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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

I finally took the step and bought my underwater housing for m y compact camera. I own a Canon Digital IXUS 75. For this camera Canon offers a underwater house of the shelf. Until now I only used it once but I love the whole concept of experimenting with underwater photography. And especially now, since I started to swim with my baby daughter, it will offer me many opportunities for great shots. I am totally convinced by that. In the past I use to buy one of those disposable underwater cams, but now in the digital era it is good to own a digital version. When you buy the underwater housing, it comes completely with straps, flash diffuser, silicon gel, o-ring and manual. So you can start straight away. First shot I made was one in the sink to make sure it was really, really waterproof. (40 meters, as stated in the manual). The day after I took it to the swimmingpool. But more on that in a later article.     Like: The nice thing is that all the features are still accessible and function. At first it is scary to use your camera underwater, but after you have seen that it actually keeps the water out, it gives you a comfortable feeling when you know your camera is safe and protected It is a complete package, no need for accessories.   Dislike: You need to remove the wrist cord from the camera when you place it in de underwater housing. And because we always carry it on our wrist this is a little bit annoying. The price, the underwater house is actually more expensive then the camera. I was lucky that I could order it in the United States which was a huge price difference. (220,- EUR vs. […]