual zoom controls are operated easily with your left hand, leaving the right free to operate the shutter.

If you fancy doing some macro work, the lens can get right down to 1cm and you can also employ image stabilisation to make your work that much sharper.

We liked the hand grip and pop up flash, plus a hot shoe, tilting LCD screen and the numerous shooting modes. A lot of thought has gone into this camera and it shows.




Thank you for reading our newsletter and we hope to see you back again on the 1st of every month!

Best wishes from the Aaduki team.

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