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An Abundance of Phase One Goodies!

Al Simmons
An Abundance of Phase One Goodies! We've been spoilt with a number Phase One announcements today. From the innovative new benchmark in medium format technology, the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic digital back, to the exciting (and free!) Feature Update # 4. In this blog we go through all the cool new additions, as well as last weeks Honeybee Autofocus Platform 2.0 (HAP-2) upgrade announcement. Without further ado....
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Focus Stacking with the Phase One XF

Al Simmons
Focus Stacking with the Phase One XF

There are many benefits to shooting with the Phase One XF Camera System, with a series of features aimed at achieving the most optimal image quality possible. In this blog post TFC London's resident Phase One guru Al explains why Focus Stack is such a useful feature, and how you set it up.


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The Big Interview - Ivor Kerslake The British Museum

Louise O'Shea
The Big Interview - Ivor Kerslake The British Museum

In this month’s BIG INTERVIEW, Lou from TFC had the chance to meet and interview Ivor about his photographic work at The British Museum, the importance behind the image creation and how the inner photographic workings at The British Museum operate.


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John Denton Training – Algarve Safari September 2016

Simon Burfoot
In this edition of The Flash Centre Blog, our very own Simon Burfoot has put together a piece documenting his experiences on this years Algarve Photo Safari by John Denton. As an experienced teacher of all things studio lighting, you're sure to pick up some nifty tips and tricks from Simon here, particularly if you are interested in overpowering the sun (it was powerful in Portugal!) with Elinchrom's ELB 400 packs and HS (Hi-Sync) heads.
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Photographing the Perfect Plate

Scott Grummett
Photographing the Perfect Plate My journey into food photography began when I left college with a love of still life, I loved the technical aspects and the control of it all. My early commissions involved blowing things up, starting fires and freezing items in ice. It was a feeling of controlled chaos. From there I started assisting food photographers and found myself loving the combination of control and realism involved.
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Photographing your Local Patch

Paul Miguel
Photographing your Local Patch I’ve travelled to a number of countries photographing nature but for me there is nothing more satisfying that capturing strong images close to home. One of my favourite haunts is Letchmire Pastures, less than ten miles from my home in Leeds.
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Photographing Dancers - Dare To Be Different!

James Musselwhite
Photographing Dancers - Dare To Be Different! These images represent girls who dare to dream. All of the featured performers are amateurs. Tiger Tone as a studio, encourages novices to walk through their doors and try something new. Hoop, Silk and Pole Dancing require core strength, no fear and a will to be different. It's not your conventional exercise class. But it's the girls willingness to try something unique and to express themselves that we wanted to capture. I've always thrived on showcasing those who dare to be different, who step outside the norm and who seek to challenge themselves to reach new ground.
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Sun Mover - Brilliant and Varied Results From a Premium Reflector

Bret Florens
Sun Mover  -  Brilliant and Varied Results From a Premium Reflector

The contrast control of lighting plays a vital role in the success of your photography. And when it comes to controlling ambient light, there is nothing more convenient and effective than a reflector, which bounces back the available light onto the subject, thereby controlling the shadows and highlights and therefore the contrast in lighting.


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A day in the Life of Fashion Photographer Holly McGlynn

Louise O'Shea
A day in the Life of Fashion Photographer Holly McGlynn

London based Fashion Photographer Holly McGlynn is a regular at TFC London Rental. We often see her busy collecting rental kit for her fashion and portrait shoots. Originally from Dublin , Holly is now based in London and has an MA in photography from Goldsmith's she was shortlisted for Irish Fashion Photographer of the Year 2014 and 2015. Plus won a gold medal in the Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015. She has a true passion for photography and capture fantasic fashion & portrait work.

We thought it was high time so see where our kit goes when Holly leaves TFC London and to find out what a day in the Life of Photographer Holly McGlynn is really all about!..


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TFC's Top 10 Christmas Gifts

Louise oO'Shea

Get christmas wrapped up under the Tree for Photography.

Let's face it when it come to Christmas all us photographers are really hoping for something more than chocolate coins & satsumas in our Christmas stockings. I'm thinking accessories for my speed light, a Go Pro Hero, a mini well made tripod or on my perfect christmas wish list one of those awesome Elinchrom Lighting kits!.

No worries TFC Blog HQ have made the perfect Christmas shop with some fantastic gifts large and small, that the photographer in your life will get snapping with.

So you can get it wrapped up and ready for lights, camera, action on Christmas Day!

Here are our top 10 Ultimate favorite's for Christmas 2015


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