Sunday, January 7, 2007

Just Good Ole Photography

Not exactly about camera gear, but I've come across a nice offer for family portraits, or maybe a gift for your better half which includes free make over, and free hair styling, saving you $95 or more. This offer is nation wide and available in most major cities.

Follow the link to Glamor Shots for more details.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Tamrac Pro 8

Offering a traditional style design, this bag simply oozes quality. First rate construction and materials combined with a variety of practical innovations make it stand out from the crowd. Using Tamrac’s cunning LensGate system the Pro 8 will quite happily accommodate up to two digital or film SLRs with lenses, plus of course the usual assortment of accessories and gadgets that tend to get stuffed into any available pockets.

And talking of pockets, it can in fact take quite a lot more due to the extraordinary amount of them this bag has: A drop down flap on the front reveals several handy compartments and a zipped mesh space, the inside of the lid holds two large transparent zipped pouches, there are two large padded pockets with Velcro fasteners on each side, and the rear has a subtle zipped space ideal for tickets, passport, and the like. If that’s not enough, there is also an innovative ‘Slide Pocket’, which offers quick and easy access to cards, batteries, and other small items. The Slide Pocket also utilises a rather neat flagging system for marking used and unused memory cards or batteries.

The generously sized interior is well thought out and lined with a smooth, lightweight nylon. There are plenty of dividers to go round, certainly enough to accommodate pretty much any configuration I could come up with.

Almost every compartment or pocket offers some added padding or security. Not only is the base padded, but it’s also reinforced with an ABS plastic platform to aid with shock damping. Possibly a little over zealous on the lid fasteners though: a zip, a plastic clip at each end, two clips on the front flap, and Velcro fasteners.


Practical, sensible, and useful. The Tamrac Pro 8 would make an excellent addition to anyone’s kit, amateur or pro.


Thursday, December 28, 2006

Camera Cases, Accessories, and more Photography Extras

Camera Bags and Other Equipments for Underwater Photography

Scuba diving is one of the most rewarding hobby or profession that you can ever have. As a hobby, scuba diving is very enjoyable. It is a great way to meet other people as well as take a look at one of nature's seldom seen environment.

You have to realize that the earth is covered by 70% water. The unique environments as well as the unique creatures are found underwater. This is why scuba diving is a one of a kind hobby that is very rewarding. Besides, as a scuba diver, you will have a chance to look at these unique environments and creatures that can never be found on land.

However, you know that it's not really that much fun when you go scuba diving if you can't share your experience. This is why underwater photography is very popular for both professional and recreational scuba divers. Unlike regular photography in land, underwater photography is unique. You need different equipments as well as different carrying cases in order for you to take good pictures underwater.

You have to realize the fact that when you are underwater, the color that you see isn't really the true color when you take it in land. This is because the very first color that diminishes underwater is the color red. The color is distorted and therefore, will look dull. Because of this, underwater photography has different lenses to adjust the lighting and also the color in order for you to take accurate and clear pictures of the underwater subject.

Since underwater photography requires different kinds of equipments, you will also need a different kind of camera bag in order for you to better protect these sensitive electronic devices. Underwater photography nowadays will require you to have a digital camera and a specific underwater housing for it in order for you to protect your camera from water, and underwater pressure.

The camera bags are also very different. It will usually be on a hard camera bag because underwater equipments are extra sensitive. Special underwater lenses are also available for underwater photography. These lenses will be able to give you high quality and true color underwater pictures.

You also have to realize that light diminishes when you go deeper. In this case, special flashes and lights can be installed together with your underwater camera in order to create the best quality photos possible.

When purchasing underwater equipments, you have to make sure that the underwater casing, flashes and lights, lenses, and bags are designed specifically for your digital camera. If you purchase the wrong kind of accessory for your digital camera, you won't be able to get it to work. Getting the right camera bag for your underwater camera equipment is also a must. You should look for a camera bag that has a hard case, waterproof, positively buoyant and one that can fit all of your underwater photography equipments.

A camera bag for underwater photography equipment should be waterproof because when you disassemble the equipments, the electronic circuits will still be exposed. And, it should be positively buoyant because if you accidentally drop it on the water, it will float and can be easily retrieved.

You have to realize that underwater photography can require you to invest quite a large amount of money. Obviously, you need to take care of these equipments in order for you to take quality underwater photographs and share them to your family and friends for a very long time.

Camera Cases, Accessories, and more Photography Extras

Brandon McVey