Photo of the Week – Rally Day

Photo of the Week – Rally Day

For this week's photo you can probably tell I wasn't actually behind the camera! I've positioned my GoPro Hero 3 against a tyre wall and retreated to a safe distance. If you look carefully, you'll see me in front of the Race2Recovery truck on the right, leaning over...

Photo of the Week – Rush Hour

Photo of the Week – Rush Hour

This image was taken a few years ago as a Get Off My Ass mission - I'd not been out with my camera for a while and decided that tonight would be the night. I don't recall what gave me the idea but I decided on shooting some light trails and fired up Google Maps to...

Photo of the Week – Jet Car

Photo of the Week – Jet Car

As you’d expect from its name the Fire Force jet car is fast but I think the sheer amount of noise it produces is what makes it hard to shoot. Couple that with the fact it’s literally halfway down the strip at Santa Pod in the blink of an eye and you'll understand why...

You have got to be kidding me?

You have got to be kidding me?

Someone showed me a link this week to a program called Piccure designed to remove camera shake and motion blur from photographs. If this was an iPhone app, aimed at cleaning up those shaky images shot in nightclubs it'd be brilliant. Phone cameras just can't deal with...

Photo of the Week – Stop the Bus!

Photo of the Week – Stop the Bus!

I was confined to an exhibition hall because a monsoon had descended on Peterborough Arena and the rest of the show I was at was rained off. Not exactly conducive to photography but hey, I like a challenge and that challenge came from 'Maxxis babe' Sarah. Something...

An Open Letter to the BTCC

An Open Letter to the BTCC

This post has been a long time in the works and it's gone through numerous rewrites. I'm not setting out to deliberately cause offense, but these things need to be said and if offense is the side effect then so be it. It's better to have 50% of the people love you and...

Photo of the Week – Racing Aston

Photo of the Week – Racing Aston

I talk a lot about technique here on the blog. It's only a very small part of photography as a whole but it's not until actually using the camera becomes second nature that you can start really thinking about all the other stuff. Seeing a different angle or...

Lessons Learnt: The Video Edition

Lessons Learnt: The Video Edition

I've been shooting a fair amount of video of late and I'll be the first to admit I am having to scale quite a learning curve.  Aside from the obvious, there are a lot of differences between shooting still and moving images. Some of this might seem a bit obvious, but...

Photo of the Week: Contre-Jour

Photo of the Week: Contre-Jour

I love to shoot into the sun. Or to give it it's grander name: contre-jour, French for 'against the day'. Typically, the rule of thumb is to keep the sun at your back so your subject is lit by it but I hope you have noticed by now, I don't much care for typical. So...

Gymkhana Grid 2013 @ Silverstone

Gymkhana Grid 2013 @ Silverstone

Today's post is Photo of the Week mixed with some of my favourite images from last weekends Gymkhana Grid at Silverstone. I'll start off with this shot of Baggsy putting on a smoke show for the crowds on Sunday. I was able to get this angle because I was sat in Brett...

Q&A: What portable lighting should I get?

Q&A: What portable lighting should I get?

I've been getting some question sent to me lately on the blog, Facebook and Twitter, which is brilliant. It means I can turn them into posts so everyone can hopefully benefit from the answers. First up was Matt with a question about lighting: Hi Simon I found your...

Photo of the Week – Jen & Sam

Photo of the Week – Jen & Sam

Sometimes my job sucks! I have to walk around Castle Combe taking photos of some incredible rally cars, chat with the drivers and owners, and stand trackside and shoot them in action from any angle I like. Then, to just to make matters worse, I am cajoled into...


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