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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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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.

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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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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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May 16, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 155

This week, Shelton talks about the week-long workshop that CPW recently conducted in New Zealand,
we talk some more about the histogram,
Sydney meetup #4,
discuss the meaning of “chromatic aberration”,
have a laugh at the guy who didn’t really know what SI was all about,
celebrate Nathan Muller’s fantastic achievement,
discuss a couple of old movies, Tron and The Red Violin,
talk about the upcoming PMA trade show in Melbourne,
dinner in Melbourne,
photo judging,
copyright issues (Shelton mentions an article in better photography magazine),
and Bruce shares his thoughts on photographing dogs.

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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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March 28, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 150

This week, Bruce speaks with Leo and Linda from Wacom Australia about the range of Wacom Intuos graphics tablets, and why every photographer can benefit from one.
Then, Shelton talks about HIS perceptions of a graphics tablet,
we talk about the CPW Advanced Flash Workshop in Melbourne,
working with light modifiers like the Honl grids and snoots,
Bruce is inspired by one of Joe McNally’s quotes,
Lightroom 3 Beta 2 is out now*,
plus we need YOUR help to giveaway a Wacom Intuos 4 graphics tablet.

* After recording, I found out that no, LR3B2 does NOT import LR2 catalogues.

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March 14, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 149

This week, just a chat as we catch up with Shelton post-Los Angeles.
Turns out, the “creative photo workshop” is an idea whose time has come.
Shelton talks about all the aspects of the trip, including the Venice Beach shoot.
Last week, I was given an Intuos4 graphics tablet by the nice folks at Wacom here in Australia. I’d never used one before, but having now done some photo retouching with one, I don’t think I could go back to photo manipulation with a mouse ever again!
Oh, and it’s pronounced Wah-com, not Way-com!
Shelton is looking into some of the plugins from Nik Software, including Viveza.
And he’s changed his mind on camera straps, after having been given a Black Rapid R-Strap whilst in LA.
He also discovered Hoodman loupes while he was at PMA.

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January 10, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 144

Filed under: alpha 850,CPW,Joe McNally,Podcast,Shutters Inc,Travel — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

Happy new year!
In the first ep for 2010, we talk about our cruise to New Caledonia and Vanuatu,
the new Creative Photo Workshops website,
My new Sony alpha 850,
the Sydney photographers are getting together monthly,
the 5MP/SI party in Melbourne,
and finally, our special guest interview.

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