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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 […]

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 #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 #166 - Taking Time Out In The Woods
[ 0 ] February 9, 2015

Episode #166 – Taking Time Out In The Woods

This week: I’m sat in the woods, getting some thoughts together. Sometimes, you just need to take some time out and clear your head; on this occasion, I’m mulling over recent activities and what lies ahead this year. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Podcast Episode #165 – Into The Wilds Of […]

Video: Giles On The Business Of Photography
[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

Video: Giles On The Business Of Photography

Earlier this year, I was interviewed on video about the business of photography and what it takes to carry out my activities on a day-to-day basis. I first told you about the Q&A in this post, where I shared a few of the behind-the-scenes pictures from that day. Well, some months on, I’ve now been […]

The Silence Explained
[ 0 ] May 6, 2014

The Silence Explained

The keener-eyed amongst you will have noticed that it’s been a little quiet around here over the past month or so. It happens from time to time, when things get hectic, but that doesn’t really make me feel any less guilty for my lack of updates. So, I feel as though I owe you some […]

On The Other Side Of The Lens - Business Q&A
[ 0 ] March 20, 2014

On The Other Side Of The Lens – Business Q&A

At the start of this week, I was interviewed on video about the business of photography – what it takes to run a successful business, to keep clients happy and remain competitive in a competitive industry. Of course, what better place to appear on camera than in my ‘office’ – the woodland?! My good friend […]

Episode #127 - Why The Silence?
[ 0 ] October 7, 2013

Episode #127 – Why The Silence?

This week: I’m catching up and explaining why things have been so quiet around here lately. The keener-eyed amongst you will have noticed that there’s not been a lot of activity on The Active Photographer over the past month. This week’s episode brings you up to date with the reasons behind the silence. Some quick links […]

Make Things Happen... Buy Me A Cuppa!
[ 2 ] August 30, 2013

Make Things Happen… Buy Me A Cuppa!

Whilst I’ve always known that you guys really enjoy what I do here on The Active Photographer (judging by the many emails, tweets and Facebook messages I receive), I never get tired of hearing what you have to say. Whether it’s a lengthy conversation or simply 140 characters, your feedback really is so important. Does […]

New Year, New Arrival
[ 2 ] January 15, 2013

New Year, New Arrival

First of all… Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s wishing you all a fantastic 2013 – and of course, I look forward to catching up with you along the way. Now then, some news… As you might know, my wife and I have been expecting a new addition to our family for a while now. With […]

Merry Christmas!
[ 0 ] December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Have a great one, folks!   You Might Also Like…Episode #225: Chichester Christmas Lights PhotographyEpisode #159 – Healthy Christmas Eating WorkflowEpisode #196: A Table-top Photograph Walk-throughEpisode #197: A Change Is As Good As A RestEpisode #195: All I Want For Christmas Is…Episode #224: Christmas Lights Photography Gear

Episode #90 - The Glamour Of Photography?
[ 2 ] October 15, 2012

Episode #90 – The Glamour Of Photography?

This week: I’m turning back the clock a few of weeks, to bring you another recording I made on my return from this year’s Outdoor Trade Show. What is it like to be a photographer on the go? Is it as glamorous as people are led to believe? Well, yes and no… Some quick links […]