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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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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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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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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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Looking ahead to 2017

2017 is almost here and if 2016 is anything to go by – I can’t wait!! 2016 has been a very successful year with the content and quality of photography I’ve been producing. Whilst my passion might of changed in terms of the subject matter I’m shooting now, from action sports…


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Street Photography with a Leica M6

Street photography is something I've never really ventured into. Seeing the world around you and capturing what's going on within those busy rush hour days. A moment in time a few seconds later wouldn't be there any more. That's why my recent trips to London I thought I'd try my hand at some street…


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Lighting In Layers

Lighting has always played a massive part in my photography ever since I started. I remember the first time I got into flash photography and the photos were very much – flash one side and then shoot and guess. Now I’ve learnt how lighting a scene is more about using the flashes to build with the…


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Street Skateboard Photography

I haven't really shot any street skateboard photography for quite a while, which is surprising when that's all I used to photograph. I guess it's always a good thing when your photography has taken you down different paths of creativity - more portraiture/model work, travelling to foreign lands and…


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Cheltenham Night Photography

As it’s Christmas time now is the perfect time for dusting off the tripod and doing a bit of night photography. The main reason being, you can get quite creative in what you shoot. Christmas lights, bokeh and light trails are all perfect ways to add something special to a photo in the month of…


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Fast Paced Location Lighting with Joe McNally

On Saturday 29th November I booked myself onto one of the many training courses put on by Nikon UK at their Centre of Excellence in London. The main focus on this course was looking at off camera flash control to create quality flash light to work with ambient light. The course was presented by the…


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Why I’ve Given In and Bought a Nikon D800

Back when Nikon announced the Nikon D800 in 2012 everyone went crazy for it! Back orders and stock shortage because everyone was after a full frame DSLR that can shoot 36.3 megapixel, which was more than half the price of a Hasselblad or Phase One body. The image quality was amazing, however there…


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