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Category: Technique

Episode #227: Chatting With Alec Soth & Scott Kelby
[ 0 ] December 19, 2016

Episode #227: Chatting With Alec Soth & Scott Kelby

This week: I’m throwing a little inspiration your way in the form of a couple of conversations recorded earlier in the year at the Photography Show. First up, you’ll hear my chat with renowned documentary photographer Alec Soth, in which we discuss the idea of narrative and the state of documentary photography today. Then, a name […]

Episode #226: Discussing Client Photography Needs
[ 0 ] December 12, 2016

Episode #226: Discussing Client Photography Needs

This week: I’m heading back from a meeting where a client’s photography requirements were discussed. The process of collaboration between a photographer and client is often a very fluid one, starting with the very first conversation where details are discussed and a plan begins to form. Working out what is required versus what can be achieved whilst […]

Episode #225: Chichester Christmas Lights Photography
[ 0 ] December 5, 2016

Episode #225: Chichester Christmas Lights Photography

This week: I’m talking through the pictures from a recent Christmas-themed photo shoot. In last week’s show, I discussed the photography kit I’d be using. As promised, in this edition I’m bringing you a follow-up to that, talking through how the shoot itself went and analysing some of the pictures I produced on the day. Some quick links to things […]

Video: Sunrise Shipwreck Photography
[ 0 ] December 1, 2016

Video: Sunrise Shipwreck Photography

I was recently going through a bunch of files which, for one reason or another, never did see the light of day. In the mix was some behind-the-scenes footage from a trip I took down to the shoreline one cold morning. My goal on that occasion was to capture a shot or two of a sunken ship […]

Episode #224: Christmas Lights Photography Gear
[ 0 ] November 28, 2016

Episode #224: Christmas Lights Photography Gear

This week: I’m talking you through the kit I packed for a recent evening photo shoot. Join me as I make kit selections in preparation for a quick, local, Christmas-themed photo shoot. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Video: First Look – Lowepro Flipside Trek 450 BP AW Backpack TAP Video: Test/Review […]

Episode #223: Photographing Shoreline At Low Tide
[ 0 ] October 31, 2016

Episode #223: Photographing Shoreline At Low Tide

This week: I’m talking through a photography trip down by the water’s edge. A few days before submitting a recent article about shoreline photography, I headed out to see if I could capture some additional illustrative pictures, to give me a few options alongside the shots I knew I already had. Some quick links to things mentioned in […]

Episode #222: Lowepro Backpack Photography
[ 0 ] October 17, 2016

Episode #222: Lowepro Backpack Photography

This week: I’m talking through the process of taking product shots on location. My friends at Lowepro recently sent one of their Flipside Trek BP 450 AW backpacks for Test/Review. In this episode, I’m talking through the pictures I took of it in a woodland location. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Video: […]

The Best Camera Kit For Photographing Events
[ 0 ] October 12, 2016

The Best Camera Kit For Photographing Events

If you are a regular visitor here, you’ll know that I use a very simplified setup when it comes to photographing events such as social gatherings and sporting meets. A number of weeks back, Episode #208 of the podcast went into a few specifics of my standard camera/lens arrangement. If you listened – thank you! […]

Episode #220: How To Take Criticism
[ 0 ] October 3, 2016

Episode #220: How To Take Criticism

This week: I’m talking about why criticism should be embraced for the better. As photographers – as creators of content that is designed to be shared with a wide audience – we should very much be open to receiving criticism. It can be all too easy to go on the defensive when others comment on our […]

Episode #219: Adventure On Your Doorstep Talk
[ 0 ] September 27, 2016

Episode #219: Adventure On Your Doorstep Talk

This week: I’m telling you about a talk I recently gave at a camera club. It’ll come as no surprise to regular listeners when I say that I love sharing my knowledge and passion for photography and the outdoors with anyone who is willing to listen. One of my favourite ways to do this is to deliver […]

Video: Big Wild Sleepout 2016 Behind-The-Scenes
[ 0 ] September 22, 2016

Video: Big Wild Sleepout 2016 Behind-The-Scenes

Last month, in this post, I showed you the completed short film that I produced to mark the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout 2016. If you listen to the podcast, you’ll know that I also shared some on-location commentary with you in this episode, too. Whilst out and about filming that, I also shot a bunch of behind-the-scenes […]

Episode #218: Goodwood Revival 2016
[ 0 ] September 19, 2016

Episode #218: Goodwood Revival 2016

This week: I’m telling you all about what I got up to at this year’s Goodwood Revival. As ever, I had a very productive time. On this occasion, though, I found myself with an additional, unexpected challenge to deal with – something which, at one point, threatened to derail my plans and called for somewhat different […]