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  • Episode #218: Goodwood Revival 2016

    Episode #218: Goodwood Revival 2016

    This week: I’m telling you all about what I got up to at this year’s Goodwood Revival. As ever, I had a very productive time. On this occasion, though, I found myself with an additional, unexpected challenge to deal with – something which, at one point, threatened to derail my plans and called for somewhat different […]

  • Episode #217: Outdoor Trade Show 2016

    Episode #217: Outdoor Trade Show 2016

    This week: I’m telling you all about my trip to this year’s Outdoor Trade Show. In this slightly-extended show, I’m giving you an overview of some of the product highlights from this year’s event. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Giles on Instagram – @gilesbabbidge TAP Test/Review: Hi-Tec Para boot TAP Test/Review: Hi-Tec V-Lite […]

  • Gotta Love A Tarp

    Gotta Love A Tarp

    With every passing year that I’m involved in the glorious worlds of photography and the outdoors, I come to realise that there are some items of kit which I absolutely love. In each case, their appeal often boils down to the fact that they are a) practical and b) dependable. Queue the humble tarp, or […]

  • Episode #216: The Holiday Camera Conundrum

    Episode #216: The Holiday Camera Conundrum

    This week: I’m talking about the camera I recently used whilst away on holiday. Before I went, I had to decide which camera setup to take. On the surface, this isn’t such a difficult decision – but as you’ll hear, when a few factors come together, the decision isn’t necessarily an easy one to make. Some […]

  • Video: Big Wild Sleepout 2016

    Video: Big Wild Sleepout 2016

    Three weeks ago, in this post, I told you about an event organised by the RSPB, called the Big Wild Sleepout. At the time, I hadn’t decided exactly on where I would go or what I would do to mark the occasion. I actually headed off to a woodland for one night of hammock camping. Whilst […]

  • Episode #215: It’s All In The Way You Handle It

    Episode #215: It’s All In The Way You Handle It

    This week: I’m talking about the logistics of confirming a recent photo shoot. Whilst things tick along nicely 99% of the time, there are naturally going to be occasions where frustrations occur which threaten to derail proceedings. At times like these, the way you handle a situation can have a profound affect not just on you personally, but […]

  • Test/Review: Vango Nanga 50+10S Rucksack *

    Test/Review: Vango Nanga 50+10S Rucksack *

    — * These are my initial thoughts after short term usage of this product. A full Test/Review will published in due course, once it has been put through its paces more extensively. — When I last caught up with the lovely folks of Vango back in September (at the Outdoor Trade Show 2015 – podcast here), there […]

Episode #218: Goodwood Revival 2016
[ 0 ] September 19, 2016

Episode #218: Goodwood Revival 2016

This week: I’m telling you all about what I got up to at this year’s Goodwood Revival. As ever, I had a very productive time. On this occasion, though, I found myself with an additional, unexpected challenge to deal with – something which, at one point, threatened to derail my plans and called for somewhat different […]

Episode #217: Outdoor Trade Show 2016
[ 0 ] September 12, 2016

Episode #217: Outdoor Trade Show 2016

This week: I’m telling you all about my trip to this year’s Outdoor Trade Show. In this slightly-extended show, I’m giving you an overview of some of the product highlights from this year’s event. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Giles on Instagram – @gilesbabbidge TAP Test/Review: Hi-Tec Para boot TAP Test/Review: Hi-Tec V-Lite […]

Gotta Love A Tarp
[ 2 ] September 8, 2016

Gotta Love A Tarp

With every passing year that I’m involved in the glorious worlds of photography and the outdoors, I come to realise that there are some items of kit which I absolutely love. In each case, their appeal often boils down to the fact that they are a) practical and b) dependable. Queue the humble tarp, or […]

Episode #216: The Holiday Camera Conundrum
[ 0 ] August 22, 2016

Episode #216: The Holiday Camera Conundrum

This week: I’m talking about the camera I recently used whilst away on holiday. Before I went, I had to decide which camera setup to take. On the surface, this isn’t such a difficult decision – but as you’ll hear, when a few factors come together, the decision isn’t necessarily an easy one to make. Some […]

Video: Big Wild Sleepout 2016
[ 0 ] August 10, 2016

Video: Big Wild Sleepout 2016

Three weeks ago, in this post, I told you about an event organised by the RSPB, called the Big Wild Sleepout. At the time, I hadn’t decided exactly on where I would go or what I would do to mark the occasion. I actually headed off to a woodland for one night of hammock camping. Whilst […]

Episode #215: It’s All In The Way You Handle It
[ 0 ] August 8, 2016

Episode #215: It’s All In The Way You Handle It

This week: I’m talking about the logistics of confirming a recent photo shoot. Whilst things tick along nicely 99% of the time, there are naturally going to be occasions where frustrations occur which threaten to derail proceedings. At times like these, the way you handle a situation can have a profound affect not just on you personally, but […]

Test/Review: Vango Nanga 50+10S Rucksack *
[ 0 ] August 6, 2016

Test/Review: Vango Nanga 50+10S Rucksack *

— * These are my initial thoughts after short term usage of this product. A full Test/Review will published in due course, once it has been put through its paces more extensively. — When I last caught up with the lovely folks of Vango back in September (at the Outdoor Trade Show 2015 – podcast here), there […]

Episode #214: Making A Big Wild Sleepout Film
[ 0 ] August 1, 2016

Episode #214: Making A Big Wild Sleepout Film

This week: I’m talking about what I got up to for this year’s RSPB Big Wild Sleepout. To mark the occasion, I thought it would be fun to make a short film about enjoying a spot of hammock camping in a forest. All said and done, I had an incredibly productive time – and in this week’s show, […]

Test/Review: Manfrotto Befree Carbon Tripod
[ 2 ] July 26, 2016

Test/Review: Manfrotto Befree Carbon Tripod

Adding a tripod to your kit list is a wise move, but with so many options on the market to choose from, where do you start? This offering from Manfrotto just might fit the bill for those of you who want to strike a balance between travelling light and having the option to support a […]

Episode #213: If You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get
[ 0 ] July 25, 2016

Episode #213: If You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get

This week: I’m talking about creating your own opportunities. How many times have you heard the expression, “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”? It’s a simple enough sentiment and in this week’s show, I’m giving you a few recent examples of how making a first point of contact has enabled me to produce the sort of […]

RSPB Big Wild Sleepout 2016
[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

RSPB Big Wild Sleepout 2016

Today’s post is a quick heads-up for those of you who like to combine your love of photography with a spot of camping and/or nature. In case you weren’t aware, the weekend of Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 2016 sees the Big Wild Sleepout here in the UK. Organised by the RSPB (The Royal […]

Episode #212: The Photography Model Release Form
[ 0 ] July 18, 2016

Episode #212: The Photography Model Release Form

This week: I’m talking about the importance of Mode Release forms for photographers. The Model Release form, which is handy, and often vital, document when it comes to securing the trouble-free use of pictures depicting people. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Releases – Model and Property Release app Photographers Contract Maker (PCM) LITE app […]