Back To Basics (revised and updated)

How Not To Do It

How Not To Do It

I have lost count how many times I have seen idiots holding cameras like this

Good technique, for any photographer is important, but for a press photographer it is paramount, and it should be drilled and rehearsed until it is second nature, whether it is practicing panning with cars for doing car shots through the window, or rehearsing quick lens changes or swapping one camera body for another, it makes sense to be entirely comfortable with what you are doing. The principle advantage is that if you know what you can know, then you can plan for the things that you don’t know, and things that are known unknowns and the things that unknown unknowns, Oi Rumsfeld move along please nothing to see here.
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Firewire 800 CF Reader

At last there seems to be a Firewire 800 CF Card Reader. I must admit that I was begining to think that there would never be one. But with the RAW files from Digital Cameras getting bigger every generation, I should have guessed that it was either only going to be a matter of time, or alternatively some new, faster storage device would be required.

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The BPPA

I have been a member of the British Press Photographers Association for a little while now, actually that reminds me I had better renew my subscription, I have to say that I am impressed with the work that they are doing to improve the reputation of the working press photographer. They have already run several significant projects, my favourite was the including the publication of a book called 5000 days Order Your Copy Here.

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