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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 [...]

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 #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 [...]

Focus Extra 2012 – #4, #5, #6
[ 0 ] March 15, 2012

Focus Extra 2012 – #4, #5, #6

In all, I recorded 18 conversations with various people from the photographic industry whilst at Focus On Imaging 2012. These recordings would stretch out for weeks if I included just 1 or 2 in each weekly podcast, so I’ve compiled them into a series of six 40-minute(ish) ‘Focus Extra’ shows for you. In no particular [...]

Episode #33 – Photographic Technology
[ 0 ] August 1, 2011

Episode #33 – Photographic Technology

A lot has changed within photography over the years – film technology, the digital revolution, the manufacture of sharper lenses… But has it really made that much difference to the way we shoot and the imagery we produce?

Episode #16 – Twilight At The Marina
[ 2 ] April 4, 2011

Episode #16 – Twilight At The Marina

This week: I’m heading out at the end of the day, to capture some striking new images for my website and portfolio. Twilight is a fantastictic time of day, but brings its own set of technical considerations where photography is concerned. Taking a stroll around a local marina, I discuss what is in front of [...]

Episode #11 – Pizza, Paint And A Big Red Bus
[ 9 ] February 28, 2011

Episode #11 – Pizza, Paint And A Big Red Bus

This week: It’s another look into the considerations surrounding one of my latest shoots. This one had it all – colour, fun and context. The great thing about photographing kids when they’re engrossed in an activity is that the shots look really natural. Working with natural light means I can move around freely, capturing a [...]