I got the opportunity to test a photobook printer by the name Saal Digital ( And I have to say, First impression is good. The book i received is of higher quality than expected. You need to download the editing software to your PC. Personally I am not in favour of print shops that use their own software. I rather use indesign or something similar. But after a few hints and tips from the Saal support team I got on my way and managed to use it. Actually it was pretty easy to combine my photos into one book.   The book has been made with very thick pages which was new for me but i like it a lot. And the printing quality is above average so the book itself if nice. Below you find an example of the thick pages and how the back of the book looks like   The pages are bound in such a way the when you open the book that they are ‘falling open’ which gives you the opportunity to print two page photo’s without losing any of your image in the middle. And that is a feature that i like a lot. For an example look at the photo on the left above this text and the one below. A point for improvement or whatever I should call it, a point that I didn’t like is the fact that the cover gets damages real easy (on the corners) and in my case with a black cover the which paper underneath it show real quick. (as you can see on the next photo)   So overal result: So the book I ordered had 42 pages, size A4, and the price was €51,15 (excl €4,95 shipping) Quality: 8 Service: 8 Price: 5 Delivery time: 7 Ease […]

On our trip to Cyprus I brought a book written by Joe McNally, The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes. A book about the use of small flashes (Speedlights). Joe McNally describes how he uses these small flashes in real life situations. He has a pleasant way of writing and seems to have more than enough experience to deal with most problems which you can encounter while in need of light during a photo shoot. For me this was by far the best book I’ve ever read on flash photography. Written in a very educating way, while it keeps you very well entertained, so you are hungry for more. Are you into flash photography? Then you need to have this book in your collection. Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: New Riders Press; 1 edition (March 13, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0321580141 ISBN-13: 978-0321580146 To visit Joe McNally’s website follow this link