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My Year Of Microadventure
[ 0 ] January 26, 2015

My Year Of Microadventure

I’m planning to make 2015 my most adventurous year to date. Plain and simple. Now, I’m not talking about heading off to some far-flung corner of the globe or attempting some kind of epic expedition. Rather, I’m looking to extend my outdoor activities right here on my doorstep. That, after all, is the spirit of […]

Test/Review: Rab Latok Jacket (Initial Thoughts)
[ 0 ] January 8, 2015

Test/Review: Rab Latok Jacket (Initial Thoughts)

Well, winter is properly with us now and as you know, it’s one of my favourite times of the year. Much aside from the outdoor opportunities it presents, there is the added bonus that I get to test some great and interesting items of kit as the temperature drops and ‘bad weather’ sets in. Towards […]

Gearing up For Wet Weather
[ 0 ] October 10, 2014

Gearing up For Wet Weather

As I write this, I’m sat in my car overlooking one of the many footpaths that line the south coast. On a fine day, this route is one of my favourites; you can follow it for about 2.5 miles, camera in hand, stopping for lunch at one of the local pubs overlooking the water before […]

This Is NOT #Microadventure
[ 0 ] September 5, 2014

This Is NOT #Microadventure

A quick heads-up – this is going to be something of a rant piece, I’m afraid. I generally don’t write many highly-charged pieces, instead preferring to deal with topics in a more level-headed (usually, offline) way. But on this occasion, I feel compelled to say something more publicly – because a recent experience really… well… […]

Episode #153 – The Photo Shoot That Never Was
[ 0 ] September 1, 2014

Episode #153 – The Photo Shoot That Never Was

This week: I’m giving an insight into a photo shoot which, for one reason or another, didn’t happen. Last week, I caught up with young adventurer, Alex Staniforth, for what was supposed to be a wild camp and photoshoot. In the days leading up to that, I headed out to scout our chosen location and make […]

Episode #151 – Considerations For Basic Vehicle Kit
[ 8 ] August 11, 2014

Episode #151 – Considerations For Basic Vehicle Kit

This week: I’m talking about the importance of kitting out your vehicle to be as comfortable as possible. When it comes to selecting the equipment we use, immediate thoughts inevitably turn towards choosing the right cameras and lenses, etc. But it surely makes sense to also give some proper thought towards the vehicle you’ll be spending […]

Episode #150 – Research Walk At Kingley Vale
[ 0 ] August 4, 2014

Episode #150 – Research Walk At Kingley Vale

This week: I’m taking a walk around Kingley Vale on the South Downs, doing a spot of research for some forthcoming features. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Pre-Test/Review Video: Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW backpack Test/Review: Manfrotto Compact Photo-Movie Kit tripod TAP article: How To Select A Set Of Sticks (tripod buyers’ […]

Video: The Writer’s Tarp
[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

Video: The Writer’s Tarp

A lot of you will be aware that whenever I head out on the hill or into woodland, I always pack my lightweight tarp. It is such a versatile piece of kit and offers great protection from the elements – whether that be sun, rain, wind, snow, whatever. I’ll be writing in greater detail about […]

Episode #148 – In Search Of Star Trails
[ 0 ] July 14, 2014

Episode #148 – In Search Of Star Trails

This week: I’m trying a new process for capturing the sky at night… Or at least that’s the plan! Just for fun, I recently caught up with a couple of fellow photographers, to shoot a local night time scene featuring star trails. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Stansted Park, Hampshire StarStaX stacking […]

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 […]