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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 #221: OWPG AGM Isle Of Wight Weekend
[ 0 ] October 10, 2016

Episode #221: OWPG AGM Isle Of Wight Weekend

This week: I’m looking back at this year’s Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild AGM weekend. Just as with last year’s event in Northumberland, this gathering offered a perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues, try new outdoors activities and discuss thoughts and ideas centred around what we do. All in all, a very inspiring, productive time […]

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 […]

Episode #217: Outdoor Trade Show 2016
[ 0 ] September 12, 2016

Episode #217: Outdoor Trade Show 2016

This week: I’m telling you all about my trip to this year’s Outdoor Trade Show. In this slightly-extended show, I’m giving you an overview of some of the product highlights from this year’s event. Some quick links to things mentioned in this show: Giles on Instagram – @gilesbabbidge TAP Test/Review: Hi-Tec Para boot TAP Test/Review: Hi-Tec V-Lite […]

Gotta Love A Tarp
[ 2 ] September 8, 2016

Gotta Love A Tarp

With every passing year that I’m involved in the glorious worlds of photography and the outdoors, I come to realise that there are some items of kit which I absolutely love. In each case, their appeal often boils down to the fact that they are a) practical and b) dependable. Queue the humble tarp, or […]

Episode #216: The Holiday Camera Conundrum
[ 0 ] August 22, 2016

Episode #216: The Holiday Camera Conundrum

This week: I’m talking about the camera I recently used whilst away on holiday. Before I went, I had to decide which camera setup to take. On the surface, this isn’t such a difficult decision – but as you’ll hear, when a few factors come together, the decision isn’t necessarily an easy one to make. Some […]

Video: Big Wild Sleepout 2016
[ 0 ] August 10, 2016

Video: Big Wild Sleepout 2016

Three weeks ago, in this post, I told you about an event organised by the RSPB, called the Big Wild Sleepout. At the time, I hadn’t decided exactly on where I would go or what I would do to mark the occasion. I actually headed off to a woodland for one night of hammock camping. Whilst […]

Episode #215: It’s All In The Way You Handle It
[ 0 ] August 8, 2016

Episode #215: It’s All In The Way You Handle It

This week: I’m talking about the logistics of confirming a recent photo shoot. Whilst things tick along nicely 99% of the time, there are naturally going to be occasions where frustrations occur which threaten to derail proceedings. At times like these, the way you handle a situation can have a profound affect not just on you personally, but […]

Test/Review: Vango Nanga 50+10S Rucksack *
[ 0 ] August 6, 2016

Test/Review: Vango Nanga 50+10S Rucksack *

— * These are my initial thoughts after short term usage of this product. A full Test/Review will published in due course, once it has been put through its paces more extensively. — When I last caught up with the lovely folks of Vango back in September (at the Outdoor Trade Show 2015 – podcast here), there […]