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Category: Location photography

Episode #198: Photo Shoot Location Scout In Woods
[ 0 ] January 25, 2016

Episode #198: Photo Shoot Location Scout In Woods

This week: I’m exploring a location which I think should make an excellent backdrop to a forthcoming shoot. My camera of choice was a more simple, liberating affair on this occasion and. As is often the case, I came away from my stroll with more ideas than I had bargained for. Some quick links to things mentioned […]

Episode #194: Recent Updates On The TAP Website
[ 0 ] December 7, 2015

Episode #194: Recent Updates On The TAP Website

This week: I’m giving a quick overview of a few recent updates to hit The Active Photographer website. It’s been a busy time over on the site, with a number of Test/Review features, podcasts and technique articles being published. A last-minute schedule change for this week’s show has led me to share these updates with you, for the benefit […]

How to Take Creative Pictures in Poor Weather
[ 0 ] December 4, 2015

How to Take Creative Pictures in Poor Weather

It’s cold, dark and wet. No good for photography, right? Wrong! Just because the weather doesn’t appear to be in your favour, that’s no reason to give up on your plans for a day of outdoors photography. Sometimes, you just need to think laterally and be prepared to put in a bit of effort. Ok, […]

Test/Review: Manfrotto Off Road Tripod
[ 0 ] December 1, 2015

Test/Review: Manfrotto Off Road Tripod

Looking at the Manfrotto Off Road Tripod folded up, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was actually a set of three walking poles – certainly a first glance. Actually, there’s a very good reason for this. Teaming up with Italian manufacturer Fizan, Manfrotto has created a tripod which doesn’t immediately fit with the image you […]

How To Photograph Your Winter Adventures
[ 0 ] November 27, 2015

How To Photograph Your Winter Adventures

Ah, winter! It’s one of my favourite times of the year – one where fortune favours the brave and the photographic opportunities are there for the picking, for those willing to make the effort. As I write this, I’m in the process of planning various photo shoots, wild camping trips (yes, camping in winter!) and […]

Episode #192: Discussing Photography Projects
[ 0 ] November 24, 2015

Episode #192: Discussing Photography Projects

This week: I’m talking about a new project that I’m about to begin. Self-driven photography projects are so important for photographers; they keep us creative and generate interest in our work. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: The Photographers’ Gallery, London Canon Canonet QL19 rangefinder camera Kenro photo folders etc Agfa APX black & white […]

Test/Review: Sub Zero Thermal Down jacket
[ 0 ] November 20, 2015

Test/Review: Sub Zero Thermal Down jacket

I’ve had this jacket on test for some time now, and I can honestly say it has performed exceptionally. From chilly evenings spent around a low-lying campsite in June to seeking shelter from wind, rain and snow in the height of winter on photography trips in the mountains – it has become an invaluable item […]

Episode #191 – The Curse Of Friday The 13th?
[ 0 ] November 16, 2015

Episode #191 – The Curse Of Friday The 13th?

This week: I’m sharing a few thoughts recorded on a recent trip into the woods. On a day set aside for filming, writing and gear testing, things didn’t exactly go to plan. Could this be the curse of Friday the 13th?! Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: 10-second survey on Facebook – please let me […]

Episode #188 – Goodwood Revival Event Overview
[ 0 ] October 26, 2015

Episode #188 – Goodwood Revival Event Overview

This week: I’m bringing you the second of my shows based around this year’s Goodwood Revival. The Goodwood events are always made up of long, hot, busy days for me. In this show, I’m looking back at how the event differed for me this time around. This is the second of two podcasts surrounding my activities […]

Episode #187 – Goodwood Revival Photo Gear
[ 0 ] October 19, 2015

Episode #187 – Goodwood Revival Photo Gear

This week: I’m talking you through the kit I packed for this year’s Goodwood Revival. It was a slightly different approach to what photography gear to take – more lightweight, to reflect my requirements and commitments surrounding the event. This is the first of two podcasts surrounding my activities at this year’s Revival. Some quick links to things […]

Episode #185 – OWPG AGM Kielder Weekend
[ 0 ] October 3, 2015

Episode #185 – OWPG AGM Kielder Weekend

This week: I’m looking back at this year’s Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild AGM weekend. The OWPG AGM weekend at Keilder in Northumberland proved to be very productive. A lot of ideas were shared and in this week’s show, I’m filling you in on a few of the details. Some quick links to things mentioned in […]

Episode #184 – Outdoor Trade Show 2015
[ 0 ] September 28, 2015

Episode #184 – Outdoor Trade Show 2015

This week: I’m sat in my tent, looking back at this year’s Outdoor Trade Show. I had some encouraging meetings and conversations at this year’s event; OTS is always a great few days for me. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode #165 – Into The Wilds Of Snowdonia TAP article – Gotta Love […]