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  • Episode #206: Photographing The Needles

    Episode #206: Photographing The Needles

    This week: I’m on location, shooting pictures for a magazine feature. A fast-paced weekend on the Isle of Wight recently saw me taking in many of the sites; the Needles was just one of the attractions on my photo check list. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: The Needles, Isle of Wight Nikon […]

  • Episode #205: The Photography Show 2016

    Episode #205: The Photography Show 2016

    This week: I’m bringing you the first of my live recordings from The Photography Show 2016. Once again, I had a great trip up to The Photography Show this year and, as ever, I recorded a number of conversions whilst there. First up – my conversations with TomTom (position: 01:11) and Miggo (position: 13:10). Some quick links to things […]

  • Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Windproof Smock

    Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Windproof Smock

    This Test/Review is written in conjunction with that of the Paramo Men’s Bora Fleece Hoodie. If you haven’t checked that out already, you can find it here. The first thing to strike me when I first picked up the Bora Windproof Smock was its lightness – staggering at a mere 197g! This is achieved thanks […]

  • Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Fleece Hoodie

    Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Fleece Hoodie

    This Test/Review is written in conjunction with that of the Paramo Men’s Bora Windproof Smock. If you haven’t checked that out, you can read it here. Regular followers of The Active Photographer will know that I’m a long-time user of Paramo’s clothing. Their garments have proven themselves time and time again out in the field […]

  • Episode #204: Packing For The Photography Show

    Episode #204: Packing For The Photography Show

    This week: I’m preparing to pack my bags ahead of The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC. Which items did I decide to take and why? All is revealed… Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Test/Review: Peli 1510 Roller Case Test/Review: Manfrotto Table Tripod With Photo Head (old product) Test/Review: Sub Zero Thermal […]

  • Q&A 500: Is Old Kit Worth Repairing?

    Q&A 500: Is Old Kit Worth Repairing?

    If the thought of periodically upgrading your photography kit fills you with dread, it can be very tempting to stick with what you’ve got until something goes ‘bang!’ At that point, you’re then faced with a question: Do I get it repaired or do I pay out for a brand new replacement? Often, this is […]

  • Episode #203: Location Scouting – A Cautionary Tale

    Episode #203: Location Scouting – A Cautionary Tale

    This week: I’m sharing a less positive experience I recently had whilst out on location. I always try to do everything the proper, above board, considerate way – so it really was quite disappointing to see my location scouting trip conclude in the way it did. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Canon […]

Episode #206: Photographing The Needles
[ 0 ] April 11, 2016

Episode #206: Photographing The Needles

This week: I’m on location, shooting pictures for a magazine feature. A fast-paced weekend on the Isle of Wight recently saw me taking in many of the sites; the Needles was just one of the attractions on my photo check list. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: The Needles, Isle of Wight Nikon […]

Episode #205: The Photography Show 2016
[ 0 ] April 4, 2016

Episode #205: The Photography Show 2016

This week: I’m bringing you the first of my live recordings from The Photography Show 2016. Once again, I had a great trip up to The Photography Show this year and, as ever, I recorded a number of conversions whilst there. First up – my conversations with TomTom (position: 01:11) and Miggo (position: 13:10). Some quick links to things […]

Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Windproof Smock
[ 0 ] March 25, 2016

Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Windproof Smock

This Test/Review is written in conjunction with that of the Paramo Men’s Bora Fleece Hoodie. If you haven’t checked that out already, you can find it here. The first thing to strike me when I first picked up the Bora Windproof Smock was its lightness – staggering at a mere 197g! This is achieved thanks […]

Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Fleece Hoodie
[ 0 ] March 25, 2016

Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Fleece Hoodie

This Test/Review is written in conjunction with that of the Paramo Men’s Bora Windproof Smock. If you haven’t checked that out, you can read it here. Regular followers of The Active Photographer will know that I’m a long-time user of Paramo’s clothing. Their garments have proven themselves time and time again out in the field […]

Episode #204: Packing For The Photography Show
[ 0 ] March 21, 2016

Episode #204: Packing For The Photography Show

This week: I’m preparing to pack my bags ahead of The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC. Which items did I decide to take and why? All is revealed… Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Test/Review: Peli 1510 Roller Case Test/Review: Manfrotto Table Tripod With Photo Head (old product) Test/Review: Sub Zero Thermal […]

Q&A 500: Is Old Kit Worth Repairing?
[ 0 ] March 18, 2016

Q&A 500: Is Old Kit Worth Repairing?

If the thought of periodically upgrading your photography kit fills you with dread, it can be very tempting to stick with what you’ve got until something goes ‘bang!’ At that point, you’re then faced with a question: Do I get it repaired or do I pay out for a brand new replacement? Often, this is […]

Episode #203: Location Scouting – A Cautionary Tale
[ 0 ] March 7, 2016

Episode #203: Location Scouting – A Cautionary Tale

This week: I’m sharing a less positive experience I recently had whilst out on location. I always try to do everything the proper, above board, considerate way – so it really was quite disappointing to see my location scouting trip conclude in the way it did. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Canon […]

Episode #202: Sunrise Shipwreck Photography
[ 0 ] February 29, 2016

Episode #202: Sunrise Shipwreck Photography

This week: I’m up and about early, photographing an old sunken ship at sunrise. If you’re anything like me, once you get an idea for a picture in your head, you’ll go to all lengths in order to capture it. This was the case recently – and in this week’s show, I’m talking you through the process […]

Episode #201: When Fortunes Are Turned Around
[ 0 ] February 22, 2016

Episode #201: When Fortunes Are Turned Around

This week: I’m sharing a few thoughts and suggestions following an amazingly productive week. The past seven days had the potential to be a long, drawn-out, incredibly frustrating affair. Having not felt well, the temptation was there to resign myself to the inevitable. But, rather than letting things grind to a halt, I turned my fortunes around […]

Episode #200: Photo Shoot Location Scout In A River
[ 4 ] February 15, 2016

Episode #200: Photo Shoot Location Scout In A River

This week: I’m knee-deep in a river, working through test shots ahead of a photo shoot. Join me as I negotiate a flowing river, contemplate making a big jump and plan ahead for a forthcoming photo shoot. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Competition: Hand Warmer Giveaway! Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm […]

Episode #199: Last Light Shoreline Photography
[ 0 ] February 8, 2016

Episode #199: Last Light Shoreline Photography

This week: I’m shooting pictures as the sun sets over the water’s edge. With bold silhouettes, wildlife and rich, saturated colours, the final 30 minutes of light present excellent photo opportunities. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED VR AF-S (latest version) Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Did […]

Competition: Hand Warmer Giveaway!
[ 3 ] February 6, 2016

Competition: Hand Warmer Giveaway!

  THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!   So, the new year is well under way and I’m sure that for a lot of you, spring and summer can’t get here quick enough! Sadly, we’ve still got a little way to go until then… Regulars around here will know that I love winter. It’s a great […]