Strobeam Product Launch with Jonathan Ryan – Leicester

One light setup at the Strobeam Product Launch

One light setup at the Strobeam Product Launch

Yesterday I went to the launch of a couple of new portable strobist lighting products from Strobeam – the DL250 and EID G5. These are fairly compact and highly portable IGBT lighting kits which are both battery powered and in the case of the G5 can also be mains powered too.

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Portrait photography at St Dunstan in the East, London – Featuring Will Graham

Portrait photography - Sinister

Sinister

I was recently in London to see a Wedding Photography client. Whilst there I thought I’d meet up with my good friend and sometimes unpaid assistant Will Graham and do a quick visit into the city for some impromptu portrait photography… 

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NSFW: Auburn Rose at Ariane Studio, Tamworth. Portrait photography by Nick Tsiatinis

Auburn Rose at Ariane Studio, Tamworth

Auburn Rose at Ariane Studio, Tamworth

It had been a while since I’d been in the studio, and as I’m doing a photo a day project this year I needed no real excuse to head over to Tamworth to see Geoff and the guys at Ariane Studio and take part in one of the fortnightly model group portrait photography shoots. Read on for more images – warning, NSFW content.

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Frio Cold Shoe Review – Expensive bit of plastic or essential accessory?

The Frio Cold Shoe adaptor in all its glory!

I’ve been doing a fair bit of work for a corporate client recently (which I’ll blog about when the job’s all done) which has involved using off camera flash. Speedlights, Pocketwizards, Umbrellas, Softboxes – the usual sort of thing.

Now, what people don’t give too much thought to is how the trigger or flash mounts to their light stands – you’ll usually use the cold shoe (so called because it doesn’t actually trigger your flash) that comes with your umbrella adaptor or softbox mount. They’re supplied with it, therefore they do the job – right?

You’d hope so, wouldn’t you… Read on!

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Digital Photo / Practical Photography POTY (Photographer of the Year) Shortlisted Finalist!

 

 

I am delighted to announce that I was a shortlisted finalist in the Portraits round of the highly popular Digital Photo / Practical Photography POTY (Photographer of the Year) 2011 competition!

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