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I'm Back In The Saddle (A Brief TAP Update)
[ 0 ] November 1, 2017

I’m Back In The Saddle (A Brief TAP Update)

A quick update for you today… I’m back! Well, technically, I never actually went away – I’ve just been very busy taking care of this and that. If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, you’ll already know what I’ve been up to over the past month or so – and that I’ve had […]

Episode #246: How Photographers Use Social Media
[ 0 ] July 24, 2017

Episode #246: How Photographers Use Social Media

This week: I’m talking about the way in which photographers use social media. Of course, it’s a personal thing – but quite a few people have asked me recently about my own approach to social media. In this episode, I’m sharing a few thoughts, including a theory I recently heard about, often referred to as the 90-9-1 […]

Loving The Photography/Outdoor Community
[ 0 ] February 23, 2017

Loving The Photography/Outdoor Community

We all know that the desire to ‘belong’ is part of human nature. Realising that you share beliefs and are able to connect on the same level with friends and peers is a very satisfying thing – and I feel very fortunate that there is plenty of scope for this in my line of work. Over […]

Episode #231: When Things Don't Quite Go To Plan
[ 0 ] February 13, 2017

Episode #231: When Things Don’t Quite Go To Plan

This week: I’m talking about the need to make alternative arrangements. This week’s show has a dual purpose. On the one hand I’m discussing the matter of how we work around situations which don’t quite go to plan – and at the same time, I’m bringing you up to date with my current activities. Some quick […]

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 #190 - I'd Like Your Feedback, Please!
[ 0 ] November 9, 2015

Episode #190 – I’d Like Your Feedback, Please!

This week: I’m asking you what you’d like to see more of on the website. This past week has seen me giving a lot of thought to the content I share with followers of The Active Photographer and in particular, what form that takes – for example, written articles, videos and podcasts. Some quick links to […]

Thoughts On Relative Fame And Success
[ 0 ] October 28, 2015

Thoughts On Relative Fame And Success

As I write this, I’m sat on a train, heading back from a shoot in London. I always prefer to take the train rather than driving, because it gives me the chance to stop and think about things, to catch up on emails and get some thoughts down for various photography/writing projects. As I got […]

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 […]

Help Alex Raise Money For People Of Nepal
[ 0 ] April 28, 2015

Help Alex Raise Money For People Of Nepal

As many of you know, my good friend Alex Staniforth set out to make a second attempt at summiting Mount Everest this year. Following the terrible events of 2014 (which put an end to that trip), it is almost unimaginable that once again, Mother Nature has made an impact in such a dramatic fashion. We all […]

Episode #174 - Vote For TAP In Under 30 Seconds!
[ 0 ] April 22, 2015

Episode #174 – Vote For TAP In Under 30 Seconds!

This week: I’m reminding you that your vote counts! UPDATE: The Active Photographer has made it to the final selection! Nominations close on 31st March. There are just two days left to nominate The Active Photographer in the Simply Hike Blogger Awards 2015 – and it’ll take you less than 30 seconds. Some quick links to […]