Birdfair 2012

The annual Birdfair event is currently taking place at Rutland Water here in the UK. I have decided to do a brief article as this event covers wildlife and photography. This years event runs from friday 17th until sunday 19th August. I went along on the first day to check things out. This is the…

The need for speed

Along with my interest in wildlife and nature photography I also follow all manner of motorsports. At the beginning of the year I marked the BSB, WSBK, Moto GP and Formula 1 events onto my year planner and worked everything else around these dates. Anyone living here in the UK is well aware of the…

Getting your kit from A to B – Gura Gear Kiboko

Having been interested in photography for thirty or so years, my kit has grown and evolved from film to digital however the same old problem of how to transport all this equipment around still prevails. I have built up quite a collection of gadget bags, backpacks and lens cases over the years I have yet…

Kingfishers & Barn owls

Here in the UK a couple of months back it looked as if the winter was over and spring had arrived early. Living here we should all know by now that this was too good to be true, and so it turned out to be the case. Since then all we seem to get is rain, rain…

Focus On Imaging 2012

I went along to the Focus on Imaging trade show yesterday at the N.E.C in Birmingham. This year the show runs from the 4th to the 7th March. I have not been to this event for the last few years as I have preferred to get some florida sun and some wildlife photography in at…

Introducing the Nikon D800 & D800E

07th february 2012. Today Nikon announce the latest D800 & D800E models to the lineup. More to follow later …           The main specifications of the D800 – Type Single-lens reflex digital camera Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts) Effective pixels 36.3 million Image sensor 35.9…

Introducing the Nikon D4

Nikon finally announced their latest flagship model the much anticipated D4 on 06th Jan 2012. Rumours and leaked images had already been posted online and had been debated upon as to whether this was the genuine article  or a fake. Finally the truth is out! A quick glance over the specs seems to indicate the D4…

Winter visitor – the short-eared owl

Since Christmas I’ve spent some time trying to photograph short-eared owls at a location not too far from home. This year there seems to be a large influx of these owls and judging by the number of recent images posted on 500px.com and other sites they seem to be quite popular with photographers. I have…

2011 Review of my year

This year February into March saw me head off to Florida for some warmer weather and an opportunity to photograph the breeding season in that part of the world. The favoured species being the osprey and the bald eagle, although anything that comes along becomes a photographic opportunity. The rearing of the young is in…

Lens Coat – Lens covers/Hoodie review

Lens Coat manufacture a vast range of protective covers to provide protection for all sorts of photographic gear including lenses, camera bodies, tripod legs, gimbal tripod heads, etc. and the range is expanding constantly. There are a choice of up to six colour options available in both plain and camo patterns to suit different tastes…