Author - Nick Spalding

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Food, Glorious Food…Photography

On Friday I popped up to TFC Birmingham for a masterclass on Food Photography and Styling from commercial food photographer Scott Choucino and food stylist (and GBBO runner up) Holly Bell. The masterclass was taking place in the TFC studio in Birmingham and once again the team had organised an absolute peach of a class. Scott and Holly appear to know everything about food photography and food styling and this is very quickly apparent as soon as they begin their presentation....

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Just DiVine Thanks

Last week I had the pleasure of shooting Caz, who in her professional capacity as October DiVine is an International pin-up model, a professional make-up artist, a professional photographer and an extremely successful entrepreneur. As previously blogged (click-here) I was attending the Studio Lighting Session at TFC in Birmingham, Caz very generously offered her services, in a friend of the business capacity, (rather than in her full professional capacity as October Divine) and sat for us whilst we tested numerous lighting...

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TFC Lighting Academy in Birmingham

I tootled up to Birmingham on Friday for a session in the Lighting Academy at The Flash Centre, Birmingham (TFC). The team at TFC had organised an ‘Introduction to Studio Lighting Course’ and as I have been using Elinchrom studio lighting for a number of years now, I thought I’d rock up and get some tips. TFC Birmingham is a photography retail outlet with studio space attached and the staff at the Birmingham branch of TFC really do know their stuff....

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The ‘humble’ Speedlight

For the last five years or more, everywhere I travelled, I carried my 'humble' Nikon Speedlight with me in my camera kit, never really knowing why, but it has been ever-present in my case should I need it for a situation. If I am honest I rarely took it out of my kit case, opting instead to carry a whole load of studio lighting kit around with me, wherever I travelled.I've spent many a dark hour with my studio...

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ASL Video Promo Sting for FIREX 2018

We scripted and storyboarded this promotional sting for ASL's attendance at FIREX International 2018, which runs from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st June 2018 at London Excel. Working with ZouZou Pictures this was shot at ASL's demonstration suite at their corporate headquarters in Lewes, East Sussex and features ASL's Head of Business Development, Neil Voce.  

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Truly Dynamic

It’s not 1994 right? I know I said that already…. We still see lots of websites that are not truly dynamic. What does that mean? Well, a truly dynamic website will change proportions of headers, footers, logos, text, images and all content to fit the browser it is viewed in i.e. mobile devices. With more than 51% of web traffic viewed on mobile devices, is your website truly dynamic? Do you have a mobile version of your site available to device users? There’s an easy...

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Website Content

So you’ve added a few words and a few pictures to your website, you’re good to go right? Sure, if you want visitors to leave without engaging..... A clear content strategy is required to engage and entice users of your site. It is also essential for your website's search engine optimisation. Brevity with words and sparsity with large-high quality images is something that is not required. And posting and producing content only as a one-off task is something that is not required either. Regular feature...

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AuviTran set to launch AVB Interface Card for Audio ToolBox

AuviTran is set to launch a new AVB interface card for its Audio ToolBox range of products at Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany this week. Prolight + Sound  and Musikmesse runs from Tuesday 10th April until Friday 13th April at Messe Frankfurt and AuviTran can be found in hall 3.1on booth no.G85. REGISTER The new AxC-AVB card for Audio ToolBox from AuviTran allows you to connect your AVB device or network to any other audio device or network very easily,...

ISCEx 2018 wraps for another successful event

Wednesday, March 7th 2018, the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers wraps up another successful ISCEx event with increased attendances at its annual exhibition and seminar day. ISCEx is a one-day exhibition and seminar programme held annually by the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers at Coombe Abbey Hotel and Country Park. Open to members and non-members, the ISCEx exhibition and seminar programme is precluded by the Institute’s annual general meeting and networking dinner events, held on the previous day. The...

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Sound Directions co-host ISCEx 2018 Seminar

Hanieh Motamedian, Business Development Manager for Sound Directions recently co-hosted a key seminar at ISCEx 2018. Calling upon her experiences on the benefits of sound masking in the workplace and the effects of noise upon patient recovery in healthcare, Hanieh co-hosted the presentation with Sam Wise, Design Director for Venue Strategies. The seminar was one of three seminars at ISCEx 2018, a key ingredient of the exhibition and seminar event organised by the Institute of Sound & Communications Engineer, on...

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Creations Flowers introduce Mother’s Day Collection

Meppershall based florist Creations Flowers has introduced a range of new products in time for Mother's day in UK on Sunday 11th March 2016. In addition to beautiful luxurious hand-tied bouquets of flowers Creations Flowers has also added potted plants, flower arrangements and our favourite a trug of spring bulbs. Why not treat your mother on this Mother's Day with a high-quality bouquet of flowers or gift, vaialble for local delivery in North Bedfordshire from Creations Flowers. To find out...

ASL’s Neil Voce Enabling Dante in EN54 Environments

ASL's Neil Voce features in the March issue of Installation magazine providing insight into enabling Dante in EN54 environments to provide voice alarm systems with the flexibility of and quality of pro-audio. This follows the recent launch of the Dante enabled ASL VIPEDIA-PRO En54 Router, the world's first EN54 certified Dante product. The full article can be read here, https://issuu.com/newbayeurope/docs/install209_march_2018/10 Neil Voce has also published a White Paper on this particular topic, which can be downloaded from the ASL website by clicking...