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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.

Bristol Comedy Garden

Bristol Comedy Garden

Bristol Comedy garden kicked off in great style on Wednesday night and once again I was lucky enough to be working for the team as their photographer. Here are a few images of the amazing line up. Night 1: Host Dan Atkinson, Alun Cochrane, Pete Firman and headline act...

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Caring With Cars 2011

Caring With Cars 2011

Last weekend saw 100's of beautiful cars descend on The Downs School just outside Bristol to raise money for the neighbouring Children's Hospice. Find out more about the charity and the cars here and check out my photos from the very wet day below.

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Serendipity

Serendipity

I'll be the first to admit that sometimes I get a bit caught up in planning. I like to pre-visualise the shot, plan a location and run though some lighting set ups in my mind. Yesterday reminded me to be ready to take advantage when a shot just happens in front of...

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Everyone’s a Photographer

Everyone’s a Photographer

Is it just me, or is everyone a photographer these days? I don't mean everyone has a camera or that photography is a popular hobby, I mean I'm seeing more and more people proclaiming to be a bone fide, card carrying professional photographer. They have a large black...

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Do Something Different

Do Something Different

It's advice you'll see over and over again, not just from photographers but from people in all walks of life: If you want to stand out from the crowd, do something different. Now while I am not lauding this as the greatest photograph ever taken, but I like to think...

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The Ripraw Girls at Modified Nationals 2011

The Ripraw Girls at Modified Nationals 2011

 Last weekend saw Modified Nationals at Peterborough Showground roll around again and with it, a chance to see how far my photography had progressed since last year. It was a similar situation to last time - a case of shoot when you can where you can, make the best of...

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Photography Sucks!

Photography Sucks!

The fact you are here, reading this blog, probably means you are like me and you love photography. Not just like or enjoy, but love. Put a camera in my hands and I'm happy. I love being able to unleash my creative side that starts to scream from inside if I keep it...

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My pictures would be better if…

My pictures would be better if…

Chase Jarvis posted on his blog last week asking his readers to finish a sentence: "My pictures would be better if...". So I did. I thought about it carefully and put my reply out into the world amongst the huge stream of comments. My pictures would be better if I got...

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Anatomy of a Location Shoot

Anatomy of a Location Shoot

I've known Emma for a few years and while we've done a few things at car shows, we have never shot together properly. Last weekend we put that right. Not only did Emma make the trek up from the Portsmouth but I was lucky enough to have my long suffering...

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Quadra ECO Ring Flash – First Impressions

Quadra ECO Ring Flash – First Impressions

Focus On Imaging is the biggest photography trade show in the UK - think of it as our version of Photokina or Photo Plus. While it's not as large, you still get a few product launches there and this year I was particularly interested in The Flash Centre's launch of...

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