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Last Wednesday, I ran a location nude lighting workshop just outside of Lancaster.  We worked with both the available light and flash, as well as the use of reflectors, flags, snoots, grids, gels, etc. in order to demonstrate many principles and techniques throughout the day.

During lunch, I was asked the question “What modifiers do you recommend?”, the answer to which led to a string of more questions on the same topic.  The answers I gave on the day seemed to [...]

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Quite a lot has happened since I last mentioned film on here.

I’ve shot and developed a couple of dozen assorted rolls of 35mm and 120 format black & white films with various dates of expiry ranging from a couple of years into the future to at least 22 years ago (that’s when they quit making Ilford FP4, beyond that I’ve no idea how old it is), photographed a range of different subjects with several different cameras and made my first [...]

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In our last article, we discussed how to meter using your in-camera metering systems, the differences between the different modes and when some are more advantageous than others.  We also illustrated some of its advantages and disadvantages, and where it may possibly be able to get confused.

One of the things we really go into, that will almost certainly confuse your camera’s meter, is flash.  This is essentially because your camera’s meter is only looking at the ambient light in the [...]

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Many have heard of the Inverse Square Law, some even understand it, but everybody feels its effect on a daily basis.  It’s what prevents gravity from pulling us all into the ground and it’s also what allows the sun to illuminate the planet without blinding us.

Essentially, the Inverse Square Law (let’s just call it the ISL from here, or this could get annoying) states that any point source which spreads its influence equally in all directions will see the strength of [...]

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One of the questions I most commonly see from new photographers, and one of the things that seems to confuse them the most, is what a stop of light is exactly (understandable though, once you break it down and realise that everything measures stops with a different set of numbers), and how it affects their decision making process when it comes time to capture an exposure. So, here I shall attempt to explain.

It is important, right at the very start [...]

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