Tools of the Trade

Underwater Photography

For my upcoming trip to Australia I plan to do some snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Once again I am faced with the opportunity(?) to buy some more camera equipment to take some underwater photos and video.

Berkeley Crew Redux

I had recently received the Wacom Intous Comic Tablet for Christmas 2015 along with the software Manga Studio 5. To test out both the tablet and software I decided to re-ink and color a picture I had drawn nearly 30 years ago.

Camera Accessories

Prior to my trip to Namibia my photographic work colleagues convinced me to invest in some additional equipment that would assist me in my photo taking. My camera equipment at the time consisted of the Nikon 1 J3, 10-30mm and 30-110mm lenses and a mini tripod. The...

Nikon 1 J3

I am a very novice photographer - purely a point-and-click user. In preparation for my trip to Antarctica I sought the advice of one of the many semi-professional photographers I work with. At the time I was using a Canon Powershot SD600 6MP point-and-click camera...

Windows Movie Maker

In the past I have utilised Adobe Premiere to construct my video projects. After returning from my recent trip to Antarctica I wanted a quick and easy way to edit and post my videos to Facebook. After upgrading my computer I no longer had Adobe Premiere installed and this would have probably been overkill anyway. I had disbelievingly heard good things about Windows Movie Maker and since it was already pre-installed for Windows Vista, decided to give it a try.

iPhone Brushes App

Although I won’t say that I would actually use this tool for any specific project, I thought it would be good if I had a fairly good drawing tool to doodle with while travelling or while away from my laptop or desktop. This particular app appeared to be highly recommended with a 4/5 star rating and artist Jorge Colombo using it to create a cover for The New Yorker magazine. As a result I didn’t feel worried paying $4.99 for the app with references like these.