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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.

Getting Published

Getting Published

However good your images are it's very unlikely anyone is going to come to you and ask to license them. If you can make a photo editor/journalist/designer's job easier by delivering images to them on a platter, however,  your chances improve greatly. What started as a...

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WAC 2009

WAC 2009

Here are a few images from this years World Aerobatics Championships, hosted by Flying Aces at Silverstone. This was my first time photographing an event like this but it's not unlike shooting motor racing - just less predictable movement! Shutter priority was the way...

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Social Media – Just How Important Is It?

Social Media – Just How Important Is It?

In short: Very! The stats in this slick video are stunning. It took TV 13 years to reach 50 million users, it took the iPod 3 years, and it took Facebook just 9 months... to reach 100 million! This is great for photographers. There was a time when our images were only...

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2009

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2009

The first weekend in August marks the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta... and 4 days of 5am starts! The morning launches are always the best and well worth getting down on the site for if you can. There less people around  and it's more about the balloons rather...

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The Importance of Being Reachable

The Importance of Being Reachable

The popularity of sites like Flickr and Facebook where you can quickly upload your photos for the world to see has made it easier than ever before to get your work seen by millions. Chances are though, it your image isn't titled, captioned or tagged it's not being...

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Back In Print

Back In Print

I have a full page, 2 photo, spread in this months (May 2009) Practical Photography magazine. Deputy Ed, Ben Hawkins chose two images of Wells from my portfolio to illustrate "how  a spark of inpiration and ingenious trouble shooting can keep you shooting through even...

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How To Mount Your Wireless Off-Camera Flash

How To Mount Your Wireless Off-Camera Flash

OK, so you've read strobist.com, and joined the Strobist Flickr group. You've gone on eBay and bought your "Cactus Triggers" or "Poverty Wizards". Now it's time to put it all together - Just how does tab A slot into tab B? Well here's what I have settled on. I...

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I’ve been published!

I’ve been published!

I'm in Practical Photography this month... Almost. Adam Duckworth contacted me at the end of last year and asked if he could use my image in his off camera flash article in PP. I said 'of course' and keenly awaited Jan 2nd when the issue hit the shelves. Imagine my...

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Rig photography – It`s OK to talk about it.

Rig photography – It`s OK to talk about it.

Even if you've not heard the phrase "rig photography" before, you've almost certainly seen examples of it. It's the technique used to capture those images of cars speeding down the open road you see in adverts.Only it's not half as dramatic as it looks. The cars...

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