Photography insights are important interviews with people in the photography industry. Each episode features a photographer, model, inventor, retailer, publisher, engineer or artist from the analogue and digital world.
Hosted by the Phlogger (Andrew Walmsley) who provides a casual, but intelligent insight into their work and life. All guests are subjected to my infamous "random questions" and the pay it forward recommendation scheme.
Keep up to date with photography insights on our website (phlogger.co.uk) and Instagram@phlogger.co.uk
Welcome to episode 57 of photography insights, the show that interviews people in the photography industry. Today we speak with Nick Brandreth from the George Eastman Museum in New York. We learn about his role there as a specialist and he provides some background on the museum.
Nick’s a fun, energetic and motivated guy, that helps everyone learn, as you will tell from the show.
You will find information including:
Eddy adams workshop
Musc with Clay + Justin
Make your own dry plates
Eastman kodak + museum
Ww2 + kodak
Moon landing camera
Nick’s lab + office
Importance of printing
End of the USB
Digital great teaching tool
Workshops + training
camera + Moon landing camera
Nick’s lab + office
Importance of printing
End of the USB
Digital great teaching tool
Workshops + training
Nick kindly answers our random questions so find out
- when the robots will take over
- Nick takes the matrix pill
- who he would like to punch
Eastman museum - https://www.eastman.org/
Nick Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nick.brandreth
Nick Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nickbrandreth
Nick website - https://www.nickbrandreth.com/
Please do check out the museum.
Don’t forget to check out the website phlogger.co.uk
Instagram feed - https://www.instagram.com/phlogger.co.uk/?hl=en
Itunes review - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/phlogger-andrew-walmsley/id1379816844?mt=2
For episode 56 our interview insights looks at Calvin Chinthaka, an amazing fashion photographer from London. Calvin uses both digital and film to support his work, which also includes cinematography too!
He puts a lot of time, research and planning in to shoots, which shows in his work. It's great to see someone using different mediums, from his current Sony's to his Pentax 6x7 film camera.
Calvin talks us to about how he beat 2500 applicants to attend the famous London College of Fashion, whats involved there and how it helped his career.
Look out for the podcast, which also discusses:
Why workshops are useful
Practise makes perfect
Film festivals + cinematography
Sets + collaborating
Sri Lanka heritage
Fashion industry changes
Research for shots
Printing large (3ft)
0 - intro to Calvin + applying for uni
9 - workshops
14 - making your mark
18 - collaboration
22 - creative directing, Sri Lanka
36 - planning equipment
39 - favourite cameras + lenses
44 - future
56 - recommendations
58 - links
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fashion_calvin/
Website - https://www.chinthaka.co.uk/
Dont forget to keep looking for more episodes, blog articles, galleries and resources:
Blog - phlogger.co.uk
Itunes reviews - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/phlogger-andrew-walmsley/id1379816844?mt=2
For episode 55 of Photography insights, we interview an alternative male model called Marius. Okay that's not his real name, but his modelling alias, but that's what is important and who everybody hires.
I've worked with Marius a couple of times at recent charity group shoots in Lincolnshire and he's a great guy. He has the character, the laughs and professionalism. Marius works in the goth style so is normally associated with a vampire. Knowing this I asked him to portray this for my corpse bride wedding scene, he would be the evil vampire! He played this role so well and it was then great to work with him again a few months later where we did some dark and low key shots.
In this one we discuss:
reputations + purpleport
Trade for prints
Influences of music
Max payne +matrix
When to say no
Communications + reliability
Alternative model of year
0 intro to marius + comic book ideas
4 working with photographers
10 start of modelling career
23 gothic style +ideas
34 reputations, safety + shoots
49 random questions
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/steven.walsh.37
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/marius_walsh/
Jay Good Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jason.good.378
Phlogger Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/phlogger_photos/
Phlogger website - https://phlogger.co.uk/
Welcome to episode 54 (i think), which features the one and only Dawn, wife of the phlogger! You've recently had the pleasure of her intro's rather than my dulcit tones, so thought it would be nice for her to join me.
In this episode we discuss:
Podcasts guests coming soon
So you may have noticed a change in the name to "Photography insights - important industry reviews", this is to try and hone my SEO skills! Yes i'm trying to appeal to more people and get the message out about what we are doing. It would be great to spread the word, share knowledge and for people to listen to these amazing people. It's truly an honour each time for someone to spend their precious time and impart what they do and have learned with us all. The episodes will be named to show relevance to the interviewee too going forward, so if anyone is searching for them, hopefully one day the podcast will show in the Google!
Yes I never stop planning guests, sometimes they happen all at once and I'm trying to find time to edit and spend time perfecting things behind the scenes for you. I'm in talks with some great people so keep watching the Twitter (https://twitter.com/mraiwalmsley)and Facebook feeds (https://facebook.com/phlogger.co.uk/). Not all may happen but we will see, i'm keeping positive. I do have a long list of people and strive to look at different genres and types in the industry where possible. I want to keep it fresh and bring different minds in and keep you all motivated.
On the blogging front we've recently had an amazing guest post by David Hochleitner (https://phlogger.co.uk/how-to-shoot-colour-infrared-film-by-david-hochleitner/) all about shooting colour infra red on film. It's a great read, with a clear guide how David works and how to use the film. He provides a great insight in to this interest ex-surveillance film.
Their is also an article by myself on shooting your first wedding called "how to survive your first solo wedding". I've gone through the experiences from my shoot, how I planned and prepared for this. I talk about equipment choices, failures and how to cope with anxiety. Yes I shot film too on my first wedding, which all worked out nice in the end!
Instagram - main blogging feed is still https://www.instagram.com/phlogger.co.uk
Instagram - my images are now on on https://www.instagram.com/phlogger_photos/
It's been great to get hold of someone who is going to work alongside me about street photography. Finally I've met another person with the interest, intellect, skill and personality to work as a team. There will be big changes for my street group and what will come in the future. For those interested it can be found here https://www.facebook.com/groups/pavementsphotography
I would like to remind everyone to leave an iTunes review as always - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/phlogger-andrew-walmsley/id1379816844?mt=2
Thanks to my wife for helping with intro's and who knows what will happen for the future. She has a lovely voice and talented with her crafts.
See you all next time.
John and Coleen Graybill help run the Curtis legacy foundation and their other business Mountain Spirit photo. John is a direct descendant of Edward Curtis, a photographer from the late 1800’s/early 1900's who famously photographed the native Americans. John’s foundation is key to protecting and showcasing the work of this photographer.
If you don’t know who he was, then dont worry, keep listening, but in short he took thousands of dry plate photographs over a 30 year period. Because of his subject matter, it was important work in terms of culture and history.
Please do listen in to this interview, you find will out about how John & Coleen are attempting to photograph the descendants of the original subjects too, using the same techniques (Descendants project).
So stayed tuned to learn about JP Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt, General Custer and how history was re-written.
We also discuss:
Quinn Jacobson & Jason lane
Persecution of Native Americans
Edward curtis life
JP Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt + General Custer
The history book lies
$150 horse fees
Sacrifices of an artist
How to scare a bear
0 intro + friendships
7 toolsets,intentions+ art
14 edward curtis and his life
22 Curtis research of native american
33 fear in Alaska at devils island
40 divorces,children + hollywood
49 descendants project
61 culture changes
76 random questions
Please do check out their amazing work and sign up for their newsletter!
Mountain Spirit website - http://www.mtnspiritphoto.com/descendants
Curtis foundation website - https://www.curtislegacyfoundation.org/
For episode 52 we welcome Adam Sandy, a rather talented cinemaphotographer from the UK.
Studying visual effects
Collaborating with Instinctive photography
Movies on roll film
Recommendations + friendships
Specialising + niches
Differences with videography + stills
0 - university + starting in videography
9 - editing
24 - loneliness of being self employed
28 - collaboration
53 - random questions
I'm very honoured to present our next guest, who will be the least youngest person I've interviewed!
Since its the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, I've got hold of Robert Shanebook who worked for Kodak. Not only did he join the biggest film company in the world, but he was part of the team who built the camera used on the Appollo space missions! Yes I'm talking about the camera that filmed Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong!!!
Robert is the only remaining member of the team from 1969, due to the age differences of his colleagues (he was only 21). He has had amazing career with Kodak and published 2 editions of his book.
Started shooting at 14 with commercial studio shooting 4x5!!
volunteering at Kodak museum
Only team member alive
Ektachrome to t-max
Travelling the world
Mr Hasselblad worked at Kodak!
Banned from releasing book
Kodak made coating plant each decade up to 2000
Rochester had 60,000 employees!
How to shoot in space
Astronauts objected to camera
Kodak customers & complaints
21 - infrared
28 - the book
43 - kodak alaris + distribution of film
48 - appollo mission camera
60 - price of posting from the moon
65 - kodak customer service
Roberts book - "making kodak film" - http://www.makingkodakfilm.com/Ordering.html
Kodak Eastman museum - https://www.eastman.org/
Well folks we made it to episode, so that also means a year of podcasting. For this one I wanted to have a relaxing chat with some of my prior guests and get an update to what has happened.
It's been an amazing, emotional and hard working lesson in life. I've met some very interesting characters around the world whom I now call friends. From my early days of just using my mobile phone and playing with different ways of recording, i've settled down in to something custom built by myself. This now allows me live video with my guests, which helps us with the conversation and allows me to see emotion. Once I've converted this to audio I can then present the important part of our conversations.
For this show we have:
Paul McKay from Analogue Wonderland
Jon Scrimshaw from Instinctive Photography
Jason "speed plates" Lane of Pictoriographica
Steve Lloyd from Chroma Camera
Paul Lefko from L.A.
EM from emulsive.org
Yes this did take some planning and took a fair bit of time to get this episode ready for you. Everybody on the show has interesting news since their podcast interviews and due listening to in their own right. In summary we discuss:
Kickstarter + plate holders
origin of random questions
To mix this up everybody was invited to ask the Phlogger questions for a change. One of my guests tries his hand at a new way to answer the questions too! But find out:
Phlogger's embarrassing accident
origin of random questions
why i'm an honorary scouser
my favorite film
I'm a humble person who loves to celebrate the work of other people, hopefully you will enjoy listening to our guests. I really can't thank you all for joining in this one off show. A couple of people had to cancel or couldn't make it, so a shout out to Dominique in New York, Leyton in Scotland and Ashley in Australia.
I'm nothing without my wonderful guests, each one has inspired me in a different way, each one has shown compassion and an insight in to their personality. It is great to say many have remained friends and the Phlogger will always follow their work and showcase where possible.
Finally thanks to all you listeners too, i'm nothing without you and hope you get something out of the show. My aims are to help educate people about other processes and genres of photography. It's important they remain fun but also show the personality of the person, its these insights that resonate within me.
0 mins - Paul McKay (Analogue Wonderland)
23 mins- Jon Scrimshaw (Instinctive Photography)
37 mins - Jason Lane + Steve Lloyd
66 mins - Paul Lefko
79 mins - EM (emulsive.org)
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:
Pixelography + rise of digital
Constraints are good
Photography is not art
Leaving your mark
Art changes the world
archer,daguerre + talbot
Importance of 1851
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.
Of course, a man of Quinn's intallect soars through our random questions, so find the relevance of Kevin Costner and tooth fairies.
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
Please do check out his links:
Website - http://studioq.com/
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/quinnjacobson
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
Degree + masters
Tips for choosing a uni
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.
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/
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:
Gaps in film market
Subject matter + modelling
Influences + chroma camera
Spending a £1million on cameras
9 models and subject matter
13 spending on photography
19 barney questions the phlogger
22 questions from Instinctive photography
28 random questions + links
Barney Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/barneymaguirephoto/
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:
Importance of projects
Group shots + hot sets
Working with models
Storyboard + working in media
Gina takes part in the random questions, so find out the relevance of:
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
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?
Physical vs digital
Advocates of film
Working with masters
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.
Emulsive article - https://emulsive.org/author/charlie-tadlock
Website - https://tadlockphoto.com/
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.
A one off small episode with your host Andrew Walmsley. In this one we discuss:
holiday (annual leave)
next podcast with Charlie
Anyone still wanting to get involved in the Washi project can still sign up here.
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
Mandatory civil service
Uniting European shops
Failures & ventures
Return rates of sigmas
rescuing 100,000 cameras by 2020
Which cameras not to buy
Building an app
Education in finland
You will also learn about his love of elephants and his expertise in trivial pursuit. So click on play and find out more.
Camera rescue - http://camerarescue.org
Camera shop - https://kamerastore.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/camerarescue.org/
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.
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
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
New York pop up
Love is needed - lots of mistakes
Find out why he would drink or give a present to Justin Bieber and why ground hogs are important!
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/justinborucki/
Website - http://borucki.com/
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)
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
1 entry per person
Competition closes 15th May 2019
Open to all ages
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
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!!!
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:
Tim Layton + printing
rules of inventing
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!
Blog - https://shop.stearmanpress.com/blogs
Shop - https://shop.stearmanpress.com/
Website - https://www.stearmanpress.com/
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjRLVJMO8VMrLURT5Vxmtjg
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/
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.
Living in Lithuania
singing with a tribute act
travelling to Cambodia
prints vs digital images
modelling + working with MUA’s
pitfalls of group shooting
how to get through long days
campaign against straws
Indrija’s spirit animal
Who would play Indrija in her autobiography?
Importance of lifeguard training
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
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IndrijaKustovModel/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/indrijakustov/
Website - http://indrijakustov.com/
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
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.
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
54 the shot of your life + choosing where to live
57 worst experience shooting street
66 why is street photography important
72 random questions
Luciano Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/delbufalophoto/
Luciano website - http://www.delbufalophoto.com/
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
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
Upgrading your body
Having a drink with Michael Jordan
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
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/
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:
File transfer product
Hoxton's latest book
Large format enlarger
Lomo purple film
Panasonic's full frame camera
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)
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/
Paul Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fhutowurks_by_paul_lefko/
Phlogger Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/phlogger.co.uk/
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
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
Jobo vs mini labs
Facebook groups, social media & forums
3 years of blogging + writing
Photographers day pack
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?
5 emulsive blog, film, scanning + printing
24 film camera, pricing + future
43 social media in film
54 emulsive “the platform”
72 random questions
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/
Music - Paul Grant
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
Growth of film market
Developing with HC-110
Kickstarter + plate holders
Hitmen & flip flops
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
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
Music - Paul Grant
Cover art - Phlogger
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
blank films & others
processing + stains
labelling + workflow
From listening you will understand why these are important:
A bottle opener
Bathrooms + closets
Recording your settings
Please don't forget to check the links for Leyton's great work:
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.
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)
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/
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)
- Happy clients
- Selling yourself
Find out who the new james bond is! We talk about the marmite of photography and the importance of modesty.
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!
60 Random questions
76 Links + next time
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
Cover image by Rahim Mastafa
Music by Paul Grant
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.
- Leica and 35mm
- Cinestill 800
- large format photography
- Modding mini's
- Liverpool F.C. (best football team)
- Wet plate photography
- Hamish + Pixelator
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.
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
0 introduction to large format
9.30 steve’s background
27.30 chroma project
61.01 kickstarter lessons
71 random questions
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 ***
- photography in schools
- Ektar + portra
- Canon 1d
- Wont use fuji xt2
- Teaching film
- Lotto winning plans
- Business acumen
- Shooting in the sun
Jennifer is put through the questions, so find out why volleyball is important and who her favourite Batman is.
In Part 1
0 - 9 introduction + film
10 - portrait sessions + film
40 - autofocus,children and metering
45 - favourite sessions
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
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jenniferlawrencephoto/
Website - https://www.jenniferlawrencephotography.com/
Music intro by Paul Grant
Image by Andrew Walmsley (shot on film)
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.
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
Website - http://filmwashi.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/film_washi_official/?hl=en
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/669834733047409/
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
- Michael is giving away polaroid cartridges
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.
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
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
- projects and much more
Dominique like everyone else was put through the questions. Listen to why James Dean is a great name for a car.
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
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!
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
Interview with Street photography (Bob Patterson)
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.
- 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.
Paul's website - https://www.fhutowurks.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fhutowurks_by_paul_lefko/
** 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
Please check out Ashley's instagram feed here - https://instagram.com/kustoms.on.silver/
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.
To find out more on Leyton - www.agfphotography.co.uk
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
- Leyton + film
Lots more coming soon...
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!
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
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
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".
Check out her website - http://www.littlevintagephotography.co.uk/
Check out the podcast - https://radiopublic.com/sunny-16-podcast-Wk14JQ
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
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.
*** 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/
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.
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
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.
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/
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.
Stephen Rendall (aka Fez Photography) work can be found:
Instagram feed is https://www.instagram.com/fezphotography/
Twitter is https://twitter.com/Fez_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.
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)
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.
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/
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.
Please check out Leyton's work at www.agfphotography.co.uk
Intro music by Paul Grant
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.
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.
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.
Please check out Leyton's work at www.agfphotography.co.uk
Intro music by Paul Grant
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
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 **
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.
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!
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.