Review: The Image File Do nothing and keep your customers happy

Mar 15th, 2018 Photography, Reviews Kam Assi 9 min read

Having the ability to be upload images to a dedicated website for my clients to view and purchase has been a vital part of my business since moving from film to digital in 2009  (that really makes me sound quite old!) and bearing in mind how much competition there is out there offering similar services I’ve continued to use the same company, theimagefile I have a…

Product Review – Sim Imaging – Matted Print Box

Mar 14th, 2018 Photography, Portrait Photography, Reviews Kam Assi 9 min read

With the  www.photographyshow.com starting this weekend this latest product release sent to me from the simimaging team has been perfectly timed. If you’re visiting the show be sure to head over to the Sim section where they’ll have this product displayed on their stand so you can get your hands all over it. Strictly speaking it’s not a brand new product I have here but an updated…

Product Review: Genuine Leather Fine Art Book by Sim Imaging

Feb 7th, 2018 Photography, Reviews Kam Assi 9 min read

For many years I had three main requirements from professional photo labs;  C41, E6 film processing and colour printing from negatives. I would source wedding albums and mounts from album manufacturers, film purchases from camera suppliers and frames would be ordered through professional framing companies.   There were no one-stop-shops until fairly recently.   Pro labs now offer almost everything the busy professional photographer needs; Sim…

Product Review Sirui Monopod and Video Head

Jan 31st, 2018 Reviews Kam Assi 5 min read

I’m a bit of a gadget geek, I love looking at new products and seeing if they’ll work for my team and I. By ‘working for me’ I mean will they improve on what we already have and will it make the job easier? For a lot of our video jobs my team use Canon C100 Mark 2 camera, www.canon  it’s a large, solid camera…

Product Review Classic Box with USB & 6×4 Prints by Sim Imaging

Jan 22nd, 2018 Photography, Reviews Kam Assi 6 min read

So this is the latest product from Sim Imaging launching January 2018; The Classic Box with USB Key & 6×4 prints” which describes it pretty accurately. It’s a box that holds a USB drive together with a depth to hold 100x 6×4 prints (these are priced separately).    If you’re looking for detailed technical specs on the material and how it’s made I’d suggest contacting…

SWPP Convention Trade Show 2018 Quick Visit Review!!

Jan 15th, 2018 Reviews Kam Assi 11 min read

The annual SWPP Convention swpp.co.uk  took place at The Hilton Metropole over the last few days with a number of masterclasses and talks taking place. Being very short of time this year I visited the free trade show only on Saturday for a couple of hours so this is a very short review. I’ve been going to this event since it started (was the first…

Do Photographers and Video editors need pro monitors for colour accuracy ?

Jan 12th, 2018 Photography, Reviews Kam Assi 6 min read

I spend a lot of time editing photos and video using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro on both PC and Mac (I far prefer PC but that’s another blog post). www.adobe.com For years I relied heavily on professional photo labs to colour correct my edited images and in most cases the prints I received never accurately matched what I was seeing on my screens,…

2018 Reviews

Jan 11th, 2018 Reviews Kam Assi 2 min read

Welcome to the 2018 ‘Reviews’ section where I’ll be reviewing a range of different services and products including photography and video equipment, suppliers, wedding albums, products, show reviews and a whole lot more. I’d also welcome anyone of you out there to also review products and services letting me and others know of anything new.  The 2018 SWPP Convention takes place over the next few…