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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.

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 (except the garden...

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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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My New Mobile Lighting Rig

My New Mobile Lighting Rig

Last week I finally pulled the trigger on some more powerful lighting. Originally I was drawn to the Elinchrom Quadra's but the price and the reported issues (poor battery clips and no protective caps for the heads while in transit) put me off. So I looked into...

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Shooting the Ripraw Girls at USC

Shooting the Ripraw Girls at USC

Another weekend, another car show and this time it was USC (Ultimate Street Car) at Santa Pod. I wasn't lucky enough to have any secluded barns to shoot in this time so it was a case of making the best of a bad lot. And at car shows, it's a very bad lot - even when...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010

If you have even a passing interest in cars or motorsport you can't help but love the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Every July, Lord March opens his grounds to tens of thousands of petrolheads. All the major car manufacturers build what can only be described as huge...

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Modified Nationals 2010

Modified Nationals 2010

The Sextons Grid Girls weren't the only thing I shot whilst at Modified Nationals this year. Here are some more shots from the show.

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Sextons shoot in “Studio J”

Sextons shoot in “Studio J”

As Zack Arias said in his recent 3 day extravaganza on CreativeLIVE; a studio is any place with a floor and a couple of walls where you can control the ambient light. That includes a barn on an agricultural show ground in Peterborough. Ladies and gents, I welcome you...

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Georgia Graham Location Shoot

Georgia Graham Location Shoot

Last weekend, FHM Holiday Honey and car show regular, Georgia Graham made the trip down to Bristol from the North East for a shoot. We'd been planning for a few weeks, so by the time the day arrived I'd compiled a list of locations to go with her styling ideas and...

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Italy comes to Bristol

Italy comes to Bristol

Every April, hoards of Italian cars and bikes descend on Bristol's Old city, centred around Corn Street. You'll find everything from Fiat to Ferrari and Moto Guzzi to Aprilia. This year I decided to try something a little different. Instead of using just the available...

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