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April 23, 2017

No podcast this week

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Sorry all, somebody at the southern end of the podcast forgot on which night we record, and had better things to do! 🙂
Catch ya next week!


April 16, 2017

Episode 371 – Gonna get spanked

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This week, Verifly is a company which offers on-demand drone insurance. They may not be the first or only player in the market, but it’s the first company I’ve heard of. Figured someone might find the info useful.

An interesting follow up to last week’s assertion from Glynn about why people shoot film… to be honest, I thought the film stuff looked awful in comparison to digital, but each to their own!

Rob Coates sent us an e-mail about an exhibition at Brisbane Museum. 100 years of studio portrait photography. Running till the 30th July.
Thanks Rob!

Adam sent us a bunch of stories, including:
How I Photographed an Erupting Volcano in Front of the Milky Way,
Bye Bye, Pentax? Ricoh May Kill Off Its Camera Business,
News Corp Australia sacks most of its photographers and subeditors to cut costs,
I Photographed The Invisible Light That Plants Emit,
Estate of andy warhol sues ny photographer over prince image,
Sickening PSA Shows The Ugly Truth of Sexual Harassment in Photography,
the sad story of the photographer who submitted a Q+A and images that were requested by a magazine, and then got no feedback or interaction thereafter,
and the video which explains all 27 photoshop blending modes in detail.

Steve Peters told us about Everypixel Aesthetics, a platform which uses neural networks to judge your photographs.

And Glynn liked this story about front element scratches vs image sharpness.

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April 9, 2017

Episode 370 – Going out on a high

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This week, these photoshopped animals will make you feel different!
The encouraging story that the New York Times is doubling the rate of pay for its photographers. Link 1 | Link 2
The Death of Digital Photography as We Know It,

Adam sent us this comparison of the Tamron and Nikon 70-200’s,
this story of Henryk Ross’ holocaust images,
and what exactly is the most important metric on Instagram?

Glynn found this awesome new filter system,
a story he believes only I will enjoy,
the Depolarizing filter you didn’t know you needed,
and the Icarus tripod.

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April 2, 2017

Episode 369 – Metering with flash

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The quote of the week goes to the guy at Circular Quay in the t-shirt which read:
“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, just wait till you hire an amateur.”
Nice one! Certainly applies to photography.

Is Instagram shadow-banning business accounts? This article at petapixel would suggest so.

Dave King wrote in to ask about monitor calibration. Glynn suggest the Spyder 3 system, Dave.

Frank wrote to use about last week’s discussion on travel backup plans. He mentioned the Kingston 5-in-1 mobile companion.
But amazon tells me there’s a newer version here.
Reg Vardy also weighed in on facebook, saying that he bought the Jaycar OTG Hub and card reader dock for $25.
Through the week, I picked up an OTG USB hub and card reader from Ebay, but initial testing has proved to be a bit hit-and-miss. Maybe the massive $15 I spent on it should have warned me. Testing shall continue.

Adam shared these stories:
The photographer who creates realistic locations for miniature photography on a budget,
The School of Visual Arts YouTube Channel is Full of Amazing Photo Lectures,
I Was Paid to be a Camera Tester, And I Think They Actually Listened,
and New free cactus firmware update lets you get TTL and HSS with almost every camera and flash brand.

Glynn finally got around to answering a question or 6 from Steve in Belfast about metering with flash. A lengthy discussion ensued. During that discussion, you’ll hear me make the claim that the relationship between Guide Number and ISO is not linear. But Glynn shot me down on that point. Here is a discussion about that relationship which seems to support my view. I’ll leave it to those who’ve spent more brain cycles on the question to figure out who was right.

Glynn also mentions a forthcoming show on the ABC called Star Gazing Live, with Brian Cox and Julia Zamiro.
If you’ve ever wanted to fly a drone UAV in an exotic location, but can’t afford to go there yourself, then cape.com might just be your thing!
And if you’d like some nicely shot images on which to practise your post-processing skills, then WeSaturate might just be your ticket.
Glynn also wanted to mention the Bubble Bokeh of this lens on kickstarter. They’ve had a pretty successful round of capital-raising by the looks of things!
And dpreview has a gallery of sample images from the new Tamron 70-200. As you can imagine, Glynn was mightily impressed!

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