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Episode 8 ~ HDR Photography

The Madness of QA/QC

Mac shares his recent bumpy experience when ordering from Blurb.

Fool Me Once 

Here I thought I could spot an HDR image a mile away. They all look the same, right? Tone-mapping gone wild, I’d say! Wrong! We discuss the pros and cons, and even surprises of HDR photography!

Bits ‘n Bites

O Canada! Printing labs are sparse and a dying breed in our country. If you know of a lab that meets the criteria of a photographer who may not have the volume of a working pro, please speak up! We’re always on the hunt for quality labs here in Canada, eh?

As always, thanks for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Blurb

Mpix

W. Eugene Smith – Schweitzer at the Lamp

HDR Photography ~ History

HDR Photography ~ Examples

Dances With Light ~ Darwin Wiggett

Photomatix

Episode 7 ~ Douchebaggery in Photography?

Happy Mac

He updates us on his Snapseed app (from Nik) woes!

When Worlds Collide

The fine line where the old school, real world of photographers and the growing trend of famed Internet photographers was drawn is becoming blurred of late with the increasing numbers of Google + photographers taking the world of photography by storm. What’s all the fuss about? With the colliding worlds of photographers, we are also seeing another trend evolving – online bullying in photography. Is this really acceptable in our photography community? We chew over just this and more!

Bits ‘n Bites

Techie woes: Skype has been challenging us the past few episodes, so please bear with us during some of the audio blips here and there. We’re on a mission to come up with a resolution!

Thanks again for the feedback. We appreciate it and we’re thrilled you keep tuning in for more.

Thanks for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Nik’s Snapseed iPad App

Episode 6 ~ Staching Social Media

 

Randy’s doodle

Movember 

We thought we’d shake things up a little bit here at Shutter Time and add Mo Bro Alberta photographer, Randy Pond, to the team. But just for tonight, as we don’t think we could afford to buck up (read: pay the bribe!) every week! It was an honor and a blast to have Randy on the show as our first official guest. Check out Randy’s Movember campaign as he raises money this month is support of men’s health. A most definitely worthy cause and yet another great reason to see men rock the ‘stache!

Food for Thought

Episode 5 garnered some feedback, most of it being away from the blog. One of our listeners left us a comment and asked us a great question. Thanks for the feedback, Michael! Have a listen to hear what we’re talking about!

Social Media 

With the undeniable explosion of social media these past couple years infiltrating the world of photography, it can be somewhat overwhelming. We’d love to hear your take on social media in photography, from either a photographer’s POV or maybe you’re a SM pro and can offer any tips or advice for photographers to maximize the potential social media can bring us!

Bits ‘n bites:

Thanks again to Randy, who not only entertained us throughout the discussion, but left us with the best sign-off to date! You’ll have to listen to the show to hear it … it’s worth it, I promise. Star Trek fans would approve!

Stay tuned to Twitter to see what we’re going to chat about next!

Thanks for tuning in this week!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Twitter

Google Plus

500px

Flickr

Smug Mug

Tumblr

Facebook

Randy Pond Movember Campaign 

Tied Together ~ Movember Post

 

Episode 5 »» iPad, Workshops, & Mac’s Little Secret

Episode 5 »» iPad, Workshops, & Mac's Little Secret

The Ipad Blues

Mac, being the ever so dedicated photographer, decided to add his iPad 2 to his workflow, but ran into some obstacles along the way when it came to a photo editing app, Snapseed. Have a listen to his troubles and if you can offer some insight or a solution, please leave a comment below!

Workshops, Tours, Seminars, Oh My! 

What the hell is the difference between a photography workshop, photo tour or seminar, you ask? Good bloody question. Since there are no clear definitions, we took some of what the photographers who offer such services define them to be and then came up with our own conclusion. Have a listen, as we break them down as best we can and offer some suggestions on helping choose what’s right for you.

If you have attended a workshop (online or in person), photo tour or expedition, seminar or have taken an actual photography course, why not tell us about it? We’d love to hear the opinions of others.

Bits ‘n Bites

Christa Meola: Mac’s a huge fan. ‘Nuff said. You might just have stumbled upon Mac’s little secret

Thanks for listening!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Nik’s Snapseed App

John E. Marriott’s Photo Tours & Expeditions and Workshops

SNAP Photo Seminars

The Photography Institute

Christa Meola Workshops

 

Episode 4 ~ Photography Workflow

Canon’s Big, Bad Announcement

We all knew it was coming. We may not have gathered around the watercooler at work to discuss it, but the murmurs of what Canon’s next professional DSLR body could possibly be most likely escaped our lips. Have a listen to hear our thoughts on this new beast.

Your Photography Workflow

To say this is a critical component of your photography is an understatement. If you are struggling with your workflow yourself or are wanting to tweak it some, you might want to take some notes as Mac breaks down his workflow and offers some tips on developing one that works for you.

Bits ‘n Bites

As always, we thank you for taking the time to listen to our photography ramblings. We love the feedback that’s been coming in and we encourage y’all to leave a comment here or on Twitter about the show or anything photography related. Don’t be shy, now … Fresh blood = great discussion!

Hope you enjoy the show!

Thanks for listening!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Canon 1D X Overview

Adobe Lightroom 3

Thomas Hawk’s Workflow

Christa Meola Workshops