Thursdays The Togcast Photography Podcast

#66 - with Tom Walker (Professional Cameraman - Planet Earth II, Coast etc)

from The Togcast Photography Podcast | Published 9/17/2019

In this episode we catch up with professional wildlife cameraman Tom Walker. Tom’s video credits include scenes in hit wildlife documentaries such as Planet Earth II, Autumnwatch, Coast, Wild New Zealand and many more. His passion for the great outdoors and the landscape started with landscape photography and we chat about his transition into moving images and the lifestyle and work of a professional cameraman. Alongside this we discuss the challenges both technically and mentally of being on location for months on end waiting for spectacular animal behaviour or indeed witnessing natural wonders of the world. We touch on hot topics including the impact of climate change and tourism, alongside some tips for how to break into this industry. Tom is also a passionate landscape photographer and we discuss his free approach to this shooting style. Thanks as ever to WEX Photo Video & Fotospeed for supporting the show. We’ll be back in in a couple of weeks time with Chris Nowell to discuss his transition into photography after spending time in the military where he suffered life changing injuries. NEWS & EXHIBITIONS: Exhibition #1: This is an exhibition of a group of photographers from the Peak District displaying their work at the Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery in Leek from 14th September to the 9th November. The exhibition is called “Call of the Wild”and you can find out more on the Enjoy Staffordshire website: (https://www.enjoystaffordshire.com/whats-on/call-of-the-wild-exhibition-p1059661) - Thanks to Matt Oliver for getting in touch via our Instagram page and letting us know about this one. Exhibition #2: This is actually one we’ve spotted and wanted to mention. It’s called ‘The Northern Eye Photography Festival’ based in Colwyn Bay and it features a number of speakers on the weekend of Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October. It features, amongst others, John Bulmer one of the pioneers of colour documentary photography and Dan Wood who is a documentary and portrait photographer whose work we enjoy. You can find out more via the website: northerneyefestival.co.uk Exhibition #3: David Ward has some new work on display at the Joe Cornish Galleries  in Northallerton. Images from his new series ‘Overlooked’ are being featured from 7th Sep to 14th Dec. More info via joecornishgallery.co.uk

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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...