In this episode we had a great honor to chat with Renee Robyn. She’s a digital artist, photographer, and avid traveler. We talked about her inspiration for her projects, challenges, and what makes, this amazing artist tick.
Who knew something as simple as inventory management/post-processing software could cause such a ripple through the Shutter Time airwaves, though I suppose that’s just how things roll at times.
Google announced they will no longer be updating their Nik software collection and many photographers are none too happy with this move, even though it was long expected. One of our listeners chimed in suggesting an Adobe rant and gave his own rant about Lightroom (thanks, JF) and because it’s something on my mind, we took to the mics to sort it out. The gloves came off several times, but even with all the eye-rolling, grunts and awkward silence, the bickering is always in good fun! Pinky swear. Please join us as we discuss Adobe Lightroom and some alternatives available today. Also, we are sorry about your ears. Just a fair warning.
Note: for the record, I COMPLETELY agreed with Mac after we stopped recording about the competition segment at the end of the show, and we kept the conversation flowing for another hour or so. He was right – I can admit it, as painful as it might be. But just about that one part, ha.
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Are you currently using Adobe CC and if so, is it working for you? Does your post work involve alternatives to Adobe and if so, what are they? Please share the wealth! Is there anything else in the industry that is getting your goat and riling you up? We would love to hear about it because as we said at the end of the show, it’s up to us photographers/users/customers to make the change, bit by bit. You can keep the conversation going by chiming in on Bookface, Twitter or by leaving a comment on the blog! Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher!
Thanks to our listeners for the suggestions and Adobe rants and thanks as always for tuning in, folks!
Well, really – it’s my bad. Episode 160, rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 were recorded, however due to technical issues, I pretty much chucked the episode (ah, my solo Shutter Time debut), which was finished and cut, because I was ridiculously irritated with the tech woes. So, blame me for not having a show for a month. But mostly, blame Uncle Murphy. Cool?
Episode 160, Round 5 » The Chaps Are Back.
Thankfully Mac, who is well on his way to recovery, was ready to roll and record our latest episode. We decided to throw out the bat signal to see if Usually Dave would be up for joining me in welcoming Mac back. Like the superhero he is, the signal was answered. Besides, the topic idea was all from Dave, so it only made sense, right? Thumbprints – when making images, what exactly is your thumbprint? Not to be confused with your legacy or your footprint, but rather what drives your images to be the way that they are? A specific style, pre-and in post? Feeling? Or more? We take to the mics to figure this one out.
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We’d love to hear your thoughts on your photographic thumbprint. Are you aware of what it is or might be at this stage in your photography journey? Please chime in and join the convo! You can find us on Twitter and Bookface and here on the blog. Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher!
Thanks again to our listeners for the sweet messages about our Mac. We are super thankful he is on the mend and y’all care so much! Huge thanks to Dave for answering the signal once again! Make sure to check out his work!
We answer an interesting question from our Bookface page about critique, so we answered the question with a little help from Dave, all the while channeling our pals, Olaf and Antonio.
Yup. We Said That.
And hell, yes, we went there. Brand whoring. It needed to be addressed, so we decided to bring out wonderfully talented friend of the show, Dave “Swizzbob” Szweduik, back for another chat. Much like the tourism orgs we have discussed in the past, we started to wonder if not only are we doing the brands a huge free service when we heavily pimp our images out on social media, tagging said brands, and more importantly, are we doing ourselves a disservice by interrupting the art of arting? You decide.
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We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show and how you feel about focusing so much on the brands. Is there a healthy balance to stay true to your artistic vision as well as soliciting brands, should that be your intent? Please chime in by commenting on the blog (we will catch up on comments, promise), or leaving a comment on Bookface or Twitter. As always, you can subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher!
Big thanks to Swizzbob for coming back on the show once again. We so enjoy sending out the bat signal to see if he will answer and he never lets us down! Do yourselves a favour and check out his fantastic tech podcast, digitalSoup, and his photography work.
Thanks to everyone for tuning in and for the Bookface and Twitter questions!
You know him. You still love him. One of our brothers from another mother, the outspoken half of the Street Shots podcast, Antonio M. Rosario, joins us once again for another fun episode. Side note: we MISS you, Tom.
Thanks to a PetaPixel article, we continue the conversation on killing street photography and ask ourselves if we are all guilty of this crime. Say it isn’t so!
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Killing street photography – is this continued chatter about the slaughter of a genre many of us love taking it too far? If so, what can we as an industry do about it? If not, please tell us why you think there is really only a bark, but very little bite to this popular opinion. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Please chime in on our blog, Twitter and Bookface. As always, you can subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher!
Huge thanks to Antonio for coming back on the show and answering the bat signal! You can check out his personal work if you have yet to do so, and also his podcast, Street Shots! Don’t forget to check out episode 52 of Street Shots where Mac fills in for Tom as co-host with Antonio!