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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 #209: Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2016
[ 0 ] June 27, 2016

Episode #209: Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2016

This week: I’m bringing you the first of my shows based around this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Once again, the event was really enjoyable and a great success. In this show, I’m giving you an overview of what I got up to each day. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Goodwood Festival of […]

Q&A 500: How Do I Get Published In A Magazine?
[ 0 ] June 22, 2016

Q&A 500: How Do I Get Published In A Magazine?

For a lot of you, I’m sure that seeing your images in print (or featured on a favourite website) would be a dream come true. Making this a reality is perfectly do-able, but the process of achieving it can at times seem like a long, hard, slog. It can also seem like a thankless task, […]

Episode #208: Social Photography Kit Selection
[ 0 ] June 20, 2016

Episode #208: Social Photography Kit Selection

This week: I’m talking about the camera setup I use for the majority of my social photography assignments. The truth is that my equipment setup very rarely changes. Over the years, I’ve fine-tuned my kit selection and know it to be perfectly suited 99% of the time. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Nikon […]

Episode #207: The Need For Professionalism
[ 0 ] June 13, 2016

Episode #207: The Need For Professionalism

This week: I’m talking about photographers’ need for common sense and professionalism. People often talk about which cameras, lenses tripods etc photographers use. This is all very well, but the kit falls into insignificance if you don’t know how to conduct yourself in front of clients in the first place. Some quick links to things mentioned in […]

It’s Been A While…
[ 0 ] June 1, 2016

It’s Been A While…

If you keep up to date with my shenanigans regularly, perhaps via the RSS feed or Twitter, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been rather quiet of late. And there’s a very good reason for that. Quite simply, ‘life’ has got completely in the way for a number of months, to the exclusion of many work […]

Episode #206: Photographing The Needles
[ 0 ] April 11, 2016

Episode #206: Photographing The Needles

This week: I’m on location, shooting pictures for a magazine feature. A fast-paced weekend on the Isle of Wight recently saw me taking in many of the sites; the Needles was just one of the attractions on my photo check list. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: The Needles, Isle of Wight Nikon […]

Episode #205: The Photography Show 2016
[ 0 ] April 4, 2016

Episode #205: The Photography Show 2016

This week: I’m bringing you the first of my live recordings from The Photography Show 2016. Once again, I had a great trip up to The Photography Show this year and, as ever, I recorded a number of conversions whilst there. First up – my conversations with TomTom (position: 01:11) and Miggo (position: 13:10). Some quick links to things […]

Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Windproof Smock
[ 0 ] March 25, 2016

Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Windproof Smock

This Test/Review is written in conjunction with that of the Paramo Men’s Bora Fleece Hoodie. If you haven’t checked that out already, you can find it here. The first thing to strike me when I first picked up the Bora Windproof Smock was its lightness – staggering at a mere 197g! This is achieved thanks […]

Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Fleece Hoodie
[ 0 ] March 25, 2016

Test/Review: Paramo Men’s Bora Fleece Hoodie

This Test/Review is written in conjunction with that of the Paramo Men’s Bora Windproof Smock. If you haven’t checked that out, you can read it here. Regular followers of The Active Photographer will know that I’m a long-time user of Paramo’s clothing. Their garments have proven themselves time and time again out in the field […]

Episode #204: Packing For The Photography Show
[ 0 ] March 21, 2016

Episode #204: Packing For The Photography Show

This week: I’m preparing to pack my bags ahead of The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC. Which items did I decide to take and why? All is revealed… Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Test/Review: Peli 1510 Roller Case Test/Review: Manfrotto Table Tripod With Photo Head (old product) Test/Review: Sub Zero Thermal […]

Q&A 500: Is Old Kit Worth Repairing?
[ 0 ] March 18, 2016

Q&A 500: Is Old Kit Worth Repairing?

If the thought of periodically upgrading your photography kit fills you with dread, it can be very tempting to stick with what you’ve got until something goes ‘bang!’ At that point, you’re then faced with a question: Do I get it repaired or do I pay out for a brand new replacement? Often, this is […]

Episode #203: Location Scouting – A Cautionary Tale
[ 0 ] March 7, 2016

Episode #203: Location Scouting – A Cautionary Tale

This week: I’m sharing a less positive experience I recently had whilst out on location. I always try to do everything the proper, above board, considerate way – so it really was quite disappointing to see my location scouting trip conclude in the way it did. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Canon […]