Shutter Stories: A Canon Podcast on Photography, Filmmaking and Print

Shutter Stories: A Canon Podcast on Photography, Filmmaking and Print

Insights, kit and the conversations that matter, with the world’s leading photographers and filmmakers in Shutter Stories.


December 10, 2019 44 secs

Business, creative, kit and careers – find out about the world’s leading photographers and filmmakers in Shutter Stories. Coming soon!

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We talk to award-winning nature filmmaker Sophie Darlington shortly after she had finished filming a new feature for Disneynature.

As well as discussing her kit and the challenges of capturing great footage of animals in the wild, Sophie describes some of the ethical dilemmas she has faced in her impressive career, and shares her tips for getting started in this competitive field. A lively and insightful guest, her passion for natur...

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Tristan Oliver is a director of photography working in stop motion animation. He’s a rare breed – Tristan estimates there are no more than five others working in the field today.

In this in-depth interview, Tristan talks about his career to date, his unique working relationship with Wes Anderson on the filmmaker’s highly acclaimed Isle of Dogs, and how he first got started in this rarified industry. He also breaks down the timeline ...

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Tom Jenkins has been taking great sports photographs for decades. In this interview, he tells us why grassroots matches are as important to his work as big games, shares his favourite kit and discusses how the industry has changed. He also reveals some of the most thrilling moments from a career that has brought him face-to-face with some of the biggest sports stars on the planet.

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In an interview recorded live at The Photography Show, the popular broadcaster and conservationist tells us about his lifelong love of nature photography, his ruthlessly self-critical streak and how having Asperger’s affects his photography.

His incredible career began when he started working behind the scenes on David Attenborough's groundbreaking series, The Living Planet, and Chris has since become a regular fixtu...

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In this live interview, the Imperial War Museum's research curator of photography, Hilary Roberts, talks to the renowned photojournalist James Nachtwey at the launch of his new exhibition, Memoria.

For more than four decades, James has documented conflicts and disasters across the globe, including the 9/11 terror attacks, the European refugee crisis and the genocide in Rwanda. Here he discusses breaking into photojou...

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March 19, 2020 24 mins

The award-winning travel photographer Joel Santos talks to Shutter Stories about how he got started, and about one of his major ongoing projects: a recurring trip to photograph the traditional cormorant fishermen on the Guangxi river in China. His beautiful images have helped bring attention to this fading way of life. He also delves into his kitbag and discusses why he doesn’t use artificial light in his shots. 


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April 2, 2020 21 mins

In this episode, Shutter Stories talks with photojournalist Daniel Etter about his experience in one of the - in his own words - "archaic" coal mines of Romania. In 2018 he visited one such mine to take photos with the then brand new Canon EOS R. Here, he tells us about the state of the mines as he found them, the difficulties of taking photographs in such dark conditions and the importance of documenting such places. 

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April 8, 2020 32 mins

In the first of a two part special, Canon Ambassador Ilvy Njiokiktjien talks to two guests, photojournalist Kim Ludbrook and travel photographer and photo tour operator David Clapp. They discuss how the pandemic and the lockdown has affected their businesses, how they are dealing with the situation and what they predict this will mean for the future of the industry. 

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April 10, 2020 28 mins

In the second part of our special on coronavirus, Ilvy Njiokiktjien talks to two more guests about the impact of the global pandemic. This time around she speaks with UK-based beauty photographer Tina Eisen and documentary photographer Georgina Goodwin, who is calling from Kenya. They discuss how they're coping with the lockdown, the impact on their work and why they still feel optimistic about the future of the photographic i...

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April 16, 2020 32 mins

In this episode of Shutter Stories, we're talking to the hugely respected natural history photographer, Christian Ziegler. Christian has spent his life documenting the flora and fauna of rainforests around the world, and has been published in countless magazines. In the episode we discuss his life in photography, his passion for environmental work and his remarkable recovery from a sudden stroke that robbed him of his ability ...

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April 30, 2020 32 mins

In this episode of Shutter Stories, we're talking social media. From Facebook and Instagram to YouTube and Twitter, having a social media presence is vital for all professional photographers. But how do the pros use these channels? Discussing this subject with our host Ilvy Njiokiktjien are fine art photographer Rachael Talibart and beauty photographer Tina Eisen, both of who have large social media followings. 

For m...

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In this episode we talk with the acclaimed Iranian-born visual artist and photojournalist Mashid Mohadjerin. Mashid's work explores issues of gender and identity, with a particular focus on migration and the lives of refugees. 

In this intimate interview she discusses her background, motivation and taking portraits of activists for her acclaimed book, Lipstick and Gas Masks: Women and Resistance in Egypt and Tunisia. ...

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May 28, 2020 25 mins

Eddie Keogh has been taking great sports photography for more than 35 years. Although he continues to shoot all kinds of sport, he is best known for football. As the official photographer of the England team, he has unique access to the nation's premiere sportsmen. But for the last few years he's been exploring a personal project, shooting grassroots Sunday League games in London. In this interview, he tells us why he&apo...

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In this week's episode we're talking with the acclaimed editorial photographer Paolo Verzone about his life and career to date. He discusses his (occasionally improvised) methods, how the internet has changed photography and his current assignment for National Geographic. He also talks in depth about his ongoing personal project based in and around the Arctic, and the kit he uses to take such beautiful photographs. 

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June 25, 2020 34 mins

In this week’s episode we’re discussing how the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted the video industry. Joining our host Emma-Lily Pendleton, is Danish director Pernille Rose Grønkjær and advertising filmmaker Brett Danton. They discuss how lockdown has drastically changed their work, maintaining communication with their colleagues and clients, and how this crisis could mark the start of new and innovative ways of working within the ind...

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In this bumper episode of Shutter Stories we recap the exciting new products revealed by Canon and hear the personal experiences of the photographers and filmmakers who have been using them. Our special host, tech journalist Lucy Hedges, interviews Canon’s Richard Shepherd, Mike Burnhill and Suhaib Hussein about the new products, before speaking to Canon Ambassadors Guia Besana, Helen Bartlett, Joel Santos, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Richa...

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July 23, 2020 32 mins

In this roundtable discussion, Shutter Stories sits down with three top wildlife photographers to find out about their hardest shoots. From sleepless days waiting in bird watching hides for chicks to hatch, to the gruelling “sardine run” out at sea, photographers go to extreme lengths to get great shots. Marina Cano, Markus Varesvuo and Nadia Aly talk us through the challenges that they’ve had to overcome in pursuit of world class ...

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In this episode, photojournalist Pascal Maitre and landscape photographer Quintin Lake discuss how they maintain momentum on long-term projects. Pascal made headlines with his project Africa Without Electricity, which explored the continent’s ongoing energy crisis, while Quintin is currently wrapping up a five year journey around the perimeter of the United Kingdom. They discuss how they got started on such epic projects, the ...

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August 20, 2020 37 mins

In this episode we talk to three professionals about how they made those tricky first steps from amateur to pro. Hasan Aslan is a cameraman who was thrown in at the deep end when a work placement took him on set for a Mission: Impossible movie. Portrait photographer Jillian Edelstein has worked with world leaders like Tony Blair, but her first gig was very different. And Amaal Said describes how she moved from studying art and poli...

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