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Welcome to the This is Reportage Podcast! Each week we’ll be bringing you exclusive interviews with some of the world’s very best wedding photographers – sharing their backstories, tips, experience and advice.

Each episode has its own post, where you can listen to it directly, or read a transcript if reading is more your thing! If you enjoy, remember that you can download and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes to be notified of each weekly episode. You can also find us over on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and YouTube.

Podcast Episode 39: This is Nikhol Esterás

Excited to be talking to the fab Nikhol Esterás for episode 39 of the This is Reportage Podcast today! One of the very best wedding photographers in Mexico, Nikhol has won a staggering 12 awards from us, including 5 Story Awards, and was ranked in our Top 50 photographers of 2019. In this episode Nikhol shares all about:

how she got into wedding photography,
working with her husband and the benefits of that,
how their backgrounds in art and psychology have affected their photography,
dealing with the effects of covid,
travelling in their VW bug, and their photoseries during covid from within that,
some TV series recommendations (Dark! Watch Dark, everyone!)
what time she would travel to if she had a time machine,
tips on submitting to the Story Awards,
the pronunciation of reportage,
the importance of observation and getting to know people,
what success means to her,
what’s been good sources of bookings for her,
how she does her video meetings with couples,
the importance of practice,
how she approaches family photography in the same way as weddings,
advice for if you’re feeling stagnant,
why olives aren’t her favourite thing,
what happiness is to her,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 38: This is Menino Conhece Menina

Delighted to have the fantastic Menino Conhece Menina on the Podcast today for our 38th episode! Raquel and Daniel are some of the best wedding photographers in Portugal – and indeed, the world – with a quite stunning 9 Story Awards under their belt (and 7 Reportage Awards, too). Tune in today as they talk about:

how they’re deadling with covid times,
the story behind their brand name,
working together as a duo (both professionally and personally),
learning from each other (and arguing sometimes!),
Favourite TV series,
family time in lockdown,
tips on consistency,
how their multi-day photography & videography workshop, Steam and Steel, came to be,
the story behind one of their specific Reportage Awards,
how their experience as architects influences their photography,
tips on Story Awards and their experience judging for us,
what success means to them,
specific thoughts on capturing the First Dance,
why they often don’t use flash,
what makes a good wedding photographer,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 37: This is Aleks Kus

Delighted to have the great Aleks Kus with us for episode 37 of the This is Reportage Podcast! Based in Slovenia, winner of 7 Reportage Awards and a Story Award, Aleks was a delight to talk to, and really inspirational. Tune in today as he shares so much, including:

about Slovenia (and how it is the only country to have ‘love’ in its name),
the effect of corona in Slovenia and for him personally,
how he’s blind in one eye (how that happened and how its affected him),
his journey into weddings and his wedding motto,
tips for finding and honing your own style,
some film recommendations,
happiness, and what his time in hospital taught him,
the story of one of his Reportage Awards,
why he personally enters awards,
why communication is key,
knowing his wife from age 7 and why they always shoot together,
being a parent and a wedding photographer too,
his top tips for just starting out,
his all-time favourite image,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 36: This is Jill Streefland

Excited to have the fab Jill Streefland on the podcast today. One of the best wedding photographers in the Netherlands and winner of 5 Reportage Awards and 2 Story Awards, Jill was in our top 30 photographers of 2019, and she shares so much with us today, including:

actually shooting a wedding during the middle of corona times,
shooting fellow wedding photographers’ weddings,
her past life as a dancer and its impact on her photography,
how she got into photography,
the story of her very first wedding,
some Netflix recommendations,
Dirty Dancing,
the importance of workshops,
her specific thoughts and tips regarding Story Awards,
the story behind one of specific Reportage Awards,
some life changes she will make going forwards,
word of mouth and social media,
living in the moment,
a memorable mistake,
her recent work in boudoir,
something that bugs her about our industry,
what drives her in life,
what happiness is to her,
advice for just starting out,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 35: This is Ruan Redelinghuys

Welcome to the 35th episode of the This is Reportage Podcast, where it’s an absolute delight to be talking to the fantastic Ruan Redelinghuys! Ruan, based in South Africa, has been in our Top 30 Photographers for the past two years in a row, has won 10 Reportage Awards and 6 Story Awards, and just shares so much with us in the episode, including:

how he’s been coping with the pandemic and shooting face masks,
how he got into weddings,
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards,
tips for better coverage in general,
drive, inspiration and pushing himself,
flash and how he lights a dancefloor,
how SEO has been an important part of his business,
the importance of people to bounce ideas off,
his thoughts on shooting solo or with seconds,
a specific turning point in his career,
specific parts of the day that may have some nerves associated with them,
Canon and Sony,
specific tips on editing,
why digital signing of contracts is the way to go,
addressing your weaknesses head on,
and much more…

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