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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 United Arab Emirates! This is somewhere I’ve…


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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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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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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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Travel Photography Checklist

My little trip away to Barcelona is fast approaching, a city I’ve always enjoyed and somewhere I’ve wanted to head back to after my overnight there years ago whilst working on the cruise ships. Therefore I booked the first week of September to do just that. However having so much camera…


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Cirencester Skate Park Opening Jam 2014

Whilst this park has been open a short while since the fences came down, there hasn't been an official cutting of the ribbon, until now! So it was time for the Cirencester Skate Park Opening Jam at long last.Never have I seen the park soo full of skateboarders from all over, everyone from the…


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NASS Weekend 2014

NASS weekend I was lucky enough to be given a press pass to shoot photos at the extreme sports festival - NASS. This was the first time I've ever been given the chance to photograph something in this scale, nervous was an understatement!Arriving down on the Friday I quickly set up camp and headed…


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Churchdown Skate Jam 2014

After what has seemed liked the most rescheduled jam ever, the Churchdown skate jam finally was able to be held on Sunday 29th June. The sun was shinning, amazing BBQ food and some awesome riding from both the skaters and BMXers of all ages!The turnout compared to the first opening jam was 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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