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May 26, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 223

Filed under: I/O Shutter,Photo book,Podcast,Shutters Inc,Triggertrap — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, Glynn has been revisting the site, Days With My Father,
he also discusses the Melbourne family portrait photographer who quit the industry because of the ‘race to the bottom’,
camera firmware options for those who like to tweak,
smartphone triggering options like Triggertrap and I/O Shutter,
the Cactus Laser,
Tamron’s new SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens,
and some more discussion of photobooks.

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April 21, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 218

This week, Skype issues led to us having to record wth Glynn on his mobile phone.
Glynn is VERY happy with his Mosaic photobook, and would order more of them if it weren’t for the horrendous cost of international shipping (the boon of the Australian consumer!).
During the week, I saw a funny thread on the Light Stalking page on Facebook regarding what should be the appropriate collective noun for photographers,
Following on from last week’s soft launch, we have continued the idea of having questions posed to us via the Shutters Inc Facebook page while we’re actually recording.
This week, we had 3 questions from Richard Ingram, concerning quoting for commercial jobs, quoting for wedding work, and the conundrum of choosing a business name.
Keen to hear your thoughts on this method of Q+A. Is it worth pursuing, or does the 6 day turnaround kill its usefullness (given that we record on Tuesday night and the podcast goes live on Sunday)?
This week saw the announcing of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners, with the category of “Feature photography” going to a Javier Manzano image of two Syrian soldiers.
Glynn thought some of the categories for the prizes demanded a “Witty Photography Category” competition. Give us your suggestions!
We ponder the quesiton of why DSLR’s can’t give us shutter speeds slower than 30 seconds? How hard could it be to have options for 1min, 2min, 4min, 8min and so forth right out to an hour?
And finally, the growing move toward brides and grooms asking for a social media blackout on their wedding day. Glynn and I are in agreement on this… we think it’s a great idea!

And btw, has anyone else noticed the weirdness currently going on with Facebook’s displaying of comments?
Look at the following image, and check out the time stamps. The time stamps are actually representative of the times each comment was made, but what is with the ORDER???? Looks like Neo broke the Matrix again!

 

Facebook is bending time!

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March 31, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 215

Filed under: mobile apps,Photo book,Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, a little bit of Springsteen-talk following last week’s 3 Sydney concerts,
Glynn is still culling his hard drive and in the process, decided to create a photobook using an iOS app called Mosaic,
Glynn talks about some apps that can come in useful when travelling like Kayak (iOS, Android, Windows, Kindle),
XE Currency converter (iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows),
Trey Ratcliffe’s Stuck on Earth (iOS only),
Sunseeker (iOS only),
Moonseeker (iOS and Android),
Geotagr (iOS only),
Longtime (iOS only),
Pocketscout (iOS now, Android coming soon),
and Picfari (iOS only).
One of Bruce’s favourite apps is PHOforPHO (Android only) which contains not just an exposure calculator but a whole suite of photography tools.
What are your favourite phone-based photography apps?
The CPW Casting Call shoot is coming up on the weekend of the 5th-7th April.
Also, Glynn mentions Chinese photographer Liu Xia, under house arrest, but whose photos have been smuggled out of the country and soon to be on display in the U.S.

Carl Hemmings sent me this link to Scott Kelby’s thoughts on his Kata bag,
Richard Annable sent us this link to the doco about war photographer, James Nachtwey,
and I came across the Nero trigger which looks very interesting.

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March 9, 2008

Shutters Inc – episode 107

Filed under: Photo book,Photo tour,Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 10:00

This week, more on the “after-the-ceremony” shots,
Shelton is heading off to Kangaroo Island to conduct a photo tour,
a couple of e-mails addressed,
Carlos Rivera’s video on YouTube,
the photo book company Shelton mentioned last week is Susanpro,
Bruce’s dream car,
and a few of Shelton’s wedding shots….