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With the UK comic convention scene in full flow I’ve seen many requests from people on Facebook groups asking for photographers to shoot with while at a convention. This article is a basic guide to what you should be looking out for before taking on someone’s services.

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Well it’s been about a month since my last post and with this being Mental Health Awareness week I thought I should give you an update on how things are…

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There is a saying that you shouldn’t do something you love as a job as you will eventually come to hate it. Now while I don’t do event photography for a living, going to events and taking pictures it’s something that I enjoy… at least it was until recently. I’m sure most of you reading this can relate to what I am on about. We’ve all had bad experiences that can completely put us off doing something we enjoy.

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One of my goals for 2018 was to attend more conventions than last year when I first ventured into Anime & Cosplay themed conventions. Starting quite late in the year (April I believe) I attended 4 conventions and 2 fan meetups.

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Yesterday I tried updating the firmware on my Godox X1T-O and TT685O flashguns. While the X1T-O went well after realising that the controller needs to be powered off with no batteries. The same couldn’t be said for the TT685’s.

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Well it’s that time of the year when Convention season kicks off so here is the list of confirmed events I will be attending up to the start of March.

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I purchased the Lumix GX80 last December after my second Canon EOS film SLR finally gave up the ghost. Making the transition from film to digital was (and still is) something of a learning curve which requires you to get used to changing your approach somewhat.

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How many times have you heard this phrase or read about it..? Too many times I bet! If you really want to know the secret is..? Well it’s no secret it is simply this…

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This is a question that crops up all the time and it can really infuriate experienced photographers (e.g. Karl Taylor).

The answer I prefer to give is “one that takes pictures”*

Yes my answer does have a dose of sarcasm but with good reason. Camera manufacturers slick advertising campaigns have brainwashed the public into thinking that buying a better camera will make them take better pictures. But here’s the truth… THEY WON’T.

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