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By Phlogger (Andrew Walmsley)
Phlogger is the creative genius of Andrew Walmsley, a blogger and photographer who creates tips and tricks to help fellow photographers.

"Phlogger presents" are podcasts with photographers, models and others working in the industry.

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Tooth fairies, Kevin Costner + Massacres with Quinn Jacobson
Wow, am I excited to present episode 49.  It was an absolute honour to work with the master of wet collodion, Quinn Jacobson.  If you search for wet collodion online you basically see Quinn's book and his videos, articles etc.  Not many people have published and help us the public learn about this historic process. We interview Quinn and discuss so many things, so yes its a long one (we talked for hours actually)! But this podcast does contain discussions on: Combat photography Pixelography + rise of digital Machine learning Constraints are good Photography is not art Leaving your mark Art changes the world archer,daguerre + talbot Importance of 1851 Quinn’s tattoo Family time Spectrum of light + uv Tattoo removal with wet plate Tim berners lee revived wet collodion Choosing your genre Night of broken glass Failure is good iso/aperture/shutter speed need reasons Quinn has literally just released his latest version of his book "chemical pictures" which helps you learn the technical aspect of wet collodion.  He is currently doing a special edition of 300 copies which has an extra chapter (listen to podcast for more).  At the time of the interview he had already sold over 200 so these are selling very fast and you will never see this limited work. RANDOM QUESTIONS Of course, a man of Quinn's intallect soars through our random questions, so find the relevance of Kevin Costner and tooth fairies. TIMINGS 0   - quinn’s background 7  - digital revoluiton 11  - off grid + future of photography 31  - mr archer 37  - entry to wet plate 42  - living in europe 45 - uv light/spectrum 58  - revival of wet collodion 61  - story + meaning of work 67  - mistakes + troubleshooting 72  - quinns new book 77  - random questions 89  - critique/feedback by quinn  FURTHER INFO Please do check out his links: Website - http://studioq.com/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/quinnjacobson
1:37:29
July 17, 2019
Masters, Hull + Fisherman (interview with Tobias Beachwlyd)
For episode 48 we interview a documentary photographer - something new yet again!  It's great fun interviewing people from so many different genres.  Tobias is a friendly person who likes to help others and always glad to listen to.  We recently had our trip around Hull, which you can find on my website. In this podcast we have discussed: Teaching 14-18 age group Burying film Degree + masters Hull fisherman Tips for choosing a uni Cameras lusts Kickstarter M.A.’s Kevin carter pulizter picture Tobias enjoyed his time going through our random questions, so find out: what he's doing on the last day of the planet would he dare turn of a new google app that can foresee the future will he choose truth over ignorance To find check out the show. FURTHER INFO; A walk with Tobias article - https://phlogger.co.uk/a-walk-with-tobias-beachwyld/ Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/tobias.beachwyld  Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/tobiasbeachwyld/ 
1:00:50
July 11, 2019
Interview with competition winner Barney Maguire
For episode 47 we get together with the winner of my recent competition sponsored by Kodak Alaris.  Barney Maguire's analogue submission was a superb picture and part of series of his portraiture.  As first prize he won 20 rolls of kodak film and an interview with the Phlogger. As a bonus there are some guest questions from Jon Scrimshaw at Instinctive Photography, who has commented on Barney's work and wanted to know more about him. So I'm glad to present to you, the man behind the image.  In this show (my shortest ever interview) we discuss: Lomography Gaps in film market Subject matter + modelling Rz67 mamiya Zines Influences + chroma camera Spending a £1million on cameras New zealand The smiths  TIMING 0 introduction 9 models and subject matter 13 spending on photography 17 future 19 barney questions the phlogger 22 questions from Instinctive photography 28 random questions + links  INFO Barney Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/barneymaguirephoto/ 
38:46
June 27, 2019
Garage lighting,fuji + rabbits (Gina Milicia)
 For episode 46 we travel around the globe to Australia, to interview the one, the only - Gina Milicia. Gina has been working in photography for 30 years, so is very experienced.  She has many resources on her website, including a blog, videos, presets, books and training through her gold membership.  Gina also runs a podcast called "so you want to be a photographer" with her friend Valerie Khoo.  In this edition the podcast contains: Garage lighting modifier/diffusing ideas Fuji Camera interfaces Podcasting Shooting kettles Importance of projects Sharing resources Group shots + hot sets Pooling resources Camera alliances Working with models Storyboard + working in media RANDOM QUESTIONS  Gina takes part in the random questions, so find out the relevance of: Poisons Animals Convicts TIMING 0 - garage + split lighting  11 - flash lighting advice 21 - cameras + beginner advice 24 - podcasting addicts + shooting kettles 37 - shooting projects + working with models 56 - favourite shoots 62 - inspiration 65 - random questions  LINKS   http://Ginamillicia.com https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-photographer/id957592464 https://ginamilicia.com/join-the-community/
1:21:25
June 20, 2019
Rom coms, Mamiya & University (episode 45)
This is your next episode as promised with the Charlie Tadlock.  Charlie is a 2nd year university student and an aspiring photographer from Montana, USA.  He wrote an article for the elusive Emulsive site.  After writing the article EM suggested we talk to Charlie and he was right, a lovely young guy. The idea was to get a students view of photography education following an earlier podcast with Stephen Rendall (college lecturer). It will be interesting to hear 2 separate points of view.   Do you think education is still the answer? We discuss: Education Physical vs digital Mamiya 6's Making money Advocates of film Taking opportunities Working with masters Teaching others Attic finds + hard drives We put Charlie through our random questions too, so find out: is a dog a mans best friend  what the definition of a shutter and click are the relevance of rom coms Why Dracula cant shave The language of cows If you liked the show don't forget to check out Charlie's website below. INFO Emulsive article -  https://emulsive.org/author/charlie-tadlock  Website -  https://tadlockphoto.com/ 
1:20:00
June 12, 2019
Kodak competition winners!
We finally announce the winners from the competition ran in association with Kodak Alaris.  Listen to the podcast to see who wins and who gets an "honourable mention".  Winners are notified directly and there prizes will be sent in due course. Thank you to everyone for submitting your images and showcasing what is possible.  This was my first time judging a competition alongside Andy Church of Kodak Alaris.  To pick a winner was very tough, the range of imagery was great.  Having seen street shots, abstract, portraiture and landscape was lovely - your work was extremely appreciated. To see the winning entries please see the website - phlogger.co.uk. Thanks to Andy Church of Kodak Alaris for sponsoring this competition.  If you haven't already please try Kodak products, please try them - you won't be let down.  
12:15
May 28, 2019
Project updates + holiday
A one off small episode with your host Andrew Walmsley.  In this one we discuss: Secret project washi project kodak competition studying holiday (annual leave) next podcast with Charlie Anyone still wanting to get involved in the Washi project can still sign up here.
10:23
May 26, 2019
Elephants, NGO's & cameras (interview with Juho)
For episode 44 we roam across Europe to the country of Finland.  In today's episode we catch hold of the very busy Juho from camerarescue.org and kamerastore.com Juho is a guy with ideas, challenges and ventures, which we manage to discuss.  He talks to us about the rescue project and the immense work that goes in to restoring cameras.  During this episode we talk about:   Ambitions of a teenager NGO’s Mandatory civil service Uniting European shops Failures & ventures Equipment checks Return rates of sigmas rescuing 100,000 cameras by 2020 Which cameras not to buy Building an app Education in finland Ingmar Bergman You will also learn about his love of elephants and his expertise in trivial pursuit.  So click on play and find out more. INFO Camera rescue -   http://camerarescue.org  Camera shop -  https://kamerastore.com/  Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/camerarescue.org/ 
1:01:47
May 12, 2019
24 hour charity shoot-a-thon
The phlogger brings you a special edition of phlogger presents. On the 27th April 2019, we took part in a 24 hour shoot (I only managed a few hours) in aid of the Macmillan cancer support.  The event was hosted by Jay Clark or JPC Photography and took place at the x-church in Gainsborough. The event was a day of models, photographers, hair stylists, make up artists and body/face painters from all over the country! As part of the event, we managed to interview a few people towards half way in the event and a few others days later.  They are (in order):  - Jay Clarke - Jay Brown - Ashleigh Burnett  - Lizzie Moy - Anita Robertson At the time of publishing the event raised over £900 for the charity.  Thanks to everybody involved, you were all great. INFO Photos from my shoots will be all over Instagram (@phlogger_portraits) Here are links to some of the people involved: Jay Clarke - Instagram X-church - Instagram Jay Brown - Instagram Ashleigh Burnett - Instagram Lizzie Moy - Instagram Anita Robertson - Facebook
36:34
May 1, 2019
Cyanide, musicians + tintypes - an interview with Justin Borucki
 We finally get time to spend with the rather interesting and fun Justin Borucki.  Justin is a wet plate photographer from New York in the USA. He works with musicians for his day job and shoots on the streets for fun. In this podcast we discuss: Musician photography + Dave Navarro Tintypes + wet collodion Quinn Jacobson workshops New York pop up cyanide Chemical kits Love is needed - lots of mistakes U.V light D.I.Y. darkrooms Ground hogs Find out why he would drink or give a present to Justin Bieber and why ground hogs are important! LINKS Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/justinborucki/  Website -  http://borucki.com/ 
1:20:47
April 25, 2019
Kodak competition + Retro 72 project
We bring you a brief update on the latest news from the phlogger. In this issue we discuss:  a competition where you can win film!!!   Retro 72 (new project) Secret project (quick update) Future guests What do you win? 20 x rolls (any size) of Kodak film, thanks to my partnership with Kodak Alaris.  1 x 20 minute interview with the Phlogger, that will be posted on this show Runner up gets 10 rolls of film (any size) How do you enter? The theme is "feeling", so think of something that invokes this - any subject matter at all. 1. Submit a photo (any format) using hashtag #phlogger_kodak 2. Follow - @kodakalaris, @kodakprofessional + #phlogger_analogue 3. Tag - @kodakalaris, @kodakprofessional + #phlogger_analogue Rules 1 entry per person Competition closes 15th May 2019 Open to all ages Worldwide  RETRO 72 PROJECT This is the Phlogger's latest project involving the wonderful Lomig from Washi Films.  This project involves: 1 x 72 exposure camera Tape recorder Yes we are going entirely analogue on this project and sending out a one shot camera plus a camera around the UK and France.  Each photographer gets a few shots each.  The recorder is used to list your name, where you are from and one social link.  Then you tell the next person what sort of thing you would like them to shoot. It should be lots of fun and get lots of different people together.   If you want to know more visit the website and sign up now!!!
08:11
April 22, 2019
Inventing, novels and agitation
For episode 41 we interview Tim from Stearman Press, an educator, inventor, father, husband and engineer. Tim's a fountain of knowledge, with experience in the engineering and inventing field and works out of a hangar in the USA.  We interviewed him to discuss his 5x4 developing tank (that's 4x5 to those in America) and future work too.  It's been so popular his Kickstarter made its goal in 3 days and already sold over a 1000 tanks! In this episode we discuss: crowdfunding developing teaching English novels daughters Tim Layton + printing prototyping rules of inventing agitation patience glass plates Don't miss out on the odd bit of US vs UK english ramblings too, before we move on to my random questions.  You will find out how honest Tim is! LINKS Blog - https://shop.stearmanpress.com/blogs Shop - https://shop.stearmanpress.com/ Website - https://www.stearmanpress.com/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjRLVJMO8VMrLURT5Vxmtjg
1:19:30
April 10, 2019
Phlogger update - March 2019
In this episode the Phlogger apologies for the lack of episodes this month. Update includes: kodak projects laptop Everything will be back to normal soon.
05:04
April 6, 2019
Penguins, canon and motorsport
In this episode the phlogger interviews a motorsport photographer at long last.  I'm pleased to introduce Andrew Quartley from Apex photography.  Andrew is an approachable and honest guy who has loved f1 since childhood.  He talks to us about getting involved in track day photography and helps us with a few tips too. Podcast contains: Father's Canon 300d  London to brighton Watched f1 since 6 years old Dreams of shooting f1 Brands hatch, croft, buxton, donnington circuits Editing within 24 hours shooting 7-8000 photos Colour choice for photographers Working in different weather Panning Bikes vs cars Telephone vs wide angle shots Disadvantage of full frame Penguins are for eternity, they are not pets TIMING  0   intro to andrew + getting in to motor sport 11.30  discussing accreditation + experience 20  keeping safe + shooting in all conditions 34  aspirational photographers 45  equipment choices 62  important skills + killer shot 70  random questions 82  social links etc LINKS + INFO Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/apex_photography223/ Website - https://www.apexphoto.net/
43:56
March 14, 2019
Abba, pole dancing and karate (Indrija Kustov interview)
It's been a while since we interviewed a model, so after some time i've finally tracked down the talented Indrija Kustov. Indrija is a young lady who has worked with some great photographers, make up artists and re-touchers.  Her work has been published and more than anything loves the creative side.  She is an extremely busy person working several jobs and found time for us. We discuss Living in Lithuania singing with a tribute act travelling to Cambodia prints vs digital images modelling  + working with MUA’s future plans pitfalls of group shooting martial arts how to get through long days campaign against straws Indrija’s spirit animal Who would play Indrija in her autobiography? Importance of lifeguard training TIMING 0   background to Indrija, singing and music 14  film and printing 20  starting up in modelling 27  group shooting 29  pole fitness and martial arts 36  coping with long days 39  creativity and style ideas  43  photographers and working with indrija 56  being published 58  random questions 83  social media links + future guests LINKS Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IndrijaKustovModel/ Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/indrijakustov/ Website - http://indrijakustov.com/
1:20:09
March 6, 2019
Street, disease and New York (episode 37)
For episode 37 we interview the friendly Luciano Del Buffalo.  He's a consummate street photographer from New York, who has some lovely work. Luciano has been published, he's a keen traveller and loves talking about street photography - luckily for us. In this podcast we consider: shooting close up permission for shooting working with homeless zones and tones importance of practise time of the day shooting is a disease overcoming confrontations We look at questions like: Does gear improve your work? Why trips keep you fresh Why you don't want that killer photo Luciano went under the phlogger's random questions, so find out why he would upgrade his brain and the next Leica camera. TIMING 0   how he met Dominique and Sarah + street intro 11  ethics and shooting candids 21  starting in photography wtih zones and framing 26  shooting in france + dealing with issues 30  equipment choice 36  gear and improvment 40  traveling to london and cuba 46  time of day to shoot 48  motivation 54  the shot of your life + choosing where to live 57  worst experience shooting street 66  why is street photography important 72  random questions 82  recommendation FURTHER INFORMATION Luciano Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/delbufalophoto/ Luciano website - http://www.delbufalophoto.com/
1:28:25
February 28, 2019
Polaroids, perseverance + a phoenix
Yet another analogue special, this time from Los Angeles, USA. For episode 36 we are joined by the rather friendly Michael Kirchoff. Michael runs the "cataylst interviews" website, is the editor in chief over at Analog Forever and has many other projects too!  So a very busy man, but he made time for us, so hope you enjoy. Having many years experience in the field of photography, we discuss: a Job swap with the Phlogger child hood memories Polaroid originals Type 665 polaroid Graflex xl press cameras Travel + time zones Interview techniques + research ideas Basecamp, Google docs, writing and podcasting Importance of artist statements Analog forever, blur and catalyst magazines The afterlife Upgrading your body Having a drink with Michael Jordan TIMINGS 0  -  michael’s roots in california + travelling in russia 8.15  - Photography and childhood, projects   24  - shooting commercial, landscape & architecutre  42  - blogging, writing + discussing work   53  - editor at catalyst   64  - forming interview questons, podcasting vs written interview 67  - interview tools + research 76  - update on analog forever magazine 87 - random questions 126 - links + next guest LINKS Personal website - http://www.Michaelkirchoff.com Magazine - Analogforever.com Interview site - cataylstinterviews.com Phlogger project (as mentioned)- https://phlogger.co.uk/projects/friends-portrait-2019/
2:12:38
February 14, 2019
News in brief with Paul Lefko
New from the phlogger presents, we have our very own news segment.  This is called "news in brief" and features Paul Lefko on this episode. We will take you through some recent products, gadgets, tips or people we have found and think you may like.  Please note this was recorded towards the end of 2018 but all content is still relevant. In this episode we discuss: Ektachrome File transfer product Hoxton's latest book Large format enlarger Leica theft Lomo purple film Panasonic's full frame camera Photobooth tool Video editing tool The idea behind these shows was not to care about today's or yesterday news.  But to focus on interesting elements that can help you in your workflow, help you choose suitable gear.  Paul is helping and advising  with digital photography and will provide some technical talk where needed. Don't forget the Phlogger will include products and news from the analogue world too. Hopefully many more to come soon. TIMING FOR SHOW Panasonic full frame and photokina. (1-18 mins) Ektachrome, 8+16mm movies (18 - 27 mins) Lomo purple (28 - 33 mins) Intrepid (33.30 - 42.15 Leica theft (42.15 - 47.45) Hoxton press (47.45 -51.45) Photo booth (51.45 - 54.30) File transfer (54.30 - 57.30) Video anim (58 - 1 hr) PRODUCT LINKS Beverley Jones - https://instagram.com/beverleyjjones?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=mlh8muz4azj0 Ektachrome - http://i.refs.cc/ErfJ711C Hoxton press - https://hoxtonminipress.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=684e5e05d0bc827e0e1878b00&id=51fd44be58&e=14dc74fc26 Intrepid Enlarger - https://intrepidcamera.co.uk/blog/introducing-the-intrepid-enlarger Leica theft - https://www.diyphotography.net/massive-haul-of-leica-cameras-and-lenses-stolen-from-ffordes-scotland-camera-store/ Lomo purple - https://shop.lomography.com/en/films/lomography-film/lomochrome-purple-film-35mm-5pack Viddyoze - https://viddyoze.com/join/3.0/ MORE INFORMATION Paul Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fhutowurks_by_paul_lefko/ Phlogger Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/phlogger.co.uk/
1:07:03
February 7, 2019
Tangents, unicorns & emulsive
For episode 35 we have the one and only "Em" - the genius behind the Emulsive film blog.  He has a reputation for knowing everyone on the circuit and putting the right people together. Everybody remarks what a great person he is, so stay tuned to find out if thats true. We ramble through the following subjects: London + driving in UK Patreon How to impress a girl with photography Scanning (flat + drum) Why don't digital photographers print? Large format + Copal shutters Tinkerers vs the film giants Reflex camera - marketing + funding Intrepid Jobo vs mini labs Facebook groups, social media & forums 3 years of blogging + writing Photographers day pack Idiots guides Em goes through the random questions and answers in his own unique way.  So find out about his all-in-one film processor/scanner/book/film deal application.   Who will he decide to punch - Eminem, Elvis or Eddie Murphy? TIMINGS 0   background 5  emulsive blog, film, scanning + printing 24  film camera, pricing + future   43  social media in film 54  emulsive “the platform”  72  random questions FURTHER INFORMATION Emulsive blog - https://emulsive.org/ Emulsive Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/emulsivefilm/ Emulsive Twitter - https://twitter.com/EMULSIVEfilm Phlogger portraits (discussed in podcast) - https://www.instagram.com/phlogger_portraits/ Phlogger hand made prints (discussed) - https://www.instagram.com/phlogger_analogue/ CREDIT Music - Paul Grant
1:34:41
February 2, 2019
Hitmen, flip flops & dry plates (episode 33)
Episode 33  and our first interviewee of 2019. We bring you another unique guest too, someone from the analogue world of plate photography. Jason Lane is systems engineer from the optics field who makes dry plates (glass with emulsion). During the podcast we discusss: Mr kodak eastman Dry plate vs wet plates Astro photography ADOX expansion Growth of film market Steerman press Developing with HC-110  Kickstarter + plate holders Hiring students Not sleeping  Hitmen & flip flops PODCAST TIMINGS   0   introduction to dry plates 12  Jason’s + future of pictoriagraphica   18  Victorian photography  35  how to get started with dry plate  44  selling plates 58  latest kickstarter + expansion 71  random questions 84  Contact details 89  pay it forward FURTHER INFORMATION Jason's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pictoriographica/ Jason's shop - https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/581274765/new-made-4x5-or-5x7-dry-plates-10-plates?ref=shop_home_active_4&bes=1 Jason's website -  https://www.pictoriographica.com/ German distributor - http://www.schwarzweiss-fotolabor.de/jasonlanedryplates Steerman tanks - https://shop.stearmanpress.com/collections/photography/products/sp-445-compact-4x5-film-processing-system  CREDITS Music - Paul Grant Cover art - Phlogger
1:33:23
January 22, 2019
How to stop making mistakes with film
To start off the new year we welcome back Leyton Cleveley to discuss film.  We look at some of the mistakes we have made in the past and Leyton talks us through solutions. This includes the camera, development and printing areas of film photography. This podcast contains advice on: Loading & winding isssues camera backs blank films & others chemical life touching chemicals processing + stains labelling + workflow From listening you will understand why these are important: A bottle opener Bathrooms + closets Stand development Condensation Recording your settings Thermometers Toothbrushes Towels Please don't forget to check the links for Leyton's great work: https://www.instagram.com/leytonc.agfphoto/ https://www.facebook.com/AGFPhotographyFife
1:34:56
January 15, 2019
2018 - The conclusion
Episode 33 is a one off special. The podcast thanks the guests from this year, who made the show what it is.  We are so grateful for all parties taking part including: Models - Billie Gregory, Josh Maine, Safia Pixie Digital Artists -  Sarah street; Luke Flisher; Jon from Instinctive; Jeni Lowe; James Morris; Stephen Rendall; Paul Lefko; Matt Jerrams; Dominique; Rahim Mastafa; Film artists: Leyton  Cleveley, Rachel from Little vintage, Hanna & Michael from Revolog; Lomig from Washi; Ashley Hoff; Jennifer Lawrence; Steve from Chroma; Magazines:  Bob Patterson (Street Photography Mag), Michael Behlen (Analogue Forever) Retailers: Paul from Analogue Wonderland  Also we look back at what the Phlogger got up to in 2018 and what he has planned for 2019: Have a wonderful New Year and look forward to hearing about your plans for 2019.
09:50
December 31, 2018
The best of random questions (2018)
For this episode we present a special one off edition. It's a highlight of random questions from the guests during 2018. They are not picked on any specific merits, but chosen some of those that worked well. The whole point is to think out of the box and push the guest in to a different frame of mind. The responses are what really made the questions so great. Because of these we can write more for future guests. For anyone thinking of being interviewed, take a quick listen for what you may have to face! Thanks to : Steve Lloyd (chroma camera) Paul (Analogue Wonderland) Michael Behlen (Analogue Forever) Matt Jerrams (@capital faces) Jennifer Lawrence (Jennifer Lawrence photography) Lomig Perrotin (Washi Film) Rahim Mastafa (Rahim Mastafa Photography) Hanna & Michael (Revolog films) LINKS Analogue Forever - https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/ Analogue Wonderland - http://i.refs.cc/ErfJ711C Chroma Camera - http://chroma.camera/ Jennifer - https://www.jenniferlawrencephotography.com/ Matt - https://www.instagram.com/capitalfaces/?hl=en Rahim - https://www.rahimphoto.co.uk/ Revolog films - http://www.revolog.net/en/ Washi films - http://filmwashi.com/en/
09:00
December 12, 2018
Wrestling, composites + Shredsville (interview with Rahim Mastafa)
The phlogger goes back to digital for episode 30. We interview the rather talented Rahim Mastafa who is a composite/digital art photographer. He was famous for his Sugarbox studios brand shooting people in the fitness industry. In the podcast we discuss: - Cosplay + fitness/physique - Behind the scene videos - Photoshop + composites - Weekend warriors - Tv editing - How to earn 3/4 million for a wedding - W.W.E. (wrestling) - Networking - Happy clients - Professionalism - Selling yourself - Props RANDOM QUESTIONS Find out who the new james bond is! We talk about the marmite of photography and the importance of modesty. TIMINGS 0 introduction to his work 6 self employment + professionalism 16 compistes + photoshop 21 youtube videos + teaching 27 Rahim’s background 33 influences + instagram 41 working between video to stills 43 advice for beginners 48 best part of the job 50 favourite sessions 58 tanks and helicopter props! 59 Ideas 60 Random questions 76 Links + next time LINKS Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgI_6hyP2OQ6ZhfNM-Ibbww Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rahimmastafa_photography/ PhotoBizX podcast - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-wedding-podcast/the-ultimate-portrait-and-wedding-photography-business-podcast/e/53374524 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RahimPhoto/?eid=ARAn9AOLJa6yKSRgj9MW6rgYrTVLTryULWDsSoSLyTowEi_KspZz9Xf-PYrl2_Wal_JlIT1JuTTmr03d&timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=827312579&fref=tag CREDITS Cover image by Rahim Mastafa Music by Paul Grant
1:28:31
December 5, 2018
Magnets, previous lives and chroma
As we approach the winter period it's time to talk large format. In this session, we have Steve LLoyd, the guy behind the "Chroma Kickstarter camera". Steve's a fascinating guy who loves inventing and prototyping his own cameras. He's even made backs for cameras and re-skinned them himself. He talks about his childhood full of power tools, remote control boats, cars and planes! Obviously, we chat about Kickstarter, what he has learnt and how his Chroma camera is going. Learn about: - Leica and 35mm - Cinestill 800 - large format photography - Modding mini's - Liverpool F.C. (best football team) - Magnets - Criticism - Wet plate photography - Hamish + Pixelator RANDOM QUESTIONS Steve was forced in to the random questions, so find out what he was in a previous life and why he would punch Steve Davis. So head over and give it a listen. Please support Steve's great work. INFO Steve's flicker - https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevelloyd/34078655856/in/album-72157645365252971/ Chroma website - http://chroma.camera/ Dont forget 35MMC - https://www.35mmc.com Tin plate guy - https://www.pictoriographica.com/shop.html TIMINGS 0 introduction to large format 9.30 steve’s background 27.30 chroma project 61.01 kickstarter lessons 71 random questions
1:28:14
November 22, 2018
Consistency, Ektar & volleyball (interview with Jennifer Lawrence)
For episode 28 of Phlogger presents, we have another lovely guest. Jennifer Lawrence is a film photographer from Chicago, USA. She works in the portrait/family/lifestyle world and shoots Kodak Ektar! *** we have put a break in this episode due to the length *** We discuss: - photography in schools - Ektar + portra - Canon 1d - Wont use fuji xt2 - Teaching film - Lotto winning plans - Business acumen - Shooting in the sun RANDOM QUESTIONS Jennifer is put through the questions, so find out why volleyball is important and who her favourite Batman is. TIMINGS In Part 1 0 - 9 introduction + film 10 - portrait sessions + film 40 - autofocus,children and metering 45 - favourite sessions Part 2 51 random questions 64 starting in business + being professional 85 studio work + shooting models 95 projects + teaching at film camp 113 jennifers websites and details FURTHER INO Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jenniferlawrencephoto/ Website - https://www.jenniferlawrencephotography.com/ CREDITS Music intro by Paul Grant Image by Andrew Walmsley (shot on film)
1:53:15
November 14, 2018
Infrared, white blood and aliens. An interview with Washi films.
Another great guest for you - Lomig from Washi films. Hand crafted and unique films, made by Lomig himself in France. Washi started in 2013 by Lomig, an unusual inventor who is mad on the film world. He spends a lot of time working in the dark to bring you his unique ideas. During this interview we find out about: - scratching film - Henri Fox Talbot’s invention - Origins of washi paper - Lomig's idea bank - cassette players - infrared goggles - dangers of working in the dark - Phlogger’s new idea for a film - future "paper" project Lomig wants to provide us all with films not designed for cameras and is constantly coming up with new ideas. He loved film so much he even had his wedding shot using single-use cameras. TIMINGS 0 - 1- background to Lomig (Photography is in the family) 10 -14 how Lomig got in to film 14- 20.45 the origins of washi 20.45 Lomig’s ideas + working in the dark 29.15-42.15 washi film range 42.15 - 46.15 future projects - paper and 120 46.15-60.01 film industry future 60 mins random questions FURTHER INFO Website - http://filmwashi.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/film_washi_official/?hl=en Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/669834733047409/
1:15:42
November 4, 2018
Polaroids, frog dances and nightmares (interview 26)
The phlogger presents another analogue special. In this latest episode we interview Michael Behlen from Analogforever.com. Interestingly Michael only shoots polaroids so look forward to a very different conversation. He has also produced ezines and magazines, so has experience that can help you (provides details of some useful tools aswell). Michael has a website, but it is also an outlet for analog news, contents and a real community, which will all lead to something special next year. To find out more listen to the podcast. In this one Michael discusses: - Why he doesn't like instax - why an electro magnetic pulse could save film! - Michaels idea for ezines - Michaels frog dance - the vinyl/analog cult - why intent is important - juggling family, life and work - nightmares!!! Also: - Michael is giving away polaroid cartridges RANDOM QUESTIONS Of course Michael was put through the torture of this section and did very well. Find out the relevance of nightmares and if Darwin's theory of evolution was correct. INFO To find out more about analogforever, head over to their website - https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/ To see more of Michael's project/polaroid works - http://www.dontshakeitlikeapolaroid.com/ For extra content please see my website - http://phlogger.co.uk
1:15:10
October 30, 2018
Opportunities, emotion and James Dean - an interview with a street photographer
For episode 25 we interview the one and only Dominique. She is a friendly and skilled street photographer from New York. This episode is just an introduction and outro by Dominique. The full interview is a blog article on my website which i urge you to check. In this article we discuss: - Sarah street media - Marseille and New York - emotions of street shooting - locations to shoot - children - projects and much more RANDOM QUESTIONS Dominique like everyone else was put through the questions. Listen to why James Dean is a great name for a car. INFO If you want to look at Dominique images, you can find her Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/dominique_nyc/ The interview is here - https://phlogger.co.uk
03:52
October 21, 2018
Shiny things, grapes and Fuji (interview with a street photographer)
For episode 24 we interview Matt aka #capitalfaces from Instagram. Matt is a street photographer who shoots in the London, UK. He produces video work for commercial purposes and has worked in retail with photography too. In this episode we discuss: - mail order magazines from the 80's - film cameras (Bronica's and Pentax 6x7's) - working in the USA - Video, casting and directing - Anton Corbyn and Dougie Wallace - London & snow - Street photography - gear and much more We have some interesting and fun random questions too, so check it out. Find out the relevance of grapes and why Matt couldn't get one of my questions out his mind! TIMINGS: 0 All about matt + working in video 14.15 Street photography, natural habitats and shooting close 18.50 Locations to shoot in (Morroco, Malaysia, Cambridge, Edinburgh etc) 27.15 Street photography and privacy 31.30 Film shooting on the street (Bronica, pentax 6x7, fuji) 36.30 Instagram and the social media world 40.45 Gear (olympus omd, fuji, sony menu systems) 64.00 The film movement 1hr10 Random questions FURTHER INFO: Interview with Street photography (Bob Patterson) https://streetphotographymagazine.com/get-close-and-get-out-with-matt-jerrams/ Instagram feed: https://www.instagram.com/capitalfaces/
1:25:49
October 13, 2018
Quadcopters, Hollywood & Leica's (with Paul Lefko)
For episode 21 we across the oceans and interview Paul Lefko from the sunny state of California, USA. Paul has worked as a director and photographer in the Los Angeles area covering both film and video. This is part 1 of the interview and the 2nd part will follow next. Stay tuned. We discuss: - Van Nuys and trips to America - the L.A. conspiracy - Why you should buy a Leica - Reasons to visit Scotland - Cementing contracts - Working for free - shooting actors vs models Don't forget Paul goes through the usual random questions. FURTHER INFO Paul's website - https://www.fhutowurks.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fhutowurks_by_paul_lefko/
1:11:49
October 2, 2018
Shooting cars with film
** Analogue session** *** Apologies for the audio *** For episode 20 we travel around the world to Australia. Ashley Hoff from Instagram joins us from Adelaide to discuss all things film related. In this issue: - Shooting on Bronica square format - The fun of C41/E6 cross processing - Large format including tin type - Ashley’s to do list - Why FPP podcast is worthing listening to - The learning curve of a printing project - Racing go-carts! - Custom and classic cars - Coffee and chrome car shows - Tsunamis and Shelby cobra’s INFO Please check out Ashley's instagram feed here - https://instagram.com/kustoms.on.silver/
06:30
September 24, 2018
Introduction to printing with Leyton Cleveley
We are joined by the one and only Leyton Cleveley. In this issue, we look at the skill of darkroom printing. This covers everything you need to help you get that image on to paper. We discuss important areas like: - why you should print - why it will never disappear - why printing will improve your photography - some of the costs involved Then, we move on to the functional parts like: - what a darkroom is - what basic equipment you will need - what chemicals are required - how long chemicals last - what papers are needed - how the process of printing works - important tips (like consistency) - advanced ways to increase your quality You cannot understand how beautiful and rewarding this area of photography is until you try. So get in touch, come over and try it for yourself. INFO To find out more on Leyton - www.agfphotography.co.uk
1:37:15
September 19, 2018
Phlogger news in brief - September 12th
In this new episode we talk about my new segment - news. We go through the latest happening in the photography world - both film and digital. A new segment, depending on what's going on the world will denote the schedule. So it maybe weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Time will tell. During this we discuss: - latest mirrorless by Nikon and Canon - large format cameras - Phlogger's future - Phlogger's holiday on film - Development mistake - Secret project - upcoming interviewees - co-hosting - Leyton + film Lots more coming soon...
15:05
September 12, 2018
Revolog - from experiment to zombie apocalypse
For episode 16 we interview Hanna and Michael from Revolog film. Revolog offer 35mm films that have unique effects on the negative. From patterns, to lighting, stars and faded looks. What's more amazing is Hanna and Michael do this by hand together! INTERVIEW During this session learn about the start of the company at university to its current range of 12 films! You will also: - learn Hanna+Michael's concern about university - understand why Michael should not touch microwaves - how Revolog had to try lots of brands to use initially - listen to why the f100 by Nikon is a great camera - find out why everyone loves Ilford HP5 + Portra - what a Nimslo 3d camera is RANDOM QUESTIONS Hanna and Michael obliged with the fun questions, so listen to their fun answers now. You will hear why: - why a young Michael has inside knowledge on the moon landing - food is better than the mountains during the zombie apocalypse http://www.revolog.net/en/ https://www.instagram.com/revolog_films/
1:11:26
August 24, 2018
Large format, cyanotype, photograms and film (Episode 15)
Phlogger (analogue) presents For episode 15 we delve in to the world of film again. Our special guest is Rachel from "The Sunny 16" podcast and owner of Little Vintage Photography. She talks us through: - how she set up the business - some of the formats and cameras she uses - scaling skyscapers for a recent job - slide films - the darkroom - cyanotypes and photograms - large format - pin hole work - cool analogue photography kickstarter projects - why you should name your cameras - and much more We also discuss the merits of podcasting too, before we put Rachel through a few of the infamous "random questions". Info Check out her website - http://www.littlevintagephotography.co.uk/ Check out the podcast - https://radiopublic.com/sunny-16-podcast-Wk14JQ
1:36:21
August 16, 2018
Film, King kong and Analogue Wonderland
In the latest episode we have Paul McKay from Analogue Wonderland. They are a new and great place to buy many different brands of film (180 so far). Paul tells us the background of the store, about some of the great brands they are working with. He describes some of the interesting characters who are hand making film too. We discuss 35mm, medium format and large format, including some interesting kickstarter project like this - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/416154634/cameradactyl-4x5-field-camera Part 2 In this section Paul goes through the Phloggers "random questions" section too. You can find out why Analogue wonderland will be changing their insurance tomorrow (hint - King Kong). Finally we discuss the future of film. INFO *** There is a unique 10% discount code contained within this podcast too, but you will have to listen to it to find it *** Shop - https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/ Facebook feed - https://www.facebook.com/Analogue-Wonderland-226432394584478/
1:04:45
August 7, 2018
Street photography + magazine publishing with Bob Patterson
In our latest episode (13) we are joined with publisher Bob Patterson from Street Photography magazine. Bob and the Phlogger discuss fundamental street photography questions like: How you define street photography? How do you shoot in quiet towns/cities? Does film/digital matter? What's going on with privacy? Bob provides insightful information on the magazine, including some of the street photographers featured. He also discusses the origins of the magazine, where its been and what will happen in the future. Finally Bob helps you all with some simple and practical "to do" steps for getting your work published. This includes suggestions for your first contact with a magazine/source. As Bob would say, do "good compelling work". See you next time. INFO Check out the street magazine here - https://streetphotographymagazine.com/ Itunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id609384207?mt=8 Android - http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zeen101.streetphotomag.app.android
1:10:31
August 2, 2018
Modelling, finding work and coping with the industry (Episode 12)
We are joined by the lovely Safia Pixie, a young model from the UK. In this episode we discuss how to find modelling work and how to stay safe. We cover deep subjects in life such as coping with stress and anxiety. Learn about Safia's recent modelling trips and listen to her advice for any aspiring models. We look back at previous shoots and learn about ourselves, what you want for the future and how to behave. This podcast would suit anyone looking at modelling and photographers new to model shoots too. Extras Please do check out Safia's work on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/safiapixie/ Safia's facebook page is - https://www.facebook.com/SafiaPixie/ To see her interview with the phlogger - https://phlogger.co.uk/interview-model-safia/
1:19:24
July 25, 2018
Photography degrees, education and the future
The phlogger presents the latest photography podcast. In this show we feature Stephen Rendall of Fez Photography. A renowned fashion photographer, ex-student and lecturer. Topics covered and discussed include: How photography education differs to being self-taught. Why you should look at work by Cartier-Bresson and David Bailey. Find out why Fez has tried selling his kidney. We discuss mirrorless vs DSLR. Fez suggests about the future of photography education. Please note I was suffering with a cold so I apologise for any coughing. FURTHER INFO Stephen Rendall (aka Fez Photography) work can be found: Instagram feed is https://www.instagram.com/fezphotography/ Twitter is https://twitter.com/Fez_Photography
1:09:33
July 5, 2018
Get started in wedding photography
In the latest phlogger presents, Flisher Photography and James Morris provide some useful advice. As experienced wedding photographers they guide us through some of the questions you might want to ask. How do you cope with long days? How do I practice? What equipment do I need? What about contracts? What photos does a wedding photographer take? How fast do I have to edit? When should I go for it? Between Luke and James they discuss these and many more questions in a fun and friendly manner. You will see how important experience is and how you can achieve this. CREDIT Luke Flisher (https://www.flisherphotography.co.uk/) James Morris (https://www.facebook.com/Jamesmorrisphotography1989/?ref=br_rs) Phlogger (cover art taken on medium format film camera)
1:56:15
June 21, 2018
Pushing boundaries with photography (Episode 9)
The phlogger discusses the importance of pushing boundaries with photography. He provides examples of the emotional, fiscal and experiences that will enrich your life. This is a discussion about creativity, social implications and the rewards. We gloss over technology in this podcast. Different genres discussed include fashion, portrait, wedding and motorcycle photography. More Info The wedding blog from the podcast is here - https://phlogger.co.uk/survining-wedding-shoots/ The motorcycle event information is here - https://phlogger.co.uk/rear-seat-shooting/ The charity details are here - https://phlogger.co.uk/6-steps-to-prepare-for-a-charity-shoot/
22:40
June 17, 2018
Introduction to street photography with Leyton Cleveley (episode 8)
The phlogger carries on his discussion with Leyton Cleveley. In this episode street photography is the main content, but with a mix of film too. We talk about the roots of street photography and what it is. Of course we discuss the greats like Bruce Gilden, Diane Arbus and Ansel Adams too. There is advice how to deal with conflict too. INFO Please check out Leyton's work at www.agfphotography.co.uk Intro music by Paul Grant
34:19
June 6, 2018
Episode 7 - Film photography for beginners
The phlogger presents a discussion with Leyton Cleveley on the merits of film photography. Leyton is a very experienced film photographer and often found on Facebook film groups. PART 1 Leyton discusses "range finders", zone focusing and why printing is important. Looking back at famous street photographers, we consider work by Garry Winogrand and John Free. PART 2 We discuss choosing your first film camera and the merits of shooting with Ilford Hp5 film. For those budget conscious Leyton recommends Forma film too. Leyton also provides an overview of developing without a darkroom (with Paterson tanks) and options of using companies to develop for you. He also provides example chemicals to use and explains how many varieties there are. Listen to this section for useful tips about shooting and how important patience is. INFO Please check out Leyton's work at www.agfphotography.co.uk Intro music by Paul Grant
45:09
June 2, 2018
An interview with Jeni from Signature Photography
Finally we catch up with the one and only talented Jeni Lowe from Signature. A kind lady who loves nothing more than working with babies and wedding couples. Part 1 - we find out about Jeni's roots in Lincolnshire and her passion for slippers. After looking back at the past we discuss the wedding photography field and how you separate yourself from competitors. Jeni tells us about her charity work and what she aims to achieve going forward. Part 2 - Jeni discusses why crying is important for photography. Looking at her kit she explains what is important to her. We talk out about fitness and the health advantages. Random questions - we test Jeni knowledge and humour here. She delights us with her calm and friendly answers. You learn how to eat a popular chocolate bar correctly. Listen out for advice on how to iron safely too! Find out more about Jeni at http://signaturephotography.uk.com For all the latest from us, check our website - https://phlogger.co.uk
1:17:29
May 25, 2018
Interview with a model - Josh Maine
In the latest episode of Phlogger presents, we interview Josh Maine. Josh is a UK model who is an endearing and intelligent young guy. Part 1 - we look at Josh's roots from across the atlantic and discuss his travels. Part 2 - in this section we discuss experience with photographers, modelling and the industry. We then move on to the future and find out what Josh has planned. Part 3 - Finally we have some random questions for Josh. It is worth pointing out, at no point was Josh aware of any of the questions and subject matter. Find out more about his work on Instagram @joshmaine_95 ** All credit for cover photo to Andrei Photography **
1:16:52
May 19, 2018
A chat with Jon from Instinctive Photography
The latest episode of Phlogger presents. A chat and follow up with Jon, a great photographer and friend. We discuss Jon's picture of my Bronica, family photography, stately homes, weddings, shooting techniques and much more. To find out more about Jon, check out https://www.instagram.com/instinctive_photography/ Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform to keep up to date.
49:18
May 11, 2018
A chat with Luke from Flisher Photography
This chat is a follow up to the "walk with Flisher photography" blog article on my website. In this podcast we discuss street photography, a Nikon 28-70 and sigma pro lens, wedding photography, website hacking, analogue work, portraiture and more!
1:08:03
May 3, 2018
Introduction to modelling
The phlogger presents a podcast about modelling. Today's guest was the lovely Billie Gregory who discussed an introduction to modelling. From starting up, posing, researching photographers to what you should not do. A great starting point for anyone considering this industry. Hear the thoughts from both a photographer and model's point of view.
49:52
April 25, 2018
Interview with Sarah from street media
The very first episode of Phlogger (Andrew Walmsley)!
58:23
April 19, 2018
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