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…


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Colour Me March – Ladies Day Cheltenham Competition

Today I was invited by a friend to help her in photographing herself for a competition being run for the Cheltenham races next week called - Colour Me March. With a bright sunny Sunday and the lovely Cheltenham streets as a back drop, it was the…


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Gear, Gear and More Gear

Photography is always a balance about having the right gear and equipment for the job and the creative vision to capture those all important moments. I’m a stronger believer in having the right tools for the shoot or project! I’d rather…


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Day Tripping to London

It's been a while since I visited the city of London and had some time to explore the sites, however luckily I had a few days holiday left to take so booked them with a visit to London in mind. The hardest part once you've made the choice to visit…


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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…


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The Start of a Busy 2016

2016 is here and it’s a new year with new beginnings. Already we are two weeks into busy 2016, and what a start I’ve had myself!! It seems that this is the year projects come together and my photography starts to get noticed. Already I’ve had two…


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Merry Christmas 2015

So once again it's that time of year where everyone is brought together in the festive season known as Christmas, to celebrate and enjoy this special day of present giving with the family. It's also the time where I try and get my dog to sit very…


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Santa Scrumpty 360 Photography

Gloucester has been home to the Scrumpty statues for quite a while now, ever since the Rugby World Cup. Now the others have gone a new face has popped up for this festive season…Santa Scrumpty. However rather than just some normal photography,…


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A New Fresh Look

So it might of taken a little bit longer than I wanted but finally I'm happy to say welcome to the new fresh look Matt Thomas Photography! This has been a massive change so a lot of hard work has gone into get this launched at last. The reason for…


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Parkfields 360 Virtual Tour

Parkfields Country House is an elegant setting for weddings, corporate events and special family occasions which is located in Herefordshire. I was approached by the team at Parkfields to produce a 360 Virtual Tour of their location which would then…


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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…


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Cirencester’s Annual Scratch N Skate 2015

A year on from the opening jam and the crew at Decimal wanted to make their second year skate comp bigger and better than the last! Which was going to be tough as last years was something special to say the least. Luckily Gaz from Decimal had 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…


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Churchdown Skate Jam 2015

Every year the guys and girls at Maverick come up to Churchdown skate park to host the parks jam, and 2015 was no different. Seeing as the skate park is 5 minutes from my house I thought I’d go along and capture the action of the Churchdown Skate…


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Matt Tapp Memorial Jam 2015

As it's June time again this means one thing to the skateboarders and BMXers of Farnborough/Aldershot area, time to get together and celebrate the Matt Tapp Jam. This is the second annual jam after the massive success of last years. The whole idea…


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Time for a Short Break – Dubai

As it’s half way through the year it’s only fair to have a short break to somewhere hot, that’s what most of us Brits do anyway. Last year I went to Barcelona for a short week, this year somewhere a little bit different, Dubai in…


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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…


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Solar Eclipse – Friday 20th March 2015

It's not too often that an event like a solar eclipse occurs, in fact the last total solar eclipse was back in August 1999. However this time as I'm much older I was able to capture the occurrence on camera, although I'd left mine at home, however…


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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…


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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…


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