This week we talk about photofilms and the various different versions that Kev and Neale present to clients, how to wrangle with back button focus, there’s a Twitterstorm brewing, X-Pro v X-T and camera choice dilemmas, combining footage from drones and an X-H1 in a video edit, the wonderful new 18mm lens and what to do when your mails just seem to go to peoples’ spam boxes! Polly Rusyn is back to talk about street photography too.

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Guest of the week is Polly Rusyn

In Polly’s Words:

I was born feet first under a full moon in the middle of the night during a thunderstorm. The trailers of the movie of my life would include surviving nature trying to kill me (darn rip tide), sky-diving over Las Vegas, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, and learning how to fly the trapeze. But I’m too old for all of that shizzle now. Since 2015 Photography has been my life; and I never even wanted to be a photographer! My plans growing up ranged from wanting movie stardom to winning a Nobel Prize for medicine. Somehow I became a graphic designer (strange how life turns out), then quit in order to hit the road. I ended up globetrotting for six years, eventually settling down into office life within the travel industry. Photography became a hobby that got seriously out of hand, so I switched my “out of office” on for good, and put everything I had into turning my obsession into my career. 

Fast forward to today, and I am mainly a candid street photographer, but people also book me to make their portraits; budding photographers let me teach them; and I’m an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer (I shoot with Fujifilm X-100V and Fujifilm X-T3). Life is good. 

I dream about photography, travel as much as possible, eat too much cheese, watch way too much Netflix, and laugh at my own jokes. You can find me running online and in-person street photography workshops at the Department of Street Photography in London and all over Europe! I am one of 100 women featured in the first “Women Street Photographers” book, curated by Gulnara Samoilova (Published by Prestel 2021), and also contributed to The Travel Photographer’s Way, by Nori Jemil (Published by Bradt Travel Guides).

And after all that if you’re thinking: “Now that’s the kinda gal I’d love to work with” – then furiously type me a message. I happen to be open to new projects and collaborations if it’s a freewheeling candid shooting colour loving photographer that you are after. 

Other Things We Mention This Week

A link to our individual photofilm pages: Neale is https://www.nealejames.com/wedding-photofilm/  Kevin Is: Wedding Photofilms – by Photographer Kevin Mullins (kevinmullinsphotography.co.uk)

A link to Doxing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxing 

Link to Radio Garden.

The new TourBox Elite.

Link to Ralph McTell.

A link to the 100 Women Street Photographers book that Polly Rusyn is in.

Fancy some more Listening?

Once you have listened to this week’s show. You might be interested in Neale’s other podcast, or Kevin’s Loosely Country Live Radio Show.

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