Gary Knight Lecture at Market Photo Workshop – 12 Jan 2011

Gary Knight’s entry into photojournalism began as a bid to fulfill his idealistic and romantic impulses and escape whathe saw as the monotony of life in middle-class England during the Thatcher years. Working extensively in Southeast Asia, the former Yugoslavia and more recently in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan; Knight has photographed throughout the world, documenting … Read moreGary Knight Lecture at Market Photo Workshop – 12 Jan 2011

AVA Expo Opens at Sandton Convention Centre

The AVA (Audio Visual Appliance) Expo is opened today at the Sandton Convention Centre. We will be attending tomorrow and bring you any interesting bits and pieces we see there via Twitter. Some of the brands that are at the show – photographically that is – include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Samsung, Manfrotto, Lowepro, Elinchrom, Lexar, … Read moreAVA Expo Opens at Sandton Convention Centre

Photokina Report: Sony Alpha SLT-A55 Speed Priority Mode

Sony has introduced a new range of SLT cameras, the A33 & A55. SLT stands for Sinlge Lens Transluscnet. These cameras feature a transluscent mirror. This means that the mirror doesn’t move when you take a picture, the picture is transmitted through the mirror to the sensor. What does this mean in real life? Well the point I am focusing on in this post is the speed priority mode. In this mode you are able to shoot 10, yes thats right ten frames per second.

Here is a video you may already have watched in our post on the Sony Press Conference here at Photokina, if not take look at the difference between 3fps and 10fps, if you have already watched watch it again it’s pretty cool!

Here is a series of still I shot today on Sony’s stand at Photokina 2010. There are 26 shot in this sequence shot at 10 frames per second. The only reason I had to stop was that I was using a slower memory as my fast card was already full of other stuff. But the important thing to note here is that you are only limited by the speed of your card when shooting in high speed, the faster your card the more shots you get. In an ideal world where we could fast enough cards you could probably shoots 10fps all day.

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Photokina Report: Flight Delayed

Ok, this picture of a sunrise is not a German or London sunrise, it still a South African sunrise. Yesterday afternoon we arrived at the airport for our flight to London only to find the flight was delayed for almost 12 hours. So here we are, at the airport waiting to board our plane. As … Read morePhotokina Report: Flight Delayed