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Digital SLR Camera Sensor Cleaning Pads with Fluid - All APS-C Size Sensors
Digital SLR Camera Sensor Cleaning Pads with Fluid - All APS-C Size Sensors
Offered by Digipad
Price: 10.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really simple to use, 6 Aug 2013
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Really simple to use and very effective, Better priced or shall we say cheaper then many cleaning products out there.

If it's your the first time thinking about cleaning your sensor, have confidence and go for it, it's a piece of cake and saves so much time in post production.


Westcott 28-inch Apollo Kit
Westcott 28-inch Apollo Kit
Price: 113.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value Great Quality of Light, 31 May 2013
I just used this on a shoot, the soft light was great. I chose to shoot towards the reflector. It's very easy to assemble. Practise a few times before taking it on a shoot. Light stand might need 'sandbagging' for stability. Good price.. I have since ordered the 16x30 strip and am trying to see if the have any light modifier to put on the front. ( Yes there is a honeycomb for the strip box but I got my brother in the USA to buy it and send .) Youtube videos also show this product and are worth looking at.. I would recommend this softbox but I haven't used other makes so can't compare. The fabric diffuser by the way come completely away..


Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier
by Vivian Maier
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 19.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 23 May 2013
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Simply stunning work and well printed book. The back story about Vivian is fascinating. A real gem of a book.


Fred Herzog: Photographs
Fred Herzog: Photographs
by Fred Herzog
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamic, 23 May 2013
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a really great historical document, beautifully saturated colours, Herzog has a stunning eye for painterly images and a very well designed book too. Well printed.


Quality Fair
Quality Fair
by Margaret Baillie Saunders
Edition: Unknown Binding

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 23 May 2013
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Quite a discovery, If you live in or know St Leonards On Sea it will be a really fun read,


Uncoupled
Uncoupled
by Lizzie Enfield
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A great read., 1 Dec 2012
This review is from: Uncoupled (Paperback)
I was hooked in from the start of this novel. It's warm and humorous but also a slightly dark and disturbing portrait of a marriage tested by circumstances beyond its control.
Clever twists, a real page turner which both makes you think and laugh in equal measure. I think she is the sister of Harry Enfield so clever writing & comic timing must be in her genes.
I have read both of her novels and can't wait for the third, amongst my favourites of the new authors I have discovered in recent years. A great read.


J.J. Waller's Brighton: Volume 1
J.J. Waller's Brighton: Volume 1
by J.J. Waller
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JJ Waller's photographs `capture the city with its makeup slightly smudged', 15 Nov 2012
You can't judge a book by its cover! With this one you can, because JJ Waller's Brighton is full of quirky poignancy matched with wit and laugh-out-loud observation. The book is a great tribute to the bonkers city in which every one seems to want to live. It will be a must-have present to be placed around our Christmas trees.
When you unwrap this little gem, find a quiet moment and head to your favourite coffee emporium, make yourself comfortable and slowly turn the pages and enjoy the reveal.
These unique pictures, (did I say this is a photography book?) will remind you of why this city is still `The Place To Be' and just in case you haven't been out and about recently, its pages will remind you of how much actually goes on in Brighton Land.
Miles apart from the idealised, picturesque postcard Brighton of the tourism marketing boffins, JJ Waller's photographs `capture the city with its makeup slightly smudged' and often literally with its pants down. (It would seem that in Brighton they have a predilection for taking their clothes off at any opportunity and not just on the beach}. It's all there within the pages - hen parties and West Street pastors, night time lug worm diggers, carrot-nosed snow women and kissing police.

As Nione Meakin says in the book's introduction, "it's perhaps not surprising his images (Waller's) are funny and unexpected ... a legacy from his earlier years as a pioneering street performer in Brighton and London's Covent Garden. A discipline where the audience's attention must be earned and kept." Although a solo performer then and a lone photographer now, in JJ Waller's Brighton he has cleverly `collaborated' with others to get some short but `sharp' quotes about Brighton. Many are from city resident writers like Julie Burchill and Lynne Truss, but also from bus drivers, street cleaners and even the famed local sleuth Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. The quotes entertain and activate the switch of recognition.
This book isn't gritty, grainy documentary photography informing on the city's underbelly. It never intends to go there. It's a "simple and fun chronicle of some of the people and events that go into making it the place that it is".
A Brighton entertainingly observed through the eye and wit of a photographer who in his own words recognises that, "Making good pictures isn't about luck. It's about being there and following people's lives, visually exploring a place and developing a sensitivity to it."

JJ Waller's Brighton is a book you and those around you will regularly return too.

Tina Malina


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