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Broadcaster, photographer, filmmaker and now podcaster, Neale James has worn many hats during his three decades in the creative arts. His work in radio includes time spent presenting Rockline at BBC Radio 1 with guests ranging from NIN’s Trent Reznor to the first radio phone-in appearance by Take That!
He’s toured with Michael Jackson and Aerosmith and co-launched the UK’s first Internet-only radio channel.
Embracing a photography business, Neale found himself shooting weddings fifteen years ago, an unexpected diversion from a fledgeling commercial portrait business he was establishing. In that time he has photographed eight hundred weddings for a wide diversity of clients.
He first picked up a Fujifilm camera just after the launch of the X100 in 2011 and the developing cameras and types quickly became go-to kit for film making projects such as the Fujifilm and Magnum agency co-produced Home project. Now, a full-time Fujifilm shooter, he shoots with the X-T3 citing the 23mm and 56mm as his favourite glass and focal lengths.
Wedding photography, film and portrait commissions
Breathe Pictures podcast and commercial commissions
Loadingzone Podcast production
Kevin is an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and has been shooting exclusively with the Fujifilm X-Series since 2012.
Kevin has been shooting weddings for over ten years, during which his commitment to the documentary style of photography has been unwavering.
In reality, of course, this means more than just avoiding the “say cheese” comments – Kevin weaves a story at every wedding.
He believes that just like a written story there should be a start, a middle and an end, all linked to form a body of work that the clients will look back on with their own grandchildren in many years’ time.
Additionally, Kevin is very envious of Neale’s biography and can only add that Bill Gates owes him money and he once insulted Kylie Minogue (accidentally) by asking her who she was.
However, he has represented his country (Cymru) at Judo and has more tatoos than Neale.
Weddings and Family Photography
Fujifilm and Personal Photography
Ministry of Shadows
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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.
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.