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Prop Project: Venetian Masks

It’s been a long old while since I have written on this blog, and as Spring slowly pops its head out here in the UK, its time to get creative again… A few months back I went to Venice. It is an amazing city, and truly unique. Apart from the endless prosecco, coffee and cake,

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Prop Project: Army of TWO Mask

Its been a while since the last post here, and this website just had its first birthday in this format. To celebrate, I thought I’d make a post about a prop build… namely this combat mask, from the Game Army of TWO.   This article is a living post – it will be updated weekly

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Basics: Prop Making II: Resins and Fibreglass

Last week  I started this short series of articles on making your own props for photoshoots. This mini-series was built on simple techniques using materials you can buy from your local crafts, hardware or car maintenance store. The techniques and materials I will discuss today are not scary and are hugely robust – the same techniques

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Basics: Prop Making I: Pepakura

For those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you will know that recently I have been making my own props for a couple of shoots I had planned this summer – (I wrote previously about sourcing props for your shoot, but in my case the props I want to use are not available commercially).

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Basics: Depth of Field

One of those phrases you hear all the time with relation to photography is depth of Field (or DoF). This article offers a PHYSICS FREE explanation of what this term actually means in your photography, and how to control it, allowing the most basic of photographers the chance to deliberately improve their work. As with

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Kit: The Flash Gun

An essential to most, the humble flash gun can contain very sophisticated electronics to make the illumination of your subjects just right – but lets see if you need a bells and whistles models for what you shoot, or will an entry level flash gun do what you need. This article is aimed at beginners

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Basics: Props

This week I was clearing out some of my stuff before I pack to move for my new job down in Sussex, and I realised that I have a large collection of props left over from previous shoots. Props, as in the theatrical sense, are used in creative photography to help set up a scene

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How to: Shoot Sunsets

It doesn’t matter what kind of photographer you are, from pro tog to camera-phone twitter warrior, you will have, at one point, shot a sunset. As spring has sprung and the weather is giving us more opportunities to get out and shoot stuff, its time to open up the creative tool box on how to get the most out

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The Truth About: Local Event Photography

  In response to comments from colleagues who came into photography the same way that I did, this post offers an insight to what its like shooting event photography, focusing on smaller local events. When I got into photography I realised that I could use it as a tool to become part of my local community: shooting local art

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The Truth About Photography Pricing – Highstreet Studio

Today I’m going to do something I probably shouldn’t: I’m going to talk photography pricing. Not many togs like to openly discuss this as it kinda opens them up to insult and excommunication, especially in close-knit niches of the trade, but now more than ever, with the current economic climate, consumer photography is a tough

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