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Join us every week for in depth discussions with New Zealand's top image makers. Whether you're an industry professional or an aspiring amateur, you'll be able to learn from the best in the business like never before.

Host: Ben Journee
Intro Music: Here we go again (Instrumental) by Floyd Wonder
Musicbed Sync ID: MB01SBCH1AFSTVQ

Canon Conversations Canon New Zealand

    • Visual Arts

Join us every week for in depth discussions with New Zealand's top image makers. Whether you're an industry professional or an aspiring amateur, you'll be able to learn from the best in the business like never before.

Host: Ben Journee
Intro Music: Here we go again (Instrumental) by Floyd Wonder
Musicbed Sync ID: MB01SBCH1AFSTVQ

    The Business of Photography ft. Commercial Food Photographer Nick T

    The Business of Photography ft. Commercial Food Photographer Nick T

    Todays topic probably comes up the most when I ask photographers what they'd want to hear from a podcast episode, and that doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

    Running a business, knowing what to charge, thinking about contracts and formal processes are things that creative people naturally have blocks with and yet they are essential to turn our passion into a stable, lifelong career.

    Today I'm talking with commercial food photographer Nick T and getting him to shed some light on these often neglected subjects.

    Notepads at the ready fam, there's lots to learn!

    • 35 min
    Stranger than Fiction ft. Documentary Filmmaker Jenny Gao

    Stranger than Fiction ft. Documentary Filmmaker Jenny Gao

    This week we're diving head first into the inspiring world of documentary filmmaking with filmmaker Jenny Gao.

    Jenny currently has two funded short documentaries in production and I chat with her about her journey with filmmaking and some of the lessons she's learned so far.

    This episode is perfect for anyone who has been interested in making docos but hasn't known how to get started. We talk about funding, how to find a story and how to find your voice as a director.

    Host: Ben Journee
    Guest: Jenny Gao

    • 38 min
    The Power of Storytelling ft. Camilla Rutherford

    The Power of Storytelling ft. Camilla Rutherford

    Storytelling is a bit of a buzz word lately but as photographers we need to see through the hype and know that the craft of storytelling is as much a part of photography as knowing how to use your camera. What lens you use, how high or low you put your camera, what you include in your frame and what you leave out are all pieces in the puzzle that help communicate clearly to the viewer what you're trying to say.

    Host: Ben Journee
    Guest: Camilla Rutherford

    • 41 min
    The Beauty of Constraints ft. Formula 1 Photographer Darren Heath

    The Beauty of Constraints ft. Formula 1 Photographer Darren Heath

    Creativity comes from constraints, any creative will tell you that. On today’s show I’m talking with Darren Heath, a Formula1 photographer who’s spent the last 32 years capturing the sport in an increasingly creative and unique way.

    Creativity comes from constraints, any creative will tell you that. On today’s show I’m talking with Darren Heath, a Formula 1 photographer who’s spent the last 32 years capturing the sport in an increasingly creative and unique way.

    Settle in because there is so much to learn from Darren and his work.

    Host: Ben Journee
    Guest: Darren Heath

    • 46 min
    Mastering Colour ft. Chasewild's Cameron Thorp

    Mastering Colour ft. Chasewild's Cameron Thorp

    Welcome to the very first episode of Canon Conversations!
    On today’s show we’re talking with wedding photographer Cameron Thorp from Chasewild about all things colour.
    As photographers we are able to control colour in our compositions in the same way we control focus, or light, or subject matter but it’s a skill that often comes later in our photographic journeys. Being able to see colour, understand how contrast, saturation and temperature can help to lead our eye through a composition are all vital skills for image makers both when we are holding our camera and when we are at our computer editing…
    So sit back and enjoy our very first episode! And tell us @canon.nz which photographers and topics you’d love to see featured next!

    Difficulty level: Intermediate/Advanced
    (We’ll be labelling each episode with a suggested skill level to help you find the episodes that will be perfect for you, but we think you’ll be able to learn something from each episode no matter your skill level)

    Chasewild have some great resources for photographers who want to learn more specifically about Lightroom and post-processing over on their website here: www.chasewild.com/journal

    Guest: Cameron Thorp - Chasewild
    Host: Ben Journee - Video Lab

    • 34 min
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