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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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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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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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Rotolight Anova PRO 2 named Best Lighting Innovation by BPI News

We had the honour of being awarded Best Lighting Innovation by British Photographic Industry News at The Photography Show this year! Awarded to the pioneering studio/ location LED, Anova PRO 2, it follows in the footsteps of the Rotolight NEO 2 which won the Product of the Year award last year. As the leading trade […]

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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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Camera Jabber praises the NEO 2 as “easier to work with” than a traditional flashgun

Master of Light, Peter Muller, using the Rotolight NEO 2

After extensively testing the NEO 2 in her own work, Angela Nicholson’s most recent review for Camera Jabber notes the portability and the functionality it offers hybrid shooters. Rotolight’s compact on-camera LED, the NEO 2 is a flexible creative tool for photographers and videographers; offering both a continuous output of 2000 lux at three feet […]

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Newsshooter praises the Anova PRO 2 as “at the top of your list” for hybrid shooters

Matthew Allard, ACS accredited cinematographer and Newsshooter technical editor, recently tested the Rotolight Anova PRO 2 in an in-depth review; praising the multitude of features that it offers a broad variety of creatives. Matt notes in particular the Anova PRO 2’s best-in-class power draw which allows shooters to optimise their time on location: “The light […]

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