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Test/Review: Sub Zero Thermal Down jacket
[ 0 ] November 20, 2015

Test/Review: Sub Zero Thermal Down jacket

I’ve had this jacket on test for some time now, and I can honestly say it has performed exceptionally. From chilly evenings spent around a low-lying campsite in June to seeking shelter from wind, rain and snow in the height of winter on photography trips in the mountains – it has become an invaluable item […]

Episode #191 – The Curse Of Friday The 13th?
[ 0 ] November 16, 2015

Episode #191 – The Curse Of Friday The 13th?

This week: I’m sharing a few thoughts recorded on a recent trip into the woods. On a day set aside for filming, writing and gear testing, things didn’t exactly go to plan. Could this be the curse of Friday the 13th?! Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: 10-second survey on Facebook – please let me […]

Episode #190 – I’d Like Your Feedback, Please!
[ 0 ] November 9, 2015

Episode #190 – I’d Like Your Feedback, Please!

This week: I’m asking you what you’d like to see more of on the website. This past week has seen me giving a lot of thought to the content I share with followers of The Active Photographer and in particular, what form that takes – for example, written articles, videos and podcasts. Some quick links to […]

Q&A 500: Do Clients Care About Camera Resolution?
[ 0 ] November 3, 2015

Q&A 500: Do Clients Care About Camera Resolution?

Ah, camera resolution. Perhaps the biggest sticking point in the world of camera development conversation in recent years. For a long time, the theory that ‘bigger is better’ has been bandied around, gathering momentum, to the point where it is generally the accepted belief. But is there really any truth in this statement? The original […]

Episode #189 – A Live Music Favour Photo Shoot
[ 0 ] November 2, 2015

Episode #189 – A Live Music Favour Photo Shoot

This week: I’m talking about a recent live music shoot which was a favour for a friend. Although the subject matter on this occasion if far from ‘outdoorsy,’ many of the technical aspects you’ll hear me discuss can be applied whilst out and about, recording your adventures – especially when you have down time around the […]

Thoughts On Relative Fame And Success
[ 0 ] October 28, 2015

Thoughts On Relative Fame And Success

As I write this, I’m sat on a train, heading back from a shoot in London. I always prefer to take the train rather than driving, because it gives me the chance to stop and think about things, to catch up on emails and get some thoughts down for various photography/writing projects. As I got […]

Episode #188 – Goodwood Revival Event Overview
[ 0 ] October 26, 2015

Episode #188 – Goodwood Revival Event Overview

This week: I’m bringing you the second of my shows based around this year’s Goodwood Revival. The Goodwood events are always made up of long, hot, busy days for me. In this show, I’m looking back at how the event differed for me this time around. This is the second of two podcasts surrounding my activities […]

Episode #187 – Goodwood Revival Photo Gear
[ 0 ] October 19, 2015

Episode #187 – Goodwood Revival Photo Gear

This week: I’m talking you through the kit I packed for this year’s Goodwood Revival. It was a slightly different approach to what photography gear to take – more lightweight, to reflect my requirements and commitments surrounding the event. This is the first of two podcasts surrounding my activities at this year’s Revival. Some quick links to things […]

Episode #186 – The Need To Diversify
[ 0 ] October 12, 2015

Episode #186 – The Need To Diversify

This week: I’m bringing you a special recording with a special person, on the topic of diversification. It has now been a whole year since Hugh Graham passed away. In memory of him, I am sharing one of the final conversations that he and I recorded for the podcast – in which we discussed the importance of being flexible […]

Episode #185 – OWPG AGM Kielder Weekend
[ 0 ] October 3, 2015

Episode #185 – OWPG AGM Kielder Weekend

This week: I’m looking back at this year’s Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild AGM weekend. The OWPG AGM weekend at Keilder in Northumberland proved to be very productive. A lot of ideas were shared and in this week’s show, I’m filling you in on a few of the details. Some quick links to things mentioned in […]

Episode #184 – Outdoor Trade Show 2015
[ 0 ] September 28, 2015

Episode #184 – Outdoor Trade Show 2015

This week: I’m sat in my tent, looking back at this year’s Outdoor Trade Show. I had some encouraging meetings and conversations at this year’s event; OTS is always a great few days for me. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: TAP Episode #165 – Into The Wilds Of Snowdonia TAP article – Gotta Love […]

Test/Review: Vango Wilderness Mini Sleeping Bag
[ 0 ] September 10, 2015

Test/Review: Vango Wilderness Mini Sleeping Bag

A brief note before I get into the specifics of this write-up… If you’re reading this, I’ll take it as given that you have a keen interest in photography and/or the outdoors. I know that many of my regular followers have families and, as such, are always keen to share their passion with them. As […]