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April 21, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 218

This week, Skype issues led to us having to record wth Glynn on his mobile phone.
Glynn is VERY happy with his Mosaic photobook, and would order more of them if it weren’t for the horrendous cost of international shipping (the boon of the Australian consumer!).
During the week, I saw a funny thread on the Light Stalking page on Facebook regarding what should be the appropriate collective noun for photographers,
Following on from last week’s soft launch, we have continued the idea of having questions posed to us via the Shutters Inc Facebook page while we’re actually recording.
This week, we had 3 questions from Richard Ingram, concerning quoting for commercial jobs, quoting for wedding work, and the conundrum of choosing a business name.
Keen to hear your thoughts on this method of Q+A. Is it worth pursuing, or does the 6 day turnaround kill its usefullness (given that we record on Tuesday night and the podcast goes live on Sunday)?
This week saw the announcing of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners, with the category of “Feature photography” going to a Javier Manzano image of two Syrian soldiers.
Glynn thought some of the categories for the prizes demanded a “Witty Photography Category” competition. Give us your suggestions!
We ponder the quesiton of why DSLR’s can’t give us shutter speeds slower than 30 seconds? How hard could it be to have options for 1min, 2min, 4min, 8min and so forth right out to an hour?
And finally, the growing move toward brides and grooms asking for a social media blackout on their wedding day. Glynn and I are in agreement on this… we think it’s a great idea!

And btw, has anyone else noticed the weirdness currently going on with Facebook’s displaying of comments?
Look at the following image, and check out the time stamps. The time stamps are actually representative of the times each comment was made, but what is with the ORDER???? Looks like Neo broke the Matrix again!

 

Facebook is bending time!

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March 24, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 214

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

This week, Bruce is off to not one, but three Bruce Springsteen concerts, but sadly, sans camera.
The Trundle trip in April has had to be severely curtailed in scope due to lack of numbers.
Nefarious going’s on in the camera-retail space in Melbourne.
Creative Photo Workshops is about to have a major website overhaul.
Glynn was impressed with the “Fake it til you make it” display on NPR’s website.
Which begs the question…. can composition also be classed as a form of manipulation?
Randy Blythe (singer for metal band “Lamb of God”) is looking for his photographic “style”. Does he HAVE to?
The ever-popular scenario of companies wanting to use your images in return for ‘exposure’ instead of money.
Plus, in honour of this week’s goings-on in Cyprus, we’re offering this epsiode at a 10% discount! 🙂

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March 3, 2013

Shutters Inc – episode 211

Filed under: aspect ratio,Facebook,Flickr,Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, we alert those who aren’t already aware to our new Shutters Inc Podcast Facebook page,
Glynn has been checking out various photo sharing sites (Flickr, 500px, 1x),
we talk a bit more about the subject of what to do with all those lost photographic gems on your hard drives,
instagram,
aspect ratios (make sure you check out this week’s best internet meme if you haven’t already seen it!),
and we’d really like you to submit (to the Facebook page) your best ‘square cropped’ image and tell us why you like it cropped into a 1×1 aspect ratio.


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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June 17, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 203

Filed under: B-Grip,Bokeh,focus modes,Podcast,Pose Project Management,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, I’ve completed two Pose Project Management shoots (3 to go over the next 2 weekends!).
Both shoots were a bunch of fun.
Shoot #1 is here, and shoot #2 is here.

Then, a question for you. Which focusing mode do you use on your DSLR? Centre focus, wide area focus, or selective zone focus? How do you ensure accurate focus when shooting wide open?

Plus, after being intrigued and impressed upon discovering the B-Grip, I got hold of B-Grip CEO, Andrea Corticelli for a chat about his unique product.

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June 3, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 202

This week, I caught up with Lorna Andrikopoulos from Instinctive Desires, just after the Digital Show and AIPP Awards (aka PMA) was held in Melbourne.
We chatted about the state of the industry, and the changing world of marketing.

Then, I had a chat with Taleah Baird, who has set up a page on Facebook called Pose Project Management, the aim of which is to bring together photographers, models, make up artists and stylists to work collaboratively on visual projects. It’s a great concept, and one which appears to be taking off really well for her.

After this episode was recorded, Adobe released the v4.1 update to Lightroom which now includes the ability to work with 32 bit HDR images.

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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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July 17, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 182

This week, Lee discusses how in order to find your customers, you must first have decided on what style of photography you plan to offer to your customers,
the importance of a plan of action for your business (short, medium and long term),
dates for the Instinctive Desires business workshops in both Melbourne and Sydney,
Your Enquiry Manager,
and Real Portraits, Real People.

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July 10, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 181

This week, Lee joins us to talk about just how important it is that you communicate clearly with your client prior to a shoot.
Make sure you know what they expect from the shoot.
Also, how to deal with it if things don’t go exactly to plan.
Also in this episode, I have a few promo codes to give away to iPad owners who are interested in trying out some of those fantastic ‘Photoshop scripts for iPad’ apps that Phillip Andrews was talking about a couple of episodes ago, and with the release of Google+, a timely reminder about just what rights you’re giving away when you post your images to any social networking site.

Google+ TOS:
“By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.”

“You agree that this license includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.”

“You understand that Google, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit Google to take these actions.”

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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 5, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 172

Filed under: Business,Composition,CPW,Podcast,Shutters Inc,Wedding — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, Scott and Stacey’s wedding,
when commercial contracts go horribly wrong, and the angels who save your butt,
the CPW workshops in Perth,
composition,
and the new iPad magazine for photographers, DI-magazine.
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October 31, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 169

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

This week’s episode is inspired by this video.
After seeing this, I mentioned to Shelton that with the growing propensity of couples to have both a videographer AND a photographer cover their wedding, these kinds of altercations could potentially become more common if people don’t communicate properly.
Hence, our discussion on how we (the photographers) should do our best to communicate with the videographer (if there is one present on a shoot).
The discussion of videography led on to a discussion of the growing number of DSLR’s on the market which are video-capable .
And that in turn led on to a discussion of audio-capture for your video-enabled DSLR.
Also, my new acquisition,
and CPW are taking their photographic-workshop-madness to Brisbane and Perth.

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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.


September 26, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 166

This week, Mark Loader’s most successful photo,
Rob Stimers chimes in on the water skier conundrum,
Dave Honl will be conducting a one day flash workshop in Melbourne on October 13th,
the boys from CPW are back in the US of A for the next couple of weeks,
plus, seeing the world the same way your lens does.

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September 19, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 165

Filed under: CPW,Echuca,film noir,Mike Hollman,Outback NSW Tourism,Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, we chat about my assignment for Outback NSW Tourism,
Echucapolooza 2 (and 2.5),
being passionate about your art,
the TED speech by Simon Sinek,
CPW heading back to the US late September/early October,
the Sydney Film noir shoot,
my new Lowepro ProRoller AW450,
Shelton’s new site,
Photomerchant,
using a reflector for the water skier conundrum,
or a Better Beamer.

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