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Category: Location photography

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. [...]

Episode #140 – Thinking About Power On The Go
[ 0 ] February 17, 2014

Episode #140 – Thinking About Power On The Go

This week: I’m talking about how I keep my devices going whilst on location. Pre-charging one’s camera batteries etc is all very well, but what happens when they begin to fail when you’re off-grid? Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme 12v solar panel TAP article – The Power To [...]

Test/Review: Peli 0945 Memory Card Case
[ 0 ] January 22, 2014

Test/Review: Peli 0945 Memory Card Case

Ah, the humble memory card case. It really doesn’t get the praise it deserves – especially when you consider just what it’s required to do. Day in, day out, these little boxes are the first line of defence when keeping our cards – and often by default, our captured images – safe. A lot of [...]

When Everest Came To Goodwood
[ 0 ] January 21, 2014

When Everest Came To Goodwood

At the start of each year, it’s not unusual for us photographers to pause for thought, looking back on the year that has just been and looking forward to projects yet to happen. The Goodwood events which I shoot each year – the Festival Of Speed and Revival –  now seem like an ever-distant memory, [...]

Episode #133 – When Do You Change Your Kit?
[ 0 ] November 18, 2013

Episode #133 – When Do You Change Your Kit?

This week: I’m considering the thought processes involved in changing kit. At what point do you change/upgrade/sell-on/replace your photography gear, regardless of whether it be a camera, lens, tripod, lighting, whatever. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode #122 – Goodwood FOS 2013 Roundup TAP Episode #101 – Talking Through A Focus [...]

Episode #131 – Glowing Tents And Campfires
[ 0 ] November 4, 2013

Episode #131 – Glowing Tents And Campfires

This week: I’m bringing you my second talk 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. In this episode, I’m talking through a particular image [...]

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 [...]