Entertaining?  This gadget will WOW your guests!

cool home gadget

Entertaining…. It’s not about fancy china, dim lighting, or serving impressive food.  It’s about the experience. You could have the fanciest serveware, the most delectable food and a dining room which looks like it belongs in the next issue of ‘Home and Garden’.  If your guests are not comfortable and conversation isn’t flowing, the overall vibe definitely doesn’t scream event of the year! There are a number of ways you can enhance your guest’s experience.  Here are my top 6 tips. THE GUEST LIST To start off with, choose your guest list wisely.  Whilst there is no hard and fast … Read the full article

Taking care of your camera – Part 3

Turning your camera off

Turn your camera off before doing anything to it is a wise move! Before doing anything to your camera, always keep in mind that you should turn it off first. No matter what it is—swapping lenses, changing memory cards or disconnecting or attaching cables; switching your camera off should be an instinct. Keeping your camera on when it is writing to the memory card increases the chance that you’ll ruin the card if you abruptly remove it. Similarly, if you change your lens with the camera still turned on, you increase the chance that dust winds up on the sensor. … Read the full article

Beauty in Print – workshop by Canon Ambassador Clive Booth

Beauty in Print - Workshop by Canon Ambassador Clive Booth

We have once again had the honour of welcoming Canon Ambassador Clive Booth amongst us for a half day event which was held at the Corinthia Palace in Balzan. This event was titled “Beauty in Print”. The event was a workshop during which, with a setup resembling his own studio, Clive took us through a simple guide to colour managed workflow from image to print with all the processes in between. This half day event proved to be quite interesting, with good interaction from the guests who asked questions and shared their experiences. At the end of the workshop, Clive … Read the full article

Spirit of Place by Therese Debono

Spirit of Place Photography talk

‘Spirit of Place’.  This is the name of the photography talk by Therese Debono held at the Avantech premises last week.  Our eager guests flocked to the Avantech showroom at 7:30pm and made themselves at home. Why spirit of place A place is a physical space, a location.  A place is an inhabited space, and especially one which gives you a sense of belonging. Besides being the title of this photography talk, “Spirit of Place” is also the title of a project. Therese completed this project in the past year.  Therese’s project is an investigation into understanding this term from … Read the full article

Summer holiday adventure in Val D’Isere

Holiday adventure Val D'Isere

After many years of skiing, my wife and I wanted to experience what the mountains were like in the summer without snow, so we booked a holiday for Val D’Isere (I mean my wife booked it ….the flights, activities, well pretty much everything bless her). My responsibility is to make sure I pack all the essentials so I made sure to pack the first aid, technology gadgets and of course my trustee Canon EOS 1300D. Val D’Isere, for those who have not heard of this resort, is situated in the southern east of France. The resort lies 3 miles from … Read the full article