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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.

Photo of the Week – Hayley and the Corvette

Photo of the Week – Hayley and the Corvette

I seem to have a thing for barns in Peterborough!  As part of the Hot Rod & American Custom Car show, Hayley was hanging out in an empty barn with a 50's pinup outfit and matching Corvette. This was taken with a Canon 24-70mm lens with my back to the open door of...

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Bristol Comedy Garden 2014

Bristol Comedy Garden 2014

Once again this year I have the pleasure of working with the team at Bristol Comedy Garden. The event got off to a great start last night with this lot. I plan to post a few images each day of the festival so keep an eye one this post as it grows. Day 1 Day 2 Here's...

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Hayley’s Rat Rod Drag Race

Hayley’s Rat Rod Drag Race

If you are going to absorb a piece of photography advice from someone you could do a lot worse than Ansel Adams' often quoted "You don't take a photograph, you make it". With that in mind I teamed up with good friend and talented photographer Darren Skidmore...

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Caring with Cars 2014

Caring with Cars 2014

Back in May I was proud once again to be part of the 3rd Caring with Cars event supporting the Children's Hospice South West at Charlton Farm, Bristol. It's a fantastic event where Pistonheads members come from far and wide to do their bit for charity. If you'd like...

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HDR that doesn’t look like HDR

HDR that doesn’t look like HDR

Photography is always a compromise, a constant trade off between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Even with the latest and greatest sensors a digital camera still can't capture the 11 stops of dynamic range (the difference between the brightest highlights and the...

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Photo of the Week – Avon Rise

Photo of the Week – Avon Rise

This weeks photo is of BDC SuperPro Jo Fletcher throwing his Lassa Tyres sponsored Nissan S15 into Quarry corner at Castle Combe. It was taken at Japfest 2013 on the fastest entry to a corner I have shoot in drifting. Cars come over Avon Rise at almost 100mph before...

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Photo of the Week – Drag Ford Escort

Photo of the Week – Drag Ford Escort

I've gone back into my archive for today's Photo of the Week. I saw this monster Mk I Ford Escort at The Fast Show 2012 being wheeled out by a group of people and fired off a few shots but got nothing special. It wasn't until the bonnet was lifted and they gathered...

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Photo of the Week – Driftworks AE86

Photo of the Week – Driftworks AE86

Any shows at the National Exhibition Centre are notoriously difficult to shoot. Orange overhead lights, red carpet, messy backgrounds and crowds of people make it hard to come away with anything other than snapshots. I like the challenge though. It makes me think...

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High Tide Images

High Tide Images

This weekend was a particularly high tide in the UK and lucky my part of the world managed to avoid the worst of the storms. That meant high tide this morning was less life threatening than it could have been but still gave a an unusual view of the waterfront at...

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Photo of The Week – Garaged

Photo of The Week – Garaged

Here's a photo taken earlier this year in a cattle shed near Coventry for today's Photo of the Week. The event was Race Retro and between sessions on the mini rally stage a selection of classic rally cars gathered in the makeshift parc ferme. When left to it's own...

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