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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.

Why you should shoot RAW

Why you should shoot RAW

I have never understood why DSLRs are set to shoot in JPG mode out of the box. It's like Usain Bolt lining up for the Olympic 100 meters final in clogs! If your DSLR is still set to JPG and not RAW format I hope this post will convince you to change it. A RAW...

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Photo Of The Week – Jen

Photo Of The Week – Jen

A couple of years ago I got the opportunity shoot in a local cinema's luxury screening room. As testament to my recent post about when working for free works I shot some images of the cinema foyer while it was bustling for the management and in return my "payment" was...

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8 reasons you should use Adobe Lightroom

8 reasons you should use Adobe Lightroom

Ever since Adobe released Lightroom  in 2007 to take on Apple's Aperture, I have been an avid user of Adobe's digital asset management and RAW processing app. I downloaded trial versions of both and despite being an Apple fan, I just didn't...

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Feed Your Fire

Feed Your Fire

Being inspired is a crucial part of being creative. The more things you feed your brain with, the more chance a great idea will bubble to the surface. I try to take inspiration from many sources but in this first instalment of what will probably become a sporadic...

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Photo Of The Week – Aston Martin

Photo Of The Week – Aston Martin

Time for another Photo of the Week. This time an Aston Martin taken during the public grid walk before the Britcar 24 hour endurance race at Silverstone. I've published images with this ghostly crowd effect before but they are generally created...

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When working for free works

When working for free works

I have a pet hate, a real bug bear. It's when fledgeling aspiring photographers forget why they picked up a camera in the first place. They've bought the gear, practised for a year or two and have now decided that they should be paid for their services on the weekend....

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Photo Of The Week – Aston Martin

Photo of the Week – Gemma

A happy accident for you this week. It's one of those shots that had I tried to get it, I wouldn't have. What we have here is the combination of a Quadra ECO ring flash and a huge (and I mean HUGE) leaf blower that was found lying around. I moved in close, partly to...

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Lessons Learnt

Lessons Learnt

I recently decided I wanted to freshen up my portfolio so I gave myself a kick up the arse and arranged a studio day for myself. Living in the South West, when most of the models I want to work with live in the Midlands and the South East, is a pain when it comes to...

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Photo Of The Week – Aston Martin

Photo Of The Week – FMX

Week 2 of my new feature here on the blog where I post an image and talk through how it was made. Quite a simple one this week, with the main technique being keeping still! This was taken at Santa Pod during a display by the UKFMX freestyle motocross team. I was...

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Sage advice from some amazing photographers

Sage advice from some amazing photographers

Anyone aspiring to be a successful photographer needs to invest 16 minutes of their life and watch this video shot at Gulf Photo Plus. Then rewind and watch it again. Lee Morris and Patrick Hall took the opportunity to sit down...

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