A brief overview of what I do
Based in Hampshire, UK, on the foot of the South Downs National Park, I shoot a wide range of commercial and editorial imagery for the outdoors / leisure industry. As a writer, my illustrated features and articles appear both in traditional print media and online. The teams and individuals I work with are wide-ranging and variety is what keeps me interested; I like to think this is reflected in the content I produce.
Specialist areas of interest include: walking, camping, the countryside, lifestyle, health & fitness, family, extreme sports, photography and travel.
The premise is simple. My words and pictures are there to be seen and enjoyed; moreover, they are intended to inspire, educate and tell engaging stories.
It's in my nature to want to help people, which is why I also deliver workshops and speak at events such as clubs and societies. Whether it be relating my experiences as a photographer or discussing why I love the outdoors so much, it's always obvious that I'm passionate about my line of work. At least, that's what audience members tell me!
TheActivePhotographer.com (TAP), as alluded to above, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into my day-to-day working activities. It started as an extended version of a humble little blog some years ago. Simply a way to share a few thoughts now and then, it rapidly grew into something far greater. Thanks to my down-to-earth style of podcasting and sharing information, TAP activities have taken me abroad with respected industry organisations, around the UK for meetings and networking events and put me in touch with many members of the outdoors, leisure and photography communities from all corners of the globe.
TAP is a place where ideas are generated and interactions with likeminded, enthusiastic individuals are had. I have subsequently also been asked to appear on other podcasts and films, as well as at speaking engagements for camera clubs, photography expos, business groups, universities and more.
I'm a firm believer in the power of collaboration, so welcome all ideas and the chance to have a chat over a nice cup of tea.
Finally, you might be interested to know that I'm also a member of the Outdoor Writers And Photographers Guild (OWPG).