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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 #183 – Photographing A Renault Track Day
[ 0 ] August 24, 2015

Episode #183 – Photographing A Renault Track Day

This week: I’m talking about a last-minute request for some motoring photography. Last weekend saw me covering a Renault track day event at Goodwood Motor Circuit.  Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP post – Join me on Instagram – gilesbabbidge Goodwood, West Sussex Nikon D3 SLR Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED […]

Episode #182 – Reflecting On Recent Activities
[ 0 ] August 17, 2015

Episode #182 – Reflecting On Recent Activities

This week: I’m bringing you up to speed following a hectic few weeks. There are also a few teasers in the show about upcoming developments on The Active Photographer website. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: My portfolio website – www.gilesbabbidge.co.uk TAP Episode #181 – Goodwood FOS Event Overview TAP Episode #168 – Introducing Q&A 500 […]

Goodwood FOS For TEN / Mustang Monthly
[ 2 ] August 11, 2015

Goodwood FOS For TEN / Mustang Monthly

A quick update today… One of the great pleasures I get from my work is seeing how my features and photographs look when they are finally published and put to good use. This past week has seen me tie up a few loose ends from this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’ve also just seen that the […]

Q&A 500 – What Kit For Event Photography?
[ 0 ] August 5, 2015

Q&A 500 – What Kit For Event Photography?

If you’ve been following my updates recently, you’ll know that a proportion of my time has been taken up by the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS). For an overview, you can take a listen to this edition of the podcast. People seem to be fascinated by what I do at these sorts of public events […]

Episode #181 – Goodwood FOS Event Overview
[ 0 ] July 27, 2015

Episode #181 – Goodwood FOS Event Overview

This week: I’m bringing you the second of my shows based around this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Goodwood events are always made up of long, hot, busy days for me. In this show, I’m looking back at just what the latest FOS entailed. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode #180 […]

Episode #180 – Goodwood FOS Central Display
[ 0 ] July 20, 2015

Episode #180 – Goodwood FOS Central Display

This week: I’m bringing you the first of two shows based around this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The central display lies at the heart of the Festival; in this edition, you join late one evening me as I work through a series of pictures in the rapidly-fading light. Some quick links to things mentioned in this […]

Episode #179 – Discussing Silhouettes And Contrast
[ 0 ] June 22, 2015

Episode #179 – Discussing Silhouettes And Contrast

This week: I’m talking about producing silhouettes and using contrast in photography. You join me as I drive back from delivering a workshop to a group of young photographers. The subject of the session was silhouettes and contrast –  techniques which are often taken for granted when producing striking photographs. Some quick links to things mentioned in this […]

Q&A 500 – Healthy Food & Drink For Photo Shoots?
[ 0 ] June 19, 2015

Q&A 500 – Healthy Food & Drink For Photo Shoots?

What is the most important consideration ahead of undertaking a photo shoot? Making sure you’ve understood your brief and selecting the right kit for the job is a given. Picking the right clothing, specific to location and time of year is important – you really have to be comfortable. But then what? Having a bad-weather […]

Buyers Guide – Compact Cameras (Point-and-Shoot)
[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

Buyers Guide – Compact Cameras (Point-and-Shoot)

This is the second of my latest Buyers Guides to land on the Wex Blog in recent weeks. If you didn’t see the first – a guide to navigating the Compact System Camera (CSC) market – you can find it here. I’ve always been a fan of carrying a camera at all times, because you […]

Episode #178 – Nissan Leaf Shoot, Post Production
[ 0 ] June 8, 2015

Episode #178 – Nissan Leaf Shoot, Post Production

This week: I’m talking through the editing process for a recent photo shoot. As a follow-up to last week’s show, in this edition, you join me at the post production stage, as I decide which pictures have made the cut and how I’m going to treat them before sharing them with everyone concerned. Some quick links to […]

Join Me On Instagram – gilesbabbidge
[ 0 ] June 4, 2015

Join Me On Instagram – gilesbabbidge

It may come as a surprise, but I have only recently started to use Instagram! I know, I know, but I have my reasons. I won’t bore you with why it’s taken me so long to join the crowd, but here’s why I am enjoying it so much… The majority of my day-to-day social media […]

Episode #177 – Photographing The Nissan Leaf
[ 0 ] June 2, 2015

Episode #177 – Photographing The Nissan Leaf

  This week: I’m sat in front of my computer, talking through images from a recent photo shoot. When I recently heard that my good friend and musician, Tom Kent, was working in conjunction with Nissan – taking a look at one of their eco-friendly Leaf cars – it was almost inevitable that we would end […]