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December 20, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 320

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

The final episode for 2015!
First up, a massive thank you to all those who made donations via PayPal. I’m not naming names or citing amounts. You know who you are. Thanks heaps!
A small collection of user-submitted stories this week, including the announcement that the U.S. FAA is now requiring UAV* owners to register their vehicles. However, if you do so prior to February 19th 2016, you’ll get away with it for nix. Presumably, there will be a fee after that point in time. Thanks to David Jones for that one.

* In the podcast, I mentioned that we shouldn’t call them ‘drones’, but more correctly, should refer to them as UAV’s. However, I didn’t get around to explaining just why that is the case.
A UAV, by definition, is an Un-manned Aerial Vehicle.
But to be classed a ‘drone’, a UAV needs to be autonomous (capable of flight without human guidance). The current fleet of toys are not autonomous, but they are un-manned. Hence the distinction. 🙂

Adam alerted us to the fact that Glynn has a copycat who also marks up his images for educational purposes.
Enlight Photo, maker of the Orbis Ring Flash adapter, has gone into receivership. Limited stock of the Orbis is still available if you’re quick.

And Carl showed us the video, shot from the shoulders of an eagle as it descended from the top of the Burj Kalifa in Dubai (I think I accidentally said Abu Dhabi in the podcast).

And then it’s on to our chat with CPW’s very own David Oakley.
David has a tragic story to tell, but one which despite all odds, has a great ending (not that he’s anywhere near to calling it a day!).
Check out his pet portraits on Facebook, or his main website (as of December 2015, still under renovation) here.

I haven’t yet shot my image for PTC project #2. Oops. I’ll get onto that over the next few days and will get the camera and list packaged up and in the mail asap.
To all of our valued listeners, thanks for hanging with us for another year.
All the best for the silly season. Have a safe and happy time, laugh lots, drive safe, and we’ll catch you late January with episode #321.

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December 13, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 319

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This week,
Glynn found this pinhole alarm clock, which takes a photo on the hour,
and this gorgeous camera lens calendar.
NASA releases pics of Jupiter like you’ve never seen it before.
There’s this UAV video of salmon swimming upstream,
the company who guarantees to deliver you a cloud-free wedding,
the Flipbac attachment for your live-view-capable camera,
sneaky photo and video capture with the magnetic-footed cat camera,
some retro viewing for you on Youtube with the World of Photography tv show,
and when you’ve got 50 mins to kill and a love for street photography, check out “Pen, Brush and Camera” hosted by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
I found this great home-made film developing contraption called the Filmomat,
Adam advised us of Adobe’s release of the free version of Lightroom for Android,
and this rain jacket for photographers.
Aussie? Want a gig as a “snapchat photographer”? Go here and get amongst it. Let us know how that works out for ya, yeah? 🙂
Not the gig for you?
How about this one? The U.S. National Parks Service is looking for an Ansel-Adams-wannabe who can shoot killer black and white landscapes on large format film.
David Kembrey sent us this video, reminding us all of why you don’t ever work with kids or animals.
And Carl sent me a link to this article on Luminous Landscape about 3rd party lens adaptors. Trouble is, if you’re not a subscriber, you won’t see the full article. 🙁
Subscription is just $1 a month, so if you think it’s worth it, hit up the link.

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December 6, 2015

Shutters Inc – episode 318

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This week, speculation that Nikon may have bought Samsung’s IP? (also sent in by Adam)
Carl pointed us toward another music doco; this one titled “You See Me Laughin“.
Adam told us about how some parents are naming their babies after Instagram filters.
Also, some new hope for finding and shooting the perfect sunset and/or sunrise,
and the demise of the Holga.
Glynn told us about this Steve McCurry video about the Omo Valley in Ethiopia,
and after a tough week personally, he was inspired to revisit, and remind us of, Days with my Father.
Annie takes the 2016 Pirelli calendar in a new direction.
There’s the Lu mu light meter.
And apparently, people named Glynn are idiots… says the guy who would know. 🙂
There’s the story of the lazy Australian wedding photographer being pursued by the Bridal Justice Bus,
the Sunset Quality Predictor,
Von Wong’s unique storm-chasing-with-a-model portraits,
and the DXO one gets a firmware upgrade.

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