WARNING: NIKON D610 C1.02 FIRMWARE UPDATE

Nikon has recently released an updated firmware for the D610 and while there’s no mention of any major features being added or improved, I went ahead and installed it. Maybe there are some under-the-hood performance improvements. Installation went fine and a brief check of the camera after the update showed no problems. All was well. At… Read More

WHAT TO DO WHEN A CLIENT DOESN’T PAY

As freelancers, we often work on trust – we agree a cost, we do the work and we trust that we’ll be paid for that work. Thankfully, in my experience it’s always worked out like that, but last year I worked on one job that was the exception to the rule – the client refused… Read More

THE BEST CAMERA FOR YOUR POCKET

As mentioned in the last newsletter (hey, sign up, why don’t you?) I recently added a Sony RX100 III to my ever-growing equipment bag. Now while it’s certainly not a ‘professional’ camera, and not one that I’ll be using for very much of my day-to-day work, it’s worth mentioning here because it really is exceptional. In work, I can see… Read More

SORRY SIR, YOUR LUGGAGE IS STILL IN LONDON

On a recent trip to Edinburgh to film a couple of interviews, I had to put half my kit in the hold to meet the hand luggage rules. I didn’t have a huge amount to take – camera, lenses, a light and stand, audio kit and a tripod – but it was too much to… Read More