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Messing about in my home studio. Model: my son Aidan. Cymbal: Istanbul. Camera: Sony a7s. Lights: Kino Flo. Processing: Lightroom and Photoshop.

Aidan Cymbal © Sean hayes

Aidan Cymbal © Sean hayes

As the divisions between professional photography and ‘fan’ photography continue to dissolve – along comes Tim Wallace, in association with Swedish lighting company Profoto, with a ‘live’ class on how to photograph a Land Rover to professional advertising standards. I like the idea. A lot of creative people in general are very protective of their assumed ‘proprietary’ knowledge or status within the industry. Truly talented folk share, share, and share. And share again. As an art director on myriad of shoots for car brands like Toyota, Lexus and Mitsubishi, I can assure you that car photography is 99% technical – 1% creative. It can be learned. Very easily. Kudos to Wallace and Profoto for an innovative approach to teaching their craft to other aspiring photographers.

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This week automotive car photographer Tim Wallace held a ‘live’ shoot with Land Rover at their main centre in Halewood, Liverpool, shooting a seminar and live shoot demonstration outdoors in a purpose built area located near the main Land Rover centre. The shoot was in conduction with leading light manufacturer Profoto and concentrated on the setup from scratch of a professional lighting arrangement for shooting a Land Rover with Profoto B1 equipment and heads. The day was a great success and we had some challenging weather with bright changeable sunlight but working through this Tim demonstrated 3 very different setups showing that it is very possible to make the most of all situations with good lighting.

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Tim- “Many photographers find ‘live shoots’ in front of a large audience a little daunting for obvious reasons but in my view its really the best way to help people understand not only whats…

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Women are beautiful. Even the straightest of straight women will willingly acknowledge the female form is sublime. Eroticism gets a bad rap because of the power it wields. Sex is power. Power is a zero sum game? People who are interested in power, male or female, will willingly agree. People who understand that eroticism is the greatest expression of human creativity will see things differently. Porn is ubiquitous. Eroticism is an endangered species. Playboy, for all its detractors, understood the difference between the two. Porn is alive and well and celebrates subjugation. Great erotic photography is rare and is a celebration of life. Nuance?

Or for anti-porn activists

Source: Playboy Won’t Feature Nude Women. This Is Not a Victory for Feminism

This photo essay by Eric Pickersgill is doing the rounds on t’internet. Maybe you’ve already seen it. Maybe it made you stop and think. Maybe it made you click on “like”. Maybe you didn’t notice that your wife or kids or significant other entered the room. Maybe. Scroll. Click. Maybe. Next.

Source: Removed – Eric Pickersgill

To flickr and beyond. I’ve been a space nut for as long as I can remember. Fascinating collection of all the shots from the Apollo missions in one place. Lots of iconic shots are familiar but it’s the ‘outtakes’ that are the most interesting. Not many camera manufactures can claim to have been to the moon and back – but Hasselblad can.

Want to browse the entire collection of photos captured on the moon by Apollo astronauts with their chest-mounted Hasselblad cameras? You can now do so rig

Source: Every Moon Photo Shot by Apollo Astronauts is Now on Flickr

Excellent. A “how to” film that actually explains how to do something. Rare.

Christopher Nolan is by far one of the greatest directors of his generation. In this masterclass he takes you through how to direct your first feature film.

Source: Christopher Nolan: How to Direct Your First Feature Film

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