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February 28, 2016

Episode 324 – India, here we come

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This week, David Taylor had what I thought, were some interesting comments regarding social media and how it impacts us as photographers… a sentiment Glynn didn’t seem to share.
The full piece David referred to can be found here.
Reg Vardy reminded us of the Coelux light panels which we mentioned last year. Still, if they turn out to be as good as they appear to be, mentioning them again is not necessarily a bad thing.
Reg also told us about Tamron’s two new lenses (which Glynn had mentioned on the previous episode), and the selection of cameras used which won the World Press Photo awards for 2016.
David Kembrey weighed in on the Pentax K1 and its in-camera stabilisation,
and shared a link about who pays photographers and how much.
Carl Hemmings found an image of the photographers camped out to shoot “Firefall” in Yosemite. Gotta agree with Glynn on this one… no matter how good it might look, who wants to be a sheep, following the crowd like that, getting the same shot as 50 other photographers? Meh.
Steve Peters shared a fun hack for your reflector,
and the story of the photographer who incurred the wrath of One Direction fans,
Adam told us about the photographer who whilst doing ye good ol’ “spinning the burning steel wool” trick, happened to set fire to an historic Californian landmark.
Meanwhile Glynn seems to be trying to spend as much time as possible away from the microphone, with the announcement of a phototour to Cuba in March 2017. Details on the cpw website.
And the offer is still there… if you’d like to co-host an episode of Shutters Inc with me, hit me up!

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February 21, 2016

Episode 323 – You’re being too logical

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This week, I briefly tossed around the idea of ditching Adobe’s subscription model for LR and PS.
The two nearest non-subscription contenders I could find were DxO Optics Pro and ACDSee Ultinmate.
If you have used either of these (and particularly if you have also used LR/PS), we’d love to hear your thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of any/all players.
I came across this portfolio of surreal selfies by Angela Buron.
This devious real estate photography could result in a $22,000 fine for the agent in question.
At what point does your love of the paying gig, get toppled in favour of ethics?
Clint Simonsen weighed in on the subject of NAS bays and drives.
He’s a fan of the Synology diskstation.
Adam told us about the guy printing on exquisite handmade Japanese paper, using platinum and palladium for the developing materials. He claims his prints will last 1000 years.
Which is not quite throwing down the gauntlet to the glass disc which promises to hold your family snaps for a mere 13.8 billion years.
Reg Vardy sent us this simple comparison of RAW vs JPEG,
and Rob Coates replied to Glynn’s comments from the last episode.
Glynn told us about Tamron releasing 2 new lenses,
Pentax’s new 35mm DSLR, the K1,
Full MOMA course on Seeing Through Photographs,
and Kelby One letting a bunch of people go.
If you are 21, don’t take selfies!

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February 14, 2016

No podcast this week

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Sorry one and all.

Back next week, all things being equal.


February 7, 2016

Episode 322 – Looking for guests

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This week,
Glynn suggests that Rob Coates should “stop reading the books”.
Rob also told us about the million dollar potato,
David Marland (and others) mentioned the story of Nikon retractsing the prize from a photographer who photoshopped (incompetently) his “award-winning” entry.
Said photographer also apologized, but we suspect only because he got caught.
Glynn found this blog post about the Rule of Thirds.
Glynn also came across a warm-and-fuzzy project called 1 camera 1000 smiles, which aims to distribute your old, unwanted-but-still-working camera equipment to underprivileged indigenous kids.
PhotoMate R3 (Android) has been updated with apparently better RAW conversion tricks up its sleeve.
Do you have the patienece to shoot and edit a one year hyperlapse? These guys did!
Or perhaps you’re up for a little pinhole bullet time project?
Or some Inception-inspired surreal UAV landscapes?
Lens compression done right!
Glynn found this comedy short filmed entirly with the reversing camera on a Toyota Prius!
Adam alerted us to the story of Seagate getting hit with a class-action lawsuit for unreliable backup drives.
And yes, we’re looking for some listeners who would be interested in guest-hosting whilst Glynn is away. Give us a yell if you’re interested.

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