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Happy Halloween

To be honest, my head is still firmly in the summertime, however, the nights are drawing in, and the clocks have already gone back… which as usual, I forgot about and was weirded out when I noticed times not matching in my flat anymore! More often than not, I’m too busy to remember things like Halloween until October 31st when people ask me what I’m doing, and I reply with ‘oh crap, is that today?’

This year, I thought at the very least, I’ll carve a Halloween Pumpkin. The last time I did one was in 2012, and I was pretty pleased with it to be honest. I always like to outdo my previous efforts though, in anything. Plus I went to art college, so I should be decent at stuff like this right?

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Blogger Workshops Mailing List

One of the things I get asked about a lot is ‘when are you next doing a photography workshop?’ 

Often I only know about a month in advance, but in an effort to make sure I keep everyone up to date, I’ve set up a mailing list for people to subscribe to. 

Now I promise I won’t be spamming anyone, and you can unsubscribe at any time, but this will be the best way to know if and when I have a blogger workshop coming up. It also allows you to choose the type of workshop you’re interested in, which should further reduce the risk of spam. 

So if you do want to keep up to date, you can visit  http://www.jaymclaughlin.co.uk/bloggerworkshops and subscribe!

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How to Photograph Fashion Week

I’ve been going to fashion week for years, and I always see people making the same photographic mistakes season after season.

Last year I made a couple of videos containing tips on how to improve your fashion week photography.

The first is all about runway shows and how to get the best shots from the side of the catwalk rather than the photographers pit at the end. I’ve included various images that show you don’t necessarily need to be sitting front row to get interesting photos. 

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How I Edit Photos When Travelling

I love travelling, and I’m so lucky that my job has taken me to some epic places around the world. Obviously it’s important for me to have all the tools I need to do my job, but it’s just as important to be able to travel light.

Over the past year, I’ve downsized and streamlined my travel workflow massively, whilst at the same time, increasing my time efficiency, and I thought I’d share my process with you lot.

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The Most Important Thing to Turn on in Your Olympus PEN Camera

Hidden away, deep within the menu systems of the Olympus PEN, in a place rarely seen by many but the most ardent of explorers, is one of the most awesome features, that you really should be using. Even the name of it is awesome! I introduce to you, The Super Control Panel!!!

I don’t know why this isn’t switched on by default, but it’s really easy to turn on, and once on, it will stay on until you go back and disable it. 

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Workflow : U Magazine

The majority of people see a photograph as a true and realistic depiction of a scene or person. What they might not be aware of is that it's actually an illusion. Real life is three dimensional. We can see distances due to having two eyes, which also allows us to determine whether things have depth or mass. A photograph is a two dimension interpretation of a three dimensional scene. To compensate, photographers use all manner of tricks to capture either the look and feel of real life, or to create a fantasy world. Either way, it's all an illusion.

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