Review of the Kata R-102 Photo Rucksack
Enough is enough - time for a new bag. After about 6 weeks of research, I decided on the Kata R-102 Photo Rucksack to meet my needs for organization, storage, transportation, security, and protection of my photographic gear. Rob Will takes us through the ins and outs of the Kata R-102 Photo Rucksack.
BlackRapid SnapR20 3-in-1 Camera Bag/Strap Review
Billed as a 3-in-1 bag / sling strap / hand strap combo, the BlackRapid SnapR20 is a cleverly designed bag and strap system catering towards compact camera users. The main drawcard with this bag is the ability to use it in three different configurations - as a strap and bag combo, a sling strap alone, or just as a wrist strap if you're really travelling light.
Review of The Sinking Barge Photo Backpack from Crumpler
I had the opportunity to take The Sinking Barge from Crumpler - a backpack style camera bag that also accommodates a laptop and other gadgets - on a recent 4WD adventure to the country. Throughout the trip, even though the bag was bouncing around in the cargo area due to the uneven terrain, I had no reservations about the safety of my gear.
Review of the Kata Auxiliary Pouch (AP) System
The Kata Auxiliary Pouch (AP) System uses a military-type webbing and pouch system to hold camera equipment in a versatile and modular manner. Rob Will takes us through a detailed review of the system.
Vosonic VP8870 Photo Storage Review
The Vosonic VP8870 is the flagship portable photo storage and multimedia device, for backing up and viewing photos and videos on the go. Julian Tan takes the unit through its paces in this review.
Wall Mounted DIY Digital Photo Frame
In search of DIY excellence, Rob Will takes us through the process of building a large, wall mounted digital photo frame, using an old laptop and LCD monitor.
Putting Together a Budget DIY Lighting System
A lighting system in photography seems to be a fairly expensive area to get into. Thankfully, this article will show you how to put together a flexible and robust lighting system that is both useful and relatively easy on the hip pocket, for under US$75.
DIY Flash Bracket for Under Five Dollars
Flash brackets allow flashguns to be placed off-camera and help eliminate the dreaded deer-in-headlights look. Here's how to make your own Flash Bracket for under $5.
Hand-Colouring Black and White Images with Photoshop CS
Just before Christmas I scanned a heap of old family photos, including many black and white ones in need of some restoration. In this tutorial, Adrian Broughton takes us through a step by step on hand colouring photos in Adobe Photoshop CS.
Gordy’s Camera Straps Review
Gordy's Camera Straps are a fine example of what camera straps could be - natural, stylish, unique looking, and a far cry from the common nylon and faux leather variety emblazoned with the usual manufacturer names. In this review, we take a detailed look at the wrist straps and the neck straps.
Sensor Cleaning with the VisibleDust Arctic Butterfly 724
Sensor cleaning is one of the necessities with Digital SLRs, if one is interested in blemish-free photos. In this article, we look at dry sensor cleaning in general, as well how the Arctic Butterfly 724 sensor brush from VisibleDust performs this task.
Simple problems deserve simple solutions. One such problem that many photographers face is where to put that pesky lens cap, without leaving it behind or forgetting which pocket it in. LensCapTrap offers one solution, allowing lens caps to be attached via velcro to the camera strap.
BlackRapid RS-7 Camera Strap and BRAD Review
The BlackRapid RS-7 is a modular camera strap featuring a unique upside-down design, as well as the BRAD, an optional attachment that secures the RS-7 and makes sure it stays in place. Read on for a review by Julian Tan.
Review of the Kata T-212 Torso Pack and the W-92 Waist Pack
This review by Rob Will covers the Kata T-212 Torso Pack and W-92 Waist Pack, two storage solutions which compliment a traditional backpack style system for carring your valuable photo gear.
Going Mobile: Review of the Kata T-214 Torso Pack
After having the pleasure of reviewing the Kata T-212 Torso Pack, we couldn't resist the opportunity of taking a look at the updated version - the Kata T-214. Combined with the R-103 photo backpack, it forms a complete storage solution for mobile photographers.
Topaz Labs Plug-Ins Review
Topaz plug-ins allow the user to quickly apply any of an included collection of visual effect presets to an image, and to tweak those effects via additional adjustment controls. For this review, I will be focusing on how I use the Topaz plug-ins within my post processing workflow.