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Corporate photography shoot for Pantherella Socks – AW2012

Scott Nichol Product Shot

Corporate Photography for the Pantherella AW2012 Brochure

Towards the end of summer last year I was contacted by Pantherella, a local manufacturer of high quality English socks with a proposal for some corporate photography. They were about to start work on their new advertising campaign and needed a photographer to get the product photography and lifestyle photography for their new brochures. Of course I jumped at the chance to be involved in such a large campaign. Read on to see how I got on!

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UPDATE – CANCELLED: Heads Up! Strobeam Lighting Seminar in London with Jonathan Ryan

Simple two light setup with the Strobeam G5

Simple two light setup with the Strobeam G5



For those of you who have seen my previous post on the Strobeam G5 and DL250  and maybe wanted to get up and personal with these new lights, and have a day of great value training with a top instructor, you may be interested to know that Jonathan Ryan is running a new location lighting course in London on the 29th of April. As someone who has been on one of these courses I can vouch for the value. For more details, and to sign up, click here (course now cancelled, sorry).

Impromptu Off Camera Flash Training Session – Leicester City Centre!

Simple one-light setup with umbrella

After my exploits at Bradgate Park in the morning, yesterday afternoon was a whole different kettle of fish as I ended up leading a small group of photographers, teaching them how to use off-camera flash. Read on to see how we got on!

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Alternative model shoot – Murder Mile Studio London

Ines South on the Chaise Longue

Lazy Days

It’s been a while since I got involved in a good old model shoot, so when my good mate and Wedding assistant Will Graham decided to arrange a shoot in North London, I just had to be involved. An excellent day was promised via the booking of a really quirky studio, a number of excellent models and a few good mates of mine coming along to take part. Read on for more…

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

Portrait photography - 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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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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Into The Light with Damien Lovegrove and Martin Hill

As ever so slightly teased yesterday evening, I spent all day yesterday on a workshop hosted by the super pairing of Damien Lovegrove and Martin Hill called ‘Into The Light’ which took place at Kingscote House in Gloucestershire.

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‘Into The Light’ with Damien Lovegrove and Martin Hill – Preview!

Just home from a fantastic day out with Damien Lovegrove and Martin Hill shooting natural light and big flash portraits. Full writeup to come tomorrow, but to whet your appetite…

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Laura at Hallam Mill Studio, Stockport

I recently had the opportunity to photograph the stunning Laura at Hallam Mill Studio in Stockport.

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Abi Amos at the Zack Arias OneLight Workshop

A few more of Abi from the OneLight…