Aaduki Newsletter, 1st September 2017

01/09/2017                                                                                                                                   Issue: 11


Welcome! We are happy to present you with the eleventh Aaduki monthly Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it and if you have any content you would like us to feature in next months issue, please contact us!  Happy reading from all the team here at Aaduki. Please find our contact details and Social Media platforms at the bottom of this email.


The Societies of Photographers prepares for Gravesend and Birmingham Photographic Road Shows.

The Societies is pleased to announce 2 new photographic road shows to be held in Gravesend, Kent on the 4 October and Birmingham, West Midlands on the 5 October.

The all-welcome events are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks. A range of photographic lecturers have been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from photographic lighting to business.

The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services. Such as Aaduki, Pentax, PermaJet, The Flash Centre, Click Props, One Vision Imaging, Light Blue Software, Loxley Colour and so much more.

Colin Jones says, “We are delighted to bring the road shows to Gravesend and Birmingham. We have prepared free Masterclasses that will give photographers hints and tips on how to improve their photography and business, along with a trade show packed full of leading photographic companies eager to show you the latest in products and services from the industry.”

He continues, “If you are an aspiring photographer or operate your own photographic business you will find these days informative and educational. Tickets are free and this gains you entry to both the trade show and the Masterclasses.”

For more information on the roadshows and to register for your free tickets please see:



TG-5 from Olympus.

If you’re looking for a tough, go-anywhere camera to capture the highlights of your outdoor work that you can throw in a rucksack drop on a rock or use underwater to a depth of 15 metres without a housing then do have a look at the TG-5 from Olympus.

It comes with an ultrabright 25-100mm 1:2.0 * 4x optical zoom lens for wide-angle shots and excellent image quality with high ISO values in low light with anti-fog glass. For video, the camera offers 4K and 120FPS Full HD high-speed movies for better slow-motion quality.

 The TG-5’s lens focuses down to 1cm/0.4 inches and there’s a Variable Macro system, range of accessories and a field sensor system combined with built-in WiFi for tracking and transferring data to smartphones.  With the PT-058 underwater casing (sold separately), images and movies can even be captured in depths of up to 45 metres.

For nature work, the TG-5 has an advanced, four-mode Variable Macro system focusing down to 1cm/0.4 inches.

The TG-5 is a comprehensive system for adventurous people with imaging ambitions to match you can take it very cold environmets and it will take a weight of 100kg before it gets crushed. For anyone who wants a go-anywhere, shoot-anything camera this is well worth a look.




Kudu Travel has launched a new photography trip to the Canary Islands and the lava fields of Mount Teide National Park, led by London-based photographer Steve Franck.

 You can learn the principles of composition, aperture, ISO and shutter speed on a week-long photography tour in Tenerife (20-26 November, 2017). The subtropical island, with its appealing year-round climate, offers an impressive range of locations for seascape and landscape photography. The trip will also hone photographic skills in candid portraiture, architecture, creative storytelling and the night sky .

‎The six-night trip includes a sunset ride on the Teide cable car and star gazing from the slopes of the volcano, organised in co-operation with the Teide Observatory. Considered one of the best places in the world for star watching, Teide National Park is a designated ‘Starlight Reserve’, thanks to its clear, dark skies, high altitude and proximity to the Equator, away from tropical storms. This certificate was awarded to the UNESCO World Heritage Site by the Starlight Foundation, which aims to preserve clear skies, and a law is in place on the

Kudu’s last trip was to Morocco for a photography holiday in Marrakech and Essaouira and there are others in the pipeline.



 “One Face, Fifty Ways; The Portrait Photography Ideas Book.” 

One of the problems or indeed delights about portraiture is constantly having to coming up with something special or unusual for our images. Ilex who specialise in photographic books have published “One Face, Fifty Ways; The Portrait Photography Ideas Book” by Imogen Dyer & Mark Wilkinson which may just help with this.

It is basically a part photography, part make up guide and is a hot bed of ideas of styles for example as Film Noir or themed shoots. The book shows you how – with some simple camera techniques and inexpensive items of wardrobe you can revolutionise your portfolio and style by demonstrating the ways you can achieve multiple looks with just one subject.

Imogen Dyer is the on-screen talent behind Weekly Imogen, the phenomenally successfully photography tips & tutorials YouTube channel which averages 50,000 views a day.

The book argues that you won’t need to spend a fortune on props, studios or equipment and that photographers and models alike will quickly learn how to create an exciting, varied portfolio of fresh portrait photography.

What you have here is a host of creative ideas and possibilities. This book won’t answer all the questions but it may well trigger you on to find those elusive ways towards improving your style and your bank balance.


Portrait Book

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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