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Best Focal Length for Portraits

Knowing the best focal length for shooting portrait isn’t as easy as it may sound. Different focal lengths give very different results, some more flattering then others. In this video I take the same head shot at several ...
 
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By Gavin Hoey
By Gavin Hoey
By Gavin Hoey

Aviation Apocalypse – Wrap Up

Last Sunday (24th July 2016) was the first Aviation Apocalypse workshop and after months of planning, building and testing ideas and outfits, it was amazing to see it all come together. The Gatwick Aviation Museum was the locat...

 
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Flash 1

Ambient vs Flash for location portraits

When it comes to shooting portraits on location I know many photographers who love to make best use of the ambient light. I also know lots of photographers who wouldn’t dream of shooting on location without flash. Although I pr...
 
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Aviation Apocalypse Workshop

What happens if you combine a visit to a newly built aviation museum and a love of all things broken and old? Welcome to the Aviation Apocalypse! This summer I’m running two all day photo shoots at the Gatwick Aviation Museum i...

 
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Vintage Bookshelf – Friday Freebie

  Recently I did a shoot which required a background made up of vintage books (video coming soon) and as luck would have it, I found 40 old books at a local boot sale for a bargain price. The books looked brilliant in the ...
 
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Low Key Lighting

If you have a small or portable studio set up then low key portraits should be high on your list of “must have” lighting skills. Why? Apart from looking amazing, great low key lighting can be achieved with simple eq...

 
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Creating shadows with D.I.Y. Gobos

Placing an object in front of a light source will usually cast a shadow of some sort. In the studio, if the object is solid it’s known as a flag but if it’s full of gaps (or semi translucent) it’s called a GoBo and can be incre...
 
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4greys
4greys
4greys

Four looks, one grey background

Sometime back I made a textured wall for my studio which I love but the most important thing about it is the colour. If you can only choose one background for your small studio then for me it’s always going to be grey. Why? Bec...

 
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Gatwick Pano NEW
Gatwick Pano NEW
Gatwick Pano NEW

Gatwick Aviation Museum Re-Opening

I’ve been to the Gatwick Aviation Museum more times than I can remember but for the past year it’s doors have been closed to visitors as it underwent major alterations. The great news is the new hanger has been completed, the p...
 
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TPS2016
TPS2016
TPS2016

My 2016 UK Photography Show Schedule

There’s just one week to go until The Photography Show opens its doors at the N.E.C. in Birmingham and this year my free demos are bigger and better then ever. Running from the 19th – 22nd March, it’s easily the UK’s bigg...