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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.

Race Retro 2012

Race Retro 2012

The end of February every year sees Race Retro take over Stoneleigh Park near Coventry. The highlight for me is the live rally stage - a chance to get up close to some classic Group B rally cars as they are driven like their makers intended. No hermetically sealed...

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

If you've spent any time on my blog, you'll know I like shooting on location. I love all the choices I get when it comes to balancing strobes with the available light - juggling all the variables is so much more fun than shooting in a studio where you have complete...

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Sunset Shooting

Sunset Shooting

Sunset is my favourite time to shoot, not just because of the "golden hour" light you get, but because it's the time adding flash to an image can change it the most. You can take a photo of your subject, under what looks to the naked eye to be pretty dull conditions,...

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Jen Goes To Hollywood

Jen Goes To Hollywood

If you have followed me on Facebook or Twitter, or been a reader of this blog for a while, you'll have seen Jen before. Last week we finally got the chance to work together properly on a Hollywood glamour-themed shoot in a local cinema. Once I had the location...

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JDM Drift Allstars Final 2011

JDM Drift Allstars Final 2011

Another weekend and another opportunity to shoot cars going sideways at high speed! This time it was the final of the JDM Allstars series at Wembley stadium. Here are the resulting images, some of wish you can find in MyMod magazine and hanging on the garage walls of...

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Competition Win

Competition Win

I realise this is shameless trumpet blowing but I've been awarded first place (and a free 7 day lens rental) in a photography competition by the good chaps at Lens Pimp with this image:Thanks to Adham at Lens Pimp for the exposure and all the people who voted for my...

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Pit lane Skyline

Pit lane Skyline

Last weekend saw Trax come to Silverstone and another chance to shoot in the famous Formula 1 pit lane. No planning, no preparation - just a beautiful car and an unlocked garage. Rather that just hitting you with the eye candy, I thought I'd de-construct a few of the...

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Shooting the JDM Drift Allstars

Shooting the JDM Drift Allstars

I've shot various types of motor sport and other fast moving subjects, but two weekends ago I got my first opportunity to shoot some drifting from the right side of the fence. For those that don't know, drifting is different to most motor sports where speed and times...

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The Marangoni Girls at USC

The Marangoni Girls at USC

Ultimate Street Car is one of the biggest weekenders on the modified car show scene and title sponsor, Marangoni Tyres had the busiest stand at the show. And on their stand they had Jen and Sarah who you may have seen on the blog before along with Torrs. I'd spoken...

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Tasha vs The GT

Tasha vs The GT

I had a great opportunity to get an exclusive at Modified Mania in Devon last weekend. Kyle Martinez of Dice Wraps was unveiling his new Porsche Carerra GT project car and was keen to get some photographs. So ten minutes later we have the car out of the showground ...

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