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March 26, 2017

Episode 368 – Guest : David Marland

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

This week, David Marland steps in, in Glynn’s absence.
You know that iconic iceberg composite image? Well, love it or hate it, it has earned its creator over $900k in royalties!

Sony’s digital ND filter looks interesting. David is not sure about trying to ‘draw’ it on the screen of your camera, though. Might just agree with him on that.
Here’s a promo video for it.
Remember the Skypixel comp we mentioned last episode? William Long (aka Photo Watch Dog) gives it a caning for its over-reaching t’s and c’s.

Adam pointed us at Ted Forbes’ youtube channel, The Art of Photography, and specifically, this video about Why Gear Doesn’t Matter,
and Olympus is killing off its 4/3 lenses.

Steve Peters (and a bunch of other sources) told us about Google’s latest work…. jpeg’s that are 35% smaller with no deterioration in quality.

David Kembrey sent us this little chuckle-fest on how to piss off a photographer.

Rob Coates sent in the story of a Tasmanian geologist who helped classify a new type of cloud, all because of his untouched photos!

And David, like me, has some travel coming up later in the year, and is in the process of looking for a lightweight solution for managing large quantities of RAW files on the road.
One device he’s been looking at is an OTG adaptor from Lava Computer. Here are a couple of videos demonstrating its benefits… video 1 | video 2

It looks pretty good, but I don’t mind carrying something just slightly more bulky in order to save some bucks, so I’ve just ordered one of these thingies from Ebay.
When it arrives, I’ll let you know how it performs.

Also, forgot to mention on the podcast, but Bruce is now on Instagram. User name is audio2u, for those who are interested.

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March 19, 2017

No podcast this week

Filed under: Blog — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

If you are on Facebook, you will no doubt have seen that sad news that Glynn’s dad passed away on Friday.
I’m fairly certain I speak for all of us when I say our thoughts are with Glynn and his family right now.
As a consequence, there is no podcast this week.


March 12, 2017

Episode 367 – Glynn’s new toy

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This week, an interesting personal photography project… the Under-horse project. Yep, it’s as weird as it sounds!
There’s a bunch of photos which are (allegedly) NOT Photoshopped… although we’re not entirely convinced.
Lightroom… are you doing LR wrong? This blog post covers the image-management side of things quite nicely, for those who thought LR was JUST for processing.
A video/inforgraphic about the state of the camera industry in 2016.
And after going and having a look at it, I’m quite impressed with Affinity Photo. Thanks Peter!

Steve, Adam and Glynn all added this story to the list for this episode. Popular Photography (magazine) and its website, PopPhoto are no more.

Steve Peters sent us this link to a great Broncolor lighting tutorial, with heaps of great sample images,
11 photography books that new students must read,
and why photographers don’t get modern art.

Adam shared this video of Laowa’s weird macro lens in action,
along with this story about helicopter blades and camera frame rate syncronisation, which it seems EVERYBODY shared on social media this week!
The story behind the action photo that won Red Bull Illume,
another big camera store, Showcase (Atlanta, Ga) goes under,
and Hollywood’s greatest trick.

Carl brought us the story of the guys who wanted to create a “Google street view”-style image for underwater!

Glynn has a new toy! The new Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC G2 lens.
Skypixel is running a competition called “Australia from Above”. First prize is almost $27,000 worth of UAV/drone kit! Get into it!
He was also amused by some of the selfie-drone comments here.
4 basic lighting principles worth knowing,
and the guy who turned a Sony compact digital camera into a digital back for his old Nikon film SLR!

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March 5, 2017

Episode 366 – Glynn leads off

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This week, the Godox Wistro looks like a handy little pocket-sized flash to have in your kit.
One of the spots I’m heading to on my European vacation is Portimao in Portugal. The sea caves look like a photographer’s dream location!
The video about the drug overdose story is here.
Peter Sambell wrote to ask our opinions or knowledge of Affinity Photo, which seems like a competent replacement for Photoshop for those who, like me, are sceptical of Adobe’s pricing policies.
Adam shared this story about photo-sharing sites, and how and why the bots are beating you.
This simple web tool helps you find your ideal lens.
Art Wolfe wants to edit your RAW files for you!
Tony White shared this story about how this image of some strawberries is the new “blue dress”,
and some amazing images from Sony’s 2017 World Photography Awards.
Glynn likes the look of the new Elinchrom ELB1200… a Quadra on steroids.
After Beyonce was ably assisted by 300 synchronised drones UAV’s at the Superb Owl show, a Chinese company has gone one better with a fleet of 1000 drones flying together!

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