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May 29, 2016

Episode 335 – The post-USA tales

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This week, Glynn regales us with tales of his US jaunt.
Whilst there, he got to try out the new Tamron 85mm f1.8 lens which he reckons is the best lens in that size he’s come across. But as you’d expect, he wasn’t overly impressed with dpreview’s gallery of sample images shot with the lens.
He’s also pretty impressed with the GlowForge printer, which now holds the prestigious title of “Most Successful Crowdfunding Project of All Time” having raised 28 MILLION dollars in 30 days!
Apparently, there is a problem with Sigma lenses and Pentax’s new flagship DSLR, the K1, where the lenses are scratching the internals of the camera body.
Out of Taiwan comes the sad story of a female scuba-diver (who also happened to be asthmatic) who drowned whilst modelling for an underwater shoot recently.
The makers of PortraitPro have announced their new product, LandscapePro, which you can pick up right now for 50% off the regular price.
I came across this quote during the week, and thought it worthy of sharing:

“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit – all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.”

Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices

Steve Peters shared a few stories, including the awful truth about photography workshops,
the automated selfie-stick,
and an interview with David Zimmerman, the CEO of data recovery firm, LC Technology.
Carl shared the story of the practice of stripping a ton of metadata from your RAW files when you generate a jpeg.
Glynn was reminded of the church that burnt down near to where he was staying in New York.

NYC church fire

Adam brought us the story of the photography group from Canada who made a nuisance of themselves at Yellowstone National Park.
Glynn gave us a link to a David DuChemin blog post about this very group and their actions.
And finally, Adam shared this collection of print advertisements for all things photographic, spanning the last 130 years.

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May 22, 2016

No podcast this week

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I think everyone needs a break this week.
Me. Glynn. You guys.
🙂
Back next week.


May 15, 2016

Episode 334 – Guest : Steve Peters

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This week, Steve Peters steps up with a couple of macro-related stories:
There’s the Top 20 macro shots on 500px this year (so far),
and a great portfolio of macro shots involving toy cars in different lands.
Steve has just discovered the DxO One, but is not convinced of its usefulness.
Adam told us about the Canon EF-M28mm macro lens with a built-in LED ring light,
and George reminds us that how the camera FEELS in your hands is just as important as its technical prowess.
Then, it seems that photographers are in danger of being labelled “pigeons”, with a slew of stories about photographic bad behaviour…
The 126 year old statue,
The 1920’s petrol station (also submitted by Adam),
plus some stories we’ve covered in the recent past… the Canadian bus shelters,
and the historical shipwreck story.

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May 8, 2016

Episode 333 – Guest : David Marland

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This week, David Marland pop s back in to co-host in Glynn’s absense.
Ian Reid chimes in with his anticipation of the forthcoming On1 RAW software,
and his disdain for Adobe,
Rakesh sent us this link to events happening in conjunction with the Vivid Festival in Sydney.
Carl reminds us that it’s been 5 years (already??) since David Duchemin did his best Humpty Dumpty impression (no disrespect intended!).
David Marland brought a bunch of stories with him, including Wet Plate Day.
A couple of interesting exhibitions happening in Sydney as part of the Head On Photography Festival:
“In the skin”.
“Altered Lands”.
Microscopic macros for huge poster sized insects,
How they make ink,
Interchangeable lens camera sales steady as Canon profits plunge,
Leica Reveals the LCD-Free Leica M-D (Typ 262),
Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter,
and the story of the Melbourne photographer vs Calvin Klein.

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May 1, 2016

Episode 332 – Guest : Rob Coates

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This week, Rob Coates pops in for a chat to follow up on Glynn’s comments from last week.
Then, it’s on to the stories Glynn and I didn’t get to last week.
Lytro’s new cinema camera is going to push your storage capacity to its limits!
On1 announces their new On1 Photo RAW processing software.
Adam pointed us to a story about photographers and their backup routines… or lack thereof,
and the story of one Leica using having a not-so-fun time with customer service.
Steve Peters showed us an animation created from old photos,
and pointed us to a great article about the 5 things that can happen to light when it hits a physical object,
Rakesh e-mailed me about “face registration”; an awesome new feature that Sony has introduced into some of its cameras,
and Carl sent us the video of the 20 year old Nikon film SLR with a faster frame rate than today’s flagship D5!

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