The Big Dogs Blog

We work with what we have

By lesley | Apr 19, 2018

I must sound like a broken record sometimes… “skills to pay the bills”, “keep on with your CPD”, truth is the reason I keep banging on and on is this stuff is just IMPORTANT. Ask yourself are you just a “Shutter monkey” or are you reeaaally in full control? Only you know the real answer…

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That’s all folks !!

By lesley | Mar 23, 2018

Well that’s it four days of high intensity, workshops, presenting, demoing, chatting and being fully immersed in the world of photography… The Photography Show 2018 is over for another year. I had a FANTASTIC time sharing my bit of photographic knowledge with everybody. My first show was about the “One light studio” and demoed what…

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There’s STILL life in the old dog yet

By lesley | Dec 7, 2017

As I get older I sometimes wonder are my spectacles always a little rose tinted? Was I really, stronger, faster. Slimmer… was I better at my craft, more seasoned and trained blah, blah blah. You see, ten years ago I retired from the competitive photographic competitions as I new I was to become a Chairman…

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Thank you to Wilkinsons Digital Splash for having us

By lesley | Oct 9, 2017

After a FAB weekend at digital splash meeting old friends and new I thought it only proper to say a huge BIG thank you to both Wilkinson Cameras for requesting me, OlympusUK for letting me out of the cage and Elinchrom LTD for supplying my favourite lights… but most of all a HUGE thank you…

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First look at the Elinchrom ELB1200

By lesley | Aug 19, 2017

Well its world photography day again, a day for sharing all things photographic and enjoying the the sense of belonging that brings. As an Elinchrom ambassador I recently got to test shoot with the new ELB 1200.  Whilst I had it with me I did a quick Vlog about its cool features in a hastily…

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Great to be able to try the New Elinchrom ELB1200

By lesley | Jul 31, 2017

Sometimes I forget! I forget that “everyday” for me can actually be extraordinary but I’ve sadly sort of become a little desensitised to it.  Then every know and then we get days that remind me what a privilege it is to work in this awesome profession. As an Elinchrom ambassador I got my hands on…

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Some exciting news for Landscape photographers using Olympus

By lesley | Jun 28, 2017

I APOLOGISE !!!!  I love sharing photographic information but being slightly dyslexic i hate typing so I’ve decided ill try Vlogging  instead . Please make allowances for my face and my voice hopefully the quality of the information shared will make up for the short comings . It was really exciting to see how combined…

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Once upon a time with Hahnel Industries

By lesley | Jun 12, 2017

  Once upon a time I used to think that receiving awards and getting accolades was the be all and end all of my photography.  I can’t lie, having 12 Photographer of the year titles, 10 fellowships and over 670 awards has, with sensible marketing, got me into the position I’m in – so at…

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The New Olympus 25mm f1.2 Pro is here !!

By mcgillicuddy1 | Sep 19, 2016

This is something I’ve been waiting an age to talk about… the Olympus 25mm f1.2 Pro! I wanted to give you a “heads up” and a quick “show and tell” as soon as I was able. Lets talk about the first noticeable difference compared to the previous 25mm f1.8… SIZE! lets be realistic here in…

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1 Comment

  1. Barbara Green on November 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    My experience at the Speedlite 101 course on Friday was hugely beneficial, teaching me to have confidence in using flash on and off camera, in the friendly, encouraging atmosphere Damian creates. I’ve been inspired to make progress in my photography, a really successful outcome. Many thanks indeed!

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