Would some of the world’s finest known heritage photographers be as big as they are, if they were starting out in today’s Insta style World with a million voices challenging for the space? A new feature with Fujifilm product specialist Carl Hare tackling the BIG tech questions! The boys discuss the things they have forgotten to take to shoots, the best Fujifilm lenses for live sports action, we celebrate ten years of the X100 and Andrew Hall, motorsport photographer and Fujifilm X-Photographer in Australia joins us.
Do I have the energy for copyright infringement? Who inspires us photographically? There’s a run through on how a wedding day photographically works for newcomers to the genre, we talk about getting friendly with curves in Lightroom and Photoshop, the lens versus camera investment debate and the book of the week is the incredibly powerful Small Town Inertia by Jim Mortram. Also this week, Bjorn Moerman is back for part 2 on aerial photography, the use of drones, how to shoot great pictures from the cabin and some inspirational books. A packed show!
Captain Bjorn Moerman is our guest on the show this week, a Fujifilm ambassador with a difference. Also, what to do when your kids start turning away from the camera, give them an X100F it seems?! Kev launches a new social platform called ’Sniffter’ and reveals he is allergic to velcro in camera bags, plus we tackle the question of upgrading your Squarespace site, for those wanting to jump to the new-ish release. A shout out for our new Patrons, who actually IS Neale’s father and when is the ’throw in the towel date for the boys’ wedding business?
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What would the boys do if they weren’t shoot weddings and were singletons?! Also, everyone should be shooting ‘corner portraits,’ you heard it here first. What lens combo should a listener take to the birth of their child and which features to record? Inappropriate moments at weddings – should you document them? Can I export my pictures straight out into Lightroom? And our guest from the fashion and advertising world, X-Photographer Wayne Johns talks about getting into fashion.
One of the UK’s leading family photographers talks about launching from the ground up, a family business. Also, what IS the best Fujifilm camera for video work, how to make the best of working with smaller event sizes, the ‘Jpeg v Raw’ debate, the ‘best’ X-Pro camera in Kev’s nostalgic opinion and does every picture need to have a story?
The brilliant personal portrait work of Alain Laboile discussed and Chris Orange, our we ask, can you shoot landscape work with a Fujifilm camera? Website design, iPad Pro v using a laptop, the Tourbox competition winner, what is street legal to shoot and would you let your clients decide what is deleted?
Martin Parr discussed following his role in a book now recognised to have a racist undercurrent. Guest Chris Orange talks of the benefit of being a real all-rounder in the first of a two parter; today commercial and PR work. We also talk about writing business letters and ask for the second time; “Is wedding photography dead, and what next for destination weddings?” Facebook advertising, does it work for your genre? Some more on macro and loss of images through card corruption.
Today Scott Shillum from The Photography Movement talks about mental health and well being, and introduces how the movement helps photographers.
Today the graphic and important photographs of war and protests. Essential documents of history, but would you hang them on your wall as art? Also we hear the second part of an interview with landscape photographer Paul Sanders who embraces his work as a part of mindfulness. And moving Lightroom catalogues between computers, organising your Instagram grid with a book of the week from the Hoxton Mini Press.
Today documentary photographer Jim Grover on photographing the stories in your community and creating exhibitions from them. Also, what happened to the X-70, should I have a Covid clause in my photo contract as we begin to mix again, how many galleries SHOULD my website have? Book of the week features Martin Parr and there’s another of your photo disaster stories.
This week Helen Bartlett, shares how she built her portrait business from scratch to become one of the UK’s leading social photographers and a Canon ambassador, and how she photographs entirely in the medium she loves; black and white. Also this week what the boys do if they ran Fujifilm for a day, book of the week and kit/project advice for a bed bound listener. And Photo Disasters are back!
Photographing cars with guest James Lipman. Is this the best time to buy mentoring? Kev family plans to start a small holding and Neale ponders whether an exhibition could be a great way to build local interest in your work. The Android OS cuddles up to camera manufacturers and does your storage need back up power to stop a spike taking your archive down?
The end of the dailies. As life starts to return to a state less locked down, the boys are returning to their offices. The FujiCast community is beginning to emerge too it seems, and so we’ve done our job. We’re back to Mondays from 8th June, but we wanted to end with something a little special in honour of not just our family, but families everywhere, families together, families separated by distance or those who have made connections that have felt like a new family emerging. Stay safe. Neale and Kev x
Kevin talks today to special guest, Fujifilm X-Photographer and Kage Collective member Bert Stephani, who during these unique times has changed his professional photographic outlook. Once full time, he is now able to look at photography through the lens of someone no longer earning from it. Also today, why have a website and should I buy second hand lenses?
Nine weeks of lockdown has softened our feet and, for some folk aided a little weight gain. So are we fit enough to return to work? Shhh, a little more F versus V. Duplicating web content on Facebook or Instagram; good or bad practise? If you have a business page, listen to this. Kev has an idea how to find who is blatantly copying your hard work on their website. And what stops us from achieving our ambitions?