Author: Dan Carr

Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS Review – Bangkok Weekend

  Having finished up in Hong Kong with the Red Bull Illume event last year, I set off for a couple of weeks in Cambodia.  It turns out that the easiest way to get into Cambodia from Hong Kong is to fly to Bangkok first and then take a train to the Cambodian border from there.  On that trip I had the opportunity to take a few pieces of equipment with me for testing and review purposes, one of which was the Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM. This lens’ do-it-all focal range makes it a popular choice for...

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LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Drive Review

LaCie’s Rugged drives have been around for many years and this year they introduced a new variation that has a built-in Thunderbolt cable.  I’ve used Rugged drives my whole career and I needed a new drive so I picked one of these up before a recent kayaking/wildlife photography expedition.  The drive is available as both an SSD or a 5400rpm hard drive.  The SSD comes either as a 250GB or 500GB drive whilst the hard drive version ups that capacity to either 1TB or 2TB.  I often need a lot of disk space when I’m on the road so...

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Improving Your Print Sales Page With Rendered Examples

I’m on a journey at the moment to make print sales a larger part of my business model and I want to bring you guys on the journey with me.  Last week I wrote about numbering print editions and this week I have a quick and simple tip that will spruce up your photography website and help customers imagine your images on their walls. In researching how I wanted to tackle print sales, I must have been on over 50 websites from other photographers who also sell prints of their work.  Whenever a photographer also had a physical gallery...

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New Continuously Updating Deal Page

Hey guys, I just wanted to share a bit of housekeeping with you here as I’ve added a pretty cool new feature to the site this week! Up in the menu bar you’ll now see an item there called “Current Deals“.  Clicking through to this page will take you to a new section which will show you 5 different sections of the latest deals in the following categories: Canon Deals Nikon Deals Mirrorless Deals Memory Card Deals General Photography Deals What’s exciting about this is that it will be updated automatically, so you’ll always have quick access to the very latest deals, sales and rebates!  If I were you, I’d bookmark it so that every time you need to make a purchase, you can make sure you aren’t missing out on anything 🙂 As always, making your purchases though the B&H and Amazon links on this site really helps me out with the costs and time it takes to maintain this.  Thanks for all your support!  It means the world to...

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Why Instagram?

  I’ve been on a bit of in Instagram kick recently and it’s really become my favourite social network.  Funnily enough I shunned it for many years to begin with, simply for the reason that I already had too many other channels to worry about with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc etc.  There’s no such thing as a “best” social network for photographers because it all depends what your end purpose is, but for me at least, Instagram is where I spend time enjoying other people’s images.  All the other channels just seem like ‘work’ to me.  A necessity of...

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Numbering Your Fine Art Print Editions

I’ve never really featured print sales as a part of my business model up to this point in my career.  For a long time, the type of photography I was doing editorially and commercially just didn’t lend itself to print sales.  The kind of image I might sell to a large company like Nike or Red Bull was great for a eye-catching advert, but rarely was it something most people would hang on their wall for an extended period of time.  Though many posters have adorned the walls of teenager’s bedrooms, these are far from “Fine Art” sales.  Recently...

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7 Reasons You Don’t Want To Miss This Photography Deal

      I know I posted about this deal yesterday but there’s been such great feedback about it in the photography community that I wanted to mention it again.  I have already downloaded this entire bundle and the contents of it are incredible.  There’s no doubt in my mind that it will elevate your photography for 2014 and the price of $89 (compare at $2000) is just plain crazy. 1. $89 for $2000 worth of products! Well you’ve got to start with this one really don’t you?  You could go and buy all of these products individually from...

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