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

 

Episode 3 ~ Mixed Bag of Nuts

Our Mixed Bag of Nuts

We appreciate y’all listening to our first two podcasts and most definitely enjoy the feedback (critique?). Please keep it coming. 

Speaking of feedback … 

Back to Episode 2

We certainly received a bit of feedback over this episode. Some folks did not agree with us (and that’s ok!). We briefly revisit critique in photography.

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk 2011 

Mac did not officially attend the walk this year as previously planned, but he did choose to be a rebel and crash the party with his 10 year old son. Two Sokulski chaps armed with cameras on the loose, tearing up Whyte Avenue with other photographers. At the end of the day, the Sokulski men had a great day, hanging out and documenting the world around them through their lenses. Isn’t this what photography is really all about?

A Peek Into My Camera Bag

This is where we may or may not have rambled a bit (meh, it happens!). While we are going to have a proper full podcast of delicious gear chat for gearheads down the road, Mac turned the tables on me and asked me a few questions about my gear. 

Bits n’ Bites

Now it’s time to shine the bright light on you! If you participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk, in which city and how did it go? Tell us about it! 

Thanks for listening!

Cheers, y’all! 

 

Links from the podcast: 

Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

Randy Pond Photography ~ His Response

Acratech GV2 Ballhead

Canon EF 300mm ƒ2.8 L IS USM

Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Gitzo Tripod Legs GT3541LS

Wimberley Head WH-200

Lenscoat (Realtree Max4)

Domke Bags

Episode 2 ~ Critiquing Your Images

Tuning In

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for listening to our first podcast, Episode 1 – Introductions. Like Mac had mentioned, it’s a little rough around the edges, but we strive to improve with every show and we hope you keep tuning in for more.

Are your images on the internet for all to see? How do you feel about someone critiquing your images? Do you prefer a drive by, “lovely shot!”, or are you more part of the ever fading constructive criticism crowd? We discuss just this and more in episode #2!

What Is Critique? 

Critique is a method of disciplined, systematic analysis of a written or oral discourse. Critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgment, but it can also involve merit recognition, and in the philosophical tradition it also means a methodical practice of doubt.

What are some of the most helpful critiques you have received on a photo? Have you received negative feedback? How did you handle it? Feel free to tell us in comments below. Be sure to link us your sites / blog / Flickr streams and if possible, the image itself! You know we want to take a peek! If you have anything else to say, here is the place to do it as well!

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show:

How to handle unwanted critique?

Top 10 Most Annoying photo critique comments.

 

Editorial, opinionated photography discussions.