Latest Episode - Connected 2019 Q&A - Day 1

In this episode we feature the Q&A recorded live at Connected 2019 Exhibition Day 1. The featured photographers were; Lucy Saggers (documentary), Sarah Medway (landscape and wildlife) and our very own Paul Sanders (landscape and fine art). Handling the audience questions was the event organiser Rob Knight.

The varied nature of styles and approach from the 3 guest photographers made for a great Q&A session featuring various questions from the audience. There were various themes including; working on commission vs personal work, finding a connection within a landscape, dealing with the pressures of social media, camera club positive and negatives and much more.

Gallery: Lucy Saggers

Gallery: Sarah Medway

Gallery: Paul Sanders

We hope you enjoy this Q&A session, we’ll be back on Friday 14th June with our next episode featuring landscape photographer, tutor, judge and speaker Paul Mitchell. Huge thanks to WEX Photo Video and Fotospeed as ever for supporting the show.


Episode #60 - Andrew Gray

In this episode we chat with impressionist landscape photographer Andrew Gray. Using a mixture of movement, in-camera and computer techniques, Andrew creates colourful and powerful imagery that blurs the boundaries of photography and art. Inspired by his local landscapes and history, Andrew’s work takes these techniques to new levels by grounding it in a narrative and with painterly use of light and shadow.

We talk to Andrew about the ‘I’ in ICM (Intentional Camera Movement), how he became interested in this approach, his love of certain painters and colour palettes, and how that all shines through in his images. We also discuss the blurring of the edges in terms of photography vs art and what really makes a successful ICM image.

Big thanks to Andrew for coming on the show. We will be back in 2 weeks time with the first Q&A session from Connected 2019 featuring Lucy Saggers, Sarah Medway and our very own Paul Sanders.

Thanks to www.wexphotovideo.com and www.fotospeed.com without whom the show would not be possible.


Episode #59 - Tom White

Released: Friday 26th April, 2019

We catch up with journalist and photographer Tom White (www.tomwhitephotos.co.uk). Tom spent five years working as a reporter for the Press Association, covering the north of England as well as around the world from refugee camps in Jordan and Serbia, to royal tours in New Zealand and the Middle East and reporting live on Euro 2016 violence in Marseille. Now working as a freelance journalist and photographer his work has appeared in major newspapers such as the Guardian, the Times, the Observer and the Telegraph.

We discuss his journalistic background, how photography became part of his toolkit and his passion for landscape photography. We also tackle some hot topics around competitions, post processing extremes and the rise of the social media ‘stars’. Tom is pretty forthright with his opinions and hopefully this is an engaging and entertaining discussion which reaches from baton wielding French policemen to hipster film photography shooters and much more!

We’ll be back in two weeks time with Andrew Gray (https://andrewsgray.photography) talking all things ICM, Multiple Exposure and much more around abstract landscape photography.


Episode #58 - Pinhole Photography

Released: Thursday 11th April, 2019

In this special ‘Pinhole Photography’ episode we catch up with Andrew Atkinson and Ian Burton on location to discuss all things Pinhole. We chat about how they got into shooting Pinhole and some of the differences from modern digital shooting. Sam battles wind & rain to get you the answers as we try to uncover the appeal of this particular technique - he even takes his first ever Pinhole photograph!

Also in this episode Andrew & Ian offer an amazing 12 print box-set GIVEAWAY! Just sign up to their Pinhole Newsletter (by end of April 2019) via their site (www.pinholephotographyworkshops.co.uk) and you could win this amazing print set.

Also on this show we discuss the new printing Ebook from Bruce Percy and an upcoming exhibition in Wiltshire (full details in our show notes via iTunes or Podbean).


Episode #57 - with Joe Cornish

We welcome landscape photography legend Joe Cornish to the show. Highly respected for his consistently excellent images, Joe is undoubtably one of the leading landscape photographers in the world today. We chat about what motivates his passion for the landscape, how we all need to be respectful of the landscape and our role within it. We also discuss how his shooting style has modified and some of the elements in creating compelling landscape imagery.

This is a ‘deep dive’ into the motivations and passions of one of the leading names of our time. We hope you all can take various inspirations and talking points from this episode.


Bonus Episode - Connected Q&A pt.2

This is a special bonus episode featuring the second Live Q&A from the Connected 2018 exhibition. This as yet un-published Q&A session featured Colin Bell, Chris Dale, Isabel Curdes and Rob Knight. Plus various questions from the audience about a mix of photography related topics.

Check out the different thought processes of these various photographers and get inspired to go and explore more photographic avenues.

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The Connected 2019 launch weekend is April 6/7 in Nottingham at the Patchings Arts Centre. There will be talks from Lucy Saggers, Paul Sanders, Sarah Medway, Sam Gregory, Prof Tim Allott and John Blakemore. Check out #Connected2019 on social media for the latest info.

The next podcast episode will be on Thursday March 28th featuring JOE CORNISH.