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Category: Technique

Episode #152 – Storytelling, Planning And Preparing
[ 0 ] August 18, 2014

Episode #152 – Storytelling, Planning And Preparing

This week: I’m talking about how to build a story, either for a series of pictures or a short film. When I set out to capture pictures for a client, I always tell them that the more information I have ahead of a shoot, the better. When I’m writing a feature, especially if it’s photo-heavy, I [...]

Episode #151 – Considerations For Basic Vehicle Kit
[ 6 ] August 11, 2014

Episode #151 – Considerations For Basic Vehicle Kit

This week: I’m talking about the importance of kitting out your vehicle to be as comfortable as possible. When it comes to selecting the equipment we use, immediate thoughts inevitably turn towards choosing the right cameras and lenses, etc. But it surely makes sense to also give some proper thought towards the vehicle you’ll be spending [...]

Episode #150 – Research Walk At Kingley Vale
[ 0 ] August 4, 2014

Episode #150 – Research Walk At Kingley Vale

This week: I’m taking a walk around Kingley Vale on the South Downs, doing a spot of research for some forthcoming features. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Pre-Test/Review Video: Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW backpack Test/Review: Manfrotto Compact Photo-Movie Kit tripod TAP article: How To Select A Set Of Sticks (tripod buyers’ [...]

Video: The Writer’s Tarp
[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

Video: The Writer’s Tarp

A lot of you will be aware that whenever I head out on the hill or into woodland, I always pack my lightweight tarp. It is such a versatile piece of kit and offers great protection from the elements – whether that be sun, rain, wind, snow, whatever. I’ll be writing in greater detail about [...]

Episode #149 – Always Carry A Camera
[ 0 ] July 28, 2014

Episode #149 – Always Carry A Camera

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. We’ve heard it all before – you should always carry a camera. But which to choose… and does it really matter? Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP article – [...]

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. [...]