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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.

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October 17, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 168

This week, Shelton asks for my opinion of the David Honl lighting workshop (which I travelled to Melbourne for, on Wednesday… it was awesome btw),
we talk about some of Dave’s awesome HonlPhoto gear, which you should definitely check out,
I talk about Dave’s approach to lighting a shot in a step-by-step manner (see photos at the end of the show notes),
Shelton talks about his recent U.S. trip with CPW,
Shelton has just locked in his Egypt and Middle East photo tour for April 2011 (details coming in the following weeks),
plus (after the show closer), some audio from the wrap-up session at the end of the Honl lighting workshop (apologies about the room acoustics).

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Joana, lit by single flash with Honl Traveller 8″ softbox, 3′ out and 30 degrees above.
Joana, lit by single flash with Honl Traveller 8" softbox, 3' out and 30 degrees above.

Same as previous, but with flash on small tripod behind Joana, facing away, with an Egg Yolk Yellow Honl filter added.
Same as previous, but with flash on small tripod behind Joana, facing away, with an Egg Yolk Yellow Honl filter added.

Same as above, but with a third flash positioned back near the rear wall, with a Chocolate Honl filter applied.
Same as above, but with a third flash positioned back near the rear wall, with a Chocolate Honl filter applied.

And finally, with a fourth light positioned to throw just a hint of light onto Joana’s boots.
And finally, with a fourth light positioned to throw just a hint of light onto Joana's boots.

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April 18, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 152

This week, Bruce’s holiday, in which I played with some more off-camera flash,
DIY lighting,
Shelton discovers the benefits of blogging, with Kodak asking him to travel to South Africa to shoot/video/blog the World Cup,
Richard Annable alerts us to the potential dangers of beta software,
the Adobe CS5 launch,
content-aware fill in Photoshop CS5,
creating your own presets (rather than using those that ship with your software),
exposing to the left/right of the histogram,
the season finale of House shot entirely on a Canon 5D mk11,
and your last chance to have a crack at the photo retouching competition in order to win yourself a Wacom Intuos 4 graphics tablet!

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March 14, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 149

This week, just a chat as we catch up with Shelton post-Los Angeles.
Turns out, the “creative photo workshop” is an idea whose time has come.
Shelton talks about all the aspects of the trip, including the Venice Beach shoot.
Last week, I was given an Intuos4 graphics tablet by the nice folks at Wacom here in Australia. I’d never used one before, but having now done some photo retouching with one, I don’t think I could go back to photo manipulation with a mouse ever again!
Oh, and it’s pronounced Wah-com, not Way-com!
Shelton is looking into some of the plugins from Nik Software, including Viveza.
And he’s changed his mind on camera straps, after having been given a Black Rapid R-Strap whilst in LA.
He also discovered Hoodman loupes while he was at PMA.

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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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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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July 1, 2008

Couple of vids for ya!

Filed under: Joe McNally,Off camera flash,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 23:24

Hey gang,
Just received a couple of links from Richard Bianchini (thanks mate!) relating to off-camera flash.

Number 1

Number 2

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March 16, 2008

Shutters Inc – episode 108

Filed under: Green screen,Off camera flash,Podcast,Shutters Inc,Silhouette — Bruce Williams @ 14:00

This week, our last podcast for about 7 weeks!
Shelton is off this week to take a photo tour to Kangaroo Island (for those wanting to see what Kangaroo Island looks like, Shelton recommends the movie, “December Boys” with Daniel Radcliffe),
Bruce is freelancing at a radio station in Sydney for the next 3 weeks, and will then be heading off to the US for the following 3 weeks,
we received some ‘green screen’ photos from Mark Haffner at ENVPIX Photography (see below). This is a topic we may cover in more detail upon our return.
Bruce is now on facebook,
Also, the final episode in our “wedding series”… shooting the wedding reception.
Shelton is going to supply some silhouette shots of the bridal waltz, but we’re still waiting for those. Check back soon.

Girls 1 Girls 2 Green screen 1 from Mark Haffner Green screen 2 from Mark Haffner
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