Cameras and Photography products reviewed
What could be better than an inkless printer that can bring your photos to life? A Harry Potter inkless printer that can bring photos to life, just like the portraits in Hogwarts Castle but with the help of an AR compatible app instead of magic - I know, I’m sorry, but it’s the closest you can get to becoming a wizard right now.
It’s great that there are vloggers and social media influencers to tell us what to think these days rather than the traditional newspapers, it means we don’t have to strain our brains trying to remember how to read, plus its great to know these 17 year olds are making more in a week than you make in a whole year. If you want to get in on the action without looking like a complete beginner with your double chins and stretched out arm in every shot the GorillaPod Mobile Rig from Joby could be just what you need.
The 1510 is possibly the most famous Peli Protector case out there, and is easily their most popular, this is partly due to its carry-on friendly size for most airlines making it a good choice when travelling long distance with valuable and fragile equipment like photography gear. The 1510 also has wheels and a retractable handle for ease of use whilst commuting, its external measures up at 559mm (L) x 351mm (W) x 229mm (D), internal dimensions of 514mm (L) x 288mm (W) x 191mm (D), and the lid is 229mm (L) x 515mm (W) x 290mm (D).
The SpyderCHECKR from Datacolor is a clever image colour correction tool, suitable for both home and design photography. Featuring 48 spectrally engineered colour patches including the standard 24 sRGB colour space plus additional colours for precise skin tone, medium saturation colour, near-white tints and black tones, for a more versatile range. The skin tone samples make it ideal for working with portrait or fashion photography it lets photographers colour calibrate their cameras, perform in-camera white balance and record known-colour samples.
With everyone getting together over Christmas it is a guaranteed photo fest! However, with Mum, Dad and Granny facing the wrong way when you try to take a selfie - using the Gorillapod GripTight ONE as a tripod might be an easier and more familiar way to fit the whole family in. Available in Black and White, you can bend its flexible legs to wrap around objects, stand it up on uneven surfaces or simply provide a better grip to hold it, it lets you achieve extreme angles with your phone without the awkward arm in shot.
If SLR photography is one of your hobbies, chances are you have at least one camera bag, it might be a small case just to hold the body of your camera, a full-size backpack with all your accessories and lens pack inside, but a third option (and my preferred option when travelling) is a lens case. The benefits of a lens case are that you can keep the camera in your hands with one lens on and another lens in the case, a wide angle or zoom lens for example, this frees you up from carrying loads of gear and are able to just bring along the essentials, or you c