Episode 137 »» Fuji. Filters. Organization.

Episode 137 »» Fuji. Filters. Organization.

Lee. Filters. They’re Back?

We’ve talked about them in the past and seem to have a love/hate relationship with them. Could be the cost. Could be the lack of availability at times over the years. A wee search for the Little Stopper led us to a debate and well, here we are. Please join us as we filter through some topics (see what I did there?) for this show!

Olaf, Kasia and Mark

If you’re a fan of Fuji, fantastic landscape photographers or you know, incredible photography, Olaf has posted a blog full of gorgeous images from a highly coveted trip by landscape shooters to Palouse, WA. Definitely worth checking out! We also mention a couple books suggested by Mark as a follow-up to episode 136 by local photographer / master, George Webber! Cheers for the scoop, Mark!

Fuji and Mac

We have a few updates on the latest rumours swirling around. The X-T2 has been spotted in the wild and should be part of an announcement by the Fuji camp here shortly. Teleconverters cost a fortune. Mac has a new lens (lenses?). It’s just madness all around.

Curating Our Work

One of our listeners and great pal, Mark Rierson, has discussed on and off the show about the importance for curating / managing our work. He’s the inspiration behind our main topic as we chat about methods to do so, how important it is to back-up vs. printing, and essentially, who are we managing our online inventory for?

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How do you manage your work, on and offline? Digitally and physically? Do you have any tips to share? You can find us on Bookface and Twitter as well as this site. You can also subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher! We thank you all for the comments and interaction, friends. Taking your time out for us by listening to the show and chiming in is always welcomed and very much appreciated!

Thanks for the inspiration, Mark! Thanks to everyone for tuning in as always!

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show:

LEE Filters

LEE Filters YouTube Channel

LEE’s Masters of Photography Series

LEE’s System Match (think lenses + filters)

LEE’s Stopper Exposure Guide App »» iOS :: Android

A World Within by George Webber

Prairie Gothic by George Webber 

New X Mount Roadmap / via  Fujirumors

The Fujifilm X System / B&H Photo

Fujifilm European Presser / via Fujirumors

Olaf & Kasia in Palouse 

Shutter Time Episodes With Mark Reirson













Episode 136 »» Maple Covered Wet Beavers?

Episode 136 »» Maple Covered Wet Beavers?


If you’re a fan of Moose Peterson, you’ll want to check out his latest stop at The Grid. It’s 90 minutes of talking photography mixed with some laughter and inspiration, as well as a few business tips!

Douchebaggery Reversed 

Last week we talked about douchebag behaviour at Yellowstone. This week we mention an Fstoppers article and videos which show how Yellowstone should be done!

Viewing Photography As Art?

Another head-scratcher for you. Mac and I have been discussing the act of viewing photography as art … online and in person. With so many photos being posted at warped speed with every blink of the eyes, those lines of seeing photography as art vs. work from fellow photographers are becoming more blurred … at least they are for me. In order to stop me harassing him, Mac and I took to the mics to figure this one out. Do Mac and I end up on the same page – finally? Hmmm … please join us for this chat and find out!

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We’d love to hear your thoughts about the show. How do you feel about viewing photography as art? Are you able to do and enjoy the experience or do you alway look at photography mainly as a photographer? Please chime in! 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 and the continued interaction! It’s always much appreciated.

Cheers, y’all!



Links from the show:

The Grid: 10 Things Photographers Should Stop Doing Now!

Six Photographers Reveal Yellowstone National Park Like Never Before / via Fstoppers

Photographing the Wild Wolves of Yellowstone / via NatGeo YouTube

Six Photographers Reveal Yellowstone Like You’ve Never Seen It / via NatGeo YouTube

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.


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.


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


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 

Editorial, opinionated photography discussions.