• Albert Einstein said: “No number of experiments can prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.”
  • The easiest way to gain happiness is to want the things you already have.
  • To gain stoic benefits, periodically “force” discomfort. Hunger is the best appetiser.
  • Not needing wealth is more valuable than wealth itself.
  • All human relationships are guaranteed to be temporary.
  • There are only two problems in life, eitheryou know what you want but don’t know how to get it or you don’t know what you want.
  • Summary of about twenty business books: innovation is everything.



Photography Specific

  • The best (actually the only) travel (carbon,reverse fold) tripod for tall people (>6 foot) is the Ferisol CT-3441T
  • The best ballhead for said tripod is the Markis Q3T Lever. The Photo Clam Gold heads go okay, too.
  • ReallyRightStuff (RRS) make the only modular L plate for the Canon 60D – means you can detach the portrait mount when not anticipating use to enable full articulation of the body’s screen
  • Best bet for lens filters is B+W (MRC F-PRO UV HAZE, job done)
  • Best Canon crop body universal walk around lens is the 17-55mm USM IS.
  • Lens hoods and lens filters are not an either/or consideration. Use both to protect expensive lenses (like the one mentioned above)
  • Class 6 or Class 10 SDHC memory cards are required for problem-free video recording on DSLR’s. SanDisk and Transcend are trusted brands.
  • Canon 580EXII is still the best possible flash for Canon DSLR’s (although there are many cheaper options for