Interfit | Blog

04/05/2021
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Working with People by Ben Bentley

People, eh?! People are the worst. People can also be the best. Many people I encounter are traversing thatever-fascinating middle-ground between those two extremes. It’s my job (and if you’re reading this, quitepossibly yours too) to tell a story by way of photographing them.I’m not sure that my following ramblings that you’re about to try and muscle through qualify as tipsnecessarily, but here are four thoughts or reflections on shooting portrait work over the last decade. “You need to have a solid plan. You also need to be willing to... Read More

26/03/2021
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Location location location By Walter Evans

Now I know it has been a while but at last, we might be seeing some light at the end of this pandemic situation and I like many others are all dreaming of shooting in various locations rather than within our own four walls. So, with the exciting prospect of shooting on location again, I thought I’d share some of my tips and process to try to help you make the most of location shooting. Planning is the Key. Without a doubt planning your location shoot well in advance is... Read More

05/03/2021
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28 Faces of February.

I quit the day job in 2015 to concentrate on starting my own photography business. Not an easy decision to make and not something for everyone. If I had made the same decision in 2019, I would be telling a totally different story today.

24/02/2021
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Get the most from your pop up background

Whether you are using your pop-up background for a video call with a new client or a location portrait shoot, there are some simple tips you can do to get the most out of it.     Set up.  The best place to start is to make sure that your background is secure. Having your background fall or slip out of position can be both frustrating and even embarrassing. There are a few ways to prevent this.     Use a dedicated stand clip and stand. These are easy to use and are relatively inexpensive.   Use the Velcro loops on the top and side to attach to a boom... Read More

13/11/2020

What to get the Photographer or Videographer in your life 2020

Christmas seems to come round quicker and quicker, and with advent calendars and mince pies starting to fill the shelves, this year is no exception. Despite this, you probably haven’t given a huge amount of thought to buying Christmas gifts. So, here are a few ideas from us at Interfit Photo & Video that are sure to put a smile on the face of any content creator this Christmas.  (NEW) Badger Beam £199.99 This 60W battery COB LED is perfect for all video and photography uses. Whether you are into... Read More

19/10/2020

Up & Coming: Indica Cambell

Hi I’m Indica Campbell a singer song writer from Birmingham.  Q1 – “How long have you been recording music for?”  I started recording music when I was about 16/17 when I was in collage with my flat mate. Then officially recorded my album when I was 21.   Q2 – “How old were you when you wrote your first song?”  I had a few books as I was growing up and started to form songs, but they were mainly made up of different lines. They formed in to songs when I met my band... Read More

07/10/2020
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UNDERWATER MAGIC

Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to work on some new incredible shots with two of my favourite teams. I had worked previously as part of a group social shoot, at TankSpace, one of very few underwater photography and videography studios in the UK. The setup is great  – as a photographer, I was very thankful not to have to get suited up and head into the water myself, but get to remain on dry land and shoot through into the tank. Needless to say the previous shots had gone down... Read More

Interfit F121 Photography Flash Head 07/08/2020
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Guide to Interfit Flash Range 2020

The main differences between the Interfit F121, Badger Unleashed, Honey Badger and S1 & S1a apart from the power output is the size of each unit and some other features like TTL & HSS. The Badger Unleashed & Honey Badger Unleashed are the most compact and are a level above our F121 Range.   The F121 The F121 is our entry level flash range, for those photographers that want to dip their toes into the world of flash but, also want value for their money before they upgrade.   The F121 is available in two different power options: 100w (watts) and 200w (watts) of power and we also do a range of kits with modifiers. The F121’s are quality flash heads that offer full manual control only... Read More

31/07/2020
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Flash isn’t Flashy

We often get the same response when speaking to people about flash photography. May it be over the phone or at photographic events, we hear a lot of… “ Flash is too hard..” or “I wouldn’t know where to start with flash!”  So, we thought we would try and debunk some of the myths around flash photography and prove why flash isn’t some sort of witchcraft and is key to progressing as a photographer.  1. FLASH IS REALLY COMPLICATED? NO, not really. It’s true that there’s a lot to learn,... Read More

01/07/2020
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Honey Badger & S1 Digital Camera World Feature with Walter Evans

Walter Evans www.walterevansphotography.co.uk I’M A photographer and commercial drone pilot based in Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I run photography sessions in portraiture from my home studio, which I try to keep light-hearted and fun while the client can also leave with pictures they’re proud to hang up on their walls. I recommend regularly posting your pictures and your setup on Instagram, as a year ago I was approached by Interfi t who saw what I was doing with their equipment and I’ve been sponsored by them since! Shooting from his home... Read More

01/07/2020
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What Modifier do I need?

We often get asked “What modifier do I need?” closely followed by “What does it do?”. So to try and make things a bit easier we have put together a list of our most popular modifiers, explaining what sort of light they create and what sort of photography they are good for. A great all-round modifier is a rectangular softbox. This Jack of all trades can be seen everywhere from portrait studios to location video shoots! These come in all different sizes and are a great starting point for anyone... Read More

08/06/2020
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Shifting the weight of wedding photography

Wedding and event photographers are always in a position of uncertainty never quite knowing how the day will play out. However, there are a couple of things we can be certain of, a lot of time on our feet and long hours!   This type of photography means having to adapt to every situation, but this comes at a cost, typically in the form of weight.  Two DSLR’s with a. 24-70 and a 70-200 is a lot of weight to have hanging on your shoulder for hours on end. This weight brings fatigue, pain, and can limit your range of motion, which can cause us to miss vital shots.  Having to Accepting that... Read More

29/05/2020
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Adding something new to your wedding photography

With such a diverse standard of wedding photographer out there from people who do it as a sideline/weekend business, to full-time pros who travel all over the world and I’ve even heard somebody say they shoot weddings as a hobby! It is clear that wedding photography is probably the most competitive discipline within the photographic industry so it is key to stay up to date with new styles and techniques.  Most modern DSLR and mirrorless DSLR cameras have a huge range of advanced auto settings and built-in light meters that... Read More

20/05/2020

Pet Pawtraits at home with Darren Kidby

I got into photography when I was around 16 years of age. Life got in the way and drifted away from hobby and got into work, wife and kids. Around 3 years ago I bought a canon M5 off my brother (a wedding photographer) to take pictures of my dog Stanley (Rottweiler) which got me back in the game. Having re-discovered my love for it I decide to upgrade and now shoot with a canon 5d MKIII, a 70-200mm 2.8 and a pair of Interfit Honey Badger 320’s, so you... Read More

05/05/2020
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Create not stagnate

We all love picking up our cameras and being creative either outdoors or in the studio. But what do we do when this isn’t possible? Should be just pack our camera gear away and stare out the window dreaming? Of course not, this is the perfect time to get those creative juices flowing and start shooting from home. Whether its your spare room, dining room or garage. Small space big ideas It’s a small space I hear you saying, and this will be hard to create anything. Well ehh yeah... Read More

02/04/2020
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How to Make Video Conferencing from Home Work for you

With more of us adapting to working from home we need to make home-working as comfortable and productive as possible. It’s all about creating a space where you can get your work done, improve the quality of your meetings and be as professional as possible. My family are dotted around the world and I’m currently working from home. I’m a seasoned veteran when it comes to Skype with mum or, Zoom meetings with the office. So here are a few handy tips to get you started to improve your working... Read More

02/04/2020
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Getting Into The Work From Home Mindset

Working from home has become the only option for a lot of people in the current climate. With employees from all different areas such as administration staff, digital teams and customer service roles working remotely. Here at Interfit we know this all too well and have some top tips to get you started: 1. Create your working area. Set up an area and call it your “Home Office” this will be a dedicated space where you can really focus on the task in hand. Working from your bed may not... Read More

17/02/2020
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Up & Coming: Jamie Lee (Model Series)

Here at Interfit, we are always keen to help promote up-and-coming photographers but we also want to promote the unsung heros of them all, the models. It’s always great to find out how and why they do what they do! In a series of interviews, we are going to talk to young models which are just starting their journey or, are on the cusp of moving to the next stage in the hope to inspire the next generation. Our sixth interview is with Jamie Lee, Jamie Lee has been under... Read More

27/01/2020
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Editing DSLR photos on a Mobile

If you’re regularly posting a mixture of phone and DLSR shots to your Instagram, you might find that it can be difficult when it comes to editing and the look your feed has. Side by side in your gallery they can ook very different – in both quality and resolution, but also in the editing which is the important part when attracting new followers or showing off your chosen style. However much you try and stick to consistent tones and values, it’s almost impossible to replicate the phone app presets... Read More

27/01/2020
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Up & Coming (Paul Nelson)

Here at Interfit we are always keen to help promote up-and-coming photographers. It’s always great to find out how and why they do what they do! In a series of interviews, we are going to talk to young photographers which are just starting their journey or, are on the cusp of moving to the next stage in the hope to inspire, shed some creative light and showcase new ideas. Our Firth and first interview of 2020 is with Paul Nelson, Paul is a self-taught professional photographer from the outskirts of... Read More

How To Install Lightroom Presets

How to Install Lightroom Presets for desktop With any older version of Lightroom, it is only a few steps from start to finish. Generally, you open up Lightroom, then go to Edit in the Windows version or the Lightroom dialogue in the Mac version. Look for Preferences and Presets. Click on the box titled “Show Lightroom Presets Folder,“ double-click on Lightroom, then double-click on “Develop Presets.” Copy the folder of your presets into the “Develop Presets” folder. After those steps, close and restart Lightroom. Presto! Your presets will be available... Read More

16/12/2019
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Up & Coming The Round Up

Here at Interfit We are keen to support and showcase creative individuals from all walks of life. We are all about promoting the next generation, the ‘Up and coming’. This year we were lucky enough to talk to some fantastic photographers and get a bit of an insight to how and why they do what they do. It’s amazing to see how differently people have come to work in the industry and what inspired them to do it. So as it’s somehow Christmas again we thought it would be a... Read More

21/11/2019

Up & Coming (Amy Heycock)

Here at Interfit we are always keen to help promote up-and-coming photographers. It’s always great to find out how and why they do what they do! In a series of interviews, we are going to talk to young photographers which are just starting their journey or, are on the cusp of moving to the next stage in the hope to inspire, shed some creative light and showcase new ideas. Our Fouth interview is with Amy Heycock, she grew up in Queensland, Australia as young lass she exclusively listened to the... Read More

23/10/2019
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2 Easy, affordable Halloween looks Make-Up Tutorial

It’s that time of year again, Halloween is upon us! And if you are like me, you have left Halloween to the last minute and have no idea what to go as this year and there are no more decent costumes left in any stores. I will be showing you two easy looks which can be achieved with basic makeup you will have in your makeup bag (or if you don’t wear makeup, someone you know will have!) Look 1 – Zombie Dressing up a zombie means the possibilities are... Read More

21/10/2019
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Up & Coming (Newo)

Here at Interfit we are always keen to help promote up-and-coming photographers. It’s always great to find out how and why they do what they do! In a series of interviews, we are going to talk to young photographers which are just starting their journey or, are on the cusp of moving to the next stage in the hope to inspire, shed some creative light and showcase new ideas. Our Fouth interview is with Newo, she is a self-taught photographer from the UK thats now based in London, she has... Read More

10/10/2019
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Speedlite Vs Badger Unleashed

The next stage in any photographers journey is the manipulation of light, being able to control light especially when on the go adds huge possibilities and can make you stand out from the crowd. Off camera flash is becoming more and more popular with professional photographers because of its versatility and a lot of clients will book because of the style it offers.  Most photographers when getting in to off camera flash rush out and by a speedlite because it’s the right thing to do, isn’t it? Choosing a speedlite... Read More

20/09/2019
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Up & Coming (Azeez Abdul)

Here at Interfit we are always keen to help promote up-and-coming photographers. It’s always great to find out how and why they do what they do! In a series of interviews, we are going to talk to young photographers which are just starting their journey or, are on the cusp of moving to the next stage in the hope to inspire, shed some creative light and showcase new ideas. Our Third interview is with Azeez Abdul from Nigeria, Azeez came to the UK in 2004 and is based in London.... Read More

16/09/2019
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How To: Take School Photography Portraits

As the new term starts, thousands of school children are walking through the school gates full of wonder and excitement in anticipation of the new school year. This is a key time to capture school portraits before the new uniforms get creased and shoes lose their shine. School photos are a keyway of showing how students change through their school life and often take pride of place on the mantelpiece! School photos can often be a daunting task for both the photographer and the student. So, here is a simple... Read More

22/08/2019
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Up & Coming (Barnaby Fairley)

Here at Interfit we are always keen to help promote up-and-coming photographers. It’s always great to find out how and why they do what they do! In a series of interviews, we are going to talk to young photographers which are just starting their journey or, are on the cusp of moving to the next stage in the hope to inspire, shed some creative light and showcase new ideas. Our second interview is with Barnaby, He is an up-and-coming music & lifestyle photographer from York. Imagine a city with Roman... Read More

24/07/2019
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Up & Coming (Billie Harrison)

Here at Interfit we are always keen to help promote up-and-coming photographers. It’s always great to find out how and why they do what they do! In a series of interviews, we are going to talk to young photographers which are just starting their journey or, are on the cusp of moving to the next stage in the hope to inspire, shed some creative light and showcase new ideas. Our first interview is with Billie, She is an up-and-coming dynamic, female photographer from Birmingham in the United Kingdom who takes... Read More

07/07/2021

Tristan Fewings Working with Interfit

Hi I’m Tristan Fewings, I’m an editorial photographer shooting with Getty Images, my photography is entertainment based covering major international events such as Cannes and Venice film festivals, My work is very much people focused and diverse from shooting film premieres, red carpet events and photocalls, to location celebrity portraits and fashion, I also spend a lot of my time on assignment shooting directly with major brands. I particularly love shooting fashion, covering London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks where I specialise in backstage and first looks. I’ve been shooting... Read More

23/06/2021

Shaping Light

In my work, I love using colour. I’ve always said that I like to think of it as ‘colourful goth’! In this blog I’m going to go through four of my favourite images where I’ve looked to use coloured light in different ways and shapes for these characters. For this shot, I had a flash, modified with a snoot and a warm yellow gel positioned on the left and slightly to the rear of the model. The sidelight was gelled with a navy blue, and these were the only two... Read More

21/04/2021
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Light Painting with Matthias Dengler

Seeing how people create images and develop their own style, is something we are very passionate about here at Interfit. When a talented German-based photographer called Matthias Dengler popped up on our radar, we were keen to get in touch and see what he’s about. Matty is a self-taught photographer with over 13-year experience in; architecture, interior design, travel and sports photography, and is lucky enough to work all over Europe. He uses a fantastic technique call ‘Light Painting’ This style of photography consists of using a long exposure and... Read More