100 episodes

The Togcast is a UK based photography podcast featuring interviews with top photographers, gear reviews, and much more from Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders.

The Togcast is a bi-monthly podcast focusing on Photography and Photographers, primarily outdoor and landscape but venturing further afield into travel, wildlife and adventure. There will be conversations with many creative individuals from across the photography sector including image makers, editors, manufacturers and much more...

The Togcast Photography Podcast Sam Gregory

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    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

The Togcast is a UK based photography podcast featuring interviews with top photographers, gear reviews, and much more from Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders.

The Togcast is a bi-monthly podcast focusing on Photography and Photographers, primarily outdoor and landscape but venturing further afield into travel, wildlife and adventure. There will be conversations with many creative individuals from across the photography sector including image makers, editors, manufacturers and much more...

    Jim Mortram - Photography for Change pt.3/3 - Final Togcast Episode

    Jim Mortram - Photography for Change pt.3/3 - Final Togcast Episode

    For our final ever episode we welcome Jim Mortram to The Togcast. Jim is a British social documentary photographer and writer based in Norfolk. His ongoing photographic work Small Town Inertia records the lives of a number of disadvantaged and marginalise people living near to his home.


    We chat to Jim about the power of photography to bring change in society. We also discuss how his photography has brought change to the people he works alongside, and to himself. Be sure to follow Jim on Twitter (@JAMortram) or via smalltowninertia.co.uk 


    This episode concludes our mini-series discussing 'Photography for change' and is the final Togcast ever. Many thanks to all of you who have listened over the years.


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    The Togcast was co-created by Sam Gregory and Paul Sanders. Many thanks to all the guests and listeners who helped us to rack up over 500,000 downloads and lots of fun memories.


    To find out more about Sam Gregory you can visit his website: https://www.samgregory-photography.com


    And for more on Paul Sanders, please visit: https://www.discoverstill.com


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    Finally a big thanks to Fotospeed (https://fotospeed.com) and WEX Photo Video (https://www.wexphotovideo.com) for sponsoring the show over the years.

    • 32 min
    Robin Hammond - Witness Change - Photography for Change pt.2/3

    Robin Hammond - Witness Change - Photography for Change pt.2/3

    We're delighted to be joined by award-winning photojournalist Robin Hammond to discuss the power of photography to bring change, and the fantastic work of his non-profit organisation Witness Change. Their mission statement reads "Stigmatized people are often excluded from their own stories. We use visual storytelling to support these people as they reclaim the narratives of their lives to achieve necessary change such as influencing policies, attitudes and behaviours that affect them."


    Robin is a National Geographic Explorer and his career recognition includes the winning of two World Press Photo prizes, the RF Kennedy Journalism Award, six Pictures of the Year International Awards, the W.Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography, the recipient of six Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism and being named by Foreign Policy as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers.


    Check out more on Witness Change via their website: www.witnesschange.org and see more about Robin via www.robinhammond.co.uk


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    We'll be back for the final ever Togcast episode in a couple of weeks featuring Jim Mortram - don't miss it!


    The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (www.samgregory-photography.com)


     

    • 36 min
    Toby Smith - Climate Visuals - Photography for Change pt.1/3

    Toby Smith - Climate Visuals - Photography for Change pt.1/3

    In the first of the final 3 Togcast episodes (ever!) we chat with photographer Toby Smith about ClimateVisuals.org and the power of photography to affect and influence change in the field of climate change. Toby has had work published with National Geographic, the New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and the Royal Geographic Society to name just a few.


    Toby and the Climate Visuals team have competed lots of research exploring how viewers react to and understand imagery around the climate change topic. This has led to a range of recommendations from Climate Visuals to help content creators and editors to ensure compelling images are used in the best way to connect with different audiences.


    We hope you enjoy this episode, you can find out more about Climate Visuals and their research on this page, and you can see Toby's work via his website.


    The Togcast is hosted by Sam Gregory (https://www.samgregory-photography.com)

    • 32 min
    In Focus: Photography in Higher Education

    In Focus: Photography in Higher Education

    In this 'In Focus' episode we're talking about photography in higher education, both studying and teaching. We've talked to students, ex-students, tutors and mature returners to get a picture of the photographic degree scene.
     
    There are a number of photography courses and options for studying for both young adults and mature students. In this episode we wanted to get a feel for a photography degree course, how to find the right one, what the role of the tutor is and what you might expect to do afterwards.
     


    Contributors: 
     
    Big thanks to the following for contributing to the show:
     


    Lottie Davies: lottiedavies.com 


    Lucy Cooksley: lucycooksley.com 


    Victoria Cooke: vcphotography.website 


    Sarah Blandford: sarahblandford.com 


    Phil Hill: philhillphotography.com 
     


    If you're interested in exploring a degree in photography we'd recommend checking out UCAS.com for more information on courses and locations.
     
    The Togcast is recorded, edited and mixed by Sam Gregory. Thanks for listening!

    • 37 min
    Bonus Episode: Helen Iles (Mountain & Coastal Safety)

    Bonus Episode: Helen Iles (Mountain & Coastal Safety)

    We wanted to share the full interview with Helen Iles from our recent 'In Focus' episode because it goes into more detail about staying safe whilst out in the landscape. Big thanks to Helen for sharing her knowledge and experience with us.


    If you want to download a free copy of her Kit PDF please visit: https://www.thetogcast.com/latest-episode


    Patreon Bonus Content & Support


    We are now on Patreon sharing extra content including full interviews for all the In Focus episodes, bonus videos discussing various elements of photography, behind the scenes mini-podcasts, photo-walks and much more.


    Check out https://www.patreon.com/thetogcast to get involved from just £4 per month!

    • 25 min
    In Focus: Staying Safe & Being Prepared

    In Focus: Staying Safe & Being Prepared

    In this second 'In Focus' episode we put the spotlight on staying safe whilst out photographing in the wild places and urban spaces of the world. With stories of what can go wrong, and plenty of advice on how to be prepared, hopefully this episode will remind us all to plan suitably when heading out locally or further afield with our camera.


    Staying Safe & Being Prepared


    Many thanks to Doug Chinnery, Helen Iles, Magnus Lindbom, Simon Calder and Tom Hall (Lonely Planet) for their contributions. Do check out their websites to see more of their work and be sure to follow them all on social media.


    Helen Iles has kindly shared her personal kit & apps recommendation in PDF form to download from the Togcast website. Please visit https://www.thetogcast.com/latest-episode to download for free.


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    By joining our ISO Club on Patreon you don't just help support our main show (which is a big job to collate!) but you also allow us to spend time creating bespoke, useful, inspiring and behind-the-scenes content - just for you!


    We have 3 tiers of support, starting at just £4 per month. Your support makes it possible for us to dedicate time to make all this extra bonus content and keep pushing the quality of our main episodes higher and higher :)



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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

jbond970 ,

Bedy photography podcast by a country mile

This is a great podcast. If you are looking for endless hours of talk about gear or luminoisty masks, go elsewhere. This is more about the guests' philisophical approach to photography- their "why" as to the choices they make in their subjects and the composition of the same. The Mark Littlejohn podcast is a great way to get started. What a gem!

DustyD_Music ,

Awesomeness

Wonderful podcast introducing you to photographic artists and their approach. Insightful and thoughtful interviews with a touch of British humor. As a landscape photographer based in the US, it's fun to connect with the community just across the pond. Well done boys!

JohnChapple ,

Nailed It.

Absolutley love the TogCast. Paul and Sam have nailed it. I recently binge listened to every available podcast while on a road trip and was left wanting more. Keep up the good work lads

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