Category Archive: Photography

Sep 30 2015

Dashcams – Worth the Investment?

Over the decades, cars have become safer thanks to advances in technology including airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) and even things such as PCSS (pre-collision safety system) which may not stop an accident from occurring but can assist in decreasing impact and damage. That said, technology can only do so much whilst humans remain in …

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Oct 07 2013

Incoming Gadget – Lumix TZ40

Just a short update. My wife was after a camera with decent zoom but a still relatively slim. We have our Lumix FT3 tough camera but the zoom on that camera is fairly limited given that the optics are contained completely inside its body. Provided you can get close enough to a subject that’s not …

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Dec 13 2012

Graduation Day – Instant Photography

Well, it’s official – I have graduated and I’ve got the testamur to prove it (that is the bit of paper with my certification on it). I got to parade about in academic regalia for a few hours and have some photos taken of myself with my wife and parents to remember the occasion. Not …

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Oct 21 2012

Another Milestone – One Thousand Articles and Counting

It’s been a big week and a big year for the blog. Not too long ago the blog racked up 1000,000 visits and well over 100,000 pageviews in the process which was quite pleasing for something that started out as a way to keep me in the rhythm of writing in between university semesters and …

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May 24 2012

Panasonic Lumix FT3 Preview

This has been long overdue particularly given that the FT4 is now out but there is quite a bit of overlap between the FT3 and FT4 that I thought it was still worthwhile doing a preview. The body and button layout of the FT3 is practically identical to the FT4 except for the following: The …

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May 01 2012

Panasonic Lumix GX1 Unboxing

Well, it finally arrived and I have to tell you that I am quite excited! If you have been following the blog you might have guessed that I am talking about the Panasonic Lumix GX1 Micro Four Thirds digital camera. I have been interested in this camera to try and strike a balance between gain …

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Mar 16 2012

Lytro Camera Unboxing

So, after many months of waiting it finally arrived – the Lytro camera! For those who don’t know what makes the Lytro camera so special check out this prior article I wrote up about it. I’m just getting used to it at the moment and working out its features and functions before I do my …

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Jan 20 2012

Incoming Gadget – Panasonic Lumix GX1

Another quick update for today. Hopefully you will be aware that I received a Panasonic Lumix FT3 and I am in the process of reviewing the camera. The two main reasons I selected that camera was to test out its 3D photo capabilities and that is is also waterproof (which is great for when I …

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Dec 30 2011

Try and Locate a Stolen Camera

Here’s a quick tip tonight. With services like “Find my iPhone” on the iOS platform and similar services available on Windows Phone and some Android phones it’s interesting to see this proliferate to other “non-cellular” devices such as the humble digital camera. These days, more cameras are now building in GPS functionality such as the …

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Dec 24 2011

Panasonic Lumix FT3 Unboxing

For those of you who have been following the blog you might have read that I joined the Panasonic Insider Crew late last year and, more recently, became an Insider Guru. From time to time, I’ll get my hands on some Panasonic gadgets and I’ll also share my thoughts and experiences with you so you …

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