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Top Photographers BlogSilvergumtype helping photographers get an insight into the world of pro photography and production. We are a platform for photographers and creatives around the world to showcase their work, including articles, a selection of real-life behind the scenes photography moments, and an increasing selection of photography articles for a photographer and other creatives to enjoy.

Jillian Lee -
The Busy Bee from Naples Florida

Jillian Lee has a knack for creating a slightly surrealistic tone within her work,  with rich tones and manipulations which capture your attention. I love the ease with which she asks the viewer to take her journey through the lens. I did this and found myself wrapped up in the sumptuous colours and compositions evident in this selection we are showing this week.

I Tend to Bullshit at Times - No More -Time for Change!

Over the years I have tended to put a positive slant on any errors or in fact we now know this as bullshit. I forgot my card for taking pictures and might have told another story so here si a quick video rant from me changing it up!

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David Gleave - The Gritty Photographer from Manchester

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David Gleave is a gritty photographer from Manchester, The Sharp and striking people Street Photographer. A musician who likes people and began in photography shooting the likes of The Happy Mondays and Noel Gallagher to name just a few.

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Street Photography on the Beach - Covert Style!

I was first introduced to the work of Bruce Gilden a while ago by a few friends and became intrigued by his candid photography. When I first started photography back in the day, I was influenced then by street photography as this was the most accessible for me at that time.

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Our Interview with John Allen
Creative Art Buyer
and Agency Professional

John Allen – Industry Professional – National Advertising Agency.
An art buyer, creative producer and photographer working with direct clients, agencies and art directors creating content for websites, social media channels, advertising campaigns.
John has a background that spans both photography and advertising. Having spent time as a Creative Services Director, Art Buyer and Stills Producer within a large agency,

Using A Projector for a Light Source

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In the 1960’s John French photographed models with floral and 60s style patterns projected onto their bodies instead of clothes. These black and white prints represent the versatile and exciting possibilities that projections can offer artists and photographers.

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Show Your Own Photo Personality

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When I first picked up a camera, I had this zingy thing happen. I was 12, and it was my father’s old Pentax and 300mm lens, and when I looked through the viewfinder, this kaleidoscopic vision captured me. It was a voyeuristic view of the world as you isolated a subject and froze this in time to review later.

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Street Casting Your Photography

Before each person appeared in front of me and my camera (D850) my back team had taken their name and written them on a piece of paper for holding up in front of my camera so firstly I would know their name and secondly allow me to select the correct person for future work. Over 70 people came to the studio that day, which was a super turnout.

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New Photoshoot Coming Mid-December Shooting with GFX50S and the XT-3?

Using the Fuji GFX50S and the Fuji XT-3 for the Submission shoot. The full run down on if I would actually keep the XT-3 or move it along and go full hog into just Sony and Nikon?


Shooting a Hair Campaign for Superdrug

Working for a high street brand is often lucrative and well-choreographed. Shooting for a hair campaign is also challenging, it requires lots of time, setups and patience with an idea of the end goal and how retouching will save the day and how we can make this perfect.
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50+ Camera Angles Every Filmmaker Need to Know

We explore the camera angle as the chosen location at which the camera or video camera is placed to take your shot. Mix this with your optimal composition and you will craft your scene combined with lens choices you are in the business of taking photographs or shooting videography…

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Interview with Angelina Bertand
A New Helmut Newton in the Making?

A sense of freedom and expression in her work and the unconstrained look to her photographs which to the eye, is refreshing and more so as her images capture the essence of beauty with strong, rich blacks and warm mid-tones reminiscent of the great Agfa papers I used to work within the darkroom.

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Next Edition - Get To Meet Ryan Davies Hall and His Unique Modelling Style.

Ryan Davies hall has been on my radar to shoot a personal project for some time. Ryan has a unique style of modelling and a crazy look. I partnered up with Ryan to create some CRAZY Images and used my Fuji XT-3 on its first Pro shoot.

Live Interview an Images in the next few weeks

Using Ring Lighting for Fashion & Portraits

“Ring Lighting Effects”, Learning to use them is easy but here is a little it more about how ring lighting flash or LED will enhance your portfolio images it helps to create a unique look to your images and mix them up a little.

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Producing Your Own Client Campaigns

Advertising Photographers in London and Manchester can normally work through ad agencies, production agencies, or their agents. There are some advantages of running your own production for smaller clients and building your brand. There are also some disadvantages to the process. James Nader – Nadermedia Production.

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Street Photographer
Kieron Beard

Kieron Beard – The Englishman abroad
Kieron is a British photographer who has been living in France and working in Switzerland since 1998. It only took a decade at the fire brigade, multiple environmental science degrees and a dozen accounting jobs for me to realise photography was probably alright.

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Keeping Your Work Quirky - A Prerequisite For Work

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Getting noticed as a photographer nowadays days is often the most difficult task, so many shooting almost the same content and style. Just look at Tik Tock and how everyone else is mimicking the best they see to try and be the same. It’s all a matter of time before this all fails drastically whats your exit strategy?
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Shooting Stock images - Is there Still Room for profit?

launching a stock photography concept is not cheap. Quality equipment is needed as many agencies require a certain standard of capture and size of the upload. It’s doubtful, and you’re not guaranteed to make back this initial investment. Even if you eventually do, the hit to your budget or cash reserves could be painful in the meantime.
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Angelica Stenvinkel -
Stockholm to London and Makeup to Fashion Stylist

Angelica’s styling demonstrates that quirky edge appeal which I love and although working on campaigns internationally she manages to indulge in some fabulously eccentric imagery which piqued my interest. Some of Angelica’s avantgarde themes have a subtly brash and outspoken look and convey a narrative that is current but also classic.

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Camera Collaboration with Denmark Based Weedio.

I would say on reflection that collaboration or affiliation to another brand or business is a great thing. if you can agree on what the ground rules are for both right at the beginning then you can’t go wrong. Collaboration is the way forward…

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Right now I am offering free portfolio, website and business review with me, James Nader.  A rare chance to get professional insights into your photography and your business with me for a short period. Get yourself on the shortlist and don’t be shy.

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