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Charlotte and Rob

On Saturday 8th June I was back up in the awesome Dedicated XL gym up in Liverpool. A gym I’d shot at previously however, this was before their huge Watson Equipment refit! So not only could I not wait to see the new gym I couldn’t want to capture some stunning photos with Charlotte and Rob. The…


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How to: Editing Fitness Photos using Adobe Lightroom

Since I started shooting fitness photography, it’s always been a bit of a learning curve. It’s not something you can really study or just pick up and start shooting. Magazine after magazine I’d look at the photos shot by some of the best and kept wondering “how can I be…


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New York New York

NYC, The Big Apple, home of TV series Friends or Marvel’s Luke Cage (on Netflix) – however you know New York everybody knows something about this city. The city that never sleeps and awash with the famous yellow taxis. It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit. Countless…


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Sunset Fitness Shoot

Recently the weather in the UK has been incredible! Sunny day after sunny day. So when you get a phone call from your friend Gaz asking if you fancied a rooftop shoot to try and capture the evening sunset, you can’t really say no. Plus what better to enjoy the sunshine than on a rooftop in…


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Matt Tapp Memorial Jam 2018

Farnborough skate park was once again for the 5th year home to the Matt Tapp Memorial Jam, created and organised by the amazing Charile Norton aka Big Boss. The previous years (2017, 2016, 2015) have set the way for this event to bring not only Matt’s family together but close and distance…


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Paris – Week in the City of Lights

The last time I visited Paris was back in 2009, so almost 10 years ago! This was for a short break skateboarding around the French capital, with a few friends. However, the main purpose of this was trip to capture some stunning photography of this wonderful city. There was no real set plan in terms…


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2BroPro Royal London Show

On the 10-11th March, I had the pleasure of being invited to the very first 2BroPro fitness show in London. This was the first bodybuilding show I’d been asked to photograph, so there was a mixture of excitement and nervousness. However, working with a great photography team I knew that I…


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Fast Kicking Action Photography

The other weekend I was approached by a local IFBB bikini athlete, Effie Parnell-Hopkinson, to create some unique photography for her social media channels. The main idea for the shoot was to capture some fast-paced action photography down at Kickboxing Cheltenham. Boxing, roundhouse…


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2018 Photography Checklist

As another year comes to an end, it’s time to prepare for what’s in store for 2018. This might be looking over all the shoots from 2017 and seeing what worked and where the improvements are needed. Maybe it’s time to update your equipment, buy a new lens or even a new camera…


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Winter 360 Gloucestershire

The festive season is well and truly upon us. Christmas parties, plenty of food and as of today the magic that is snow! It might have been two days for a “white Christmas” however nevertheless, the feeling of Winter was ever present. Therefore, I tried to capture this magical moment by…


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2017 Review

As the year is finally coming to an end, it’s time to reflect on the past 12 months. 2017 has been quite an eventful one. So sit back and enjoy this short round up of events and various projects!! 2017 Review - The Year of Fitness Photography!I’ve been shooting fitness for about 2-3…


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Developing your Style as a Photographer

Being a photographer can sometimes be a stressful job but most of the time it’s a very rewarding one. Creating images that others enjoy as well as meeting new people with inspirational stories. When I first started photography my passion was capturing my friends skateboarding. Now however, my…


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Owner vs King 2017 – Battle of the Beasts

Owner vs King is a well know event hosted byThe Gym Gloucester. The other monthly competitions include the Queen and King of the Gym events. The theme with all these different events are about proving your strength, endurance and willpower. Saturday 15th July it was the turn of the owner, James…


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First Look: Elinchrom ELB 1200

If you’re passionate about location photography and use a lot of flash, then you would have heard back in February that Elinchrom replaced their old Ranger RX system. The new system would be a revolution in portability and the ideal power-tool for the most adventurous of photographers. Say…


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A Week Along the Amalfi Coast

At the start of June, I was boarding a plane to visit the sunny area of the Amalfi Coast. This was my first holiday in quite a while, therefore I was rather excited! The views along the coastline looked stunning and I couldn’t wait to explore the city of Sorrento. Before leaving I wanted to…


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Colburn Homes – Project Overview

Colburn Homes are a residential development company based within Gloucestershire. For their latest project in Warwickshire, I was asked to capture a bespoke 360 virtual tour. The purpose was to highlight and showcase one of the new properties at the Devereux Close development. The final tour would…


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Matt Tapp Memorial Jam 2017

This is the fourth year of the Matt Tapp Memorial Jam and this year was bigger and better than ever! Not only down the massive support from various different sponsors but also the increase in support from friends, family members and loved ones. It was safe to say that a quite a bit blood, various…


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Fitness Photography Lighting

I tend to get a lot of questions asking about my fitness photography lighting and what I use. I therefore decided on my recent shoot with Mark Weston to give a quick run down on my lighting. Lighting is something that can make or break a shoot in my opinion. With a poor lighting setup you’ll…


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Holiday Planning 2017

It’s been quite a while since my last holiday or trip away, 2015 I believe. Therefore this year I just had to get away! The issue with trying to plan a holiday is knowing where to go and what to take. Should it be the traditional “beach resort” or more a city break and an…


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The Gym Gloucester Bench Press a Boeing 747-400

On Saturday 15th the guys and girls of The Gym Gloucester teamed up to lift not one, but two Boeing 747-400’s planes. The reason why was to raise money for Meningitis Now, a local charity and one that is close to member Ryan Newman’s heart, as he recently lost his sister Keely in…


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