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  1. Episode 80 »» Online Portfolios vs. Galleries. What Gives?

    April 13, 2014 by Sid

    Fairmont street in Las Vegas in black & white showing different strange characters

    The Grid, Yo!

    We’ve been discussing sites, galleries and image portfolios behind the scenes for some time now and after I watched an older episode of The Grid a couple months ago, I’ve pretty much become obsessed trying to figure this out and driving Mac crazy in the process. Sure, there are no rules when it comes to sharing / displaying your images online, and no one is going to take your ass down, but as photographers, we definitely want to stay current and it’s terribly easy to get behind.

    We dive right in and start dissecting online portfolios vs. print portfolios vs. online galleries, etc. Please join us and have a listen!

    Thanks to The Grid for stirring it up and giving us something to think about.

    Bits ‘n Bites

    What is your take on portfolios vs. galleries? Do you see a difference in them and better yet, which do you have on your site? Please chime in as we’re dead curious to learn what other photographers are up to.

    You can find us over at Facebook these days, as well as hanging near Twitter and Google Plus. Don’t forget you can subscribe for free via iTunes!  If you have the Stitcher App, you can also find us there!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks! We really appreciate it!

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    The Grid » Episode 111

    The Grid » Episode 112 

    Episode 42 » Sharing, Printing and Selling (where we discuss plans for SmugMug, Zenfolio, Fine Art America, etc.)

  2. Episode 79 »» Finding Vivian Maier w/ Jamey M. Photo

    March 30, 2014 by Sid

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    Mr. Jamey M. Photo himself, © Jamey M. Photography.

    He’s baaaack …

    2 years after we first jammed with Jamey, we sat down with Mr. Photo himself to catch up the happenings in his photography world and to chat about street photographer, Vivian Maier. Earlier this month, Mac and Jamey both attended the sneak preview of Finding Vivian Maier here in Edmonton, and the two chaps share with us their thoughts about the film, what we think Vivian herself might feel about this growing interest of her work, the impact her large body of work is having on photographers today, and more!

    Rue Mouffetard, my Parisian home away from home

    Rue Mouffetard, my Parisian home away from home. © Jamey M. Photography

    Vivian, Revisited

    We have discussed her work and a couple of books on a previous show, which left us wanting to see the film even more. Since 50% of the co-hosts actually made it to the theatre, we thought it was a great time to revisit this never-ending intriguing photographer and topic. Would we see her differently after the movie? Have the many questions surrounding the mystery about her work and the woman herself been answered? Join us for the chat and find out!

    Bits ‘n Bites

    We’d love to know your thoughts on Vivian Maier. What do you think of her work and will she make an impact on the industry as a whole, the street photography genre or maybe on individual photographers? Why or why not? Please chime in and join the convo! You can find us over yonder at Facebook,  Google Plus and Twitter. Don’t forget you can subscribe for free via iTunes! If you have the Stitcher App, you can also find us there!

    Don’t forget to check out Jamey’s fantastic work! I wonder if we will see him hitting the streets of Edmonton with a Rolleiflex one day…  Hmmm …

    Shutter Time News Alert

    Finding Vivian Maier – back in Edmonton! The Metro Cinema will be showing the film on select dates between April 17th – April 26th. Check out the guide for show times and more details!

    Thanks again, Jamey, for the great discussion (and the photos for this post)! Congrats again on your Edmonton New Media Awards nomination for Best in Photography and best of luck at The Yeggies in May, matey!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

    Cheers, y’all!

    Links from the show:

    Jamey M. Photography  :: Twitter :: Flickr :: Instagram :: Facebook

    Edmonton New Media Awards (The Yeggies)

    Finding Vivian Maier Trailer

    Video interview w/ John Maloof, circa 2010 **worth watching, folks!

    Vivian Maier: A Life Through The Lens / Howard Greenberg

    Note: I’ll provide a link with my YouTube VM playlist as mentioned on the show as soon as I update it. Some videos have since been deleted, probably for copyright reasons. Stay tuned!

  3. Episode 78 »» Jake Peterson, Y’all!

    March 17, 2014 by Sid

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    © Jake Peterson Photography

    Shutter Time High

    After following his career on the show for the last couple of years, we were thrilled when Jake Peterson agreed to come on the show. He’s a big time wildlife, landscape and aviation photographer with a unique background, which led him to where he is today. Jake brings a fresh, yet sharp perspective to photography today and has a lot of interesting experiences and stories to tell. Luckily for us, he shares some of the wealth with us on the show.

    Wildlife … landscapes … aviation … business … and passion … we cover it all!

    This is Jake’s first podcast, so we were a wee gentle on him … sort of! Sit back, friends, relax and enjoy this great episode with Jake! You will learn a ton from this incredibly talented photographer and I bet you just might end up with a new appreciation for our wild heritage and see aviation history in a new light after the show.

    Bits ‘n Bites

    We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show! Btw, the images in the post are courtesy of Jake, so please make sure to check out his work. As always, you can subscribe for free to the show via iTunes and the Stitcher app. We’re always on FacebookTwitter and Google Plus. Join the convo and chime in!

    Thanks again, Jake. It was a slice to have you on the show!

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    © Jake Peterson Photography

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    Jake Peterson Photography »» Facebook »» Twitter »» Google Plus


  4. Episode 77 »» Hanging With Big lens Little lens

    March 3, 2014 by Sidney

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Down Under

    Since the Shutter Time budget didn’t include a trip to Australia, we took to the airwaves to hang with our favourite Australian photographer, Andrew … aka Big lens Little lens! We discussed many topics … his work, his style, preferences, printing, trophy hunting, etc.  Andrew lives in one of the most spectacular places on earth where incredible landscapes are the norm, so join us and listen to how he views his world behind the lens. You might be surprised.

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Chatty Shooters

    The funny thing about this podcast is it lasted another 2 hours after we stopped recording. I think it was our longest post-podcast chat to date, with the extended post-podcast convo with Moose coming in a strong second. Gotta love those good ol’ fashioned photography discussions, especially the off-the-record ones.

    Make sure you check out more of Andrew’s work. You won’t be disappointed!

    I should mention the photos on this site are of course courtesy of our mate, Big lens Little Lens!

    Join the Convo

    We’d love to hear your thoughts on this show, Andrew’s work and anything else on your photographic minds. You can find us at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and of course, you can subscribe for free at iTunes or check us out at Stitcher.

    We have a couple more great interviews coming up, so please stay tuned, folks. It’s turning out to be a chatty March and we love it.

    Thanks again for the chat, Andrew. It was an absolute delight to have you on the show!

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Thanks as always for tuning in!

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    Big lens Little lens » 500px » Facebook » Twitter


  5. Episode 76 »» Landscape Photography’s Fate

    February 17, 2014 by Sid


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    Landscape Photography’s Fate … Sort Of.

    We feel we’ve been drowning in gear chat of late on the show, so we’ve switched gears a bit. Mmmm … gear.  An article written by Alex Mody had us scratching our heads, trying to understand the article and his train of thought, and more importantly, he got us thinking about where the industry is today and the 6 points he feels will make us less grumpy about where landscape photography is going.

    Being the fans of discussion that we are, we took his 6 points and dissected them. We wrap up the show with a most interesting comment from a viewer of Scott Kelby’s show, The Grid, episode 129.

    Bits ‘n Bites

    We’d love to know your thoughts on the 6 points from the article. Do you agree with them? What else could you add to the list for not only landscape photography, but any genre, really? If you have a chance to listen to The Grid, we’d also love to know what you think of viewer, JWPhoto’s comments. I personally think he nailed it!

    Tweet Tweet

    Of course we’re on Twitter, made our way back to Google Plus, and of course, you can find us at Facebook. Don’t forget to subscribe to iTunes if you haven’t already. You can also check out the show with the Stitcher app!

    Make sure to check out Alex’s work … he has some stunning images. Thanks for the inspiration for today’s show, Alex! We appreciate you keeping the wheels turning!

    Extra Extra

    Even though we didn’t mention this on the show, for the folks in Edmonton: if you’re interested in the Finding Vivian Maier documentary, check out our tweet which has the scoop for a screening in the next couple of weeks!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks.

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    How to Not Hate the Current State of Landscape Photography article. 

    The Grid, Episode 129 

    Episode 51 »» Chasing Light

  6. Episode 75 »» All Things Fuji X-T1

    February 3, 2014 by Sid

    Episode 75 »» All Things Fuji X-T1, Fuji X-seriesIt’s Fuji Time

    Let’s just be honest. This show is basically all about the Fuji X-T1 with some other gear chat thrown in / compared to, for good measure! Even though we may have questioned Fuji’s latest body when it was merely an anticipated announcement, and I think those clunky dials made Mac crinkle his nose, once the body was actually announced by Fuji folks, however, our attention was definitely piqued. I think I may have called the X-T1 the X-Ti from Canon during the show. Oops. 5 points for every time you catch us doing so.

    Please sit back and have a listen as we chat about Fuji and how things continue to progress in the mirrorless system world of photography today. We’d love to know your thoughts on this camera — and any camera, really. Are you shooting with micro four-thirds, mirrorless or the SLRs / DSLRs? Have you considered completely switching systems or possibly acquiring more gear to be able to shoot the best of all worlds? If you’re a Fuji fan, we’re curious about your thoughts on their latest body and the number of lenses expected to come our way.

    Join the Convo

    We’ve been incredibly quiet on the social media front of late, but this will definitely change as we go forward. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus (haha, no, really) and of course, you can find us on Stitcher and iTunes, where you can subscribe for free!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks! We truly appreciate y’all sticking around for 75 shows! We promise we’ll have many more shows where Fuji doesn’t even make an appearance for you non-F folks. Pinky swear.

    Cheers, y’all!

    Links from the show:

    Fujifilm’s Press Release »  X-T1

    The Fuji Guys » Fujifilm X-T1 First Look Video, Part 1-3

    Fuji X Mount Lens Roadmap

    Fuji Rumors – Lens Road Map Update (and more Fuji news and rumours)

    Mirrorless Rumors


  7. Episode 74 »» Your Photography Legacy

    January 20, 2014 by Sid

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    Oh, Fuji.

    The much anticipated 56mm ƒ1.2 has been announced for pre-order and from what we’ve heard and seen, it’s pretty swoon-worthy! We briefly discuss this and the rumoured / leaked X-T1 body. Really, Fuji? Hmmmm …

    The Road You Leave Behind

    This isn’t a 90s country song we’re talking about, but rather the road, or more specific, the legacy you leave behind with your photography once you leave this world …. Heavy, right? Life has me thinking of late and this topic came up in one of our off-mic conversations, so naturally we had to take to our mics to discuss it further.

    There’s no right or wrong way of approaching this subject, nor is there a right or wrong answer. I think everyone will have their own spin on it, but at the end of the show, we hope we’ve given you a little something to think about when it comes to your photography. What will your legacy be in images once you’re no longer walking this earth?

    Vivian Maier

    Just a little FYI for y’all regarding the documentary, Finding Vivian Maier … there has now been an official theatrical release date, March 28th, 2014, with more dates to come!

    Keep In Touch, Yo!

    You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, the ever quiet Google Plus (oops)! Please leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on your photography legacy! You can also find us on Stitcher and of course, good ol’ iTunes, where you can subscribe for free!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks.

    Cheers, y’all!

    Links from the show: 

    Fuji XF 56mm ƒ1.2 R Lens Announced

    Fuji X-T1 Rumours and Leaks 

    Finding Vivian Maier

  8. Episode 73 »» Feeding Your RSS

    January 5, 2014 by Sid

    Episode 73 »» Feeding Your RSS, shutter time with sid and mac, podcast, yegcasts, photography, RSS feeds, yegphotoHappy New Year

    Ah, we’re back with the first show of the new year! Before we dive in and go over photography RSS feeds, we thought we’d start the new year with Fuji rumours. Of course. I don’t think there is a camera this podcast loves more than the little X-Pro 1. Hmmm…maybe the Nikon Df. Hehehe …

    RSS, Yo!

    We first visited this topic a couple years ago back in episode 16 and we’re at it again! We went on the hunt to find photographers who we felt had some sort of active blog presence and whose sites have taken up residency in our RSS feeds. In no particular order, we power through the list of talented photographers! Please have a listen and hopefully you will take a moment to check these folks out and take a look at their work.

    I know there are many photographers we have missed, so this is where y’all come in! Please leave a comment here, or drop by our Facebook, G+ or Twitter and let us know the links of your must-read photography blogs. Always a fan of self promotion, if you would like to share your own site, please link us up and promote yourselves! We’ll make sure to tweet / share on Facebook, etc.

    Bits ‘n Bites

    Speaking of self promotion ….. you can check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus. You can also find us on Stitcher and of course, iTunes, where you can subscribe for free.

    We hope everyone had a brilliant holiday season and y’all are ready to make some bloody fantastic images in 2014!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks! Mucho appreciated!

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    Fuji Lens Roadmap / via Fuji Rumors

    Fuji 56mm ƒ1.2 Release + Fuji Lens Roadmap / via Mirrorless Rumors

    Joshi Daniel Photography

    Jake Peterson Photography

    Carey Nash Photography + Kelly Redinger | Photographer »» The Lonely Photographers Podcast

    The Camera Store (YouTube Channel) »» Battle At F-Stop Ridge video, 2011

    Andrew Kagis (big lens little lens)

    Michael Frye Photography

    Michael Van der Tol Photography

    Jeff Cable Photography

    The Big Picture »» The Boston Globe




  9. Episode 72 »» Christmas Memories

    December 24, 2013 by Sid

    episode, Episode 72, shutter time with sid and mac, podcast, yegphoto, yegcastsTis the season for Christmas photography … 

    Two Girls, a Guy and a Podcast 

    For a second time this season … in a row … we were able to convince the lovely Kasia Sokulska to come on the show and chat with us about Christmas / winter photography. Yeah! It’s a great way to end our 2013 season with one of our favourite guests!

    Winter Wonderland 

    This season is more than Christmas photographs — it’s about trekking outdoors and shooting in the conditions. We cover some tips and tricks for doing so. We may have had a debate on exposing for the white shite outside, but hey, we wouldn’t be us if we didn’t fit a micro debate in the show somewhere. It’s how we roll at Shutter Time.

    Candy Cane Tingles 

    Thanks so much to Kasia for coming on the show again! We love having you on to join in the convo! We also want to thank our other guests for joining us on the show throughout the year. Huge thanks to Michael Van der Tol, The Lonely Photographers, Scott Hutchison, Darlene Hildebrandt and Alan Schietzsch for dropping by the Shutter Time bunker / Starbucks and lending your voice to the topic we all love, photography.

    Most of all, we want to give a huge thanks to all of our listeners for continuing to tune in show after show! Y’all stick by us through the fun and silly shows, the serious and somewhat crotchety moments, our unscheduled Uncle Murphy appearances, and most of all, as we take to our mics to get out our thoughts and opinions on the world of photography. Your support means the world to us and we look forward to a new year and new shows with new ideas and a great mix of good and old!

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Feliz Navidad and more! Stay safe, be holly and jolly, enjoy your families and friends and keep on shooting!


    Cheers, y’all!


  10. Episode 71 »» Santa’s Bag Returns

    December 8, 2013 by Sid

    holiday gifts for photographers, Episode 77 »» Santa's Bag Returns, shutter time with sid and mac, kasia sokulska It’s the time of year where holiday gifts for photographers are on the minds of many. This year we brought in another photographer to join the fun, Mac’s lovely wife, Kasia, and the three of us took to the mics to bring you our top suggestions for gift giving for the photographer in your life!

    It wasn’t easy, but we narrowed down our lists to three a piece and we hope these suggestions just might help you out!

    Kasia’s Top 3

    ProMaster LED Macro Arm Light

    BlackRapid Camera Straps 

    Frogg Toggs – Frogg Legg Overshoe

    Sid’s Top 3

    Rode VideoMic GO

    Think Tank Photo Retrospective Camera Bags

    SmugMug Membership

    Mac’s Top 3

    Trigger Trap » Trigger Trap Redsnap

    Vivian Maier books: Out of the Shadows » Street Photographer » Self-Portraits

    Epson Perfection V750 Pro Scanner

    Have you used any of the items on the lists? What are your top suggestions for gift giving this holiday season? Please chime in and share the wealth! You can also check out our 2011 and 2012 Santa’s Bag episodes! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher!

    Big thanks to Kasia for hanging out with us for the hour! Please make sure to check out her photography, as you won’t be disappointed!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!


    Cheers, y’all!