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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 #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 […]

Buyers Guide – Compact System Cameras
[ 0 ] June 1, 2015

Buyers Guide – Compact System Cameras

My latest offering over on the Wex Blog is now live. This time around, I’m giving you a guide to choosing between some of the many compact system cameras (CSCs) currently available on the market. The past few years have seen a rapid increase in the quantity of CSCs out there and picking the right model for […]

Episode #176 – Exploring Bluebell Wood Details
[ 0 ] May 25, 2015

Episode #176 – Exploring Bluebell Wood Details

This week: I’m back in the woods, concentrating on capturing details. Returning to the same location as in last week’s show, I recently set out to find details tucked away in amongst the stunning landscape of flowers. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: CLICK HERE TO VOTE!! Simply Hike Blogger Awards 2015 Nikon D800 […]

Episode #175 – Initial Tests For A Video Podcast
[ 0 ] May 4, 2015

Episode #175 – Initial Tests For A Video Podcast

This week: I’m on location, discussing initial tests for a video version of the podcast. I recently asked whether you would also like to see a video version of the podcast each week. The response was unanimous – it was a definite ‘yes’ – so I’ve now begun my initial tests, working through the logistics of how […]

Q&A 500 – Which Camera Bag Should I Choose?
[ 0 ] April 30, 2015

Q&A 500 – Which Camera Bag Should I Choose?

It never ceases to amaze me how many avid photographers are prepared to spend hundreds or even thousands on their camera gear (because they know specific kit will give them the desired results), only to scrimp on the protection of those precious items. Maybe it’s because bags just aren’t as sexy as cameras. Or maybe […]