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Aquapac-Sigma Imaging Competition
[ 0 ] August 16, 2012

Aquapac-Sigma Imaging Competition

A quick heads-up folks… In case you missed the Facebook update I put out earlier today, those lovely people at Aquapac and Sigma Imaging have teamed up to offer some great prizes in a new competition… I won’t repeat all the details (instead, see the link below), but suffice it to say that on offer […]

Episode #224: Christmas Lights Photography Gear
[ 0 ] November 28, 2016

Episode #224: Christmas Lights Photography Gear

This week: I’m talking you through the kit I packed for a recent evening photo shoot. Join me as I make kit selections in preparation for a quick, local, Christmas-themed photo shoot. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Video: First Look – Lowepro Flipside Trek 450 BP AW Backpack TAP Video: Test/Review […]

Episode #210: Fireworks Over Goodwood House
[ 0 ] July 4, 2016

Episode #210: Fireworks Over Goodwood House

This week: I’m bringing you the second of my shows based around this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Thursday night fireworks were fantastic this year and offered great scope for some dramatic shots of the Central Feature in front of Goodwood House. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Goodwood Festival of Speed TAP Test/Review […]

Episode #176 – Exploring Bluebell Wood Details
[ 0 ] May 25, 2015

Episode #176 – Exploring Bluebell Wood Details

This week: I’m back in the woods, concentrating on capturing details. Returning to the same location as in last week’s show, I recently set out to find details tucked away in amongst the stunning landscape of flowers. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: CLICK HERE TO VOTE!! Simply Hike Blogger Awards 2015 Nikon D800 […]

Episode #148 – In Search Of Star Trails
[ 0 ] July 14, 2014

Episode #148 – In Search Of Star Trails

This week: I’m trying a new process for capturing the sky at night… Or at least that’s the plan! Just for fun, I recently caught up with a couple of fellow photographers, to shoot a local night time scene featuring star trails. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Stansted Park, Hampshire StarStaX stacking […]

Episode #127 – Why The Silence?
[ 0 ] October 7, 2013

Episode #127 – Why The Silence?

This week: I’m catching up and explaining why things have been so quiet around here lately. The keener-eyed amongst you will have noticed that there’s not been a lot of activity on The Active Photographer over the past month. This week’s episode brings you up to date with the reasons behind the silence. Some quick links […]

Episode #124 – A Limited Setup For Creativity
[ 0 ] August 12, 2013

Episode #124 – A Limited Setup For Creativity

This week: It’s the third of my shows surrounding this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. In this final episode surrounding my commission this year, I’m in the motorsport paddocks at night once again, taking a limited-setup approach to my picture-making. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode #122 – Goodwood FOS 2013 […]

Episode #101 – Talking Through A Focus Ad Shoot
[ 0 ] January 16, 2013

Episode #101 – Talking Through A Focus Ad Shoot

This week: It’s the first show of 2013 and another sneaky peak behind the scenes at preparations for this year’s Focus on Imaging. One thing I did manage to take time out for, though, was a day spent gathering exclusive content behind the scenes at another of this year’s Focus On Imaging press advert photo […]

Episode #96 – A Very Victorian Festival Of Christmas
[ 0 ] December 3, 2012

Episode #96 – A Very Victorian Festival Of Christmas

This week: I’m talking through a recent Christmas-themed commission. Every year, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard puts on its Victorian Festival Of Christmas event – and I was asked to document proceedings a couple of days ago, with the pictures destined for all manner of promotional opportunities in the coming weeks and further into the future. Some […]

Episode #92 – Business Portraits In Surrey
[ 0 ] November 7, 2012

Episode #92 – Business Portraits In Surrey

This week: I’m on the road again, heading back from shooting portraits for business. Swapping the chilly outdoors for the comfort of a warm office, this was a really nice little 2-hour commission, creating some basic portraits for a business in Surrey. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Nikon D3 SLR Nikon […]

Episode #78 – Simply Does It In The FOS Paddock
[ 0 ] July 23, 2012

Episode #78 – Simply Does It In The FOS Paddock

This week: I’m bringing you my third and final recording made live at this year’s Goodwood Festival Of Speed. On this particular occasion, I’m heading out into the motorsport paddock one blustery evening, to see what striking images I can get with a very simple setup – one camera, one super-wideangle lens and a tripod. […]

Episode #76 – Goodwood FOS 2012 Roundup
[ 0 ] July 9, 2012

Episode #76 – Goodwood FOS 2012 Roundup

This week: I’m heading back from the Goodwood Festival Of Speed, sharing a few thoughts about this year’s motoring event. With fast-paced cars, motorbikes, extreme sports, display stands and more, it was a busy few days under commission from Goodwood once again, so my view of the event was a somewhat hectic one. Some quick […]