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August 28, 2016

Episode 346 – Gimme more bits!

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

This week, Steve Peters once again steps in to keep Glynn’s chair warm.
We’ve got a photographer who says we should “Stop selling prints“.
A rumour on the Sony Alpha Rumours site suggests that Sony might be considering 16 bit uncompressed RAW somewhere down the line.
David Marland pops in with a deceptive book review.
Steve found and liked the idea of a DIY string tripod.
We talked about the idea of taking photos at a funeral.
A rogue drone struck a car on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Of ocurse, how could we avoid the news of the impending release of the Canon 5Dmk iv?
Carl shared the link to the video from FroKnowsPhoto.
Adam pointed us to a blog post on the difference in how photographers see a scene vs how non-photographers see that same scene.
Plus an interesting video about the history of film stock, and the way it did (or did not) render skin tones.

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August 21, 2016

Episode 345 – The RAW conundrum…. sorted

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

This week, Walt Kippenhuck, David Kirkpatrick and myself all weigh in on the RAW file conundrum, and I’m content with what I’ve learned.
Tony White told us about Excire, a plugin for Lightroom which fills in metadata based on image recognition. Despite my assertion on the podcast that I would look forward to trying it out, I have since realised that it is MacOS only. That’s it…. they’re off my Christmas card list!
Steve Peters shared the writings of Dylan Goldby on the tyranny of the travel photographer.
I came across this story on Popular Photography about the portraiture of Gregory Heilser, which had a couple of great tips for the aspiring portrait photographer.
Peter Sambell wrote in about Glynn’s critique of my last shoot, and to share the story of some amazing (and award-winning) drone photography.
Carl shared this list of the biggest mistakes each camera manufacturer has made.
I mentioned the Sony Alpha Rumours site.
David Marland pops in for another book review, this time: “Galen Rowell – A Retrospective”.
Pick it up from Amazon, or from Galen’s Mountain Light site.

Cait Breslin

Cait Breslin, COO/Co-founder of localaventura.com

Then, I chat with Cait Breslin, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of LocalAventura. If you’re considering a holiday/tour anywhere in Latin America, they will hook you up with local guides who are passionate and knowlegable about your area of interest.
And as Cait said, they will happily spend 30 minutes discussing your plans, even if you don’t end up going with them, just because they want you to arrive prepared. Hit ’em up here!

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August 14, 2016

Episode 344 – With apologies to Glynn

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

This week, we revisit the conundrum of RAW file sizes at different ISO ratings,
Oppo’s Selfie Expert phone,
Can’t or don’t want to fork out $300 for Plotograph?
Never mind. There’s a Photoshop Action that gets close to the same result.
Those photos from the Olympics? They go from “click” to “publish” in just 2 minutes!
Glynn found a Top 7 List that isn’t crap.
And could we be about to witness the end of F-Stop camera bags? This article suggests as much.
I came across the jaw-dropping, slobber-filled dog photography of Kaylee Greer.
To save you searching for the white dog image, it’s here.
Adam advises us that Getty is on the wrong end of a SECOND law suit, claiming Getty’s unlawful ownership claims.
And David Marland pops in with another book review!

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hedgeformac


August 7, 2016

Episode 343 – The secret to better vacation photos

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

This week, Laowa launches a suspicious kickstarter campaign ahead of the release of their rectilinear 12mm f2 wide angle lens.
Carl told us about Lightroom being available for Apple TV,
and about Plotagraph, which will allow you to create an animated GIF from a single still image. This story was also supplied by Adam.
Steve Peters shared a blog post about photographic accessories you can find in your supermarket.
He also found this video of some clown who calls himself an Elinchrom Ambassador, whatever that is! 🙂
Stave (and Adam again) also told us about the story of Getty on the wrong end of a $1B lawsuit for claiming copyright on 18,000+ images which were in the public domain.
Since we recorded this podcast, Getty have been slapped with ANOTHER lawsuit along similar lines. This will be an interesting story to watch over the coming months.
David Marland pops back in with another book review.
This week, Phaidon’s “The Photography Book“.
Glynn came across this white paper on a technology to improve the quality of your selfies by reducing the wide angle distortion so inherent with phone camera images.
He also came across some absolutely priceless info on how to take better vacation photos!
And once you’ve got those epic travel pics, this algorithm will assess the “memorability” of those images!
You’ve heard the adage of “the camera adds ten pounds”. Well, here’s why.
Want to be fully informed on the “full frame vs crop sensor” debate? Here’s some info on how the different sensors affect your portraits.
He also came across this interesting story about how RAW FILES of the SAME SUBJECT, taken at different ISO settings, will produce files of different sizes.
I disagreed with this in theory, and have shot 3 images (3200, 800 and 200 ISO) which do indeed have SLIGHT discrepencies in file size, but certainly not the 44% as quoted in the story.
Keen to know more on this one!

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