My Favourite Capital City – Rome

Rome - favourite city

Even if I’ve visited four times already, Rome remains one of the capital cities and destinations I never get fed up of. The city with its iconic architecture, mixed culture from around the world is one of the most travelled capitals in the world. Being an avid lover of their history, food (especially desserts) and culture, what better place to use my Canon DSLR camera! Having been there quite a few times I feel I am able to give you a few pointers to help you plan your holiday in Rome.  So, here we go: Getting there Located just 26km … Read the full article

Taking care of your camera – Part 4

Cold weather - camera protected

Bad weather can destroy your camera – Don’t risk it. Cameras. The connectors, circuit boards, buttons and all the other parts make the camera an awfully delicate instrument. A modern technological wonder! But, what is the use of having such a delicate instrument if you cannot use it in whatever situation you want? Say on a rainy day. How can keep your camera protected?   Those of you who love winter photography will want to trudge outside in the coldest and rainiest of weather to shoot memorable, once-in-a lifetime photos. But what if your camera cannot handle these conditions? Here … Read the full article

The camera you don’t take on holiday

Creative image making - the camera you don't take on holiday

Even I thought it sounded weird when I chose the title, but bear with me. Any photographer worth his salt knows that you don’t shoot everything with the same lens, that’s why they make those huge camera bags after all. That being said I will not be discussing different types of lenses in this blog post though. Today I will be talking about a tool for creative image making unlike those in your camera bag (and an inexpensive one at that!); the flatbed scanner. What it does One might think that the only use for a flatbed scanner is to … Read the full article

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