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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.

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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Rallying in the Rain

Rallying in the Rain

Last month, I spent a weekend getting up close and personal with some classic rally cars as they hooned around a wet and muddy Stoneleigh Park. It was all relatively low speed stuff on a tight tarmac circuit full of 90 degree turns but Race Retro is a great...

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Shooting Michelle

Shooting Michelle

I've known Michelle Westby from the car show scene for quite a while now but it wasn't until Autosport in January that we finally set a date to shoot together - part of my "Actions, not thought" motto for 2011. Unfortunately, the weather let us down so a lot of our...

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Light Painting A Car

Light Painting A Car

I'm lucky enough to have access to what can loosely be called some studio space (a huge empty room, large enough to get a car in that gives me completely control of the ambient light) so last night I tried a little automotive light painting. So armed with nothing more...

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