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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 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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February 16, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 147

We’re getting this one out early for the benefit of the U.S. listeners!
Shelton and Glynn are off to LA for the PMA trade show,
Bruce now has his new (old) 20mm wide angle lens, and is lovin’ it! Facebook users can check out some early shots here,
Nodal Ninja panoramic heads,
the Emerging nymph shoot (Facebook photos here, or on Shelton’s blog here),
using off-camera flash (and you can get into the wireless fun on the cheap, thanks to ebay).
and how NOT to keep a secret!

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May 3, 2009

Shutters Inc – episode 122

Filed under: EOS 5D mk II,Facebook,Podcast,Shutters Inc,video — Bruce Williams @ 19:20

This week, how to find the audio2u.com group on Facebook,
The D5000 launch in Melbourne,
Yervant made a pretty awesome video using a combination of stills and video shot on a Canon 5D mkll,
plus Shelton begins a new series on turning your photography hobby in to a profitable venture.
In part 1, how to get into domestic photography.


August 3, 2008

Shutters Inc – episode 113

Filed under: Canon,Facebook,Podcast,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 6:00

Something different this week, folks.
It’s Shutters Inc sans-Muller.

The links as promised:

Unlock more features on your Canon compact digital

Concert photography woes with the iPhone

Facebook and copyright


March 11, 2008

Looking for Bruce on Facebook?

Filed under: Facebook,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 13:44

I’m right here!