Equipment Archives - Brian Parkes Photography

category: Blog, Photography, Review
Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 DI VC USD Review
04 25 2018

Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 DI VC USD Review

I thought it was about time I did my first impressions Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD Review because I have used it for a few jobs now. This review does not feature any test charts because I'm not a lab rat. Instead its a review...

category: Blog, Photography, Review
Godox AD200 Review
11 11 2017

Godox AD200 Review

As always with my reviews, the Godox AD200 review is shot from a practical real world point of view. Armed with a free Sunday in Autumn, a Godox AD200 and my own beautiful family to photograph, I headed over to Winkworth...

category: Blog, Photography, Review
Batch Edit NIK Software in Lightroom
08 17 2017

Batch Edit NIK Software in Lightroom

I have been a big fan of NIK Software for years, so much so in fact that I paid several hundred pounds on Color Efex before google bought it and made it free. However until recently I never knew it was possible to Batch Edit with...

category: Blog, Photography, Review
Nikon 85mm F1.8G Review
06 04 2017

Nikon 85mm F1.8G Review

I have been following the very talented Susie Moore for many years due to her talent. I have read for many years that an 85mm could change your photography so purchased the Nikon 85mm F1.8G. Now I've used the lens for a couple of...

category: Blog, Photography, Review
Lens Calibration with Reikan FoCal Review
02 05 2017

Lens Calibration with Reikan FoCal Review

Still in the wedding 'off season' its time for a thorough check of all my gear. One of those jobs I do periodically is checking my lens calibration. Its always been a fairly subjective and difficult task doing it manually. Time...

02 02 2017

Equipment Review Time

Firmly into the 1st quarter of the year, traditionally the 'off-season' for wedding photography and with my tax return completed it's time to review my equipment again and see if there is anything available on the market that...

category: Blog, Review
Outlook Google Calendar Sync
01 24 2016

Outlook Google Calendar Sync

Outlook Google Calendar Sync To Combine Outlook and Google Calendars Like many photographers I find it almost impossible to agree to anything until I have consulted my calendar. Skill and time is essentially the product I sell...

category: Blog, Photography, Review
Nikon 50mm 1.8D vs Nikon 50mm 1.8G Review
05 23 2015

Nikon 50mm 1.8D vs Nikon 50mm 1.8G Review

Nikon 50mm 1.8D vs Nikon 50mm 1.8G So for those long in the tooth with an existing 50mm 1.8D and considering upgrading or perhaps a new user wondering which lens to buy we have the great battle, Nikon 50mm 1.8D vs Nikon 50mm...

category: Blog, Photography, Portrait
Taking Better Family Photos Cheaply
03 11 2015

Taking Better Family Photos Cheaply

Taking Better Family Photos There are very few of us who look back a our family albums and wish we had taken less pictures over the years. Sometimes we take good pictures, sometimes average, but taking better family photos is in...