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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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English


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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


Episode #239: Filming And Photographing Bluebells

5/7/2017
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This week: I’m in a bluebell woodland, talking about shooting stills and video. As many of you know, around this time of the year, a wide variety of natural spaces across the country are transformed into wonderful displays of colour, thanks to the flowering of bluebells. Towards the end of last week, I headed out to capture the […]You Might Also Like... Episode #222: Lowepro Backpack PhotographyEpisode #224: Christmas Lights Photography GearVideo: First Look – Lowepro Flipside Trek BP 450...

Duration: 00:30:47


Episode #238: The Business Of Networking

4/30/2017
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This week: I’m talking about how networking can be of benefit to photographers. In this week’s show, I’m sharing a few thoughts about something which has to do with the business side of being a photographer – and, actually, of running your own business in general. There are many ways to encourage would-be clients. The process […]You Might Also Like... Episode #212: The Photography Model Release FormFinding Your Direction In PhotographyVideo: Giles On The Business Of PhotographyEpisode...

Duration: 00:19:57


Episode #235: Camping Magazine Photography

4/2/2017
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This week: I’m talking through some feature article pictures as I shoot them. I recently submitted a feature to Camping Magazine, in which I discussed how families and individuals can put together a simple, tailored first aid kit to keep with them at all times. In this week’s show, you join me as I quickly shoot […]You Might Also Like... Episode #229: Foggy Shoreline PhotographyEpisode #200: Photo Shoot Location Scout In A RiverEpisode #224: Christmas Lights Photography GearEpisode #232:...

Duration: 00:39:24


Episode #234: Packing For An Overnighter – Part 2

3/12/2017
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This week: I’m talking about the kit selected for a camping/photography trip. Around the middle of last week, I headed off to the South Downs in order to work on a feature describing a walking route. On that occasion, it required camping overnight and in the days preceding, of course, I had to decide which kit […]You Might Also Like... Episode #233: Packing For An Overnighter – Part 1Episode #150 – Research Walk At Kingley ValeEpisode #165 – Into the Wilds Of SnowdoniaEpisode #214: Making...

Duration: 00:22:50


Episode #233: Packing For An Overnighter – Part 1

3/5/2017
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This week: I’m talking about the kit selected for a camping/photography trip. Around the middle of last week, I headed off to the South Downs in order to work on a feature describing a walking route. On that occasion, it required camping overnight and in the days preceding, of course, I had to decide which kit […]You Might Also Like... Episode #234: Packing For An Overnighter – Part 2Episode #150 – Research Walk At Kingley ValeEpisode #165 – Into the Wilds Of SnowdoniaEpisode #214: Making...

Duration: 00:25:24


Episode #232: Location Portraits Using Peli Lighting

2/19/2017
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This week: I’m talking about a quick Test/Review sunset photo shoot. I recently headed out on location to see how Peli’s 9490 RALS lighting would cope during an evening portrait photo shoot. In this episode, I’m talking about the resulting images whilst running through some of the considerations we faced along the way. Some quick links to things […]You Might Also Like... Episode #146 – Overview Of Scramble Bike Portraits This week: I’m in the car, heading back from a day…Episode #160 –...

Duration: 00:37:52


Episode #231: When Things Don’t Quite Go To Plan

2/12/2017
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This week: I’m talking about the need to make alternative arrangements. This week’s show has a dual purpose. On the one hand I’m discussing the matter of how we work around situations which don’t quite go to plan – and at the same time, I’m bringing you up to date with my current activities. Some quick […]You Might Also Like... Episode #230: Volkswagen Photo Location Scouting This week: I’m doing a spot of location scouting for a…Episode #145 – Bluebell Location Scouting This week: In the...

Duration: 00:33:22


Episode #230: Volkswagen Photo Location Scouting

1/15/2017
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This week: I’m doing a spot of location scouting for a forthcoming photo shoot. In conjunction with Volkswagen and my good friend, musician Tom Kent, there’s a lot to think about in advance. It’s important to get a head start in order to address multiple considerations – from vehicle access and lighting setups, through to any health and […]You Might Also Like... Episode #177 – Photographing The Nissan Leaf This week: I’m sat in front of my computer, talking…Episode #145 – Bluebell...

Duration: 00:35:35


Episode #229: Foggy Shoreline Photography

1/8/2017
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This week: I’m returning to the water, in search of some elusive pictures. In last week’s show, you heard me talking through a series of images as I shot them down by the water’s edge. This time around, you join me as I revisit that area, taking advantage of the foggy conditions which I really needed […]You Might Also Like... Episode #228: Early Morning Shoreline Photography This week: I’m down by the water's edge, capturing the early-morning…Episode #223: Photographing Shoreline At Low...

Duration: 00:34:06


Episode #228: Early Morning Shoreline Photography

1/1/2017
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This week: I’m down by the water’s edge, capturing the early-morning light. My take on this set of images for a feature article was slightly different than one might expect. Rather than shooting wide angle sunrise pictures, I favoured a longer lens and concentrated on the more selective details within the scene in front of me. […]You Might Also Like... Episode #223: Photographing Shoreline At Low Tide This week: I’m talking through a photography trip down by the water's edge.…Episode #147...

Duration: 00:42:36

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