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Category: Location photography

Episode #206: Photographing The Needles
[ 0 ] April 11, 2016

Episode #206: Photographing The Needles

This week: I’m on location, shooting pictures for a magazine feature. A fast-paced weekend on the Isle of Wight recently saw me taking in many of the sites; the Needles was just one of the attractions on my photo check list. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: The Needles, Isle of Wight Nikon […]

Episode #203: Location Scouting – A Cautionary Tale
[ 0 ] March 7, 2016

Episode #203: Location Scouting – A Cautionary Tale

This week: I’m sharing a less positive experience I recently had whilst out on location. I always try to do everything the proper, above board, considerate way – so it really was quite disappointing to see my location scouting trip conclude in the way it did. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Canon […]

Episode #202: Sunrise Shipwreck Photography
[ 0 ] February 29, 2016

Episode #202: Sunrise Shipwreck Photography

This week: I’m up and about early, photographing an old sunken ship at sunrise. If you’re anything like me, once you get an idea for a picture in your head, you’ll go to all lengths in order to capture it. This was the case recently – and in this week’s show, I’m talking you through the process […]

Episode #200: Photo Shoot Location Scout In A River
[ 4 ] February 15, 2016

Episode #200: Photo Shoot Location Scout In A River

This week: I’m knee-deep in a river, working through test shots ahead of a photo shoot. Join me as I negotiate a flowing river, contemplate making a big jump and plan ahead for a forthcoming photo shoot. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Competition: Hand Warmer Giveaway! Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm […]

Episode #199: Last Light Shoreline Photography
[ 0 ] February 8, 2016

Episode #199: Last Light Shoreline Photography

This week: I’m shooting pictures as the sun sets over the water’s edge. With bold silhouettes, wildlife and rich, saturated colours, the final 30 minutes of light present excellent photo opportunities. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED VR AF-S (latest version) Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Did […]

Competition: Hand Warmer Giveaway!
[ 3 ] February 6, 2016

Competition: Hand Warmer Giveaway!

  THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!   So, the new year is well under way and I’m sure that for a lot of you, spring and summer can’t get here quick enough! Sadly, we’ve still got a little way to go until then… Regulars around here will know that I love winter. It’s a great […]

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 […]