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North America's Great Divide

North America's Great Divide

  • 10 Feb 2015
  • Motorsport, Canon, Pentax 645Z

There's been a lot of talk about megapixels of late, especially with Canon's announcement of the almost unbelievable EOS 5Ds and 5DsR.  Whereas more pixels should - in theory - mean greater image quality, I must confess to being happy for the most part with the 18 megapixels of my trusty EOS 1DXes......

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems

  • 26 Aug 2014
  • Canon, Pentax 645Z

Although I'm primarily an automotive photographer, earlier this year I was lucky enough to be commissioned by BAE Systems to produce some new photography of various areas of their business.  This includes the build and maintenance of some big bits of kit: Eurofighter Typhoon .....

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Discovery Sport

Discovery Sport

  • 16 Jul 2014
  • Motorsport, Canon,

For the past few months I've been working on something that I've not been able to write about.  With trips to Sweden, Germany and Italy, it's been frustrating not being able to  to share some of the photography with you......

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Sue Flood - South Luangwa Valley

Sue Flood - South Luangwa Valley

  • 12 Jun 2014
  • Wildlife, Canon,

In May I headed back to one of my favourite wildlife locations, the South Luangwa Valley in Zambia, to guide a photo trip for Steppes Travel at The Bushcamp Company’s Mfuwe Lodge. It was a great group of 8 photographers and we had some incredible wildlife encounters....

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Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

  • 15 May 2014
  • Motorsport, Canon,

The weather.  We British love talking about it, but if you're a photographer who works outdoors most of the time, it's pretty important.  Frankly, a good weather day or a bad weather day can make or break a shoot.....

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Sue Flood - Portrait

Sue Flood - Portrait

  • 3 May 2014
  • Portrait, Canon

This April, I spent a wonderful week in the Oxfordshire countryside, photographing for a very exciting private commission on a beautiful estate, which is under wraps for now. I had my first experience with the Canon MPE65 macro lens.....

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Spring 2014 Racetrack Shoot

Spring 2014 Racetrack Shoot

  • 11 Apr 2014
  • Motorsport, Canon,

With car photography there's always the requirement to shoot vehicles on the move, and this month we'll take a look at shooting the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé on the racetrack and the Land Rover Defender Challenge vehicle on a rally stage......

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Sue Flood - The Amazon

Sue Flood - The Amazon

  • 10 Mar 2014
  • Wildlife, Canon,

I was looking back through my images from February two years ago when I went to the Amazon on board the luxury yacht SeaDream II. It was a wonderful voyage and a wonderful vessel....

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Sue Flood - South Georgia

Sue Flood - South Georgia

  • 30 Jan 2014
  • Wildlife, Canon,

In early January I spent time reviewing some more of my images from my six week trip on board "Ocean Diamond”  to South Georgia, the Falklands and the Antarctic, where I was the Photographer in Residence with Quark Expeditions.....

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Jaguar F-Type Coupe Launch

Jaguar F-Type Coupe Launch

  • 10 Dec 2013
  • Motorsport, Canon,

There are so many elements to being an 'automotive photographer'; from on-racetrack action to in-studio statics, executive portraits of the board of directors to still lifes of car accessories, this job is nothing if not varied.......

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Sue Flood - Argentina

Sue Flood - Argentina

  • 3 Dec 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon,

I'm writing this from Ushuaia, Argentina, after a wonderful 18 day trip with Quark Expeditions on board the Ocean Diamond. 

Our brilliant expedition leaders Woody and Annie, along with Captain Oleg....

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11,000 Miles to Mumbai

11,000 Miles to Mumbai

  • 5 Nov 2013
  • Motorsport, Canon, Pentax 645Z

So after 53 days and just over 11,000 miles we made it to Mumbai.  The seven vehicles we had with us (three Range Rover Hybrid prototypes) and four Land Rover Discovery 4 support vehicles arrived unscathed - it had been quite a trip! ....

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Sue Flood - Botswana

Sue Flood - Botswana

  • 1 Nov 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon,

In late October, I travelled to one of my favourite places on the planet - the wonderful Abu Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana (www.abucamp.com) with my dear friends Harry and Judith, for a fabulous elephant back safari......

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Range Rover Hybrid Silk Trail

Range Rover Hybrid Silk Trail

  • 9 Oct 2013
  • Motorsport, Canon, Pentax 645Z

"I'm writing this from Kathmandu, about to start the final two weeks of the seven week Range Rover Hybrid Silk Trail expedition.  We started at the Land Rover factory in Solihull at the end of August and since then our convoy of three Range Rover Hybrids and four support Discovery 4s...

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Sue Flood - Rwanda

Sue Flood - Rwanda

  • 23 Aug 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon

In late July I had a wonderful trip with Steppes Travel, guiding two private guests from Chicago on a trip to photograph mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Although I'd photographed mountain gorillas before....

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Sue Flood - Zambia Wildlife

Sue Flood - Zambia Wildlife

  • 23 Jul 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon

I'm just home after an action-packed few weeks in Zambia, where I was staying at the wonderful Mfuwe lodge owned by The Bushcamp Company. I've been going there for a number of years as it's fabulous for both wildlife and great, friendly service.....

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Sue Flood - Fair Isle

Sue Flood - Fair Isle

  • 10 Jun 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon

I have just returned from a fabulous month working as part of the expedition team on board Silversea's lovely expedition ship "Silver Explorer". This took me to a few new places, and some ones I'd been fortunate to visit before....

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Sue Flood - Chester Zoo

Sue Flood - Chester Zoo

  • 30 May 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon,

Although I'm very fortunate to be able to travel the world as part of my job as a professional wildlife and travel photographer, it's not always necessary to travel a long way to have the opportunity to photograph wildlife.....

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Sue Flood - Zambia

Sue Flood - Zambia

  • 21 Apr 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon

I've recently returned from a month-long shoot to Africa - and had some wonderful wildlife opportunities whilst staying at The Bushcamp Company's Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa Valley, Zambia. I've had several trips to Mfuwe Lodge over the last few years and love it.....

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Hasselblad X1D vs Pentax 645Z vs Canon EOS 5D Mk IV: Side by Side Comparison

Hasselblad X1D vs Pentax 645Z vs Canon EOS 5D Mk IV: Side by Side Comparison

  • product review, medium format, mirrorless, Hasselblad, Pentax, Canon

The Hasselblad X1D was unveiled at this year’s Photokina exhibition to much excitement because it is one of the first cameras ever to squeeze a medium format sensor into a mirrorless camera body.  Here we put it to the test against the Pentax 645Z and the Canon 5D Mk IV.

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