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March 29, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 290

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This week, Glynn’s continuing bad luck,
the portfolio “Preservation” by Blake Little.
Awesome images, but attacked for wasting honey. Your thoughts?
Ken Dickson pointed out this tragic story of a photographer in Brisbane who gave his life for his art. Remember to have an escape route if you’re planning on shooting in potentially-dangerous situations/environments.
David Marland sent us an awesome e-mail, which included a link to a story on boudoir photography, plus this video on morphing,
there was the story of the Chinese public official whose photography has landed him some jail time,
the Camera Party is back,
using your Mac as a tablet,
Hobby, McNally and friends in the UAE again for the Gulf Shootout,
the Fuji X100T offers an astonishingly fast 1/32000th shutter speed,
Danny MacAskill/RedBull shoot,
new Canon 11-14mm ‘full frame’ lens,
buying a famous photographer’s slides in a junk shop? Never know what you’re going to find!
shooting through convex lenses,
using prisms for refraction,
awesome images from Boston during the snows,
the Prime iPhone App that allows you to get 50MP images out of your phone,
or how about a 3 sensor iPhone?

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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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