Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Nikon D3

Went to Edinburgh Zoo on Sunday with my niece Anna and her family. Took some great pictures of the sealion feeding with the Nikon D3, the amount of detail in its whskers was outstanding. I'll post a picture of it when I have time.
Orders are starting to come in on my POLO site, Peak Imagings on-line ordering system, from the wedding I did last Saturday. It is a great system for any photographer who does not have a website with payment facilities but wants to make sales. Check out this link: http://andrewningblessing.blogspot.com and follow the link on that blog to find the polo site.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Spring Blossoms with Canon A620


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jessops Bosses read my Blog

I was chatting to a couple of old Jessops' pals on Monday evening. They told me that the company's bosses were fuming about some comments I'd made on my blog.
It was a post in fact on www.lse.co.uk on that site's share chat. I wrote in late March that a birdy from Jessops had told me the next day the company was expecting a shipment of 4,000 Canon 450Ds. Pretty innocuous really but it seems the company's bosses were mad as my source must have been an employee.
In a company the size of Jessops with about 800 shop staff they should expect some leaks.
I was more surprised that they were unconcerned with an earlier post about a former manager of mine at Jessops who spent the day watching videos on his laptop and used the company's couriers when he moved house.
The next thing that will happen is that I will have to grow a beard to shop in Jessops, which I still do occasionally as their proof quality printing is perfect - now there's a compliment. One of the best managers I worked for in Edinburgh - Alan Thomson was effectively sacked and replaced by the "video watcher".
Later Alan was banned from the store for no good reason, this seems to be the way they often deal with ex-employees.
At Calumet we say do good service for one person and they'll tell 20 friends, the opposite may be the case at Jessops.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Sigma DP1

An endorsement for this great compact from one of my customer, it is in the comments section after the original article. However I have decided to publish it in full here:

"I think I was that customer.
I have taken over 1400 shots with the camera now (it goes everywhere with me) some of the pictures are stunning and a lot of the ones that aren't are mainly down to my skill level.
Its no rocket but it is substantially ahead of other small cameras when it comes to IQ.
I have taken some street shots with it and it just doesn't register with most people as it's so boring looking. It's superb."
Andrew

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Nikon D3

I will be photographing a wedding on Saturday 10th May and went out to scout the location at the weekend. The 16th Century private chapel where the blessing is to be held is quite dark, setting the D3 on Iso 1600 captured the inside as if it was a summer's day. In addition there was zero noise or any noise there was looked like film grain. A customer said to me last week if the camera is so good at mimicking film why not just use film! We also took the D3 on a trip to Bowhill near Selkirk where some of the rhododendrons were out - the colours were perfect.