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April 27, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 260

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

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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April 20, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 259

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 9:41

This week, Bruce has found high ISO video samples from Sony’s forthcoming a7s,
Dave Clark alerted me (but not Glynn!) to this site with some interesting and quirky photographic trivia,
Google obtains patents for contact lens-based camera,
trashing the dress in a responsible manner,
Bruce liked these macro insect photos,
Glynn has some new workshop ideas,
why you should check your batteries before you leave home,
a new prototype battery will charge your phone in 30 seconds,
Scott Kelby gets emotional about teaching (jump to around the 10 minute mark if you don’t want the whole thing),
and why professional photographers CAN NOT work for free (yeah, I know… preaching to the choir).

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April 13, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 258

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 8:10

This week, Bruce is pretty excited by the forthcoming Sony Alpha 7s, but is skeptical about the high ISO claims being made (the two promo videos are here and here, for those who are interested),
Carl Hemmings reminded us about Luxi, the light meter attachment for your iPhone,
Mike Hollman pointed us to this video regarding the resolution of the human eye,
Adam Davidson and David Foggin both alerted us to the announcement by Adobe of Lightroom for iPad,
Adam also alerted us to Photoprints, which allows your friends to download and print photos from your Facebook account,
Mike Hollman showed us the scary side of Russian dating sites, and told us about the Travel Photography Awards (which he just so happens to be judging!),
Glynn liked this portfolio of images of diners in a café,
he also liked the idea of Image Deconstructed,
plus he discusses the emotional side of photographing your parents.

Just as I was writing up these show notes, I received a private message from Ken Dickson via Facebook (Ken, I trust you’re ok with me sharing this?).
Regarding Lightroom for iPad, he said “I have just started using it and find it somewhat useful for reviewing images whilst relaxing on the lounge, not so good for heavy processing but good for image review. Wish it would let you sync directly over wi-fi instead of through adobe every time though.”
Thanks for the feedback, Ken!

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April 6, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 257

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 18:55

This week,
a great quote from David DuChemin (see end of these show notes),
Glynn also mentioned a couple of free e-books from David, but I can’t find them. But here‘s where you can find David’s other offerings, which are available for purchase.
Check out the animal/human interaction portrait series from Russian photographer, Katerina Plotnikova,
the 2 storey coffee shop modelled on a Rollieflex camera (they also have a facebook page here),
I will be having a browse of this one for my own personal enjoyment/edification (and if you’re into motor racing, it might interest you too),
the continuing upheaval within the professional photographic world which sees Reuters letting go of a photographer who has been with them for 30 years,
Sony’s new curved sensor technology,
a whole slew of April Fools Day pranks from the photographic world (1, 2, 3, 4),
is amateur food photography getting out of control?,
Facebook inadvertently helps diagnose a rare eye-related disease,
perfectly-timed photos,
the World Press photography awards,
the world’s most expensive 50mm (or thereabouts) prime,
and 6 exercises to help you think like a pro.

“It’s good you’re frustrated. Too few people have something burning inside them that matters this much. But be gentle with yourself. Treat the artist with patience. Learn your craft, play with the camera, and take it out into your life and let it show you how the world looks through your eyes. Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. Live a big story, full of honest emotion. Photograph that.”
David Duchemin

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