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Or dig a hole and lower the ladder to ground level. Either way you eventually arrive at the top rung. Suppose you have a photo idea. A good idea, A great idea. A stonkingly frabdibulous idea that will make you the idol of millions and only requires you to buy a particular lens from Camera Electronic and take it out on a certain day for one shot. What do you do? You buy the lens, of course. At what may be an advantageous price. If the luck is with you, there is one sitting on the shelf. You go out, take the picture, and there you are; FRABDIBULOUS. Now suppose you have no idea. No clue at all. Your idea locker is entirely bare. What do you do? a. You repair to the book store and buy books about photography that are written by people who tell you they are successful photographers. If you buy the books, they are successful booksellers. You may be successful as well in overcoming your ennui, and if you do, all is well. You may not make new stuff, but...

Have you ever gone into a shop or showroom and purchased an instrument? It felt like an important moment, didn't it? It could have been a musical instrument - your first guitar. A wind instrument. A Bechstein grand piano for the porch on the beach house at Dunsborough...

Is Camera Electronic a store or a shop? Yes. Both. Two shops that store all sorts of photographic gear and shop staff that store all sorts of photographic knowledge. Even the writer of the shop weblog column knows how many beans make five. It's six, but you can go onto your computer and claim a bean-back...

Ah, Grasshopper, you have had your first films developed. You have the scans and have seen the images on your computer. You are proud. Now you must humble yourself again. It is time for you to develop. And if you ever wanted to make a mess, here is your chance. If you share accommodation this will be a trying time. Your housemates will consider murdering you, for you will steal their bathroom. First off - do not try colour processing initially. It involves precise temperature controls and handling of dangerous liquids and is best left to the professional lab. Concentrate on black and white negative development. There will be dry work and wet work - the bathroom - and some new equipment to borrow or buy. If you are able to use a communal darkroom at a school or a club, by all means do so for a year - you'll learn so much that you can bring back to your own premises, without losing the good will of your housemates. If you are on your own, you'll need: a. An entirely dark room...

Unless it is a film on the front of your lens. The newly-hatched photographic chick who has just discovered grand-Dad's old SLR or TLR in the closet ( and had it serviced at the Camera Electronic Repair Department ) can turn to their left from the Service Counter - turn right around - and see the film fridge. Now's the time to start thinking about what goes through the camera. There has always been a variety of film available for analogue cameras. Monochrome negative emulsions, colour negative emulsions, colour transparency emulsion. For a time there were monochrome transparency emulsions sold. All sorts of mnames from all sorts of factories; Kodak, Ilford, Orwo, Agfa, Fujifilm, Sakura, Perutz, Adox,etc, etc. Many are just history now, and some names have been brand-traded to different factories, but that film fridge is still full. The choices may not be as wide today, but you can still shoot all year on good stocks in most divisions. And you can shoot on a 35mm camera or a medium-format camera just like the old days. You can't shoot on a 126...

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....

Remember I showed a shop in Hay Street Mall last year called  " Wanderlust "? The one with all the cutting edge fun things? Well, I'll let you into a secret - it was by Camera Electronic. It's moved recently - and now it's right by Camera Electronic - they've shifted lock, stock, and lens barrel into premises next door to the CE Murray Street shop. Go west along Murray and the shop on the left as you look into the CE door is Wanderlust. The facade has lost the pink door that was a fixed feature of Hay Street Mall and now has more of the CE corporate image. Speaking of corporate images, I noted as I walked from the underground train station to CE that a number of fancy retailers - Louis Vuitton, Chanel, TAG Heuer, etc. have set up shops on Murray Street as well. Possibly trying to benefit from the prestige of being located near Camera Electronic. A wise business decision upon their parts and let us hope they do well. But back to Wanderlust. There seems more floor space in this...