November 16, 2018
Joining us on this special 50th edition of the podcast is Justin Minns. Justin is a professional photographer who delights in capturing the beauty and spirit of his native East Anglia. His skills have led him to feature in various publications and competitions, and he now also explores around the world leading workshops.
Paul caught up with Justin in East Anglia and they discussed his relatively short photographic life and how it's consumed him accordingly. You can see more of his work via www.justinminns.co.uk
Also on this show we ask our listeners to take part in a quick survey. This will help us shape the podcast over the coming months and years. We'd very much appreciate you taking a few minutes to take part, the link for this is available via TheTogcast.com
In the news section we also talk about some City Guides by Ben Brain, the first of which is about photographing in Bath. You can see more about this via www.brainsfotoguides.com
The other item in our news section is the exhibition of Neil Mansfield over in Wales. This is a 5 year body of work celebrating and exploring the Nedd Valley. Check out www.landscapesuncovered.com for more information including dates and the images.
Finally, a big THANK YOU to all of you for listening and helping us make it this far. We both hope you continue to enjoy the show as much as we do and we appreciate all the feedback. Thanks also to www.wexphotovideo.com and www.fotospeed.com without whom the show would not be possible.
Sam & Paul
November 1, 2018
This weeks guest is Pro Photographer and YouTuber Nigel Danson. Nigel has a long photographic history and his story is one of exploration and salvation in many ways. After building a successful tech company Nigel had a terrible accident that led him to re-assess his life goals and re-connect with his love of photography. We get into his back-story and also his new lease of life and the mysteries (or not) of YouTube and how it’s transformed his life from a photographic and professional point of view. Check out more of his work on NigelDanson.com or via his YouTube Channel.
Also on this show we discuss three new books from Alex Boyd, Norman McCloskey and Doug Chinnery - all of which are well worth your attention.
We'll be back for Episode #50 in two weeks time with Justin Minns. Thank you as ever for listening and thanks also to WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed for supporting the show.
October 19, 2018
We welcome Cheryl Hamer to the show to discuss creative ruts, the importance of actually enjoying your photography and her new passion for alternative techniques. Based on Anglesey, Cheryl has a great passion for the landscape and after reaching a difficult period with her work she found energy from collaboration and experimenting with new ways of creating work. We discuss other influences such as painters, and how they have influenced and inspired her work.
It’s been a ‘re-birth’ for her photographically and for anyone else out there feeling stuck in the creative doldrums, or loathe being stuck in the rules of golden hours then this is a great show to get some inspiration from.
The Togcast is presented by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders. We are grateful to WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed for their ongoing support of the show. We'll be back in 2 weeks with photographer and YouTuber Nigel Danson.
Check out www.thetogcast.com for all the latest info.
October 4, 2018
We welcome the highly experienced landscape photographer Paul Gallagher to the show on Episode 47. Paul was schooled in film photography, dark room printing and development and has enjoyed a 30+ year career as a professional photographer.
We chat with Paul about his early days and passion for black and white, all the way through to his modern day work where he has firmly embraced the digital revolution. He now enjoys pursuing new photographic avenues such as exploring Infrared and is passionate about teaching other photographers to express themselves from capture to print.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders, this time from the gorgeous heel of Italy! For more info check out TheTogcast.com for blogs, videos and past episodes.
As ever we're grateful to Wex Photo Video and Fotospeed for supporting the show and keeping it 'free to air'. We'll be back in two weeks with photographer Cheryl Hamer.
September 13, 2018
We welcome Marianthi Lainas to the show this week. Marianthi is a fine art and landscape photographer who has exhibited and displayed her work across the UK. She is known for her careful compositions, often based around the changing coast and tides, and now is building quite a following for her beautiful hand-made books which she produces in limited editions. Sam chats with Marianthi about her yearning for certain landscapes to suit her aesthetic, and getting underneath the skin of locations to understand them more deeply with a view to making more meaningful work.
To see more of Marianthi's work check out www.marianthilainas.com
Also on the show we look back at the recent FotoFest event in Bath, and look forward to our next episode with experienced pro photographer Paul Gallagher.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders. We're grateful to both WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed for supporting the show. Check out www.thetogcast.com for more info and past episodes, or via our Podbean channel.
August 24, 2018
We catch up with Welsh photographer Karl Mortimer on this weeks episode. Karl is well respected for his carefully considered images. Many of you may have seen his work from Snowdonia on social media and in various magazines, and he talks to Sam about his motivations, his retrospections and his desire for order and balance in his compositions.
Please go and check out more about Karl via his website: www.karlmortimer.com and give him a follow on social media.
Also in this episode we discuss (briefly!) the new Nikon mirrorless arrivals to the market and Paul's new 'Calm through the Camera' project. We also look forward to FotoFest South which is taking place in Bath on Sunday, Sep 9th. This features 4 leading photographers giving talks about their work, plus a special trade display area this year as well. For more, check out www.fotofest.co.uk
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders and is released bi-monthly. Check out www.thetogcast.com for more information and previous episodes. We're grateful to www.wexphotovideo.com and www.fotospeed.com for supporting the show.
We'll be back in 2-3 weeks time with our next guest Cheryl Hamer.
August 10, 2018
This episode features Mark Littlejohn, Charlie Waite, Ted Leeming, Morag Paterson and Tom Way in a Q&A session live with Sam. Hosted at the recent FotoFest Central event in Nottingham, this is a great chance to hear from multiple top photographers on one stage. We cover various topics including the importance of photography as a medium and how it's progressing, along with the photographers own approach to shooting and approaching locations. We also take a few questions from the live audience.
We hope you enjoy this group chat and can take some inspiration from their words and advice. We'll be back in two weeks with the fantastic Karl Mortimer as our guest.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders. We are ever grateful for the support we receive from WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed which keeps the show on the road. Check out www.TheTogcast.com for more info on the show.
July 27, 2018
This episode features Ben Brain, who was until very recently the editor of Digital Camera magazine. Ben has a long photographic back story which we get into during the show including his time at Art College, then working around the world as a pro shooter. This is a great chat with a photographer who has been active in many parts of photography. Ben now leads tours and workshops for Light & Land and is regularly called upon by bodies such as the Royal Photographic Society to act as a judge or mentor to upcoming photographers.
Also in this show, Sam and Paul reflect upon the 'Evolving Landscapes' exhibition that was recently held in London in which they both exhibited some work for Light & Land. We also look forward to our next show which will be a roundtable Q&A with Mark Littlejohn, Ted Leeming, Morag Paterson, Tom Way and Charlie Waite recorded recently at the Fotospeed FotoFest Central event.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders - for more info check out TheTogcast.com. As ever we're very grateful to our supporters: WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed.
July 5, 2018
On this weeks show we've flipped the tables on our co-host Paul and HE is being interviewed by the legendary Charlie Waite. Charlie sat down with Paul for a recording to compliment the release of the August 'Digital Camera' magazine which Charlie was the guest editor on. The magazine features some of Charlie's work and locations, plus it has a 10 page feature on our very own Paul and here on the podcast we've got the full audio from that interview.
Hopefully this is a nice way to get to know one of our hosts better with this in-depth interview. Paul talks about his motivations, some of his back-story as picture editor of The Times, his photographic fears and the power of creating solely for yourself.
We'll be back in a couple of weeks time with the editor of Digital Camera magazine Ben Brain. In the meantime please do keep in touch on social media and let us know if you have any events, exhibitions, book launches etc coming up and we'll share them with the listeners.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders and is supported by the lovely people at WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed.
Check out TheTogcast.com for more information and previous episodes.
June 22, 2018
We catch up with the fantastic Margaret Soraya on the Isle of Lewis up in Scotland. Margaret lives up in the highlands of Scotland and enjoys working in solitude in the beautiful landscape that surrounds her. She has a particular affinity for the coast and small islands and Paul talks to her about this love of the landscape and how it inspires her image making. She is also a very successful wedding photographer and in the interview she talks about how she organises that side of her professional life to create the time for her landscape photography pursuits which are her deep passion. This is a great chat with a photographer who clearly has a real connection to their subject which really shines through in her compelling images. Check out www.margaretsoraya.com for more on Margaret's work.
We also briefly mention the upcoming FotoFest Central even on July 15th (www.fotofest.co.uk) and the 'Evolving Landscapes' exhibition at the Oxo Gallery in London on July 18-22 featuring both Paul and Sam's work among other Light & Land leaders. Check out http://www.oxotower.co.uk/events/light-and-land/ for more info.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders and is kindly supported by WEX Photo Video (https://www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (https://www.fotospeed.com).
We'll be back in a couple of weeks time with the editor of Digital Camera magazine Ben Brain. Thanks for listening!