#32 - with Dr Michael Pritchard (RPS Chief Executive)

January 17, 2018

Welcome back to our first show of 2018. In this episode we have a great interview with the current Chief Executive of the Royal Photographic Society, Dr Michael Pritchard. Paul chats with Michael about his photographic history and also the relevance of the RPS to today's photographers and the challenges and successes of the organisation over the last few years and looking forward to the future.

We hope you enjoy this peak behind the scenes of the RPS which is the largest membership group for photography and photographers in the UK and second largest in the world. If you'd like to know more about the RPS please visit www.rps.org

We also mention a free giveaway of the prints Paul & Doug Chinnery produced in the Extreme Printing episode whilst in the Peak District. Jump over to our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram pages from Friday 19th Jan to be in with a chance of winning.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders and we are grateful to www.wexphotovideo.com and www.fotospeed.com for supporting the show.

We'll be back in 2 weeks with the excellent Darren Ciolli-Leach.


#31 - Extreme Printing with Doug Chinnery and Paul Sanders

December 13, 2017

Join Sam, Paul and Doug Chinnery in the Peak District as they brave the conditions for some 'Extreme Printing' with the team from Fotospeed. We'll take you behind the scenes with Paul and Doug and we'll chat to them throughout the process and get into their motivations, the challenges of shooting to a deadline and the experience of editing and printing their images just a few metres from where they were shot.

Apart from the novely of 'Extreme Printing' we hope this offers an interesting insight into two top photographers differing styles and approaches when out in the landscape. It certainly resulted in very different images being produced which reflected the aesthetic visions of each photographer accordingly.

We also talk a little about the Fotospeed range and the differences in some of their paper types and which may suit certain images in particular.

This is our last show of 2017 - But stay tuned for lots more from us in 2018 and keep your eye on our various social media channels and website (www.TheTogcast.com) for some upcoming videos.

The Togcast is hosted by photographers Sam Gregory (www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (www.paulsanders.biz). It is supported by WEX Photo Video (www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (www.Fotospeed.com)


#30 - Snowdonia Special

December 4, 2017

Join us on our special 'on location' episode from Snowdonia with Greg Whitton, Karl Mortimer and various special guests. We recently gave away a free weekend workshop to some lucky listeners and this was our report from out in the field...literally!

There was some wild weather and plenty of photography, chat and general good spirits. In the episode we catch up with Greg and talk to him about his love for Snowdonia, the importance of ongoing development and more. We also chat with fellow leader Karl Mortimer about his experiences in the area, especially around Dinorwic.

We hope you enjoy this 'on location' episode, why not check out the images on our website (www.thetogcast.com) and of course the videos will be coming soon on our YouTube channel, just search 'The Togcast'.

Thanks as ever to Wex Photo Video (www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (www.fotospeed.com) for supporting the show. Both companies live and breathe photography and will take care of you.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (www.paulsanders.biz) why not pop by and say hello on their websites or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Thanks for listening!



#29 - with Rob Knight

November 15, 2017

Join Sam and Paul (in a camper van in the Lake District!) as they feature this weeks guest photographer - Rob Knight (http://www.rkphotographic.com/)

Rob is a photographer, educator and exhibitor amongst other things and we get into some of his motivations and the meaning behind some of his longer term projects. We look at why he shoots in black and white mostly and what motivates his shooting patterns. We also chat about what makes a successful project and how to explore themes within them.

We've also produced some screen videos with Rob chatting through particular images in greater detail. Just head over to YouTube and search 'The Togcast' to find our channel with all our videos.

Thanks as ever for listening and thanks to our supporters WEX Photo Video (https://www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (https://www.fotospeed.com) without whom the show would not be possible.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders, head over to http://www.thetogcast.com for more info!

We'll be back in a couple of weeks with a special 'on location' show from Snowdonia.


#28 - with Adam Burton

November 1, 2017

On this show we're joined by leading pro Adam Burton. Adam has 15+ years experience shooting landscapes for commercial clients such as National Geographic, The AA and Ford - plus he takes great pleasure in teaching on various workshops and 1-2-1s and supplying images for magazines and books. Paul has a great chat with Adam about the importance of getting it right in camera, keeping his images as pure as possible and the travails of keeping a photography business afloat in the current climate.

This is a great chat with one of the most respected landscape photographers on the UK scene. Adam has a knack of finding great natural light and showcasing the glory of his surroundings through clean and natural compositions and field technique. You can see more of Adams work at www.adamburtonphotography.com

As usual we'd like to thank Wex Photographic for supporting the show and welcome another new supporter this week...Fotospeed! We'd also like to point you in the direction of our YouTube channel to check out the new videos and upcoming 'Render My Raw' video with Alex Nail where you can win one of his prints.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders - thanks so much for listening, we hope you enjoy the show.




#27 - with Thomas Heaton

October 18, 2017

Join us as we chat with YouTube superstar Thomas Heaton. Tom has millions of views on his YouTube photography videos and has forged a full-time career out of his video chronicles of his landscape photography journeys. He's been into photography for many years and we chat about the ups and downs of his new found 'fame' and also some of the ways his images have developed aesthetically.

This is an interesting insight into a 'new world' for photographers and it shows the other paths available to try and carve out a living. More than anything Tom's passion for being in the great outdoors really comes out. We also sat down with Tom for an image review video which you can find on TheTogcast.com or our YouTube channel.

We also discuss the LPOTY winning image and look forward to our next guest Adam Burton who will be on the show in 2 weeks.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders - for more info, videos and podcasts check out www.TheTogcast.com

Thanks as ever for listening, and thanks to www.wexphotographic.com for supporting the show.


#26 - with Colin Prior

October 4, 2017

We're delighted to welcome top pro Colin Prior to the show as our guest. Colin has produced numerous landscape photography books, been the subject of a BBC featured show called 'Mountain Man' and is widely respected in the industry. Well known for his emotive landscapes of Scotland and further afield, Colin has a passion for the wild landscapes of this world but is very forthright and realistic about the pursuit of these landscape desires. His career has lasted for many years and he's ridden the various ups and downs in Photography and adapted as he goes to continue producing top quality work.

Join us for this full and frank discussion about Colins work, his past and his present and also how he sees the state of the photography business today and how this affects the quality and quantity of work currently on show. Colin has been there, done it, and is still doing it so this is a great chance to pick up some info from someone so highly respected and world renowned.

Thanks as ever to WEX Photographic for supporting the show. They are the UK's no.1 Photography and Video specialists, check out WexPhotographic.co.uk for their full range.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders, for more check out TheTogcast.com or visit our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.


#25 -with Susan Brown + 1 Year Anniversary Special

September 20, 2017

We're celebrating 1 year of The Togcast on this show with Sam & Paul both at the helm. Our guest on this special show is photographer Susan Brown (FRPS). Paul caught up with Susan at her home in Devon and discussed amongst other things the role of women in photography, the Royal Photographic Society (of which she is a fellow and Deputy Head of the Fine Art panel) and also her developing style and landscape aesthetic. Susan has exhibited widely across the UK and abroad, she has also appeared on the BBC discussing photography and runs her own very popular workshops. To see some of Susan's work take a look at http://www.susanbrownphotography.co.uk

Also on this weeks show we release another video with Bruce Percy, this time chatting with him about his images from Hokkaido, Japan. You can see the video by checking out TheTogcast.com or this YouTube link: https://youtu.be/lJcGRvHreMY

We'd like to say a special thank you to WEX Photographic for supporting the show for this first year, they are the UK's leading photography and video specialists. Check out http://www.wexphotographic.com for more info.

And, a massive thanks to you all for listening. Stay tuned for more in the coming months!

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders. To find out more about the hosts please visit: http://www.thetogcast.com/about/


#24 - with Mark Littlejohn & Free Workshop Offer

September 7, 2017

We have a great guest on this weeks show - Mark Littlejohn (former 'Landscape Photographer of the Year') is highly respected for his images, especially from the Lake District and his beloved Ullswater area. Sam caught up with him on one of the Ullswater Steamers and they chatted about his passions for the Lakes, how it drove his photography and some of his ups and downs in Photography.

This is a great chat with Mark who has a no-nonsense approach to life generally which reflects in his approach to Photography.

Also in this show we're offering 3 listeners the chance to come on a FREE weekend workshop in Snowdonia with top UK photographer Greg Whitton (Fri 24th Nov - Sun 26th Nov 2017). Greg is a former 'Outdoor Photographer of the Year' winner and knows this Snowdonia area like the back of his hand. We've teamed up with Greg and WEX to bring this amazing offer to you for free, no catch, just as a big thank you for listening to the show. Full info & application process is here: http://www.thetogcast.com/prizes/

And finally, we're also releasing a new video with Bruce Percy from his 2017 Exhibition. In this latest video (part 2/4) we chat with Bruce about some of his images from Bolivia and break them down in more detail. We look at the composition and tones, the choices made in the feel and in developing the images back on the computer. You can see the video here: https://youtu.be/36O5qjNA3i0

Thanks as ever for listening, we hope you enjoy this bumper show. We'll be back in two weeks time with more Photography chat and interviews.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders - as ever we are enternally grateful to WEX Photographic for supporting the show.


Summer Interlude - Bruce Percy Video & More…

August 24, 2017

Welcome to this brief Summer update from us here at The Togcast. We wanted to let you know about a new video we have released with top travel & landscape photographer Bruce Percy. Sam caught up with Bruce at his recent exhibition in Edinburgh and in the first of our videos (more to come) we chat about his photographic journey, and how the exhibition and his new book came to fruition.

Also in this brief mini-episode we mention our FREE workshop in Snowdonia offer which we will talk about in full in our next episode on Thursday September 7th. This will be our first 'proper' episode back after our summer break and it will feature Mark Littlejohn, former Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Thanks as ever for listening, stay tuned for more videos, podcasts and more via TheTogcast.com 

The Togcast is supported by www.wexphotographic.com - The UK's no.1 Photo & Video Store!