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May 31, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 298

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

This week, Glynn is moving on (from his old premises!)
And this week, he actually shot a landscape!
Plus, he’s teasing us with an upcoming photo tour,
Nikon appears not to be satisfied with taking retailers customers. Now they want to steal wedding photographer business as well,
The “Communication Camera”. I think the rest of us would call it a “phone”.
Product naming goes crazy (again). The “Custom Viewfinder Experience” is what most of us would call an eyecup.
And hey! We can even see an unboxing video! Woohoo!
Pinterest copyright infringement,
Aurora Selfies,
How JPEGS work (just for you Bruce… and anyone else who cares),
the first ever photo of a person,
and it only took a year for the selfies to start!
What kind of cameras were on early space probes?
David Marland told us about the Hahnel Captur remote trigger system,
Reg Vardy alerted us to this cool MIDI controller system which you can use as a tactile interface for working inside Lightroom and Photoshop (What it is – video | Product website | How it works},
the photographic story which broke the internet last week was of course the whole Richard Prince debacle. David Kembrey and others brough thtis to our attention.
I came across the dangers of selfie sitcks, a nice piece of satire,
the really annoying trend with websites burying content 5 pages deep,
and Anna Rowley & Peter Hurley brought us a great TEDxCambridge talk about “Bridging the self-acceptance gap with psyphotology”.

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May 24, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 297

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This week, a multi-image pano Bruce shot in 2009 has attracted the attention of a small public school in Wisconsin who believe it or not, actually ASKED PERMISSION to reproduce it!
Tabourie Sunrise

I was so blown away by the fact that they asked, that despite an offer of compensation, I let them use it for free.

I also came across a quote from Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz (otherwise known as Aurum Light) about the current state of the photography industry which I thought was inspiring:

People say the times are hard for photographers… I say that in Photography there was never a better time to do amazing things. The game has changed that is for sure, but there is absolutely space out there for anyone! For you and for me, just find the right spot, make it yours and never let it go!

This is an excerpt from an interview Jaroslav did for 500px.
Read the full interview here.

It’s a well-known fact that Glynn and I research tirelessly to bring you the cutting edge stories in photography every week.
And that’s why we are proud to bring you the story of Kate Upton in a zero-gravity fashion shoot.

Adam sent us a few stories this week…
Time lapses made with images sourced from around the web,
the sneaky ways in which companies will attempt to steal obtain perpetual and unlimited use of your images,
and some absolutely epic self portraits.

Erin told us about the photographer giving away his workshops in exchange for donations to aid victims of the Nepal earthquakes.

Glynn has been shooting Dykes on Bikes,
glowing plankton portraits,
some good suggestions for Nikon and Canon,
and the continuing legal battles over the Vivian Meier catalogue.

Breakthrough PhotographyAnd we finish off with a chat with Graham Clark from Breakthrough Photography about their X2 and X3 ND filters, claimed to be the most colour neutral filters available today. Certainly, the sample images (01 | 02 | 03)appear to hold up the validity of that claim!
Although Graham is currently (as of May 2015) out of stock of the 10-stop filters, he still has plenty of 3-stop and 6-stops available.
Head over to the online store and use this code to get free shipping on your filter:
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May 17, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 296

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This week,Glynn is becoming quite the “International Man of Mystery Lighting Consultant”,
the crazy new Wyoming law that could land you in jail for a year for taking a photo,
the Lily autonomous drone,
the NPR Sally Mann interview,
social media social injustice whoa photographers,
reflections no more,
DPReview’s astounding(ly bad) gallery of 5DRS images,
six of the world’s best wedding photographers,
the Omega reflector,
a cool travel video,
an awesome iPhone case,
Sight Unseen, an interview with an embedded war photojournalist, on Radiolab,
Erin King alerted us to the ol’ Facebook-owns-your-images boogeyman rearing its head again,
Adam told us about the Sydney wedding photographer and the amazing stunt he pulled while shooting a mate’s wedding,
F-Stoppers and OnOne are giving you the current version of Perfect Browse for free,
and Carl told us about another photography workshop operator (Glynn is most upset!) who teaches people how to get the studio look without owning, building or hiring a studio.

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May 10, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 295

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This week,
Life imitates art,
Joe McNally’s Gitzo tripod shoot,
Carl pointed us toward the awesome work of digital illustrator, Alberto Seveso, who’s just produced a cover for the latest issue of Adobe’s Inspire digital magazine,
the Milk series superheroes from Aurum Light,
Adam showed us the pics of floating feathers that are actually made up of thousands of pictures of naked bodies,
the restaurant that made special plates for smartphone food photos,
Reg Vardy is impressed with fast raw viewer,
Glynn is about to move into a new studio space,
CPW’s June special is “one-on-one for half price”,
digitising your old prints with your phone,
the Nikon P900 can pluck a duck,
and 800ISO isn’t bad either,
the selfie arm for lone travellers,
out of this world shots of the moon,
the difference between CMOS and CCD sensors,
Nikon quality issues again, with regard to Elinchrom Skyport ,
R3 monobath, the single solution for processing your film negs,
awesome mom photographer shares tips on shooting your kids,
ever wondered what your images would have looked like on a Commodore 64?
Well, wonder no longer!
and the stupidly simple idea no one ever thought of, until now.

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May 3, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 294

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

This week, do we REALLY need LCD screens on our lenses? Zeiss seems to think we do,
has Western Digital come up with the ultimate travel HDD (ultimate by today’s standards, anyway)?,
15 remarks on composition,
a good strobist basic one flash lighting guide,
having Lightroom 6 crashing issues? Here’s a fix,
the Sony EYE sensor trigger,
Glynn thinks he’s found a lazier way of doing Pass The Camera – project #2. But it’s iOS only, so we’re not having a bar of it,
4 Weston prints brought before the Antiques Roadshow pull a tasty valuation of $260,000!,
some seriously cool double exposures,
Last week, we gave you the 83x zoom. Pfft! Lame. Try 343x!
Around the world in 1000 days,
Bruce likes the look of the Soloshot,
the lengths photographers will go to, to get THAT shot,
the surreal imagery of Erik Johansson,
Breakthrough Photography’s colour-cast-free neutral density filters,
the struggle to retrieve the Fairfax archive of historical Australian and New Zealand images from the U.S. photographer who was meant to be scanning them all,
and could Record Store Day possibly provide photographic retail a way out of the darkness? Glynn believes not.

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