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Podcast Episode 22: This is Candice Cusic

Thrilled to have the one and only Candice Cusic for episode 22 of the This is Reportage Podcast! Candice has photojournalism in her blood, having worked at the Chicago Tribune and other publications for over twenty years. Her ‘moment-driven’ photography is thus core to her wedding work – and indeed, to everything she photographs – and she’s also an incredibly experienced teacher, having taught workshops and seminars all over the world. Stick with us today as Candice talks about:

the beauty of Chicago,
her work as a photojournalist for the Chicago Tribune (and others),
how she went from newspaper photojournalism to weddings,
the importance of being you,
what she would do with three wishes,
why we should stop comparing,
surrounding herself with positivity,
how she used to sing in a band,
one of her favourite ever albums,
how she has diversified to family and pet photography and has her own studio,
how she is moment-driven, no matter what she’s photographing,
the benefits of having a studio,
learning to celebrate her successes,
why it’s so important to watch hands,
what makes her happy,
what day she would choose to live over and over again,
her thoughts on the future,
why being nice is so vital,
Stephen King novels,
her love of teaching,
what’s worked for her in terms of marketing,
delegating what you don’t like to do to someone you trust,
why she always shoots with a second shooter,
her top tips for better documentary photography,
and much more…

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‘This is How’ by Bogdan Chircan

So happy to be back again with another fantastic ‘This is How’ piece! Today, the brilliant Bogdan Chircan tell us exactly how he captured this recent Reportage Award of his:

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Podcast Episode 21: This is Valter Antunes

Delighted to be bringing you the fab Valter Antunes for episode 21 of the This is Reportage Podcast! Valter was ranked joint-second in our Top Photographers of 2019, with a remarkable haul of 12 Awards – including 4 Story Awards – during 2019. Stick with us today, as Valter talks about:

watching everything on Netflix,
how moments are always happening and how we should be finding them,
how he’s been a musician all his life,
how he transitioned to becoming a photographer,
his past busking life in London,
what makes him happy,
the work/life balance of being a wedding photographer and Dad,
time vs money,
why he switched from Canon to Sony,
his favourite lens,
how he gets his incredibly intimate captures of brides (and why he’s known by quite a few photograhers in Portugal as ‘the naked bride photographer’),
what’s been the most effective marketing tool(s) for him,
his specific Instagram tips,
what album he would take on a desert island,
how he misses being a kid and his childhood,
moving from Portugal to London when he was 12/13,
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards (the bride giving the finger),
his tips for improving our documentary work,
the importance of sleep,
why he always shoots with a second,
his fear of cats,
his nerves about talking at Inspiration Conference,
thinking about the future,
and more…

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This is Giuseppe Genovese – Collection Fourteen Judge

Excited to announce the fourth of our five judges for Collection Fourteen: The fab Giuseppe Genovese! Based in Italy, Giuseppe takes his creative documentary wedding photography all over the world; an honour for us to have him casting his eyes over our entries for Collection 14.

Deadline is just a few hours away: Submit by 23:59 GMT on 24th March 2020.

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This is Jorge Sastre – Collection Fourteen Judge

Announcing our third judge for Collection 14: The brilliant Jorge Sastre from Spain! With an incredible eye for light, we’re very excited to see what he chooses (alongside our other four judges) as winners in just over a week’s time….Deadline for submissions is today! Submit by 23:59 GMT on 24th March 2020.

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