The Togcast Photography Podcast
#60 - with Andrew Gray

#60 - with Andrew Gray

May 10, 2019

We’re delighted to welcome Andrew Gray to the show. Andrew is a photographer specialising in abstract and impressionist images of the landscape. Using a blend of camera movement, in camera settings and computer techniques, he strives to use the camera as a paintbrush to create original and unique work. Inspired by local history and landscapes in the North East, Andrew is heavily influenced by the old English painting masters.

Many of his images are of recognisable historic buildings or locations, but through his process he turns them into quite different interpretations using his favoured techniques and colour palette. We talk to Andrew about his motivations, the techniques he uses and how this style blurs the boundaries between photography, classical art and digital art.

#59 - with Tom White

#59 - with Tom White

April 26, 2019

We catch up with journalist and photographer Tom White (www.tomwhitephotos.co.uk). Tom spent five years working as a reporter for the Press Association, covering the north of England as well as around the world from refugee camps in Jordan and Serbia, to royal tours in New Zealand and the Middle East and reporting live on Euro 2016 violence in Marseille. Now working as a freelance journalist and photographer his work has appeared in major newspapers such as the Guardian, the Times, the Observer and the Telegraph.

We discuss his journalistic background, how photography became part of his toolkit and his passion for landscape photography. We also tackle some hot topics around competitions, post processing extremes and the rise of the social media ‘stars’. Tom is pretty forthright with his opinions and hopefully this is an engaging and entertaining discussion which reaches from baton wielding French policemen to hipster film photography shooters and much more!

We'll be back in two weeks with Andrew Gray talking all things ICM and impressionistic photography.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders and is supported by WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed. Check out www.TheTogcast.com for more information and previous episodes.

#58 - Pinhole Photography Special

#58 - Pinhole Photography Special

April 11, 2019

In this special Pinhole Photography episode we catch up with Andrew Atkinson and Ian Burton on location to discuss all things Pinhole. We chat about how they got into shooting Pinhole and some of the differences from modern digital shooting. Sam battles wind & rain to get you the answers as we try to uncover the appeal of this particular technique - he even takes his first ever Pinhole photograph!

Also in this episode Andrew & Ian offer an amazing 12 print box-set GIVEAWAY! Just sign up to their Pinhole Newsletter (by end of April 2019) via their site (www.pinholephotographyworkshops.co.uk) and you could win this amazing print set.

Also on this show we discuss the new printing Ebook from Bruce Percy and an upcoming exhibition in Wiltshire (full details below).

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders. The show is kindly supported by WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed.

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Exhibition Info:

In April Alan Cowley, Clive Carpenter and Paul Timlett will be holding a new exhibition entitled "Beginnings" to reflect the official launch of the gallery. We describe it as an eclectic collection of fine art photographs inspired by the landscape. 

There will be a reception on 18 April 2019 from 17:30 to 20:00, followed by private viewings from 19-22 April 2019 inclusive between 12:00 and 17:30. Thereafter the exhibition will run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 29 June 2019 between 12:00 and 16:00. Visitors are welcome at other times by appointment. 

The address of The Photographers Studio is:

Roundway Farm House, Roundway, Devizes, SN10 2HZ

We would ask anyone requiring further information or who wishes to attend the reception to contact Alan Cowley on 07896 043576 or email him at alan@alancowleyfineart.com

#57 - with Joe Cornish

#57 - with Joe Cornish

March 28, 2019

We welcome landscape photography legend Joe Cornish to the show. Highly respected for his consistently excellent images, Joe is undoubtably one of the leading landscape photographers in the world today. We chat about what motivates his passion for the landscape, how we all need to be respectful of the landscape and our role within it. We also discuss how his shooting style has modified and some of the elements in creating compelling landscape imagery.

This is a ‘deep dive’ into the motivations and passions of one of the leading names of our time. We hope you all can take various inspirations and talking points from this episode.

We'll be back in a couple of weeks time with Andrew Atkinson & Ian Burton, otherwise known (to us at least) as 'The Pinhole Guys!' and we'll chat about going back to the future ;)

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders. The show is kindly supported by WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed. Check out www.thetogcast.com for more information. 

Connected Exhibition Q&A - Day 2

Connected Exhibition Q&A - Day 2

March 8, 2019

This is a special bonus episode featuring the second Live Q&A from the Connected 2018 exhibition. This as yet un-published Q&A session featured Colin Bell, Chris Dale, Isabel Curdes and Rob Knight. Plus various questions from the audience about a mix of photography related topics.

Check out the different thought processes of these various photographers and get inspired to go and explore more photographic avenues.

The Connected 2019 launch weekend is April 6/7 in Nottingham at the Patchings Arts Centre. There will be talks from Lucy Saggers, Paul Sanders, Sarah Medway, Sam Gregory, Prof Tim Allott and John Blakemore. Check out #Connected2019 on social media for the latest info.

The next podcast episode will be on Thursday March 28th featuring JOE CORNISH.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders, check out www.thetogcast.com for more info and previous episodes. The show is available via iTunes, Podbean, Spotify and Stitcher.

Many thanks to www.wexphotovideo.com and www.fotospeed.com for supporting the show :)

#56 - with Nadir Khan

#56 - with Nadir Khan

February 28, 2019

We welcome award winning adventure-sports photographer Nadir Khan (www.nadirkhan.co.uk) to the show. Well known for getting into hard to reach areas and creating dynamic action shots, Nadir works with top brands such as Rab, F-Stop & Visit Britain. He chats with Paul about his motivations, the importance of good lighting and working with the subjects to get the most dynamic and engaging images.

We also chat about his new book 'Extreme Scotland', his love and respect for the wild landscapes, and how his style and approach changed throughout the past few years collating images for the book. You can find the book on Amazon, Waterstones and via Vertebrate Publishing.

We'll be back with another show next week, this will be the Connected Exhibition Q&A (Part 2) featuring x4 photographers covering some hot topics. The following show on Thurs March 28th will feature Joe Cornish, so stay tuned for that.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders. For more info and past episodes please visit www.TheTogcast.com - The show is supported by WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed, we thank them for their help.

If you want to get in touch please email us via: contact@thetogcast.com 

#55 - with Ben Horne

#55 - with Ben Horne

February 15, 2019

We welcome US based large format film photographer Ben Horne to the show this week. Ben is well known for his wilderness/landscape images featuring some of the US's best known areas. However, he is far from a honeypot location hunter, he's much happier trekking deep into the parks with his 8x10 camera and searching out beautiful inner vistas as well as large scenes.

Ben is also well known for his YouTube channel where he documents his trips and discusses the art of photography and of course using a large format film set-up. We chat about all of this, plus his use of colour, the importance of connecting with a landscape, printing and much more.

Many thanks to WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed for supporting the show. We'll be back in two weeks with extreme/action landscape photographer Nadir Khan.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders. Check out www.thetogcast.com for more information and previous episodes. You can download the show via Podbean, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and many other Podcast Apps.

#54 - with Alex Hare

#54 - with Alex Hare

January 31, 2019

We've got a bit of everything in this episode, from Photography to Royal Marine Commando's and more! Our guest this week is Pro Photographer Alex Hare. Having spent the last decade building up his business with all manner of genres we spend some time chatting to Alex about his love of capturing landscapes in beautiful Kent.

We discuss the importance of finding new locations, creating original imagery and how his earlier military career affects his outlook and photographic pursuits.

We'll be back in 2 weeks time with the US large format film photographer Ben Horne.

In the meantime please check out TheTogcast.com to learn more about the show.

#53 - with Nick Danziger

#53 - with Nick Danziger

January 17, 2019

We catch up with top documentary photographer Nick Danziger (www.nickdanziger.com) to take a look into his world of visual storytelling. Nick is a previous ‘World Press Photo’ 1st prize winner for his image of Tony Blair and George Bush just as the second Iraq war began. His travel books sold around the world in the 1980’s and 90’s and his subsequent photography has featured in major global publications. He has travelled extensively in war-zones and covered harrowing and touching personal stories of those affected by fighting, hunger, repression and much more.

Although our primary focus is normally on landscape and travel photography, there are plenty of crossover points that are relevant. The ability to use images to tell compelling stories is something that any genre of photography must strive for. We talk with Nick about what drives his passion for storytelling and some of the situations he’s been privileged to witness and document, and what challenges lie ahead for us all globally.

Many thanks to Nick for coming on the show, and to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show. We'll be back in two weeks with Landscape Photographer Alex Hare.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders, for more info please visit www.thetogcast.com

 

#52 - with Astrid McGechan

#52 - with Astrid McGechan

January 3, 2019

Welcome back to our first podcast of 2019! First up this year is the wonderful Astrid McGechan (website). Following a career in the City, Astrid took up photography and talks to us about her transition from the early stages, through classic landscapes to her passion now for abstract and urban photography. Also her fears about shooting in urban spaces and how she has come to get over them. Astrid's work has been published in major photography magazines and exhibitions, she is also now running workshops and tours through Light & Land.

Also we discuss the challenges of photographic New Years resolutions and also a little sneak preview of our next guest, Nick Danziger.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders, for more info check out www.thetogcast.com

We are very grateful to www.wexphotovideo.com and www.fotospeed.com for supporting the show and keeping it free to air.