location fitness shoot with Emma

Working on location with lights and a moving subject often needs lots of kit, but his location fitness shoot was done with just a couple of Speedlites. I planned this shoot with Emma for a local camera club group. My aim was to enable several photographers to be able to create great looking lit action …

Big light from small flash

I posted a picture to Instagram last week and one of the comments asked how it was lit, as it appeared to be a huge soft light source. This is the picture I posted, it looks like a big soft light. What you can’t see from the picture is the rest of the scene around …

Joe McNally Ezybox Speed Lite 2 Plus

Lastolite By Manfrotto, world leader in the manufacture of backgrounds and lighting systems announces the launch of the new Joe McNally Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus. Developed in partnership with acclaimed photographer Joe McNally, the new Ezybox Speed-Lite 2 Plus is a 22cm x 22cm mini softbox which attaches directly onto a flashgun whether it is …

fill-in flash made simple

You’ve seen those wonderful photos where a pop of flash is used to balance lighting of a subject in daylight, so called fill-in flash. Some photographers struggle to make it work for them so let me explain… Mixing flash & daylight I had great question from a photographer at the Photography Show in Birmingham last …

A picture a day for 12 days – #11

Over the course of 2016 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 2016. #11 – Bill & Phyll – smooth talking   A friend had shown some of his pictures from a shoot with a …