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Choosing the right lighting system

Choosing or even switching lighting systems can be a big decision, so I’m going to share the things I considered before switching my own system from Elinchrom to broncolor. I made the switch some years ago, but it was a decision that was long overdue. Before I made the change, there was a lot of thought and considerations, including the …

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Landscape Photography Using a Standard 50mm Lens

Get more from your standard 50mm lens! Using this lens can often reveal new compositions and force you to think more about your images and composition! If we really strip it down landscape photography can be summarised into just three simple steps.

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David Lund – Diamond Shoot

Hi Guys, I just wanted to share with you a project that one of my ex students David Lund has recently completed. David was previously a student of my courses having purchased my Advertising, Product and Still life course a few years back. Over the years he’s become a good friend of mine and has visited me in my studio …

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Food Photography: Discover the art of creating beautiful food photography.

My father was always very passionate about photography — he even had a small photo laboratory at home — so photography was essential part of my life all the time. I started in photography with shooting people, street photography, and taking part in different art projects. At that time, I was working as marketing manager for a restaurant company. The …

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Alex Wallace Pro Photographer

On this live Photography Talk Show, Karl was joined by Alex Wallace, a commercial and industrial photographer from New Zealand who in just 8 years has managed to build a successful photography business from scratch. Karl and Alex traded tips and techniques for both natural light and speedlite flash photography. Alex was live on July 25th at 18:00 BST. – …

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Professional techniques for red wine product photography.

I run you through each studio light (with modifiers) one by one and I explain my choice of materials and props. I also show you how I quickly identify and correct the common pitfalls that catch other photographers out. I hope you gain some new techniques to apply next time you’re shooting this type of hi-end product photography. If you …