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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 [...]

Episode #146 – Overview Of Scramble Bike Portraits
[ 0 ] June 9, 2014

Episode #146 – Overview Of Scramble Bike Portraits

This week: I’m in the car, heading back from a day spent shooting portraits at a motorbike track. I’m in the process of putting together an all-new portfolio website, which will feature more of my latest work. In this episode, I’m giving an overview of a recent location shoot where I set out to capture one [...]

Episode #145 – Bluebell Location Scouting
[ 0 ] April 14, 2014

Episode #145 – Bluebell Location Scouting

This week: In the first of a 2-part show, I’m checking out a bluebell wood ahead of capturing some fresh images. This past weekend saw me take a trip to a local bluebell woodland with my family – giving me the perfect chance to get some thoughts together about how I will photograph this striking location [...]

Episode #144 – The Irony Of Shooting Shelter
[ 0 ] April 7, 2014

Episode #144 – The Irony Of Shooting Shelter

This week: I’m in amongst the trees once again – this time with the aim of photographing a piece of outdoor kit ahead of a Test/Review write-up. At least, that had been my plan. However, when the weather had other ideas, I took the opportunity to record a few thoughts about the process instead. Some quick [...]

Foodie Article Written For Campfire Magazine
[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

Foodie Article Written For Campfire Magazine

As a lot of you will know, I’m a great fan of keeping things simple – both when it comes to photography and spending time in the outdoors. For me, picking suitable kit is just the start of things. With that consideration out of the way, you’re free to make the most of your surroundings. [...]

Make Some Noise!
[ 0 ] March 18, 2014

Make Some Noise!

For this article, I’ve plucked a picture from the archives. The message behind it is a simple one: using high ISO can actually be a great and effective technique – one which doesn’t really get the credit it deserves in this age of high-megapixel, fine detail, HD image-making. The picture you see comes from a [...]

The Photography Show 2014 – Extra!
[ 2 ] March 11, 2014

The Photography Show 2014 – Extra!

As ever, I recorded a series of conversations with various people from the photographic industry whilst at The Photography Show 2014. These recordings would stretch out for weeks if I included just 1 or 2 in each weekly podcast so, once again, I’ve compiled them into a series of  ’Extra’ shows for you. In no [...]

Episode #142 – The Photography Show 2014
[ 0 ] March 10, 2014

Episode #142 – The Photography Show 2014

This week: I’m bringing you the first of my conversations recorded live at The Photography Show 2014. The photography world recently saw the inaugural outing for this exciting new event. As you would expect, I was there, audio recorder in hand, getting all the latest information to share with you. First up – Nikon. Some quick [...]

My Little Green (Grip) Bag – Part 1
[ 0 ] February 26, 2014

My Little Green (Grip) Bag – Part 1

On a studio shoot I recently wrote about, I had to use various ways of supporting my gear in order to capture a series of products at their best. This two-part article gives you an overview of my standard go-to items for a typical setup of this kind. So, aside from the tripod holding my [...]

Large-Scale ISPO Munich Product Displays – Part 2
[ 0 ] February 19, 2014

Large-Scale ISPO Munich Product Displays – Part 2

If you haven’t checked out Part 1 of this 2-part article, you can find it here. I’d really recommend you take a look; it’ll give you the background and setup information surrounding the photo shoot described – and what follows will make much more sense, given some context! Ok, so picking up where we left [...]