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You are the magic: what an advertising legend can teach photographers

You are the magic: what an advertising legend can teach photographers

November 22, 2020

A few years ago on holidays I read a little gem of a book by advertising legend Paul Arden “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.”

Arden was a creative director at London advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi, and was responsible for some of the most famous British advertising campaigns of all time.

I read this little book about once a year, it’s funny, insightful, and full of snippets of advice and inspiration for creative people.

Much of the advice in the book is aimed at copy writers and people working in ad agencies, but the book also contains many pearls of wisdom for all creatives from all walks of life.

In this episode, I've taken nine quotes from the book and interpreted them in a way that you can apply to your photography.

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Sprocktastic 2020 judging with Roxanna Angles

Sprocktastic 2020 judging with Roxanna Angles

November 2, 2020

A very Sprocktastic episode... the judging of Sprocktastic 2020 with the delightful Roxanna Angles @roxannalog

Play along at home: the entries are published at mattlovescameras.com

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Lomography Sprocket Rocket!

Lomography Sprocket Rocket!

October 24, 2020

2010 was not a great year for film photography, but among all the doom and gloom, one shining light stood proud like a lighthouse on the horizon: Lomography Society International.

When so many other camera manufacturers were discontinuing products or leaving the industry altogether, Lomography launched a brand new camera: the Sprocket Rocket!

I've shot three rolls of film through this plastic beauty... but is it any good? Keep listening and find out!

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In the darkroom with Alasdair D

In the darkroom with Alasdair D

September 25, 2020

In episode 37 of Matt Loves Cameras I visit Alasdair D's darkroom for a crash course in darkroom printing! I also have a ton of thank you messages and also a couple of reminders about upcoming competitions! 

Check out Alasdair's website https://aspirationalphotos.com/  and his Ko-Fi page https://ko-fi.com/aspirationalphotos

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Polaroid Road Trip Through Southern Queensland

Polaroid Road Trip Through Southern Queensland

August 31, 2020
Join me as I drive through Southern Queensland with two Polaroid cameras, a Pentax 645nii, a Fujifilm Klasse S, a Blackbird Fly, and a MJU II! 
 
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Robot3 Action Camera: the Disderi Robot

Robot3 Action Camera: the Disderi Robot

August 19, 2020
The Robot3 Action Camera is a cheap 35mm plastic toy camera produced circa 2007-2008. It was sold by Vastfame Camera, a Hong Kong export company that had ties to a factory in mainland China. 
 
The camera has a cute robot face on the front of the camera around the three lenses. At some stage, it was nicknamed the Disderi Robot... but who exactly was Disderi? Keep listening and find out!
 
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Emails, Matt Loves pano zine details, plus, the new sprockets challenge!

Emails, Matt Loves pano zine details, plus, the new sprockets challenge!

July 19, 2020
An episode chock full of listener letters along with correspondence from not one, not two, but THREE film photography podcasters! Plus, details on the proposed Matt Loves Panos 2020 zine a few more details on the new sprockets challenge! 
 
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Matt Loves Panos 2020: plastic pano camera challenge competition judging!

Matt Loves Panos 2020: plastic pano camera challenge competition judging!

July 12, 2020

The wait is over! Matthew Joseph and I judge the Matt Loves Panos 2020 plastic pano camera challenge competition entries!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered, Matthew Joseph, and our celebrity film photography podcast judges!

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Let’s make a film photography zine with InDesign and Mixam!

Let’s make a film photography zine with InDesign and Mixam!

May 29, 2020
In episode 32 of Matt Loves Cameras I discuss the creative challenge of making a zine. I talk you through all the choices and decisions I made with my first film photography zine Every Summer. Hear about my tips as well as some pitfalls I made. Here's a list of topics I discuss:
  • What's a zine?
  • Reasons why you should make a film photography zine
  • Pros and cons of using Adobe InDesign and Mixam
  • Ideas for your zine
  • How to decide on the size and type of paper for your zine 
  • Adding text vs not adding text
  • Zine distribution 
  • Editing and review
  • Colour spaces
  • Exporting your zine for upload
  • PR for your zine
  • What makes a good zine?
 
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Every Summer: shooting film on the Isle of Wight

Every Summer: shooting film on the Isle of Wight

April 30, 2020
I never wanted to go to the Isle of Wight. I didn't have anything against the place per se, but we didn't have the time nor money to do the trip I had planned, so this is where we ended up for a family holiday last September during our last week overseas.
 
In the end, I didn't mind going. Let's face it, it was the Isle of Wight or another week in Wolverhampton. What I found when I got there stunned me. Narrow country lanes, picture postcard villages, deserted coastal paths, decrepit seaside piers, ancient castles, chairlifts, steam trains,  amusement arcades, beautiful gardens, cream teas: this was the England of yesteryear. I bloody loved it.
 
When I got back to Australia I had my film developed and scanned. When I saw the results, I knew this was the opportunity I had been waiting for, and I put together my first film photography zine Every Summer.
 
Find out all about the zine and the locations that inspired it in this episode of Matt Loves Cameras. You can buy a copy of Every Summer on my website https://mattlovescameras.com

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