Episode #23 - with David Hopley

Released: Thursday 27th July, 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 succesful 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 has 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: We also shot a little video with David where he let us have a go with the drone and talked us through a little bit of the usage...

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.

Episode #22 - with Doug Chinnery

Released: Thursday 14th July, 2017

This week we catch up with full time pro photographer, teacher, printer & writer Doug Chinnery (www.dougchinnery.com). 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"?

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...

Many thanks as ever for listening to the show, and a big thanks to WEX Photographic (www.wexphotographic.com) for supporting us! We'll be back in 2 weeks with David Hopley for a drone filled chat about his work!

The Togcast is hosted by photographers Sam Gregory (www.samgregory-photography.com) and Paul Sanders (www.paulsanders.biz)

Episode #21 - with Colin Bell

Released: Thursday 29th June, 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-publishing 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 Colin's book to give away, which includes 4 signed prints - this is worth over £60 and more than that it is a beautiful 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. They are the UK's leading Photographic & Video suppliers and will be sure to take care of all your photographic needs.

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 (contact@thetogcast.com) or catch up with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - just search 'The Togcast'.

Thanks for listening! Sam & Paul

Episode #20 - with Morag Paterson

Released: Thursday 15th June, 2017

Join us as we catch up with the wonderful Morag Paterson. As well as being a highly regarded landscape and fine art photographer Morag is a Dark Sky Ranger in the Galloway Forest Park, a champion Axe Thrower and a competing member of the Scottish National Tamburello team!

She currently spends her time between an ecological house she designed and built on a stormy Galloway hillside with her husband, fine art photographer Ted Leeming, and a five-hundred year old house they are restoring in the hills of Liguria, Italy.

We chat about her motivations, her work flow and staying true to your aesthetic vision however it comes to pass. This is an entertaining chat with a highly respected photographer, tutor and artist. 

For more about Morag Paterson and her partner Ted Leeming please visit: https://www.leemingpaterson.com

*If you'd like to win a copy of the 'Zero Footprint' book created by Leeming & Paterson please email your name and address to contact@thetogcast.com to be in our free prize draw.

Thanks as ever to Wex Photographic (http://www.wexphotographic.com) for supporting the show, they are the UK's leading photography and video specialists so make sure you check them out.

Episode #19 - with Andy Farrer

Released: Thursday 31st May, 2017

We catch up with former Landscape Photographer of the Year (2015) - Andy Farrer. Andy is well known for his excellent images made in and around Dorset and the surrounding area but he also know travels and teaches around the world. We discuss the benefits of getting to know your local area, the rewards for persistence and also a look back at his history studying photography and being involved in the printing world.

We also look forward to the future and discuss his motivations and his new business venture producing prints, canvases and more for photographers and buyers alike. We chat a little about how LPOTY changed things and also that winning image of the snow on the beach at Bats Head near Durdle Door.

Please do check out both websites https://www.andyfarrer.co.uk and http://www.fineartinkorporated.co.uk 

We'll be back in a couple of weeks time with Morag Paterson from the photographic duo Leeming & Paterson.

Many thans to Wex Photographic for supporting the show, check out their range of photography & video gear at http://www.wexphotographic.com