Philip Cogswell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (26 of 29)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 209,133 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 29
Learning Joomla! 3 Extension Development, Third Ed&hellip by Tim Plummer
OK, so I'm not a professional programmer but I've been programming since my teens (a looong time ago). I've used lots of languages, mostly procedural, but I do sort of get the OO paradigm.

I fell into developing a web site and selected Joomla as the framework, a decision I'm very happy with. I like to make things exactly the way I want them and that led me into needing to develop custom code. All fine and good. I can cope with PHP fairly well - actually quite like it - and did some fairly sophisticated stuff on the query side, but I want / need to progress in the data input / form / transaction space.. And this led me to this book.

What's good about it is that it pulls… Read more
Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots t&hellip by Syl Arena
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable, 14 Dec 2013
I recently bought a flash for my DSLR and quickly realised that using it was more complicated than I'd thought, and that I hadn't a clue how to use it. So I searched around for a useful reference source and ended up with this book.

I've not read the whole book yet but so far it has delivered everything I'd wanted. In a clear, simple and unpatronising way, well explained and illustrated, it takes you through the theory of lighting photographs and how to use a range of equipment to achieve the effects that you want. I have always thought that the critical ingredient in a good photograph was the light, and this book confirms that. I can see this becoming one of the most important… Read more
Joy Unite Tripod/Mic Stand Mount MNU101 - Mount(MN&hellip by The Joy Factory
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I went through all the reviews of all the competing - and much cheaper - products and came away very sceptical that they would be good enough, holding my tablet securely without risk of dropping or damage, and providing a stable platform from which to take photos.

I then decided to take the plunge and shell out for this one. I'm not disappointed. Put simply it looks and feels well made, uses good quality materials, holds my tablet firmly and securely without risking damage to the case and locks solidly in position for mounting on a tripod. What more can I say?

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