The thephotographerscraic’s Podcast
Back in business!

Back in business!

September 7, 2020

Episode 57: James and Ross are back after another long break and a much needed catch up on both fronts, wedding and landscapes.

Ross has his first post-lockdown wedding of the year next weekend and has been out getting back into family shoots. James has some big changes on the wedding front, namely bookings for the next 2/3years (leading to a slight change in focus….!).

They also both have very exciting news and plans on the landscape side of things. Ross has been out shooting again, getting up at 4am for some sunrises whilst up north. James has his next Faroes Workshop in 2weeks but is unsure if it’ll go ahead due to restrictions and has a VERY exciting new partnership to discuss and how he has become an ambassador for a certain camera bag brand!

We also answers some questions from our Facebook group, it has been so good to get back interacting with everyone again!

Enjoy!

 

Got any questions?  Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).

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The Soul of the Photograph with David duChemin

The Soul of the Photograph with David duChemin

July 13, 2020

Episode 56: James is join by photographer and writer David duChemin to chat about the heart and soul of photography.  

There is more to photography than just the technology  and gear.  Very rarely do we all discuss the journey and the soul of the photograph.  Strip away all the gear and technical aspect of taking a photograph and what are you left with?  We dive in to this and more, including imposter syndrome and why do we have to label ourselves?

Do you want to transcend you’re photography to a new level?  Discover the soul and reasoning behind your photography and click the links below to discover David and I HIGHLY recommend his books.

Enjoy
Got any questions? Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).

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It’s all a bit sh*t & post COVID plans!

It’s all a bit sh*t & post COVID plans!

June 18, 2020

Episode 55: James and Ross are back after almost a month off recording to discuss how things have been and more importantly what is the plan going forward post-lockdown.

There is no hiding from it, lockdown has been pretty rubbish but we try to keep it upbeat and focus on next years wedding season, dealing with the mounting workload coming up next season and how to structure pricing for “doorstep shoots”.

We also have very exciting plans (still just plans at the minute) to take a trip somewhere together!! This is not meant as click-bait but it is worth listening in til the end for!!

We have the winner of our macro competition to announce next time round too!!

Enjoy
Got any questions? Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).
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Remote portrait sessions, personal projects and almost getting kidnapped

Remote portrait sessions, personal projects and almost getting kidnapped

May 17, 2020

Episode 54: James is joined with professional portrait & wedding photographer Tommy Reynolds. This great and energetic chat about the Tommy’s remote portrait session that he does with professional photographers: STEVEN BUTLER-MATTIN https://www.instagram.com/stevenbutle... HANNAH COUZENS https://www.instagram.com/hannahcouze... ALEX BENYON https://www.instagram.com/abenyon_por... SEAN TUCKER https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ AARON ANDERSON. Using Zoom & Lumix UK tether software I wanted to give portrait photographers the ability to take a photograph the way they want, all remotely.

We chat about when people want to know when things go wrong, almost getting kidnapped and the importance of getting your personality across in video.

Socials and website

Enjoy
Got any questions? Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).

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Going loopy in Lockdown with Alistair Hamill

Going loopy in Lockdown with Alistair Hamill

May 7, 2020

Episode 53: James and Ross are joined once again by previous guest Alistair Hamill.
We try to stick to the script but after being in lockdown for 6weeks the script goes out the window pretty quickly....

We discuss coping with Covid19 restrictions, applying for financial help and how you could make money post-lockdown. Alistair has started his podcast so we question why on earth he would do such a crazy thing!! We compare microphones, shutter sounds and where will be the first place to go to shoot once lockdown restrictions are relaxed.

A reminder that the macro competition entries are due by Sunday 10th May!

Where to find Alistair:
Website & workshops: http://www.alistairhamillphotography.com/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/ahamillphotos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alistairhamillphotography

Enjoy
Got any questions? Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).

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Our website: www.thephotographerscraic.com

Tamron Ambassador Alyce Bender talks macro photography

Tamron Ambassador Alyce Bender talks macro photography

April 27, 2020

Episode 52: James and Ross are joined once again by previous guest Alyce Bender.

We discuss how since the last time we spoke, almost 45 episodes ago (!!!) Alyce has become a Tamron ambassador. She also shares her most recent project since being stuck in lockdown, macro photography. Her work has been gaining some great traction on social media and we want to know what inspires her to look so closely!!

We also have a brand new competition with a fantastic prize to announce and have an extra special guest judge!

Where to find Alyce:

Website & workshops: https://www.abenderphotography.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abenderphoto

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abenderphoto

Enjoy

Got any questions? Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).

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Enjoy

Got any questions? Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).

Lastly, we would be grateful if you could give the show some love by leaving us a (great 5*) review on iTunes, this will help other photographers find us: goo.gl/6Kam3P

The Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/thephotographerscraic

Our website:

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Finding Mindfulness in landscapes with Margaret Soraya

Finding Mindfulness in landscapes with Margaret Soraya

April 18, 2020

Episode 51: James is joined by landscape photographer Margaret Soraya. Margaret runs photography retreats in the highlands and islands of Scotland. These amazing retreats work on not only just photography but the mindfulness that photography brings. We talk about her journey from photographing weddings for 16 years to full time landscape photographer.

Where to find Margaret:

Website & workshops:https://www.quietlandscapes.co.uk/ 

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/margaretsoraya/.

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/quietlandscapes

Enjoy

Got any questions? Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).

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EP 50 - Jim Pollard on weddings with helicopters, creating your style and how home printing changes everything

EP 50 - Jim Pollard on weddings with helicopters, creating your style and how home printing changes everything

April 10, 2020

Episode 50: Woohoo! We hit our first milestone, 50 episodes and boy is episode 50 epic! Ross & James chat with Jim Pollard, one half of the super talented husband and wife team “Pollard We Are”.

Originally from the UK but after traveling the world Jim and his family settled in the beautiful New Zealand where he discovered his love for wedding photography. Although Jim and his wife Vicky are hugely successful destination wedding photographers, they are most well known around the world for jumping in helicopters and flying to the tops of mountains in NZ to create master pieces of art during a wedding day! We discuss how he does this and the hurdles he faces to capture these incredible photographs.

We also chat about the equipment they use when undertaking such a huge amount of travelling during a wedding day, his Instagram followers, Jim’s thoughts on wedding albums, his printing with his Canon Pro-222 and how he prefers to offer a single shot beautifully printed than an album. We also managed to squeeze in a quick discussion on editing and how he became associated with Dvlop preset

This is a link to the Montenegro shoot Ross discusses - some stunning lighting and an abandoned swimming pool! https://www.pollardweare.com/montenegro-wedding-andrew-alisha-kotor-montenegro/

Watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/FZUyKeL5eP0

Pollard are we details:

Website: https://www.pollardweare.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pollardweare

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jimpollardgoesclick

Enjoy

Got any questions? Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).

Lastly, we would be grateful if you could give the show some love by leaving us a (great 5*) review on iTunes, this will help other photographers find us: goo.gl/6Kam3P

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Music: Breeze by AGST https://www.epidemicsound.com/artists/agst

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What is a Coronials and no weddings till summer

What is a Coronials and no weddings till summer

March 27, 2020

Episode 49: Coronials! James, Ross & Scott get together to discuss rescheduling, re-booking and what we are all facing after Covid19 has passed! what they are all doing now that all work has dried up until the summer and your questions from our Facebook group.

We are also streaming the podcast live on our Facebook group but this will be moved to YouTube very soon.

Enjoy

Got any questions? Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).

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James & Steven save the world, sort of. Part 2

James & Steven save the world, sort of. Part 2

March 23, 2020

Episode 47: James & Steven sort of Save the world PT 2

I hope you enjoyed part 1, if not listened yet, here is the link: https://www.justjamesk.com/photographerscraic/james-steven-sort-of-save-the-world-part-1

1 of 2 hosts from the WEDDING HANGOVER PODCAST Steven Van Elk joins James during this time of complete madness in the world to discuss almost everything other than photography.

We HIGHLY recommend you check out the WEDDING HANGOVER PODCAST from the links below and if you love them as much as we do, please support them for $1 a month over at: Dustin & Steven Save The World: https://www.patreon.com/WPH

Website: https://weddinghangover.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeddingPhotoHangover

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/weddinghangover

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddingphotohangover

Enjoy

P.S Thank you to Ulices for the photo: http://www.deltorophoto.com / http://www.Instagram.com/deltorophoto

 

Got any questions? Send us your questions and thoughts on the show to hello@jameskelly.co or join our Facebook group here and leave your comments, questions or share your images (please do not bombard the page with heaps at a time).

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