Speedlighting Blog

Small flash photography from Angus Thomas Photography


Balancing ambient light with flash light for stunning images

I had an email this week from someone in the US saying that he thought my flash photography Lens on Squidoo was pretty neat so I though I would post it here too. If you want to see it on Squidoo click here otherwise read on!

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My favorite flashed images from 2014

This has been an exceptionally busy year for me and the diversity of work covered has been amazing. I have always kicked against the agency model of uber-specialist portfolios. There are very few photographers can make a living shooting one thing and what’s more when that one thing is removed you no longer have a […]

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Coporate portraits, Getty and events

I cant believe how time flies by so fast. Amazing. Since the last update I have been signed to Getty (Celebrity and Entertainment) and shooting for some great corporate clients – mainly events and editorial. I haven’t manged to do as much teaching as I would like but the photographers I have worked with have […]

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London Off Camera Flash Photography Workshops

A quick update for all those who have been in touch about the off camera flash photography workshops in London this weekend – we sold out! We have a couple on the waiting list so that’s pretty much it till next year. I just wanted to say a big thank you to all the students […]

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Shooting the Black Star Riders at Marshall Amplifiers

How can you possibly call it work when you are shooting the people who made the soundtrack to your life? I had the sheer joy of shooting Black Star Riders last night as they performed a pre-tour warmup at Marshall Amplification in Bletchley. Scott Gorham has always been a guitar hero of mine and the […]

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Our Hello! Mag wedding at Stoke Park – at last!

So some time ago we shot a wedding at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire – its a great wedding venue – if you’ve seen Bridget Jones Diary and Layer Cake you will know it. Whilst we were looking forward to a crisp spring day we were greeted by driven sleet and overcast, flat skies. I have […]

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Paul Lindley sells Ellas Kitchen

I am so made up for Paul Lindley of Ellas Kitchen – his kids food start-up has now been acquired by Hain Celestial Group of the US. He has a great story which you can read here but it does show that if you have a simple idea (baby food on the go) and market […]

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Another ambient/flash balancing speedlite trick

Whilst in New York recently I grabbed a quick shot of Tanya on the way to Central Park. I have written before about this neat trick but I never get tired of it and am constantly suprised that more photographers dont use it – largely due to their lack of understanding of light I suspect. 

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Don’t get caught up in the show – photographing events.

Photographing Events – I shot the film Premiere of The Life of Riley, a film by Jon Brewer about the life of BB King last week. The job was a red carpet shoot, party and gig by US blues veteran Walter Trout and The Strypes from Ireland. Childhood rock heroes, glamorous guests, live music and […]

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iPhone photography improvisation

Its been a while since I posted on Speedlighters. Largely due to everything that has been going on in the world – getting married, Olympics etc – but also because I have been phenomenally busy with teaching one to one flash courses and commercial portrait photography.

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