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The Big Interview - Ivor Kerslake The British Museum

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

Ivor Kerslake is Head of Imaging & Photography at The British Museum. In his role , which has so far spanned over 35 years, Ivor is responsible for providing a complete photographic and imaging service in support of The British Museum.

In this months BIG INTERVIEW , I 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 Ive 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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Casey Gutteridge Interview

Louise O'Shea
Casey Gutteridge Interview

This month TFC Blog HQ had the opportunity to interview Professional Photographer Casey Gutteridge about his work.
Casey, a hertfordshire based Photographer, has had the fantastic opportunity to work for every UK national newspaper over the past 7 years of his career.
His work has featured in global publications from National Geographic to the New York Post! Casey has a solid passion for what he creates & the people in his pictures. In his own words he says:
My business isn't photography, its the people I am photographing, my passion for them and their stories is reflected back in their passion for me
In my interview I get to the bottom of how a pro photographer ticks, what important advice Casey has for emerging new photographers, what tips & tricks Casey has for us, plus how he setup his recent shoot with Louis Walsh.


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Elinchrom Hi-Sync Explained

Alex Ray
Elinchrom Hi-Sync Explained Elinchrom's Skyport Trannsmitter Plus HS has opened a new world of High-Sync photgraphy to many users. But, what is Hi-Sync, and which flash units will it work with.....
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