Back in school days I would always draw and sketch the charts for science class as my teachers thought I was good at it. But as the time passed I never improved my drawing/painting skills because I never painted except for some school competition and would end up with a second prize. I have always been fascinated with photography. After moving to Dubai in 2003, got my first camera which was a Canon PowerShot A80, it is a simple point n shoot camera with some “Manual” options. So I played around with it for a while.
Last year at gitex I got a good deal on Nikon D40x which is an entry level Digital SLR which was bundled with a 70-300mm lens for AED 3,500. But still I have not been doing much with it. I think now its high time I spared some time for my hobbies as well.
Last friday I attended couple of great sessions at Gulf Photo Plus 2009. One was by Bobbi Lane on “Portraits Tips, Tricks & Lighting Ideas” and the other was by Cliff Mautner on “Learning how to use your (external) flash or speedlite”. The rooms were packed with enthusiasts, amateurs and professionals. I never really knew the power of speedlights before.
So yesterday I went to Grand Stores at The Dubai Mall and got a Nikon SB 600 speedlight. Nikon SB 800 was not in my budget, so had to settle for this one. My Nikon D40x does not have the commander mode by which I could trigger the flash off camera wirelessly, so I wanted an off camera TTL cord and the best one for me would be Nikon SC-29. But Grand Stores does not have it. Anyone knows from where I can get this in Dubai?.