Tech Talk – Voking Macro Light Ring

So I made a few posts recently mentioning that we had purchased a macro light ring, the one we purchased was from Voking for Nikon cameras (LED MACRO RING LITE VK-110), it comes with variously sized adjustment (step up) rings which screw into the lens to hold the actual ring light, they will fit from…

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In the Studio – Dark and Moody Workshop

I recently ran the first of my 2018 workshops in the studio, booked out as per usual, people just can’t get enough of the dark and moody magic! I ran it earlier in the year than usual and just to be annoying it was hot 35°C – how typical. My studio gets a bit warm,…

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Another 52 Week Challenge – Week 24

The theme for this week’s challenge is Light from The Girl who Dreams Awake. As a photographer, I love light; without it, even just a tiny bit I could not shoot. Of course there is daylight, but oh the magic happens when the sunlight has goner and you create your own light, just tiny snippets…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Ambience

This week’s WPC theme is Ambience, ambience can be uplogting or that real show stopper affect. I frquently like to add ambience to an image, through the use of smoke machines, candle light…..actually varying lights in general can make a difference, as can natural elements like fog of mist…….can create haunting or creepy/ mystical atmosphere…

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Bowens Gemini 400RX Strobe Kit – Review

I wrote a few weeks back about how I finally made the move to a more professional quality lighting system in the studio. In some cases long overdue, but such an added expense. Seriously I spend more money than I actually make out in the studio, but I AM having LOTS of FUN! I ended…

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Home Made Snoot

I recently did a post, where I featured a few images taken using a snoot on my light source, thinking back on it, I thought perhaps some of you do not know what a snoot is……….I only heard of it about six months ago (it might have been longer, but I didn’t know WHAT it was…

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Natural Light Photography Workshop

I recently participated in a natural light workshop……it was a wonderful and enlightening experience (pun intended)

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Fabulous Friday – 10 Great Images and Links

I am sure I am not alone in searching the net, and the blogosphere for wonderful images and interesting links. I thought perhaps I might share a few that I have found from various different sources, over the last few weeks. Photos A sky full of stars by Patrick Marson Ong wonderful night shot of the…

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Tuesday’s Tales from the Shoot – what is the best way to set up studio lighting for portraits?

Yesterday I wrote about a shoot I did on the weekend with my newly acquired Studio Lighting. Today I thought perhaps I would write about using the lighting and what is the best set up for studio lighting? Hopefully this is something other people can jump on to as well. I am only just figuring…

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