London Camera Exchange – LCE – Reading branch

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London Camera Exchange – LCE – has branches all over the UK and an easy to use store locator on their website here:

LCE STORE LOCATOR

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LCE Reading

The LCE Reading branch has been hidden for some time under scaffolding, enduring some major works happening to the flats above them…

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LCE Reading

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Despite this, it is BUSINESS AS USUAL for the team who are all passionate photographers too!

 

STORE MANAGER – ANDY

The store manager Andy is currently gearing up for The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford from 17 to 19 July 2015 and then some time photographing the wildlife… if the weather holds ;0)

His current gear comprises of:

  • EOS 5D mkIII
  • EOS 7D
  • 8-15mm Fisheye
  • 17mm TSE
  • 24mm TSE
  • 100mm f2.8 IS macro
  • 16-35mm f2.8
  • 24-70mm f2.8
  • 70-200mm f2.8
  • 300mm f2.8 IS
  • 1.4x converter
  • 2x converter
  • Fuji Xpro 1 + 18-55, 10-24 + 23mm + 35mm

Of course Andy needs some bags to house all this gear…

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Pictured from top to bottom:

Think Tank Photo – Glass Taxi – houses his Canon 300 f2.8 with the Think Tank Photo SpeedChanger (now the SpeedChanger v2) on the front of the Glass Taxi to hold one of his Canon bodies.

Think Tank Photo – Retrospective 7 – fits all his Fuji gear

… and a plethora of Cable Management 10, 20 and 30 sizes along with DSLR Battery Holder 2 & DSLR Battery Holder 4 & AA Battery holders (with green trim) – All these are used for keeping remotes, LED torches, batteries, flashguns etc. (Andy’s fairly certain I’m pretty sure I have at least doubled the amount of Cable Management cases now

Andy also has the Mindshift Gear Filter Hive for his LEE filters (pictured below).

MindShift Gear Filter Hive

Andy says:

I love wildlife photography, birds and mammals, and I’m often found talking to animals when no one is looking! I also love Aviation photography, Cityscapes, Landscapes and a little bit of Motorcross… Basically anything that isn’t a human being!

You can see Andy’s images on his website here: www.hardpointphotography.com

AND… if you venture past the scaffolding into LCE Reading you will see some of his super shots adorning the walls of the store!

 

SALES ASSISTANT – MARK O’NEILL

Mark says:

I like photographing buildings, landscapes and weird stuff underground, usually at night…

His gear comprises of:

  • D800
  • D700
  • 14-24mm f2.8
  • 24-70mm f2.8
  • 80-200mm f2.8
  • 50mm f1.4
  • 105mm f2 DC

Mark has loads of Cable Management bags and DSLR Battery Holder 2 & DSLR Battery Holder 4 for all his accessories.

Mark won the 1st International Light Painting Awards in 2013 with this image:

ILPA-Winner

To find out more about how Mark created this image have a look here:  at his interview by www.lightpaintingphotography.com

If you’re interested… it’s not too late to enter the 2015 International Light Painting Award – closing date is 1 August 2015.

Mark recently participated in the OPEN FOR ART 2015 event in Reading – from 3-5 July 2015. “It’s a three-day Town Centre arts festival to showcase Reading’s hidden talent and creative industries.” 29 venues in Reading town centre volunteered to host a trail of pieces from local artists – on the streets, in shop windows and disused buildings. Along with the art trail there were heritage walks, workshops and events for everyone to participate in throughout the weekend event. Perhaps this is one for your 2016 diary!

You can see more of Mark’s work on his website here: www.digitalnoisephotography.co.uk

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If you’d like to meet Andy, Mark and find out more about their photography passion, you can visit them at the LCE Reading store, and of course you can also get a great range of Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear from the store too!

Remember to check out the LCE Summer Specials and get the photo gear you need ahead of The Royal International Air Tattoo while you’re there…

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