Episode 118 »» Trophy Hunting with Your Holga Digital?

Shutter Time with Sid and Mac photography podcast, Episode 118 »» Trophy Hunting with Your Holga Digital?

Mmmm …. Fresh Gear

We briefly cover more rumours coming from the Fuji world and the teaser coming straight from the Pentax camp themselves: a full frame body is expected 2016.

Holga 2.0?

You guessed it. Remember the ol’ 120 film Holga cameras many of us used to have or still do? They were cheap, somewhat fun to tinker with, garnered a loyal following and inspired a number of Holga Film Friday blogs. It turns out the love has never left, as there are well over two thousand backers kicking in their hard earned bucks to bring us the Holga Digital.  Check out the Kickstarter for yourself!

Trophy Hunting – Revisited

With the announcement of the new Holga, we remembered there was something even crazier out there – enter the prototype, the Camera Restricta. You guessed it – the idea behind this is to restrict photographers around the globe from taking those same trophy shots we all see and do ourselves. So it begged the question we’ve all asked in the past – should we continue to make images at the most popular locations? Please join us as we revisit this topic.

Join the Convo

How do you feel about the new Holga coming out? Could you see yourself buying one or will you continue to rock your film one? What are your thoughts on the FF Pentax teaser – is this something you are interested in? Making images at iconic locations – do you practice  this? Why or why not? You can find us at Facebook and Twitter to keep the conversation flowing! As always, you can subscribe for free via iTunes or check us out via the Stitcher app!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show:

Expected announcement and release: Fuji XF 35mm ƒ2 WR Lens and 1.4x Teleconverter / via Fuji Rumors

Full Frame by Pentax

Buy The New Holga Digital Camera / via Fstoppers

Holga Digital Kickstarter

Camera Restricta | Should Photographers Avoid Shooting at the Same Famous Places? / via Fstoppers

Should Photographers Avoid Shooting at the Same Famous Places? / via Fstoppers

Episode 117 »» Forging new paths

Only dust and windShutter Time goes family

So today episode was recorded with my lovely wife, because Sid was abducted by aliens.  Hopefully Sid will be back on the next exciting episode of Shutter Time.

Canon and Zeiss sitting in a tree…

First Canon rumors a 120MP DSLR camera, and we wonder why.

Also Zeiss created a list of Milvus line of lenses for both Canon and Nikon.  They look nice, but are all professional grade.  According to Zeiss the manual focus is an actual feature!

Forging our new paths

Reading the article written by Olivier Du Tre we jumped into long lasting discussion.  The article questions our need for assurance that we are doing something right.  This touches on our need for Social Media, and contact with other photographers.  This made us think about purging social media accounts.  Also this leads to being extremely selfish on the internet, with out giving voice to other photographers that we may deem worthy of our voice.  Should we share their work when we come across something that we really like?  How many of us actually do that, and not because of we expect something in return?

Switch to Manual Portfolio Reviews

This is great news coming from our friends at Switch to Manual.  It’s a portfolio review.  Here is a direct quote from their site:

“We offer several different review packages to choose from, including a free option. You choose the package that’s right for you, digitally “drop off” your portfolio with us, and we’ll personally review it.

We will make an audio recording of the full review and send a downloadable mp3 audio file back to you. You’ll hear us go over each image you send, letting you know what you did right and what didn’t work out so well. We’ll offer tips to improve the image as well as any other advice we may come up with.”

These guys know what they are talking about, and I think it would be a great experience.

Show Links

Canon 120MP DSLR – http://petapixel.com/2015/09/08/canon-were-building-a-120-megapixel-dslr/

Zeiss Milvus Lenses – http://petapixel.com/2015/09/10/zeiss-unveils-a-new-milvus-line-of-lenses-for-canon-and-nikon-dslrs/

Switch to Manual Portfolio Review – http://switchtomanual.com/portfolio-reviews/

Olivier Du Tre Article – http://blog.olivierdutre.com/2015/09/why-is-everybody-following-same-path.html

Episode 116 »» Street Chat with Marco & Antonio

Episode 116 »» Street Chat with Marco & Antonio, Join us as we team up with fellow photographers and podcasters, Marco Larousse and Antonio Rosario, as we discuss recent articles questioning the changing landscape of street photography.
Photos by Marco Larousse and Antonio Rosario

Shutter Times Goes International

Sort of. Mac and I might be tucked away somewhere in the Alberta prairies, but we felt the international bond with fellow photographers and podcasters, Macro Larousse and Antonio M. Rosario, from We Shoot Fuji and Switch to Manual, respectively.

Hitting the Street

Marco and Antonio are both accomplished street photographers, so who better to rock the mics for a lil’ street chat? That’s right – no one.  A couple of articles grabbed our attention about the state of street photography today. American Photo picked up on the trend of increasing numbers of street images hitting the pages of Instagram, changing the landscape of street photography. Huffington Post begs us to take a good look at the quality and quantity of street photography images flooding the online world today.

Please join us as we tackle this complex subject and ultimately have a good ol’ fashioned photography chat.

Join the Convo

What are your thoughts on street photography? Has Instagram become an effective tool for street photographers today to share life on the streets with us or has it become so saturated and the lines become so blurred, it’s hard to separate quality from quantity?  You can keep the conversation going with us on Bookface, Twitter or this site! You can also subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks again to both Antonio and Marco for coming on the show (Marco’s second time with us) for a straight shooter, straight up type of conversation. Don’t forget to check out their work and also their podcasts (links below). You won’t be disappointed!

Thanks as always for tuning in! Much appreciated. Truly.

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show:

Marco Larousse (site) :: Twitter :: We Shoot Fuji Podcast

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

How Instagram Changed Street Photography / via American Photo

Street Photography Has No Clothes / via Michael Ernest Sweet, Huffington Post

Episode 111 »» Going Analog & Digital w/ Marco Larousse

Episode 115 »» The Lonely Owl

Lonely OwlAlone

I’m all alone today.  Sid could not record, because of evildoers.  She is very sorry, and by listening to the show, I’m too.  It’s hard to do unscripted show.  Yikes.

IR… like really Fuji??

Fuji announced a brand new camera… or a old camera with stuff removed and price jacked up.  It’s a new Fuji X-T1 IR.  Everything is the same, except the infra-red filter is removed.  It would be nice if the actual body was red or something.  Sorry it makes no sense.

Oh Mamamiya!!!

So I’m a traitor, and a masochist.  Just listen to the show and be amazed at my marooniness :)


Episode 114 »» Shutter Time Gear Dreams

Episode 114 »» Shutter Time Gear Dreams, The now retired Pacific Western Airlines (PWA)  Boeing 737-200 C-GIPW (Fleet #745) now rests at Villeneuve Airport, outside of Edmonton, during a late spring morning in June 2015, having flown for the last time on November 29th, 2013. The 737 will be part of the upcoming Alberta Flying Heritage Museum at Villeneuve Airport. Sidney Blake Photography. No. 2400.

Dream Dream Dream

After finding out I need to make some gear choices, we’ve been discussing gear of late and decided to take to the mics and have a good ol’ fashioned gear chat. Old gear. Used gear. New gear. And non-existent gear alike … what is our dream gear and what would we like to see in the industry today? We cover bodies, lenses (sort of), and camera bags to start with.

Join the Convo

What is your satisfaction level with your gear? Are you wanting to upgrade or change your current lineup? Do you see the value of used gear vs. new? What would you like to see in the industry today – what is your dream camera body and does it even exist? Please chime in with your gear thoughts and wants and needs. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter  Of course you can find and subscribe to the show for free via iTunes. If you have the Stitcher App, we’re there as well!

Thanks so much for tuning in and all the great feedback. Much appreciated! Shoutout to Chris for the great email and ideas!

Cheers, y’all!



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