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


Episode #18 - with David Newton

Released: Thursday 18th May, 2017

This week we catch up with Sandisk Extreme team member and Canon specialist tutor David Newton. David travels the world as a professional photographer and videographer working and teaching for top brands. He is a versatile all rounder shooting landscapes, travel, portraits and commercially. 

In this chat Paul talks with David about his motivations and inspirations and a little bit about what it takes to make it as a professional phogotapher today, this is a man who took 63 flights last year alone! They also talk about adapting to the times and becoming proficient in a wide range of disciplines including drone & videography, plus Dave's ongoing work with Canon as a tutor and educator. 

The guys also discuss the Canon 5DsR vs the Fuji GFX as Dave has just returned from a road trip in the USA where he was able to compare them back to back 'in the field'. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a full time pro photographer who travels the world making images and videos for top clients.

For more of Dave's work please visit http://www.photopositive.co.uk/ and follow him on Twitter (@photopositive) and Facebook.

As ever we'd like to thank the lovely people at http://www.wexphotographic.com for supporting the show. Check them out for any of your photography or video requirements.

Sam & Paul will be back next week with former 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' winner Andy Farrer.


Episode #17 - with Marc Wilson

Released: Thursday 4th May, 2017

It was a great pleasure to catch up recently with Marc Wilson (www.marcwilson.co.uk) who is best described as a documentary landscape photographer and to delve into some of his project work on Episode 17 of the show...

Marc deals with long term projects anchored in the history of the chosen landscapes. Between 2011-2015 'The Last Stand' project focused on old military posts and stations around the coasts of Northern Europe. There was a strong visual aesthetic that ran through the work and in the show we discuss some of his shooting methods and preferences to create that consistency and visual narrative.

Image Credit: Marc Wilson (from 'The Last Stand' Portfolio)

We also spent some time in the show chatting about his current work based on the locations, stories and impact of the holocaust called 'A wounded landscape'. This project has raised the bar even further with more locations, more exploration of the back stories and obviously a hugely sensitive subject matter.

We do hope you enjoy the show. To see more of Marc Wilson's work please check out his website.

As usual a big thanks to Wex Photographic for supporting the show, we're very grateful for their support and encourage you all to check out their full range of camera, video and lighting equipment on their website.