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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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April 22, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 200

Filed under: Lightroom 4,Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

Wow, 200 episodes!
This week, a great post on being true to your own vision, and why the journey of your photography career is a lot like a bus route,
(unfortunately, it appears that this link is already broken, even before I get this episode up, so it’s a good thing I summarised the theory in the podcast!),
Susan Menis wrote in to congratulate me on the milestone (thanks, Susan),
Kain Tietzel is moving from iPhoto to LR and now has to tackle the daunting task of setting up good workflow practices for 12,000+ images (good luck with that, mate!).
So, I look at some basics of database management within Lightroom, including
* where to set up your catalogues,
* whether to use one or multiple catalogues,
* and heirachial keyword topographies.
Nathan Chilton also gave us another Lightroom tip, in the form of how to sync the images from a ‘one shoot, multiple cameras’ scenario AFTER the fact. His description of the process is here.
Which led me to share an idea I’d had on how to make sure you COULD get all photos in sync later on.
A quick note that I’ll be away on holidays next week, so there won’t be a podcast next week.
Cheers!

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March 11, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 197

This week, an e-mail from Landon Michaelson regarding panoramic heads. Landon likes his Nodal Ninja 5.
Also, an e-mail from Ernie Barrett asking about dead and/or stuck pixels, and about cleaning options for lenses. I personally love my LensPen Sensorklear Loupe Kit.

A post-shoot conversation with Chris led to the question “should models get hi-res images if they’ve been paid for the shoot”. Isn’t that like double-dipping?

Sydney Photographer’s Meetup #22 went off without a hitch…. once we moved it to an indoor shoot! The theme was Bonnie and Clyde.
Meetup #23 is in the planning stages right now. It’s going to be a Black Friday shoot (13th April @ Dragon Image in Artarmon, for anyone who’d like to join us), with a theme along the lines of “Fortune Teller/European Gypsy”. Should be fun! If you’d like to be part of it, join the group on Facebook.

The next Focus on Business will also be held at Dragon Image this Tuesday (13th March) between 18:00-21:00.
This month, Lorna is addressing “online and social media marketing”. This will be interesting indeed!
If you are interested in attending, head over to Instinctive Desires and book yourself a place!

In case you’ve been living under a rock this week, Adobe’s Lightroom 4 is now out!
You can try it out, fully featured, for 30 days before you buy.

And if you need a little bit of help with your newly downloaded Lightroom 4, why not check out Chris Orwig’s “Lightroom 4 New Features” course over at lynda.com?
Or for those of you who prefer Capture NX2 (over Adobe Camera Raw) for your RAW conversions, lynda.com has just released a new course from Ben Long: “Capture NX2 Essential Training“.

And if all that wasn’t enough… a tease for next week!

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January 22, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 193

Filed under: Business,Lightroom 4,Podcast,Portrait,Shutters Inc,Sue Bryce — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

What a way to bring in the new year!
Last week, Adobe announced the public beta of Lightroom v4.
Grab it here!
Plus, we are joined by Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year, Sue Bryce.
Sue shares some valuable insights on how she approaches portrait photography.
Check out her blog or her website.