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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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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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How To: Make Your Own Grids (aka Ghetto Grids)

We’ve discussed elsewhere about creative light modifiers, and one type of which is called a grid. Grids effectively cut down light spread from your source, making the beam narrower, and the edges harder. They come in a range of brands, shapes, sizes and costs. Rather than shelling out around £15 a grid for your flashgun,

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Basics: Understanding Simple Lighting

  Lighting your image properly is  often key to getting the correct feeling and style in your image. Any photo you have ever taken will have been lit (obviously!), but how much did you think about it at the time? This is a BASIC guide to understanding a little bit about lighting in your photos

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How To: Shoot Hair Swooshes using Creative Lighting

As a technical photographer I shy away from most “traditional” portraits. I like to shoot high impact creative shoots, as is evident from my galleries. This article explains how to shoot one of my favourite styles, remembered affectionately as The Swooshy Hair shoot.   Theory We are going to refrain from lighting the model directly

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