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I’m Simon, an unabashed geek who enjoys writing about photography, graphic & web design, technology, productivity and all round hustle. In my spare time I fly 120km/h racing drones.

Rallying in the Rain

Rallying in the Rain

Last month, I spent a weekend getting up close and personal with some classic rally cars as they hooned around a wet and muddy Stoneleigh Park. It was all relatively low speed stuff on a tight tarmac circuit full of 90 degree turns but Race Retro is a great...

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Shooting Michelle

Shooting Michelle

I've known Michelle Westby from the car show scene for quite a while now but it wasn't until Autosport in January that we finally set a date to shoot together - part of my "Actions, not thought" motto for 2011. Unfortunately, the weather let us down so a lot of our...

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Light Painting A Car

Light Painting A Car

I'm lucky enough to have access to what can loosely be called some studio space (a huge empty room, large enough to get a car in that gives me completely control of the ambient light) so last night I tried a little automotive light painting. So armed with nothing more...

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The Girls of Autosport International 2011

The Girls of Autosport International 2011

Another weekend, another show at the NEC and another two days under horrific artificial lighting. The most popular way to work around it and get some good photos is to use on camera fill flash as you run and gun. But as each hall has a different flavour of lighting,...

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My Data Storage Workflow

My Data Storage Workflow

After watching a couple of Chase Jarvis videos lately about his studios approach to data storage and backup, I thought I'd wade in and give you my smaller scale version. I might not work on assignments the size of Chase's (yet!) but loosing my images, even if it's...

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Clothes Show Live

Clothes Show Live

Just a quick update today to showcase some of the photographs I took at the fashion show held at Clothes Show Live. A little bit of a break from the norm but surprisingly good fun! On the technical side, these were all shot with a 70-200mm f/4 lens so I had to take...

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What The Heck Is “Beauty Dish Mode”?

What The Heck Is “Beauty Dish Mode”?

I've had a few questions on Twitter about just what I mean when I say I use my 70cm Elinchrom Deep Octa in "beauty dish mode", so this quick post is to show what I mean.   This is the way you'd typically use a soft box with both layers of diffusion material in...

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Death of a Cover Car

Death of a Cover Car

Ash Manton's Type R Civic has been part of the UK modified car scene for several seasons and keeps coming back with a fresh look each year. It's current stripped out, carbon clad, airbrushed look has just won it the cover feature in Max Power. As it's had the Max...

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Keeping It Real (Estate)

Keeping It Real (Estate)

In a bit of a break from the norm, I was contracted to produce some images of a house recently. The owners wanted a package of photographs to hand to their estate agent to help with the sale.So out came the 17-40 f/4 lens and tripod. All the images in the slideshow...

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Shooting Sarah at Silvertone

Shooting Sarah at Silvertone

When you are at the World famous Silverstone circuit and you've got access to the pit lane, it's just plain rude not to use it as a location. Especially when you've got the lovely Sarah and her equally lovely VW Polo as your subject.  The plan here was twofold -...

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