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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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February 26, 2012

Shutters Inc – episode 196

This week, we learn that Joe McNally is set to tour to Australia and New Zealand this year!
Let me know if you’re interested in attending the Sydney workshop, as I’m hoping to be able to secure a group discount. No guarantees of course, but let me know if you’re up for it!

Two weeks ago, Chris Belyea and myself, along with model Desiree (of Meetup #15 fame) hired Think Studio for 4 hours to do a glamour shoot.
It was great to be able to take the time to finesse a shot, and experiment with light.
Some of my shots from the shoot can be seen here.
Personally, I really like the last one!

“Slow Bruce” finally discovers something that should have come to him long ago, regarding panoramas, pivot points, and paralax errors.
For the technophiles, read the wikipedia article on parallax errors.
Or for the lounge lizards, check out some youtube vids on same!

Next Friday is Meetup #22 – ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ here in Sydney.
Still looking for a couple more photographers …and a venue!
Sing out if you would like to be involved in any way.

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August 14, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 185

Filed under: Blog,Composition,Framing,Podcast,Shutters Inc,workshop — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week,
outback Queensland workshops and small town attitudes,
why Bruce knocked back the job offer,
Shelton discusses the frame as a compositional element,
looking for geometry in images,
the Tobruk Station Sydney meetup,
and Bruce’s blog.


July 24, 2011

Shutters Inc – episode 183

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

We found him!! Shelton is back!
A lengthy catch up on the last 4 months,
Bruce’s job offer,
and do you have what it takes to RUN a photography workshop?

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December 12, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 173

This week, the final episode of SI for 2010!
Next week’s Outback NSW Tourism shoot with Paul Mercurio,
the workshop Bruce conducted for the Anglican Dioscese of Sydney,
cruising around New Zealand,
Rich Bancini wants us to cover composition,
Rakesh’s e-mail,
focus modes,
and the (count ’em!) 2 end-of-year dinners!

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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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August 29, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 163

This week, Bruce is flying solo.
Just a couple of quick things to cover…
How I landed the Outback NSW Tourism gig,
This week’s Sydney Meetup #8 (the film noir shoot),
Day 1 of Visible Light,
and the interesting research being done at Microsoft (of all places) to remove camera-shake from your mobile phone pics.


August 15, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 162

This week, we give you 50% more!
Phillip Andrews (professional photographer, Better Photoshop Techniques magazine publisher, and Adobe Ambassador) joins us for a chat about:
the differences between Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3,
his new Photoshop CS5 Essential Skills book, which SI listeners can buy at a 20% discount using the code ‘pa123’,


the Visible Light seminars touring Australia over the coming months,


and the new Photoshop CS5 custom panel which SI listeners can download for free using the code ‘freepanel’.
Then, Phillip and Shelton go into a discussion about getting it right in camera,
and we round out the episode with a brief mention of Bruce’s recent good news (more detail next episode).

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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!


June 20, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 159

With Shelton still in South Africa covering the World Cup, and with Adobe having just released Lightroom 3 out into the wild, I thought it might be a good time to get Philip Andrews back on the line for a chat.
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May 23, 2010

Shutters Inc – episode 156

Filed under: Blog,Competition,flashwave trigger,Kodak,Tripod,workshop — Bruce Williams @ 12:02

This week, Shutters Inc will cure your insomnia,
Shelton and Glynn have been busy with workshops,
the Rob Guest Endowment competition,
Kodak announces it officially that Shelton will be shooting the World Cup soccer in South Africa,
Shelton loves his Flashwave triggers,
and 7 tips to using your tripod, courtesy of the digital photography school blog.
Also, we now have a common e-mail address for both Shelton and Bruce.
Send all e-mail here.

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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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