Paul Shaw Photographer


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- The Oxford Dictionary

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- The Urban Dictionary


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Paul Shaw (LBIPP)



February 02, 2014  •  1 Comment
The last six months in Helmand, Afghanistan have born witness too many sights and events. One of which was the opportunity to visit the countries capital city-a mere plane journey away. 3,500 years old Kabul is situated in the North East of the country. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and is home to over 3 million people. It s...
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January 26, 2014  •  1 Comment
During my time in Afghanistan I have seen some amazing sights and had the opportunity to visit a variety of areas including Kabul, the country's capital city. Most of my time has been spent in and around Helmand, one of the country’s largest provinces. It is an arid region in the south of the country covering 22,619 square miles half the size of En...
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November 08, 2013  •  1 Comment
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. " Armistice Day - The First World War officially ended on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day on the eleventh month, 1918. A year later began the act of a Two Mi...
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Combat Camera Team

October 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
"You a photographer?... I'm a combat correspondent... Well, you seen much combat?... I've seen a little on TV..." While not quite Full Metal Jacket the Combat Camera Team is there to film and capture history in combat if the need arises. We are all fully trained soldiers. As some of you may know from reading my Bio page, I am a professional p...
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A Passion Awakens - Nedile Lodge

August 23, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
Deep inside continental Africa sits a small Safari lodge surrounded by savanna woodlands. Nedile Lodge, pronounced [Neh-dee-lay] is situated in the Welgevonden game reserve in the Limpopo territory in South Africa near the borders of Botswana and Zimbabwe. Although a five star lodge, you would be forgiven for thinking wide screen televisions, wi-fi...
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Nightclub Photography - Where It Began

June 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
"a great amount of enthusiasm needs to be thrown into every group as you push a camera into their personal space" I started my professional career as a nightclub photographer in various clubs in Salisbury, Wiltshire where I shot images for their websites. This gave them the opportunity to sell their clubs vibe and show the antics of their patron...
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Fashion Shoots

June 04, 2013  •  2 Comments
Sometimes it's a good idea to re-visit your previous work, not only to scrutinise it and better yourself as part of a progression but also to admire it with a fresh mind and perhaps boost your own ego. The latter doesn't always happen if you have an ever changing or evolving style however. Never the less, don't be afraid to display your old works f...
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Digital Workflow: File Structure and 3 Folder System

March 11, 2013  •  1 Comment
"Starting early will save you a lot of pain in the future" One of the biggest problems for photographers is their digital workflow. Organisation of their files and folders into a logical structure and using naming conventions that make sense. For someone who is starting out in photography or those who are not very computer literate, this can som...
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