July 17th: No Photography Day

Photographer Becca Bland is promoting the idea of July 17th as a No Photography Day – a day to set aside the camera and enjoy the moment, rather than spending all of your time taking pictures of the moment to look at later. She told the BBC

Straight Outta The Box – A Guide to Craft Kits

If you’re in the mood for trying something new, the best way to get started is by trying a craft kit. There are all sorts available that can start you off with papercraft, glass painting, even soap making (insert obligatory Fight Club joke here). The kits vary in price, but are generally good value as a taste of crafty goodness.

QuickLinks: Tails, Vegetable Insertions, Pizza Ads and Statues

Another quick batch of linkage…

Cameras: Canon

Latest Update: Changed the SD700 / Ixus 800 into a full page.


As far as professional photographers go, there’s only one manufacturer of cameras out there. It’s just that they can’t agree on who it is – Canon or Nikon. Canon have a fairly strong lead now in sports photography, and are usually more popular with amateurs, but if you’re serious about photography you probably already know which side you’re on.

Me? I’m a Canon user. Having said that, though, we have a little Nikon compact that we’ve had for quite a while now, and we’ve loved it too. For the most part, I’m a bit of a Canon fan.