Photography News Issue 62


Photography News | Issue 62 |


ThePhotographyShow TheNEC, 16-19March

Book your tickets now and save 25% on standard adult single-day tickets

This year, The Photography Show runs alongside The Video Show for the first time at the NEC in Birmingham. Taking place between 16 and 19 March, it’s a great chance to check out the latest imaging innovations in person, pick up a bargain or two and learn from on- stand demos. You'll also get to hear from leading image-makers in all sorts of interesting subject areas. Highlights include the Great Outdoors Stage, the Super Stage and the Wedding & Portrait Stage. Speakers and product details will be

finalised in the near future, so keep your eye on the website. We’ll also have the latest news on the shows in the next issue too. Photography News will be there, so please swing by and collect the latest issue and have a chat with the magazine team. Order your tickets now and you can claim a 25% discount off standard adult single-day tickets. Go the website and use the promo code PNEWSTPS19.

Buy award-winning Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ tripod betweennowand31Marchand get up to £50 cashback – £30 cashback for an aluminium model and £50 for a carbon fibre model. Alta Pro 2+ tripods come with an Arca Swiss ball head, and the legs have four easy set angles (20°, 40°, 60° and 80°) for dealing with different situations. They also feature the innovative Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) for limitless camera angles. If you're interested, there’s a test of the carbon fibre Alta Pro 2+ tripod in this issue. Vanguard offer an

Terms below *Discount applies to standard adult tickets and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including concession prices and multi-day/group tickets. A concession discount is available using code PNEWSTPS19C. Both discounts apply to new bookings only and expire on 13 March 2019. Professional photographers can apply for free entry to the show, subject to verification at point of registration.

Bags galore fromThinkTank

Gear-carrying specialist Think Tank has introduced a range of bags and photo accessories. Let’s start with the small accessories and work up. The Secure Pixel Pocket Rocket (£22) is available in green or black, and suitable for holding up to six CompactFlash or XQD cards or 12 SD or microSD cards. Think Tank’s Pixel, Wee Pixel, and SD Pixel Pocket Rockets are available in black with grey trim. Think Tank’s popular Modular Belt System now comes in version 3.0 (shown above). The pouches and cases have been improved with easier, quicker access and sized to suit today’s gear. The system features belts and harnesses, lightweight pouches called Skins, pouches for accessories and Lens Changers, wide mouth pouches with one- hand drawstring closures. To give an idea of prices, belts are £39, Lens Changers start from £25 and Skins start from £33. For photographers on the move, Think Tank’s Lens Case Duo range comprises quick access, dual-opening, padded lens

cases with zippered lid and side openings. Six sizes are available, with the smallest (£20) suitable for compact standard zoom, while the largest, the Lens Case Duo 40 (£30), is big enough to take a 70-200mm f/2.8 telezoom. Now, we move on to bags. The Storyteller series has three sizes: 5, 8 and 10, costing £60, £65 and £80 respectively. These are shoulder bags suitable for mirrorless and DSLR camera outfits, while the two larger models have tablet pockets, too. Think Tank’s Retrospective collection of soft shoulder bags has been upgraded, and the V2.0 options feature pockets with

hook-and-loop closure ‘sound silencers’ fitted. Five models are available in the Retrospective V2 range: the 5, 7, 10, 20 and 30. They cost £135, £150, £155, £165 and £185 respectively. Coming to the end of our look at Think Tank’s new kit, we have theAirportAdvantagePlusrolling camera bag, which sells for £275. This roller complies with current international carry-on baggage requirements and has plenty of space for an extensive camera outfit, as well as a 17in laptop. See Snapperstuff’s website for Think Tank stockists.

Explore thewonderful world of infrared

The ethereal world of infrared is an amazing photo opportunity, and you can learn all about it at the PermaJet Academy, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, with IR expert Clive Haynes FRPS. The course runs on 9 February, 10am-4.30pm. It costs £75 and includes a buffet lunch and refreshments. The day covers the potential of infrared shooting, the kit needed, essential camera techniques

and how to process your files. There’ll be infrared-converted cameras and standard cameras with IR filters available on the day, so participants will get the chance to take some shots under Clive’s guidance. To book your place on the course and to see details of other training days at PermaJet, please visit the website.

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