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A Portable Studio: Part II – The Equipment

In a previous post I discussed how I had decided to invest in my own studio lighting that I could easily pack up and transport with me when doing studio shoots. This has the obvious advantage I don’t have to rely on the vagaries of what’s on offer at the

A Portable Studio: Part I – The Results

For most of my past studio work I have relied on the lighting provided by the studio that I rent. This has worked out reasonably well: I get to use a variety of different lights, I don’t need to carry lights with me and the cost of purchase, maintenance etc

3 Years and Counting

Three years ago today I posted my first entry onto this blog celebrating the renewal of my interest in photography with the purchase of my first serious micro four-thirds camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (which we should now call the Mark I given there is now an E-M5 Mark II).

The Ultimate Camera Bag – The Search is Over (For Now)

Previously I had blogged how I thought I had found the ultimate camera bag in the form of the  Lowepro Urban Reporter 250. Sadly, although this is a very adequate camera bag in many ways, it was not for me simply because the added weight of carrying a laptop (even

The Ultimate Camera Bag – The Search Continues

Like many photographers I have probably gone through more camera bags in search of the ultimate bag than is healthy for either me or my bank balance. The time spent researching and trying out bags alone could be far, far better spent out actually taking photographs. Alas, the promise of finding

A Studio Shoot Without a Studio

Recently a makeup artist friend asked if I could help out with her NVQ course by doing some before and after portraits of models she wanted to practice her makeup skills on. What I didn’t quite appreciate when I agreed to do it was that she wanted four looks on

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