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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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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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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.