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Episode #175 – Initial Tests For A Video Podcast
[ 0 ] May 4, 2015

Episode #175 – Initial Tests For A Video Podcast

This week: I’m on location, discussing initial tests for a video version of the podcast. I recently asked whether you would also like to see a video version of the podcast each week. The response was unanimous – it was a definite ‘yes’ – so I’ve now begun my initial tests, working through the logistics of how […]

Q&A 500 – Which Camera Bag Should I Choose?
[ 0 ] April 30, 2015

Q&A 500 – Which Camera Bag Should I Choose?

It never ceases to amaze me how many avid photographers are prepared to spend hundreds or even thousands on their camera gear (because they know specific kit will give them the desired results), only to scrimp on the protection of those precious items. Maybe it’s because bags just aren’t as sexy as cameras. Or maybe […]

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 […]