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A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the day-to-day life of a working professional photographer.

A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the day-to-day life of a working professional photographer.
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A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the day-to-day life of a working professional photographer.

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Episode #259: Outdoor Trade Show 2018

7/15/2018
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This week: I’m talking about my trip to this year’s Outdoor Trade Show. Once again, I recently headed off to this yearly event which gives me a great opportunity to see many of the latest developments in the outdoors world and catch up with colleagues. As ever, I had a great, productive time – and in […]You Might Also Like... Episode #217: Outdoor Trade Show 2016Episode #184 – Outdoor Trade Show 2015Episode #258: Filming Mind Over MountainsEpisode #245: Outdoor Trade Show 2017Episode #256:...

Duration:00:36:44

Episode #258: Filming Mind Over Mountains

7/1/2018
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This week: I’m returning from a weekend of filming in the Lake District. Going back a little while, my good friend Alex Staniforth asked me to film and photograph an event he was organising. It involved a long, hot weekend of walking, two very big mountains and a lot more besides! It was a great […]You Might Also Like... Episode #239: Filming And Photographing BluebellsEpisode #222: Lowepro Backpack PhotographyEpisode #234: Packing For An Overnighter – Part 2Episode #233: Packing For An...

Duration:00:28:18

Episode #257: South Coast Seafront Photography

6/24/2018
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This week: I’m on the beach, taking pictures for a magazine feature. I’m in Portsmouth, trying to capture a key image which – I suspect – will take centre stage on the opening pages of the article. Some quick links to things mentioned in this week’s show: TAP post: Magazine Feature – Seeing The Sights Of The […]You Might Also Like... Magazine Feature: Seeing The Sights Of The SouthEpisode #206: Photographing The NeedlesEpisode #235: Camping Magazine PhotographyEpisode #211: Goodwood FOS...

Duration:00:26:10

Episode #256: Back From An Overnighter, Kit Talk

6/17/2018
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This week: I’m sharing a few thoughts about kit after a magazine feature camping trip. Having just returned from a chilly, damp overnight camping trip on the South Downs, I quickly unpacked. At the same time, I took the opportunity to talk through my kit and share a few thoughts about my experience over the two […]You Might Also Like... Episode #234: Packing For An Overnighter – Part 2Episode #233: Packing For An Overnighter – Part 1Episode #254: Coastline Musings On A FridayEpisode #237:...

Duration:00:38:47

Episode #255: Location Scouting In A Muddy Field

2/4/2018
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This week: I’m searching out potential photo shoot locations. You join me as I wade through a muddy field alongside a river, all in the name of picking out good backdrops for pictures. The area in question is familiar to me – but that doesn’t mean it can’t present a few surprises along the way! Some quick […]You Might Also Like... Episode #222: Lowepro Backpack PhotographyEpisode #254: Coastline Musings On A FridayEpisode #200: Photo Shoot Location Scout In A RiverEpisode #239: Filming...

Duration:00:38:19

Episode #254: Coastline Musings On A Friday

1/21/2018
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This week: I’m at the water’s edge, sharing some thoughts about location scouting and more besides. At the end of last week, I was on a mission to shoot some Test/Review product shots in an outdoor environment. As it turns out, I ended up making better use of my time by treating the hour or so […]You Might Also Like... Episode #222: Lowepro Backpack PhotographyEpisode #239: Filming And Photographing BluebellsEpisode #234: Packing For An Overnighter – Part 2Episode #233: Packing For An...

Duration:00:24:19

Episode #253: Just Why Do We Take Pictures?

1/16/2018
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This week: I’m going back to basics, thinking about the reasons behind why we take pictures. As I set off on the way home from giving a talk recently, I began thinking about the stories and motivations that lie behind the photographs we view. Of course, everyone has their own reasons for picture making – for some, […]You Might Also Like... Episode #251: Adventure On Your Doorstep TalkEpisode #219: Adventure On Your Doorstep TalkEpisode #220: How To Take CriticismMy Year Of...

Duration:00:22:44

Episode #252: Upcountry With Mercedes-Benz

12/27/2017
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This week: I’m talking about my recent trip upcountry with Mercedes Benz. For me, the time between now and the New Year is a period of general admin, thinking ahead to- and planning for – the next 12 months… and, of course, slowly polishing off Christmas leftovers! As promised, I’m now taking the opportunity to share a few insights […]You Might Also Like... Episode #251: Adventure On Your Doorstep TalkEpisode #232: Location Portraits Using Peli LightingEpisode #202: Sunrise Shipwreck...

Duration:00:42:16

Episode #251: Adventure On Your Doorstep Talk

12/17/2017
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This week: I’m sharing some thoughts about my Adventure On Your Doorstep talk. I’ve been kept rather busy this past week, thanks to a trip to Wales with Mercedes Benz; more about that follows in next week’s podcast. The day before I headed upcountry with Merc, I once again gave my Adventure On Your Doorstep talk […]You Might Also Like... Episode #219: Adventure On Your Doorstep TalkEpisode #220: How To Take CriticismEpisode #214: Making A Big Wild Sleepout FilmVideo: Big Wild Sleepout...

Duration:00:25:51

Episode #250: Technicalities Of A Corporate Shoot

12/3/2017
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This week: I’m talking about a recent assignment in London. The podcast is finally back! In this edition, we’re getting right down to the nitty-gritty of taking pictures under pressure – as I share my experiences of a corporate photo shoot. There’s a lot to get through, with a fair bit of technical discussion to keep you gear-heads entertained […]You Might Also Like... Episode #160 – Photographing Corporate AwardsEpisode #224: Christmas Lights Photography GearEpisode #232: Location...

Duration:00:33:48

Episode #249: In Search Of A Place To Work Outside

9/3/2017
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This week: I’m on location, trying to find a place to get some work done. More and more, I’m convinced that a physical office space is, in many ways, holding me back when it comes to productivity. Sure, there are times when it is necessary – but apart from those… well, I’m just not convinced. With […]You Might Also Like... Episode #182 – Reflecting On Recent ActivitiesEpisode #169 – Disruption And DistractionEpisode #168 – Introducing Q&A 500Episode #197: A Change Is As Good As A...

Duration:00:29:29

Episode #248: The Crucial Picture Selection Process

8/20/2017
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This week: I’m talking about the important process of making picture selections. When it comes to deciding which images make the cut of not before being supplied to clients, this can be a bit of a grey area. In many ways, this crucial element in the chain of actions is often treated like something of an […]You Might Also Like... Episode #186 – The Need To DiversifyEpisode #158 – If You Don’t Feel Like Doing…Episode #156 – Making Money From Picture SalesEpisode #178 – Nissan Leaf Shoot,...

Duration:00:37:16

Episode #247: A Music Portrait Photo Shoot

7/31/2017
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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 […]You Might Also Like... Episode #189 – A Live Music Favour Photo ShootEpisode #232: Location Portraits Using Peli LightingEpisode #198: Photo Shoot Location Scout In...

Duration:00:31:17

Episode #246: How Photographers Use Social Media

7/23/2017
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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 […]You Might Also Like... Episode #243: My Various WorkspacesJoin Me On Instagram – gilesbabbidgeEpisode #245: Outdoor Trade Show 2017Thoughts On Extending My ProfileQ&A 500:...

Duration:00:25:49

Episode #245: Outdoor Trade Show 2017

7/16/2017
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This week: I’m giving you a run-down of what I got up to at this year’s Outdoor Trade Show. As ever, I had a very productive time at the Show and in this episode, I’m talking about everything from my camping setup whilst there, to who I talked with and what new products particularly caught my eye. […]You Might Also Like... Episode #150 – Research Walk At Kingley ValeEpisode #217: Outdoor Trade Show 2016Episode #184 – Outdoor Trade Show 2015Episode #155 – Outdoor Trade Show 2014Episode...

Duration:00:38:46

Episode #244: Multiple Feature Photography Bases

6/25/2017
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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 […]You Might Also Like... Episode #242: West Sussex Camping Article PicturesEpisode #235: Camping Magazine PhotographyEpisode #237: Photographing Racton MonumentEpisode #166 –...

Duration:00:36:02

Episode #243: My Various Workspaces

6/11/2017
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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 […]You Might Also Like... Video: Euan Beaden X Peli 9490 RALS LightingEpisode #242: West Sussex Camping Article PicturesEpisode #232: Location Portraits Using Peli...

Duration:00:29:13

Episode #242: West Sussex Camping Article Pictures

6/8/2017
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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 […]You Might Also Like... Episode #237: Photographing Racton MonumentEpisode #206: Photographing The NeedlesEpisode #235: Camping Magazine PhotographyEpisode #222:...

Duration:00:34:59

Episode #241: Creating Daily Structure In Business

5/21/2017
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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 […]You Might Also Like... Episode #190 – I’d Like Your Feedback, Please!Episode #238: The Business Of NetworkingEpisode #179 – Discussing Silhouettes And ContrastFinding Your...

Duration:00:30:14

Episode #240: Late Afternoon Bluebell Photography

5/14/2017
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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 […]You Might Also Like... Episode #239: Filming And Photographing BluebellsEpisode #223: Photographing Shoreline At Low TideEpisode #198: Photo Shoot Location Scout In...

Duration:00:28:10