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April 13, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 258

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 8:10

This week, Bruce is pretty excited by the forthcoming Sony Alpha 7s, but is sceptical about the high ISO claims being made (the two promo videos are here and here, for those who are interested),
Carl Hemmings reminded us about Luxi, the light meter attachment for your iPhone,
Mike Hollman pointed us to this video regarding the resolution of the human eye,
Adam Davidson and David Foggin both alerted us to the announcement by Adobe of Lightroom for iPad,
Adam also alerted us to Photoprints, which allows your friends to download and print photos from your Facebook account,
Mike Hollman showed us the scary side of Russian dating sites, and told us about the Travel Photography Awards (which he just so happens to be judging!),
Glynn liked this portfolio of images of diner’s in a café,
he also liked the ideo of Image Deconstructed,
plus he discusses the emotional side of photographing your parents.

Just as I was writing up these show notes, I received a private message from Ken Dickson via Facebook (Ken, I trust you’re ok with me sharing this?).
Regarding Lightroom for iPad, he said “I have just started using it and find it somewhat useful for reviewing images whilst relaxing on the lounge, not so good for heavy processing but good for image review. Wish it would let you sync directly over wi-fi instead of through adobe every time though.”
Thanks for the feedback, Ken!

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April 6, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 257

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 18:55

This week,
a great quote from David DuChemin (see end of these show notes),
Glynn also mentioned a couple of free e-books from David, but I can’t find them. But here‘s where you can find David’s other offerings, which are available for purchase.
Check out the animal/human interaction portrait series from Russian photographer, Katerina Plotnikova,
the 2 storey coffee shop modelled on a Rollieflex camera (they also have a facebook page here),
I will be having a browse of this one for my own personal enjoyment/edification (and if you’re into motor racing, it might interest you too),
the continuing upheaval within the professional photographic world which sees Reuters letting go of a photographer who has been with them for 30 years,
Sony’s new curved sensor technology,
a whole slew of April Fools Day pranks from the photographic world (1, 2, 3, 4),
is amateur food photography getting out of control?,
Facebook inadvertently helps diagnose a rare eye-related disease,
perfectly-timed photos,
the World Press photography awards,
the world’s most expensive 50mm (or thereabouts) prime,
and 6 exercises to help you think like a pro.

“It’s good you’re frustrated. Too few people have something burning inside them that matters this much. But be gentle with yourself. Treat the artist with patience. Learn your craft, play with the camera, and take it out into your life and let it show you how the world looks through your eyes. Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. Live a big story, full of honest emotion. Photograph that.”
David Duchemin

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March 30, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 256

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 8:00

This week, you’ve just missed your chance to pick up one of the Hasselblad’s used to shoot the moon during the Apollo 15 mission,
here’s some handy shortcut reminders for Photoshop,
we talk about how images stay with us long after the details of the story have faded from memory,
the EyePhone bringing sight to the blind…. with sound,
the guy who shot the Windows XP default wallpaper image,
the Slanted Lens,
the progression of your skills, from hard to easy to beautiful,
the mother who wanted to show her teenage daughter how far an image can travel online,
Roaming Focus,
the environmentally-friendly camping stove that’ll also charge your electronic devices,
using graphic design principles to assist in your photographic composition,
and Glynn waxes lyrical about portrait photography.

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March 23, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 255

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 8:00

This week,
Carl Hemmings alerted us to this tutorial on “time stacking”.
amongst the multitude of awesome cartoons on XKCD, I came across this photographic-related pearler,
Alexia Sinclair posted this video on the making of one of her fine-art masterpieces,
the HIPA Awards were announced this week, but the winning image looks suspiciously like it might be the victim of some serious photoshop-fail,
after Glynn showed us images from the Itarod last week, Adam Davidson this week brought our attention around to this series of images from this year’s Iditarod which suffered from a LACK of snow,
I had a genuine ROFLMAO moment this week after David Clark submitted his latest masterpiece to the SI facebook page (see below),
Nikon USA is reporting that the D4 and D4S are not playing nicely with a couple of batches of Lexar memory cards,
Gigiapixel images are usually constructed on sweeping landscapes. This guy takes the idea to a whole new and scary level… people’s faces!,
Apparently they’ve built a new World Trade Centre… who knew? :) (Believe it or not, not yours truly, who tries to avoid the “news” as much as possible),
for those looking to perfect their multi-image workflow, whether that be HDR, timelapse, time stacks or panoramas, Glynn reckons you should have a look at Photoacute,
can’t get a canvas print big enough? Keith Cooper has an idea for you… multi-tile canvases!
Then there’s the new breed of conflict-zone photographers who shoot with nothing more than iPhones,
when animated GIF’s want to dress up for a night on they town, they use Cinemagraph (which is unfortunately a Mac-pnly product),
and finally, the story that Bruce hinted about on Facebook through the week.
Love shooting cars in motion?
Got 11 days free in August this year?
Don’t mind sharing a bedroom for 9 days?
YOU might be just the photographer I’m looking for!

Bruce Stringbean

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March 16, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 254

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 10:30

This week, we start off with something we were MEANT to cover last week:
an e-mail from David Marland pointing to a post which featured some tips for integrating your Lightroom workflow, with that of DxO software.
David says “There are recommendations for plug ins and they all get horrible complicated, but, the last comment from Romke on 25 October 2013 (page 2) I think gives a simple approach.”
Rob Coates reminds us of the need to have backups of our image collections… and NOT to leave them in the car along with your laptop!
Bruce has finally been out with the camera, shooting the Top Gear Festival in Sydney,
Glynn has again been “chasing serendipity”,
Adam Davidson sent us a bunch of links, including:
the Olympus patent for variable exposure times for different areas of a single frame,
Drones, lights, night time and long exposures make for a wicked combination,
Target’s massive Photoshop fail,
images from behind German lines during World War 1,
and 9 features every DSLR should have now.
Carl Hemmings sent us a link to this awesome video of National Geographic photographer, Paul Nicklen photograhic leopard seals in Antarctica,
we received some more photographic quotes from you guys,
and Glynn told us about the 2014 Iditarod,
making money from Instagram,
Nikon sues Sigma over alledged VR technology infringements,
and it wouldn’t be an episode of Shutters Inc without at least one mobile app recommendation… This week, Glynn is impressed with Shoot and Sell.
And for once, it’s an app that’s available on both iOS, and Android.

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March 9, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 253

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 7:44

This week, Glynn is naked,
Melbourne city walk part 2,
apertures when shooting macro,
Carl Hemmings alerted us to the light painting portfolio of Noel Kerns,
he also reminded us all about f11 magazine, a free digital-only magazine for photographers,
pushing yourself when the subject isn’t what you were hoping for,
the 2nd worst photo workshop ever,
Getty Images allowing free use of all of its images,
Glynn found Artists ViewFinder, another phone app that he likes the look of,
should photographers crowdsource funding for their camera gear?,
a pie chart that shows who’s shooting with what,
Andrew Symes’ remarkable astronomy images shot with an iPhone and a telescope,
Davide Luciano’s interesting portfolio of images that uses potholes as inspiration,
and the clever use of glow sticks in photography.

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March 2, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 252

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, we talk about concert photos,
Glynn’s stock photography candidate,
and his red dress shots (1, 2),
some wedding photo ideas you might (or might NOT) want to borrow,
the Nikon D600 recall,
the Axis360 project,
the bunkers of the Maginot Line,
Mike Hollman alerted (or reminded, as the case may be) us to Terrible Real Estate Photos,
Glynn found this awesome video of the development of a snowflake,
Ira Glass on the gap between your vision and your skill level,
Glynn’s 5 tips for dating site profile pics,
and why you don’t necessarily want the guests on your wedding day taking their own photos,
and here’s one way to try to slow them down!

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February 25, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 251

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 10:39

This week,
Glynn’s new lens, the Tamron 150-600mm (If you’re on Facebook, check out his first series of shots with it here),
Glynn came across another Lightroom tutorial website,
a new top level domain now exists for photographers.
“.photography” websites are available now. Check with google for which registrars are able to secure yours.
How to be a cool photographer,
Did you see the “elephant man” of new cameras?
Erin Manning loves the iMovie app,
fake wedding photographer scammed $140k work from 38 couples,
5 marketing tips you could learn from a pornographer,
the NSFW part of the show… man photographs his wife doing yoga…. nude,
Adam Davidson sent us this link about a Ken Duncan documentary,
Mike Hollman sent us this one about the Sensor Gel Stick for your DSLR sensor cleaning needs,
Personally, I prefer my LensPen,
Detroit photo project of empty buildings,
Glynn wants our listeners to submit their top 20 photography quotes, and he’s kicking things off with:
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…. I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
and finally, where bacteria and photography cross paths!

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February 16, 2014

No podcast this week

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 9:33

Sorry all.

The night we were due to record, I was in absolute agony after having managed to get some sort of debris into my left eye, which promptly scratched the cornea. Don’t know if you’ve ever had a scratched cornea, but let me assure you, it ain’t much fun!

All good now, though. Back next week.

Cheers.

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February 9, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 250

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 11:00

This week, more discussion of fire-twirling,
Glynn has come around on the back-button-focus technique we discussed last episode,
five tips for better photography,
the Adobe deal is on again for Australian customers, with the photographer-centric bundle available for just $10 month,
and while we’re on the subject of software, head over here RIGHT FREAKIN’ NOW and pick up your FREE (to use FOREVER) copy of OnOne’s Perfect Effects 8,
Sightmap is a neat look at the most-photographed parts of our little blue rock,
Russia is one crazy place: check out these wedding photos, and if you haven’t already heard about it, or seen it, check out the readiness of the Olympic dwellings in Sochi,
the SLR Magic hyper-prime,
Panasonic to sell off 51% of its imaging division,
Glynn found Flag on Kickstarter, a service that promises to print your photos AND mail them to you FOR FREE, yep, you read that right… FREE,
the last professional portrait of Phillip Seymour-Hoffman,
Glynn really likes this lighting technique, but be warned, you’ll need to take out a second mortgage to afford all the equipment to pull it off!,
and he also likes Top Model Release (iOS only), not only because it saves trees, but because most stock libraries will accept it as a legitimate model release.

 

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February 2, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 249

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, Bruce’s 2nd attempt at shooting fire twirlers… which was better than last week’s efforts, but still desperately in need of improvement (images at the end of this post),
the Seattle gixapixel project, with all it’s hidden treasures,
a DIY project for a whiteboard/reflector holder,
a method for reassigning the autofocus function of your DSLR to a button OTHER than your shutter button,
instacurves (iOS only),
the Fuji X-T1,
the future of quadcopters, plus the guy who set the ball rolling back in 1906,
43 reasons to give up photography,
and realtime video retouching.
And yes, I will do the honourable thing and post my crap photos, even though Glynn NEVER looks here and would never know if I didn’t. :)

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January 26, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 248

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, Bruce’s first attempt at shooting fire-twirlers on Terrigal Beach,
8 tips for great product photography,
Fuji patents an interesting new sensor design,
Reid Blackburn’s recently-discovered-but-undeveloped roll of film shot just weeks prior tot he eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980,
Adobe Lightroom coming to iOS soon,
and Glynn is excited about a new Fuji DSLR to be announced next week.

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January 19, 2014

Shutters Inc – episode 247

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

Happy New Year, everyone!
This week, Glynn is loving his finger dots (no, seriously!).
CPW got behind the Heartfelt initiative to supply neo-natal wards with quality camera/printer kits for photographing stillborn deliveries, raising enough money in 24 hours to supply two kits!
Fuji and Panasonic announce a new organic cmos sensor,
The ultimate selfie camera, the MeCam,
Carl Hemmings brought the portfolio of Elena Shumilova to our attention,
Bruce came across the time-travelling antics of Japanese photographer Chino Otsuka,
Canon has patented a 100x Superzoom Camera, although Glynn is skeptical as to just how useful such a thing will be,
Adam Davidson alerted us to the portfolio of Angela Kelly, who discovered that blowing soap bubbles (with her son) in freezing cold environments produced surprising results,
and Glynn has being doing some commercial photography, but finds the process not particularly challenging or rewarding.

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December 15, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 246

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, our last episode for 2013!
Bruce liked a post on Digital Photography School about 5 photography habits you should quit right now,
the basejump that went horribly wrong, but was captured beautifully by his GoPro camera,
Glynn has been wasting his days browsing (sorry… RESEARCHING on) Kickstarter for all manner of weird and wonderful photo-related projects.
Some of his favourites were:
the panomo,
similarly, the bubl,
phlite,
the ELI,
the neoLucida,
Hasselnuts,
the QueBee,
dust donuts,
and who could forget the incomparbale ProDot?
Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone, and we’ll catch ya in 2014!

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December 8, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 245

Filed under: Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 10:46

This week,
Glynn’s new career path,
Christmas,
dad jokes,
how NOT to swap your lenses,
Glynn’s awesome ebay deals,
your christmas wish list,
a recap, for Glynn’s benefit, of the triggertrap interview,
lightningtrigger,
the new crop of rangefinder-style cameras (Bruce was quite taken with the Samsung NX series, believe it or not),
Adobe’s photographer-centric CC offer extended to December 8, 2013,
ok do this” app (iOS only),
an eagle steals a camera to do selfies (story here – original video here),
Kyle Lambert paints Morgan Freeman… on an iPad (story here – original video here),
and Glynn has 2014 gift vouchers available on the CPW website.

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