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 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?
Some photographers it seems, think every scratch tells a story so today we ask, just how tough are our Fuji cameras? And does Kev need to invest in new dividers? Printing at home. It’s not for the faint hearted, or is it? And the new software that makes your X body the best webcam ever!
Today, Kev’s ‘Book you can buy when it’s safe to go out and spend money again’ feature and this week it’s one of his all time favourites. The question of worms comes up and we think we have a very basic workaround, well, sort of. And the wedding cancellation ‘game,’ perhaps there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
The last Tech Free Tuesday, for the moment. Could Kev complete a bush tucker trial, what’s the biggest faux pas the boys have made professionally, which photographer would you choose to dine with? It’s been a lot of fun answering your lighter questions each Tuesday and it’s probably a feature we’ll continue with on the show’s YouTube channel so feel free to keep sending the ones with a photography theme in as we’ll probably dip into them with the new weekly shows starting again on the 8th June.
Entering the last week of dailies, Kev and Neale contemplate their feelings nine weeks into lockdown as measures start to lift. The X100, F or V? Which is the one to buy? Cookie notifications also under the spotlight and Kev isn’t too keen on pop-up-tastic sites it would seem. What makes a good photo? Well, where do we even start? And then Neale has news of his new photography podcast starting Monday 1st June. It’s all in today’s daily.