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Behind the Drawbridge – Photography Podcast from Castle Cameras

Join Graham and Rob 'Behind the Drawbridge', at Castle Cameras, as they explore the wonderful world of photography. Castle Cameras is one of the leading independent photography retailers in the UK.The guys go deep on both the technical aspects of cameras, lenses, tripods, flash and other accessories, along with the funnier side of being a photographer, camera shop employee and being two daft, slightly middled-aged men. They have interviews with industry insiders, photographers, both amateur and professional, and other interesting folk who like to talk.

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What is your favourite 'blankety blank'? - PART 2

This week we delve deep into Rob and Graham's legend and find out what their favourite camera related things are. This one went on a bit so we've split it into two halves! Catch part 1 in a previous episode. Email us: podcast@castlecameras.co.uk

38mins

21 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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What is your favourite 'blankety blank'? - PART 1

This week we delve deep into Rob and Graham's legend and find out what their favourite camera related things are. This one went on a bit so we've split it into two halves! Catch part 2 next week.  Email us: podcast@castlecameras.co.uk

29mins

7 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Holiday Cameras

Rob and Graham chat about their favourite cameras to take away on holiday, or vacation, for our friends across the ocean.  Don't forget to email us in your questions, suggestions or abuse to podcast@castlecameras.co.uk. We'd love to hear from you :)

26mins

30 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Ocean, Earth and Air – An Interview with Canon Ambassador Chris Fallows

In this special episode, as part of Canon's Camera Store Week we had the opportunity to interview world renowned wildlife photographer and Canon Ambassador, Chris Fallows.  This interview was conducted on Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live. click the link to see the full video.  Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6 Image 7 Image 8 Image 9 Image 10 Image 11 Image 12 Image 13 Image 14

54mins

9 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Mirrorless vs DSLR - who wins?

It's the fight of the century! Mirrorless vs DSLR, who will win this battle of titans? Rob and Graham go round by round between these two camera systems and ask, which is better in 2021?  In other news, we look at production difficulties for Nikon with the 180-400mm lens (link to original article here: https://petapixel.com/2021/05/20/nikon-suspends-orders-for-dslr-lens-cites-production-reasons/) and ask whether Rankin is more like Paul Hollywood or Mary Berry? (https://petapixel.com/2021/05/21/bbc-set-to-air-photography-show-inspired-by-the-great-british-bake-off/). As ever, please do email in any questions. The guys would love to read them out and do their best to answer them in a future episode. Email: podcast@castlecameras.co.uk

1hr 2mins

26 May 2021

Rank #5

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Have you got GAS?

It's a terrible disease, one that affects more people than you might imagine! We talk about Gear Acquisition Syndrome, that ever burning need to buy more gear. We discuss our experiences of it, why we think it happens and the lengths some customers go to, to conceal it!  As ever, please do email in any questions. The guys would love to read them out and do their best to answer them in a future episode. Email: podcast@castlecameras.co.uk

32mins

12 May 2021

Rank #6

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Best and Worst Photography Experiences, Vol.1 – Wedding Photography

Welcome back!  Rob and Graham open the door to their personal experiences as photographers in their new series 'Best and Worst Photography Experiences'. This instalment looks at that very popular segment amongst professionals... trying to make a living as a wedding photographer!  They share their highs and lows as jobbing snappers at various weddings over the years, including a story from Graham at the end of the episode that you cannot miss. It is the funniest/weirdest wedding photography story you will ever hear!  You can find out a bit more about the staff at Castle Cameras here And if you're really bored, you can see some of Graham's wedding pictures here, along with some of Rob's (non-wedding) images here. As ever, please do email in any questions. The guys would love to read them out and do their best to answer them in a future episode. Email: podcast@castlecameras.co.uk

47mins

5 May 2021

Rank #7

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What is a 1 inch sensor? For a start, it's not 1 inch.

What is a 1 inch sensor? Rob and Graham talk it over. There are many different digital sensors on the market, from teeny tiny mobile phone sensors, right up to huge medium format sensors. Today they discuss a fairly recent invention, the 1 inch sensor and where it is used and why, along with some recommendations of the best 1 inch sensor cameras out there.  Check out Castle Cameras' selection of 1 inch sensor cameras here  Email the guys a question! They will read it out and do their best to answer it: podcast@castlecameras.co.uk

21mins

28 Apr 2021

Rank #8