Episode #50 - Justin Minns
Released: Friday 16th Nov, 2018
Joining us on this special 50th edition of the podcast is Justin Minns. Justin is a professional photographer who delights in capturing the beauty and spirit of his native East Anglia. His skills have led him to feature in various publications and competitions, and he now also explores around the world leading workshops.
Paul caught up with Justin in East Anglia and they discussed his relatively short photographic life and how it's consumed him accordingly. You can see more of his work via www.justinminns.co.uk
The Togcast @ 50 - Listener Survey
Also on this show we ask our listeners to take part in a quick survey. This will help us shape the podcast over the coming months and years.
In the news section we also talk about some City Guides by Ben Brain, the first of which is about photographing in Bath. You can see more about this via www.brainsfotoguides.com
The other item in our news section is the exhibition of Neil Mansfield over in Wales. This is a 5 year body of work celebrating and exploring the Nedd Valley. Check out www.landscapesuncovered.com for more information including dates and the images.
Finally, a big THANK YOU to all of you for listening and helping us make it this far. We both hope you continue to enjoy the show as much as we do and we appreciate all the feedback. Thanks also to www.wexphotovideo.com and www.fotospeed.com without whom the show would not be possible.
Episode #49 - Nigel Danson
Released: Friday 10th Aug, 2018
This weeks guest is Pro Photographer and YouTuber Nigel Danson. Nigel has a long photographic history and his story is one of exploration and salvation in many ways. After building a successful tech company Nigel had a terrible accident that led him to re-assess his life goals and re-connect with his love of photography. We get into his back-story and also his new lease of life and the mysteries (or not) of YouTube and how it’s transformed his life from a photographic and professional point of view.
Also in this episode we discuss three new books from Alex Boyd, Norman McCloskey and Doug Chinnery - all of which are well worth your attention.
We’ll be back in two weeks time for Episode 50 with Justin Minns. Thanks as ever for listening and thanks to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show.
Episode #48 - Cheryl Hamer
Released: Friday 19th October, 2018
We welcome Cheryl Hamer to the show to discuss creative ruts, the importance of actually enjoying your photography and her new passion for alternative techniques. Based on Anglesey, Cheryl has a great passion for the landscape and after reaching a difficult period with her work she found energy from collaboration and experimenting with new ways of creating work. We discuss other influences such as painters, and how they have influenced and inspired her work.
It’s been a ‘re-birth’ for her photographically and for anyone else out there feeling stuck in the creative doldrums, or loathe being stuck in the rules of golden hours then this is a great show to get some inspiration from.
Cheryl Hamer - Image Gallery
Episode #47 - with Paul Gallagher
Released: Thursday 4th October, 2018
We welcome the highly experienced landscape photographer Paul Gallagher to the show on Episode 47. Paul was schooled in film photography, dark room printing and development and has enjoyed a 30+ year career as a professional photographer.
We chat with Paul about his early days and passion for black and white, all the way through to his modern day work where he has firmly embraced the digital revolution. He now enjoys pursuing new photographic avenues such as exploring Infrared and is passionate about teaching other photographers to express themselves from capture to print. To see more of Pauls work check out www.paulgallagher.co.uk
Paul Gallagher - Image Gallery
The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory & Paul Sanders, this time from the gorgeous heel of Italy! As ever we're grateful to Wex Photo Video and Fotospeed for supporting the show and keeping it 'free to air'. We'll be back in two weeks with photographer Cheryl Hamer.
Episode #46 - with Marianthi Lainas
Released: Thursday 13th September, 2018
We welcome Marianthi Lainas to the show this week. Marianthi is a fine art and landscape photographer who has exhibited and displayed her work across the UK. She is known for her careful compositions, often based around the changing coast and tides, and now is building quite a following for her beautiful hand-made books which she produces in limited editions. Sam chats with Marianthi about her yearning for certain landscapes to suit her aesthetic, and getting underneath the skin of locations to understand them more deeply with a view to making more meaningful work.
To see more of Marianthi's work check out www.marianthilainas.com
Also on the show we look back at the recent FotoFest event in Bath, and look forward to our next episode with experienced pro photographer Paul Gallagher.