Category: Instructionals

How to build the best PC for Photo editing (via Shotkit.com)

My article on how to build a PC for photo editing has gone up on shotkit.com I hadn’t built a PC for about 15 years before venturing into this. That’s a long time in PC land. The last time I built something, fans were tiny, and hard drives spun. For

Wacom Cintiq 16 brightness issue solved

Since my switch from Apple to Windows, I’ve had a less than stellar experience with my Wacom Cintiq 16. I couldn’t get brightness and contrast right and it has this odd behaviour. Minimum brightness is at 75, goes up to 100, however when you move from 75 to 0 it

Taking camera photos on a budget

Introduction I’m often asked how I get my gear photos. People like showing off their gear and as a result, camera photos have become more popular. There is obviously a lot of work (and gear) that goes into good stock camera photos, but there are also ways to produce good

Choosing between Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 & 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6

Introduction To kick things off, let me say there are no winners or losers. This is like a competition between toddlers at pre-school where everyone gets a prize. This isn’t a direct technical comparison between the two and it isn’t about proving you should buy one in particular. This is

Using Godox with the Sony A7iii/A7riii

Introduction I’ve written this article as there seems to be a gap in the information provided by Godox specific articles, videos and Sony flash articles with specific reference to the Godox system and how to use it with Sony cameras. Like any camera system, there are unique ways the lighting

Solving ONA’s glaring omission

We all know ONA bags. Awesome, incredible, beautiful, I have the Prince and Bowery in antique cognac and I love them. The craftsmanship is amazing and the leather is beautiful. But water doesn’t love them. Leather and water is always a bad combination, like mixing medicine and heavy machinery, or

A7riii Settings Spreadsheet

You have to love the internet, it’s become a treasure trove of information and people create and share content all over the place that they have taken the time to create. The best part about it, is that the majority of this content is free, you just have to decipher

How to carry a Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 or Sony 100-400mm (or any other brand for that matter)

Introduction I often cringe when I see the responses to a forum post on how to carry a Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 or Sony 100-400mm. People seem completely oblivious to the damage they are doing to the mounts on their cameras. Worst yet, they are happily advising other users to do

How to get Fujifilm classic chrome with a Sony A7iii or other Sony Cameras

When I first made the shift to Sony, one of the concerns I had was about the loss of Fujifilm’s Classic Chrome, one of my favourite film simulations and probably the only one I use on a regular basis. It wasn’t a show stopper, but I really like the subdued

Godox – An easy way into lighting

Pre-Note I’m going to be adding some photos to this shortly, I just haven’t got around to take photos when I wrote this, so I apologise if it is graphic free. I’ll update it as soon as I get time. Introduction In the past, the Chinese brands were guilty of

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