Tog-Talk with Kevin Ahronson
April 13, 2023

Ep.26 - The Photographer's Journey with Dr Simon Ruffle

Simon has been one of my students for about 5 years now. His passion for photography is papable with a skill for nailing some great images. His photographer's journey is a fascinating one.

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May 26, 2022

Five Tips for Photographing People

There are lots of things that can make or break a portrait photo. Here are just five suggestions that might help yours.

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May 17, 2022

Photography Basics Ep.10 - Editing Your Photos

For most of us, editing allows us to produce images which are more eye-catching. People can however, have strong views.

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May 12, 2022

Photography Basics Ep.9 Staying Motivated with your Photography

What happens when your photography starts losing it's mojo? What can you do to revitalise your passion?

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May 4, 2022

Photography Basics Part 8: Which Lens Should You Buy Next?

Today we are asking one of those questions that is constantly being asked by new students to photography…. "Which Lens Should You Buy Next?"

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April 29, 2022

Photography Basics Pt.7 When your photos come out too dark

Surely with today's super-clever (and super-expensive) digital cameras, you'd expect the technology to guarantee that every shot is perfectly exposed, every time?

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April 19, 2022

Creative Table Top Photography with guest Helen Davies

In this weeks's Tog-Talk, Helen reveals her secrets for taking great table-top shots... and along the way, we have a few giggles as well.

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April 13, 2022

Photography Basics Pt.6 Taking Sharp Photos

Nailing a sharp focus is arguably more important than getting the exposure right.

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April 8, 2022

Photography Basics No.5 Camera Shooting Modes

Believe it or not, there are more ways to take a photo than by simply leaving the camera switched to AUTO. If you really want to take creative control of your photos, now's the time to take the plunge and …

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March 30, 2022

Photography Basics Pt.4 What is ISO?

Today we are looking at the third piece of the puzzle of the Exposure Triangle. ISO, what it is and what it does.

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March 24, 2022

Photography Basics Pt.3 Understanding shutter speed

Last episode we looked at the aperture, now it's the turn of the shutter. From our perspective today, we're going to look at two different types of shutter. One is mechanical and the other is electronic.

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March 15, 2022

Photography Basics Pt.2 An introduction to the Aperture

Aperture - one third of the Exposure Triangle. Understanding the aperture is like understanding the secret of life, the universe and everything. Yup. pretty damn important.

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March 11, 2022

Photography Basics Pt.1 What is the best camera for me?

There is no such thing as the perfect camera, if there was, everyone would be buying it. But we can say that some cameras are better suited to us than others.

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March 3, 2022

What lenses would you pick, if you could only choose three?

Imagine you could only pick THREE lenses to last you for the rest of your life, which ones would you pick? Kevin and Tracey discuss their choices and find out they are not as dissimilar as they thought.

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Feb. 25, 2022

What if someone asks you to photograph their wedding?

I regularly meet students who have been asked by friends or family to photograph their wedding. One the one hand it's a tremendous privilege to be asked. To think that someone likes and trusts your work enough, that they would …

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Feb. 18, 2022

Why would anyone want to be in my Inner Circle?

Inner Circle ; the title alone suggests an exclusive group. An elite, crack-troupe of hand-picked photographers who disciple under my mentorship. The reality is far more down to earth. They are in fact a small group of amate...

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Feb. 12, 2022

Ten things I wish I'd known before I became a photographer

What are some of those key things that, if you had learnt them as a beginner photographer, it would have made your life so much easier?

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Feb. 4, 2022

Photography, It's not all about the gear... is it?

You may have heard that some photographers suffer from GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I've been there myself... constantly needing to buy the latest cameras and lenses. It really doesn't make us better photographers.

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Feb. 4, 2020

With our web guy, who also happens to Photograph Wildlife

Having Matthew Williams on this episode of Tog Talk was a double whammy for me. Not only is he a keen wildlife photographer, but he's also the brains behind the Hampshire School of Photography (HSP) website. Matt talks to me …

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Jan. 11, 2020

With Fashion & Music Artist Photographer Andy Teo

Andy Teo ( otherwise known to many as Photocillin), is a highly talented photographer specialising in fashion style photography and, more recently, has had a great deal of success working with musicians, shooting concerts, ba...

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Dec. 11, 2019

The Art of Taking Sharp Photographs

In this week's Tog Talk I address the subject of how to take tack-sharp photos. One of the most common complaints I hear from new camera owners is that their photos just aren't sharp enough. You'd think that when someone …

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Dec. 4, 2019

Two really great Questions... with Trish Macharla

Tog Talk this week meets with Trish, a young lady from India who I've been mentoring for the last six months. She has a great sense of humour and she absolutely loved watching my reaction when she brought in two …

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Nov. 24, 2019

What do Professional Photographers Fear?

We sponsored an evening recently with a bunch of photographers who are currently working as professionals, semi-professionals and a few others the were thinking of going pro. In 2020 we are planning to start a one-year course...

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Nov. 15, 2019

With student, now turned professional photographer, Agi Gallacher

Agi was a student who came to me for a year's private mentoring. These days she works as a professional photographer whilst at the same time being a busy mum of three young children. She recalls how she stepped out …

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