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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: Tom Paton

  British director, Tom Paton, is a self-taught creative on the precipice of releasing his fourth feature film, but it’s been a long and challenging journey that’s brought Tom here. At 20 years old living in Cyprus, Tom had a dream of pursuing filmmaking. With no formal education in scriptwriting or editing, Tom entered the […]

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Creative Spotlight: Mark Mann

  Glasgow born and New York bred portrait and celebrity photographer, Mark Mann, has shot some of the world’s most recognisable faces, from Benedict Cumberbatch to Barack Obama. A keen creative even from a young age, Mark was especially interested in the magic of the darkroom. But it wasn’t until a chance encounter with a […]

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Lighting that won’t let you down: using LEDs for commercial shoots

Advertising photographer and Rotolight Master of Light, Wes Kroninger is no stranger to high turnaround environments; working alongside international clients with high expectations. Based out of Long Beach, California, Wes has travelled across the United States to campaigns for Rolling Stone, AVEDA and The Home Depot. Wes has received two American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) as […]

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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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Rotolight Anova PRO 2 honoured with Guild of Television Camera Professionals’ Seal of Approval

  We are delighted to announce that the Rotolight Anova PRO 2 has been awarded the Guild of Television Camera Professionals’ (GTC) Seal of Approval for the way that is has revolutionised the standard for LED studio lighting.   Founded in 1972, the GTC  is an independent organisation supporting cameramen and women based across the […]

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ROTOLIGHT ISSUES HIGH COURT PROCEEDINGS TO PROTECT ITS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Pinewood Studios, UK, 23 May 2019: British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight has today issued high court proceedings against Vibesta B.V. and F&V Photographic Industry B.V. for alleged infringement of its intellectual property, with their release of the Peragos Disk light. The suit claims that this product infringes numerous internationally granted patents, registered (and unregistered) design […]

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Rotolight NEO 2 “makes conventional flashguns redundant”

The Rotolight NEO 2 has been recognised in TechRadar’s list of 2019’s best camera accessories; featured at the top alongside industry giants such as RØDE and Blackrapid.   Making “conventional flashguns pretty much redundant”, the NEO 2 is the very first on-camera LED to offer both the shoot what you see benefits of a continuous […]

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A race against time: keeping pace with Usain Bolt

  With a client like world record holder and eight-time Olympic gold-medallist, Usain Bolt, you have to work fast.   Hired by branding and marketing agency, WE ARE Spectacular to film marketing material to for the opening of the retired athlete’s London restaurant, Master of Light Adrian Weinbrecht and his team at My Perfect Cousin […]

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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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