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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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Q&A 500 – Should I Calibrate Lenses & Autofocus?
[ 0 ] April 17, 2015

Q&A 500 – Should I Calibrate Lenses & Autofocus?

This is a question I was asked, in a roundabout way, on Twitter recently. The actual question was whether I, personally, calibrate my various items of kit. Well I have to say, the truth of the matter is that I’ve never calibrated any of my lenses, nor my cameras’ autofocus – simply because I haven’t […]

Episode #172 – Early Start, Hotel Room Work
[ 0 ] April 13, 2015

Episode #172 – Early Start, Hotel Room Work

This week: I’m up and about early, making good use of time. Whilst away on business recently, I still had to attend to picture editing, writing, and review work duties – all of which had deadlines looming. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Podcast – The Photography Show 2015 – Extra! TAP […]

Thoughts On Extending My Profile
[ 0 ] April 10, 2015

Thoughts On Extending My Profile

It’s been an hectic and interesting time of late. Most notably, my recent trips to Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) and The Photography Show have created a real buzz. If you feel so inclined, you can follow this link and this link to hear some of the exclusive chats I recorded at the latter. In […]

The Photography Show 2015 – Extra!
[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

The Photography Show 2015 – Extra!

As ever, I recorded a number of conversations with various people from the photographic industry whilst at The Photography Show 2015. 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 an ‘Extra’ show for you. In this is edition, my conversations with […]

Episode #171 – The Photography Show 2015
[ 0 ] April 6, 2015

Episode #171 – The Photography Show 2015

This week: I’m bringing you the first of my live recordings from The Photography Show 2015. 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, here’s my chat with Panasonic Lumix. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: […]

Test/Review:  Jack Wolfskin Turbulence Jacket
[ 0 ] March 20, 2015

Test/Review: Jack Wolfskin Turbulence Jacket

As the worst of the winter weather now looks to be giving way to more mild conditions, it’s time to take a look at an item of clothing (sent to me by Webtogs), which I’ve been putting through its paces since September last year – the Jack Wolfskin Turbulence Mens Soft Shell jacket. One of […]

Finding Your Direction In Photography
[ 0 ] March 18, 2015

Finding Your Direction In Photography

Ok, so you want to earn money from your photography. Great! It’s time to think about your starting point… What is it that you want to photograph? Will you spend your time wandering the hills in search of the perfect landscape picture, or are you more likely to be at home in amongst the hustle […]

Episode #170 – Goodwood Revival For Airstream Life
[ 0 ] March 16, 2015

Episode #170 – Goodwood Revival For Airstream Life

This week: I’m taking you all the way back to last September for an update of a magazine feature I put together at the Goodwood Revival. The feature in question was an idea I pitched to Airstream Life magazine – and American publication – in the weeks leading up to the event. Now that I’ve received […]

Episode #169 – Disruption And Distraction
[ 0 ] March 11, 2015

Episode #169 – Disruption And Distraction

This week: I’m talking about how we deal with events which get in the way of planned activities. Half the battle of working for yourself and keeping things ticking along is learning how to handle your day-to-day workflow. I recently had a big disruption to what should have been a very productive day. Rather than get stressed […]

Episode #168 – Introducing Q&A 500
[ 1 ] March 2, 2015

Episode #168 – Introducing Q&A 500

This week: I’m telling you about a new series launching on the website this month. If you’ve got a burning question, something you’ve always wanted to ask me about photography, the outdoors, running a business, kit, technique, etc… Just ask! Q&A 500 is simple… Send me your question and I will feature it in a short […]

Episode #167 – MMM Goodwood Motorhome Feature
[ 0 ] February 23, 2015

Episode #167 – MMM Goodwood Motorhome Feature

This week: I’m taking you all the way back to last summer for an update of a magazine feature I put together at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This particular feature was pitched to the magazine in question in the weeks leading up to the event and is a good example of how, often, you have to […]

Test/Review: Paramo Katmai Light Shirt
[ 0 ] February 18, 2015

Test/Review: Paramo Katmai Light Shirt

One of the conditions I always stipulate for any item considered for Test/Review is that it must be something I would use in the course of my activities. So as you might imagine, items of clothing which will keep me comfortable as I go about my business are always of interest. Roll back some months […]