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Author Archives: lightism

Creativity, Not Gear!

I’m here to tell you that you can shoot professional, even commercial photography with little or no kit at home on the dinning table. Sure, we’d all love the latest kit, but the reality is that with some thought and resourcefulness…you don’t really need it. I shot above picture for a one of my food […]

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What’s in Your Bag?

I love to see things from a different angle and so was delighted to discover a new FREE web site where people can showcase their camera gear and their photography.   It’s designed for everyone with categories for DSLR, Lighting, Film, GoPro and Phone based photography. More importantly for me, their is a minimalist kit section […]

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Lightism in Popular Photography Magazine

America’s biggest photography magazine; Popular Photography; recently approached me having read two of the Lightism DIY lighting articles online and has now included them in this months issue…YAY!! Below is the online version of the article which has a bunch of great ideas (including 2 of mine http://www.popphoto.com/DIYLighting   If you enjoyed this and other articles….subscribe […]

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Create DIY Northern Lights wherever you are...

If you want to create amazing pictures of the Northern Lights, but don’t want to leave home, then this is the article for you. I’ll show you how to create images like this with a smart phone, an app, a dirty window and an outside light.   WHAT YOU WILL NEED:- a) Smartphone with a […]

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Simple Guide to Becoming a Strobist...

If you want to take your DSLR (or compact camera) photography to the next level you should checkout the Strobist movement….sounds painful, but it simply means using flash guns (now called strobes) not sat on top of your camera. In this article I’ll show you a super cheap flexible kit which I’ve used for professional […]

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Use Your Camera to Remember Anything!

I’ve often used my phone camera to photograph things to remember, but they get lost among my pictures!   Now I’ve recently discovered this brilliant app which visually manages and categorises them…plus it’s FREE! I use Notograph to remember where I hid the passports, what books my kids took from the library, what films to watch, […]

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How to Shoot a Wedding on a Smart Phone like a PRO...

In this article, I’ll show you simple tricks to shoot a wedding like a pro…on your smart phone. I’m a professional photographer and often spend my weekends shooting weddings with my big DLSR camera, (link here)  but recently I went to a wedding as a guest. This was a great chance to try and shoot a […]

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Is £2 enough for one man’s dream?

Every time I download an app, I wonder…what’s the story behind the app and what do I really get for a few pounds…how much blood, sweat and tears does £2 buy me?   Well, let’s find out…   Introduction: Two of the many reasons I love photography because it grants me access to see into other […]

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Free & Simple way to add Drama & Depth...

I’m always disappointed when I take my sunglasses off because the world looks more dramatic and richer with them on. So obviously I pop them in front of my lens and hey pesto, now I thought everyone did it, but based on the number of people asking me what I’m doing holding my sunglasses over […]

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Visual Devices to Enhance Your Photography – Lines:

When you first see a photo, your brain tries to read it by looking for clues as to its saying. As a photographer there is a bunch of tricks you can use to help guide your viewer’s brain…and as brains are often busy, they really appreciate a hand now and then. In this article we’re […]

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