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Hosted by Kyle McDougall, The Contact Sheet is a photography podcast born out of a desire to connect with other artists and explore their work and approach and the realities that come with the pursuit of a craft (a.k.a the peaks and the valleys). While the show does focus largely on the world of film photography, it's not limited to it.
Find out more at www.contactsheetpodcast.com
Follow the show on Instagram: @contactsheetpodcast 
Follow Kyle on Instagram: @kyle__mcdougall 

The Contact Sheet Kyle McDougall

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 102 Ratings

Hosted by Kyle McDougall, The Contact Sheet is a photography podcast born out of a desire to connect with other artists and explore their work and approach and the realities that come with the pursuit of a craft (a.k.a the peaks and the valleys). While the show does focus largely on the world of film photography, it's not limited to it.
Find out more at www.contactsheetpodcast.com
Follow the show on Instagram: @contactsheetpodcast 
Follow Kyle on Instagram: @kyle__mcdougall 

    Have things become too extreme?

    Have things become too extreme?

    Hey everyone, for today's solo episode, I want to focus on something that was inspired by a recent Q&A that I did on my Instagram—and that is talking about extremes.
    One of the most common answers, when I asked people what their biggest challenge is with their photography, was that they suffer from things like imposter syndrome, lack of satisfaction, comparison, and lack of energy. IMO, these are things that are often caused by us living in the extremes—where we pick apart every little thing we do and label it as amazing or a total failure. And that also applies to how we view ourselves when it comes to things like our capabilities, worth, talent, and so on. 
    Anyways, just a quick episode today, but I hope it helps you in one way or another!
    Also, if you're interested in signing up for my 'Field Notes'—which is a bi-weekly email series that touches on more topics like this one—you can do that here: http://eepurl.com/hfQ9jz. 
    As always, I'd love to hear from you, so shoot me some feedback or suggestions for episodes moving forward. 
    Cheers! 
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    Find out more at www.contactsheetpodcast.com
    Follow the show on Instagram: @contactsheetpodcast 
    Follow Kyle on Instagram: @kyle__mcdougall 

    • 14 min
    The importance of being Patient with your Photography

    The importance of being Patient with your Photography

    Hey everyone, for today's solo episode, I wanted to talk about what I think is one of the most important skills you can have as a photographer—that is patience.
    Nowadays, more than ever, it can be easy to feel the need to constantly be creating and sharing work, but in doing so, you can easily miss out on ideas and opportunities that present themselves when you take a slower approach.
    Recently, I spent the last month making a bunch of duds... basically creating images that either didn't live up to my expectations or were just plain out bad. But those 'outtakes' are important, and they're often where you find little hints that lead you in new directions. It was a great reminder to me about how important it is to stay curious, and not beat yourself up if you're not always creating 'winners'.
    I figured it'd be a great topic to discuss for today's episode. I hope you enjoy it and that it gets some ideas rolling.
    Also, if you're interested in signing up for my 'Field Notes'—which is a bi-weekly email series that touches on more topics like this one—you can do that here: http://eepurl.com/hfQ9jz. 
    As always, I'd love to hear from you, so shoot me some feedback or suggestions for episodes moving forward. 
    Cheers! 
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    Find out more at www.contactsheetpodcast.com
    Follow the show on Instagram: @contactsheetpodcast 
    Follow Kyle on Instagram: @kyle__mcdougall 

    • 16 min
    Tadas Kazakevicius - The Importance Of The Photographic Journey

    Tadas Kazakevicius - The Importance Of The Photographic Journey

    In this episode, I'm talking with Tadas Kazakevicius—a documentary photographer from Lithuania, and someone whose work I’ve been a big fan of for a while now.
    I first came across his work a couple of years ago and was immediately drawn into not only the aesthetics but also the energy that his images possess—especially his environmental portrait work.
    There was a lot that I wanted to cover in this interview, including learning more about Tadas’ book that he just released titled ‘Soon To Be Gone’, which is a journey through rural Lithuania documenting its landscape and people.
    Other topics we touch on include:

    How Tadas discovers new ideas for projects
    The importance of passion and curiosity
    His approach to photographing strangers
    Photography gear and being excited about your tools

    As well as many other things.
    If you're not familiar with Tadas’ work, definitely take some time to check it out at the links below. Also, if you’re a photo book collector, I highly recommend grabbing a copy of ‘Soon To Be Gone’. You can do that by getting in touch with Tadas on IG or through his website.
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    Tadas’ WebsiteTadas’ Instagram

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Is your EGO holding you back as a photographer?

    Is your EGO holding you back as a photographer?

    Hey everyone, today I want to take some time to talk about ego, and how it can hold you back from growing as a photographer and achieving the goals that you have. As I get further along in my career, I've realized that it's all about doing the opposite of what your ego wants—embracing the things that make you uncomfortable, like a fear of failure and a fear of being judged by others. 
    I hope you enjoy this episode today and that it gets some ideas rolling.
    Also, if you're interested in signing up for my 'Field Notes'—which is a bi-weekly email series that touches on more topics like this one—you can do that here: http://eepurl.com/hfQ9jz. 
    As always, love to hear from you, so shoot me some feedback or suggestions for episodes moving forward. 
    Cheers! 
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    Find out more at www.contactsheetpodcast.com
    Follow the show on Instagram: @contactsheetpodcast 
    Follow Kyle on Instagram: @kyle__mcdougall 

    • 27 min
    Chiara Zonca - Discovery & Connection In The Landscape

    Chiara Zonca - Discovery & Connection In The Landscape

    In this episode, I'm talking with Chiara Zonca—a fine art photographer originally from Italy, now based out of Western Canada.
    I've been a big fan of Chiara's work for a while now, and I'm sure many of you listening to this are probably familiar with her images. I've always been fascinated by the look and unique quality of her photographs, so it was cool to be able to learn more about her journey and approach. 
    Chiara's images documenting the landscape have a surreal dreamlike feel to them, and they also showcase a unique personal connection—something that we dive into in this interview. 
    Other topics we touch on include: 

    The importance of discovery and letting go
    Photography and mental health
    The necessity of following your passion
    Pursuing projects and how they evolve

    And many other things. 
    If you're not familiar with Chiara's work, definitely take some time to check it out at the links below. You can also find a link to her book 'Desert Portraits'. I hope you enjoy the talk!
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    Chiara’s WebsiteChiara’s InstagramBuy ‘Desert Portraits’
    You can find out more about the Contact Sheet Podcast on our Website and Instagram 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Three takeaways from Alec Soth's 'Photographic Storytelling' course

    Three takeaways from Alec Soth's 'Photographic Storytelling' course

    Hey everyone, have a solo episode for you today where I talk about a few of my favourite takeaways from Alec Soth's 'Photographic Storytelling' course that he released last year with Magnum.
    Some of you may have watched the video I did about this on my YouTube channel, but I wanted to do a podcast episode about it just to expand on things a little bit, and also for those that may have missed it. If you want to check out the video I made about this, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/1s8NJZn-LI0
    Hope you all enjoy this one, and as always, shoot me some feedback or suggestions for episodes moving forward. 
    Cheers! 
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    Contact Sheet Website: https://www.contactsheetpodcast.com/Contact Sheet IG Page: https://www.instagram.com/contactsheetpodcast

    • 21 min

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