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

Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS review

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 travel photography where you want a simple one lens, one body kit.  I’ve actually owned the lens myself in the past, but I didn’t use it specifically for travel photography so I though on this trip I’d spend a couple of days in Bangkok and see how it worked in that scenario.

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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 I …

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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 space, there …

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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 I’ve really …

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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 their respective creators, but it would …

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MindShift Rotation 180 Trail – First Look

Note: This bag is no longer manufactured. For its closest replacement in the MindShift Gear range, please read my review of the new MindShift Rotation 22L backpack. MindShift Gear has just launched a new pack in their Rotation 180 lineup, the Trail. I’ve had one of these packs for a few days now so I’ve put together an exclusive first look video which you can watch below. The Trail is a lightweight 16L pack designed for outdoor adventures with a minimalist camera setup. Many readers will be familiar with the Rotation 180 series, but if not, you might also want to …

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Upcoming Adventure With A Ton Of Gear To Test

Most of you will probably have figured out by now that I enjoy testing out new photography gear and sharing my experiences.  One thing that I really wanted to do when I started Shutter Muse was to approach gear reviews in a different way to a lot of other people.  I want to make sure that when I’m testing things, I’m out shooting photos in real world situations, not just in or around a studio.  Reviews like the Canon 200-400 one have proven to me that this is something people want to see since this is the #1 search result …

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