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SHUTTER STORIES

A Canon podcast about photography and filmmaking

SHUTTER STORIES

Business, creative, kit and careers: hear from leading photographers and filmmakers on Shutter Stories

Listen to our podcast for inspiration, technical discussion and pro tips on how to make it in the industry from influential photographers, filmmakers and industry leaders from around the world.

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Our hosts

Meet the hosts leading the conversations on Shutter Stories.

  • Lucy Hedges

    HOST

    Lucy Hedges

    Technology Editor and gadget enthusiast Lucy Hedges has a background in television and an eye on industry trends, keeping listeners informed on the latest in tech and photography and film news.

  • Ilvy Njiokiktjien

    HOST

    Ilvy Njiokiktjien

    Documentary photography and Canon Ambassador Ilvy Njiokiktjien brings years of experience in the industry to the conversation, diving into debate and bringing stories to life.

Like what you heard? Read more stories, gain more insight and be more inspired by photographers and filmmakers in our Pro stories.

  • A red rally car fills the frame, dust and dirt from the road billowing up behind it.

    ARTICLE

    Going off-road with the Canon EOS R3

    Motorsports photographer Vladimir Rys tries out the Canon EOS R3's groundbreaking racing car tracking AF on his first electric rally car shoot.

  • A group of casually dressed young people lie around and in a pool, some on inflatable pink flamingoes. Almost all of them are looking at phones or laptops.

    ARTICLE

    Jérôme Gence's five documentary tips

    His stories on the impact of new technology have made him a much sought-after documentary photographer. Jérôme Gence offers his best advice.

  • A portrait of a woman with a large afro filled with sunflowers.

    ARTICLE

    What does body positivity mean for photography?

    With increasing diversity in casting for fashion and beauty shoots, it seems the industry is changing for the better. Two photographers and a plus-size model discuss.

  • Vocalist and songwriter Desta Haile in side profile, surrounded by foliage.

    ARTICLE

    My first commission – and what it taught me

    Four photographers and a filmmaker reveal what they did to get their first paid commission – and what they'd advise you to do to get yours.

  • ARTICLE

    My toughest wildlife shoot

    Five top wildlife photographers reveal the stories behind their most challenging shoots and how they eventually managed to get the shots they wanted.

  • Filming top wildlife shows with a Canon CN20x50 lens

    ARTICLE

    Filming top wildlife shows with a Canon CN20x50 lens

    Award-winning wildlife cinematographer Sophie Darlington shares her storytelling tricks and why she couldn't work without a Canon CN20x50 lens.

  • 10 social media tips for photographers

    ARTICLE

    10 social media tips for photographers

    Three Canon Ambassadors with more than 1m followers between them share their tips for creating innovative and engaging social media content.

  • 1 camera, 2 lenses, 140,000 coastal photos

    ARTICLE

    1 camera, 2 lenses, 140,000 coastal photos

    Photographer Quintin Lake shares how he maintains momentum on a challenging photo project, walking 10,034km over 413 days so far, come what may...

  • ARTICLE

    Photographers on why self-care matters

    Two professional photographers share their experiences of stress and burnout and share advice for helping your mental wellbeing.

  • filmmaking

    ARTICLE

    Filmmaking after lockdown: voices from the field

    Filmmakers, DoPs and producers share how the pandemic has impacted their work – and how they see the future of the industry.

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