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Test/Review: Vango Nanga 50+10S Rucksack *
[ 0 ] August 6, 2016

Test/Review: Vango Nanga 50+10S Rucksack *

— * These are my initial thoughts after short term usage of this product. A full Test/Review will published in due course, once it has been put through its paces more extensively. — When I last caught up with the lovely folks of Vango back in September (at the Outdoor Trade Show 2015 – podcast here), there […]

Episode #214: Making A Big Wild Sleepout Film
[ 0 ] August 1, 2016

Episode #214: Making A Big Wild Sleepout Film

This week: I’m talking about what I got up to for this year’s RSPB Big Wild Sleepout. To mark the occasion, I thought it would be fun to make a short film about enjoying a spot of hammock camping in a forest. All said and done, I had an incredibly productive time – and in this week’s show, […]

RSPB Big Wild Sleepout 2016
[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

RSPB Big Wild Sleepout 2016

Today’s post is a quick heads-up for those of you who like to combine your love of photography with a spot of camping and/or nature. In case you weren’t aware, the weekend of Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 2016 sees the Big Wild Sleepout here in the UK. Organised by the RSPB (The Royal […]

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 #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, […]

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 […]

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 #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 […]

Test/Review: Vango Wilderness Mini Sleeping Bag
[ 0 ] September 10, 2015

Test/Review: Vango Wilderness Mini Sleeping Bag

A brief note before I get into the specifics of this write-up… If you’re reading this, I’ll take it as given that you have a keen interest in photography and/or the outdoors. I know that many of my regular followers have families and, as such, are always keen to share their passion with them. As […]

Episode #165 - Into the Wilds Of Snowdonia
[ 0 ] February 2, 2015

Episode #165 – Into the Wilds Of Snowdonia

This week: I’m talking about my recent wild camping / photography trip in Snowdonia. This past weekend saw me take a trip up to Snowdonia for a spot of wild camping and photography with young adventurer, Alex Staniforth. The aim of the trip was to capture some publicity pictures for him, as his attempt to summit Mount […]