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June 26, 2016

Episode 338 – The rights of your copy

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This week, David Marland steps back in for the temporally-challenged Glynn Lavender.
We open with a link courtesy of ProCounter about intellectual property rights in Australia.
Apple is about to introduce RAW capture and edit to iOS 10 devices.
Keith Loutit spent 3 years putting together this amazing timelapse of Singapore.
Carl sent us a link to this behind-the-scenes video from Erik Johansson.
And ND filters for the fiscally-challenged.
Not sure who sent this (I think it was Peter Sambell), but there’s the 6 year old (!) who is shooting with a film camera!
And David brought us a couple of stories, including the one of the Queen and her chroma-key-friendly dress,
and the study which has confirmed what we all knew… that taking photos increases your enjoyment of life’s experiences.

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June 19, 2016

No podcast this week

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Sorry one and all, but no podcast this week.
Back next week!


June 12, 2016

Episode 337 – Fibonacci cats

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This week, Glynn found InstaMuseum, which allows you to create a virtual 3D gallery space in which to display your images.
Glynn’s gallery is here.
Sigma is having more lens issues, this time with the Canon 1Dxii.
Instagram is now offering Business Profiles.
More McCurry bashing.
Use Photoshop to Perspective Adjust a small portion of your image.
A new Model Release App for iOS.
I came across this Ansel Adams doco,
and this amazing body-painting project.
Carl told us about Sigma’s amazing new zoom lens,
and the story behind Neil Leifer’s amazing photo of the Ali/Liston fight.
David Marland brought us the story of the correlation between Fibonacci spirals and sleeping cats.
And Steve Peters brought us the story of the 9 year old who plays the role of Second Shooter to her dad’s wedding photography.

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June 5, 2016

Episode 336 – Your software is judging you

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week marks 10 years since Sony bought out Konica-Minolta‘s DSLR division,
and we’re revisiting the story Steve Peters submitted last week about data recovery.
The kookaburra photo we discussed:

The jury

Adam sent us this story about the duo who stage and shoot miniature post-apocalyptic scenes.
Glynn loves nothing more than tearing apart my photos. For the rest of you, there’s Picturesque, the software which judges your images while they’re still on the memory card, and tells you which ones you should download to your computer and which ones you should discard!
The app homepage is here.
The dpreview story on it here.
Then there’s Unfade which will look at old faded images and do its best to restore the colour and saturation to where they should be, which could come in very handy if you’re photographing whole pages of images from old photo albums.
And if you ARE doing that, then Photomyne might be handy, too! It will analyse said collages, and split them up into individual images for you!
Western Digital has just bought Sandisk for $17B.
Adobe’s Content Aware Crop brings me hope that my desire to rid the world of crooked horizons might one day come to fruition!
Peach Pit is was having a Spring into Summer Sale at the moment. Get 50% off your order (2 or more products) including David DucChemins yet to be released new version of Within the Frame. Looks like this offer may have already wrapped up.
Wannabe Darwin Award-recipients continue to kill themselves in the name of that all-important selfie. The latest is the Chinese man who was drowned whilst trying to take a seflie with…. wait for it!… a freakin’ WALRUS! As ya do. Once, and once only.
And Steve McCurry has vowed to rein in his photoshop use.

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May 29, 2016

Episode 335 – The post-USA tales

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This week, Glynn regales us with tales of his US jaunt.
Whilst there, he got to try out the new Tamron 85mm f1.8 lens which he reckons is the best lens in that size he’s come across. But as you’d expect, he wasn’t overly impressed with dpreview’s gallery of sample images shot with the lens.
He’s also pretty impressed with the GlowForge printer, which now holds the prestigious title of “Most Successful Crowdfunding Project of All Time” having raised 28 MILLION dollars in 30 days!
Apparently, there is a problem with Sigma lenses and Pentax’s new flagship DSLR, the K1, where the lenses are scratching the internals of the camera body.
Out of Taiwan comes the sad story of a female scuba-diver (who also happened to be asthmatic) who drowned whilst modelling for an underwater shoot recently.
The makers of PortraitPro have announced their new product, LandscapePro, which you can pick up right now for 50% off the regular price.
I came across this quote during the week, and thought it worthy of sharing:

“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit – all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.”

Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices

Steve Peters shared a few stories, including the awful truth about photography workshops,
the automated selfie-stick,
and an interview with David Zimmerman, the CEO of data recovery firm, LC Technology.
Carl shared the story of the practice of stripping a ton of metadata from your RAW files when you generate a jpeg.
Glynn was reminded of the church that burnt down near to where he was staying in New York.

NYC church fire

Adam brought us the story of the photography group from Canada who made a nuisance of themselves at Yellowstone National Park.
Glynn gave us a link to a David DuChemin blog post about this very group and their actions.
And finally, Adam shared this collection of print advertisements for all things photographic, spanning the last 130 years.

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May 22, 2016

No podcast this week

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I think everyone needs a break this week.
Me. Glynn. You guys.
🙂
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May 15, 2016

Episode 334 – Guest : Steve Peters

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This week, Steve Peters steps up with a couple of macro-related stories:
There’s the Top 20 macro shots on 500px this year (so far),
and a great portfolio of macro shots involving toy cars in different lands.
Steve has just discovered the DxO One, but is not convinced of its usefulness.
Adam told us about the Canon EF-M28mm macro lens with a built-in LED ring light,
and George reminds us that how the camera FEELS in your hands is just as important as its technical prowess.
Then, it seems that photographers are in danger of being labelled “pigeons”, with a slew of stories about photographic bad behaviour…
The 126 year old statue,
The 1920’s petrol station (also submitted by Adam),
plus some stories we’ve covered in the recent past… the Canadian bus shelters,
and the historical shipwreck story.

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May 8, 2016

Episode 333 – Guest : David Marland

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This week, David Marland pop s back in to co-host in Glynn’s absense.
Ian Reid chimes in with his anticipation of the forthcoming On1 RAW software,
and his disdain for Adobe,
Rakesh sent us this link to events happening in conjunction with the Vivid Festival in Sydney.
Carl reminds us that it’s been 5 years (already??) since David Duchemin did his best Humpty Dumpty impression (no disrespect intended!).
David Marland brought a bunch of stories with him, including Wet Plate Day.
A couple of interesting exhibitions happening in Sydney as part of the Head On Photography Festival:
“In the skin”.
“Altered Lands”.
Microscopic macros for huge poster sized insects,
How they make ink,
Interchangeable lens camera sales steady as Canon profits plunge,
Leica Reveals the LCD-Free Leica M-D (Typ 262),
Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter,
and the story of the Melbourne photographer vs Calvin Klein.

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May 1, 2016

Episode 332 – Guest : Rob Coates

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This week, Rob Coates pops in for a chat to follow up on Glynn’s comments from last week.
Then, it’s on to the stories Glynn and I didn’t get to last week.
Lytro’s new cinema camera is going to push your storage capacity to its limits!
On1 announces their new On1 Photo RAW processing software.
Adam pointed us to a story about photographers and their backup routines… or lack thereof,
and the story of one Leica using having a not-so-fun time with customer service.
Steve Peters showed us an animation created from old photos,
and pointed us to a great article about the 5 things that can happen to light when it hits a physical object,
Rakesh e-mailed me about “face registration”; an awesome new feature that Sony has introduced into some of its cameras,
and Carl sent us the video of the 20 year old Nikon film SLR with a faster frame rate than today’s flagship D5!

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April 24, 2016

Episode 331 – Lambs to the slaughter

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This week, Glynn rips into my Little Red Riding Hood images (facebook) – (my photography website).

Then, we had 3 listeners who were brave (or is that ‘stupid’?) enough to submit their images for critique.
First up, Rob “Johnny-on-the-spot” Coates…

Hot June nightHell hath no furyDecisions

Then, Alexander Kozhekin…

Temple 1Temple 2
Fisherman 1Fisherman 2

David Kembrey…

SurferAngie on fenceLeaves

and finally, a couple from Glynn.

Vietnamese womanEdit of Alex's image

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April 17, 2016

No podcast this week

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Sorry one and all, but with Glynn galavanting around the globe again, I decided to give myself a week off too.
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April 10, 2016

Episode 330 – Goodbye again

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This week,
Glynn responds to David Marland’s “Agree Disagree” comments,
apparently, everything is horrible, or at least it appears that 80’s portraiture was, anyway!,
although a guy called Dean Collins had a handle on it.
You could buy 6 hours of his lighting training on DVD for US$150,
or you could just jump on youtube.
Lytro decides it’s time to rethink their core business, and it’s not lightfield cameras.
Which reminded me about the coming-soon action movie, Harcore Henry, which is shot almost entirely in the first person (which I said on the podcast was ENTIRELY shot that way, but that is not the case).
Peter Stewart has published a bunch of his shots, both before and after post-production.
I came across a collection of images that was intriguing. Glynn wasn’t so impressed, but are you surprised by that?
In the last week or so, we’ve all heard about Adobe jacking up the price of Creative Cloud for Australian subscribers because of the fall in the exchange rate. This prompted David Marland to ask if it wasn’t time for another discussion about alternatives to LR/PS.
Which led me to a site called, surprise surprise…. alternativeto.net!
They’ve got suggestions for LR alternatives, and PS alternatives. But you can also enter the name of any other software to get more suggestions.
I also found another list of alternatives.
Adam told us about the post that claims Sony’s dive into mirroless cameras with 35mm sensors was a “fatal” mistake.
But the Sony fans hit back.
Plus there was the guy who wanted to light not one, but two “Flying Bulls” acrobatic planes whilst they were in the air!
Grant Palmer alerted us to one of the many April Fools pranks doing the rounds this week.
Steve Peters wants us to consider the possibility that we photographers are a grumpy bunch.
We want your images to critique. And to get the ball rolling, Glynn critiques 6 of his own images from India.

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April 3, 2016

Episode 329 – Aching hearts (take #2)

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 14:28

This week, Glynn gives us a blow-by-blow account of the India trip.
Images we discuss include:

Then, I finally got around this week, to reading David du Chemin’s free e-book “Ten”. If you haven’t read it yet, you should do so. It’ll only take half an hour, and might just get you thinking in some new ways about your photography.
This week, Sony announced the forthcoming RX10mk3, which looks to be one VERY competent bridge camera.
BBC Four has either just run, or is currently running, a series called “Colour: The Spectrum of Science”. This video makes it seem like it could be quite interesting.
Carl goes all steampunk on us, with this awesome retro-inspired keyboard.
Rajesh Kumar told me about a new Android app he’s developed called Lamhaa. The idea is to hook up photographers with potetnial clients based on location. Check it out if that seems like your thing.
David Marland told us about Maxim Magazine’s little faux pas, where they thought it would be a good idea to put a plus-sized model on the front cover, but then airbursh her to make her slimmer. Say wha?
Adam wanted us to know that Yahoo! is up for sale, so if you want to buy a slice, get your cheque book out now. You have ’til April 11th.
And Steve Peters points us to a blog post that reminds us that sharpness isn’t the only criteria we should look for in a lens.

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Episode 329 – Aching hearts

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, Glynn gives us a blow-by-blow account of the India trip.
Images we discuss include:

Then, I finally got around this week, to reading David du Chemin’s free e-book “Ten”. If you haven’t read it yet, you should do so. It’ll only take half an hour, and might just get you thinking in some new ways about your photography.
This week, Sony announced the forthcoming RX10mk3, which looks to be one VERY competent bridge camera.
BBC Four has either just run, or is currently running, a series called “Colour: The Spectrum of Science”. This video makes it seem like it could be quite interesting.
Carl goes all steampunk on us, with this awesome retro-inspired keyboard.
Rajesh Kumar told me about a new Android app he’s developed called Lamhaa. The idea is to hook up photographers with potetnial clients based on location. Check it out if that seems like your thing.
David Marland told us about Maxim Magazine’s little faux pas, where they thought it would be a good idea to put a plus-sized model on the front cover, but then airbursh her to make her slimmer. Say wha?
Adam wanted us to know that Yahoo! is up for sale, so if you want to buy a slice, get your cheque book out now. You have ’til April 11th.
And Steve Peters points us to a blog post that reminds us that sharpness isn’t the only criteria we should look for in a lens.

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March 27, 2016

Episode 328 – Guest : Richard Bartlett

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This week, I’m joined by Richard Bartlett, a photographer from Newcastle (just an hour north of me).
We discuss where it all started for him, and what has helped shape his craft to where it’s at today.
The Batman image we discuss on the podcast even ended up being printed in this weekend’s Newcastle Herald Newspaper.

Richard's photo in the paper.

Richard’s photo in the paper.

Links:

Richard Bartlett Photography and Digital Creation
Richard Bartlett Events
Richard Bartlett (photography website)
Richard on 500px, viewbug, and instagram.
Jasin Boland (movie stills photographer)

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