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Category: Technique

Q&A 500 – Should I Calibrate Lenses & Autofocus?
[ 0 ] April 17, 2015

Q&A 500 – Should I Calibrate Lenses & Autofocus?

This is a question I was asked, in a roundabout way, on Twitter recently. The actual question was whether I, personally, calibrate my various items of kit. Well I have to say, the truth of the matter is that I’ve never calibrated any of my lenses, nor my cameras’ autofocus – simply because I haven’t […]

Episode #172 – Early Start, Hotel Room Work
[ 0 ] April 13, 2015

Episode #172 – Early Start, Hotel Room Work

This week: I’m up and about early, making good use of time. Whilst away on business recently, I still had to attend to picture editing, writing, and review work duties – all of which had deadlines looming. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Podcast – The Photography Show 2015 – Extra! TAP […]

The Photography Show 2015 – Extra!
[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

The Photography Show 2015 – Extra!

As ever, I recorded a number of conversations with various people from the photographic industry whilst at The Photography Show 2015. 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 an ‘Extra’ show for you. In this is edition, my conversations with […]

Episode #171 – The Photography Show 2015
[ 0 ] April 6, 2015

Episode #171 – The Photography Show 2015

This week: I’m bringing you the first of my live recordings from The Photography Show 2015. Once again, I had a great trip up to The Photography Show this year and, as ever, I recorded a number of conversions whilst there. First up, here’s my chat with Panasonic Lumix. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: […]

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 […]

Episode #164 – Food Bank Photography
[ 0 ] January 26, 2015

Episode #164 – Food Bank Photography

This week: I’m talking about a super-quick photo shoot I recently completed. Not all photo shoots take hours to complete – this one was a perfect example! Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Test/Review – Peli 1510 Case Nikon D3 DSLR Nikon D800 DSLR Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikon SB-800 flash […]

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: […]