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

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