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October 30, 2016

Episode 354 – Glynn, no. Wheels, yes.

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

This week, the Kodak Ektra smartphone,
Adam told us about the Chronos 1.4, a home-built high speed camera capable of 21,650fps for just $2,500.
David Marland, who is joining me in Glynn’s absence, brought us images from the Landscape photographer of the Year,
and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Also, the selfie craze that most likely qualifies as the silliest thing so far this year,
and a book review of “The Great Life Photographers“. Forget about what I said on the podcast… here’s the Amazon link which is a lot less bothersome!

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October 23, 2016

Episode 353 – Now with chapter markers

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This week, Glynn talks the Isuzu D-Max shoot.
Tony White told us about Luminar, a new “Lightroom-for-dummies” RAW converter,
and alerted us to Keegan, your online photo coach.
Rakesh shared the video of light travelling through water in ultra-slo-mo.
Adam Davidson and David Marland both wrote in regarding the chilled Nikon D5500.
Yeah, I know the article said “cooled”…. 🙂
David Marland then went on to discuss other astro-photography options, including the “pay more, get less” option of the ATIK4000.
David then reviews another book for us. This week, it’s The Weekend Photographer.
Rob Coates took us to task over our inability to spot sarcasm. Well played, good sir.
Glynn, trying to make ammends with Carl Hemmings offered up Nikon’s new 19mm tilt shift lens.
He’s looking into more portable storage options for travelling, including the Flashporter,
and the gnarbox.
Note: As I’m writing up these show notes, the gnarbox site appears to be down. Hopefully, that’s only a temporary thing.
Finally, you can shoot like Ansel Adams!
And for those who need to get their camera airborne, check our the DJI Mavic.

WARNING – Technical discussion ahead!

This week’s episode title refers to the fact that this mp3 file has been embedded with chapter markers.
This is a little-known and under-utilised extension of the ID3 v2.3 tag specification.
If you are using a podcast client which correctly reads the tags, you will be able to not only see the chapters, but jump directly to that section of the mp3. Pretty cool, huh?
I don’t know how many podcast clients support the feature, but the one I’m using on my phone (‘Podcast and Radio Addict’ on Android) certainly does.
Let me know if this works for you, or if you experience any downside because of this added feature. There shouldn’t be any downside, though. Players which don’t support the tags should simply ignore them and play as per usual.

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October 9, 2016

Episode 352 – Snake bites and plane crashes

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This week, Sony’s 101MP sensor is 1.7x size of a 35mm sensor! Nice.
It was also discussed at dpreview.
The LensBaby 3-in-1 lens for mirrorless.
The photographer who was bitten by a black mamba… and got the shot.
Rakesh wrote to tell us about his failed attempt to scan some Australian currency and photoshop his mate’s face onto it.

Hi Bruce
I think you will be suitably impressed – I was going to do a image overlay of a friends’ face on the new $5 note This was the image I was going to use
And take a look at the message that Adobe came up with (attached)
That’s pretty impressive! I checked the metadata in lightroom and couldn’t see any copyright against it – so it must scan every image as it comes in!

Naughty naughty!

 

Rob Coates wrote in; I suspect looking for a free pass to buy a new camera.
Adam sent us this link to a video of a great handheld steadycam,
and the story of this DIY slit-scan medium format camera.

Tony White told us about Booko, a site for comparing book and DVD prices,
and this video about On1’s RAW software.

Grant Black is pretty chuffed with his Lexar Image Rescue 5 software. Hopefully Grant, you’ll never need it again! 🙂

Glynn liked this portfolio of Pokemon player portraits.
Somebody decided to do a comparison between the Leica M9 and Iphone 7. We’re not sure WHY, nor why you would do it in the rain?
He also liked this portfolio of miniature scenes created and shot to look life-sized.
The photographer in question has his own site here.
Missing Scene, mise-en-scene. We don’t know how to pronounce it, but the story is here!
Also, for anyone who might be toying with the idea of going on one of Glynn’s photo tours, he’s generously just knocked US$500 off the Myanmar trip in November. Grab the details here and “get amongst it”!


October 2, 2016

Episode 351 – Men and their sheds

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

This week, Snapchat is getting into the Augmented Reality arena with spectacles.
Carl sent us the link to this Aaron Grimes travel video shot in New Zealand.
Rob Coates liked this indiegogo campaign for a ratchet strap-type tripod.
Adam sent us the story about 2800 people lighting up a 19 storey building using speedlights and torches.
Glynn told us about Olympus and their 6.5 stops of image stabilisation,
this cool method for controlling window light spill,
and could Google’s latest technology mean the end of the need for hashtags?
He also came across a wedding full of dogs,
and this rather meta photograph of people watching Jaws whilst floating in a pool.

Craig Wetjen
I then caught up with Craig Wetjen to chat about his “Men and their sheds” project.
You can find Craig in the following spots:
His photography business website,
his personal Facebook page,
his business Facebook page,
or buy the book at Booktopia or Book Depository.
And David Marland talks about “Ansel Adams – 400 photographs”, which you can find at amazon.