We're all just slaves to the mistress that is physics. Outside of creativity, a photographer is merely a problem solver that understands both the limitations of physics and their available tools to tackle it, which is why a fancy camera will do you no good if you can't use it - so tell that to people the next time they tell you that your fancy camera must be amazing at taking photos - and even then, let's face it, it's probably more the lens and your decision-making; a good camera just aids that process with simplicity and convenience.

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An introduction to the Bowens Esprit, a workhorse that just keeps on galloping! Having said that, the only Bowens strobe light I've had fail me so far is the Gemini GM250R, which ironically is newer. Digital strobes have more tech to go wrong, and often times, it's tech that isn't needed for every day non-specialist use.

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I'd taken some of my favourite and best loved photos on these lights, but they had a bit of a reputation within the industry for overheating. I rarely had issues, and I found that if they did, it was typically just one in a batch of three, yet their pay-off for the price was worth it.

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In today's 101, I cover the first strobe lights I ever bought! They're small, they're basic, but ultimately they can do what you need them to do. I always say this, but a light is a light is a light, and what you are paying for is consistency, convenience, build quality and of course, adaptability..

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A quick introduction to studio photography and the intention of my 1 minute 101 videos that I created to stay busy during lockdown and then remade for the YouTube shorts generation.

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Hi from a new look Splash Point Photo site & blog! From the neon streets to the sandy beach, we've got it all.. kinda. If you're new to us, we're a bespoke and unique photography studio space on the coast of North Wales, famed for our neon wall, heated pool, & being a Tardis studio that is over the road from the beach!

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