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March 22, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 289

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This week, Glynn’s daughter’s timelapse project,
the World Press Award photo exhibition in Sydney,
the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam,
Huskies on ice,
Pass the camera project #1 is progressing nicely,
the Rolliflex factory auction,
Hand made cameras from Czechoslovakia,
Steve McCurry compositional techniques,
Light painting with a phone,
the work of Andrew Studer,
New Elinchrom Quadras,
Canon and National Geographic team up to create a photography-related tv show,
and Sotheby’s and eBay combine forces to auction off original antique photographic prints.

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March 15, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 288

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This week, Glynn found that a lens hood isn’t always a good thing,
here are a couple of images [1] [2] he shot at a camera club talk.
The second one was criticised for its negative space (subject looking out of the frame).
What are your thoughts? Valid composition, or utter shite? :)
Canon issues an advisory against using lithium ion batteries in their speedlights,
Sony’s new 24-240mm zoom for 35mm sensors,
the image of the weasal and the woodpecker that broke the internet this week, and how it came to be captured,
some images from Angela Bacon-Kidwell,
what went wrong for TriggerTrap,
waterproof filters,
apparently, 20% of entrants in the World Press Photo Contest were disqualified for ‘cheating’,
this guy even had his award revoked,
you know the photographic industry is struggling when a giant like Nikon diversifies its business interests into the medical arena in order to, no pun intended, “reduce its exposure to the camera market”,
some gorgeous abstract imagery from Mike Cable,
a new GoPro-like clone out of China for $64? (Specs at the end of the show notes)
Some cool new Nissin flash units, which incorporate their own built-in wireless Commander system,
and the funky little Q20 flash unit currently on Kickstarter.

According to the released specs the Chinese action cam will be just as good or better than the GoPro Hero in several key features:

$64 vs $130
1080p/60fps vs 1080p/30fps
7fps continous vs 5fps
72 grams vs 111 grams (2.5oz/3.9oz)
Max storage: 64GB MicroSD vs 32GB MicroSD
H.264 encoding (same)
155 degree wide angle lens (the GoPro wins this one with 170 degrees)
Waterproof up to 40 meters with underwater housing (not included)
Additional features:

Built-in WiFi (100 meter range) and Bluetooth 4.0
Optional Bluetooth remote control
Remote control handset app – allowing you to shoot, edit and share you photos and video
Travel edition comes with a selfie stick
BSI (back-illuminated sensor)
Ambarella A7LS processor
Panasonic high density lithium-ion battery
Battery indicator
3D noise reduction

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March 8, 2015

No podcast this week

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

Apologies one and all, but Skype (or was it just the interwebz in general?)  did not want to play nicely with the other children this week.
After three attempts, all of which dissolved into a mush of distorted audio, and a 4 second lag, we gave it all away as a bad joke.
Maybe next week….


March 1, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 287

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

This week, a couple of images [1] [2] Glynn took at a camera club talk this past week,
the nasty scam targeting photographers,
the Konost Camera,
some early William Talbot images up for sale,
the Garden Photographer of the year appears to have missed the mark somewhat,,
the guy who take a photo of EVERY. SINGLE. THING. his right hand touches,
Annie Leibovitz talks about her career HIGHLIGHTS,
a bunch of stuff from photohjojo, including Apple Juice,
the Ride-a-long device for charging your devices whilst riding your bicycle,
an iPhone projector for $1,
iPhone Grad Filters,
or how about one of everything?
There was the gorgeous Oscar’s after-party portraits,
Ben von Wong pulled off an awesome Superhero-inspired photoshoot for the staff at SmugMug,
Adam told us about this new anti-paparazzi clothing,
how even the Bush family fell victim to not paying for a professional photographer,
and the amateur photographer being extorted for running a photo competition on her website.

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February 22, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 286

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This week, details of my motorcycle accident,
Glynn’s new sponsor (Xlite),
an awesome ND Filter,
your iPad is now your touch tablet, thanks to Astropad,
amazing new digital skylights from CoeLux,
the Beehive picture hanger system,
whacky pics with leaf blowers,
Glynn is thinking of changing the term Spray and Pray to ‘The Indecisive Moment’, in memory of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s book, “The Decisive Moment”,
newsroom employees who have to look at raw video from terrorists starting to suffer from PTSD,
the cameras used to take the winning images in the World Press Photographic Awards for 2014,
NASA shoots a photo of the sun every second for 5 years and then produces a video of the highlights,
stupid crowdfunding projects for lazy people,
modular phones and cameras,
Apple rebrands iPhoto as Photos for Mac,
thief returns the memory card (but unfortunately not the camera gear as well),
Rakesh told us about Scott Kelby and RC Conception’s new vidcast-vodcast-tv-series-thingy about Lightroom,
Carl pointed us to info about new Nikon DSLR’s,
Adam told us about Murray Frederick’s expedition to shoot nothing on the icesheets of Greenland,
and Steve Peters pointed us toward this video of a funky new tripod head.

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February 15, 2015

No podcast this week

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

Apologies to the 7 of you, but there’s no podcast this week.
We’ll be back next week.
And that’s not just some idle threat, that’s a promise! :)


February 8, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 285

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

This week,
Google Earth Pro is now free (reduced from US$399!)
geotagging images in Lightroom,
pilot may have caused his plane to crash by taking selfies,
Carl alerted us to these Supermoon Tour t-shirts,
Adam told us about some Kickstarter projects,
DxO Optics offering up their software free until the end of February,
photographers posing with prints of their most iconic images,
photographers with over-inflated senses of entitlement complaining about yellow cars,
Glynn and his model troubles,
hello Belinda Campbell,
the tattoo artist vs the photographer,
a big week for Olympus with the release of the OMD-ED II,
Pentax 35mm sensor camera in development,
Canon’s 50MP cameras blown away by 3200mp monster,
DSLR mirror box in slo-mo,
the Humans of New York project,
the Air Jordan logo furore,
expensive weddings,
and the camera is on its way to YOU (if you’re a part of the ‘pass-the-camera’ project, that is)!

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February 1, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 284

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This week, Adam alerted us to the fella lighting vegetables from the inside,
Carl pointed us to this Kodak commercial extolling the virtues of digital, which then prompted Glynn to go looking for this one as well,
Glynn is also salivating over the new Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 IS lens,
the beauty of W. Eugene Smith’s work was allegedly 90% darkroom,
would YOU spend a year to put together a 90 second video?
trippy star trails with zoom effects,
tin type silver portraits,
Sports Illustrated lays off its staff photographers,
Canon’s next big thing,
plus heaps more.

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January 25, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 283

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 21:31

We’re back for another year!
This week, Glynn is unsatisfied with the intro,
but he has done his ‘New Years Revolution’,
he had a couple of bits of bad news early in the new year,
plus an interesting warm weather workshop,
check out these images shot at an NFL game with the Lytro lightfield camera,
Picattoo will turn your Instagram pics into temporary tattoos,
the 40 things you can do to increase your ‘attractiveness’,
the iPhone app that will allow you to do Focus Stacking,
Canon returning production to Japan,
the UnForeground,
6 portrait lighting patterns every photographer should know, courtesty of DPS,
and the captivating story of the couple who have bought themselves a really old French chateau, and are restoring it. We feel it should be preserved for photo shoots in its current state! Check it out!

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December 14, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 282

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This week, the final episode for 2014!
Last week, Glynn told us about the camera with a 1/2,000,000th of a second shutter speed. Pfft. That’s lame! How does a ONE TRILLIONTH of a second grab ya?
I came across this gorgeous 365 day personal selfie project,
Peter Lik now holds 4 of the top 20 spots for Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold, some are suggesting that this was a publicity stunt, and if it was, it sure worked! Seems everyone is talking about it on social media.
Adam brought our attention to the Relio light cubes. Not flashes, but battery-powered cubes of light for still or video work. The odd part? Available in colour temps of 3000K, 3500K and 4500K. No daylight white balance (5600K)? Say wha?
Why it’s ok to hate your old photos,
Steve Peters pointed me toward this video of one photographer’s story about why he left Nikon for Sony,
Rob Coates weighed in on the validity and authenticity of both ‘minify’ and ‘functionality’,
Carl showed us a video about how to move your Lightroom catalogues between drives without breaking relative links,
Glynn told us about the Descendants Project, in which Drew Gardner has found living descendants of famous people, and recreated their forefathers’ portraits; costumes, lighting and all!
Bambi Cantrell talking about light,
Leica M9 corrosion; be thankful if this doesn’t affect you, as it’s a 3 month wait for repair, and the replacement is likely to suffer the same fate! Yikes!
Chinatown New York in the 1980’s,
Awkward Family Christmas photos (1) (2) (3),
that ludicrous story about the lawyer who tried to extort a photographer for supposedly doing a crap job of the wedding photos, but ended up getting slapped hard for his efforts,
Steve McCurry talking about his approach to his photojournalistic assignments,
and of course, Dave Frog Clark’s picture to commemorate Glynn’s half-century!

Glynn's 50th

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December 7, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 281

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

This week, Glynn’s pet/santa shoot,
Judging the Ivanhoe Camera Club photo competition,
David Marland told us about some historical black and white images which have been masterfully (don’t tell Glynn I said that!) coloured,
the latest on the Pass The Camera project,
Carl pointed us to this video interview with the founder of Mylio,
Glynn found an Advent Calendar with a difference,
the top 5 Christmas Gifts you don’t want,
the Vela high speed flash project on Kickstarter,
some silly test photos taken with the Canon 7D mkII,
Iconic film shots needed their own little bit of “photoshopping”,
and Adam pointed us toward the top 10 most Instagrammed locations around the world.

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November 30, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 280

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This week, Aurum Light work contracted by Coca Cola,
the Japanese guy who built a photo studio to always provide awesome light,
Mylio, the cloud-based alternative to Lightroom,
the Lume cube from IC12,
Carl told us about this beautiful wedding video,
10 famous landmarks you’re not allowed to shoot for commercial use,
awesome product photography with an iphone,
Steve Peters pointed us toward this post which asks what if it’s YOU that sucks,
Adam told us about the 5 axis stabilisation of the sensor in Sony’s forthcoming a7ii,
rumours are surfacing of 2 DSLR’s on the way from Canon, sporting no less than 50MP sensors,
pricing your work on the intangibles, rather than the tangibles,
Darren Oster told us about the new Samsung NX1,
and Glynn chimed in on the NFL photographer getting slammed for missing the shot, when in fact, he actually didn’t!

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November 23, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 279

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 17:04

This week, the drama of Glynn’s iOS woes,
This year, Carlos Naval proved that you don’t NEED the latest and greatest DSLR to take stunning images,
there are rumours of a new sensor design coming from Sony,
Vemödalen: The Fear That Everything Has Already Been Done,
Melbourne hyperlapse,
Mark Loader wrote to tell us about an awesome book called “Road To Seeing“.
Some great images shot low to the ground,
Prynt Cases allow you to print photos instantly from your mobile device,
where your gear gets stolen most often,
the Help Portrait project,
the image that gave Glynn goose bumps,
the ultimate selfie rig,
Kingston has just released 256GB memory cards,
with Glynn’s typically exhaustive research, I can only assume that the Canon/Nikon compatible flash he was referring to is this new offering from Nissin, but I could be wrong.
And we’re looking for one more guinea pig to join the pass-the-camera project. If YOU haven’t joined up yet, then get your butt over here and get on board!

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It’s coming…

Filed under: Blog,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:15

Hey gang, there is a new episode this week, but I’m running late. Should be up later tonight (maybe 8 hours after this post).


November 16, 2014

No podcast this week, either

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

Unfortunately, at the time we were meant to record this week, Glynn was still in Apple-hell.
Alas, another week goes by.
In the meantime, if you haven’t yet joined up for the pass-the-camera experiment, please head on over to the Facebook group and get involved!

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