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  • Tungsten, Halogen & Fluorescent Vs. LED Lighting

    Tungsten, Halogen & Fluorescent Vs. LED Lighting

    Following yesterday’s update, the second of my freshly-written lighting-related guides has now gone live over on the Wex Blog. Here’s a brief overview of what I talk about this time around: Aside from manipulating the existing light in a scene with a selection of reflectors, diffusers and other devices, there will come a time when […]

  • Best Lighting Kit For Close-up Photographs

    Best Lighting Kit For Close-up Photographs

    The topic of how to light a photograph is vast and there are many techniques that can be employed. As you might expect, the market is flooded with many tools for the job – from reflectors to flashguns and LED panels to light tents. How we go about creating the look we want is always going to boil down […]

  • Episode #183 – Photographing A Renault Track Day

    Episode #183 – Photographing A Renault Track Day

    This week: I’m talking about a last-minute request for some motoring photography. Last weekend saw me covering a Renault track day event at Goodwood Motor Circuit.  Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP post – Join me on Instagram – gilesbabbidge Goodwood, West Sussex Nikon D3 SLR Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED […]

  • Episode #182 – Reflecting On Recent Activities

    Episode #182 – Reflecting On Recent Activities

    This week: I’m bringing you up to speed following a hectic few weeks. There are also a few teasers in the show about upcoming developments on The Active Photographer website. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: My portfolio website – www.gilesbabbidge.co.uk TAP Episode #181 – Goodwood FOS Event Overview TAP Episode #168 – Introducing Q&A 500 […]

  • Goodwood FOS For TEN / Mustang Monthly

    Goodwood FOS For TEN / Mustang Monthly

    A quick update today… One of the great pleasures I get from my work is seeing how my features and photographs look when they are finally published and put to good use. This past week has seen me tie up a few loose ends from this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’ve also just seen that the […]

  • Q&A 500 – What Kit For Event Photography?

    Q&A 500 – What Kit For Event Photography?

    If you’ve been following my updates recently, you’ll know that a proportion of my time has been taken up by the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS). For an overview, you can take a listen to this edition of the podcast. People seem to be fascinated by what I do at these sorts of public events […]

  • Episode #181 – Goodwood FOS Event Overview

    Episode #181 – Goodwood FOS Event Overview

    This week: I’m bringing you the second of my shows based around this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Goodwood events are always made up of long, hot, busy days for me. In this show, I’m looking back at just what the latest FOS entailed. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode #180 […]

Tungsten, Halogen & Fluorescent Vs. LED Lighting
[ 0 ] September 4, 2015

Tungsten, Halogen & Fluorescent Vs. LED Lighting

Following yesterday’s update, the second of my freshly-written lighting-related guides has now gone live over on the Wex Blog. Here’s a brief overview of what I talk about this time around: Aside from manipulating the existing light in a scene with a selection of reflectors, diffusers and other devices, there will come a time when […]

Best Lighting Kit For Close-up Photographs
[ 0 ] September 3, 2015

Best Lighting Kit For Close-up Photographs

The topic of how to light a photograph is vast and there are many techniques that can be employed. As you might expect, the market is flooded with many tools for the job – from reflectors to flashguns and LED panels to light tents. How we go about creating the look we want is always going to boil down […]

Episode #183 – Photographing A Renault Track Day
[ 0 ] August 24, 2015

Episode #183 – Photographing A Renault Track Day

This week: I’m talking about a last-minute request for some motoring photography. Last weekend saw me covering a Renault track day event at Goodwood Motor Circuit.  Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP post – Join me on Instagram – gilesbabbidge Goodwood, West Sussex Nikon D3 SLR Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED […]

Episode #182 – Reflecting On Recent Activities
[ 0 ] August 17, 2015

Episode #182 – Reflecting On Recent Activities

This week: I’m bringing you up to speed following a hectic few weeks. There are also a few teasers in the show about upcoming developments on The Active Photographer website. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: My portfolio website – www.gilesbabbidge.co.uk TAP Episode #181 – Goodwood FOS Event Overview TAP Episode #168 – Introducing Q&A 500 […]

Goodwood FOS For TEN / Mustang Monthly
[ 2 ] August 11, 2015

Goodwood FOS For TEN / Mustang Monthly

A quick update today… One of the great pleasures I get from my work is seeing how my features and photographs look when they are finally published and put to good use. This past week has seen me tie up a few loose ends from this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’ve also just seen that the […]

Q&A 500 – What Kit For Event Photography?
[ 0 ] August 5, 2015

Q&A 500 – What Kit For Event Photography?

If you’ve been following my updates recently, you’ll know that a proportion of my time has been taken up by the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS). For an overview, you can take a listen to this edition of the podcast. People seem to be fascinated by what I do at these sorts of public events […]

Episode #181 – Goodwood FOS Event Overview
[ 0 ] July 27, 2015

Episode #181 – Goodwood FOS Event Overview

This week: I’m bringing you the second of my shows based around this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Goodwood events are always made up of long, hot, busy days for me. In this show, I’m looking back at just what the latest FOS entailed. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode #180 […]

Episode #180 – Goodwood FOS Central Display
[ 0 ] July 20, 2015

Episode #180 – Goodwood FOS Central Display

This week: I’m bringing you the first of two shows based around this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The central display lies at the heart of the Festival; in this edition, you join late one evening me as I work through a series of pictures in the rapidly-fading light. Some quick links to things mentioned in this […]

Episode #179 – Discussing Silhouettes And Contrast
[ 0 ] June 22, 2015

Episode #179 – Discussing Silhouettes And Contrast

This week: I’m talking about producing silhouettes and using contrast in photography. You join me as I drive back from delivering a workshop to a group of young photographers. The subject of the session was silhouettes and contrast –  techniques which are often taken for granted when producing striking photographs. Some quick links to things mentioned in this […]

Q&A 500 – Healthy Food & Drink For Photo Shoots?
[ 0 ] June 19, 2015

Q&A 500 – Healthy Food & Drink For Photo Shoots?

What is the most important consideration ahead of undertaking a photo shoot? Making sure you’ve understood your brief and selecting the right kit for the job is a given. Picking the right clothing, specific to location and time of year is important – you really have to be comfortable. But then what? Having a bad-weather […]

Buyers Guide – Compact Cameras (Point-and-Shoot)
[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

Buyers Guide – Compact Cameras (Point-and-Shoot)

This is the second of my latest Buyers Guides to land on the Wex Blog in recent weeks. If you didn’t see the first – a guide to navigating the Compact System Camera (CSC) market – you can find it here. I’ve always been a fan of carrying a camera at all times, because you […]

Episode #178 – Nissan Leaf Shoot, Post Production
[ 0 ] June 8, 2015

Episode #178 – Nissan Leaf Shoot, Post Production

This week: I’m talking through the editing process for a recent photo shoot. As a follow-up to last week’s show, in this edition, you join me at the post production stage, as I decide which pictures have made the cut and how I’m going to treat them before sharing them with everyone concerned. Some quick links to […]