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July 31, 2016

Episode 342 – The show’s too long!

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

This week, Glynn’s shot-by-shot analysis of Bruce’s latest shoot,


This week’s phishing attack on a bunch of FB pages (including the Shutters Inc page),
Fuji’s “People With Cameras” events continue with Melbourne, Sept 3, 4:00 – 7:30.
An interesting portfolio of portraits of women living as men,
Verizon buys Yahoo. What this means for Flickr will remain to be seen.
Carl sent us a couple of stories about Lightroom:
One on the recently announced ability of LR Mobile to process RAW files, and
a couple of useful “under-the-hood” features which made it into the latest update.
Plus the one about Nikon’s 105mm f/1.4 lens.
David Marland pops in for the first in a series of book reviews, based on his collection of photography books. This week, “Studio anywhere” by Nick Fancher.
Pick it up from:
Amazon
Peachpit
or just grab the free pdf here.
Ken Dickson shared the story of the bride who nearly lost her head to a helicopter,
plus shared his thoughts on teaching photography to kids.
And Steve Peters shared the story of 10 professional photographers still shooting film.

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July 24, 2016

Episode 341 – Disney Conspiracy Theories

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This week, I thought I should share the Youtube channel of the slo-mo guys; a couple of fellas with a decidedly destructive bent who like to film their shenanigans at stupidly high video frame rates.

Through the week, I tried Glynn’s suggestion of inverting the pixel data on a layer of a manually-stitched panorama.

2 layers. Bottom layer positive. Top layer inverted (negative).

2 layers. Bottom layer positive. Top layer inverted (negative).


Same as before but with the top layer opacity reduced to about 30% to allow for manual alignment.

Same as before but with the top layer opacity reduced to about 30% to allow for manual alignment.


Once aligned, the top layer is then converted back to a positive (run the 'invert' command again). As I said on the podcast, it's a valid technique, although not one that I would necessarily go for in my workflow. Each to their own!

Once aligned, the top layer is then converted back to a positive (run the ‘invert’ command again).
As I said on the podcast, it’s a valid technique, although not one that I would necessarily go for in my workflow. Each to their own!


I also came across yet another youtube video explaining the inverse square law, and I felt this guy did a pretty decent job of explaining it for anyone who needs a refresher.

Steve Peters sent me a link for the Google translate story that Glynn mentioned last episode,
plus the story of the wedding photographer who turns his brides and grooms into the people of Lilliput.

Adam sent us the story of the Rescued Film Project, who recently received 31 rolls of UNDEVELOPED film shot by a World War 2 photographer!

Glynn is pretty excited about his new Velbon tripod.
Got a little dose of Trump-like narcissism going on? Maybe you’d like a 3D print of yourself!
Glynn is hoping to include the Pushkar camel fair in next year’s India trip. Here’s a teaser, if you’re undecided on whether or not you should go along.
Seagate has just release a whopping (by today’s standards, at least) 10TB desktop hard drive!
Canon has filed a patent for a 40-800 zoom lens. Whether it ever makes it to market shall remain to be seen.
Kennedy fans can pick up a little bit of history right now. Jackie Kennedy’s camera is currently up for auction on Ebay.
From the “Silly Ideas” bucket…
If you try hard enough, you can prove anything. Like this collection of “compositional templates” to help ‘improve’ your photography.
Last week it was Fibonacci templates.

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July 17, 2016

Episode 340 – Glynn liked my photos?

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This week, Glynn is just loving these awesome new Fibonacci-inspired photographic aids! No really, he IS!
An interesting BTS look into a Barbie doll photoshoot.
A new Instagram user’s best friend….DeHaze will help you with your tags.
A few videos to pass the time:
This one on Ansel Adams (not sure if it’s the same as the one I included a few weeks back);
and one on shooting lightning at super-high frame rates;
Looking to spice up your dull photography? How about drone-mounted speedlights?
The people of the Faroe Islands want Google to send the street view team up north to catalogue the island roads. To help promote the cause, they’ve decided to set the ball (or is that hoof?) rolling by utilising their sheep. Just watch the video. 🙂
Rob Coates sent us this story of Apple’s fight to control when and where you can use your camera.
But for the times you COULD use your iPhone camera, Adam sent us the best iPhone photos of 2016 (so far),
“Master of Photography” tv show coming soon to Sky Arts,
Steve Peters shared the anti-paparazzi scarf,
how 5 photographers are monetizing their instagram followings,
this gorgeous 12k video timelapse of downtown LA,
a great listing from Craigslist,
and Huawei caught out with some dodgy promotion of their P9/Leica collaboration.
David Jones alerted us to the impending End of Life for some Eye-Fi cards,
and Carl gave us the Lego stabilizer for your GoPro or small compact.

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July 10, 2016

No podcast this week

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

Sorry one and all, but I’ve been away all week on a family holiday.
Back next week!


July 3, 2016

Episode 339 – Short and not-so-sweet

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

This week, Google rolls out updated Maps imagery for the first time since 2013.
Forget mirrorless; here is a REALLY small camera!
the faceless imagery of Follow Me Away (the blog is here, for those who are interested in the images),
Plus Glynn dug up a heap of docos on youtube.
There’s a 1hr plus doco on David Bailey,
this channel with 72 vids…. something for everyone!
Or, retro Kodak. It’s new, it’s now!
Need a WB warm to cool fader-filter? We’ve got what you need.
Canon 1Dx having image corruption issues.
Easy Studio… light tent, with built in cameras and lights!
Steve Peters told us about the Huawei P9, with its Leica camera,
and the photography world loses Bill Cunningham.
Adam told us about the bloke who just won at auction, 1200 rolls of unprocessed film from the 50’s,
and why film is not dead.

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