DIY Adjustable Buoyancy Devices for Underwater Camera Strobe arms

A little story about how I came to make my own adjustable floats for my underwater camera rig, along with some instructions of how to make them yourself 🙂 You’re welcome. This little project started after a foolish omission while ordering an additional strobe for my Sony A7R II Nauticam housing.  I have 2 Nauticam carbon float arms (costing upwards of 75GBP) that I attach directly to … Continue reading DIY Adjustable Buoyancy Devices for Underwater Camera Strobe arms

Wireless Wonders (on the cheap) Nikon D4 & powered portable router

I’m writing this after tearing my hair out over a couple of days trying to get this to work… I was looking (albeit without too much research) for a portable router (access point) for my Nikon D4.  At about $800-900 for Nikon’s WT-5A a quick web search it was clear that there are portable (battery included) access points out there.  So I was on a mission … Continue reading Wireless Wonders (on the cheap) Nikon D4 & powered portable router

wish list gear… Solar charging my Nikon D700 batteries

My last minute packing has turned towards solar… I have a Nikon D700 and of course it needs batteries…  Now, I’m guessing the great adventure photographers don’t have a really long extension cable for the nearest mains plug.  But can I find some useful, simple and practical advise on getting my batteries charged away from a socket online?  No… This surprises me.  Having said that … Continue reading wish list gear… Solar charging my Nikon D700 batteries

Clever little gizmos so I can leave my laptop behind (well.. short trips anyway!)

Still waiting for news! I know, I know… it’s only 10:30am Monday morning! So, how to keep myself busy apart from applying new found editing skills to my old photos…?! When I travel up country and away from the big cities I always end up lugging my laptop around.  Great but cumbersome and there’s always a important risk of theft or (more likely) damage.  I … Continue reading Clever little gizmos so I can leave my laptop behind (well.. short trips anyway!)