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The Photography Show: more than a shopping opportunity

The Photography Show: more than a shopping opportunity

The Photography Show: more than a shopping opportunity Getting on for twenty years ago now, I visited a show called ‘Focus on Imaging’ - now The Photography Show - and I came home with a memory stick. Is that all? I hear you say. No, not quite but I’ll get...

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Street Photography: Four Go to Market

Street Photography: Four Go to Market

Banner image by Deanne Ward Street Photography: Four Go To Market It’s been a hectic week. The Fast and Smart Speedlights for Wedding Photography one-day course in Kent and three other photography workshops in Surrey (on portraits, posing and art nude) all...

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What is your favourite lens?

What is your favourite lens?

Banner Image: Galway shot on the Lumix GX8 with the Lumix 12-35 f/2.8 at 35mm, ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/1000th What’s your favourite lens? This is something that I often see in online forums but a quick, off-the-cuff response is not that simple. To answer the...

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Reflections on The Guild Awards

Reflections on The Guild Awards

Banner Image. Some of the 2016 winners, left to right: Mark Lynham, Iain Poole, Andrew Appleton, Helen Walker, Rob Hill, Gary Jones. Reflections on the Guild Awards What’s the worst thing that can happen to a bloke attending his first Guild of...

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On the Tripod Trail

On the Tripod Trail

The tripod trail I’ve never been a huge fan of tripods. I don’t mean to say that a good tripod is not an important piece of kit, especially if you concentrate on photography which requires low shutter speeds. I suppose I just don’t often find them...

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Lightroom: Single or multiple catalogues?

Lightroom: Single or multiple catalogues?

Lightroom: single or multiple catalogues? Lightroom cataloguing seems to be a hot topic at the moment so I thought I’d share with you my experiences on an issue that keeps coming up: should we use one catalogue for all our images or split them into a...

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Winning Photographic Competitions: Art or Science?

Winning Photographic Competitions: Art or Science?

Banner image by Mark Lynham: Gold with The Guild of Photographers Winning Photographic Competitions: Art or Science? Over the past five years, I’ve been on the photography judging panel for a number of organisations. During that time, I’ve judged thousands...

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Colour Photography in Burano

Colour Photography in Burano

Burano. I don’t know how we have managed to miss visiting this remarkable place on our previous photography trips to Venice. Well, that’s not strictly true. We’d certainly heard about the island in the Venetian lagoon which is populated by...

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Lake Garda Fly ‘n’ Shoot

Lake Garda Fly ‘n’ Shoot

There’s something about mountains… It could be because we live in Lincolnshire that I love mountains. Living in the Wolds, I will argue with anyone who says that this county is totally flat. Just get out there on your bike and you’ll see what I mean. To be...

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Venice Fly ‘n’ Shoot

Venice Fly ‘n’ Shoot

Venice Fly 'n' Shoot Christmas is great and I don’t want to wish the holiday season away but… I really can’t wait to get started on our programme of 2018 photography trips! People often say to me that they’d love to do a Roadtrip but they just can’t spare...

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Black Friday 2017 Mega Deal!

BLACK FRIDAY MEGA DEALS All offers are first come first served and expire at midnight November 26th 25% off all workshops at Saracen House, Milton Keynes. Use the code SARACENBLACK at checkout. Jan  27th Mastering Studio Lighting...

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Overpowering the African sun with Profoto B1s

Photo courtesy of Vicky Street This was my fifth year at South Africa’s Photo and Film Expo so you might be excused for thinking that there’s not much more I can tell you about the experience. But no. This year’s Expo was rather different. Instead of the...

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Roadtrip Diaries Part 7, Como by Emily

My third Roadtrip Bags packed, minibus loaded, group photo taken... Lake Como here we come! There’s a reason that I’m so excited about this part of the road trip. I should explain. I was part of 2016's September EuroPhoto Roadtrip but had to fly back early due to work...

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Roadtrip Diaries Part 5, Venice by Nadia

I’m currently en route to Venice with the group! I'm wearing a bright orange and gold, bohemian-inspired dress with some equally striking grey Nike trainers - hahaha! I have some beautiful gold heels to swap over to once we reach the city! As Helen and I debate how...

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Roadtrip Diaries Part 4, Padova by Alexa

Padova: A dancer gets to the pointe Across the whole trip, both Andrew and I are helping our photographers to get the very best dance shots but today I have the unique opportunity to work more intensively with them on a one-to-one basis. Some delegates have more...

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Roadtrip Diaries Part 3, Chamonix to Padova by Steve

A view from the driving seat. After the best night’s sleep ever, it’s all aboard Bussy McBus face as we begin our journey to our home base of Padova in Italy. But first I need to load the luggage on the bus. This is like a giant game of Tetris as every square inch of...

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