#38 - with Benjamin Graham

May 11, 2018

On this episode we catch up with current 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' Benjamin Graham. Benjamin won last years competition with a subtle and intriguing image and Paul chats to him about the image itself, his shooting style, how its been since winning and much more including his photographic background. Benjamin is quite a character and it's great to get into the back story of his motivations. You can see more of his work at: www.benjamingraham.co.uk

Also on this weeks show we feature 3 upcoming events that may be of interest to you all: The 'London Nights' exhibition at www.museumoflondon.org.uk feauring classic and contemporary images. The 'FotoFest Central' event on July 15th at Patchings Art Centre (www.fotofest.co.uk) featuring Charlie Waite, Mark Littlejohn, Leeming & Paterson and Tom Way. Finally we gave a shout out to Margaret Soraya (https://www.sorayaphoto.com) who has an exhibition on the Isle of Harris in June featuring her seascape images.

Thanks as ever for listening to the show, and thanks to WEX Photo Video (www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (www.fotospeed.co.uk) for supporting the show.

We'll be back as usual in two weeks time with Irish photographer and gallery owner Norman McCloskey (https://www.normanmccloskey.com)

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date.

#37 - Vision 9 Exhibition Special

April 27, 2018

We're back! Apologies for the slight hiatus, we return with behind the scenes chats with eight leading landscape photographers who were behind the 'Vision 9' exhibition in London recently. We chat with Beata Moore, Astrid McGechan, Doug Chinnery, Valda Bailey, Linda Wevil, Marianthi Lainas, Rachael Talibart and our very own Paul Sanders. Sadly Cheryl Hamer who was also part of the event was unwell on the recording day.

This is a great chance to hear from 8 excellent landscape photographers, their approach to an exhibition, their thoughts about how to choose images, how to hang, what size and all their insecurities about exhibiting with their peer group. We hear some fascinating back stories behind the images including what inspired our photographers and even some very leading edge printing techniques (printing onto copper panels) from Valda Bailey.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders and supported by WEX Photo Video (www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (www.fotospeed.com). Check out www.TheTogcast.com for more info and past episodes or via www.thetogcast.podbean.com

We'll be back as per usual in two weeks time with last years 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' Benjamin Graham. Thanks for listening!

#36 - The Photography Show Report 2018

March 22, 2018

We catch up with all the big brands and names from this years Photography Show at the NEC. Both Sam and Paul were at the event hosting talks and catching up with clients, friends and some of our wonderful listeners!

Listen to the specialists from Canon, Fuji, Fotospeed, SmugMug, Manfrotto, Gitzo, Lee Filters & Rolleiflex discussing new products and developments. We also catch up with top Photographic duo (and friends of the show) Ted Leeming & Morag Paterson. They tell us about their new Zero Footprints initiative which you see more about here: www.zerofootprints.org

This is THE place to catch up on all things Landscape & Travel at this years Photography Show!

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders. The show is supported by WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed. We'll be back in 2 weeks time with another 'normal' episode where we interview another top landscape photographer.

Check out www.thetogcast.com for more about the show, thanks for listening.

#35 - with Julian Elliott

March 7, 2018

In this episode Paul travels to Paris to catch up with British photographer Julian Elliott. Julian is a busy working pro photographer who has sold his stock images and footage to buyers in over 40 countries. He supplies images to multiple agencies including Getty and has a varied and distinct portfolio featuring landscapes, cityscapes and much more. Julian has enjoyed success in various competitions including recently in the LPOTY (Commended in Urban View) and IGPOTY (Highly Commended). He also regularly leads workshops and tours around Europe and has a growing YouTube channel with top tips and more. 

We also preview the upcoming Photography Show including the lovely folk at WEX Photo Video who are offering special trade in deals at the show, and Fotospeed who are hosting a series of engaging landscape photography talks.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders - check out TheTogcast.com for more info. Thanks as ever to you all for listening and to our show sponsers WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed.

We'll be back in a couple of weeks with a special show from The Photography Show at the NEC.

#34 - with Alyn Wallace

February 21, 2018

Join us as we chat with top Astro photographer Alyn Wallace. Alyn is based in Wales near some amazing dark sky locations and has built quite a following for his Astro photography and accompanying Vlogs. Paul chats with him about how he got started, what motivates him to keep exploring, his workshops and how to prepare and shoot a great Astro image.

Also in this weeks show we mention some upcoming events including; The Photography Show at the NEC in March, the Vision 9 Exhibition at the OxO Tower Gallery in London (April) and 'Forgotten Little Creatures' by Victoria Hillman (vikspics.com).

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders and is supported by WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed. Check out TheTogcast.com for more info, images and videos.

#33 - with Darren Ciolli-Leach

January 31, 2018

On this weeks show we chat with the prolific landscape photographer Darren Ciolli-Leach. Darren has a fantastic portfolio of landscape work and his professional background in graphic design is evident in his expertly crafted compositions. Darren is also a highly skilled printer and we get into this and lots more in our chat on this episode.

We cover his background in shooting punk bands, getting snapped up by a graphic design company and how he now explores and enjoys the landscape as a means of relaxation and exploration. Darren is an obsessive about composition and balancing elements so we talk about how this translates practically when out in the field and much more and how photography has helped him through lifes ups and downs.

We also catch up on the latest news including the BPOTY winner (well done Rachael Talibart!) and discuss the upcoming Photography Show at the NEC in March 2018. We'll be back in 2 weeks with Astrophotographer Alyn Wallace.

The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders, for more please check out TheTogcast.com and subscribe via iTunes or Podbean to get the latest show direct to your device.

As ever we're extremely grateful to WEX (www.wexphotovideo.com) and Fotospeed (www.fotospeed.com) for supporting the show.

#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.