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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!
[ 0 ] 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 [...]

Episode #140 – Thinking About Power On The Go
[ 0 ] February 17, 2014

Episode #140 – Thinking About Power On The Go

This week: I’m talking about how I keep my devices going whilst on location. Pre-charging one’s camera batteries etc is all very well, but what happens when they begin to fail when you’re off-grid? Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme 12v solar panel TAP article – The Power To [...]

Episode #139 – Taking A Look At Camera Arrays
[ 0 ] February 10, 2014

Episode #139 – Taking A Look At Camera Arrays

This week: I’m taking a look at camera array technology. In this recorded presentation, Callum MacMillan from TimeSlice Films discusses the wonders of frozen-time multicam photography. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: A TimeSlice example, featuring Giles (or here to see it on the TAP Facebook page) TimeSlice Films Ltd Nikon D800 DSLR [...]

Large-Scale ISPO Munich Product Displays – Part 1
[ 0 ] January 29, 2014

Large-Scale ISPO Munich Product Displays – Part 1

As I write this, ISPO Munich in Germany has been and gone for another year. By all accounts, the show was a great success for all of my contacts who attended and it’ll be interesting to follow up with them in the coming weeks. Over the course of this 2-part article, I’m going to talk you [...]

When Everest Came To Goodwood
[ 0 ] January 21, 2014

When Everest Came To Goodwood

At the start of each year, it’s not unusual for us photographers to pause for thought, looking back on the year that has just been and looking forward to projects yet to happen. The Goodwood events which I shoot each year – the Festival Of Speed and Revival –  now seem like an ever-distant memory, [...]