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Photo Writing is the web version of the Photo Writing mini-magazine produced by Limephoto and Emil von Maltitz since 2010. As of 2015 it is now completely online. Feel free to browse through the articles and please leave comments in the comments section if you would like to engage with us.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Trigger Trap Review posted

I have just finished reviewing the Trigger Trap cable and app and posted it to this link. For a very quick summary: just go and get one. This is a fantastic addition to any gearbag. Although I have a few quibbles with the basic workings of the Trigger Trap, I have to say that it hasn't been left behind on a single shoot since I acquired one. In fact, I liked it so much I bought my own after being loaned one by the Sunshine Company. Read the review for more details.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sirui and BlackRapid Reviews

After several workshops including last year's fantastic Composing The Dunes workshop in Namibia, I have finally been buckling down to finishing up some gear reviews. There are still a few more to comr through, but for the time being the Sirui M3204x tripod, Sirui G20Kx ballhead and BlackRapid Backpack Strap reviews are now online (click on the links to go to the relevant reviews). 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Looking Ahead - The (Equipment) Year in Review

2014 was something of a whirlwind year for many people. But isn’t every year the same in that sense? It  was not the year for earth-shattering equipment announcements however, but there were several cameras that emerged that give us a firmer idea of the future of photographic equipment. I read with interest Kevin Raber’s comment on Luminous-Landscape that the Fujifilm XT-1 was the camera of the year for him. Announced at the beginning of the year this small APS-C sensor camera made some substantial waves with its birth. So much so that it is the first camera I have ever bought within the first few months of its announcement. Several photographers that I know who have played with my copy, have ended up going out and buying their own. To my mind, it is the epitome of the smaller, lighter, faster future.