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!
February 15, 2017
We welome photographer Greg Whitton to the show on Episode 11. Greg has become a well known and respected figure on the Landscape and Travel photography scene in the last few years. He was the Outdoor Photography Magazine 'Outdoor Photographer of the Year - 2014' amongst various other commendations and award wins. However, it's not all about competitions and Greg discusses his passion for photography, some of his struggles, worries and also plans for the future. We hope you enjoy this engaging chat with Greg and co-host Paul Sanders.
Also on Episode 11 we catch up with Matt Higgs, the Technical Editor at www.wexphotographic.com and chat about the NEW Fuji Medium Format GFX digital camera. We discuss the benefits of such a camera and the ways of obtaining one without selling a lung or similar. As usual we'd like to extend our thanks to Wex Photographic for supporting the show. Do check them out for any of your image making requirements.
You can find The Togcast on Facebook, Twitter and our NEW Instagram page. Please do connect with us online, we love to hear your feedback, comments, suggestions and more.
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (www.paulsanders.biz)
February 1, 2017
We're joined by fine art and landscape photographer Rachael Talibart on Episode 10 of The Togcast. We chat with Rachael about shooting on the south coast of England, her transition towards a more abstract and intimate style of shooting, and also some of the challenges and successes of selling her work.
You can see more about Rachael at www.rachaeltalibart.com, she's an award winning landscape photographer who runs workshops in the UK and regularly showcases her work at various exhibitions and galleries.
Also on Episode 10 we catch up with Matt Higgs, Techinical Editor at WEX Photographic about the new camera releases from Fuji. We chat about the X-100F and XT-20 and where they sit in the range and who they'd be useful for.
As usual we would like to thank WEX Photographic for their support of the show, do stop by www.wexphotographic.com for all your photography needs.
We'll be back soon with Episode 11 and Greg Whitton, but do keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter and our NEW Instagram page. Thanks for listening!
January 18, 2017
We're delighted to have the 'Take a View' Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 on the show this week. Matthew Cattell won the LPOTY award with a cracking image of a swirling vortex of Starlings in Brighton. We chat with him about this life changing competition victory and what it means for him going forwards. Matthew is very down to earth and positive about the victory and his future plans so it was great to catch up with him and chat photography.
To see more of Matthew's work why not check out his website (www.matthewcattellphotography.com) and follow him on Facebook & Twitter.
Also on Episode 9 we chat about the #WexMondays campaign run by the wonderful WexPhotographic.com - this weekly competition is a great one to take part it in if you are on Twitter and would like to build a portfolio of images over the course of the year. The overall winner gets a £1,500 WEX voucher that would make a serious dent in a new camera.
The Togcast is a photography podcast focusing on interviews with landscape and travel photographers from across the UK. The show is hosted by Sam Gregory (www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (www.paulsanders.biz).
If you enjoy the show please subscribe on iTunes or via www.thetogcast.podbean.com to get the show straight to your device every fortnight. You can also checkout www.thetogcast.com for more info.
January 11, 2017
We're back with this bonus episode, part 2 of our chat with travel photographer Bruce Percy. After the initial interview in part 1 we switched the mics back on and chatted some more about some of Bruce's influences including Michael Kenna, and we also talked about his portraiture work and shooting film.
We really hope you have enjoyed these two episodes with Bruce Percy, why not check out more of his work at www.brucepercy.co.uk and let him know you enjoyed listening. You can find him on Twitter or via his site.
Sam & Paul will be back next week with the Take a View winner of 'The Landscape Photographer of the Year' award in 2016 - Matthew Cattell, why not subscribe to make sure you don't miss any episodes!
As usual a big thanks to WexPhotographic.com for supporting the show, they are the UK's premier camera equipment supplier, make sure you check them out if you need new or used camera equipment.
For more please visit www.TheTogcast.com, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for listening!
The Togcast is hosted by photographers Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders, you can find them both on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram - why not pop by and say hello!
January 4, 2017
Welcome to the first show of 2017, in which we feature Scottish photographer Bruce Percy. Sam & Paul welcome you back to the show and hope you had a great Xmas and New Year!
We've split episode 8 into two parts, mainly due to the large array of topics Sam and Bruce cover in the interview. In this weeks part 1 we discuss finding your photographic vision, assessing your progress, preparing work as part of a portfolio and also some of Bruce's journey through his own images. We hope you enjoy this engaging chat where we really dig into what it takes to create meaningful images with considered compositions. You can see more of Bruce's work at www.brucepercy.co.uk
Also on this episode we discuss the thoughtful and inspirational video from WEX Photographic featuring Giles Duley and his personal journey through a horrific accident in Afghanistan and how his photography has been influenced by this life changing event. Check out #MoreThanAnImage on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to see more. Also, many thanks as usual to WexPhotographic.com for supporting the show.
We'll be back in just 1 week with part two of our interview with Bruce Percy.