Episode 135 »» New RAW processors and shame

Bridge of OrchyMaking fun of Sony and Canon

Making fun of Sony and Canon never gets old.  Especially when both companies have clearly forgotten that the megapixel war has finished.  Sony 72megapixel and Canon 120 megapixel cameras have been rumored.

RAW

It looks like Adobe had finally got some competition in the RAW market.  Two new contenders from Corel and On1 are vying  for the RAW file processing space.  Corel’s After Shot 3 has almost the same features as Adobe’s Lightroom, and the price at 80CDN is hard to beat.  Also it is the only one that will run on Linux.  On1 on the other hand only announced their On1 Photo Raw.  It’s going to combine their photo editing/filter suite with a RAW processor.  Exciting times!  Maybe Adobe will actually start working on their photo suite.

Shame

It’s tough time to call ourselves Canadian, without hanging our head in shame.  The latest stunt perpetrated by four yahoos in Yellowstone park, just for the sake of a “better shot”.  A lot similar incidents popped up on the tubes, like angry hairy moles.  Old buildings being set on fire, just because some maroon photographer wanted a good shot.  We got our inspiration from an article my Missy MWAC about photographers becoming like pigeons…

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Let us know what do you think about the new RAW processors being announced, and the main topic of the show.  Are we as photographers immune to the rules of mere mortals?

Links from the Show

Canon 120mpx

Sony A9

After Shot 3

On1 Photo Raw

Missy MWAC – Photographers Become like Pigeons

Filmmaker caught

Episode 134 »» Antonio + Photography Awards vs. Contests

Antonio M. Rosario Photography, Shutter Time With Sid and Mac, Episode 134 »» Antonio + Awards vs. Contests
Image by Antonio M. Rosario

Can’t Get Enough

You know him. You love him. He’s back! Marking his 3rd (4th?) appearance with us, Antonio M. Rosario is back for more Shutter Time lovin’.  He risked his beauty sleep for us as we kept him up way past his bedtime . We think he’s beautiful without the extra zzzzzzs anyway!

Antonio M. Rosario Photography, Shutter Time With Sid and Mac, Episode 134 »» Antonio + Awards vs. Contests
Image by Antonio M. Rosario
Antonio M. Rosario Photography, Shutter Time With Sid and Mac, Episode 134 »» Antonio + Awards vs. Contests
Image by Antonio M. Rosario

Awards. Contests. Marketing? What Gives?

We received a great topic suggestion from one of our listeners, Linda, and it was good timing because contests and photography related awards were already on our minds, so we asked Antonio to join us and the three of us took to the mics to figure this out and take it one step further. Please join us as we discuss the validity of photography awards, contests and where marketing fits in!

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What are your thoughts about the contests based solely on popularity where you can often sway the vote? Is this hidden marketing? What about some of the other contests like the heavy hitters, such as National Geo? What can winning a contest do for your career? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this one! You can keep the conversation flowing by joining us via Bookface (Mac) and on Twitter and of course, this blog. You can also subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks to Linda for the topic suggestion! If you have any topic suggestions, please drop us a note. Another big thanks to our pal, Antonio, for coming on the show! Please take a moment to check out his work if you have yet to do so! We’re looking forward to another mashup between STWSM and STM! Speaking of Street Shots – if you missed our first mashup with Tom and Antonio, please check out episode 130! Could I be using any more exclamation points in this blog post? Didn’t think so.

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Episode 130 Shutter Time + STM Mashup

Antonio M. Rosario (site) :: Twitter :: Instagram :: Switch to Manual Podcast 

World Press Photo

2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

World Press Photo And Its Credibility Issue / via PetaPixel

Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year  » Runner-up 2012

International Photography Award

LensCulture

Photo District News (PDN) Photo Awards

Breaking News Photography (2000-Present) » Pulitzer Prize

Feature Photography (1968-Present) » Pulitzer Prize

Photography (1942-1967) » Pulitzer Prize

Spot News Photography (1968-1999) » Pulitzer Prize

 

Episode 133 »» Light, Landscapes & Leading Your Own Way

Episode 133 »» Light, Landscapes & Leading Your Own Way

Podcast Juice

Olaf and Kasia (episode 129) dropped by Mac’s to deliver some podcast juice, which powers him to be able to do these podcasts with me. Ha.  Please make sure to check out their work and listen to episode 129!

Hey Fuji

Ahh, remember how bonkers we were over the X-Pro 2? Well, now the first leaked images of the anticipated Fuji X-T2 have now appeared. We also quickly chat about Fuji’s rumoured change to the 120mm macro lens – it’s going to be less than 100mm, but to what? Hmmm … Below is their most recent roadmap, which has not been updated since 2015 and includes the 120mm lens as originally planned.

Fuji x mount lens roadmap Feb 2015

The L Word

As the show title suggests, we discuss light, landscapes and leading your own way when it comes to your photography. That’s the key here – your photography. A few articles irked us (okay, me) and we decided to take to the mics to figure a few things out. I don’t think we were entirely successful, but can’t blame a couple of photographers / podcasters for trying, eh?

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If you’re a Fuji shooter, do you have a preference as to what the replacement for the 120mm will be? When it comes to your photography – how important is chasing or finding the right light to you? How do you keep your on track and follow your heart instead of what others are telling you to do? You can keep the conversation flowing by joining us via Bookface (Mac) and on Twitter and of course, this blog. You can also subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks as always for tuning in and thanks again for making your way through this show – if you did, ha!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Olaf and Kasia Sztaba Photography

Episode 129 »» Chat with Olaf and Kasia Sztaba

Leaked Images of the Fuji X-T2 / via Petapixel

Game Over for the XF120mm ƒ2.8 / via fujirumors.com

Fuji X Mount Lens Roadmap » Updated February 2015 

Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson

Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist

Can’t Stop Him

Our very good pal, Mark Reierson, agreed to come on over and join us for another good ol’ fashioned photography discussion. This marks his third appearance on the show and we already want him back for more. We catch up with Mark and learn what’s he has been up to before we dive in with our main chat.

Finding Your Way

As a continuation from episode 131, we scratch the surface of Mac’s lingering question of realizing your own vision for creating art and making images.  Please join us as we three souls discuss this and more!

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How do you feel about finding your vision when it comes to photography? Is the need for making images led by hunger, social interaction or something more? We’d love to hear your thoughts. You can find us Bookface and Twitter! You can also subscribe free via iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks again, Mark, for the good chat! Please make sure to check out his work here. You can also find him at the Humans of Calgary Facebook page.

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Links from the show:
For the film buffs »» Alan Rickman Filmography / via Wikipedia

Episode 131 »» Nik and Nick

Episode 131 »» Nik and Nick

Where’s Vivian 

Netflix US has been streaming Finding Vivian Maier for about a month now, though Canada has yet to join in on the fun. Small gripe, but it’s irritating all the same. If I had to guess, it would be licensing issues. I mean, why else would The West Wing, Mad About You and Degrassi Junior High disappear from Netflix Canada and have yet to return? The pain is real.

Say What, Google?

Many photographers are delighted to hear Nik software – or should we say Nik Collection by Google has dramatically dropped their price to FREE, y’all. Sounds great and all, but this has some longtime fans of the software concerned about its future. We discuss what this could mean for users of this great collection. We also briefly touch on their old podcast, Nik Radio. If you have yet to check it out, think about doing so whilst the episodes are still available!

Head Scratcher 

There are many talented photographers – well known figures to varying degrees – who make incredibly beautiful and compelling images. Then there are some who also do this, but on a different level. After viewing the latest series from Nick Brandt, Inherit the Dust, I pretty much drove Mac crazy for at least two weeks asking him HOW Nick did it? It’s more than tools, time and skill. How did Joe McNally do it – particularly in 2001 and again in 2011? How can some of these photographers take their images to a whole other level when it comes to story telling and evoking insane levels of emotion? Please join us as Mac tries to understand my question and we try to answer it.

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Have you seen Finding Vivian Maier yet? It’s been a while since we’ve chatted about the film, so we’d love to hear your thoughts about it. Are you going to grab Nik by Google software now that it’s free? And if you’re a fan of the software, are you concerned about its fate? Are there any photographers or even images in general that leave you not only in awe and perhaps allow your emotions to reach another level, but also leave you wondering how they do what they do? We’d love to hear some names and how you feel about their work and more! You can find us Bookface and Twitter! You can also subscribe free via iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show:

Finding Vivian Mair on Netflix / via PetaPixel

Nik Collection by Google is now FREE 

Nik Collection by Google Software

Nik Radio with Scott Shepard / via iTunes

Nick Brandt – Inherit the Dust

Joe McNally Photography

Faces of Ground Zero Giant Polaroids, 2001 / by Joe McNally

Faces of Ground Zero Giant Polaroids, Updated 2011 / by Joe McNally

Michael Kenna 

 

 

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