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March 30, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 256

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 8:00

This week, you’ve just missed your chance to pick up one of the Hasselblad’s used to shoot the moon during the Apollo 15 mission,
here’s some handy shortcut reminders for Photoshop,
we talk about how images stay with us long after the details of the story have faded from memory,
the EyePhone bringing sight to the blind…. with sound,
the guy who shot the Windows XP default wallpaper image,
the Slanted Lens,
the progression of your skills, from hard to easy to beautiful,
the mother who wanted to show her teenage daughter how far an image can travel online,
Roaming Focus,
the environmentally-friendly camping stove that’ll also charge your electronic devices,
using graphic design principles to assist in your photographic composition,
and Glynn waxes lyrical about portrait photography.

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March 23, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 255

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 8:00

This week,
Carl Hemmings alerted us to this tutorial on “time stacking”.
amongst the multitude of awesome cartoons on XKCD, I came across this photographic-related pearler,
Alexia Sinclair posted this video on the making of one of her fine-art masterpieces,
the HIPA Awards were announced this week, but the winning image looks suspiciously like it might be the victim of some serious photoshop-fail,
after Glynn showed us images from the Itarod last week, Adam Davidson this week brought our attention around to this series of images from this year’s Iditarod which suffered from a LACK of snow,
I had a genuine ROFLMAO moment this week after David Clark submitted his latest masterpiece to the SI facebook page (see below),
Nikon USA is reporting that the D4 and D4S are not playing nicely with a couple of batches of Lexar memory cards,
Gigiapixel images are usually constructed on sweeping landscapes. This guy takes the idea to a whole new and scary level… people’s faces!,
Apparently they’ve built a new World Trade Centre… who knew? πŸ™‚ (Believe it or not, not yours truly, who tries to avoid the “news” as much as possible),
for those looking to perfect their multi-image workflow, whether that be HDR, timelapse, time stacks or panoramas, Glynn reckons you should have a look at Photoacute,
can’t get a canvas print big enough? Keith Cooper has an idea for you… multi-tile canvases!
Then there’s the new breed of conflict-zone photographers who shoot with nothing more than iPhones,
when animated GIF’s want to dress up for a night on they town, they use Cinemagraph (which is unfortunately a Mac-pnly product),
and finally, the story that Bruce hinted about on Facebook through the week.
Love shooting cars in motion?
Got 11 days free in August this year?
Don’t mind sharing a bedroom for 9 days?
YOU might be just the photographer I’m looking for!

Bruce Stringbean

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March 16, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 254

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 10:30

This week, we start off with something we were MEANT to cover last week:
an e-mail from David Marland pointing to a post which featured some tips for integrating your Lightroom workflow, with that of DxO software.
David says “There are recommendations for plug ins and they all get horrible complicated, but, the last comment from Romke on 25 October 2013 (page 2) I think gives a simple approach.”
Rob Coates reminds us of the need to have backups of our image collections… and NOT to leave them in the car along with your laptop!
Bruce has finally been out with the camera, shooting the Top Gear Festival in Sydney,
Glynn has again been “chasing serendipity”,
Adam Davidson sent us a bunch of links, including:
the Olympus patent for variable exposure times for different areas of a single frame,
Drones, lights, night time and long exposures make for a wicked combination,
Target’s massive Photoshop fail,
images from behind German lines during World War 1,
and 9 features every DSLR should have now.
Carl Hemmings sent us a link to this awesome video of National Geographic photographer, Paul Nicklen photograhic leopard seals in Antarctica,
we received some more photographic quotes from you guys,
and Glynn told us about the 2014 Iditarod,
making money from Instagram,
Nikon sues Sigma over alledged VR technology infringements,
and it wouldn’t be an episode of Shutters Inc without at least one mobile app recommendation… This week, Glynn is impressed with Shoot and Sell.
And for once, it’s an app that’s available on both iOS, and Android.

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March 9, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 253

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 7:44

This week, Glynn is naked,
Melbourne city walk part 2,
apertures when shooting macro,
Carl Hemmings alerted us to the light painting portfolio of Noel Kerns,
he also reminded us all about f11 magazine, a free digital-only magazine for photographers,
pushing yourself when the subject isn’t what you were hoping for,
the 2nd worst photo workshop ever,
Getty Images allowing free use of all of its images,
Glynn found Artists ViewFinder, another phone app that he likes the look of,
should photographers crowdsource funding for their camera gear?,
a pie chart that shows who’s shooting with what,
Andrew Symes’ remarkable astronomy images shot with an iPhone and a telescope,
Davide Luciano’s interesting portfolio of images that uses potholes as inspiration,
and the clever use of glow sticks in photography.

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March 2, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 252

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

This week, we talk about concert photos,
Glynn’s stock photography candidate,
and his red dress shots (1, 2),
some wedding photo ideas you might (or might NOT) want to borrow,
the Nikon D600 recall,
the Axis360 project,
the bunkers of the Maginot Line,
Mike Hollman alerted (or reminded, as the case may be) us to Terrible Real Estate Photos,
Glynn found this awesome video of the development of a snowflake,
Ira Glass on the gap between your vision and your skill level,
Glynn’s 5 tips for dating site profile pics,
and why you don’t necessarily want the guests on your wedding day taking their own photos,
and here’s one way to try to slow them down!

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