Episode #156 The Blind Photographer, and an X-T5?

Are wedding awards important? Are any photographic awards for that matter worth entering? Also, wedding photographers may be suffering financially during this period, but have they forgotten what the day is really about? Is there a need for an X-T5, what is left to improve upon? How can you motivate yourself day to day photographically? This week’s book of the week is John Chillingworth’s Picture Post Photographer and our guest is a Ian Treherne, a photographer who is 5% sighted.

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#155 Is THIS the best photography job ever?

Today, the new 18mm lens, who is it for? Have you made a business bible and if you haven’t why you should. Kev turns out to be a royal photographer, are iPhone 12 shots good enough for large format printing? Our guest this week is Jennifer McCord and we think she has one of the best photography jobs in the world. The show today is brought to you with Sprout Studio.

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#154 Locked down AGAIN, but STILL making podcasts and pictures!

Kev and Neale enter lockdown in their remote locations once again, Kev in deepest darkest Wiltshire and Neale from his bunker in Berkshire. They talk printing and framing; the pros and cons of doing your own. Also, backup and getting brutal with your picture culling in Photo Mechanic, who is the X-S10 aimed at, what’s it for? Day in the Life sessions; how to market them, what they are! The book of the week is a Fleet Street memory lane marvel and photojournalist Edmond Terakopian talks about a special auction of prints for Médecins Sans Frontières.

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#153 HOW has photography changed you as a person?

This week the questions are certainly eclectic; how has photography changed you as a person, do you regret becoming a full time photographer, are you making pictures for YOU or for Instagram, if you could only have one camera/one lens, what would it be, if your camera could speak, what would it say, is it possible to be a photographer and videographer at the same time on the same job? We also talk about the perfect zoom to replace primes and speak with fashion and portrait photographer Jamie Stoker.

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#152 Can you make my camera smaller please?

Kev and Neale reconsider retraining as beauticians and travel agents for at least one minute, book of the week from Nick Danziger, we talk back ups, business postponements, a Fujifilm wedding video kit list, neg cleaning, portrait advice, monitors, why are custom settings slowing my camera down, can we make the next X100 smaller still and do the boys miss full frame sensors?

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#151 Being one of photography’s most influential women

Our special guest this week is Xyza Cruz Bacani, Fujifilm X-Photographer, Magnum Foundation Fellow and previously awarded one of the BBC’s Top 100 Women of the World. This week’s talking points include professionals moving into ‘survival mode’ for the winter; how can we help each other? What lens and camera combo to use for on-set photography, should I separate my Instagram out for different genres or include everything on my one grid, going from Leica to a Fujifilm X-Pro; what should I expect and other topics. 

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#150 Swapping out of Nikon &Alcatraz Calling!

Swapping from Nikon to Fujifilm for professional work. What camera would the team suggest? Carl Hare Product Specialist for Fujifilm is back again to answer your tech questions, this week:  tethering your Fuji camera for using as a webcam, is ISO real in Fujifilm cameras and more. We talk about photographing on Alcatraz with listener Ryan Katsanes. What do Kev and Neale feel about socially distanced picture making? Book of the week is Vintage 80s, London Street Photography by Johnny Stiletto.

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#149 The X100 DESIGNER is on the show!

Masasumi Imai the Head of Design for Fujifilm X-Series cameras talks with Kevin Mullins from Tokyo about how he conceived the ten year old X100, the camera that for many photographers worldwide became their gateway to mirrorless technology. Also, we speak with Australia’s X-Photographer Andrew Hall about being in motorsport photography at the very top, plus Carl Hare tackles more of your deep tech including how auto focus deals with the face mask!

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#148 High octane motorsport and 10 years of the X100

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.

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#147 Someone is stealing my pictures! & the flying ambassador!

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!

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#146 Airbus A380 Captain and Fujifilm X-Photographer

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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#145 NEWS, fashion and living in a lighthouse!

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.

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#144 Want to work in fashion? And going on a digital detox

Prepare to be astounded as we think a listener has uncovered the best family time capsule idea ever. Also today, does someone mention the possibility of a new f1 lens and how would you go about a digital detox? This week’s guest is fashion, beauty and advertising photographer Wayne Johns and the book of the week is from Bryan Adams. You know what they say on this show; ‘everything we do, we do it for you.’ 😉

#143 Photographing when the weather attacks! And The Isolated Streets

Are you insured if you photograph an event that breaks distancing laws, should we expect a race to the bottom in terms of charging for weddings, what are preferable settings for focusing on quick moving subjects, featuring face masks in pictures, and when weather attacks! Also today Kant Rathod is our special guest talking about his self published book, The Isolated Streets.

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#142 LAUNCH your family portrait business

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?

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#141 You can’t shoot landscapes with a Fuji? Can you?

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?

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#140 Build a commercial photo business from scratch

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.

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#138 Need inspiration? LEAP and the net will appear!

Today special guest, international award winning wedding photographer Adam Johnson talks about the day he quit his job with just two bookings in an otherwise empty calendar, particularly pertinent in our year where clear diaries have been a theme for many a professional. Also, the chance to win a Tourbox, talk of self publishing, best practises for twin card set ups, and are you cheating – if you use presets? That and more in this week’s show.

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#137 War on your wall? Or pictures of mindfulness?

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.

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