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Photography Insights - important industry interviews by Phlogger

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Photography insights are important interviews with people in the photography industry. Each episode features a photographer, model, inventor, retailer, publisher, engineer or artist from the analogue and digital world.

Hosted by the Phlogger (Andrew Walmsley) who provides a casual, but intelligent insight into their work and life. All guests are subjected to my infamous "random questions" and the pay it forward recommendation scheme.

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67 Episodes
Interview with master printer Andrew Sanderson - episode 66 of Photography insights, your one stop guide to interviews with people in the photography industry.I’m glad to bring you someone from the analogue world of the darkroom today.  Andrew Sanderson is one of a few Ilford master printers and talks to us about black & white printing.  Watch out for his Yorkshire accent and hope you enjoy 2 Andrew’s for the price of one!.Andrew discusses linguistics, pinhole, x-ray film and DIY cameras. He also talks about darkroom courses and his approach to teaching.  During his random questions, you will find out about the inner Andrew and why he wants to punch a few blokes called Boris and his favourite conspiracy!  Hope you like his Yorkshire accent and just think 2 Andrew’s for the price of one!In this one we discuss:TLR’sShooting x-rayExperimenting with pin-holeHelping beginnersSocial media- benefits+drawbacksWorking with IlfordORTHO vs PanochromaticPrint then scan Darkroom coursesSoft focus lenses1 lens advantagesDiy camerasLINKSInstagram - - QUESTIONSFavourite conspiracyWhich boris’s need a punchPhlogger InfoWebsite - - Send in a voice message:
It's so nice to interview from the different areas of the photography world and this one is definitely that!  I remember Ethan launching the Kickstarter project for Cameradactyl back in 2018 and thought wow, how colourful is that, such a different approach.Ethan has done a cracking job with the camera and launched all manner of accessories for cameras (not just his large-format model).  He has now ventured into making a handheld 4x5 which is a great concept.  Now I know not everyone is going to be thrilled about the products he makes or the choice of materials.  But this is 2019, there are not many options unless you have unlimited funds and some accessories he makes are only available second hand, as they relate to cameras from the 70+80's.What's amazing about Ethan is that he has a business mind, an engineers mind and also a photographers eye, so it was quite easy to go between business and building in the same sentence.  In this one we discuss:DIY at 10 years oldHome depot camera build challengeTouring/selling in 50 statesMaking 4x5/6x9 camera’sBusiness decisionsMaking custom ideasYoutube + monetisingScaling manufacturingopensx70 projectCustom build/printsProblems with home productionBuilding a mini-lab film processorRandom questionsEthan easily answers our strange questions that involve:- which mythical creature lives In Africa- Eddie the Eagle!- $1 million button- Morning glory flowers- Ideal presents for 90-year-old'sExtra contentAnyone visiting the website will be able to view photographs of his products.LinksInstagram - - Cameradactyl.comOpensx70 website - Send in a voice message:
For episode 64 I'm going back to my roots with this one, my very first interview was with a street photographer.  I think its just something in some of us to shoot in this way.  So today I've finally had a chance to catch up with the man of shadows and highlights, John Hughes.John is a really good force for street photography, he speaks the truth and from the heart.  If he doesn't like something he will tell you, so if honesty isn't for you look elsewhere!  John is a full-time photographer and runs workshops, creates zines and offers one to one coaching.He talks to us about his early start in life and how a meet up with Bruce Davidson has helped shaped who he is to this day.  John actually was introduced through our mutual friend and Kodak Alaris competition winner Barney Maguire (lives in the same town).Through our conversation we discuss: Sticky toffee pudding beer defined at 13 as street photographer influences starting digital in 2008 Analogue can hold you back Workshops+ teaching Camping out in same spot Ricoh gr 2 vs 3 Camera tech Blogging + writing problems Find differences locations to shoot Shooting the shadows Starbucks 12 month project Spending 12 hours in tateWe also talk about matters like is technology actually important with street photography?  About projects and ways to shoot in everyday places.RANDOM QUESTIONSWe did a laugh with the random questions too (*** we may or may not have cut one out as this is a family show after all).  There are only the odd few swear words, so bear with us.  So find out: why John wants to punch me what "" is all about why we talk about sticky toffee drinking with a few blokes call JohnINFOIf you want to know more about John and his work check him out here:Facebook group - - - CONTENTVisit my website to see links, photos and items discussed on this show. Send in a voice message:
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So, for episode 63 you have had to listen to me, myself and I.  Due to having a few days away with my family I have been a little busy to organise a guest this week.  Sorry but this was partially due to me being poorly last week and cancelled my guest - first-ever time!!!On this episode we discuss :Kodak Alaris competition!Talking at local college about podcastingRetouching ideasZinesEdward Curtis bookNew website lookIt's a nice short episode for you all for a change, but in the meantime don't forgetLEAVE AN ITUNES REVIEW  - MY WORK - Curtis book - of books (zines) - Hughes (zines) - Rizvan (zines) - Send in a voice message:
For episode 62 we have a talented commercial photographer Christina Zen - who shoots film!Christina moved across to film after years of shooting weddings on digital to the world of film!  She bought a Contax 6x4.5 and never looked back.  She talks us through her experiences and provides insights about learning to use film stock effectively.Christina shoots a variety of food, lifestyle and other commercial related work.  You can see lots of her lovely images on her website (the food images are especially mouth-watering). She also mentors with one on one sessions, so if you are looking for help, look no further.We discuss a number of topics including:choosing filmPushing Portra 800/Fuji 400Shooting food + eating it!Shotkit.comWaist level shootingFood photographyMum + coping as wedding togNeed for marketingLess "posed" lookBeing creativeWorkshops + science lessonsRANDOM QUESTIONSChristina goes through our random questions, so find out:what would Jesus's social media handle be?If she chooses Julia Roberts or Patrick SwayzeLINKSInstagram - - LinksShotkit website - - Send in a voice message:
Welcome to episode 61 of Photography insights, with me the Phlogger.  Today I have another first - father and son for guests from the world of film.Ned & David Collyer are friendly and talented people who love nothing more than shooting film.  Separated physically and by age (don't worry David we won't say how many decades!).  It's a really unique interview that conveys a  relationship filled with passion and being proud.  David touches on being separated from his son Ned and how he's managed to watch his film shooting progress.  Ned on the other hand talks about his experiences picking up cameras through school and college and preparation for the world of university.In this episode we discuss: Bresson’s leica m3Fuji x-proPhotojournalismLondon college of communication (Ual)Magnum vs seven agenciesDocumenting the Iron mountain cannonballsProtest photography + glaswegie's reputationBarney Maguire + masculinityCycling + skateboard accidentsWilliam klineWashi film + kodak ektarDarkroom romanceFixer accidentsConsistentcy with developmentRANDOM QUESTIONSNed and David took turns answering our infamous questions, so find out the relevance of:Zero gravity musicUnderstanding catsExistentialist mooingDarwin awardsLINKSAs always I'm happy to share the details of my guests' social media and web links, which are:David Instagram - blog - Instagram - website - photos - Send in a voice message:
For episode 60 I'm delighted to bring you a quality photographer and friend of mine too - Leon Broomhead.  Leon is what you might call an experimental photographer, shooting styles that involve fashion and abstract but not directly.What can I say about Leon, well he is a thoughtful guy, who thinks a lot about his work and how to get the desired outcome.  His work is all about pushing boundaries both in a technical way and artistic.  I’ve met up with Leon many times and its always been a pleasure.  Sharing the same types of photography has helped both of us.  Having a passion for film photography has always been part of our lives and conversations, so i’m glad to share a little with you.In this show we discuss:Fuji 6x9Model expectationsArt nude/fashion photographyShooting for yourselfInternet police + conformingPhysical contact vs social interactionTalented modelsLong exposure modesLeaving expensive techSprocket rocketRANDOM QUESTIONSYou might also learn why Leon would take a burger to the moon, in our random questionsLINKSInstagram - links are the photos we discussed in the podcast.  (the one of Amy Jayne)  (the one of Marie Jean)--- Send in a voice message:
Welcome to episode 59 of Photography insights, your one-stop guide to interviews with people in the photography industry.  Before we move on I wanted to thank you all for listening and supporting the show.  There are a couple of ways you can help further, which are, 1 - leave an iTunes review and to share the show with your friends. One of your friends will be interested, you can guarantee, there is a massive range of people interviewed so there is something for everyone’s interest.Today we have a legendary film and video photographer from the UK called Paul Berriff. He’s been shooting over 50 years in the press world of photography and documentary film making.Paul purchased his first camera from a newspaper round, he followed emergency vehicles on his pushbike in his teens!  He learned to test his film exposure by meeting bands like the Beatles, Rolling stones in their dressing rooms in the 1960’sPaul has some great stories from just working in the press industry and then goes into the 4 near-death experiences.  I mean if you listen to them it's crazy and you might wonder how he’s still with us.  I think most people would have given up after experiences like this. One of these concerns 9/11 and you cant feel the magnitude of what Paul is saying, so please do check out his video on Youtube.As usual, check out the show notes on the website for links to his amazing work.Rolleiflex medium formatAttic darkroomsChasing emergency servicesPress photographybeatles/pink floyd,rolling stones at 16Tri-xSpeed graphic, rolleiflex & Nikon fDon't breathe for low shutter speeds!Printers waited for Paul1 film roll per storyGetting your film on time for trainsPolice don’t arrest press photographersTrained as fireman 2get first on scenesSpend time with your subjects1 year with Nasa astronautsDigital +smart phone revolutionWorld treade centerFilming ground zero clearing upINFOWebsite - - Send in a voice message:
Welcome to episode 58 of Photography insights, your one-stop guide to interviews with people in the photography industry.  This time we feature the amazing Clay Patrick Mcbride from New York City.He is a senior lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York where he teaches advertising photography.  Throughout his career as a magazine photographer, he has worked on many assignments with famous musicians like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Norah Jones.  You can see many examples of this on his website (see links for info).  He tries to leave time to use film too in his work and loves his 5x4 camera.*** quick disclaimer, there are a few swear words in this episode, very minimal though ***We talk about different areas as he's one cool guy, these include:Inspire through qualityNorah Jones/kid rockResearch your subjectBeing authenticMusic/assignment photographyWork from the ground floorBuilding relationshipsWhy shoot filmUsing polaroids for print sDiscussed:Shooting eggs to understand lightingPodcasting as a learning platformRANDOM QUESTIONSClay also goes through my random questions so find out why he breaks the rules and punches everyone!  Also, we put bets on how famous N.F will be in 10 years time compared to Eminem! (yes, I will be wrong).LINKSUniversity - - - - - Send in a voice message:
Welcome to episode 57 of photography insights, the show that interviews people in the photography industry.   Today we speak with Nick Brandreth from the George Eastman Museum in New York.  We learn about his role there as a specialist and he provides some background on the museum.  Nick’s a fun, energetic and motivated guy, that helps everyone learn, as you will tell from the show.You will find information including:Rochester instituteEddy adams workshopMusc with Clay + JustinWet collodionLippmann platesMake your own dry platesEastman kodak + museumWw2 + kodakdaguerreotype cameraMoon landing cameraNick’s lab + officeWrestlingImportance of printingEnd of the USBDigital great teaching toolShoot lessWorkshops + trainingcamera  + Moon landing cameraNick’s lab + officeWrestlingImportance of printingEnd of the USBDigital great teaching toolShooting lessWorkshops + trainingRANDOM QUESTIONSNick kindly answers our random questions so find out- when the robots will take over- Nick takes the matrix pill- who he would like to punchLINKSEastman museum - Facebook - Instagram - website - do check out the museum.PHLOGGERDon’t forget to check out the website Instagram feed - review - Send in a voice message:
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