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Category: Location photography

Flummoxed By Filters? This Should Help!
[ 0 ] October 31, 2013

Flummoxed By Filters? This Should Help!

Given that my Filters Buyers Guide has been so well received over on the Wex Blog (10,000+ views at the time of writing), I thought I’d share the link here, for the benefit of those of you who maybe haven’t seen it yet. Filters are curious things. So simple in their design and yet to the [...]

Episode #130 – Adventure On Your Doorstep
[ 0 ] October 28, 2013

Episode #130 – Adventure On Your Doorstep

This week: I’m bringing you the first of my talks recorded at Photo Live 2013. Last weekend saw the first outing for a new event held in London, called Photo Live. I was there, taking to the stage to deliver a couple of presentations each of the two days. To kick things off, in this week’s [...]

Test/Review: Thermos Ultimate Stainless Steel Flask
[ 0 ] October 23, 2013

Test/Review: Thermos Ultimate Stainless Steel Flask

As temperatures begin to head southwards, thoughts must surely turn towards preparing for a comfortable autumn/winter. I make no apologies for the fact that I jump at the chance of heading outdoors in the cooler weather – either for professional activities or with my family. For anyone willing to brave the cold, apart from clothing [...]

Giles Interviewed For PicStop Blog
[ 0 ] October 15, 2013

Giles Interviewed For PicStop Blog

A short while ago, I was approached by the Picstop team, asking if I could answer a few questions about what I do. Well, you regular followers should have a pretty good idea by now – but for those of you who don’t (or who just can’t get enough), simply hit the link below. PicStop [...]

Some Thoughts Following WildPhotos 2013
[ 0 ] October 13, 2013

Some Thoughts Following WildPhotos 2013

As I sit at London Waterloo station, waiting for my train to take me back in the direction of home, I’m reflecting on the past two days spent at the Royal Geographical Society – host, once again to WildPhotos, a fantastic event which has become a yearly fixture in my calendar. Along with a room [...]

Episode #125 – Crafting Another ‘Glowing Tent’ Shot
[ 0 ] August 26, 2013

Episode #125 – Crafting Another ‘Glowing Tent’ Shot

This week: I’m again setting out at the end of the day to make another dusk picture of Vango’s F10 Helium 100 tent. Last week, I headed out to visit a new woodland site, which I had been told might hold great potential for the Jolly photography/camping trips I have lined up. Whilst there I [...]

Video: Easy Jetboil Cooking
[ 0 ] August 8, 2013

Video: Easy Jetboil Cooking

Ok, so here’s a quick video for you – something that I’ve been sat on for a while, just waiting to find the time to put together. When it comes to keeping well fed and watered whilst out on location (for example, when camping, location scouting or day-hiking), it’s always nice to have hot food [...]

The Power To Deliver
[ 1 ] July 6, 2013

The Power To Deliver

I remember when, back in the days of film (you remember film, right?!), a photographer could run out of camera battery power and still continue to shoot pictures. There was no technical wizardry involved, other than a sound understanding of one’s kit and the basics of recording light onto film. No, the ability to continue [...]

Sneaky Peek Of A Forthcoming Shoot
[ 0 ] June 18, 2013

Sneaky Peek Of A Forthcoming Shoot

For some time now, I’ve been planning a certain photo shoot. It’s pretty conceptual in nature, not what you’d expect… and the resulting image is going to be amazing. As with so many large-scale shoots which require lots of planning in advance, I have various notes and mock-up images that I am working from – [...]

Episode #118 – Shooting Trucks At Thruxton, Part 2
[ 0 ] June 10, 2013

Episode #118 – Shooting Trucks At Thruxton, Part 2

This week: I’m at  Thruxton Motor Circuit in Hampshire once again, this time talking whilst trackside. Whilst last week’s show (Part 1) was something of an overview, this time around I’m right in the thick of the action and thinking on my feet as the truck racing takes place in front of my lens. Some quick [...]

Episode #117 – Shooting Trucks At Thruxton, Part 1
[ 0 ] June 3, 2013

Episode #117 – Shooting Trucks At Thruxton, Part 1

This week: I’m in the car once again, travelling back from a day’s photography at  Thruxton Motor Circuit in Hampshire. Over the course of this weekend just gone, I took up an invitation to photograph some fast-paced truck racing action. On this occasion, I wasn’t under commission – so it made a really nice change [...]

Episode #116 – Drew Gardner: Making The Camera Disappear
[ 0 ] May 27, 2013

Episode #116 – Drew Gardner: Making The Camera Disappear

This week: I’m again revisiting this year’s Focus On Imaging, catching up with internationally acclaimed photographer, Drew Gardner. Drew, like so many of us photographers, is passionate about what he does – and naturally, this comes across in his work. But of course, getting the best out of your subjects requires more than just unbridled [...]