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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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!
July 27, 2017
We're joined by David Hopley, our self titled 'king of the drones'! Joking aside David has carved out a following in the aerial photography scene and has been successful with his images in Landscape Photographer of the Year, Outdoor Photographer of the Year and other competitions. Drone/Aerial photography can split opinion and so we do get into this with David as well as chatting with him about his early experiences, what he learnt, how he became a qualified aerial pilot and much more.
We hope you enjoy this chat with David, for more about him and his images please visit: https://www.drawswithlight.co.uk
Also on this show we mention the upcoming 'Fotofest' show on September 10th where Paul is one of the guest speakers and The Togcast will be hosting a mini Q&A at the end of the days proceedings. For more info on this inspirational and enjoyable day of all things photography visit https://www.fotospeed.com
As ever we'd like to say a BIG THANKS to our friends at WEX Photographic. They are the UK's no.1 camera and video supplier with excellent customer service, top deals and rapid delivery. Check them out at http://www.wexphotographic.com
VIDEO: If you'd like to see the video of Sam & David out with the drone you can find it on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/TTK5wBZaKGM
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (http://www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (http://www.paulsanders.biz). We will be back at the end of August 2017 - thanks for listening.
July 12, 2017
This week we catch up with full time pro photographer, teacher, printer & writer Doug Chinnery. Whether you've seen Doug's images in magazines, through his Webinar videos or speaking at a photo convention somewhere you will surely have caught some of his captivating work. Highly regarded for his alternative technique imagery (Intentional Camera Movement & Multiple Exposures especially) Doug is equally at home creating classic images for commercial clients and enjoys leading workshops around the world on his own, with Valda Bailey and for Light & Land.
We chat about how he juggles all these aspects of his professional life, how he carves out time (or not) for his own image making, the motivations behind using certain techniques and what drives his image making style. We also pose the question "is the single image dead"?
We hope you enjoy this chat with one of the UK's leading photographers. We'll be back in 2 weeks with David Hopley for a drone filled chat about his work!
NEW VIDEO: Why not check out our screen video with Doug Chinnery where he talks through some of his portfolios in more detail with Sam. We break down some of the compositions, aspect ratios, moods and much more in this 40 minute image review. You can find the video on www.thetogcast.com or via YouTube just search 'The Togcast Doug Chinnery'
Many thanks as ever for listening to the show, and a big thanks to WEX Photographic (www.wexphotographic.com) for supporting us!
The Togcast is hosted by photographers Sam Gregory (www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (www.paulsanders.biz)
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