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Full-time professional photographer, writer, podcaster, outdoor type, gladly embracing all manner of technologies, old and new, in the pursuit of greater things. www.gilesbabbidge.co.uk / www.theactivephotographer.com

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Episode #145 – Bluebell Location Scouting
[ 0 ] April 14, 2014

Episode #145 – Bluebell Location Scouting

This week: In the first of a 2-part show, I’m checking out a bluebell wood ahead of capturing some fresh images. This past weekend saw me take a trip to a local bluebell woodland with my family – giving me the perfect chance to get some thoughts together about how I will photograph this striking location [...]

Episode #144 – The Irony Of Shooting Shelter
[ 0 ] April 7, 2014

Episode #144 – The Irony Of Shooting Shelter

This week: I’m in amongst the trees once again – this time with the aim of photographing a piece of outdoor kit ahead of a Test/Review write-up. At least, that had been my plan. However, when the weather had other ideas, I took the opportunity to record a few thoughts about the process instead. Some quick [...]

Foodie Article Written For Campfire Magazine
[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

Foodie Article Written For Campfire Magazine

As a lot of you will know, I’m a great fan of keeping things simple – both when it comes to photography and spending time in the outdoors. For me, picking suitable kit is just the start of things. With that consideration out of the way, you’re free to make the most of your surroundings. [...]

Episode #143 – Exciting Times And A Quick Catch-up
[ 0 ] March 31, 2014

Episode #143 – Exciting Times And A Quick Catch-up

This week: I’m bringing you up to speed on a number of exciting projects that are in the planning stages. It’s been a very busy time of late, with many conversations and meetings, all ahead of my activities this year. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: The Active Photographer Jolly workshops Lowe Alpine [...]

On The Other Side Of The Lens – Business Q&A
[ 0 ] March 20, 2014

On The Other Side Of The Lens – Business Q&A

At the start of this week, I was interviewed on video about the business of photography – what it takes to run a successful business, to keep clients happy and remain competitive in a competitive industry. Of course, what better place to appear on camera than in my ‘office’ – the woodland?! My good friend [...]

Make Some Noise!
[ 0 ] March 18, 2014

Make Some Noise!

For this article, I’ve plucked a picture from the archives. The message behind it is a simple one: using high ISO can actually be a great and effective technique – one which doesn’t really get the credit it deserves in this age of high-megapixel, fine detail, HD image-making. The picture you see comes from a [...]

The Photography Show 2014 – Extra!
[ 0 ] March 11, 2014

The Photography Show 2014 – Extra!

As ever, I recorded a series of conversations with various people from the photographic industry whilst at The Photography Show 2014. These recordings would stretch out for weeks if I included just 1 or 2 in each weekly podcast so, once again, I’ve compiled them into a series of  ’Extra’ shows for you. In no [...]

Episode #142 – The Photography Show 2014
[ 0 ] March 10, 2014

Episode #142 – The Photography Show 2014

This week: I’m bringing you the first of my conversations recorded live at The Photography Show 2014. The photography world recently saw the inaugural outing for this exciting new event. As you would expect, I was there, audio recorder in hand, getting all the latest information to share with you. First up – Nikon. Some quick [...]

My Little Green (Grip) Bag – Part 1
[ 0 ] February 26, 2014

My Little Green (Grip) Bag – Part 1

On a studio shoot I recently wrote about, I had to use various ways of supporting my gear in order to capture a series of products at their best. This two-part article gives you an overview of my standard go-to items for a typical setup of this kind. So, aside from the tripod holding my [...]

Episode #141 – Woodland Tarp Testing
[ 0 ] February 24, 2014

Episode #141 – Woodland Tarp Testing

This week: I’m sheltering in the woods whilst testing kit. I recently headed out to one of my local woodlands in pouring rain and blustery wind, all set to put some recently-received kit through its paces. But how did I get on? Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Ultimate Survival Technologies B.A.S.E. [...]

Test/Review: My MiniMap
[ 0 ] February 21, 2014

Test/Review: My MiniMap

I first came across My MiniMap via a random message on Twitter. Intrigued by their product, a couple more messages were sent back and forth and within a few short days, the map I requested arrived for me to put through its paces. So, just what is My MiniMap? Well, as the name suggests, it [...]

Large-Scale ISPO Munich Product Displays – Part 2
[ 0 ] February 19, 2014

Large-Scale ISPO Munich Product Displays – Part 2

If you haven’t checked out Part 1 of this 2-part article, you can find it here. I’d really recommend you take a look; it’ll give you the background and setup information surrounding the photo shoot described – and what follows will make much more sense, given some context! Ok, so picking up where we left [...]