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  • Episode #253: Just Why Do We Take Pictures?

    Episode #253: Just Why Do We Take Pictures?

    This week: I’m going back to basics, thinking about the reasons behind why we take pictures. As I set off on the way home from giving a talk recently, I began thinking about the stories and motivations that lie behind the photographs we view. Of course, everyone has their own reasons for picture making – for some, […]

  • Episode #252: Upcountry With Mercedes-Benz

    Episode #252: Upcountry With Mercedes-Benz

    This week: I’m talking about my recent trip upcountry with Mercedes Benz. For me, the time between now and the New Year is a period of general admin, thinking ahead to- and planning for – the next 12 months… and, of course, slowly polishing off Christmas leftovers! As promised, I’m now taking the opportunity to share a few insights […]

  • Episode #251: Adventure On Your Doorstep Talk

    Episode #251: Adventure On Your Doorstep Talk

    This week: I’m sharing some thoughts about my Adventure On Your Doorstep talk. I’ve been kept rather busy this past week, thanks to a trip to Wales with Mercedes Benz; more about that follows in next week’s podcast. The day before I headed upcountry with Merc, I once again gave my Adventure On Your Doorstep talk […]

  • Episode #250: Technicalities Of A Corporate Shoot

    Episode #250: Technicalities Of A Corporate Shoot

    This week: I’m talking about a recent assignment in London. The podcast is finally back! In this edition, we’re getting right down to the nitty-gritty of taking pictures under pressure – as I share my experiences of a corporate photo shoot. There’s a lot to get through, with a fair bit of technical discussion to keep you gear-heads entertained […]

  • I'm Back In The Saddle (A Brief TAP Update)

    I’m Back In The Saddle (A Brief TAP Update)

    A quick update for you today… I’m back! Well, technically, I never actually went away – I’ve just been very busy taking care of this and that. If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, you’ll already know what I’ve been up to over the past month or so – and that I’ve had […]

  • Your Pictures Are Great. So What?

    Your Pictures Are Great. So What?

    Photographers can be very precious about their pictures. And rightly so. When you think about it, we spend hours learning our craft, making fine adjustments and investing blood, sweat, tears, time and money into getting the best results we possibly can. The last thing we need is outside influences telling us that our results are […]

  • Episode #249: In Search Of A Place To Work Outside

    Episode #249: In Search Of A Place To Work Outside

    This week: I’m on location, trying to find a place to get some work done. More and more, I’m convinced that a physical office space is, in many ways, holding me back when it comes to productivity. Sure, there are times when it is necessary – but apart from those… well, I’m just not convinced. With […]

Episode #253: Just Why Do We Take Pictures?
[ 0 ] January 17, 2018

Episode #253: Just Why Do We Take Pictures?

This week: I’m going back to basics, thinking about the reasons behind why we take pictures. As I set off on the way home from giving a talk recently, I began thinking about the stories and motivations that lie behind the photographs we view. Of course, everyone has their own reasons for picture making – for some, […]

Episode #252: Upcountry With Mercedes-Benz
[ 0 ] December 28, 2017

Episode #252: Upcountry With Mercedes-Benz

This week: I’m talking about my recent trip upcountry with Mercedes Benz. For me, the time between now and the New Year is a period of general admin, thinking ahead to- and planning for – the next 12 months… and, of course, slowly polishing off Christmas leftovers! As promised, I’m now taking the opportunity to share a few insights […]

Episode #251: Adventure On Your Doorstep Talk
[ 0 ] December 18, 2017

Episode #251: Adventure On Your Doorstep Talk

This week: I’m sharing some thoughts about my Adventure On Your Doorstep talk. I’ve been kept rather busy this past week, thanks to a trip to Wales with Mercedes Benz; more about that follows in next week’s podcast. The day before I headed upcountry with Merc, I once again gave my Adventure On Your Doorstep talk […]

Episode #250: Technicalities Of A Corporate Shoot
[ 0 ] December 4, 2017

Episode #250: Technicalities Of A Corporate Shoot

This week: I’m talking about a recent assignment in London. The podcast is finally back! In this edition, we’re getting right down to the nitty-gritty of taking pictures under pressure – as I share my experiences of a corporate photo shoot. There’s a lot to get through, with a fair bit of technical discussion to keep you gear-heads entertained […]

I'm Back In The Saddle (A Brief TAP Update)
[ 0 ] November 1, 2017

I’m Back In The Saddle (A Brief TAP Update)

A quick update for you today… I’m back! Well, technically, I never actually went away – I’ve just been very busy taking care of this and that. If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, you’ll already know what I’ve been up to over the past month or so – and that I’ve had […]

Your Pictures Are Great. So What?
[ 0 ] September 7, 2017

Your Pictures Are Great. So What?

Photographers can be very precious about their pictures. And rightly so. When you think about it, we spend hours learning our craft, making fine adjustments and investing blood, sweat, tears, time and money into getting the best results we possibly can. The last thing we need is outside influences telling us that our results are […]

Episode #249: In Search Of A Place To Work Outside
[ 0 ] September 4, 2017

Episode #249: In Search Of A Place To Work Outside

This week: I’m on location, trying to find a place to get some work done. More and more, I’m convinced that a physical office space is, in many ways, holding me back when it comes to productivity. Sure, there are times when it is necessary – but apart from those… well, I’m just not convinced. With […]

Episode #248: The Crucial Picture Selection Process
[ 0 ] August 21, 2017

Episode #248: The Crucial Picture Selection Process

This week: I’m talking about the important process of making picture selections. When it comes to deciding which images make the cut of not before being supplied to clients, this can be a bit of a grey area. In many ways, this crucial element in the chain of actions is often treated like something of an […]

The Reality Of Working On Location
[ 0 ] August 4, 2017

The Reality Of Working On Location

As I sit writing this, the umpteenth cup of tea by my side, it’s pouring with rain outside. I shouldn’t be here. I should be meandering my way across a hillside somewhere, rucksack on my back and camera/tripod setup over my shoulder. Last weekend saw the annual RSPB Big Wild Sleepout take place throughout the […]

Episode #247: A Music Portrait Photo Shoot
[ 2 ] August 1, 2017

Episode #247: A Music Portrait Photo Shoot

This week: I’m talking about a recent music-themed photo shoot. Whilst most of what I share with you concerns outdoors activities, you know that I do take on other subjects along the way. This is never a bad thing for keeping things fresh and interesting. Well, once again, I was recently asked to shoot some music promo […]

Q&A 500: How Can I Reduce Noise In My Pictures
[ 0 ] July 26, 2017

Q&A 500: How Can I Reduce Noise In My Pictures

  As camera technology advances, the never-ending quest for high-quality digital files shows no sign of slowing down. Why would it? Sensor refinement, tailorable menu options, system accessories etc are all beneficial, but they are not perfect solutions. Sometimes, you need to take control. What is ‘noise’? In layman’s terms, noise is the modern equivalent […]

Episode #246: How Photographers Use Social Media
[ 0 ] July 24, 2017

Episode #246: How Photographers Use Social Media

This week: I’m talking about the way in which photographers use social media. Of course, it’s a personal thing – but quite a few people have asked me recently about my own approach to social media. In this episode, I’m sharing a few thoughts, including a theory I recently heard about, often referred to as the 90-9-1 […]