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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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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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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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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Christmas in London

As the festive season is now here and the Christmas cheer is in full flow, it was only right to pay a visit to London. Why London? Nothing says Christmas like seeing some of what London has to offer with their Christmas lights! Which from the previous year’s I’ve visited, they have been…


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Churchdown Jam 2016

On Sunday 18th September Maverick Industries held the annual Churchdown Jam. Although this years jam was actually put back due to the poor weather back in June, which seems to be a common theme when it comes to the Churchdown Jam, the crowds and riders were still out in force. Nevertheless the…


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Gloucester 360 Virtual Reality Project

360 Virtual Reality is one project I’ve been working on recently by building and creating a complete tour of Gloucester cathedral. You might be wondering what a 360 virtual reality tour actually is?! However, don’t worry I’ll explain all about the idea, project and…


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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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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, like above, I thought why not create a 360 photo…


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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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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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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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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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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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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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