Over the course of 2017 I’ve taken plenty of photos that have been fun, challenging or fortunate. For each of the 12 days (of Christmas) I’m sharing one of my favourite pictures from 2017.

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#1 – Gerald, Newbury

Taken way back in January 2017, this photo was captured during a talk for Newbury Camera Club. I had delivered a presentation in the first part of the evening where I showed some of my Speedlite lit photography and explained about off-camera lighting.

For the second half of the evening, I connected the camera to the laptop, and took a series of pictures to show several different lighting approaches with Speedlite flash. It’s kind of interesting to have an audience see your photos on a huge screen, before you get chance to look at the camera yourself.

Working this way is very helpful for the club members since they can see how each change of light affects the result. I’ve delivered this talk for several different clubs during 2017. Each club always provides me with a room full of fabulous characters to photograph.

#1 ‘more’ – Bracknell

In a break with tradition, there’s a second picture today. This four light example was captured at a last minute, can you help, our booked speaker can’t make it, talk at Bracknell Camera Club.

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Thanks to all the clubs that have asked me to come and deliver talks in 2017. I’m looking forward to meeting more great people at camera clubs in 2018. Dicot, Peterborough and Weston Turville in January. If you are interested in me talking at your club, please take a look at my camera club talks page.


Camera settings – Gerald, Newbury

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens
  • 1/200s, f/5.6, ISO 400
  • Speedlite flash

Camera settings – Bracknell

  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens
  • 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 400
  • Speedlite flash
See you tomorrow for another picture…


About the author

Full-time photo tutor and photographer. I love to share my knowledge and skills to make photos, videos and teach others. I write books and articles for photo magazines and I always have at least one Speedlite flash in my camera bag