Nature Diary
Landscape Logbook
Photo Techniques
Pictures of the month
Epson Stylus Photo R800
Joanne Mead more
Review of Canon TC-80N3
Remote for EOS 3, 1V, D60, 10D, 1D and 1Ds. Joanne Mead more
Canon 500D diopter
Peter Madeley more
Sekonic Super Zoom Master L-608
Colin Leftley reviews the Sekonic Super Zoom Master L-608, Guide Price £399 more
DIY Orchid Tent
Peter Madeley introduces a simple DIY project to support your flower photography. more
EPSON Photo 925 Printer
Colin Leftley explores the Epson 925 printer aimed at the professional and serious amateur photographer. more
The Worlds Top Wildlife Photographers
Terry Hope
ISBN 288046689X more
Mamiya 645 AFD
Colin Leftley reviews the Mamiya 645 AFD. Guide Price £2300 with 80mm and 120/220 back more
Where to Photograph Wildlife in Britain
Where to Photograph Wildlife in Britain and The Secrets of Wildlife Photography
By Mike Lane FRPS
A review by Peter Madeley more
Slide Labelling for Photographers
Slide Labelling for Photographers
By Mike Lane FRPS
A review by Peter Madeley
£15direct from the author more
MonacoEZColor/Optix Bundle
A Review more
Nikon Coolpix 5700
Heading the line-up of Nikon Coolpix digital cameras, the five megapixel 5700, offers a comprehensive range of features and control usually associated with a semi-pro SLR camera. more
Booflet Film Cleaner
A new film cleaning gadget that employs some technology in a very simple and effective manner. David Pike concludes that used with care this is an effective little tool. more
People Shots That Sell - How to succeed in stock photography
Tracey Tannenbaum and Kate Stevens
ISBN 2880466091 more
Hahnel Digital PowerStation DCL
The world’s first Lithium Ion plug-in travel charger Reviewed by Dave Stewart more
Fuji Finepix S2 Pro Digital SLR – First look.
Delivering 12 million pixel images, this latest SLR from Fuji looks set to offer a top-flight performance at a very reasonable price and may tempt you to plunge into the digital deep. Colin Leftley gives his initial impressions. more
Photographer's Guide to Filters
Lee Frost
David & Charles
ISBN 0715312332 more
Nikon FM3a
Colin Leftley reviews the Nikon FM3a, a traditionally-styled manual focus SLR suiting those seeking small size, and the greater dependability of a mechanical shutter. more
Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom
Colin Leftley takes a close look at this new Fuji digital camera, whichh he describes as more than just a fine tuned version of the much loved Finepix 6900 this 3 megapixel machine boasts of significant improvements which make it an even more attractive proposition. Guide Price £800 more
How to Photograph Pets
Nick Ridley
Guild of Master Craftsmen
ISBN 1 86108 242 8 more
Canon EOS 1D Digital SLR
As an owner Dave Stewart has been able to take a long and close look at this top of the range Canon digital SLR. more
Colin Leftley takes a look at what he describes as a ‘go-anywhere medium-format rangefinder camera’ that offers the benefits of large 6x7cm images, and still takes interchangeable lenses and other accessories. Guide Price £1560 including 80mm f/ 4 lens. more
Wimberley Sidekick
Sigma 170-500mm f/5.6-6.3
Colin Leftley takes a close look at the Sigma 170-500mm lens - a compact apochromatic ultra-telephoto zoom lens that seems ideal for helping out sport, nature and landscape photographers. Guide Price £649 including fitted case and lenshood. more
DIY window mount
Peter Madeley describes a DIY window mount adapted from a readily available shelf kit from DIY stores. more
Groofwin Pod
Creative Digital Photography
Michael Busselle
David & Charles
ISBN 0-7153-1154-9 more
Bronica SQ-B
Upgrading to medium format can make big changes to your photography. The budget-priced Bronica SQ-B promises quality, versatility and performance in a simplified no-nonsense package. Colin Leftley takes a close look at the camera to see if it lives up to this promise. Guide pricee £999 including 80mm f/2.8 lens. more
Inkjet Papers
Dave Stewart provides a personal review of three papers that he uses – one of which is a new paper from Kee-Jet that Dave is very enthusiastic about. more
Canon S9000 A3+ Printer
Dave Stewart recently took delivery of the Canon S9000 printer and ran it through its paces for us – his conclusion – ‘it is set to be a winner’. more
Fuji Finepix 6900 Zoom
Colin Leftley takes a close look at the camera at the upper end of Fuji's digital product range. more
Business of Nature Photography
John Shaw
Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN 081744050X more
Freelancing for Magazines
John Morrison
Random House New Zealand Ltd
ISBN 0907297234 more
Selling Nature Photography
Norbert Wu
Stackpole Books
ISBN 081172459X more
Olympus Camedia 2.0
Compact digitals can make a very useful accessory for the serious photographer, either for use as a back-up, or for test-shot purposes, or just so that you can always have a camera with you. Colin Leftley takes a look at the Camedia C-2 - bargain-priced and pocket-sized, the Camedia C-2 may make an ideal introduction to the world of digital photography or an ideal digital accessory. more
Sunpak Auto DX 12R Ringflash
Capturing the helter skelter of macro life can be made easier using a TTL ringflash. Colin Leftley gives the low-down on Sunpak’s versatile and convenient top-line model. Price guide £ 250 for flash unit , £55 for AF module, £20 for standard module more
Canon S-800 Photo
Canon’s New S800 Photo printer looks set to put the fun back into producing high quality colour prints. It’s said to be quiet, fast and easy to use and so Colin Leftley tried it out to test whether this is the case. more
A Field Guide to Landscape Photography
Peter Watson
Guild of Master Craftsman
ISBN 1861082851 more
Photography for the Naturalist
Mark Lucock
Guild of Master Craftsman
ISBN 1-86108-290-8 more
Portfolio - Outdoor Photography
Guild of Master Craftsman
ISBN 1-86108-233-9 more
Viewpoints From Outdoor Photography
Guild of Master Craftsman
ISBN1-86108-232-0 more
Where and How to Photograph Wildlife
Peter Evans
Guild of Master Craftsman
ISBN 1-86108-224-X more
Canoscan D2400UF
Colin Leftley puts a versatile all-in-one scanner to the test. The Canoscan D2400UF is capable of handling documents, prints, and all film formats from 35mm right through to 5x4in. Guide Price £330 more
Scotland The Wild Places
Colin Prior
Constable & Robinson Ltd
ISBN 1-84119-315-1 more
Photographing People – Portraits, Fashion, Glamour
Roger Hicks, Frances Schultz, Alex Larg, Jane Wood
ISBN 2-88046-652-0 more
Photo Journalism – Developing style in Creative Photography
Terry Hope
ISBN 2-88046-575-3 more
TOKINA AT-X 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Mk II
Colin Leftley takes a close look at the Tokina big zoom lens and askes the critical question of whether the quality of the lens matches the convenience of the focal length range. more
Black and White photography 2
Terry Hope
ISBN 288046479X more
Bronica RF 645
Colin Leftley takes a close look at the Bronica RF645, which he describes as a flexible medium-format rangefinder camera taking interchangeable lenses that's perfect for some, restricting for others’. Read on and see which camp you are likely to be in. more
Digital Effects
Jim Zuckerman
David & Charles
ISBN 0715312642 more
David Wilson
ISBN 2880465354 more
Professional Photography – Photographing Buildings
David Wilson
ISBN 288046515X more
Voigtlander Bessa-T
Colin Leftley takes a close look at the Bessa T, the budget-priced entry into the world of 35mm rangefinder photography. Guide Price £340 body, 50mm f/1.5 £290 more
Annabel Williams
ISBN 2880464293 more
Printing the Image
Joe Farace
ISBN 2880465362
Lighting for Portraits
Steve Bavister
ISBN 2880465272
Lighting for Food and Drink
Steve Bavister
ISBN 2880465702
Capturing the Image
Joe Farace
ISBN 2880465176
Advanced Processing and Printing
Adrian Ensor
ISBN 2880465001
Sigma SA-9
Colin Leftley takes a look at Sigma’s latest foray into SLR camera bodies with a thorough review of the SA-9 – a sound camera let down by a relatively poor autofocus system. Suggested retail price £380. more
David Pike reviews the latest title in the RotoVision series Black and White Photography - Nudes by Terry Hope. more
Location Portraits
Another Rotovision photographic title by Cathy Joseph, reviewed by David Pike more
Light in the Landscape
David Pike reviews this new book on landscape photography in the UK more
First Impressions of the Canon EF70-200mm f2.8L US
Andy Rouse gives his first impressions of the new Canon 70-200mm image stabiliser lens. more
Pentax EI-2000
Colin Leftley takes a close look at the 2 mega pixel Pentax digital camera, which sits in a comfortable niche between the full-spec SLR digitals and the multitude of digital compacts. more
Wimberly Head
David Pike reviews an unusual tripod head that significantly eases the use of a long telephoto lens. These are not readily available in the UK, but they are available through our shop. more
Photographing Wild Birds
David Pike reviews a second book on bird photography to be published in the UK this summer. While Steve Young’s book which we reviewed earlier has many more images, if it is a choice of which to buy, this is the one that I would go for. more
AF Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX
Zoom lenses are not the answer to every photographic situation and Colin Leftley takes a closer look at the Sigma 105mm macro lens which offers a good solution to a number of different photographic situations. more
Lighting For Still Life
Steve Bavister
ISBN 2-88046-513-3 more
Lighting For Glamour
Steve Bavister
ISBN 2-88046-458-7 more
Medium and Large Format Photography
Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz
David & Charles
ISBN 0-7153-1117-4 more
Photos that Sell
the art of successful freelance photography
Lee Frost
David & Charles
ISBN 0-7153-1115-8 more
An Essential Guide to Bird Photography
Steve Young
GMC Publications
ISBN 1-86108-193-6 more
Nikon F90X Long-term test
Colin Leftley takes stock of his Nikon F90x that he has been using daily for the last two years. On balance he rates the camera highly, but he points out some shortcomings. more
Hewlett Packard Deskjet980cxi
Last month we noted in our news section that HP had released a trio of printers. Here David Pike reviews the Deskjet 980cxi, one of the trio, that HP claim is for professional use. more
Olympus E-10
Colin Leftley our technical wizard puts the Olympus E-10 on his work bench - his conclusion a great camera for those that want to make the jump from conventional SLRs. more
Commercial Portraits
Don't be put off by the word 'Commercial' in the title of this book - while it is a good book for any professional social photographer, it is also a good book for anyone that enjoys taking pictures of family and freinds. more
Phaidon 55s series
If you enjoy looking at the photographs of best photographers of the past, either for their art, or for ideas or inspiration, then this is a great series for you. initially the series includes 20 books on individual photographers, but more are planned. more
Canon EOS D30
A digital SLR offering system flexibility, complete photographic control and top image quality at an attractive price. more