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  • Welcome to the new home for The Flash Centre
    July 14, 2021

    Welcome to the new home for The Flash Centre

    Welcome to our new and improved website! We gave The Flash Centre online a little spruce up to keep our website feeling fresh whilst offering our customers the same great user experience. Things will look simpler and sleeker, and our...

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  • Get The Shot with Michael Sewell - Food
    July 13, 2021

    Get The Shot with Michael Sewell - Food

    "By lighting from the far side of the plate, at an angle that causes the light to reflect towards the camera, there is a greater incidence of specular highlights, making the food look “wet”. It also gives it greater texture and shape, providing a much more appealing three dimensional look to the finished image"... Read on for more great food photography tips!
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  • The Importance Of Light by Michael Sewell
    July 12, 2021

    The Importance Of Light by Michael Sewell

    The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the importance of light with regards to the quality of the image. To demonstrate the effect good lighting all images have been shot with a low end camera. In this case, a 2007 compact camera, a Fujifilm F31fd stolen from my Dad!
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  • Phottix Raja 105cm Softbox - A Review
    May 24, 2020

    Phottix Raja 105cm Softbox - A Review

    I originally bought the Raja 105cm because my usual location key box was getting a little tired. The new Phottix Raja stripboxes had proven their worth so quickly, the Phottix Raja range was the first place I looked. The 105cm has met my expectations and more.
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  • Simple Product Setup Using Two Speedlights by Michael Sewell
    April 20, 2020

    Simple Product Setup Using Two Speedlights by Michael Sewell

    We are in the middle of Covid-19 lockdown. The kids are running riot, and I'm all out of duct tape. So, can you even begin to imagine the enthusiasm I might have, when I'm contacted by Mr. Rowley of The Flash Centre, asking if I could put together a very simple example image, that can be reproduced in the home. The idea being to encourage folk to do something whilst waiting for their release date.

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  • Photographer Profile - Brett Harkness
    February 22, 2018

    Photographer Profile - Brett Harkness

    TFC ambassador Brett Harkness takes us on his journey in the industry, and explains what kit he's used over the years to create a successful studio and wedding photography business....
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  • Photographing the Perfect Plate with Scott Grummett
    November 3, 2016

    Photographing the Perfect Plate with Scott Grummett

    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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