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#176 The legendary David Hurn, and a Mullins James workshop!

Mullins is having teething problems in ‘New Bunker Malmesbury’ and Boxgate continues. We talk about leaf shutters and why they’re not in our X-Ts and Ps, how an X100S deals with being sent to the bottom of a swimming pool, Mullins’ decision to upsize during a pandemic and we have news of an upcoming Kev and Neale documentary wedding workshop. Questions about the term ‘weekend warriors,’ two tier sensor cameras, the rights required for selling photos made at a music concert and a thought about company names. This week’s book of the week is ’The 1960s’ by David Hurn and he’s also our guest.

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#175 The power of making one portrait every day + a Royal X-T3

‘Boxgate’ lingers on, though Kev is more concerned by the boxes of Easter eggs he can squirrel away before the kids find them. Questions today include, do you befriend your clients, do women and men see differently, can the Fujifilm system cut it for pro work in the studio and are photographic eggs in one basket still a good idea post pandemic? Kev reveals the truth about his wedding earnings during the pandemic, we look at some tech specs of a particular Zeiss camera in order to talk about the camera of the future and muse over the ‘Duchess of Fujifilm’ and internal flash triggers. The book of the week is Raymond Depardon’s ‘Glasgow’ and Neale talks with John Mannell, the ‘Portrait per Day’ man about making street portraits and mental health. 

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#173 Being a photojournalist. Plus too old for street?

Kev is installed at last in the new office, Malmesbury Bunker 2.0 and we ask the questions; will the show ever be filmed, when are you too old for street shooting, should you choose an X-Pro1 or 2 used, who needs a camera in a cardboard box, should I supply all my clients with TIFF instead of Jpegs, has Covid made photographers give away their knowledge too readily too cheaply in too many online courses and if you had 5K to invest in a camera that would hold its value, what would you choose? Former British National Press Awards Photographer of the Year, PA Media photographer Danny Lawson is our guest and Kev’s book of the week is Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Scrapbook.

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#172 "Being a flea on the dog, not a fly on the wall!” and APSC, why?

Kev is in flat pack ‘heaven’ as the new studio build continues, we talk sports photography with the 70-300mm lens and the possibility of a wedding academy. Plus your questions; what do professional photographers do when they’re not making pictures, what are the boys’ aha photographic revelation moments, how large can you print a Fujifilm camera file, what is the future of APSC and why is Fujifilm so devoted to it? The book of the week is Anton Corbijn’s 1-2-3-4, and our guest is the documentary photographer Karah Mew. 

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Episode #171 Being ‘Candid’ with Ibarionex and the Instagram likes game

‘Star’ has arrived and it’s the Horse of Mullins! Today, a tease for something big coming, what makes a good bio on a website, with a Fujifilm camera do I need to calibrate my lenses, what has changed about weddings for the hosts and what would the boys’ advice be for new photographers now, plus diplomas; are they worth the paper they’re written on? How important are genre labels, who would you choose for an end of lockdown photowalk and do I really need Instagram likes as an amateur? ‘Photography in America from 1841 to today’ is our book of the week and Fujifilm X-Photographer, street shooter and host of The Candid Frame Ibarionex is our guest.

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#170 Changing what you shoot and lighting the famous

Kev parks himself in Bunker Malmesbury’s cold storage this week as he contemplates a move of office to somewhere with heating, we look for the best small Fujifilm camera, Neale reveals his love for the X-H over the X-T, we talk printers and ‘to do’ list software. What lens do I need for shooting large group portraits and how do I go about them plus when does a photo become a piece of digital art? Neale takes over the book of the week duties as Kev can’t find the packing case with his 3,280 books, so he discusses Gregory Heisler’s ’50’ Portraits and Jayne Odell is our guest to talk about a move to equine photography.

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#169 Back on the photobus part 2, triptychs, time capsules and tablets

The lockdown has got to Kev and he’s watched 1,297 hours of Netflix in one week it seems, we talk one camera one lens choice, how we view our personal photo collections, what we’d stick in a time capsule, which website platform to choose (Squarespace or Wordpress), we talk GAS release, how do you choose what and when to sell? Wacom tablets, how many do you have? Flippy screen gate is back, we talk about editing technique in Lightroom, how do you produce publish on demand books, X-Pro choices and a request for a X-P4. There’s second part of our Kev’s interview with Daniel Meadows. The book of the week is Ed Kashi’s ‘Three,’ a book of triptychs.

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#168 Life on the photobus! Photofilms, 35mm cameras and more

This week, will Fujifilm ever release a 35mm film camera, why is my EVF showing a blue tint/hue, should you ever trust a corrupt memory card, Fujifilm app help please and what is character in a camera; does everything need to be so sharp? Kev’s showbiz wedding stories, photofilms versus slideshows, why Kev could be tempted to the dark side (Apple), X RAW Studio and dynamic range tips. The book of the week is Women Street Photographers, and Daniel Meadows is our guest for part one of a conversation with Mullins.

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#167 TWO YEARS of the FujiCast, all dressed up with nowhere to go!

The show is two years old and the boys are itching for a party, but Boris has ripped up the balloons and invites, Kev has a social media dilemma, well 5,000 of them to be precise, ND filter options for your X100 model, the new nostalgic neg film simulation, jumping in at the deep end professionally (from zero to pro in one life decision), business regrets, more flippy-out screen gate and trad versus documentary weddings. The book of the weeks is, ‘A voice above the Linn’ by Robbie Lawrence, our guest is Fujifilm’s Marketing Manager for Fujifilm UK, Andreas Georghiades as he answers more of your product questions and the winners are announced for the FujiCast at 4 feature which has just closed after its year long run organised by friend of the show Neil Ford.

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#166 The latest releases and Fujifilm news!

This week Kev buys a horse, the boys consider their photographic coffee shop business, we talk lens correction issues for Fujifilm in Lightroom, Neale ducks answering personal questions, photographing The President, getting better at culling, why the boys love Photo Mechanic, using vintage lenses and adaptors for that purpose. The boys tackle starting up on YouTube again, shooting single card camera systems and pre-wedding meets; are they important? Kev’s book of the week is a proper limited edition by Valentino Barachini and our guest is Fujifilm’s UK Marketing Manager, Andreas Georghiades for the latest Ask Andreas feature.

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#165 Creating a YouTube channel for your photography in 2021

This week, scanners, photographic organisations and breathing colour back into older black and white pictures. We talk Instagram Reels and YouTube shorts, plus Kev reveals his inner “Tickety Tocky.” There are questions on video, we talk prompter technique, lens choices when filming with Fujifilm cameras, Kev’s YouTube wardrobe and our guest Adam Karnacz from First Man Photography shares what a photographic channel on YouTube brings to his business and life. The book of the week is Revelations, the posthumous publication of work by Diane Arbus.

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#164 “Chasing light, telling stories” & camera choices

This week, choices choices; X100V or X-T30 with interchangeable lens? We also talk about finding a signature look in your photographs and whether you even need to think about a personal style, more on workshops, natural light versus strobe, the new wave of wedding postponements, f2 v f1.4 lenses in the Fujinon roadmap and shooting the birth of your child. Kev chooses his all time X100 favourite model, book of the week is Shutting up Shop by John Londei and Valérie Jardin, X-Photographer is our guest.

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#163 Every FACE deserves a portrait and gaining your fellowship

This week Kev (still in Bunker Malmesbury) and Neale talk about getting pictures out to the world from ’that march’ in Washington last week, X100 lens adapters, an invite to take part in the next ‘Ask Andreas’ feature, Kev tries to dodge the rumour mill on new gear, reveals he has been collecting random slides for years and we ask; “When is the right time to upgrade your camera body?” Also we ask; “Are you really using your lens properly” and “would you drink and photograph professionally?” Kev’s Book of the Week is Bruce Gilden’s ‘Face’ and our guest is Steve Smith FRPS, social documentary and street photographer.

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#162 “Photography is the art of not pushing the button."

The second of the two shorter Christmas and New Year editions where the boys discuss some of their inspirations including Don McCullin’s ‘In Africa’ book and ‘Extraordinary Women’ by Tom Stoddart. It seems Kev has spent five hours a day watching quick fire tournament chess over the New Year break, while Neale has been touring the site of a suspected nuclear accident on a disused airbase near his home with the family! They talk of photographer inspirations, Kev choosing Frank Horvat who is responsible for suggesting; “Photography is the art of not pushing the button,” and Neale being fascinated by Søren Solkær’s Murmurations study. The full length shows return from next week.

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