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miketwparr October 06, 2013
phill this is amazing man !
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jvillainc October 27, 2013
WoW - voted!
 
CAMuir October 31, 2013
Brilliant!
 
SherranAndersen October 31, 2013
Congrats.
 
ArtQ November 01, 2013
Congrats on your finalist award in Group Portrait Contest.
 
phillipfrench November 01, 2013
Cheers all, chuffed :)
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kbrim8 November 01, 2013
Awesome shot !!!
 
toxictabasco November 01, 2013
Congratulations. Nice job.
 
Spijkerboer November 02, 2013
Congrats, like your shot
 
jleiweke November 02, 2013
Congrats!
 
phillipfrench November 02, 2013
Thanks guys :)
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AlanJakarta November 18, 2013
Great image. Congratulations on being the Winner.
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Arzhtatiana November 18, 2013
A great shot! Congratulations!
 
phillipfrench November 19, 2013
Thanks ever so much to everyone that voted, really appreciate it.
 
MGamba-Rios November 19, 2013
Congratulation! great picture!
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sabatesphoto November 19, 2013
Congratulations, great image :)
 
tsambaproductions November 23, 2013
congrats
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BriZ January 06, 2014
Congratulations!! Great shot.
 
CanadianOutlaw January 06, 2014
Awesome , Congrats x 2 !
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HelenRea January 06, 2014
Amazing Phillip and very well deserved! :)))
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AnneDphotography January 06, 2014
amazing capture :)) congrats :))
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anneschlueter January 06, 2014
congratulations!
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Dacemac January 06, 2014
Superb design and handling. Congratulations!
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333KimmySue January 06, 2014
Congrats!!
 
Jewel January 06, 2014
Awesome portrait! Congratulations on your win!
 
LoanaLMP January 06, 2014
Congrats! awesome shot!
 
kirsitodd January 06, 2014
Congratulations! Fantastic picture!
 
ashrafmansour January 06, 2014
This is awesome :)
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Frank1390 January 06, 2014
Great capture and subject, Congrats on the win. Thanks for sharing. :-)
 
Capture-Life January 06, 2014
fantastic !! congrats :):)
 
Joey_Howard January 06, 2014
Awesome photo, Phillip!!! Congratulations on the win !!!!
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charlena January 06, 2014
what a emotional shot!
 
mickeyherd January 06, 2014
Wow amazing picture
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MaryAnne306 January 06, 2014
Impressive! Congratulations!
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susanmetzgodsey January 06, 2014
congrats amazing shot
 
nystylist79 January 06, 2014
great shot and congrats
 
lulu2 January 06, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS Well done !!
 
phillipfrench January 07, 2014
Thank you so much everyone, chuffed to bits ;)
 
lucyonions January 07, 2014
This is just amazing. It reminds me of the final episode of Black Adder Goes Forth.
 
Colenetjie January 07, 2014
Amazing photo! Well done!
 
cmuller January 07, 2014
Congrats!!
 
BOOKINGFRIAR January 07, 2014
Good old British Squaddies at play haha
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Jeanne713 January 07, 2014
Great shot. Congrats!!
 
believeit2receiveit January 08, 2014
Well done! Congrats on your win!
 
debbie_hutt_085 January 08, 2014
congrats to you on this Amazing shot!!
 
lauradrakeenberg January 08, 2014
Congrats!
 
davidconnelly January 11, 2014
Great Shot Phillip
 
Davereyer January 15, 2014
nice shot
 
chertel February 28, 2014
Very dramatic photograph. Well done!
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stevenhickman April 03, 2014
Very good pic and to top it off i know exactly where that is from the badges very good imagination
 
DreamscapeCanada April 04, 2014
Epic!
 
PICSVETSvetlinYosifov May 09, 2014
Nice!!
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onyanita May 16, 2014
superb...congrats!
 
ritafayeadams May 28, 2014
congratulation on awards with this awesome photo !
 
phillipfrench June 05, 2014
cheers all, appreciated :)
 
IndieJ July 31, 2014
Great shot!
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Dacemac October 27, 2014
Awesome portrait, Phil! Congratulations!
 
BOOKINGFRIAR December 06, 2014
Very simple living, but the best
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18ricco December 29, 2014
nice
 
lisawiza January 25, 2015
perfect for this!
 
root February 27, 2015
This is AMAZING!
 
hemzabenyoucef March 03, 2015
hhhhhhhhhhh soo nice
 
jaegillentine June 22, 2015
Very fun photo!
 
glennmostert_0272 June 27, 2015
"Absolutely Badasses!"
Wonderful shot!
phillipfrench July 18, 2015
Cheers Glenn :)
 
Oceanblue22 July 03, 2015
Great job
 
jamiicenhower July 18, 2015
Great photo!
 
HelioConceicao August 17, 2015
woow
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adavies May 15, 2016
Yowza! Awesome image! Nicely done! :)
 
EJMPics September 06, 2017
Out of all your shots this one stands out the most, excellent job on it

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I wanted to do something different as an end of course photo,... Took this using 7 speedlites, and a smoke grenade tied to a stick :)...
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I wanted to do something different as an end of course photo,... Took this using 7 speedlites, and a smoke grenade tied to a stick :)
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in the south of England, on a Military training Camp. I was the Squadron Sgt for a promotion cadre, which gave me a bit of free time to get my camera out now and then.
Time
So, this was during their exercise phase. At this point they are drained, and tired from lack of sleep, but still have to be able to react to situations as they arise, this was about 2000hrs just after a serial, so they were still full of adrenaline.
Lighting
The lighting consisted of 7 canon EX420mk2 speedlites on stands in a horseshoe shape in front of them. All set to half power and triggered by an ST-E2 on my camera.
Equipment
This was a canon 5Dmk3, hand held, I didn't need a tripod due to the lighting which freezes motion.
Inspiration
The guys normally get a basic stand there in a row and don't smile course photo, but I thought I'd try something a bit different. I love to do action shots, and also love to do 'big portraits', so this just popped into my head as we were shooting.
Editing
Yes, I added a slight Matt, darkened it slightly with curves, added a bit of darkness to the bottom corners, and painted on a high pass filter over detail such as eyes etc.
In my camera bag
I have progressed slightly from when I took that, so now I have 2x5Dmk3, canon lenses-35 1.4, 50 1.4, and a 70-200 2.8. I normally carry my EX580mk2, and 2xEX420mk2's. Also the ST-E2 trigger. The cameras are carried on a duel black rapid harness.
Feedback
Well, it isn't really hard to do funnily enough, as long as you are using speed lights, and there isn't much ambient light around you won't get motion blur even if you stop down to 1/60. I kept the light high up on the stands pointing down to add a bit of atmosphere,and also had a guy off camera waving a big stick around to which I had tied a smoke grenade, hence the foggy look. Just make sure your subjects are feeling the mood you want to portray, if that means winding them up a bit, then do that lol!

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