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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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Icelandic Adventures & Underwater Photography with Fine Art / Fashion Photographer Cheng Han

Louise O'Shea
Icelandic Adventures & Underwater Photography with Fine Art / Fashion Photographer Cheng Han Professional Photographer, Cheng Han is a self taught Fine art and Fashion photographer who also specialises in underwater imagery. In this edition of the TFC blog we talk to Cheng about his life in photography, and his recent visit the southern part of Iceland which culminated in his stunning series of photographs where the fashion and landscape merge.
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An Interview with Andy Cotterill

Louise O'Shea
An Interview with Andy Cotterill London born and bred photographer and TFC long term customer Andrew Cotterill is a photographer with a passion. His love of music started in the 1980's so his passage into music photography was a natural progression. TFC London Manager Louise asks him some questions about his career Thanks Andrew!
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Popular ELB 400 Accessories

Alex Ray
Popular ELB 400 Accessories The Elinchrom ELB 400 and it's predesessors, Quadra and Quadra RX are so small and light it's important to select light modifiers and accessories that don't weigh you down. In this blog post, we'll have a look at some of the most popular and see what effect they can have in your images.
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The Elinchrom Deflector Set

Alex Ray
The Elinchrom Deflector Set The Elinchrom Deflector Set is a unique accessory which changes the effect of your existing light modifiers. The deflectors can be used in a variety of other Elinchrom light shapers to eliminate, soften or tone sharp shadow edges. Read on to see these effects in action.
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Starting Out in Newborn Photography

Elli Cassidy
Starting Out in Newborn Photography One of our lovely customers Elli Cassidy has taken the time to write us a blog post about her experiences becoming a newborn photographer, and the kit she uses for her beautiful work taking pictures of newborn babies. Elli also runs mentoring courses so if you are as impressed with what you see as we are check out her website...
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Shooting Fish with Robert Smith

Brian Collier
Shooting Fish with Robert Smith It's 6.30 am on a coolish early November morning. I should still be in bed, but Simon Burfoot and I are already deep in the wild countryside of Loughborough. We're looking for a gate off a main road, that gains access to another gate (!), off which is a private carp fishing lake. Finally we make our way through the dreaded gate......
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