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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: How Can I Get People To Buy My Pictures?
[ 0 ] June 16, 2017

Q&A 500: How Can I Get People To Buy My Pictures?

This Q&A 500 originates from a question asked via the contact page of the website. It went into more specifics, unique to the individual concerned, but at its core is a recurring theme. Ok, so… It’s the classic question – just nine simple words, yet the answer is often reached by a series of crucial, […]

Episode #243: My Various Workspaces
[ 0 ] June 12, 2017

Episode #243: My Various Workspaces

This week: I’m talking about the various workspaces I use. Whilst cracking on with business at the weekend, I shared a picture on Instagram which showed a view of my location. I light-heartedly referred to this as my ‘outdoor office’ and the response I received was very interesting – people loved the idea that someone wasn’t […]

Episode #242: West Sussex Camping Article Pictures
[ 0 ] June 8, 2017

Episode #242: West Sussex Camping Article Pictures

This week: I’m talking about a recent set of pictures taken for a magazine feature. Last weekend saw me undertake the photography for my latest article destined for publication in Camping Magazine in a couple of months’ time. On this occasion, it’s a piece centred around family camping. Whilst I wasn’t able to record any audio […]

Video: As Bluebells Fade
[ 0 ] May 29, 2017

Video: As Bluebells Fade

If you follow my Stories feed on Instagram or have listened to Episode #239 and #240 of the podcast, you’ll know that I recently headed out to make a short film about bluebells. Well, I’m pleased to say that the final video is now complete and has been uploaded to my YouTube channel in the past day or […]

Test/Review: FIREPOT Meals By Outdoorfood
[ 0 ] May 26, 2017

Test/Review: FIREPOT Meals By Outdoorfood

The worlds of photography and the outdoors are awash with ‘latest and greatest’ incarnations of tried-and-tested products. Claims such as “This camera sets a new benchmark for image quality” and “Our fabric offers the ultimate protection in all weathers” are nothing new. So when you hear of a company making noise about how their product […]

Episode #241: Creating Daily Structure In Business
[ 0 ] May 22, 2017

Episode #241: Creating Daily Structure In Business

This week: I’m talking about daily planning and the expansion of services I offer to clients. I’ve recently been giving a lot of thought to the structure and development of what I do. There are a number of strategies which I find really useful in helping to push things forward and it’s these that I am discussing […]

Episode #240: Late Afternoon Bluebell Photography
[ 0 ] May 15, 2017

Episode #240: Late Afternoon Bluebell Photography

This week: I’m on location, talking you through some of my recent bluebell photography. In last week’s show, you joined me in the middle of a woodland as I shared a few thoughts about the process of photographing and filming bluebells. Well, this week’s edition is directly related to that – a recoding made whilst making the […]

Episode #239: Filming And Photographing Bluebells
[ 0 ] May 8, 2017

Episode #239: Filming And Photographing Bluebells

This week: I’m in a bluebell woodland, talking about shooting stills and video. As many of you know, around this time of the year, a wide variety of natural spaces across the country are transformed into wonderful displays of colour, thanks to the flowering of bluebells. Towards the end of last week, I headed out to capture the […]

Episode #238: The Business Of Networking
[ 0 ] May 1, 2017

Episode #238: The Business Of Networking

This week: I’m talking about how networking can be of benefit to photographers. In this week’s show, I’m sharing a few thoughts about something which has to do with the business side of being a photographer – and, actually, of running your own business in general. There are many ways to encourage would-be clients. The process […]

Episode #237: Photographing Racton Monument
[ 0 ] April 24, 2017

Episode #237: Photographing Racton Monument

This week: I’m on location, shooting a specific picture for a magazine article. You’ll remember that a few weeks back, I went on an overnight camping trip, putting together a walking feature for a magazine. Due to poor weather on the second day of that trip, I later returned to one of the spots we passed, in order […]

Episode #236: The Photography Show 2017
[ 0 ] April 17, 2017

Episode #236: The Photography Show 2017

This week: I’m sharing a couple of conversations recorded live at The Photography Show 2017. Once again, I had a great trip up to The Photography Show and as ever, I recorded a number of informal conversions with manufacturers and service providers whilst there. Trōv: position 1:24 Nikon: position 13:48 Some quick links to things mentioned in this […]

Episode #235: Camping Magazine Photography
[ 0 ] April 3, 2017

Episode #235: Camping Magazine Photography

This week: I’m talking through some feature article pictures as I shoot them. I recently submitted a feature to Camping Magazine, in which I discussed how families and individuals can put together a simple, tailored first aid kit to keep with them at all times. In this week’s show, you join me as I quickly shoot the […]