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May 12, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 201

A couple of weeks ago, I saw this post and it got me thinking about why I (we?) hang on to every image we take. Perhaps as the title suggests, we should ‘keep the best, delete the rest’.

Blake Bodycote asked about backup solutions for his laptop-based Lightroom catalogue.
My suggestions included:

Backup online using any one of a multitude of free ‘drive’ sites like:

Use a paid online backup service like:

And if nothing else, maybe save jpeg copies to an online site?

I mention the absolutely crap-o-matic quality of film scanning at Big W,

plus, spending a day at a Joe McNally workshop.

Links:

 

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March 20, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 176

Filed under: Composition,Flash,Lighting,Podcast,Shutters Inc,Softbox — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, a few listener e-mails regarding composition,
Shelton is of the opinion that there is really nothing new in photography,
we discuss the concept of ‘mass’ or ‘weight’ in images,
Shelton urges us to breathe (wow, thanks for the reminder, guru! 🙂 ),
CPW are enjoying their new Elinchrom Quadra lights,
and a small request for everyone to make sure they have the correct e-mail address in their address books for contacting us. Thanks!

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August 1, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 161

Filed under: dynamic range,film noir,Flash,guide number,Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, we answer some listener e-mail regarding dynamic range, lighting up water skiers, and getting out of a ‘photographic flat spot’.
Plus, Shelton goes into some more detail on how to shoot in the film noir genre.
Check out the wiki article for more info on film noir.

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February 16, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 147

We’re getting this one out early for the benefit of the U.S. listeners!
Shelton and Glynn are off to LA for the PMA trade show,
Bruce now has his new (old) 20mm wide angle lens, and is lovin’ it! Facebook users can check out some early shots here,
Nodal Ninja panoramic heads,
the Emerging nymph shoot (Facebook photos here, or on Shelton’s blog here),
using off-camera flash (and you can get into the wireless fun on the cheap, thanks to ebay).
and how NOT to keep a secret!

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September 20, 2009

Shutters Inc – episode 137

This week, SI comes to you from the old Victorian river town of Echuca, located on the Murray River (which forms the state boarder between Victoria and New South Wales).

Recorded after one day of a 2 day photogrpahic workshop. The usual suspects talk about all aspects of the workshop, photograhy, working with models, lighting, you name it.


August 2, 2009

Shutters Inc – episode 133

This week, David Elfering reminds us of some of the bargains that can be had on Ebay with regards to slightly older digital SLR’s,
Jim Rockewll chimed in on the ‘business stationery design’ topic with a reminder to leave some white space in your design, as well as a request for the donation button to be returned to audio2u.com (working on that, Jim),
a bit of a chat about our family holiday down the south coast (oh, and I will state here that I mistakenly claimed that the shot of Max and Aztec in the early morning light was SOOC… I realised after we had recorded that I had in fact touched up the contrast in Lightroom),
some discussion about using off-camera flash in bright daylight and the potential drawbacks thereof,
plus why having all the best camera gear whn you’re just learning is not always a good thing (the School of Hard Knocks has its advantages).


February 15, 2009

Shutters Inc – episode 116

Yep, 2 weeks in a row!
This week, Shelton answers a couple of very old e-mails regarding off-camera flash,
Robert Iverson asked about printing an entire folder of images,
Bruce asks for clarification on Shelton’s “pocket sunshine” technique,
plus the state of play with sensor size and density.


September 21, 2008

Shutters Inc – episode 114

Surprise!!
We’re back!
After some catching-up chit-chat, Shelton goes on to talk about
the new Sony a900,
Canon EOS 5D Mark II,
the Nikon D700 (which he’s about to get, naturally!),
and some more about off-camera flash.
Remember to learn those formulae, folks!

Guide number divided by f-stop equals distance, and
Guide number divided by distance equals f-stop.

And apologies up front for the “squawks” in Shelton’s audio… had some bandwidth issues while we were recording.


July 13, 2008

Shutters Inc – episode 112

OMG!
The dramas Shelton and I went through to get this episode out!
Listen in for the gory details.
In this ep, Shelton delves further into off-camera flash, and how to do it right.


August 5, 2007

Shutters Inc – episode 085

Filed under: Flash,Macro,Panorama,Photo tour,Podcast,Shutters Inc,Studio — Bruce Williams @ 22:30

In ep 85, more listener e-mail,
Andrew Cooper’s panoramas,

Mountain (edited)
Austria 3

Austria 3 (edited)

Austria 4

Austria 4 (edited)

Austria 5

Austria 5 (edited)

Dam (edited)

Frikes Harbour

Frikes Harbour (edited)

Mountain (edited)

the controversial cover of Total Image,

Total Image magazine Better Pictures magazine The controversial “other” cover for Total Image!

A great site that Bruce stumbled across during the week…. diyphotography, which led Shelton to mention Strobist’s website

The crazy wacky “plumbing-supplies-extension-tube” macro setup is here

Plus, Shelton is looking for expressions of interest in a photo tour to Australia’s Kangaroo Island next year.


July 29, 2007

Shutters Inc – episode 084

Filed under: Diffuser,Flash,Podcast,Portrait,Shutters Inc,Travel,Tripod,Wedding — Bruce Williams @ 22:42

In ep 84, Shelton answers a whole bunch of listener e-mail.
Also, Bruce’s eagerly anticipated EBay purchase.

Mentioned links:
Harbour Digital Design
Digital Photography Review

David Elfering’s flash pics:

Bounce1

Bounce 1

Bounce2

Bounce 2

Bounce3

Bounce 3

Bounce4

Bounce 4

Bounce5

Bounce 5

Bounce6

Bounce 6

Bounce7

Bounce 7

Bounce8

Bounce 8

Diffuser1

Diffuser 1

Diffuser2

Diffuser 2

Natural

Natural


July 15, 2007

Shutters Inc – episode 082

Filed under: Flash,Pan shot,Podcast,Shutters Inc,White balance — Bruce Williams @ 19:01

In ep 82, Bruce apologises again for the debacle this week over the”panning photos” (see the blog entries if you’re not sure what happened).

Shelton talks about white balance and flash diffusers.


July 8, 2007

Shutters Inc – episode 081

Filed under: Flash,Manfrotto,Pan shot,Podcast,Shutters Inc,Tripod — Bruce Williams @ 23:30

In ep 81, a discussion on the importance of water, followed by Shelton continuing his discussion (from last week) of tripods.

Tripod heads mentioned include:

Manfrotto 058
Manfrotto 322 (what Shelton uses) and the 222
Manfrotto 141RC (what Bruce currently uses)

And then Shelton moves on to this week’s topic of shooting effective “pan” shots.

Some of Shelton’s examples:

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Plus one from Bruce right here,

Also, those pics from Bob Fischer that Shelton referred to:
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June 17, 2007

Shutters Inc. – episode 078

This week, we got it all!
The weather,
the things the media chooses to report as “news”,
Kodak’s new extra sensitive image sensors (coming soon to a camera near you),
the movie “Smoke” with Harvey Keitel,

the Ricoh GX100,

Shelton’s photo a day blog idea,
what do judges look for in photo competitions?,
and shooting in low light with and without flash.

Check out Paul Gowder’s photos at PowWowImages

Also, Bruce became an Uncle for the first time this week (Congrats to Paul (pictured here with his new daughter, Taylah) and Nicole!)

Paul and Taylah