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Episode #140 – Thinking About Power On The Go
[ 0 ] February 17, 2014

Episode #140 – Thinking About Power On The Go

This week: I’m talking about how I keep my devices going whilst on location. Pre-charging one’s camera batteries etc is all very well, but what happens when they begin to fail when you’re off-grid? Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme 12v solar panel TAP article – The Power To [...]

Episode #139 – Taking A Look At Camera Arrays
[ 0 ] February 10, 2014

Episode #139 – Taking A Look At Camera Arrays

This week: I’m taking a look at camera array technology. In this recorded presentation, Callum MacMillan from TimeSlice Films discusses the wonders of frozen-time multicam photography. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: A TimeSlice example, featuring Giles (or here to see it on the TAP Facebook page) TimeSlice Films Ltd Nikon D800 DSLR [...]

Large-Scale ISPO Munich Product Displays – Part 1
[ 0 ] January 29, 2014

Large-Scale ISPO Munich Product Displays – Part 1

As I write this, ISPO Munich in Germany has been and gone for another year. By all accounts, the show was a great success for all of my contacts who attended and it’ll be interesting to follow up with them in the coming weeks. Over the course of this 2-part article, I’m going to talk you [...]

Episode #138 – A Last-Minute, Urgent Client Request
[ 0 ] January 27, 2014

Episode #138 – A Last-Minute, Urgent Client Request

This week: I’m in the car, recounting a recent last-minute client request. Ordinarily, I like to factor in plenty of time when supplying imagery to clients; on this occasion, however, I was asked to supply some prints with only a very narrow window of opportunity. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: One Vision [...]

Test/Review: Peli 0945 Memory Card Case
[ 0 ] January 22, 2014

Test/Review: Peli 0945 Memory Card Case

Ah, the humble memory card case. It really doesn’t get the praise it deserves – especially when you consider just what it’s required to do. Day in, day out, these little boxes are the first line of defence when keeping our cards – and often by default, our captured images – safe. A lot of [...]

When Everest Came To Goodwood
[ 0 ] January 21, 2014

When Everest Came To Goodwood

At the start of each year, it’s not unusual for us photographers to pause for thought, looking back on the year that has just been and looking forward to projects yet to happen. The Goodwood events which I shoot each year – the Festival Of Speed and Revival –  now seem like an ever-distant memory, [...]

Episode #137 – A Pre-Shoot Studio Visit
[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

Episode #137 – A Pre-Shoot Studio Visit

This week: I’m in the car, sharing a few quick thoughts following a visit to a local studio space. A couple of weeks ago, I visited a studio space ahead of creating product images for an outdoor brand. In this episode, I’m talking over various considerations concerning the photography involved. Some quick links to things mentioned [...]

Episode #136 – Capturing Condoleezza And Others
[ 0 ] December 23, 2013

Episode #136 – Capturing Condoleezza And Others

This week: I’m talking through the technical side of a conference I recently photographed for one of my corporate clients. A couple of weeks ago, I once again returned to London to photograph a yearly conference. In this episode, I’m talking about the equipment used on that shoot. Some quick links to things mentioned in [...]

Episode #135 – Preparing Client Conference Prints
[ 0 ] December 2, 2013

Episode #135 – Preparing Client Conference Prints

This week: I’m organising prints following a conference I recently photographed for one of my corporate clients. A couple of weeks ago, I once again returned to London to photograph a yearly conference. In the days following, as well as editing pictures, I had to arrange prints and display mounts to be presented to delegates [...]

Episode #134 – More Quick Corporate Headshots
[ 0 ] November 25, 2013

Episode #134 – More Quick Corporate Headshots

This week: I’m in my car once again, reflecting on a recent corporate photo shoot. In episode #132, I told you about a quick little photo shoot I undertook locally for a long-standing corporate client. This week, I’m recounting a follow-on shoot which required me to set up a studio area on location. Some quick links [...]

Episode #133 – When Do You Change Your Kit?
[ 0 ] November 18, 2013

Episode #133 – When Do You Change Your Kit?

This week: I’m considering the thought processes involved in changing kit. At what point do you change/upgrade/sell-on/replace your photography gear, regardless of whether it be a camera, lens, tripod, lighting, whatever. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode #122 – Goodwood FOS 2013 Roundup TAP Episode #101 – Talking Through A Focus [...]

Episode #132 – A Quick Little Corporate Photo Shoot
[ 0 ] November 11, 2013

Episode #132 – A Quick Little Corporate Photo Shoot

This week: I’m on the road, driving back from a recent corporate photo shoot. Regular listeners will know that, as well as working with outdoor organisations – photographing such activities as camping, hillwalking and extreme sports – I also shoot a lot for corporate clients. Well, this week’s show is all about one such recent shoot [...]