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May 12, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 201

A couple of weeks ago, I saw this post and it got me thinking about why I (we?) hang on to every image we take. Perhaps as the title suggests, we should ‘keep the best, delete the rest’.

Blake Bodycote asked about backup solutions for his laptop-based Lightroom catalogue.
My suggestions included:

Backup online using any one of a multitude of free ‘drive’ sites like:

Use a paid online backup service like:

And if nothing else, maybe save jpeg copies to an online site?

I mention the absolutely crap-o-matic quality of film scanning at Big W,

plus, spending a day at a Joe McNally workshop.

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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.


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!


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!