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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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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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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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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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First Look: Elinchrom Umbrella Deep

If you’re like me and sometimes you get a little excited over new photography products, then you are in for a treat! Elinchrom just launched some new accessories and one that caught my eye was their new Elinchrom Umbrella Deep. The main feature that makes this different from the other…


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Review: Elinchrom Skyport Plus Receivers

I remember when the very first Elinchrom Skyports were launched back in 2007, they were my go to remote for the start of my flash photography. Fast forward to 2016 and Elinchrom have totally redesigned the Skyports in the form of the new Elinchrom Skyport Plus – so what’s new and how do they…


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My Love For Film Photography

A lot of people who don't know me, don't realise I started my passion for photography by learning about film and processing. This was all from my college days and learning the basics of black and white. All of which I still enjoy now - measuring out chemicals, trying to struggle to spool the film…


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Hands On with a Pentax 645Z

I’ve been a long time Nikon shooter ever since my very first film camera, a Nikon FM2n. Since then I’ve bought quite a few Nikon DSLR’s and currently my camera of choice is the Nikon D800. I did a short piece about this camera a few months ago. So when I got the chance to play around with an…


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Get Creative with Long Exposure Photography

I’m a massive fan of long-exposure photography as some of you might of seen on the site with a few examples dotted around here. There is just something about creating an image that is still but contains movement, which sometimes helps to add drama to the photograph or even just to change the…


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Review: Think Tank Photo City Walker 10

Having the perfect bag is always a tough choice when you’re a photographer. There are soo many different shoulder, backpacks and roller bags out there. For my trip to Barcelona I needed a bag that was small, able to hold a decent amount of equipment and didn’t actually look like a…


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The Basics of ND Filters

With summer approaching sometimes the bright sunny days can be a little tricky to capture that lovely depth of field or blurred motion, which photographers enjoy when shooting portraiture or a longer exposures within landscapes. A lot of the time you can’t correctly expose the photo due to there…


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How To: Remote Cameras Basics

A lot of times when shooting sporting events you can't be in two places at once, therefore how do you make sure you've got every angle covered!?? The answer is by using remote cameras! Whilst this might sound like a tricky subject and some people believe it requires a lot of equipment, today I'll…


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Behind the Lens with Matt Thomas

Seeing as quite a few people ask what I carry in my bag and how I shoot, I thought I’d make a little behind the lens video from a photo shoot. Nothing too tech just a friendly look at what I do and why. Here’s the video, with a special thanks to Howard Colin for the filming and editing…


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How To: Use Manual Focus Nikon Lenses on a Nikon DSLR

A lot of Nikon shooters such as myself use the old Nikon lenses (pre-auto focus) on their digital Nikon bodies. This might seem a little strange sticking a lens thats 15 or more years old on a fancy modern SLR, however there are a few good reasons why you would. The main reason why I bought a few…


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Skateboard Photography 101 – Quick Guide

Whatever skateboarding magazine you pick up there are always photos that make you stop and go “Wow…wish I could get a shot like that.” (or that just me) That’s what I thought when I first started to get into photography, however seeing as photography is such a big market in terms of different…


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