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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.

The Sextons Grid Girls do ISTS

The Sextons Grid Girls do ISTS

Last weekend the International Styling & Tuning Show hit Silverstone. The weather was fantastic (at least on the Saturday) so I had plenty chances to shoot with Emma, Gemma, Jen, Lucy and Michelle - The Sextons Direct Grid Girls. There's a mix of available light...

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Painting With Light

Painting With Light

The word photography comes form the Latin 'photo' and 'graphico' and translates literally to "writing with light".  I took that literally this weekend and did some light painting. It was a full moon on a clear, frosty night and I happened to be staying in Wales, just...

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Slow Motion Shutter

Slow Motion Shutter

Interesting little clip of a Canon EOS 5D taking an exposure, filmed at 2000 frames per second. I'd always imagined my camera internals to be a little more solid!

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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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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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