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February 26, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 196

This week, we learn that Joe McNally is set to tour to Australia and New Zealand this year!
Let me know if you’re interested in attending the Sydney workshop, as I’m hoping to be able to secure a group discount. No guarantees of course, but let me know if you’re up for it!

Two weeks ago, Chris Belyea and myself, along with model Desiree (of Meetup #15 fame) hired Think Studio for 4 hours to do a glamour shoot.
It was great to be able to take the time to finesse a shot, and experiment with light.
Some of my shots from the shoot can be seen here.
Personally, I really like the last one!

“Slow Bruce” finally discovers something that should have come to him long ago, regarding panoramas, pivot points, and paralax errors.
For the technophiles, read the wikipedia article on parallax errors.
Or for the lounge lizards, check out some youtube vids on same!

Next Friday is Meetup #22 – ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ here in Sydney.
Still looking for a couple more photographers …and a venue!
Sing out if you would like to be involved in any way.

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May 23, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 156

Filed under: Blog,Competition,flashwave trigger,Kodak,Tripod,workshop — Bruce Williams @ 12:02

This week, Shutters Inc will cure your insomnia,
Shelton and Glynn have been busy with workshops,
the Rob Guest Endowment competition,
Kodak announces it officially that Shelton will be shooting the World Cup soccer in South Africa,
Shelton loves his Flashwave triggers,
and 7 tips to using your tripod, courtesy of the digital photography school blog.
Also, we now have a common e-mail address for both Shelton and Bruce.
Send all e-mail here.

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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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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:


Bounce 1


Bounce 2


Bounce 3


Bounce 4


Bounce 5


Bounce 6


Bounce 7


Bounce 8


Diffuser 1


Diffuser 2



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:


Plus one from Bruce right here,

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

July 1, 2007

Shutters Inc. – episode 080

Filed under: Podcast,Positive and negative space,Shutters Inc,Tripod — Bruce Williams @ 22:27

Sponsored by Joby.

Gorillapod by Joby

This week, Shelton responds to a couple of listener e-mails. One from Will McCandless about his experiences with his Gorillapod, and one from Young asking about tripods (how appropriate!).

Shelton also talks about the Gorillapod SLR, and about how handy that can be, especially if you’re into camping or hiking or the like.

And finally, he talks about the use of “positive and negative space” within an image. (And although he promised us some images, I’m still waiting. Stay tuned!)

We did however receive some images from listener Michael Baxley who has been concentrating on his use of light (and nailing it quite nicely, too!).

Michael Baxley - image 1
Michael Baxley - image 2
Michael Baxley - image 3

Nice work, Michael!

June 24, 2007

Shutters Inc. – episode 079

Filed under: Filters,GR Digital,GX100,Podcast,Ricoh,Shutters Inc,Tripod — Bruce Williams @ 21:51

Version 2.0, sponsored by Joby.

Gorillapod by Joby
Fun and games with this week’s recording. Listen in for the details.
Shutters Inc now has its very own domain name… woohoo! Bookmark shuttersincpodcast to only receive posts from which relate to Shutters Inc. How cool is that?
Shelton and Bruce talk about the Gorillapod Original (that’s the little one), Shelton answers a couple of listener e-mails, and then dishes out his top 10 tips for getting correct exposure…

01. Grey card (such as the Lastolite Ezy Balance, available in Australia from Kayell)
02. Histogram
03. Watch the background
04. Watch for highlights
05. Spot metering
06. + or – 2 stops
07. Meter for the highlights
08. Filters
09. Reflectors or fill-flash
10. What is CORRECT exposure anyway?

Print these out and stick ’em in your camera bag!!

Shelton has again shared some of his photography with us. Check these out for creative metering.

Tzee Yoong’s photo from the Silk Road, as mentioned by Shelton.

Also, after recording this episode, I took Cath and Max up to Newcastle (2 hours drive north of Sydney) to see the Pasha Bulker, a freighter which has run aground on Nobby’s Beach. Check out some of the shots.