Premier Tag

We sell lots of things in Camera Electronic that are intended to be small; Olympus cameras, Gitzo traveller's tripods, Metz LED lights. But we also sometimes lash out and get the Giant Economy Size. Case in point: The Premier Eco Print Shield cans.These are a liquid coating for your inkjet paper and canvas prints that will stop the UV rays from messing with the colours - they also stop airborne pollutants and moisture from ruining the surface of the print. This may not seem important if all your pictures are on your iPhone or 6 x 4 postcards in a shoe box...

Now here's a funny one. All you digital photographers out there pay attention because we are going to talk about chemistry. For you.You thought you got away from it when you purchased your digital camera, didn't you? You figured you could throw away the developing tank and the thermometer and never have to worry about printing again. And then you got tired of just seeing the pictures on the back of the camera and started putting them onto the computer. And then you bought a printer...

If you think this may seem a little humble as a blog topic, you don't know me. I am ready to write essays on the plumbing if nothing else offers.As it is, I have just racked up the latest shipment of Premier reflectors downstairs and this time there seem to be some interesting variants. Of course there are the round folding ones - translucent, white, silver, gold, etc. and there are the 5-in-one kits that give you further choices. These are now in small and large sizes. A good choice if you are going to do different looks in different colour teperatures.The new bit is the rectangular reflectors. These are a sensible way to configure the surface as it gives you a couple of flat surfaces to set the reflector onto a floor or table - and not have it attempt to roll away. Again you can get these in medium and large sizes.None of these items are expensive, and they can be a real shoot saver if you are dealing with Western Australian sunshine. An assistant to hold them...

It was just one of those things - just one of those fabulous flings. A trip to a suburban hall on card board wings - just one of those things. Move over, Tin Pan Alley*I was at a rellies' do - one of those family parties to celebrate something or other and for once I was not drafted into being the photographer. They actually paid money to someone else to do it - quite a novel experience to stand there with a glass in my hand instead of a Nikon.The photo set-up was a background stand, a draped mottle in neutral grey, and a girl with a DSLR. Where were the lights, I wondered. Apparently just above the pentaprism...