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Category: Technique

The Reality Of Working On Location
[ 0 ] August 4, 2017

The Reality Of Working On Location

As I sit writing this, the umpteenth cup of tea by my side, it’s pouring with rain outside. I shouldn’t be here. I should be meandering my way across a hillside somewhere, rucksack on my back and camera/tripod setup over my shoulder. Last weekend saw the annual RSPB Big Wild Sleepout take place throughout the […]

Episode #247: A Music Portrait Photo Shoot
[ 2 ] August 1, 2017

Episode #247: A Music Portrait Photo Shoot

This week: I’m talking about a recent music-themed photo shoot. Whilst most of what I share with you concerns outdoors activities, you know that I do take on other subjects along the way. This is never a bad thing for keeping things fresh and interesting. Well, once again, I was recently asked to shoot some music promo […]

Q&A 500: How Can I Reduce Noise In My Pictures
[ 0 ] July 26, 2017

Q&A 500: How Can I Reduce Noise In My Pictures

  As camera technology advances, the never-ending quest for high-quality digital files shows no sign of slowing down. Why would it? Sensor refinement, tailorable menu options, system accessories etc are all beneficial, but they are not perfect solutions. Sometimes, you need to take control. What is ‘noise’? In layman’s terms, noise is the modern equivalent […]

Episode #246: How Photographers Use Social Media
[ 0 ] July 24, 2017

Episode #246: How Photographers Use Social Media

This week: I’m talking about the way in which photographers use social media. Of course, it’s a personal thing – but quite a few people have asked me recently about my own approach to social media. In this episode, I’m sharing a few thoughts, including a theory I recently heard about, often referred to as the 90-9-1 […]

Episode #244: Multiple Feature Photography Bases
[ 0 ] June 26, 2017

Episode #244: Multiple Feature Photography Bases

This week: I’m talking about the range of pictures I recently shot for a magazine feature. I recently headed off for another camping trip – once again taking the family as it was all in aid of my latest article for Camping Magazine. All told, I came away with over eleven hundred pictures and video clips, many of […]

Q&A 500: How Can I Get People To Buy My Pictures?
[ 0 ] June 16, 2017

Q&A 500: How Can I Get People To Buy My Pictures?

This Q&A 500 originates from a question asked via the contact page of the website. It went into more specifics, unique to the individual concerned, but at its core is a recurring theme. Ok, so… It’s the classic question – just nine simple words, yet the answer is often reached by a series of crucial, […]

Episode #243: My Various Workspaces
[ 0 ] June 12, 2017

Episode #243: My Various Workspaces

This week: I’m talking about the various workspaces I use. Whilst cracking on with business at the weekend, I shared a picture on Instagram which showed a view of my location. I light-heartedly referred to this as my ‘outdoor office’ and the response I received was very interesting – people loved the idea that someone wasn’t […]

Episode #242: West Sussex Camping Article Pictures
[ 0 ] June 8, 2017

Episode #242: West Sussex Camping Article Pictures

This week: I’m talking about a recent set of pictures taken for a magazine feature. Last weekend saw me undertake the photography for my latest article destined for publication in Camping Magazine in a couple of months’ time. On this occasion, it’s a piece centred around family camping. Whilst I wasn’t able to record any audio […]

Episode #241: Creating Daily Structure In Business
[ 0 ] May 22, 2017

Episode #241: Creating Daily Structure In Business

This week: I’m talking about daily planning and the expansion of services I offer to clients. I’ve recently been giving a lot of thought to the structure and development of what I do. There are a number of strategies which I find really useful in helping to push things forward and it’s these that I am discussing […]

Episode #240: Late Afternoon Bluebell Photography
[ 0 ] May 15, 2017

Episode #240: Late Afternoon Bluebell Photography

This week: I’m on location, talking you through some of my recent bluebell photography. In last week’s show, you joined me in the middle of a woodland as I shared a few thoughts about the process of photographing and filming bluebells. Well, this week’s edition is directly related to that – a recoding made whilst making the […]

Episode #239: Filming And Photographing Bluebells
[ 0 ] May 8, 2017

Episode #239: Filming And Photographing Bluebells

This week: I’m in a bluebell woodland, talking about shooting stills and video. As many of you know, around this time of the year, a wide variety of natural spaces across the country are transformed into wonderful displays of colour, thanks to the flowering of bluebells. Towards the end of last week, I headed out to capture the […]

Episode #238: The Business Of Networking
[ 0 ] May 1, 2017

Episode #238: The Business Of Networking

This week: I’m talking about how networking can be of benefit to photographers. In this week’s show, I’m sharing a few thoughts about something which has to do with the business side of being a photographer – and, actually, of running your own business in general. There are many ways to encourage would-be clients. The process […]