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Adam Duckworth

Capturing those in between moments

You can catch an ‘in between’ shot in the moments when a model is naturally unaware of the camera. Models are often required to sit or stand very still, in traditional poses, with minimal movement […]

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Making the most of test shoots

Almost everyone with a camera wants to get paid to take pictures of beautiful people, but the reality is that fashion photography rates work on a sliding scale. In the beginning you will be expected […]

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Umbrellas: a universal lighting solution

When it comes to ease of use, lightness and portability, soft but adjustable quality of light, and great value for money, nothing comes close to the humble photographic umbrella. Softboxes and beauty dishes may seem […]

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What flash for food photography?

Food photography can be a very technical subject, with specialist photographers having studios built to include kitchens in them so the dishes can be shot within seconds of being cooked. It is, however, possible to […]

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Controlling the intensity of light from a flash

Intensity is the measure of how bright light is. In photographic terms, we usually think of this in terms of EVs, or more usually, the ƒ-stop or aperture it requires for the scene to be […]

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What's your camera's sync speed and why does it matter?

The maximum flash sync speed of your particular camera is the one shutter speed that should be permanently fixed in your mind. Different cameras have different maximum sync speeds, and you’ll find yours in the […]

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How to manipulate white balance for creative photos

Light doesn’t just have a strength and a direction, it also has a temperature. This temperature will determine its colour and when you understand light’s temperature and its variation in colour, you can begin to […]

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How to write a project brief

Never underestimate the importance of preparation when you are planning a photo shoot. You have to ensure the right people turn up at the right time and place, then hope the shoot goes off without […]

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Smile for the camera!

Some people can be terribly shy about smiling. Often it’s because smiling for the camera can feel forced or fake, but it can also be because of physical foibles or idiosyncracies, crooked teeth or dimples, […]

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