The Big Dogs Blog

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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By Lesley McGillicuddy | Jul 23, 2016

  Oh what a week it’s been – and oh, the annoyance that we’ve got this glorious hot sunny weather on the week I’m shooting a musician in the studio, when last week it rained cats and dogs because I was shooting on the streets of London! It was worth it, of course. In between the…

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By Lesley McGillicuddy | Apr 1, 2016

After a little R&R We are fit enough to bring you up to speed After a long drive back home (and after a LONG all-night session in the Hilton, writing up the magazine article that we shot live in front of delegates over the four days of the show!), we’re finally back in the office…

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Thank you Ireland! – The Digital Imaging Roadshow

By Lesley McGillicuddy | Feb 12, 2016

I have just returned home after a wonderful trip to the “Emerald Isles” where I was delivering masterclasses for the SWPP as a part of their Digital Imaging Roadshow. Before I settle down for the weekend, I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to everybody who came along to listen to me –…

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  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!

  2. Kevin Boycott on August 31, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Thank you for a great night at Cannock very informative and interesting night can not fault any part of it once again a big thank you

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