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Small flash photography from Angus Thomas Photography


Steel Panther Ate My Camera – Concert Photography

Concert photography – they didn’t really but the most fun you can have dressed and with camera in hand is shooting Steel Panther – I wont even try and bluff you by calling it work – what an awesome show they put on at Wembley last night. Full technical blog entry next week but for […]

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iPhone Photography

I am now wedded to iPhone photography.Having made the switch from Blackberry to iPhone 4s I can honestly say I have not missed one single feature of the BB – in fact remind me again what was the reason for having one? BBM possibly and push email but those advantages are marginal over the immense […]

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Concert Photography at Wembley Arena

Concert photography – well Alter Bridge have been my top band since their creation  and last night I finally got to shoot some concert photography at Wembley Arena courtesy of my friends at Duff Press. I first saw Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti at the Astoria in London on June 8th 2006 – another classic  […]

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How To Photograph Fireworks

How to photograph fireworks? A common question at this time of year and the answer is both simpler than you think and complicated at the same time. Simpler because if you understand the exposure triangle and ISO/Shutter Speed/Aperture then its obvious – complicated because its pretty counter intuitive if you don’t know your exposure triangle. […]

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Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day and ex-servicemen and supporters seem to be everywhere raising money for a fantastic cause. I came across two “old” soldiers manning their stand in the Savacenter at Calcot, Berkshire – Ray Povey and his wife Jill. Ray is an old veteran of the Royal Air Force having seen active service in […]

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Happy 80th Birthday Sir Terence Conran

I have spent a huge amount of time recently with my favorite company Benchmark Furniture – favorite because the staff from top to bottom are engaging, enthusiastic and very, very talented. The company was set up by Terence Conran and Sean Sutcliffe and last week I was there photographing furniture (about which more later) and […]

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Video from Design Junction London 2011

For those of you into your furniture I put together video of the preparations for the launch of the Benchmark Furniture “Tree” Table  at Design Junction London 2011. You can see more information on the background to the table on the Benchmark blog or even better go see it today or tomorrow at Design Junction […]

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Speedlites at Design Junction

What is it they say about best plans? I went to Design Junction with the firm intention of using the Canon triggering system – but I have to tell you I bottled it. Yep I went back to the Pocket Wizards. I guess the bottom line is that confidence in the kit is everything and […]

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Speedlights Galore

I am packing for a shoot in London tomorrow – a table for a furniture client at a show – not just any table an 11.5m table – its immense.  I am packing a load of small flashes as I have resolved the only way to light this is with an array of flashes using […]

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Canon Flash System at T4 Cameras

We had a great session at T4 Cameras today learning the Canon Flash system. I was reminded that sometimes we overlook the basics of on camera flash in our rush to get to the more glamorous off camera part. There is so much to learn with the on camera flash that actually taking it off […]

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