Essential 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.

The Crumpler Sinking Barge

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.

1. This is the kind of kit you should be able to scrape together for around US$75

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.

The Kata T-212 Torso Pack

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.

Original vs Hand-Coloured Image

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.

Front and Side Profile

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.