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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 – 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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Some recent work

Some recent work

It struck me recently that between my Tuesday Photo of the Week and Friday opinions and how-to posts I'm not sharing as much new work as I should be here on my blog. So, to correct this, here are some of the images I shot last weekend. I was lucky enough to be working...

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Photo of the Week – 500 Abarth

Photo of the Week – 500 Abarth

Earlier in the summer I shot this tidy little Fiat 500 Abarth down on the banks of the river Severn facing towards the setting sun. I wanted to make the image a little different so I decided to capture the car from 2 angles in the same shot. To capture the colour and...

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It’s all about the gear, until it isn’t

It’s all about the gear, until it isn’t

Have you ever noticed that when you don't get the shot you were trying for it's always because your gear let you down, but when you do nail it, it's all about your talent and gear had nothing to do with it? It's ridiculous when you see it in set out in black and white...

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Photo of the Week – Studio Suites

Photo of the Week – Studio Suites

Today's image comes from a commercial job I did a while ago for a property developer. They wanted some bright and airy photos of one of their developments just outside London. I turned up to the job, as I usually do, with a car full of gear. When you don't really know...

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5 Tips For Getting A Sharp Shot

5 Tips For Getting A Sharp Shot

Sharpness in your photos isn't everything but it is one of the most important things. Even if you are conveying motion or isolating your subject against an out of focus background your subject still needs to be sharp. Here are 5 tips to staying sharp: Hold it right...

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Photo of the Week – Light Painted A1

Photo of the Week – Light Painted A1

Today's Photo of the Week is dedicated to Stephen Dowset who sent me a message on Facebook asking how this image was made. In camera or in Photoshop? The answer is: Both. I have a more detailed write up on light painting cars and to be honest, the technique on this...

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Why I won’t be going small

Why I won’t be going small

There seems to be a sudden rush towards compact system cameras at the moment, at least if you follow some of the more social media savvy photographers. I can see why a smaller, lighter camera would be appealing but I find the cries that the DSLR is a dead a bit over...

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Photo of the Week – UFO

Photo of the Week – UFO

I have been watching a lot of the free YouTube videos created by Aaron Nace and the Phlearn.com team recently and I’ve been feeling inspired to push what I do in Photoshop a bit further. My goal with this shot, taken this weekend, was to go full-on Hollywood sci-fi...

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Is mediocre the new good?

Is mediocre the new good?

Cameras are everywhere now. Everyone has a pretty decent one in their phone or even an entry level DSLR and they are snapping away constantly. On Facebook alone there are 300,000,000 images uploaded each and every day. That's not a typo. Three. Hundred. Million....

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