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Storyteller of the Year 2023: David Scholes

Excited to reveal the This is Reportage Storyteller of the Year 2023: David Scholes! Amazingly, he’s done it again: This is now the 3rd year in a row that David has been the Storyteller of the Year; a truly incredible feat. With 7 Story Awards won in the year, David sits deservedly on top of our just-revealed Top 25 Storytellers of the Year list. Many congratulations, David!

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Podcast Episode 136: This is Matt Badenoch

So great to chat to the fab Matt Badenoch this week! As well as being one of the UK’s best documentary wedding photographers, Matt is also a brilliant street photographer, and earlier this year launched Street With Matt, teaching his own street photography workshops all around the world. We talk about that on the episode today, along with lots of other things, including:

how street photography can improve your wedding work in so many ways,
why slowing down can make such a difference,
being married to a fellow wedding photographer (and how they chose their own wedding tog),
how to improve your Dobble skills,
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards,
tips on capturing proposals,
why a feature on his ‘About me’ page can lead to conversation,
why he doesn’t ‘hide’ on the street, and the importance of smiling,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 135: This is Brittany Diliberto

Excited to chat to the fab Brittany Diliberto on the Podcast this week! One of the best documentary wedding photographers in the USA, Brittany was our US Storyteller of the Year for 2021, and has won 14 Awards from us in total – an incredible feat. She shares so much on the episode today, including:

how her background in lighting design led on to wedding photography (with so many transferrable skills)
tips for working with wedding planners and videographers,
the story behind her specific ‘Elephant’ Reportage Award,
choosing weddings and images for Story Award submissions,
what makes for a good wedding photographer,
advice on how to make wedding expos work for you,
our Netflix synopsis game,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 134: This is Gaby Ermstrang

The all-round brilliant documentary photographer, Gaby Ermstrang, is my guest on the Podcast this week. Based in the Netherlands, Gaby has won 9 Reportage Family Awards and 3 Family Story Awards from us, and has been in our Top 100 Family Photographers Worldwide for the past two years in a row. We cover lots of topics on the episode today, including:

her thoughts and tips on entering our Family Awards, as a past judge herself,
how an image from her first wedding went viral around the world,
the story behind her ‘pink flamingo’ Family Award,
how she got into teaching and mentoring, and why she loves doing it,
funeral photography; why it’s so important to capture, and how she approaches it,
tips for if you’re at the beginning of your documentary family photography journey,
our Netflix synopsis game,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 133: This is Shane O’Neill

My guest this week is one of Ireland’s very best documentary wedding photographers: The fab Shane O’Neill. Winner of 6 Reportage Awards and 2 Story Awards, speaker at the inaugural Doc Day, and all-round lovely guy, Shane shares so much on the episode, including:

how he got into documentary at college, and getting his first wedding,
getting in the zone when shooting back-to-backs,
something we don’t talk about too much: group shots and couple time,
working with videographers,
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards,
why images in 16:9 format can be so effective (like in one of his Story Awards),
tips for if you’re feeling a bit stagnant,
speaking at Doc Day (and why you should attend the next one)
and so much more…

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