"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”

Chris Martin, 2010

 

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7/5/2012 9:07:58 PM
Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority … or Programme Mode? Which should I use??

5/5/2012 9:05:49 PM
Field Test - Redged Swing Head Pro RWC3

11/26/2011 1:08:41 AM
A return to classic Black & White .........

11/26/2011 12:20:38 AM
Test Report - The Apex Bean Bag

8/29/2011 2:21:58 AM
My pic of the week ......

8/14/2011 3:33:14 PM
African Nature Training - Mammal Practical - Pretoria Zoo

8/10/2011 12:21:25 AM
What is to become of the Rhino in South Africa?

8/9/2011 6:45:34 PM
Dont leave home without this!!!

7/21/2011 12:31:21 PM
Africa Nature Training - “The Cradle of Humankind” field trip

6/22/2011 12:20:54 AM
Welcome to Chris Martin Wildlife Photography

7/28/2010 10:34:19 AM
African Nature Training - Field Guide Rifle Training Weekend

2011/11/26

What a great photo rig!!
Plenty of room to operate inside the cab
Rock solid seating on your window.

Test Report - The Apex Bean Bag

Now it’s not often I get completely over excited about a piece of kit that isn’t either a lens or a new Nikon body ....

These past months I’ve been using a revolutionary bean bag, designed by Travis Peltz of Essential Photo Gear in Michigan USA. This is not your standard bean bag, but one specially designed for photography from a vehicle using a big piece of glass. Combined with a Wimberley head this set up has made my wildlife photography from the Landrover simply awesome. The bag comes in a variety of colors and also a “low profile” version for use in car windows where space is a little challenged (Landrovers!!).

Filled with rice/ beans etc. the bag provides an exceptionally heavy but rock solid platform from which to work. An aluminum plate on the top of the bag which is threaded to take a ball head completes the rig ... and trust me it is awesome. No more balancing a home made bag on the window, no more aluminum frames mounted to the window which are then stuck there for the day sucking dust into the vehicle ... this bag just drops over the sill, can be secured in place ... and away you go.

Check out a few images from my last trip to see the set up ... but more importantly, call Travis and get him to ship you one. It’s the best investment you will make; this can truly improve the quality of your images and it’s a small price to pay for the extra quality.



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PO Box 785569
Sandton
2164
South Africa

 

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