Author: Leigh Diprose

As we move into summer, it's time to consider a new action video camera - enter the DJI Action 2. The DJI Action 2 is the latest entry by the geniuses at DJI. They are makers of some of the best consumer drones, gimbals and, of course, action cameras. Summer is a time for getting outdoors and enjoying time exploring your world with friends and families. What better way to make everlasting memories than with an Action 2 camera. Not only is it compact and highly portable, but it's also next-generation technology delivering impeccable 4K video in and out of the water.      The folks at DJI claim that the DJI Action 2 is their most versatile and powerful action camera to date. The cube-shaped components utilize impressive magnetic attachment methods to pair either a power pack or a dual-screen system. What's more, the magnetic system allows for fast applications of a wide range of DJI accessories to keep your kit safe and to enable hands-free video capture. The DJI Action 2 is available in two unique combos. The first is the...

Extensive audio setups are passe, especially when everything is going compact and portable. Portable audio and voice recorders are a highly versatile alternative to typical audio setups that are complex. Whether you are a vlogger or a podcaster, having an audio recorder in your kit is an essential add on. These top-notch portable devices are handy and easy to use, especially if you’re recording on the move. In addition, you’re assured of a professional outcome every time you use these devices to record interviews, speeches, vlogs, podcasts, or music in your home studio.     Why Use Portable Recorders?   Audio recorders are packed with the best features and come at an affordable price! You can use them at home or in the field, and they will deliver just as well in both scenarios. In addition, these audio recorders have a simple user interface making them perfect for beginners too. The best part about these portable audio recorders is that you can carry them effortlessly wherever you want to. You no longer need to lug around heavy audio systems; all you need to carry is a sleek...

Portable LED lights have transformed the way lighting is used in photography. They’re small, lightweight, and portable enough to be carried around anywhere you’d like. You can also mount these lights anywhere you wish and immediately illuminate the frame. Along with these benefits, the new-age LED lights are cost-effective too.   Portable LED lights are powerful and offer a range of features, including Bluetooth connectivity for superior control and customisation. Whether you’re into photography or videography, the quality of your content will be instantly enhanced with an LED light. Therefore, it is undoubtedly the right time to add LED lights to your kit.      Depending on your requirements, there are a wide variety of LED lights out there. The smaller LED lights are more beneficial for smaller studios, and you wouldn’t have to compromise and settle for the bigger ones. All you need is a single or group of LED lights, and you’re good to go.   Investing in suitable quality LEDs is essential. After all, it is the lighting that can make or break your photos. We’ve chosen some of the best-LED models out there....

All over the world, lockdown has become the norm for many. The most challenging factor of experiencing this is that the freedoms we had prior have been minimised to the size of our own homes. When we purchased our photography gear, we had hopes to maximise its potential wherever our creative compass leads. Even though this feels like a huge setback throughout the days, weeks and months, we have the opportunity to photograph our home in ways we have yet to explore. Our stay-at-home guide will spark your creative-fuse and will keep you sharp as a photographer until the outside world becomes available to us again. Let us dive into it.    Tip 1: Macro Photography   Macro photography is generally photographing small subjects with the achievement to showcase them in a ‘larger than life’ experience. Subjects like plants, insects, coins, the eyes, rain droplets and anything with detailed texture and colours are often the focus in this genre. It opens up the possibilities to capture anything inside the household or our outdoor spaces in fresh new perspectives. What are the tools we need...

Sports photography captures the essence of sports, the breath of the environment and the life that everyone gathers to experience. It is also the unique insight to showcase perspectives that are somewhat challenging to see otherwise. Think about the 2021 AFL Grand Final taking place in Perth this year. There will be roughly 60,000 people anticipating seeing something special on the 25th of September, 2021. As an attendee, we are limited by the location of our seats. As a sports photographer, we are limited by our imagination. The camera unlocks our potential to capture something that is yet to be seen. Sports photography, in general, is known for action that can take place in a matter of milliseconds. A snapshot in the making, however, are we ready to take a photograph?    Sports Photography Essential Camera Features   Cameras with autofocus features date back to the 1970s. So much has changed since then, and we live in a time where technology is breaking ground every so often. In addition to this, sports have been evolving too. Athletes are stronger and faster - as a...

Visual creatives, influencers and vloggers develop and deliver content essential to a growing market. Sony has clearly recognised this first with the popular Sony ZV-1 and now with the second generation Sony ZV-E10. And when we say recognised, we really mean delivered! Sony has produced one of the most influential and feature-packed vlogging cameras out there. What's more, the new Sony ZV-E10 takes what was great about the ZV-1 and triples the performance and features.   Sony ZV-E10 Standout Features   Vloggers and online content creators often don't have the time for complicated systems. They certainly cannot spend precious time reading a manual to understand how to perform simple functions on their camera. That's why the Sony ZV-E10 cuts through the noise to deliver a perfect solution for busy vloggers and streamers. Here's a quick look at some of the standout features:   24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video 3.0" Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD 425-Point Fast Hybrid AF Up to 11-fps Shooting, ISO 100-32000 Real-Time Eye AF and Tracking   One of the most significant changes in the Sony ZV-E10 over...

If you’re looking for the ideal home photography project, look no further than scanning and printing from the comfort of your own home. If you’ve been at the game long enough or are new to film photography, chances are you have dozens of film negatives lying around. Regardless of them being from decades ago or last week, wouldn’t you love to scan and print these at home? Take your film photography to the ultimate level by scanning negatives, managing them as digital files, and printing them.    Scans To Last a Lifetime   While photo labs can do this for you overnight, it takes time to post your negatives in and receive your prints back. Plus, you have no creative control over the process. And what if you only want the one high-quality print from a roll of film? The answer is to use a high-end film scanner to digitise your analogue film. With the right scanner, you can digitise 35mm and 120 films into files that can be loaded into Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom or your software of choice.     Epson Perfection V850 Pro Scanner   The folks...

It's time for the big PhotoLive Expo event! Are you ready?  What You Can Expect When Attending PhotoLive This Year   On Sunday, 1st August, the Camera Electronic team and the representatives from the imaging industry will join forces to put Western Australia on the map again with the largest expo in Australia for 2021! Adding to the excitement will be selecting the finest speakers and talented artists who will share their knowledge on their chosen craft. It's all happening from 9am - 5pm at Edith Cowan University Mt Lawley (Building 3).   PhotoLive Expo   If you have never been to a Photo Live Expo before, you're in for a treat. For the gear enthusiasts out there, you'll be able to attend the expo area from 9am to 5pm. It's here that you'll get to engage with industry representatives to ask them your burning questions about cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, bags, cases, and lighting equipment (plus much more). What's more, the best thing about the expo is the show specials you won't find anywhere else! So if you are coming along to try out some gear, know...

Nikon recently announced not one but two new MC lenses - the Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 and the Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8. All Nikon Z mount shooters enjoying a Nikon Z5, Nikon Z6 II or the stellar Nikon Z7 II should take note. The new Nikkor Z MC lenses are here to take your macro photography to the next level.  In recent years, macro photography has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. It is no longer considered a problematic photography genre to master - one that requires expensive specialist gear. It is now more affordable and more accessible than it has even been. If you’re already shooting with the Nikon Z5, Z6 II or the flagship mirrorless Nikon Z7 II, these lenses open up a whole range of new challenges.      The Nikkor Z MC lens duo release provides the option to suit your shooting style, budget, and kit size. If you want a more compact and cost-effective macro kit, the Nikon Z5 mirrorless digital camera and Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 are your go-to solution. However, enthusiasts shooting with the Nikon...

In just a few short years, the world of photography drones has advanced beyond anyone's expectations. A drone was once considered a specialist tech that was clunky and incredibly expensive. Today, things are very different, with enthusiast-level drones being compact and lightweight. Plus, they are now more affordable than ever. In addition, there's a growing range of consumer-level drones that offer intuitive pick-up-and-play controls. What's more, the images and video content produced by drones is elevating the photography game.  Enthusiasts and professionals are adding drones to their kits to differentiate their content from the pack. They are applying drone imagery in weddings, events, real estate, and even landscape work. As you would expect, there's a vast range of first and third-party drone accessories available to optimise your experience. And we are not just talking about adding an extra battery to your kit - although you should grab at least one of those too. Let's dive in to take a look at our top pick of drones and drone accessories available at Camera Electronic.    DJI's Air 2S Drone     Drones are getting smarter and smaller, with...