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Episode #147 – Shooting BMW At Goodwood
[ 0 ] July 7, 2014

Episode #147 – Shooting BMW At Goodwood

This week: It’s the first of my podcasts surrounding this year’s Goodwood Festival Of Speed. Part of my activities at FOS this year involved shooting track action for BMW at Goodwood Motor Circuit. In this episode, I’m talking through some static shots I produced for glossy brochures. Some quick links to things mentioned in this [...]

Top Tips For Goodwood Festival Of Speed
[ 0 ] June 24, 2014

Top Tips For Goodwood Festival Of Speed

It’s that time of year once again, folks – the weather is hotting up, the stage is set and the motoring spectacle that is the Goodwood Festival Of Speed is go from Thursday until Sunday this week! As you know, I’ve shot at this event for many years, and it’s always a great challenge. For [...]

My Little Green (Grip) Bag – Part 2
[ 0 ] June 19, 2014

My Little Green (Grip) Bag – Part 2

If you didn’t see Part 1 of this article, you definitely should; it will give you an introduction into just which items I carry (and why) for supporting my cameras/flash guns/light modifiers etc. In this second part, then, I’m detailing the individual items described in the overview linked above. In no particular order…   Standard [...]

Episode #146 – Overview Of Scramble Bike Portraits
[ 0 ] June 9, 2014

Episode #146 – Overview Of Scramble Bike Portraits

This week: I’m in the car, heading back from a day spent shooting portraits at a motorbike track. I’m in the process of putting together an all-new portfolio website, which will feature more of my latest work. In this episode, I’m giving an overview of a recent location shoot where I set out to capture one [...]

How To Select A Set Of Sticks
[ 0 ] June 7, 2014

How To Select A Set Of Sticks

  Tripods can often be a much-overlooked item in the photographer’s arsenal. So simple in design – essentially, they comprise just three adjustable legs and a method of attaching a camera to the top of a centre column – yet there are many times when using one can mean the difference between securing a great shot and missing a [...]

Episode #145 – Bluebell Location Scouting
[ 0 ] April 14, 2014

Episode #145 – Bluebell Location Scouting

This week: In the first of a 2-part show, I’m checking out a bluebell wood ahead of capturing some fresh images. This past weekend saw me take a trip to a local bluebell woodland with my family – giving me the perfect chance to get some thoughts together about how I will photograph this striking location [...]

Episode #144 – The Irony Of Shooting Shelter
[ 0 ] April 7, 2014

Episode #144 – The Irony Of Shooting Shelter

This week: I’m in amongst the trees once again – this time with the aim of photographing a piece of outdoor kit ahead of a Test/Review write-up. At least, that had been my plan. However, when the weather had other ideas, I took the opportunity to record a few thoughts about the process instead. Some quick [...]

Episode #143 – Exciting Times And A Quick Catch-up
[ 0 ] March 31, 2014

Episode #143 – Exciting Times And A Quick Catch-up

This week: I’m bringing you up to speed on a number of exciting projects that are in the planning stages. It’s been a very busy time of late, with many conversations and meetings, all ahead of my activities this year. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: The Active Photographer Jolly workshops Lowe Alpine [...]

Make Some Noise!
[ 0 ] March 18, 2014

Make Some Noise!

For this article, I’ve plucked a picture from the archives. The message behind it is a simple one: using high ISO can actually be a great and effective technique – one which doesn’t really get the credit it deserves in this age of high-megapixel, fine detail, HD image-making. The picture you see comes from a [...]

The Photography Show 2014 – Extra!
[ 2 ] March 11, 2014

The Photography Show 2014 – Extra!

As ever, I recorded a series of conversations with various people from the photographic industry whilst at The Photography Show 2014. These recordings would stretch out for weeks if I included just 1 or 2 in each weekly podcast so, once again, I’ve compiled them into a series of  ’Extra’ shows for you. In no [...]

My Little Green (Grip) Bag – Part 1
[ 0 ] February 26, 2014

My Little Green (Grip) Bag – Part 1

On a studio shoot I recently wrote about, I had to use various ways of supporting my gear in order to capture a series of products at their best. This two-part article gives you an overview of my standard go-to items for a typical setup of this kind. So, aside from the tripod holding my [...]

Episode #141 – Woodland Tarp Testing
[ 0 ] February 24, 2014

Episode #141 – Woodland Tarp Testing

This week: I’m sheltering in the woods whilst testing kit. I recently headed out to one of my local woodlands in pouring rain and blustery wind, all set to put some recently-received kit through its paces. But how did I get on? Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Ultimate Survival Technologies B.A.S.E. [...]