After shooting with the Canon EOS 5Dm3 for a long time it was time to upgrade. I wanted the Canon R5, but the price tag at around £4000 for the body only was just way beyond my reach. However, my good friend Melvin Nicholson showed me where I could get it for over £1000 cheaper, and this is the cheapest Canon R5 I have found.
In this video, as I start my trip around Dorset to scout locations for an upcoming photography workshop, and get new photos for magazine and for my print gallery, I talk about how and where I saved this money, why I was at first reluctant to go mirrorless, and my initial thoughts about the Canon R5.
Best place to buy the canon R5 and more great deals here at: panamoz
Adorama in the USA also have a good deal here (Affiliate Link)
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For a more comprehensive look at photography, check out my book, available to buy at Amazon.
Shedding light on all the photography basics in one book.
Want to know how to take better photos? Well, first you need to master the basic techniques. Whether you are a complete beginner or an intermediate looking to improve your photography, this book is packed with photography techniques, tips and advice for beginners and intermediates. All the camera functions and their effects explained.
Equipment used in my photoshoots
These are links to photography equipment I use and what’s in my bag and great places to buy them.
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Why use an L bracket on a camera? Well, there is a good reason for this.
In this video I show you the Three Legged Thing QR11 L Bracket, how to use it and show you why it’s a great little device to have and how it can very easily allow you switch from landscape to portrait mode quickly and easily and with minimal adjustments to your composition.
In June 2021 I captured some great images of the Strawberry supermoon as it rose behind Mt Krim and beside the Church of Saint Ana on the Ljubljana Marshes. In this blog I tell the story of my shoot, how I got attacked by flies, and the techniques I used to capture and create the images.
Getting to the UK
The UK is widely served by pretty much every airline around the world. If you are coming from within Europe then the following airlines are worth looking at.
Wizz Air: Personally I have always found them to be the best and offer the lowest fares.
Skyscanner: A great place to search and compare flights
Ebookers: Ebookers have been around for longer than most and have always offered a great choice of flights.
The national Express coach service connects most major cities and towns and is a great way to get around.
Stagecoach is the local bus service that operates across the UK. Use this for more local connections, and also express services between towns and cities. This is a great way to also meet some locals.
The national train service also serves a lot of the larger towns and cities. Great for getting from one side of the country to the other.
Trainline: A great website to search and book your train tickets online.