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I’ve been wielding a camera for years, shooting everything from weddings and ad campaigns to standing in the rain trackside at Silverstone. These are some of the things I have done and learnt over the years.

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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Photo of the Week – Widescreen

Photo of the Week – Widescreen

Today's Photo of the Week is a panorama I shot for a national cinema chain. The pano is made from these 7 individual shots merged in Photoshop. You can see form the EXIF data that I shot this with a wide angle lens, at low ISO for less noise and at a fairly slow...

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Shooting a Substation Skyline

Shooting a Substation Skyline

Tuesday's Photo of the Week involved adding a skyline as a finishing touch. For this image, the Skyline was the centre of attention. This is The Sextons Skyline, aka SKY101, aka The Heff's car and if you have spent any time at car shows around the UK, you will have...

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Photo Of The Week – Vintage Hayley

Photo Of The Week – Vintage Hayley

This week's photo comes from an advertising campaign I shot a couple of years ago for the insurance company Performance Direct. It was piece of work that was born out my ethos of working for free to build relationships but that's another blog post... The brief was to...

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