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July 21, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 228

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

This week, what else. .. but Borneo?
I had a great time, took a bunch of pics (well, duh!) and learned a few things along the way.

Topics include:

If you’re going to travel, get amongst it!
Shooting at higher iso settings,
Dodgy batteries,
Orang utans,
and street portraiture with strangers

For those who are interested, I’m writing a day-by-day blog and posting the pics at brucewilliamsphotography.com

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March 17, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 213

Filed under: Blog,Borneo,Digital Playground,Les Walkling,Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, in honour of the Facebook page reaching 100 ‘likers’, we’re giving you this episode FREE! :)

Les Walkling joins us for a chat about both monitor and printer profiles. Les’ technical papers on Monitor Profiling and Softproofing are at:
http://www.leswalkling.com/words/the-theory-of-practice/
http://www.leswalkling.com/texts/softproofing.pdf
There are many other papers and information here.
Also, the ND5 The Story so Far tour is in Sydney on Sunday 7th April at the Maritime Museum Theatre in Darling Harbour.
Plus, Les will be speaking at the following PMA Photoshop Seminars and Workshops:

Sydney:
Friday 15 March – Evening Seminar
Saturday 16 March – One Day Workshop
Melbourne:
Friday 22 March – Evening Seminar
Saturday 23 March – One Day Workshop
Perth:
Friday 25 March – Evening Seminar
Saturday 26 March – One Day Workshop

Glynn advised that the one lens he would choose if he was stranded on a desert island  was his 18-270 Tamron AND his 90mm (I don’t think he gets the idea of which ONE lens would you take!).

If you’d like to pick up some photography work in Banff, Canada during the middle of 2013, contact Lisa Otto at Banff photography and tell her Glynn sent ya!

Glynn also mention the Digital Playground Show (part of the Vivid Festival) coming up soon in Sydney.
Make the most of your modern digital lifestyle by developing your passion for photography. From the unique vantage point of the Overseas Passenger Terminal with stunning views out to the Sydney Harbour foreshore and the Sydney Opera House, there will be exciting exhibits, talks, workshops and pop-up events sponsored by top technology and lifestyle brands throughout the weekend of May 31-June 2.

We also spoke more about my forthcoming trip to Borneo. Being unsure of how much access I’ll have to AC power, Glynn suggested looking into backpack-mounted solar panels for trickle charging throughout the day.
Glynn also shared some tips to getting your roller-style camera bag onto the plane with a minimum of fuss.

Ad finally, National Geographic is celebrating their 125th anniversary with some photos from the archives,

 

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March 10, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 212

Filed under: Borneo,India,Podcast,Shutters Inc,Socialmatic,Storm Jacket — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, I discovered why I had not been getting the results from my 10 stop filter that I thought I should have been getting. Seems the culprit is light leakage from not using the correct holder (Cokin) for the filter (Hi-Tech). D’oh!
Glynn brought to our attention to the emerging research into Binary Pixel Technology which promises the concept of ‘in-camera ultra-high-dynamic-range’ from one image. I am hesitantly optimistic.
Also, there’s a new Polaroid camera coming from Socialmatic. Images will print from the camera body (like all previous Polaroid cameras), as well as upload to Instagram (as long as you are somewhere where there is an interwebs connection, of course!).
Glynn has been watching ‘Witness’ on Foxtel – a documentary series on war photographers (produced by HBO).
We’d like to know what other photography docos have you seen? Let us know here in the comments, or on the Facebook page (which if you haven’t yet ‘liked’, you really should!).
Glynn also found and really likes the Lens blog from NYTimes.
Then, with Glynn spontaneously deciding to take himself off to India for a personal 5 day phototour, and Bruce and family headed for Borneo in June, we got onto talking about passports, expiry dates, and camera/gear protection for shooting in hot, wet, tropical climates. Glynn likes the Storm Jacket for his wet weather outings.

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September 2, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 207

This week, why the long break between episodes,
plus some more discussion of ND1000 (10 stop) filters (with some contributions from Andrew Cooper, Daryl Gungadoo and Adam Davidson). Turns out that almost all 10 stop filters will introduce some kind of colour shift… some shift towards the red end of the spectrum and some shift toward the blue end of the spectrum.
Daryl also chimed in on the focus points of the Nikon D700 and D800 bodies, plus casually mentioned the fact that he has just finished shooting the London 2012 Olympics (freelancing to Associated Press). We definitely want to hear more about that!

nikon focus points

nikon focus points

After taking a break from the Pose Project Management shoots for 3-4 weeks, I knocked over not just one, but two of them last weekend.
One was a vampire-themed shoot, and through the week, I happened to show the SOOC images to one of the Program Directors at ARN Sydney. He loved what he saw, and asked me to put together a proposal and quote to do a shoot with the breakfast team for one of our Sydney radio stations. Pretty excited about that! I’ve pitched the concept, they love it, and now I’m in need of a good “run down industrial” location along the lines of the old Dunlop Factory in Alexandria, or the old tram sheds at Harold Park. Trouble is, both of those locations are now closed, so if anyone knows something similar in Sydney, please let me know!

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December 18, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 192

Filed under: 2012 calendar,New Zealand,Podcast,Shutters Inc,Sydney meetup,Travel — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, I caught up with Lorna after the final Sydney ‘Focus on Business’ meeting for 2011.
We discussed break-ins,
insurance,
the FOB series of meetings moving into the Adelaide (South Australia) and Newcastle (New South Wales) markets in 2012 (!),
the New Zealand holiday,
lens lust,
the January Sydney group shoot,
BWP calendars,
and the Barrington Tops meetup in November.
Have a merry Christmas one and all!
Talk to you in the new year!

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October 16, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 189

Filed under: Business,Instinctive Desires,Travel — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, I caught up with Lorna Andrikopoulos from Instinctive Desires after the third Sydney “Focus on Business” meeting.
I’m off on holiday for a couple of weeks, so there definitely won’t be any podcasts for the next three weeks.
Plus, a quick chat about the status (current, and future) of Shutters Inc.

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September 25, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 188

This week, Lorna Andrikopoulos pops in for a quick chat about the ‘Focus on Business’ series,
what photographic projects Bruce has been involved with recently (and in the near future),
plus the importance of setting goals.

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May 15, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 177

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

This week, just why has it been so long between drinks?

A couple of pieces of good news for Bruce this week.
My photos from the New England North West Tourism photoshoot in December have been published in the NRMA’s Open Road magazine!
And my image “Caloundra Blue” picked up a Bronze Award in the 2011 Epson International Photographic Pano Awards!

Book your flights to Sydney if you haven’t already, ’cause PMA is just around the corner!

Also, some audio from last weekends festivities in Melbourne for your listening pleasure!

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February 7, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 174

Finally!

We’re back for 2011!

This week, a quick recap of the wedding Bruce shot in November,
the New England North West Tourism shoot with Paul Mercurio,
the Williams’ family holiday to Queensland,
Shelton’s Egypt tour has been put on hold indefinitely,
CPW has an exciting new e-magazine project in the works,
and Shelton commences a series of talks on composition, beginning with “fear” and how it can hamper our composition skills.

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December 12, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 173

This week, the final episode of SI for 2010!
Next week’s Outback NSW Tourism shoot with Paul Mercurio,
the workshop Bruce conducted for the Anglican Dioscese of Sydney,
cruising around New Zealand,
Rich Bancini wants us to cover composition,
Rakesh’s e-mail,
focus modes,
and the (count ‘em!) 2 end-of-year dinners!

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November 14, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 171

This week, Shelton talks about the workshops which CPW conducted in Brisbane this week (and a big shout out to the Breakfast Creek Hotel for helping out with a last-minute location),
including the ups and downs of working with models,
coping with inclement weather,
photographers guilty of over-lighting a subject,
f-stop (backpack style) camera bags,
Photo Continental in Brisbane, who also helped out CPW with a venue,
the launch of the Nikon D7000,
my potential next commercial shoot,
why Mad Max 4 didn’t get shot this year,
and the Egypt photo tour 2011.

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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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July 25, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 160

Finally!
We’re back!
We wind back the clock to just after our last podcast and start wading through the events which have transpired:

Bruce’s car crash,
South Africa and the World Cup (Shelton’s posts: one, two and three),
Shelton’s trip to Nevada and California (where models don’t show up, either, apparently!),
Shelton’s back pain,
the Film Noir shoots that CPW has run in Melbourne recently,
Bruce and Max’s roadtrip (Facebook photos here),
how photography opens up life experiences that you might not otherwise have encountered,
Nathan’s interstate wedding,
a “roadtrip workshop”  in CPW’s future perhaps?,
Sydney meetup #7 scheduled for Sunday August 1st (details on Facebook),
and remember, we now have an e-mail address that will reach BOTH of us! Woohoo!

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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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April 4, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 151

This week, want to win yourself the Wacom Intuos 4 graphics tablet? Details at the end of this post.
The kill date for Lightroom 3 Beta 2 is officially June 30, 2010.
Erin King loves her old graphics tablet,
Mark Loader chimed in with his thoughts on 3rd party lenses, to which Shelton agreed,
Ray Medina reminds us that the Gigapan pano robot goes on sale this month according to Engadget,
Bruce’s impromptu shoot for ARN Solutions,
dealing with spur-of-the-moment stuff,
Sydney meetup #3 (the tram shed shoot)… facebook pics here, blog post coming soon,
Shelton’s shoot with Sophie in a boxing ring,
models and their “look”,
Shelton’s wedding photography DVD on sale now through CPW,
and Flashwave triggers!

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OK, so you want to know how you could win the Wacom Intuos 4 graphics tablet, huh?

Grab yourself this image (9MB, RAW) (36MB, TIF) and retouch it to the best of your ability.
A couple of rules:
a) You must only use your mouse. If you currently own a tablet, you must not use it for this competition. We’re relying on your honesty in this respect.
b) No cropping. Retouch only.

Once you’ve retouched it, resize it to 500 pixels WIDE, and resample to 72 dpi.
Once you’ve done that, send it here.
Shelton and Bruce will judge the entries received.
Deadline to submit an entry is midday (AEST) Monday 19th April, 2010.
Winner will be announced in the next podcast produced after 19th April.
Good luck!

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