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April 22, 2018

Episode 399 – Vinyl and Cibachrome

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

This week, Glynn found the AR Studio app but was disappointed with the price (It is iOS, so what did he expect?).
He also came across 17 lighting recipes,
and this shootout between flash and natural light.
GoPro stock price has taken a big hit, and may very well soon be on the receiving end of a takeover bid from Xiaomi.
And check out these amazing composites, which represent hours of sport condensed into one image.
The prize list we have to giveaway for episode 400 continues to grow.
As already mentioned, we have the awesome Gnarbox original. If you want a chance to get your grubby mitts on that, send us your best travel photo or video. You know where to send it.
The good folk at Mindshift have come to the party with one of their newest-to-market bags, the Exposure 13.
And the guys at Black Rapid are throwing in an R-Strap, as well.
Glynn is still on the hunt for more goodies, too!

Adam sent us the story of the fella who bought a 10 year supply of Cibachrome paper when he heard that Kodak was ceasing production. Now, it’s a race against the clock to use the paper up before the chemicals break down.
He also sent us the story of the landscape/wildlife videographer who needed a 20x optical zoom for his work. He challenged Canon to build it, and they did!
And LargeSense unveils the world’s first single shot 8×10 digital camera.

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April 20, 2018

Episode 398 – Interrupting Glynn’s nap

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 9:00

Well, this is just weird. I was just preparing this week’s episode (#399) and realised that THIS episode (#398) never actually released 2 weeks ago when it was meant to! So, looks like you’re getting TWO episodes this week! This one off-schedule, and then #399 on Sunday. Enjoy!

 

 

This week, Bruce has finally discovered a Linux app (which also happens to run on Windoze and MacOS) which acts as a Photoshop replacement. Multi-layered documents, vector layers, AND 16 bit file support (which Gimp, sadly, does not support… yet).
The app in question is Krita.
There’s even a section on the page about where Krita is superior to PS.

Rob Coates sent us a link to this video of a drone flight in Russia which alledges to have reached 10,000 meters!
I’m not convinvced it got THAT high, but it certainly was impressive!

Carl has been unfaithful again, listening to OTHER podcasts! Pfft. Really?
He particularly liked this episode of He Shoots, He Draws.

Adam sent us the story of the photographer who sparked an armed manhunt after being mistaken for a ‘sniper’!
And the insect photographer who is suing a pest control company for $2.7 million.

Glynn is pretty excited about the kickstarter campaign for Gnarbox v2.
The guys reached their target in 35 minutes! Pretty impressive!
Also, the lovely folks at Gnarbox are giving us an original Gnarbox to give away alongside episode 400! Woohoo!
We need ideas on how to pick a winner. Throw us your ideas. You know how!

Plus, there’s the story of the Prosthetic Photographer.
I’m still not convinced that this wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke, although Glynn is of the opinion that it wasn’t.

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April 15, 2018

No podcast this week

Filed under: Blog — Bruce Williams @ 13:42

Sorry again, folks.

Episode #400 is looking like being a Christmas Special, at this rate! 🙂


April 1, 2018

No podcast this week

Filed under: Blog — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

Sorry gang. Glynn and I weren’t able to coordinate this week. And no, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke!


March 25, 2018

Episode 397 – Flaky models

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

This week, my second mermaid model bailed on the day of the shoot.
There’s the 2018 Underwater photo of the year,
Rob Coates is disappointed he didn’t get to bid on this camera.
Adam sent us a few stories, like the guy who wants to sue the photographer whose images HE had been stealing,
the new Canon 470ex-ai speedlite can automatically turn its head for a perfect bounce flash,
why you need to be aware of 500px’s (Very) ‘Flexible Pricing’,
this one about the photographer who captures stunning landscapes lit by drones above the mountains,
the Russian ‘Vivian Maier’ discovered after 30,000 photos found in attic,
and the photo contest judges who didn’t judge anything.
And Glynn just found “Retouchist” from NVidia, and is quite excited by the idea.

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March 18, 2018

Episode 396 – Memories of Bangladesh

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This week, Glynn shares tales and images from Bangladesh.


February 18, 2018

Episode 395 – Angel shoot analysis

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This week, Glynn takes a magnifiying glass to my shoot with Angel.

Angel 1Angel 2
Angel 3Angel 4

Plus we chat about my planned shoot for this Saturday.

Rob Coates has gone atomic, with this story that takes macro photography to a new level!
Glynn has gone to the other extreme with this image of the Earth, taken from 5.7 billion miles away.

Earth

Adam sent us the story of Zack Arias’ warning about the dangers and pitfalls of submitting images to Unsplash sans-model release.

“Let me make this as clear as possible. If a photograph is used in a commercial sense and it is not model released, you as the photographer are liable. you can be taken to court and sued. It’s that simple.” – Zack Arias

Glynn also like the gear porn from the Winter Olympics.
Plus, the finalists from the World Press Photo Awards have been announced.

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February 12, 2018

No podcast this week

Filed under: Blog — Bruce Williams @ 7:27

Sorry one and all.

Not only were Glynn and I unable to coordinate on a time to record last week, but I also forgot to write this post so that it would publish at the usual time.

We have got plans to record this week coming, though. So, barring Any unforseen circumstances, there will be a podcast next Sunday!

Cheers.


February 4, 2018

Episode 394 – Indiegogo, or Indie-no-no

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

This week, Teigan and I are planning another shoot, based on this shoot.
Glynn is not impressed, but eager to rip me to shreds after we’ve done it, anyway.
Tony White told us about Zion National Park banning tripods in photo workshops,
Adam sent us these weird, wonderful photos from the archives,
the story of Reuters being banned from the Olympic opening ceremony for leaked photos,
and the sad tale of the fragile Lake Wanaka tree, and how it could be destroyed because of tourists’ instagram photos.
Glynn likes the Chairpod, but something tells me it’s only because it allows him to sit down.
There’s some new Canon patents, which could be a wonderful thing if they are ever actually implemented.
He’s also been scouring Indiegogo. Some gold, some… not so much.
There’s the Magilight,
the multi-aperture pinhole lens,
the one lens cap to rule them all,
something to alleviate your need for a drone/UAV,
and this sorry excuse for a campaign.
Also, Photokina has announced that it will now be an annual show, rather than biennial. Glynn’s take is that this is out of desperation rather than “We’ve got sooooo much to show you”.

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January 28, 2018

Episode 393 – We’re back!

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

Glynn had an ‘interesting’ month while we were gone.
But I did actually manage to get out and do a photoshoot with Teigan Clarke (who I’ve shot with a couple of times before).
See the images on Facebook or via my website.

There was the interesting and slightly amusing story of the 22 y.o. “social influencer” who wanted hotel accommodation in exchange for some of that “exposure” stuff.

Carl wrote to tell us about the GoMovi, a film-maker’s gimbal for your smartphone,
and to share this “Best of” post from Scott Kelby, in which Scott shares some of his favourite guests from 2017. Some very interesting reading there.

Rob Coates picked up the story of the unlucky Australian landscape photographer who was struck by lightning whilst hiking in King’s Canyon in the Northern Territory. Sadly, the all-too-common practise of carrying his tripod over his shoulder during a thunderstorm proved fatal.

Glynn found the Aurora Variable GND filter, but isn’t quite convinced of its utility. In their defence, it IS marketed as a hard transition filter. Perhaps a truly graduated version will come later?

Glynn also came up with this list of links of all the best photo products announced at CES2018

Um… yeah.
Apparently, that was it.

Also, anyone living in, or visiting Melbourne… Glynn recommends you get along and check out Artvo at Docklands. Clever paintings allow you to stand ‘inside’ them, have your photo taken, and appear in an almost 3D world!
Here are some pics of Glynn’s kiddos…

Jen Loong

Jen Loong – Founder, WanderSnap

And to wrap up, I had a chat with Jen Loong, photographer and entrepreneur behind WanderSnap, a platform which looks to unite non-photographers-on-holiday with local photographers.
Check out what Jen is doing: WanderSnap | Her Instagram | Her personal site


December 17, 2017

Episode 392 – Another one bites the dust

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

This week, another year is done!
On the darktable front, Hell froze over!

“darktable-for-windows: we finally ported darktable to Windows and intend to support it in the future. At the moment it’s still lacking a few features (for example there is not printing support), has a few limitations (tethering requires special drivers to be installed) and comes with its own set of bugs.
But overall we are confident that it’s quite usable already and hope you will enjoy it. A very special thanks goes to Peter Budai who finally convinced us to agree to the port and who did most of the work.”

Carl sent us the story of Beth Moon who spent a staggering 14 years capturing stunning images of the world’s oldest trees,
and a link to this unofficial Lightroom to Instagram Export plugin.

Rob Coates told us about the guy in Tasmania who is selling his amazing collection of over 1300 (!) cameras, dating as far back as 1870!.

Adam pointed us toward the Isolite modifier system, which lets you relight your photo in post,
the “artist” who stole the photos he used in a public art installation, even though he was paid $15,000 to commission it!
And the news that Lytro has shut down its Light Field photo sharing website.

Glynn told us about the website dedicated to helping you find your pilfered images around the web… and how THAT website was, itself, copied and infringed.
Also, Prynt is offering a subscription to their printer/paper service, where you can have an unlimited number of prints every month! Europe/US only, so far.
Adobe is showing off its next iteration of smart subject selection. Coming to a version of Photoshop soon.
Have a great Festive Season one and all, and we’ll catch ya late January!

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December 10, 2017

No podcast this week

Filed under: Blog — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

Sorry one and all.
Just… can’t even… 🙂


December 3, 2017

No podcast this week

Filed under: Blog — Bruce Williams @ 11:00

Sorry one and all.

We were seriously about five minutes from hitting record, when Glynn received a distressing phone call which changed everything.


November 26, 2017

Episode 391 – Fainting models

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

This week, Glynn brings us up to speed on the, shall we say “interesting”, Cradle Mountain weekend workshop.

Adam sent us the story of the camera battery exploding at Orlando airport,
the story of a scammer on facebook who conned lots of people,
and the guy who THOUGHT he’d receive a $30k bounty from a thankful DJI.

And Rob Coates sent us this rather disturbing story/image.

Glynn has also recently watched “Harry Benson: Shoot First” on Netflix and found it thoroughly enjoyable.
BTW, that link is for the Aussie Netflix site. If anyone wants to send me a link for other markets, I’m happy to include those here.

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November 19, 2017

No podcast this week

Filed under: Blog — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

Sorry one and all.
For a guy without a job, I sure have been flat out this week.
Back next week.

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