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

Released: Weds 17th January 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.

We'll be back in two weeks time with the wonderful Darren Ciolli-Leach (http://darrenciollileach.com/


Episode #31 - Extreme Printing in the Peak District

Released: Weds 13th December

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. You can also check out the Fotospeed video of the day below...

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.


Episode #30 - Snowdonia Special

Released: Monday 4th December

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've shared four images each from our guests Dave Kitson, Nigel Cooke and co-host Sam:

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.


Episode #29 - with Rob Knight

Released: Thursday 16th November

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 among 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.

Rob has kindly offered our listeners some SPECIAL OFFERS on his 2019 Ardnamurchan Peninsula residential photography workshop. This will be a great few days in a stunning location. You can download the offers and further info about the workshop and the area using the download buttons below:

We've also produced some screen videos with Rob chatting through particular images in greater detail. Just head over to this link to see them. He even chats with us about some new work...in colour! Yes, he can do colour :)

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.


Episode #28 - with Adam Burton

Released: Thursday 2nd November

On this show we're joined by leading pro Adam Burton (website). 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

IMAGE COPYRIGHT: Adam Burton Photograhy

As usual we'd like to thank Wex Photo Video 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.


Episode #27 - with Thomas Heaton

Released: Thursday 19th October

Join us as we chat with YouTube superstar Thomas Heaton (www.thomasheaton.co.uk). 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 see below:

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.