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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

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

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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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

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

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