Grab a coffee and settle down for a relaxed and fun look at the world of photography and filmmaking. This is the heart of Talking Shot. Our Podcast Library. Here you will find our archive so you can listen to your favourite or discover a Podcast that you may have missed.Photographer turned Romcom Author Julia Baggio, joins Ross for a chat about a career change, her first book Shooters and that famous dance with Patrick Swayze.
Ross catches up with Interior Photographer Sean Conboy. We delve into the mind of a world class interior photographer and discuss the changes over the years from film to digital. Both Sean and I were late adopters of digital captures and this is a great listen for any photographer.
This long awaited episode, Ross speaks to Terri Jones from The Societies Photographers. Its a wonderful look into the mind and behind the scenes with Terri, for what goes into Europes largest Photography Convention. With tips on competition’s, well being and also just how to have a such a positive outlook on life. For more information on how to join The Societies or attend the Convention : https://thesocieties.net
This episode Ross chats to Adventure Filmmaker Levi Allen. How it all started and Levi reveals his Secret project. This guy always has something on the go. It’s a great chat with a fantastic story teller.
Conservationist Photographer and Filmmaker, Joakim Odelberg joins Ross for an open and at times shocking chat about the world we live in. This week I actually get a bit serious, but its a good listen.
This episode Ross speaks to Luxury Wedding Photographer and TV Stills Photographer Stuart Wood. Plus that time he over indulged at the free bar at The RadioTimes Awards.
Ross is joined by photographers, James Musslewhite, Johanna Elizabeth and Scott Johnson. Photographers from all different genres coming together and sharing their experiences over the last 12 months on the impact of a global pandemic on a business and how to try and think ahead.
In this episode Ross speaks to Swedish Royal Photographer Jonas Borg. All about being locked down in Sweden and how to keep busy and not disappear off the map while in lockdown.
This week we go into the dark world of backup. Not enough of photographers/filmmakers do it and some loose their stunning work by not backing up. Peter James Morgan joins Ross to geek out and explain terms and a general understanding of how to get started.
This weeks episode is about how to take the moment that you have dreamt of, and set up that dream business. To keep it going through hard times and reinvent yourself. Johanna Elizabeth chats to Ross about everything except the Confessions of a Boudoir Photographer.
Back in January, Ross spoke to Scott Johnson about his wedding photography, his year ahead, and all the exciting plans he had…then COVID -19 arrived and things changed dramatically. So listen to Scott talk about his photography and life and then take a leap when Ross interviewed him again to discuss lockdown.
This week we speak to Headshot Photographer and Lawson lead singer Andy Brown, about the Headshot Photography industry, surviving major heath issues and lockdown. For music fans to photographers, if you are looking for inspiration this the one for you.
Printing your photographs can be a daunting proposition but one of the most rewarding things you can do as photographer. Toby Herlinger from Fotospeed chats to Ross and Matt and demystifies the process of turning you images into tactile works of art. This episode sees the launch of an exciting competition where you can win an A3 print of your work expertly created by the guys at Fotospeed. Full competition rules are on the Talking Shot website. http://www.talkingshot.co.uk/competition/
This week Ross and Matt are joined by the German fashion photographer Martin Durr. Working in design and illustration for many years , Martin shifted gear and career and made the choice to become a professional photographer only in recent years.
Join Ross and Matt as they chat to photo journalist and film maker Edmond Terakopian.
Join Ross and Matt as they chat to one of the top wedding photographers in world, Sanjay Jogia. In a career that sees him at the top of his game, his luxury brand has taken him to places and led to stories that Sanjay shares with the team.
Whats it like to live in a small traditional community? Documentary photographer, Emma Drabble tells us about her fantastic Gwent Living Levels Project. About life under the Severn Bridge. Plus what happens then you have to photograph a Magnum Photographer?
This week we speak with Ian Cook about his experiences photographing major sports events such as The Olympics and The Commonwealth Games. This episode was recorded before the Coronavirus situation and before the Olympic Games was postponed to 2021. Ian gives a fantastic insight into just how much hard work it is to cover such events but still get world class images. Also what happens when you are at a Beach Volley Ball final and your phone rings.
This special edition we speak candidly with some photographers who are all part of a wonderful group The Honest Photographer. Scott, Elli and Kels have some amazing advise on what to do during the lockdown.
We are joined by Wrestling and Portrait Photographer James Musslewhite, as well as Wedding Photographer Scott Johnson. Find out how James followed his dream of photographing men in lycra and baby oil, Scott’s top tips on Venice and AirBnB’s. Plus so much more!
Over a pint George and Ross, chat about life, sports, moving to the UK, and how George adapted his business when it suddenly dried up. Keeping ahead of the game and thinking outside of the box.
The Talking Shot team are joined by Viviana Galletta, to talk about shooting in Natural Light or using Flash. Plus Esther has a go with High Speed Sync (HSS).
The Talking Shot Team are joined once again by Color Confidence tech guru Ashley Bowman. Ashley explains just how easy it is it understand and use ICC profile so you can get the right look for your images when using different papers. You can find out more on the Color Confidence Website: https://colorconfidence.com
Jim, Esther and Ross are joined by Sports Photographer Ian Cook to talk all thing Rugby, Golf and Football and how he got into Sports Photography.
Recorded in the bar at The Societies Convention 2020. Ross chats with David and Paul about all things to do with Portrait and Wedding Photography, also about their workshop in Italy in May 2020. Both David and Paul hold triple Fellowships in the photographic industry. So trying to get a word in with these two is almost impossible. All makes for another entertaining episode.
Ross and guest co-host James Musselwhite, talk to Dallas photographers David and Luke Edmonson about their journey corporate, weddings and fine art photography. Recorded at The Societies Convention in London, 2020.
“Street” follows Ross Grieve in London as he creates his street photography images and gives us an insight into his vision and techniques. The film was only conceived on the train to London and shot by Matt on one camera and one lens. Ross and Matt discuss the making of Street from inception to completion. Click the link to watch ‘Street – Portrait of an Artist’
The last in our series recorded at the Master Photographers Association Awards 2019. Ross and James chat to Elli Cassidy about qualifying as an Associate with the MPA, entering competitions, and the world in general. It’s a great episode to kick off 2020.
Ross and Matt chat to Fashion and Hair Photographer David Charles. His approach and how he moved from being a hair dresser to a photographer.
Matt and Ross are joined by Trevor and Faye Yerbury, and talk about how it all began 4 generations ago. Recorded at the MPA Awards. Click to watch ‘Yerbury – Portrait of an Artist’ Viewer Discretion contains nudity.
We welcome David Wilson back to Talking Shot to chat about his beautiful book, ” A Year In Pembrokeshire.” It’s always a pleasure to chat to David so we asked him back to talk about A Year In Pembrokeshire which documents the county in stunning imagery from mountains and coast, farms and fishing boats to capture life over the course of a year in an an engaging and immersive portrait of one of Britain’s most treasured places.
In this Special Episode, recorded at the MPA Awards, guest co-host James Musselwhite and I speak to Sarah Tate just after she was awarded her Fellowship for Newborn Photography.
President of the BIPP, Saraya Cortaville pops in to talk about her passion for travel and cultural photography. Fuji X Ambassador Saraya tells us the importance of keeping creatively engaged and the trials that go hand in hand with being a travel photographer in remote locations along with what’s in her camera bag and why.
This week we welcome Warwickshire based Wedding Photographer, Karen Massey. Karen joins us to talk about working as a woman in what was a predominantly male industry. Do male and female photographers see and communicate differently when shooting? We chat about our experiences when shooting weddings. Have a listen and let us know if you agree on our conclusions.
Ross, Esther, Jim and Matt chat to Ashley Bowman from Color Confidence about all things that can improve your photography colours and imagery. Recorded at Color Confidence HQ. This week we are joined by Ashly from Color Confidence to help you understand the importance of colour (color) management and how easy it is to achieve fantastic results.
Esther, Ross and Matt are joined by Travel Photographer Jacob James, as he tells stories of his Travel Photography around the globe. Every day we see beautiful photos from around the world but how do photographers approach people in countries where there is a language barrier. We’re joined by Jacob James who he shares with us how he can be lucky and how he judges which is the right moment to approach people. Jacob also talks about starting up a creative agency and the challenges this can have.
In this special edition episode, Ross speaks to the judges of the International Master Photographer of the Year. Ross chats to 5 Fellows from the Master Photographers Association after they have finished judging The International Master Photographer of the Year 2019. Lead by Chair of Judging Su Kaye, this is an interesting insight to what competition judges look for and the process they go through.
The team were excited to welcome Verity Milligan, the multi award winning landscape and cityscape photographer in for a chat to gain an insight into her craft. The team were excited to welcome Verity Milligan, the multi award winning landscape and cityscape photographer in for a chat to gain an insight into her craft. Shooting on all formats, Verity is best known for her stunning landscape and cityscape images. Based in Birmingham her love of the city shines though in her photographs shot there. Verity gives us a fascinating glimpse into her art talks of how chasing the light has earned her countless awards and fans around the World. Plus an insight into how cruel the internet can be when an image goes viral. With clients such as BMW and Yorkshire Teas, to name just a few, Verity’s career has continued to grow with her sought after imagery.
Ross, Esther & Matt are joined in person by Fashion Photographer Viviana Galletta. All the way from Germany we are joined by Fashion Photographer Viviana Galletta. Fresh from a shoot on London, Viviana takes us through how she began in photography and her approach to her stunning imagery.
This week we welcome Commercial Photographer Emma Drabble and talk all things documentary photography. The fabulous Emma Drabble join us over the tin can for this episode. She shares with us a project she shot last year for a book called River Voices. Emma documents thirty individuals who live and work on the River Wye and are the last of their kind to be working such traditional jobs.
Ross, Esther & Matt are back after holidays with another great episode for the Talking Shot Filmmaking and Photography Podcast. Ross, Esther & Matt are back after holidays with another great episode for the Talking Shot Filmmaking and Photography Podcast. This week, the team discuss getting onto filmmaking as a photographer. What basic techniques to use, and what movies inspire us. It’s suprising what the team choose. For some random reason we decided to record this late in the evening and you can hear us getting more tired as we record at 1.15am. Some times you just get into a great conversation and we have to record it for you guys.
Ross and Jim are joined by Matt Jacobs as a guest host while Esther was away. This week is about printing, and other peoples work. Ross, Jim and Matt talk about the mindset of most photographer and who they underrate their own imagery. A common trait of any photographer. Its great to be inspired, but try not to copy.
Esther, Ross & Jim are joined once again by photographer David Wilson, and discuss technology obsession. After David’s podcast (episode 10) he made a comment off mic how he was “technically incurious” and how the technology side of photography leaves him cold. This started of an interesting discussion about the balance of tech and art in photography. With technology advancing at a meteoric rate in the photographic world, does this reduce the art of taking an image or is it merely a tool that enhances this? David and the team discuss.
Ross, Jim & Esther chat to Matt Jacobs about his adventures under the waves. Underwater film making is so beautiful to view. But how is it done. This weeks episode dives into the world of Underwater Filmmaking and Photography with Matt Jacobs. Hear about encounters with sharks, and his thought process in achieving these demanding shots.
Esther, Jim & Ross are joined by one of Panasonic’s Social Media team – Jacob Bradbrook. Social media is a mind field and we thought we would find out what it’s like from a corporate point of view. What does a large company such as Panasonic look for when people post on social media channels such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. So we got ex- DJ Jacob Bradbrook and part of the Panasonic Social Media Team to talk us through it.
Ross, Esther & Jim are joined by Black and White Photographer David Wilson. David Wilson, is a rare breed. When you see his Black and White landscapes you will see why he shoots this way. David also shares how he has widened his wings for portraiture with his own style of course. Plus why he shoots in such a distinctive style.
Ross, Esther & Jim discuss one of the topics that photographers loath…workflow. Workflow is one of the topics that sounds incredibly dull, but is a major part in every business running efficiently. From planning the photoshoot or film, to the clients brief and ten to post production. We all do workflow differently. Have a listen to how Esther, Jim & Ross to theirs and there may be a little tip you may pick up.
Jim, Ross & Esther speak to image specialist Carol Hartfree about the challenges of being the middle person. Being the middle person between manufactuer and retailer is something that the consumer will rarely see. However, Carol’s hands on approach to training and knowedge of the industry provides an interesting insight to the photography retail world.
Jim and Esther talk to Ross Grieve about his Street Photography imagery. A must listen for all Street Photographers or for those who are interested in getting into Street Photography. This episode is all about Street Photography, and how Street Photographer of the Year, Ross Grieve works to get his images. He talks openly about how he gets his images, where he shoots and what happens when it goes wrong. Plus lots of tips and tricks.
Ross & Esther talk all things landscape photography with Jim Cossey from filters, wild camping and what apps he uses to help plan for the setting up the next shot.
Esther, Jim & Ross talk to Extreme Sports and Motor Sports Photographer and Filmmaker Steven Clarey. Steven, discusses his career with the Talking Shot team. From filming Motorsports to photographing surfing in a Cyclone, Steven has done it. He talks openly and honestly about his mental health from a creative persons point of view.
Jim & Ross talk to Esther Ling about her stunning Food Photography. It’s not as easy as you think. Food Photography, is an art in itself. Listen to Esther Ling’s approach to her stunning Food Photography and learn some tips and tricks about how she achieves her images. Esther does own styling and also provides her own props. Discover how a true foodie and food photographer creates such stunning photography.
This week, Jim, Esther & Ross discuss their favourite lenses and how they would cope on a desert island with only one lens plus Jim tells us the story behind the Ultimate Wedding Proposal. What’s your favourite lens and does it matter how you use different lenses. From weddings, portraits, street and landscape photography. What to use and how to use it. We’ve all heard of desert island discs but as a photographer what would be the only lens you would take and why? Jim tells us about his romantical but freezing proposal which was nearly ruined by a group of Italian tourists.
This weeks episode talks about the different challenges as a Wedding Photographer. Esther, Jim & Ross, are all very experienced wedding photographers. In this episode they discuss their approach and methods in a rapidly changing industry.
The 1st episode of the Talking Shot Podcast. With Esther Ling, Ross Grieve & Jim Cossey. Esther, Jim and Ross, talk about how they got into their photography careers. Plus they discuss how they all use tripods, sounds dull but is interesting as they shoot completely differently.
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