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September 23, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 208

Filed under: Cambridge in Colour,Lighting,Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, the concept of the “OK Plateau”, thanks to Joshua Foer.
I saw this video linked to from Lifehacker, the original was posted on 99U.com.

Also, if you want to get your head around more of the science of how digital imaging works, check out the Cambridge in Colour website.

And finally, the images from the vampire shoot I mentioned last episode (re: the soon-to-be-demolished house) are now up on brucewilliamsphotography.com for those who are interested.

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March 18, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 198

Filed under: IceLight,Jerry Ghionis,LED — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, a little tip courtesy of Nathan Chilton on Facebook:
Don’t forget to change the clock in your camera when daylight saving starts/ends!!
Nice one, Nathan. Thanks!
Then, I talk with multiple award-winning Australian wedding photographer, Jerry Ghionis (Facebook, Twitter) about his recent collaboration with Westcott Lighting.
Together, they have come up with the Ice Light.
Jerry is also building a community around the Icelight at IceSociety.
If you’re interested in joining, Shutters Inc listeners can get a $100 discount on membership by using the promo code “icesale”.

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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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February 7, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 174

Finally!

We’re back for 2011!

This week, a quick recap of the wedding Bruce shot in November,
the New England North West Tourism shoot with Paul Mercurio,
the Williams’ family holiday to Queensland,
Shelton’s Egypt tour has been put on hold indefinitely,
CPW has an exciting new e-magazine project in the works,
and Shelton commences a series of talks on composition, beginning with “fear” and how it can hamper our composition skills.

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November 14, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 171

This week, Shelton talks about the workshops which CPW conducted in Brisbane this week (and a big shout out to the Breakfast Creek Hotel for helping out with a last-minute location),
including the ups and downs of working with models,
coping with inclement weather,
photographers guilty of over-lighting a subject,
f-stop (backpack style) camera bags,
Photo Continental in Brisbane, who also helped out CPW with a venue,
the launch of the Nikon D7000,
my potential next commercial shoot,
why Mad Max 4 didn’t get shot this year,
and the Egypt photo tour 2011.

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September 26, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 166

This week, Mark Loader’s most successful photo,
Rob Stimers chimes in on the water skier conundrum,
Dave Honl will be conducting a one day flash workshop in Melbourne on October 13th,
the boys from CPW are back in the US of A for the next couple of weeks,
plus, seeing the world the same way your lens does.

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February 28, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 148

With Shelton and Glynn still in LA for the PMA Trade Show, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to grab Dave Honl for another chat.
Dave and I talked about colour temperatures and white balance and all that juicy stuff,
which prompted Dave to talk about this shoot he did a while back,
plus he mentioned the possibility of him heading Down Under to do some workshops!!
Block out the whole month of October right now!

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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.


May 17, 2009

Shutters Inc – episode 124

Filed under: Available light,Joe McNally,Lighting,Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 16:20

This week, Shelton narrowly avoids a heart attack after leaving one of his camera bags on site after a shoot,
check out the video of Shelton ripping out “Ain’t no sunshine“,
Bruce, Cathie and Max are off for a 12 night cruise for Christmas,
and who’s up for an end-of-year bash in Melbourne?
Then, Shelton continues the “Going pro” theme….
Knowing what you can (and cannot) deliver when asked to handle a shoot,
Don’t steal another photographer’s client (if you’re asked to fill in),
Jim Rockwell sent us an e-mail regarding doing research before cold calling,
Making something (specifically an image) out of nothing (an uninspiring product or location), which Shelton did this past week shooting water pipes,
Bruce asks about artifical lighting large scale,
and Shelton is loving his new book, Joe McNally’s ‘Hot Shoe Diaries’.


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.


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.


March 14, 2008

A video for you

Filed under: Lighting,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 19:10

One of my contacts on Facebook just posted this clip.
I watched it, and was struck by how much it echoes exactly the things that our fearless leader has been telling us all these months.
I’m not familiar with the guy speaking, but he is obviously a fairly experienced photographer as well.


August 19, 2007

Shutters Inc – episode 087

Filed under: Lighting,Macro photography,Podcast,Shutters Inc,Softbox — Bruce Williams @ 23:20

This week, Bruce’s home-made softbox (idea courtesy of diyphotography)

It ain't pretty, but it works! McGyver is alive and well! Softbox sample Softbox self-portrait
135mm lens 135mm lens - white light 135mm lens - with gold gauze

…some more panning shots, this time from Brad Wilkins in Milwaukee…

David - speed Matthew - head on Matthew - pan David - pan

…and Shelton discusses macro photography, and putting live insects in your fridge!

Also, we announce the first weekly “Shutters Inc listener assignment”. Your task, should you choose to accept it Jim, is to shoot a natural light window portrait.