29 episodes

Featuring interviews with some of the world's best wedding photographers - sharing tips, advice, backstories and more, all in a very relaxed and friendly manner. Each photographer has so much to share, and so many stories to tell - practical, inspiring, and often very funny, this is a wedding photography podcast with heart.

This is Reportage Podcast Alan Law

    • Business
    • 5.0, 33 Ratings

Featuring interviews with some of the world's best wedding photographers - sharing tips, advice, backstories and more, all in a very relaxed and friendly manner. Each photographer has so much to share, and so many stories to tell - practical, inspiring, and often very funny, this is a wedding photography podcast with heart.

    29: This is Alison Bounce

    29: This is Alison Bounce

    Super excited to have the fab Alison Bounce with us for episode 29 of the This is Reportage Podcast! Winner of no less than 12 Reportage Awards, Alison is not only one of the best wedding photographers in France, but she's also a brilliant underwater photographer too, something which we dive into (sorry, had to do that pun!) - amongst many other things - on the episode today.

    Stick with us as Alison shares all about:

    • how she went from being a firefighter to photographer,
    • how she's currently dealing with the pandemic,
    • her thoughts on weddings themselves and why she likes photographing them,
    • her first ever wedding,
    • how she got into underwater photography (after initially being scared of water!),
    • her favourite TV series,
    • advice for entering our awards (Alison was a judge for us in Collection 6)
    • an amusing story behind one of her recent Reportage Awards,
    • how her cat has changed her life,
    • top tips for starting out in the industry,
    • giving at workshops and receiving in return,
    • the bloody tale of what happened after one of her Reportage Awards,
    • why moment trumps composition and light,
    • what annoys her about the industry,
    • shy she doesn't like to book weddings too long in advance,
    • what makes her happy,
    • her thoughts on second shooters and why it's important they meet the couple beforehand,
    • the most challenging aspect of wedding photography,
    • and much more...

    There's also a full transcript of our interview with Alison at https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-29-this-is-alison-bounce/, as well as the specific Reportage Awards she talks about in the episode, more examples of her work, and links to her websites, too.

    To join us at This is Reportage vist https://thisisreportage.com/

    • 57 min
    28: This is Peter Geluk

    28: This is Peter Geluk

    Delighted to be bringing you the fantastic Peter Geluk for episode 28 of the This is Reportage Podcast! One half of Love Rules, Pete shoots with his wife Mitzy, and they were both in our Top 100 Photographers of 2019 list with a plethora of awards between them.

    Pete shares so much with us today, including:

    • how he's coping with the pandemic,
    • how a certain scary event led him to be in business with his wife,
    • the benefits of shooting as a husband and wife team,
    • the reason why he's found himself shooting less frames per wedding,
    • a great tip to increase your patience and concentration,
    • what he'd do if he won the lottery,
    • what 'being successful' means to him,
    • how being a wedding photographer has had an effect on his character,
    • the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards,
    • why its vital to know your clients beforehand,
    • his first ever paid wedding,
    • his advice if you're not feeling happy with your work or career point,
    • mentoring and feelings of responsibility,
    • a massive tip for a piece of software he couldn't do without,
    • having a videographer as part of the team and tips on working with them,
    • why they chose to downsize,
    • his creativity journey,
    • and much more...

    There's also a full transcript of our interview with Peter at https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-28-this-is-peter-geluk/, as well as the specific Reportage Award he talks about in the episode, more examples of his work, and link to his website, too.

    To join us at This is Reportage vist https://thisisreportage.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    27: This is Tyler Wirken

    27: This is Tyler Wirken

    Honoured to bring you the one and only Tyler Wirken for episode 27 of the This is Reportage Podcast! Known - rightly so - as one of the best documentary wedding photographers in the world, Tyler has an incredible amount of accolades and awards, and, with a vast amount of expertise and experience, has long been teaching and mentoring photographers worldwide.

    We'll also be having a Facebook Live with Tyler soon, where you'll be able to ask him anything about what he says on the Podcast, or just any questions at all - stay tuned to our social media channels (https://www.facebook.com/thisisreportage/
    & https://www.instagram.com/thisisreportage/) to find out when this will be.

    Tune in to the episode today as Tyler shares so much, including:

    • his thoughts on Vegas and shooting an elopement there,
    • the ethics of photojournalism and the documentary approach,
    • one of his big regrets (but why he's also glad he did it when he did),
    • how social media has changed the perception of weddings,
    • his documentary approach, and how that has evolved over his 18 years of shooting,
    • documentary vs 'play it safe',
    • the importance of diversification and having an exit plan,
    • a day he'd like to re-live over and over again,
    • why he loves adversity,
    • life lessons from his Dad and how they've affected his photography,
    • his Wirkshoppers Facebook group where he's delivering lots of free content,
    • his Netflix recommendations,
    • moments of embarrassment in his life,
    • why it's essential for him to meet his clients before the wedding,
    • his top tips for better documentary wedding photography,
    • the most important picture he's ever taken,
    • and much more...

    There's also a full transcript of our interview with Tyler at https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-27-this-is-tyler-wirken/ where you can also see examples of his work, links to his websites, and a link to the Wirkshoppers Facebook group he talks about in the episode.

    To join us at This is Reportage vist https://thisisreportage.com/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    26: This is Dominique Shaw of York Place Studios

    26: This is Dominique Shaw of York Place Studios

    The fab Dominique Shaw of York Place Studios is our guest for episode 26 of the Podcast! With a whopping 13 TiR Awards under her belt - including 6 Story Awards - Dom has been on our Top Photographers of the Year list for the past two years in a row and, alongside her brother Liam, forms the inimitable duo that is York Place Studios.

    As well as this Podcast episode today, we'll be having a Facebook Live with Dom within the next week or so, where you'll be able to ask her anything about what you've heard her say in the episode today, or just any questions at all. Keep an eye out on our social media channels (https://www.facebook.com/thisisreportage/ and https://www.instagram.com/thisisreportage/) for the exact time and date.

    Stick with us today as Dom shares all about:

    • how she's been coping with the pandemic,
    • the very beginnings of her business and buying the studio,
    • what it's like working with her brother (Liam Shaw),
    • the first wedding she shot at just 16 years old
    • studying photography,
    • how she built her style; the unique style of York Place Studios,
    • her love of Fujifilm,
    • what makes her happy,
    • the roles they have in their business and how well they get on with each other,
    • tips for getting into street photography and how the affect that had on their style,
    • the videography arm of York Place Studios and working with videographers in general,
    • her favourite lens,
    • her top tips for layering,
    • behind the scenes of one of her specific Reportage Awards,
    • the importance of capturing the small moments,
    • tips on shooting without flash,
    • her advice on Story Awards,
    • and much more...

    For a full transcript of this episode, and to see lots of Dom's work (including the specific Reportage Award she talks about) head to https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-26-this-is-dominique-shaw-of-york-place-studios

    To join us at This is Reportage vist https://thisisreportage.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    25: This is Steve Gerrard

    25: This is Steve Gerrard

    Honoured to welcome the fab Steve Gerrard on to the Podcast for episode 25! As well as being a brilliant wedding photographer, Steve is also massively known as a music lover, having been a successful DJ himself, and having also photographed hundreds of bands all over the world. That's why, for this episode, we've had a special 'theme' - a totally original (!) theme which we've called 'Marooned Mp3s'. Steve had to think of just eight songs that he would choose to have with him if he found himself marooned somewhere, such as a desert island...

    So, as well as all the usual chat about photography and life, you can listen to all of Steve's music choices at https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-25-this-is-steve-gerrard/, as we have embedded YouTube videos of all of his chosen tracks there (as well as a full transcript, as we do for all our wedding photography podcast episodes)

    Stick with us today as Steve shares all about:

    • living with a famous name,
    • why he doesn't like sleep,
    • his past life as a DJ touring the world, and how he got into weddings,
    • the time he went record shopping with Guns n' Roses,
    • a surprising fact about him that most people would be surprised to know,
    • the relocation of his entire business and life from England to Canada,
    • some SEO nuggets of advice,
    • how the wedding industry differs between England and Canada,
    • what's been the most effective in terms of marketing,
    • how his music photography influenced the way he shoots weddings,
    • one of his quite famous/infamous images (the traffic cones portrait),
    • how a specific song massively impacted his life,
    • some film recommendations for lockdown,
    • his 'driving to a wedding' song of choice,
    • his podcasts of choice,
    • outsourcing,
    • and much more...

    For a full transcript, and to join us at This is Reportage, head to our website at https://thisisreportage.com/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    24: This is Us: Photographers on Coronavirus

    24: This is Us: Photographers on Coronavirus

    So excited to be releasing an extra special episode of the This is Reportage Podcast today! Instead of featuring a single guest, we have an incredible 47...! That's right; we're honoured to be featuring 47 of our members - tune in to hear wedding photographers from all over the world talk about how they're dealing with the current pandemic, from advice on handling postponements, to suggestions on what to watch on Netflix; business tips to motivational mantras, and really everything in between. It's so great to hear their voices and listen to their thoughts; we hope this wide variety of opinions helps and inspires you.

    Thanks to the following This is Reportage members for contributing: Adam Johnson, Sven Soetens, Lauren McGee, Rob Rickman, Simon Biffen, Martin Hecht, Toni Darcy, Steve Wheller, Niklesh Malkani, Andrew Billington, Olly Knight, Gaelle Le Berre, Adam Lowndes, Julien Laurent-Georges, Laurentiu Nica, Melissa Ouwehand, Sasha Lee, Rossi Mechanezidis, Daphne Matthys, Amy Barton, Bogdan Chircan, Ally Stuart, Anna Wood, Linda Bouritius, Damion Mower, Peter Geluk, Marek Troszczynski, John Nelson, Ash Davenport, Michael Freas, Sophie Callewaert, Phil Salisbury, Lewis Fackrell, Kim Burrows, Jill Streefland, Sonal Dalmia, Citlalli Rico, Matt Badenoch, Carrie Davenport, Alexa Poppe, Yvonne Vaughan, Samo Rovan, Olivier Bolte, Joao Lourenco, Fille Roelants & Jay Doherty.

    For a full transcript, and to join us at This is Reportage, head to our website at https://thisisreportage.com/

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

jessyarwood ,

Great podcast

Alan has a lovely calming voice too

amweddings ,

Great Podcast!!

I've listened to all 10 of these podcast episodes so far and they're all good! It's great to get an insight into the minds and lives of such amazing wedding photographers. Just subscribe and listen whilst you edit!

Patrick M and G ,

Fantastic podcast

I have loved listening to all the This Is Reportage podcasts - a fantastic array of wedding photographers from all over the globe have been interviewed. Each give a unique insight into our industry and in particular, documentary wedding photography. I would highly recommend listening to these podcasts and I look forward to hearing new episodes in 2020. Keep up the great work Alan Law.

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