June 28, 2017
We catch up with photographer Colin Bell and discuss his recently released book 'Healing'. With a forward from Joe Cornish, and a simply exquisite presentation, this book has been extremely well received with critical acclaim abound. Colin focuses on three areas of the North West of England in particular and documents their conflict with man and how that has shaped and varied the locations. We also discuss how this process has had a healing effect for Colin himself who has found photography to be an excellent retreat physically and mentally.
This is a great insight into the toil involved in self-publicising your own work, and also some of the joys, pitfalls and more. We also get into why the locations were chosen and some of the aesthetic choices and decisions made.
*WIN* We also have a free copy of Colins book to give away, which includes 4 signed prints - this is worth over £60 and more than that it is a beatiful piece of work that all landscape lovers will enjoy. Listen to the show for instructions on how to enter the prize draw.
As ever we'd like to thank Wex Photographic (http://www.wexphotographic.com) for supporting the show. The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (http://www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (http://www.paulsanders.biz). If you'd like to get in touch please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or catch up with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - just search 'The Togcast'.
Thanks for listening! Sam & Paul
June 14, 2017
Join us as we catch up with the wonderful Morag Paterson. As well as being a highly regarded landscape and fine art photographer Morag is a Dark Sky Ranger in the Galloway Forest Park, a champion Axe Thrower and a competing member of the Scottish National Tamburello team, and currently spends her time between an ecological house she designed and built on a stormy Galloway hillside with her husband, fine art photographer Ted Leeming, and a five-hundred year old house they are restoring in the hills of Liguria, Italy.
We chat about her motivations, her work flow and staying true to your aesthetic vision however it comes to pass. This is an entertaining chat with a highly respected photographer, tutor and artist.
For more about Morag Paterson and her partner Ted Leeming please visit: https://www.leemingpaterson.com
*If you'd like to win a copy of the 'Zero Footprint' book created by Leeming & Paterson please email your name and address to email@example.com to be in our free prize draw.
Thanks as ever to Wex Photographic (http://www.wexphotographic.com) for supporting the show, they are the UK's leading photography and video specialists so make sure you check them out.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (http://www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (http://www.paulsanders.biz) and you can find all the episodes on iTunes, Podbean or http://www.thetogcast.com
May 31, 2017
We catch up with former Landscape Photographer of the Year - Andy Farrer. Andy is well known for his excellent work in and around Dorset and the surrounding area but he also now travels and teaches around the world. We discuss the benefits of getting to know your local area and the rewards for persistance in your shooting. We also chat about his history studying photography, his move from film and also a bit of his past as a high street photo printer.
We also look forward to the future and discuss his motivations and his new business venture producing prints, canvases and more for photographers and buyers alike. We chat a little about how LPOTY changed things and also that winning image of the snow on the beach at Bats Head near Durdle Door.
Please do take a look at Andys websites https://www.andyfarrer.co.uk and http://www.fineartinkorporated.co.uk
We'll be back in a couple of weeks time with Morag Paterson from the photographic duo Leeming & Paterson.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (http://www.samgregory-photography.com) & Paul Sanders (http://www.paulsanders.biz)
Many thans to Wex Photographic for supporting the show, check out their range of photography & video gear at http://www.wexphotographic.com
May 17, 2017
This week we catch up with Sandisk Extreme team member and Canon specialist tutor David Newton. David travels the world as a professional photographer and videographer working and teaching for top brands. He is a versatile all rounder shooting landscapes, travel, portraits and commercially.
In this chat Paul talks with David about his motivations and inspirations and a little bit about what it takes to make it as a professional phogotapher today, this is a man who took 63 flights last year alone! They also talk about adapting to the times and becoming proficient in a wide range of disciplines including drone & videography, plus Dave's ongoing work with Canon as a tutor and educator.
The guys also discuss the Canon 5DsR vs the Fuji GFX as Dave has just returned from a road trip in the USA where he was able to compare them back to back 'in the field'. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a full time pro photographer who travels the world making images and videos for top clients.
For more of Dave's work please visit http://www.photopositive.co.uk and follow him on Twitter (@photopositive) and Facebook.
As ever we'd like to thank the lovely people at http://www.wexphotographic.com for supporting the show. Check them out for any of your photography or video requirements.
Sam & Paul will be back next week with former 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' winner Andy Farrer.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (http://www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (http://www.paulsanders.biz).
May 3, 2017
It was a great pleasure to catch up recently with Marc Wilson (www.marcwilson.co.uk) who is best described as a documentary landscape photographer and to delve into some of his project work on Episode 17 of the show...
Marc deals with long term projects anchored in the history of the chosen landscapes. Between 2011-2015 'The Last Stand' project focused on old military posts and stations around the coasts of Northern Europe. There was a strong visual aesthetic that ran through the work and in the show we discuss some of his shooting methods and preferences to create that consistency and visual narrative.
We also spent some time in the show chatting about his current work based on the locations, stories and impact of the holocaust called 'A wounded landscape'. This project has raised the bar even further with more locations, more exploration of the back stories and obviously a hugely sensitive subject matter.
We do hope you enjoy the show. To see more of Marc Wilson's work please check out his website.
As usual a big thanks to Wex Photographic for supporting the show, we're very grateful for their support and encourage you all to check out their full range of camera, video and lighting equipment on their website.
April 19, 2017
Join Sam as he reports from the launch weekend of the ConnectedTEN Exhibition in Nottingham. Sam catches up with the 3 guest speakers from the Sunday (Rachael Talibart, John Irvine & Michela Griffith) and also the organiser Rob Knight.
It was a balmy Spring day and all 3 guest speakers made a great impression on the packed out audience. The Connected Exhibition (www.connected-exhibition.co.uk) is showing at the Patchings Arts Centre, Nottingham until May 7th, 2017 so do get down there and check it out. There is a wealth of wonderful images on show from a wide variety of photographers.
Sam & Paul will be back with a 'normal' episode featuring the documentary landscape photographer Marc Wilson (www.marcwilson.co.uk) in a couple of weeks time. It's a fascinating chat about his long-form projects touching deep subject matter, one not to miss.
Thanks as usual to www.wexphotographic.com for supporting the show and keeping this a free-to-air show.
For more info check out www.thetogcast.com and keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Thanks for listening!
April 5, 2017
We're delighted to be joined by the enigmatic David Clapp (www.davidclapp.co.uk). David has carved out a career in photography over a number of years of hard work and entrepreneurial effort. He now contributes to Getty Images, leads Workshops of his own and for Light & Land and gets flown around the world to shoot commercial projects for big name clients.
We get into the business of photography, what that really means and what it takes to make a success of going pro and the versatility required to be commercially viable. We also chat about motivation, inspiration vs admiration and other hot topics. If you're a keen photographer this should be a stimulating episode with one of the UK's leading lights.
Also on this episode we mention the London Lens Show being held by Wex Photographic (www.wexphotographic.com) on May 6th. This is a great event that will feature all the latest gear, hands on demos, workshops, talks and more.
March 29, 2017
This is a special 'From the Show' episode featuring 3-5 min chats with different suppliers, makers and distributors from last week at The Photography Show at the NEC. Sam dazzled in his bright orange Togcast t-shirt and tracked down all the newest and hottest gear and services from around the show.
We catch up with Fotospeed, Outdoor Photography Magazine, The RPS, Manfrotto, Fujifilm, Lowepro, Olympus, Loxley Colour and many more to chat "what's hot and what's new" from the show.
We'll be back with a regular show next week featuring top professional David Clapp (www.davidclapp.co.uk) - an episode not to miss!
Thanks as ever to WEX Photographic (www.wexphotographic.co.uk) for supporting the show. Make sure you check out their 'London Lens Show' on Saturday 6th May, there will be seminars, gear demos, deals, workshops and more. Check out the link below for info:
March 15, 2017
We're delighted to be joined by the photographic duo of Denis & Fre Hocking on this weeks episode. Paul caught up with them recently to discuss their photographic origins and how their journey has led them to producing a new book called Yubi (Gentle Beauty).
The new book, and exhibition, is a collection of photographs based on Zen Haiku, which embrace the human sensibility and love of nature and simplicity and reflect the spiritual moods linked to the time of day. This is a great chat about how the book came about, the journey they've both taken and some of the challenges they face as a photographic 'couple'.
For more on Denis & Fre Hocking please check out http://www.hockingphotographic.co.uk
Also on Episode 13 we discuss some upcoming events including; The Photography Show at the NEC, the London Lens Show on Saturday May 6th and the upcoming ConnectTEN exhibition. Sam chats with Rob Knight who organises the Connected Exhibitions and you can see more about that here:
Thanks as ever to WEX Photographic who support the show, make them your no.1 choice for all things camera, lens and gear related. With a huge choice, great prices and award winning service they are the #1 UK camera suppliers! http://www.wexphotographic.com
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (http://www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (http://www.paulsanders.biz).
We will be back for Episode 14 in a couple of weeks with David Clapp...
March 1, 2017
Something a little different this week...We chat with two of the co-founders of Stocksy United (www.stocksy.com) the image and video stock agency.
Sam chats with Brianna Wettlaufer (CEO) and Nuno Silva (VP of Product) about the stock image/video industry, how it's changed over the years and some of the specifics behind their co-operative based stock agency - Stocksy United. This is hopefully a fascinating peek behind the curtain with two insiders of this business who discuss how trends and markets have changed, and what direction the stock business may be heading to in the future.
If you've ever sold images or video through a stock agency, or have even considered getting into that business then this is an essential episode to listen to!
Also this week Paul & Sam chat about the new Fuji GFX-50S, Paul has been hands on with one for the last few days testing it in all outdoor conditions. We also mention 'The Photography Show' which is coming up between March 18th-21st 2017 at the NEC and we look forward to bumping into some of you there.
Thanks as ever to our great supporters Wex Photographic (www.wexphotographic.com). Make sure they're your first stop for any camera, video, lighting etc equipment with great prices and fast delivery.
We'll be back in two weeks time when Paul catches up with Denis & Freda Hocking and chats about their husband and wife photographic journey and their stunning new book. Thanks for listening!