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Creative Spotlight: Rob Pugh

  Portrait and wedding photographer, Robert Pugh, always knew that a desk job just wasn’t for him. Photography had always been a huge part of his life growing up, so it was only natural that he would choose it as a full-time career. Having left the armed forces in search of a new adventure, Rob […]

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Creative Spotlight: Danny Campbell

  Tired of working in the telecommunications industry, in the spring of 2009 Danny Campbell took his first photography class. Looking to pursue a new career that offered more creativity and a personal reward, Danny picked up a camera and started shooting events, weddings and parties. Renting a studio from a designer in exchange for […]

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Creative Spotlight: Josh Edstedt

  For Denver-based photographer, Josh Edstedt, few passions ignite his ambition like photography. First picking up a camera just four years ago, Josh’s journey has seen him juggle photography alongside his full-time career. “Photography is more like a side job at the moment,” Josh says. “I schedule shoots whenever I can, which can be difficult […]

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Creative Spotlight: Naïve Studio

 Founded in 2006 by Jon Edwards, Naïve Studio started as a platform for Jon’s freelance photography and film that he was shooting alongside his day job as a graphic designer, until 2013 when he decided to enter a  short action sports film into the Sony Pro Production Awards. “I never thought the film would get […]

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Creating Your Own Home Photography Studio

  So, you’ve decided to take the leap and set up a dedicated home photography studio for your work – nice!   Whether you’re a portrait photographer, product photographer or blogger, having your own home photography studio provides plenty of benefits. Most importantly, it’s an easily accessible space for you to not just practise your […]

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Basic cinematography lighting techniques and how to make the most of them

  Lighting is a vital narrative tool in filmmaking. It sets a mood and directs attention; good lighting tells a story all on its own. But even so, why is so much effort put into lighting a scene? Why can’t we just use ambient lighting (also known as practical lighting)?   This is because cameras […]

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10 Famous Photographers That Will Inspire You to Create

Photography has evolved at such an incredible rate since the first photo was taken almost 200 years ago.   The first ever photo took an amazing eight hours to expose, which was then shortened to just 15 minutes by Louis Daguerre in 1839.   Now we can take a picture on our phones or cameras […]

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Master of Light Spotlight: Jason Lanier makes it rain in latest studio shoot

Across February, Rotolight Master of Light, Jason Lanier, shot a series of studio shoots that pushed his creative boundaries and were unlike anything he’s ever shot before. Running workshops in all corners of the globe, Jason specialises in quirky, themed shoots that have ranged from an abandoned Lightship on the River Thames, to an eerie […]

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Beginners Tips for Portrait Photography Lighting

  Without light, a photo simply can’t exist. It’s the foundation from which every photo is built.   However, understanding how to light a shoot is just as hard as mastering your camera, but it’s often overlooked by many photographers.    No two pictures are lit in exactly the same way. Light bounces and reflects off different surfaces, creating unique contrasts […]

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The art of boudoir photography with Emma Joanne

In the spring of 2018, we met with professional photographer, Emma Joanne, and Amateur Photographer at the eccentric themed Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton for a boudoir shoot. Whilst Emma works primarily as a wedding photographer, she’s also a master of boudoir photography as well. Emma has developed a fun and unique style that can be […]

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