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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

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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:
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:

Friday 15 March – Evening Seminar
Saturday 16 March – One Day Workshop
Friday 22 March – Evening Seminar
Saturday 23 March – One Day Workshop
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,


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.