2018-07-12

At Park Cameras we love running events, so when we ran our street photography photo walk around Brighton with Olympus product specialist- and street photography extraordinaire - Jez Sugars, we couldn’t resist tagging along.

By the end of the day I finally plucked up the courage to ask a stranger if I could take their portrait!


2018-07-09

Tips for shooting better video from Park Cameras - this week we look at how a simple accessory can make or break a whole film shoot. Why should you use a Neutral Density filter when shooting video?



2018-07-06

The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE is a budget, wide angle lens for Sony mirrorless users. Using the Sony Full Frame E Mount fitting, this wide angle promises to deliver quiet and fast autofocus at a competitive price.




2018-07-05


Housed in the same slick, pocket-sized body as its predecessors, The Sony RX100 VI is a premium compact digital camera that is packed full of features. Could this be the perfect compact for travel photography?

Image of the Sony RX100 VI premium digital compact camera - Park Cameras review
Sleek with a refined feel, the Sony RX100 VI is small enough to fit in your pocket

2018-06-27

Studio lights allow you to master your lighting - but what happens when you want to recreate that studio-lit effect on location?

At Park Cameras, we've teamed up with Rotolight to bring you the exclusive launch of the Rotolight 3 Light Location Kit - a portable photography studio kit. We've road tested it at 4 very different locations, at different times of day. Here's our overview:

Rotoloight location shoot - Mark Larry Band - Ashley Laurence


2018-06-21

2018-06-18

This weekend the Park Cameras Imaging festival celebrated a love of photography and camera technology at our Burgess Hill store.

The in-store event was expanded to cover two days - and don't fear if you missed out – the third day of the Imaging Festival is on Saturday 23rd June 2018 - a free London photography event with talks and seminars (& exclusive in-store offers) at our branch in Rathbone Place.

Park Cameras Burgess Hill store taken by Derrick Clarke, using the Ricoh Theta V 360 camera
Park Cameras Burgess Hill store, taken by Derrick Clarke, using the Ricoh Theta V 360 camera

2018-06-12

With the growing capacity of DSLRs, mirrorless and even compact cameras to record high-quality 4K video, everyone has a chance of becoming the next YouTube star. We look at 5 simple hints and tips that will help you shoot better video today.


Mastering your lighting will help provide clear, sharp footage


2018-06-11

'How do I take better photos?' Our guide provides 5 useful tips to improve your photography.

These hints and tips can be tried straight away - they don't require tripods, or complicated lighting setups - in fact, these principles apply even if you are taking photos with your smartphone. Why not try one of these straight after reading this article, and let us know how you get on?

Image of Magician Rooster Robertson. Copyright Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes PHotography



2018-05-25

Welcome to our guide to the best entry level DSLRs on the market in 2018 - making it easy for beginners to get the best out of digital photography. We've also produced a useful free guide introducing you to the basics of digital photography.




2018-05-24

Swarovski Optik have long been associated with outstanding quality in the world of optics. Our buyer Matt Dugard was recently invited to their factory in Austria for a sneak-peak behind the scenes.

The Swarovski Optik factory is set in the stunning Austrian Alps
The Swarovski Optik factory is set in the stunning Austrian Alps

We got our hands on the Fuji X-T100 a couple of days before launch, and have reviewed it to see what this compact, mid-range mirrorless camera has to offer. Blessed with a nice sunny day, we set out into the countryside surrounding our Burgess Hill store to play about with our new toy.

The Fuji X-T100 Mirrorless Digital Camera
The Fuji X-T100 Mirrorless Digital Camera


2018-05-18

A useful free guide to de-mystifying digital cameras


We know that if you want to learn the basics of digital photography it can raise a number of questions. What camera will I need to take the best photos? How do I learn the basics?

This free guide aims to de-mystify some of the terms you will come across when you first buy (and start using) a new digital camera.

So if you don’t know your sensor from your viewfinder, don’t worry – you're not alone, and you'll soon be an expert!




2018-05-16

With the launch of the Fujifilm instax Square SQ6 just announced (15th May 2018), we thought we'd celebrate the world of instant cameras.

The instant print camera market has seen a revival over the last few years, with nostalgia and a desire for physical prints seeing a flurry of new cameras hitting the market since 2013.

Our guide and comparison table looks at the size, format and cost per print of instant print film that is available in the market in 2018.

Series of 3 images taken with Fuji Instax Square film, with black border
Fuji Instax Square film, with black border



2018-05-11

Newborn baby photography is a niche but potentially lucrative business. If you want to discover the latest industry news, trends and props, then The Newborn Photography Show is for you!

baby image - The Newborn Photography Show article - Photo by Spencer Selover from Pexels
Photo by Spencer Selover from Pexels