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Category: Technique

Episode #163 – Personal Trainer Promo Portraits
[ 0 ] January 12, 2015

Episode #163 – Personal Trainer Promo Portraits

This week: I’m talking through a recent health & fitness-related photo shoot. The latest step in my ongoing collaboration with a personal trainer recently saw me capture a range of portraits for various promotional uses. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm [...]

Episode #162 – Corporate Team Event Photography
[ 2 ] January 5, 2015

Episode #162 – Corporate Team Event Photography

This week: I’m talking about a regional team corporate event photographed recently. This episode rounds off my series of recordings discussing some of the corporate commissions I undertook in the lead-up to Christmas. On the day in question, I headed over to Southampton Football Club for a long-standing client. Some quick links to things mentioned in this [...]

Episode #161 – Corporate Conference Photography
[ 0 ] December 29, 2014

Episode #161 – Corporate Conference Photography

This week: I’m talking about a couple of corporate conferences I photographed before Christmas. With similar considerations on the day (or night), the kit choices for these assignments tend to be pretty standard each time, perhaps with a little tweaking here and there. But invariably, the images are previewed in Adobe Bridge – and it’s here [...]

Episode #160 – Photographing Corporate Awards
[ 2 ] December 22, 2014

Episode #160 – Photographing Corporate Awards

This week: I’m talking about a recent corporate shoot at an end-of-year awards night. The pre-Christmas round of corporate photography ended with a nice little awards ceremony for a long-standing client. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode #59 – The Importance Of Keeping Fit And Healthy Nikon D3 DSLR Nikon D800 [...]

Episode #159 – Healthy Christmas Eating Workflow
[ 0 ] December 15, 2014

Episode #159 – Healthy Christmas Eating Workflow

  This week: I’m talking through the editing process of a recent Christmas-themed illustrative photograph. In amongst a bunch of recent shoots was one I did as part of my ongoing collaboration with personal trainer, Stephan Konrad; the final image was to be used in one of his blog posts. Some quick links to things mentioned [...]

Episode #158 – If You Don’t Feel Like Doing Something, Do It Anyway
[ 0 ] November 24, 2014

Episode #158 – If You Don’t Feel Like Doing Something, Do It Anyway

This week: I’m talking about the need to push yourself in order to make progress. I recently had a number of setbacks to my working week, all of which highlighted the need to take a deep breath and keep pushing to meet deadlines and reach my goals. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: [...]

Episode #157 – Working Late To Supply Pictures
[ 0 ] November 10, 2014

Episode #157 – Working Late To Supply Pictures

This week: I’m working late into the night, preparing pictures for a client. Sometimes, you just have to do what you have to do – and that can mean facing unsociable hours. Editing a recent shoot gave me the chance to talk about the process. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode [...]

Episode #156 – Making Money From Picture Sales
[ 2 ] October 20, 2014

Episode #156 – Making Money From Picture Sales

  This week: I’m in conversation once again with photographer/writer Hugh Graham, who was one of my lecturers when I studied photography at University. It is with great sadness that I now have to share the news that Hugh recently passed away. But, as they say, the show must go on – and in this week’s [...]

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 [...]

TAP #154 – Stealthy Corporate Portraits In London
[ 0 ] September 8, 2014

TAP #154 – Stealthy Corporate Portraits In London

This week: I’m talking through the first of two shoots recently undertaken for a long-standing corporate client. On this occasion, the requirement was for a range of posed, studio-setup shots as well as unposed candid images captured during a meeting. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Test/Review – Peli 1510 Case Nikon D3 [...]

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 [...]