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Rokinon 14mm DS T3.1 CineLens

Rokinon 14mm DS T3.1 CineLens

A seriously affordable astro photography lens to help you chase stars, auroras and ultra wide landscapes.


Soft Focus and Fine

Soft Focus and Fine

Shallow depth of field is a powerful technique to have in your creative tool kit. It’s not just about funky portraits either, it’s good for almost every genre of photography.


Learning To See

Learning To See

Capturing in B+W is not merely about getting a better handle on light and dark. Given a chance it can drag you much deeper into the entire point of photography as an art form.


Make The Custom Dial Work For You

Make The Custom Dial Work For You

One of the most powerful features on any Lumix G or S series camera is the custom dial. C1 and beyond. This is a short primer to put you in control of the custom settings, and start working your own baseline towards better captures.


Priorities

Priorities

In the space of a fortnight I've had the same story told to me by two different people, both of whom are very talented with a camera. They went to a workshop to learn new skills and came away with less control over their camera and creativity. They were forced to shoot fully manual and ended up moving away from their best creativity instead of towards it.


Team Touit

Team Touit

Three lenses from the Zeiss factory offer professional grade fast primes for APS-C sized interchangeable formats.


Why Size Matters

Why Size Matters

Why does size matter when comparing image quality and will it make you a better photographer? The number of pixels and the physical dimensions of the sensor they're stuffed into can impact your final image in more ways than one.


Absolute Beginnings

Absolute Beginnings

Some of the fundamental issues that come up often when travellers ask me for help. What is a RAW file, what is ISO, why should I care about sensor size and how to control exposure metering.


Moonlight and Auroras

Moonlight and Auroras

Mixing in the light of the moon can bring a new world of possibilities to your aurora photography.


Cruising for Albatross

Cruising for Albatross

A few days sailing the Southern Ocean is a journey that at first glance holds few photographic opportunities. But even in open waters the company of sea-birds and a reasonable telephoto lens can provide rich inspiration to the creative photographer.


Into The Light

Into The Light

Nothing excites my creative eye more than pointing a lens directly into the sun late in the afternoon. Capturing the shafts, shimmy and seduction of light as it flares across the lens is the stuff of magic.


Review: Nikon Df

Review: Nikon Df

I took the Nikon Df on a long journey through Myanmar, my companion for captures along dusty roads through far flung villages. This is a camera designed for image quality more than anything else.