Stretch and Challenge

I’m amazed at the number of photographers who do not stretch and challenge themselves or the model when they are shooting. Doing the same style time and time again may be in your comfort zone but really only makes for boring photos over time and certainly does not improve your skills. I’d had plenty of experience of photography having started…

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How was that photo lit?

Rather than tell you how a photo was lit I’m going to give you some tips that I give photographers on my workshops so you can work it out for yourself, I’m a believer in the old philosophy Give a man a fish …. feed him for a day Teach a man how to fish … feed him for a…

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Looking for Inspiration

The more I look, the more I certainly find what I like. I’ve always loved looking through the work of photographers whose work I particularly admire. Photographers (in no particular order) such as Lara Jade, Melissa Rodwell, Perou, Sarah Monrose, Ryan Handy, Jay Mawson, Chris Yates and Andy LeSauvage. I’ve also pinned some of their photos and others on one of my Pinterest boards. Take time to have…

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My Backup Strategy

There was some discussion on one of the photography forums about what photo backup equipment someone should use. To me, it’s not just about the equipment. It’s also the methodology of how …. and where … you backup. So anyway it got me thinking that I’d write a bit about how I manage my files. Many people swear by them…

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Giving Back

Reading this article on RangeFinderOnline about photographers giving back resonated with me a great deal as I’ve been wanting to do something along these lines for a long, long time but work and being busy always seemed to get in the way.  It’s probably unlikely that I’ll ever stop being busy doing the things I love, and often for the people…

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Hybrid Photography – What’s that?

HYBRID – COMBINE TWO OR MORE ELEMENTS TO PRODUCE A BETTER SOLUTION We’re entering a new era in photography and video. For high quality results there have been SLRs but now there are Mirrorless cameras that produce great quality and in a much smaller and portable package. And whilst it’s nothing new, there appears to be a surge of enthusiasm…

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