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30 Day Money Plan: Take control of your finances i&hellip by Damien Fahy
Some great financial advice here. You may not be able to follow all of it, but for a young family with a mortgage most of it will be applicable. The actions really are very simple and could be kicked off in 5 minutes each day ... and it's that first step most of us struggle with.

Damien's enthusiasm comes across really well and his writing style is engaging. Even if you have already e.g. changed your energy supplier and paid off your credit cards, you will still find something useful here and save a little more with each idea you implement.
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Unit by Canon
Bought to work with my Canon 50D I have been very impressed with this Speedlite right from the first shot. It integrates with the camera's own controls via the rear screen so it is easy to set-up the camera and the flash together. The results are, as you would expect, far far better than can be achieved with the small 'pop-up' on the camera.

Recycle time is good and I have had no problems with taking multiple shots on one set of NiMH batteries.

The quality of the photos really takes a jump when this flash is used off camera via a separate synch cord and some form of diffuser.

It also works well as a slave with one of the larger Canon Speedlites 580/600… Read more
Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots t&hellip by Syl Arena
I bought this book (Kindle version) having seen a couple of Syl Arena's presentations on You Tube and have been very impressed.

The book is well written and concentrates on how lighting affects photography, and in particular, how to best use flash either alone or in conjunction with natural daylight. The diagrams and photographs illustrate the points well, the author is clear about which equipment will make the most difference and where large sums of cash are not needed to achieve good results. The writing style is engaging with a good mix of practical and technical explanation.

Some of the product names used might need a short search if you want to buy them in the… Read more

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