Date: 01/01/2017 Issue: 03
Welcome back! We are happy to be sending you our third monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy this issue and keep sending us any feedback you may have and content you would like us to feature here. We hope your Christmas has been merry and bright and we wish you a very happy 2017.
Training with Permajet…
Did you know that PermaJet don’t just supply an industry leading range of inkjet media – they also come with a wealth of knowledge which they teach at the PermaJet Print Academy.
With courses on Digital Printing, Photoshop and Light room, and fun-filled themed weekends, there’s something for everyone. Dates for 2017 are fast filling up! For more info visit http://www.permajet.com/Products/Academy
Billingham camera bags…
There’s style and then there’s Billingham camera bags. Not only do they look god but they’re functional and very well made. The company make a large range of smooth-textured waterproof canvas bags coated with Storm Block for different sizes of cameras and needs including rucksacks.
One of the largest bags is the spacious Packington you can safely fit a useful amount of kit into it and still have room for a change of clothes as it doubles as a spacious travel bag.
It can hold a laptop and an assortment of other items and has a removable padded photo insert, to help protect your camera. The bottom of the bag is fitted with four brass feet to protect it when placed on the ground, and the waterproof top flap offers added protection with a quick release system.
In size and shape it is similar to a pilot’s case. It features zipped main compartment, detachable padded photo insert, roomy front pockets, and an external back pocket. Long, shallow pockets on each end have snap closures.
As with other Billingham items, the detailing and workmanship are outstanding. This is a classy and functional piece of kit. The bag is also available in a black/tan colour scheme.
You will fidn these bags by clicking on the link below:
Well if you want an ultra-compact, high-power flash we suggest you have a look at the Nissin i60A,
at just 300g and less than 4.5 inches high with a guide number of 60, making it the smallest and lightest in the high-power portable flash market.
It won ‘Best Portable Flash’ at the Technical Image Press Association Awards 2016, as well as ‘Best Lighting Accessory’ in Practical Photography’s Gear of the Year Awards 2016. This 2.4GHz wireless model can be used with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Four Thirds and Fujifilm mirrorless and professional compact cameras, and is fully compatible with the Nissin Air System.
Various slave settings offer other flexible optical wireless flash options whilst the zoom range can be adjusted automatically or manually from 24-200mm.
The flash comes equipped with a built-in diffuser that gives 16mm lens coverage and you get a soft box specially designed for the flash head included to soften light output and reduce shadows.
The bounce card can be extended and retracted even when the soft box is in place. There’s also a video light function, with 9 steps of output level adjustment and a usage time of up to 3.5 hours.
As well as operating on 4 AA batteries, the i60A can also be connected to an external power source to
reduce the flash recycle time during constant high power output.
All in all a neat piece of kit.
Find out more here.
Filters are one of those things you love or hate but there is no doubt they can create wonderful images. Photoshop users may disagree but there’s still a huge demand for them. Even if you only use a UV to protect your lens, and you should really, they can’t be ignored.
Lee filters have a system for all camera sizes from ultra wide angle lenses (150mm filters) to standard SLRs (100mm filters) and they do offer creative freedom which is why so many of the top workers in landscape photography use them.
The company are known for their filters and provide arguably the best range for professionals and enthusiasts alike. However these filters, designed to cope with full frame cameras and wide angles, are huge when used on one of the new style of compact system cameras.
The smaller cameras such as Fuji’s XT-2 have become increasingly popular amongst landscape photographers. These camera owners can get creative too as the company’s Seven5 Micro Filter system is compatible with their 75 x 90mm range. You simply select the correct adapter ring for your lens thread, fit the filter holder and off you go.
As we said earlier filters are not everybody’s cup of tea but without doubt they bring a dimension to your work that can easily increase both your creativity and your bank balance.
If you like to read up more click here.
Have you heard about the Park Cameras’ winter sale? Head over to their website to view all their amazing deals now!
Last chance to register for your FREE Tickets to The Societies’ 2017 London Photo Convention
If You Are An Aspiring Photographer This Convention And Trade Show Is A Must!
Countdown starts for Europe’s biggest ever photographic Convention, register today for your free Trade Show passes.
Photographers planning to visit the biggest photographic Convention ever held in Europe can still access the London-based event free of charge – if they pre-register before 6 January 2017.
The five day event organised by The Societies of Photographers will run at Hilton London Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road starting on Wednesday 11 January 2017.
It includes 200 hours of Masterclasses and over one hundred exhibitors at the Trade Show element of The Convention (Jan 13-15).
Visit Aaduki Multimedia Insurance on stand K19 for special show offers.
For more information on The Societies’ 2017 Convention, please visit: http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/
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