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Click Click Bang Bang - A Photography Podcast

Click Click Bang Bang - A Photography Podcast

By Click Click Bang Bang
Click Click Bang Bang - A Photography Podcast covers photography for everyone, whether you're a pro, an amateur, a hobbyist or you just like the art form. Hosts Mez and Toby discuss all aspects of the medium and the people that define it, and try to make sense of the weird and wonderful culture and business that surrounds it. This is not a wanky, ego-driven lecture. It’s fun, it’s kinda deep sometimes, and it's all-inclusive.
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Season 02 Episode 04: Knox Bertie, Street Photographer
Chemistry teacher by day, epic street photographer by night, Knox Bertie has been obsessed with capturing the rarest moments in Sydney since he arrived from Canada more than a decade ago. His dark and sometimes dystopian images hint at his love for George Orwell and also show a side of the city that nobody expects, far from the blue skies and sandy beaches its the eastern suburbs. Such is the high calibre of Knox's work, it prompted legendary camera manufacturer Leica to make him its ambassador, an honour bestowed upon only the finest exponents of photography. Mez and Toby caught up with Knox to talk about his work, his progression, and of course his thoughts on Breaking Bad. CREDITS Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written, produced and hosted by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co Intro music and Knox Bertie audio courtesy of Leica Cameras.
57:03
March 21, 2022
Season 02 Episode 03: WTF are NFTs?
Mez and Toby take a deep dive into the mysterious world of NFTs and have a thoroughly fungible time dissecting the art world's latest foray into the world of technology, looking at what it means for photography, the industry in general, and the well-being of our planet. CREDITS Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written, produced and hosted by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co
57:46
February 28, 2022
Season 02 Episode 02: James Day, Wedding Photographer
Mez and Toby sit down to talk with their first guest on CCBB – renowned Australian wedding photographer, James Day. Wedding photographers are the hardest working people in the business, so getting some time to chat to James was a real treat. He dives deep into his craft and discusses some of his most emotional shoots, as well as regaling a coupe of funny tales, too. Thanks James, you're a true legend. Don't forget to visit the website to read all the show notes and to check out some of James's amazing work. CREDITS Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written, produced and hosted by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co
58:09
January 30, 2022
Season 02, Episode 01: We're Baaack!!!
Welcome back to SEASON TWO of Click Click, Bang Bang – A Photography Podcast! Yeh, we know it’s been a long time between chats, but to be fair we, like everyone on the planet, have been going through some shit! We trust you all survived and continue to survive, and we thought it was time to inject some normality back into the world by getting back to what we love doing – chatting about photography. We took a very long break from the podcast for a few reasons, the main reason being as freelancers working in the arts and television we both lost a lot of work over the past couple of years and had to focus on keeping our heads above water. Which we are both happy to report, we did … just. So, in this comeback episode, we catch up and discuss not only the state of our careers and what we’ve been up to, but the state of the Australian photographic community as a whole. We also let you in on what to expect in the new season of CCBB, and that's very exciting!! So sit back and enjoy the next half hour. It's great to be back. CREDITS Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written, produced and hosted by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co
26:36
January 16, 2022
Season 01, Episode 17: The Season Finale
CCBB Season 1 has come to an end, and that's got Mez and Toby reaching for the tissues, because the outtakes from this first outing are too hilarious!! We also look back on a bumper first series, the mega global events that helped drive it along, and give you a sneak peek of what's to come in Season 2. Bring it on!! CREDITS Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage. Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co. Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio and always being the best boi.
27:34
June 08, 2020
Season 01, Episode 16: Gear you can't live without
This could be the most lo-fi photography gear chat ever recorded for a podcast, but do you know the reverse business card trick? Sometimes, it's the simplest of things that can get you through a tough shoot, and in this episode, Mez and Toby reveal the secrets of their weird and wonderful kitbags, discussing the sometimes strange gear they just can't live without. CREDITS Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage. Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co. Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio and always being the best boi.
39:09
May 24, 2020
Season 01, Episode 15: Let's go to the movies
It's time to put on your best threads because Mez and Toby are going to take you for a walk down the red carpet. Yep, that's right, we're going to the movies!! There have been many photography-related flicks released over the years, and the coronavirus shutdown has given us all time to watch a few of them. So sit back and relax as we take you through some of our favourites. CREDITS Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage. Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co. Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio and always being the best boi.
51:49
May 11, 2020
Season 01, Episode 14: COVID Creativity
As photographers, we know all about ISO! That's why living in it is NO EXCUSE for letting your gear gather dust while you sit on your butt eating chips and watching rubbish on TV. Mez and Toby have been inspired by a bunch of inspiring ideas from photographers and film-makers they follow, and they throw out a few other ideas to keep you busy while the lockdown lingers. Take it all in, and let the creative juices flow!! CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage. Music by Simon Figliuzzi, Brand design by dingdingding.co. Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio and always being the best boi.
40:06
April 26, 2020
Season 01, Episode 13: Photography in the time of COVID-19
PANDEMIC!!!!! Yep, we're living it, but while the coronavirus crisis has brought down the world's economy, it hasn't stop Mez and Tobes putting together a podcast without breaking any distancing laws!! (Sorry about the temporarily iffy production values as a result.) But that economy could be crucial for a lot of photographers and other visual media creatives, so we've put together a little advice for Aussies to help them get through this freak chapter in our lives. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage. Music by Simon Figliuzzi, Brand design by dingdingding.co. Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio and always being the best boi.
32:54
April 12, 2020
Update: COVID-19 situation
Hey guys, just a short update on what's happening with the podcast. We are in lockdown, so we've had to redevelop the way we record. We are hoping to have a new episode to you this Friday! So stay tuned. In the meantime check out Mez' latest YouTube LIVE 'Across Australia at 80k's': www.meredithschofield.com/live CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage. Music by Simon Figliuzzi, Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio and always being the best boi.
02:24
March 30, 2020
Season 01, Episode 12: Who takes the best photos?
Let's talk about sex, baby .... Mez and Toby deep dive into a discussion about gender in photography that takes more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel. Speaking of novel, even coronavirus gets a mention as photojournalism, fashion, wedding and all other manner of photographic genres go under the biggest gender-bias microscope in the southern hemisphere. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage. Music by Simon Figliuzzi, Brand design by dingdingding.co. Lynsey Addario quote courtesy of Signature Views. Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio and always being the best boi.
36:53
March 15, 2020
Season 01, Episode 11: Gaining informed consent
Gaining consent isn't easy, especially when the subject you're looking to film or photograph is in a heightened state of distress. In this episode, Mez and Toby welcome Sean Brokenshire to the CCBB studio to discuss the intricacies of "informed consent". Having worked as a communications expert for a large NGO in some of the world's poorest countries over the past 10 years, Sean shares his thoughts on the rights and wrongs of gaining that consent from people living in poverty, often dealing with disease, and how even with consent, you still need to make a decision about whether or not to publish particular stories. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage. Music by Simon Figliuzzi, Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio and always being the best boi.
32:26
March 01, 2020
Season 01, Episode 10: Competition Corruption Part 2
Still on the topic of photography competitions, Mez and Toby zero in on the entrants, and boy oh boy, are there some stories to be told here. It seems there are no limits to the lengths some people will go to in order to get ahead in the game, from the smallest comps to the most prestigious in the photography world. When money and prestige is the reward, play gets dirty very quickly, and even anteaters aren't safe!! What? Trust us ... just listen. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Meredith Schofield & Sean Brokenshire, Music by Simon Figliuzzi, Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio and always being the best boi.
32:24
February 16, 2020
Season 01, Episode 09: Competition Corruption
There is nothing like a healthy dose of competition — unless that competition is trying to steal your content for nothing!! Whaaaat!!?? In this episode, Mez and Toby look at the sometimes hazardous world of photography competitions, discussing the pros and cons for photographers who are thinking of entering their work. Much skullduggery is unearthed. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Meredith Schofield & Sean Brokenshire, Music by Simon Figliuzzi, Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio and always being the best boi. 
34:23
February 02, 2020
Season 01, Episode 08: Australia Burning
Toby and Mez are back from the festive break, but it’s been a bitter sweet holiday thanks to the Australian bushfire crisis. Some of the photography from the fire zones has been nothing short of phenomenal, and in this episode, we pay tribute to all the photographers working in some of the most dangerous conditions imaginable, and we also give you some options on where to donate if you want to help the relief effort. We are taking a moment with a special episode to send a shout out to the photographers who have really put their lives on the line to bring us and the world these stories. Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Meredith Schofield & Sean Brokenshire. Production Assistant, Jake Lowe. Music by Simon Figliuzzi. Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Bandit for his help in the studio.
26:06
January 19, 2020
Season 01, Episode 07: Can I Take That Shot?
Ever been in a situation with your camera when you've really wanted to take a shot, but thought: "Damn, is this even legal?" You're not the only one. Both Toby and Mez have been there, and have plenty of stories about run-ins with the authorities and one particularly dramatic occasion that put Mez at the centre of anti-terrorism laws. But what is the law? Listen in as our dynamic duo arms you with all the information you need to be able to shoot freely and fight back when someone says you can't. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Sean Brokenshire and Bandit for their help in the studio.
44:44
December 15, 2019
Season 01, Episode 06: Tools Of The Trade
What do Beyonce and Donald Trump's impeachment hearings have in common? Well, both are watched by millions and both have been shot by photographers using film cameras. But why would anyone use a film camera in those situations? Mez and Toby discuss why certain photographers choose to go "old-school", and how the decision on what kit you use and when can greatly affect your creative thinking and the results you get. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Sean Brokenshire and Bandit for their help in the studio.
42:44
December 08, 2019
Season 01, Episode 5: Fair what!? A look at copyright
Have you ever had an image stolen? Do you know your rights if and when it happens? Toby reveals his confrontation with UK pop star FKA Twigs after she pinched one of his images a few years back, altered it, removed a watermark and published it to her Instagram without any credit whatsoever. Say what!!?? Yep, and that's just one incident!! The digital age has made this an all-too common occurrence, so listen in as Mez and Toby arm you with all the information you need to fight copyright infringers, no matter who they are. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Sean Brokenshire and Bandit for their help in the studio.
39:50
November 25, 2019
Season 01, Episode 04: The Comparison Complex
It sounds like the next big hipster band name, but The Comparison Complex is something that actually lasts, and it can also make or break your creativity. That's why it's complex!! Mez and Toby discuss not only the dangers of comparing your work and yourself to others, but also the positive explosions that can go off when you nail this whole comparison thing. Do you panic about low like-counts, falling followers, not having cool ideas like the people you follow? Well, this one's for you!! Listen in, and listen good. Our dynamic duo has got your back. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Sean Brokenshire and Bandit for their help in the studio.
39:12
November 11, 2019
Season 01, Episode 03: What the hell do I charge? Part II
Mez and Toby are back to help you navigate the crazy world of photographer rates, because one episode simply wasn't enough. In Part II, our fearless duo looks at so-called "services" for photographers that are either helping or hindering snappers from getting a start in an increasingly fragmented and under-valued industry. Speaking of "snapper" ... hmm, just listen for more! CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Sean Brokenshire and Bandit for their help in the studio.
39:25
October 27, 2019
Season 01, Episode 02: What the hell do I charge? Part I
One of the questions we get asked most frequently by emerging photographers is: "What the hell do I charge?" It's a tricky one, especially with questionable companies out there offering you work for all the wrong prices!!! Mez and Toby dive deep into this one, give you some examples of their own rates, and a few warning about the hidden pitfalls of valuing your work. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand design by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Sean Brokenshire and Bandit for their help in the studio. Bandit's a dog, by the way ... a bloody clever one.
39:37
October 18, 2019
Season 01, Episode 01: What's this all about?
Click Click Bang Bang is finally here!!! Hosts Mez and Toby introduce the photography podcast you've all been waiting for, and also say a thing or two about themselves. After all, who the hell are they?? You're about to find out. CREDITS: Click Click Bang Bang: A Photography Podcast is written and produced by Meredith Schofield and Toby Forage. Edited by Toby Forage Music by Simon Figliuzzi Brand by dingdingding.co Thanks also to Sean Brokenshire and Bandit for their help in the studio. Bandit's a dog, by the way ... a bloody clever one.
29:11
September 30, 2019