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August 27, 2017

Episode 382 – The Susan Menis episode

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

This week, we’re dedicating the episode to Susan Menis.

Jared Polin on the Nikon D850.

The F Stoppers crew decided to do a Donald Trump eclipse photo.

And while we’re on the topic, here’s a collection of the best eclipse photos.

There’s a Sydney open weekend coming soon… November 4-5, 2017.
Tikets go on sale Sept 21, but there’s early access to those same tickets for Sydney Living Museums members.
Details at Sydney Living Museums.

After 150 Years, a portrait of U.S. President John Quincy Adams reemerges.

Nearly $25,000 worth of Leica gear destroyed after being checked into airline hold.

David Kembrey shared this story about how to get shallow depth-of-field effects with any camera.

Adam told us about the AI algorithm which can easily erase photo watermarks.

Glynn is about to pick up a new product; the Insta360. We’re both still scratching our heads as to how this thing works. Check out the video!

Russian camera company, Zenit, is about to re-enter the market.

And then there’s the inverted room project. Sometimes this stuff inspires me, other times, it makes me want to give up completely! There’s 2 videos; the promo, and the Behind the scenes.

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August 20, 2017

Episode 381 – Ebay Freaky Friday

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 14:18

This week, it’s Ebay Freaky Friday!
Digital photography magazine, f11 has gone on hiatus,
and 25 things Lightroom can do.

Rob Coates wrote to share the link to this portfolio of veteran servicemen portraits, and wondered if Glynn’s images were amongst them (they aren’t).

Steve Peters saw this video on Tamron’s Facebook page, which may or may not include one Glyn Lavendar.

Adam sent us a heap of stories, including this portfolio of 24 Times long exposure photography resulted in something magical,
Amazon is refunding Lee solar eclipse filter buyers,
and refunding purchases of fake solar eclipse glasses,
a forgotten solution to the problems of zoom lenses,
this man repairs the cameras and lenses that no one else can,
This famous pepper photo by Edward Weston was a 4hr+ exposure at f/240,
the L&P liquidation sale is underway. Hit up this link for details of what’s available,
and B&H photo to pay $3.22 million to settle discrimination case.

And Glynn felt this blog post promised way more than it delivered (you could almost say it had less content than it had gravity!).

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August 13, 2017

Episode 380 – The Eric “Sucker for punishment” Mazath episode

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

This week has been the week of ebay. My new/old 20mm wide angle lens has arrived,
My new/old 20mm AF wide angle.
as has my new Nisi 10 stop (ND1024) filter. Plus there’s a bunch of other stuff on its way.

A big shout out to Sophie and the team at photobookshop for the awesome customer service.

Eric Mazath wrote to say that he couldn’t download all the old episodes. That problem has now (hopefully!) been resolved. Glynn felt Eric needed an episode dedication for his willingness to subject himself to the past podcasts.

Bruce speaks with Anna Gunn, principle organiser of the innaugural Porto Photo Festival.Anna Gunn
website | facebook | Instagram
The festival will take place in the Portugese city of Porto September 11-17, 2017.

Steve Peters sent us the story about the Indian police couple fired for faking Everest climb with photoshop.
I know we’ve covered this story in the past, but I’m not sure if they had been fired at that point, or just caught out.
Adam told us about Amazon’s $28 AmazonBasics flash,
How I became a better photographer by analyzing my lightroom statistics,
and the liquidation of Sydney-based photography company, L&P.

Glynn found this video about how to create a 2.5D parallax effect,
the story of a painter who took up photography, and how his experience in painting influenced his actions with a camera,
this story of “computational zoom” which will allow you to “compress” backfgound components of your composition, as though you were shooting with a longer focal length, all AFTER the fact,
this video game with its “take your car to a professional photoshoot” component,
plus a report that the Bowens staff in China were not paid in July. The company alledges otherwise.

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August 6, 2017

Episode 379 – The ups and downs of travel insurance

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

This week, the travel insurance fallout. Some good, some not so good.

David Foggin is both a contributor to, and PR/marketing guru for, an exhibition called “The Collective”. The Facebook page is here. Check it out for more info.

Ian Collard most generously offered my his no-longer-used Minolta 75-300mm kit lens to replace my recently-stolen one. Plus another lens as well. Thanks Ian. I really do appreciate the offer! What a legend.

Adam has been filing stories on the FB wall for a few weeks now, and there’s a heap to cover:

Glynn is equally bamboozled by the judges awarding the top prize in a drawing competition to someone who hung carpet offcuts over some suspended string. Say wha?

America’s TSA now requires camera gear to be scanned separately. Oh joy.

Godox brings you off-camera flash for your smartphone. Glynn is positively frothing at the mouth!

Souvid Datta (who we spoke of in episode #374) is in hot water again (or is that “still”?). This time over doctored images.

The lighting company Bowens is switching off the lights and locking the doors. See what I did there? Sadly, the cheap knock-off brands and innovation coming out of China and other Asian markets has made the business unviable for the 94 year old company.

I’m on the lookout for a replacement for Triggertrap. Although the app is still availble, I can no longer buy the cable now that the company has closed down.
Glynn suggested Pluto trigger, which certainly looks like it does what Triggertrap does/did. But with Triggertrap, I only had to buy a $20 cable, and download a free app for my phone. With Pluto, I need to buy a cable AND spend $120 on a gadget as well. If anyone knows of a similar product to Triggertrap, please let me know!
I also mentioned Nero, which has now rebranded itseld as MIOPS (Yuck. Nero sounded much better! Must have been a naming rights infringement, I’m guessing)
But, this is a $20 cable and a $200+ gadget.
Maybe I just need to keep an eye on Ebay for a Triggertrap cable for my Sony a850.

Addendum : I was just looking at both the Pluto and MIOPS sites, and it occurred to me that they both sell a cable which is compatible with my camera. And given that the cable doesn’t DO anything other than connect a signal between two plugs, they SHOULD be ok to use with the Triggertrap app. So, I’ve just lashed out the $11 for a Pluto cable. Fingers crossed!

I mentioned, at the end of the ep, the light in a painting of some cows at the Musee D’Orsay. Here’s the image, although it doesn’t do the painting justice.

 

Mooooo!

The painting looked much more interesting in real life.

And while we’re posting images, here’s a couple of what the pink lake near Quairading normally looks like. These were taken in January 2016.

Pink Lake - 1
Pink Lake - 2
Pink Lake - 3

Also, a couple of people have mentioned that old episodes of the podcast can’t be downloaded. I’ve adjusted the folder locations for the mp3 files at shuttersincpodcast. Hopefully, they will now all be able to be downloaded, if only manually. A bigger “hopefully” is that I haven’t broken anything in the process!

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