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August 31, 2014

No podcast this week

Filed under: Blog,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:50

Sorry one and all, but Glynn and I were having some Skype issues this week, which we will hopefully have sorted by next week. :(

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August 10, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 270

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This week, Glynn’s nude lighting workshop,
shooting with miss 7,
depressed? try something new,
Bruce (and Adam) are packing their bags for the Kidney Kar Rally,
shooting cats in near darkness with the Sony a7s,
the most expensive photos ever sold,
the people who are painted to look like paintings of themselves,
shooting star trails where there’s lots of light pollution,
congrats again to Mike Hollman for being named New Zealand Travel Photographer of the year AND
New Zealand Commercial Photographer of the year,
how to clean your sensor,
we now have a photo of the surface of a comet,
the Romanian underground salt mine turned into a theme park,
when supermodels violate your copyright,
if a monkey shoots a selfie with your camera, who owns the copyright?
wikimedia commons,
just a couple of ‘blighted’ properties in Detroit,
Lastolite’s new backgrounds,
and for Reg, keeping your passion for photography alive, or at least telling you were to sell your gear!

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August 3, 2014

No podcast this week

Filed under: Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 11:26

Unfortunately, Glynn was unable to record this week, so no podcast today.

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July 27, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 269

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This week, Bruce’s holiday to Magnetic Island (lots of images on my blog here),
plus this crappy one,
Glynn and David continue their D-day vets portfolio,
Glynn is not enthused by the Pixoto model,
Bruce has started watching David duChemin’s “The Created Image“,
Neil Gaiman’s advice for creative people,
Glynn’s 80′s portrait,
a new poster from David Clark,
Adam told us about why it sucks to be a mid-level wedding photographer,
the portfolio of images where the sky has been replaced with coffee swirls,
and the studio head that offers 1/8000 sec shutter sync,
Bruce was blown away with this timelapse video of Barcelona,
which prompted Carl Hemmings to send us this link,
Richard Clark posted this story about a distraught father who requested some photo retouching of his dying newborn daughter,
Glynn is also not impressed with DPReview’s sample images from the new Nikon D810,
Cactus has a new multi-TTL trigger for just $55,
Glynn reckons this video shows us how to create “HDR images even Bruce Williams wouldn’t hate” (guess we’ll see about THAT!),
Free Photography Classes from MIT,
Canon Bullet Time with 50x 1Dx’s,
it was 45 years ago today (well a week or so ago) that man walked on the moon,
the Digital Playground will be back in Sydney Sept 15-17,
the Educational Photo Expo will be in Brisbane (Aug 23) and Melbourne (Sept 6),
and finally, Pro Counter Australia has just launched. It’s a new source of info for people working in the professional photographic arena in Australia. Sign up here.

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July 13, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 268

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This week,
David Duchemin’s “The Created Image” video series is on special again. This time, 75% off! Until July 19.
Carl pointed us toward “I am a photographer”,
the top 5 things that will kill your business fast,
save big money by NOT hiring a professional,
shaving common objects one millimeter at a time,
Brian Houghton told us about the top 30 most influential photographers,
Adam told us about Murphy’s Law and how it relates to photography,
and the iOS and Andoird app, Timera,
also, make sure you check out the Social Media image size chart he linked to on the Shutters Inc FB page,
Bridge vs Lightroom,
Fisheye correction,
more on Sony’s curved sensor,
Everyday Astronaut,
the TSA’s Instagram feed,
drones, fireworks and the FCC,
the Sony Selfie,
and heaps more!

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July 6, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 267

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This week,
Bruce gets told off (in a nice way) by Craig Wetjen,
Android L to offer significant camera tweaks, like DNG (digital negative) file format, manual focus and colour correction,
Pics of Bruce’s new wheels,
Adam told us that Sony is snapping on Lytro’s heels, with a patent for Light Field Technology,
the perception of beauty from around the world,
Glynn tells us how to shoot better images of your family,
Dave Foggin alerted us to another war veteran photographic project,
Wanna shoot like Ansel Adams? Perhaps you should buy his camera!
Lee filters for GoPro,
Lomo Pretzval Review,
Sony to bring out a B&W 35mm Sensor camera,
Cropping for portraits,
First photos taken (in date order),
the human castles of David Oliete,
and a portrait Glynn shot that he’s quite happy with.

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June 29, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 266

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This week, Bruce’s new wheels,
Glynn and David still capturing portraits of D-Day vets,
Glynn’s cartoon,
Adam (I don’t need to write “Davidson” every time, do I?) alerted us to this story about a father who creates awesome photo-illustration-portraits with his kids,
Glynn is rather dismissive of Nikon’s marketing for the D810,
DPReview’s new DIY forum,
Sony NEX as digital back for 100 year old camera,
neat axial lighting,
the iPad app screen extension for Photoshop,
indiegogo is becoming a cesspit of people offering you nothing more than the opportunity to fund their gear purchases (bludger 1, bludger 2, bludger 3, bludger 4),
but wait… there’s more!,
Glynn talked about Simone Maynard, a Melbourne artist he’s known for almost 30 years. See her pic at the end of these notes, or check out her work on RedBubble,
Brian Houghton (whom Glynn mentioned last episode) wrote to thank us for highlighting his work,
the Lomo Instant camera project,
another awesome 4K nature timelapse,
which reminded Glynn about Baraka, a 1992 documentary directed by Ron Fricke (who 10 years prior created the brilliant Koyaanisqatsi),
and finally, Adam also brought to our attention this post at diyphotography about the link (or lack thereof) between the value of your gear and the value of your work.

Simone Maynard

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June 22, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 265

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This week,
Bruce is bike shopping,
Mike Hollman awarded Nikon Ambassador for New Zealand,
Brian Houghton’s spectacular portfolio on Flickr and Photoboxgallery (watch out, it’s mostly NSFW!),
Glynn though this particular image would make a great 70′s velvet painting,
MDisc… Bluray on stone,
If you haven’t already grabbed yours, .photography domains are now available. Although if your current site name (like mine) is “photography.com”, then “photography.photography” is going to sound a bit silly/redundant.
500px will be the first site to offer Lytro sharing,
Glynn found that Rokinon offers Tilt Shift lenses,
Jared “FroKnowsPhoto” Polin got kicked out of Six Flags for his “I shoot raw” t-shirt,
Sony’s curved sensor,
the Panasonic FZ1000 with built-in 25-400 (2.8-4.0) zoom with 4k video and 1” sensor,
and Adam Davidson likes this crowdfunded autonomous drone, which will track you whilst you perform your sporting endeavour of choice, and keep you in the middle of the frame of your GoPro footage. Sweet.

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June 15, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 264

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This week, Glynn finds out what happens when you get it TOO right in camera,
more D-Day vets,
Canon canibilises its own business in Australia,
Samsung “Ditch your DSLR” day,
Joe McNally has released the follow up to his “The Language of Light” DVD,
The Most Valuable Photography Tips Ever,
the next Adobe CC event is on June 18 and promises to deliver some interesting new features,
Tim’s Vermeer,
the Sigma 35mm f1.0 for Sony,
a new Sony A7s video, showing off that camera’s incredible low-light performance,
and a quick chat about Facebook’s ‘pages’ algorithm, and how even fewer of you are going to see what gets posted to our Facebook page in your timeline.

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June 8, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 263

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This week, we catch up with Glynn after his U.S. trip and hear all about the Big Photo Show,
conducting live tutorials with the help of the CamRanger (for wireless tethering),
the D-Day vets portfolio that he and David Oakley are currently working on (you can see some of the images on Glynn’s personal Facebook timeline),
I mention Photography Hot Spots, a website which allows photographers to share great shoot locations,
Adam Davidson alerted me to this portfolio of men’s sheds,
a couple of weeks ago, Leo Laporte (on his podcast, Triangulation), interviewed photographer Rick Smolan,
Luxi is back with Luxi-for-all, a clip-on incident light meter for smart phones,
you can learn photography from a first-person-shooter game,
there’s this hilarious craigslist ad for a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens,
Carl Hemmings advised us of ShortcutMapper (which reminded me of Editor’s Keys),
and Rebecca Dunstall brought this amazing portfolio of underwater modelling to our attention,
Glynn lso mentioned Dinkum Systems, who have some really neat little accessories for your photography,
Nik Software’s new Analog Efex Pro 2,
and this collection of images from 1964, the year he was born.

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June 1, 2014

No podcast this week

Filed under: Blog — Bruce Williams @ 12:27

Glynn is still a little jet lagged, so we’ll give it a miss this week. Definitely back next weekend.

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May 18, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 262

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 13:15

This week, Rob van Elven was unsure as to whether last week’s absence was an improvement or a detriment!
Glynn’s Biloela weekend,
plus he revisited the old factory we shot in together a couple of week’s back, to do another shoot,
the joy of SOOC,
never ask your model to do something,
old camera magazine advertisements,
the camera used by 93.9% of all news photographers,
how much motion will your shutter speed stop?
fastest, easiest handling quality SLR,
Carl Hemmings sent us this link on how to look like a pro,
Michael Morley (and some other people too) sent us an alet about the ridiculous patent awarded to Amazon for “shooting a seamless white background”,
here’s the text of said ridiculous patent,
Adam Davidson told us about the system being set up to photograph Berlin with 100 year shutter time,
plus he clued us in on this awesome real estate opportunity,
Steve Peters told us about Centr Cam,
there is allegedly two new Sony 35mm sensor-based bodies coming later this year (separate to the a7s!),
before-and-after (finally) for Camera RAW,
US National Parks looking to ban drones,
vitally important info on bokeh,
and getting flamed for not saying it right!
Awakening NZ 4K,
and Michron time-lapse for Biloela trip.

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May 11, 2014

No podcast this week

Filed under: Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 11:32

We knew about Glynn’s travel plans this week, and we put aside Tuesday night for recording.
But then something came up which interfered with our plans.
So, as a result, there’s no podcast this week.

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May 4, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 261

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

This week,
Glynn and Bruce shoot together,
Glynn’s solar eclipse image,
Michael Buble,
Glynn’s ballet dancer shoot,
the shoot you did see (the girls on a dirt road),
the shoot that you won’t see (kids gone crazy),
Glynn heading off to the U.S. for the Big Photo Show (make sure you catch him there, or at Paul’s Photo in L.A.,
he’ll also be doing Limited Edition print signing at the Tamron booth,
the photographer vs photo-thief court case with a great outcome,
Are these guys the photo equivalent of the Nigerian e-mail scam?,
Steve Peters (via the Shutters Inc FB page) alerted us to the Light Blaster, which Glynn is a bit excited about (so much so he’s considering running Light Blaster workshops!),
the creepy Chinese guy,
National Geographic photo contest,
Glynn’s Top 5 World Class Landscape Photos Tips,

1: Go to an amazing place
2: Have the right equipment
3: Compose it amazingly
4: Wait for incredible light
5: Slap it around in Photoshop until it looks nothing like the day you were there.

New Elinchrom Lights ELC’s,
last week, we spoke about Beyonce’s video for “Single Ladies”, and it’s beautiful and insightful lighting techniqes…. this week, check out this video for Sparkles and Wine, which is similar in its approach,
we’ve all seen the hand-drawn 50s pin-up girls, but have you seen the photos that inspired them?,
learnphotoediting.net $24 lifetime special,
the world’s largest pinhole camera photograph,
Joe McNally’s Beijing images,
and if you’re wishing there were some funky places near you to shoot in/around, there just might be! Check out this site to see what’s in your neck of the woods.

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April 27, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 260

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This week, Bruce is off to Melbourne for the weekend,
Jeff Walshe is selling some of his awesome collection of costumes and props (call him direct on 0419 223 802, or check out his shop in person at 259 Canterbury Rd, Sydney NSW 2193),
the lighting for Beyonce’s “Single ladies” video,
single shot video taken to the next level,
the Truth in Advertising Act,
Google’s new Android camera app yells at you for shooting video in a portrait orientation,
it also offers Lytro-like focus effects AFTER image capture,
and while we’re talking about Lytro, check out what they’re working on now,
Glynn was impressed with the 80,000+ videos that British Pathe uploaded to Youtube this week, including a couple of choice gems (1,2),
plus he came across this archive of images from New York City,
Wanderlust is bring back the medium- to large-format film camera… for just $150!,
Getty and Flickr part ways,
Canon Australia’s new photo comp, Shine,
Richard Heeks loves shooting bubbles,
and the almost-unknown Aussie who revolutionised lens technology.

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