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Unique Fused Glass

Pash is rather creative and she’s started creating fused glass objects. Everything from necklaces and earrings to bespoke trophies for competitions. Our dining room is dominated by a 1 metre square glass firing kiln which is, I admit, an unconventional location. The dining table is where she cuts and grinds these works of art into …

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French Crown

Winter’s a great time for indoor photography so I set up my DIY drip photo contraption again – in the spare room this time. Pash wasn’t ecstatic to see I’d pushed all her computer equipment to one side of her desk but I persuaded her it was all in a good cause! Please share…

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Table Tops

I’ve been listening to a “tabletop product” photography online course run by CreativeLive. This company is based in Seattle and they generously broadcast free photography courses on a regular basis via the internet. With the time difference it means staying up way past a sensible bed-time in order to watch but I’ve picked up lots of …

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Splash Progress

I sacrificed a couple of hours of much needed sleep to set up my drip-stand again, this time with the intention of playing around with the lighting a little more. I set up one of the strobes I normally use underwater (Inon Z240) to fire at the same time as the flash unit (Canon 430EZ). …

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Splash Art

It’s something that I’ve had a go at in the past (with limited success) and I’ve wanted to try again with some more control so I obtained a “drip kit” from a local government contact I have, I constructed myself a wooden frame and I had an electronics timer built by a brilliant engineer I …

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Five a Day

  I’m inspired when I see other people’s images of an every day object made to look interesting by clever use of lighting.   I’d had the idea for this photo in my head for a while so I dug out my flash-units, two chairs, several pieces of perspex, bits of white and black card, …

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