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Episode 152 »» Female Landscape Photographers w/ Kasia

Female Power

It’s been too long since we’ve had Mac’s lovely wife and fellow photographer, Kasia, on the show, so we asked her to join us so her and I can gang up on Mac and talk about female stuff. Jay Patel (husband to Varina Patel and one of two head chiefs over at Visual Wilderness), penned a small series on the challenges female landscape photographers face. A fantastic topic, right? After we picked the posts apart a bit, we took to the mics to discuss the points Jay makes in the series and take it a step further to add to the conversation. A lot of the points are gender neutral and address some challenges women and men all face in photography.

 

Join the Convo

We’d love to hear about your thoughts on the points raised on the show and in the articles. Do you have challenges you face as a male or female photographer? How do you overcome these challenges? Please chime in and continue the convo with us! You can find us on Twitter and Bookface. Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher!

 

Thanks again to Kasia for joining us! Please make sure to check out Kasia’s work! You can find her on Twitter or Flickr!

 

Thanks for listening, folks!

 

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Female Landscape Photographers – Managing Equipment

Female Landscape Photographers – Dealing with Safety

Female Landscape Photographers – Looking for Equal Opportunity

Female Landscape Photographers – Chasing Credibility

Female Landscape Photographers – Being Respected

Varina Patel » Photography by Varina

Jay Patel Photography

Sarah Marino » 500px

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…

Join the Conversation

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 129 »» Chat with Kasia and Olaf Sztaba.

kasia and olaf sztaba
kasia and olaf sztaba

Kasia and Olaf

Although Kasia and Olaf primarily photograph landscapes, they don’t shy from other genres of photography.  A very versatile Fuji couple.  We had a great time chatting with them, even though Sid could not make it to the show.

Lots of great tips on being or not being a Fuji X-Photographer, and how to be more selective with your images.  How to work together using and sharing one camera system, yet still create great images.

I think you will enjoy it, even though part of the show is actually in Polish 🙂

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Links from the show

Kasia and Olaf photo blog

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 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 🙂