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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.

Lessons Learnt: The Video Edition

Lessons Learnt: The Video Edition

I've been shooting a fair amount of video of late and I'll be the first to admit I am having to scale quite a learning curve.  Aside from the obvious, there are a lot of differences between shooting still and moving images. Some of this might seem a bit obvious, but...

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Photo of the Week: Contre-Jour

Photo of the Week: Contre-Jour

I love to shoot into the sun. Or to give it it's grander name: contre-jour, French for 'against the day'. Typically, the rule of thumb is to keep the sun at your back so your subject is lit by it but I hope you have noticed by now, I don't much care for typical. So...

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Gymkhana Grid 2013 @ Silverstone

Gymkhana Grid 2013 @ Silverstone

Today's post is Photo of the Week mixed with some of my favourite images from last weekends Gymkhana Grid at Silverstone. I'll start off with this shot of Baggsy putting on a smoke show for the crowds on Sunday. I was able to get this angle because I was sat in Brett...

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Q&A: What portable lighting should I get?

Q&A: What portable lighting should I get?

I've been getting some question sent to me lately on the blog, Facebook and Twitter, which is brilliant. It means I can turn them into posts so everyone can hopefully benefit from the answers. First up was Matt with a question about lighting: Hi Simon I found your...

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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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