Why my Instagram photos ROCK

Instagram photos

Instagram is a funny little platform. It is designed for one to upload photos solely via mobile, yet the platform favours photos of a certain standard. The best-performing Instagrammers have feeds curated to perfection. Certainly, there is little mobile phone photography going on over there! When it comes to my Instagram feed, I myself use my mobile phone sparingly. To be precise, I only use it on the very rare occasions when I do not have my camera in my bag. So, why do I use my camera, and not my phone? I have the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, which … Read the full article

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

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

Taking care of your camera – Part 2

Taking care of your camera - part 2

Never leave your camera’s batteries in your camera.  Here’s why. Up until a few years ago, camera batteries used to leak acid when left unattended for longer timespans. Nowadays with new battery technology this is no longer a risk. Most camera batteries are either alkaline or lithium-ion. Leaving a battery inside your camera in a moist environment can prove detrimental as it tends to become corrosive. So, if you’re about to shelve your camera for several months; do yourself (and your camera) a favour and take out the battery. Another measure you should consider is to check the battery contacts … Read the full article