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Episode 161 »» Lightroom Battle: In This Corner

Gloves Are Off

Who knew something as simple as inventory management/post-processing software could cause such a ripple through the Shutter Time airwaves, though I suppose that’s just how things roll at times.

Google announced they will no longer be updating their Nik software collection and many photographers are none too happy with this move, even though it was long expected. One of our listeners chimed in suggesting an Adobe rant and gave his own rant about Lightroom (thanks, JF) and because it’s something on my mind, we took to the mics to sort it out. The gloves came off several times, but even with all the eye-rolling, grunts and awkward silence, the bickering is always in good fun! Pinky swear. Please join us as we discuss Adobe Lightroom and some alternatives available today. Also, we are sorry about your ears. Just a fair warning.

Note: for the record, I COMPLETELY agreed with Mac after we stopped recording about the competition segment at the end of the show, and we kept the conversation flowing for another hour or so. He was right – I can admit it, as painful as it might be. But just about that one part, ha.

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Are you currently using Adobe CC and if so, is it working for you? Does your post work involve alternatives to Adobe and if so, what are they? Please share the wealth! Is there anything else in the industry that is getting your goat and riling you up? We would love to hear about it because as we said at the end of the show, it’s up to us photographers/users/customers to make the change, bit by bit. You can keep the conversation going by chiming in on Bookface, Twitter or by leaving a comment on the blog! Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher!

Thanks to our listeners for the suggestions and Adobe rants and thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

#changetheconversation

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Google Nik Collection

Google Abandons Its Nik Collection of Popular Photo Editing Software / via PetaPixel

Google Abandons Nik Collection Photo Editing Plugins / via Fstoppers

Adobe Lightroom 6 Standalone

Adobe CC Plans

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Capture One Pro 10 Software / Phase One

ON1 Photo 2017 Software

ACDSee Photo Software

AfterShot Pro 3Photo Editor

Photo Mechanic Version 5 Software 

 

 

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…

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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 67 »» The Death of DSLRs

ep67, shutter time with sid and mac, yegphoto, DSLR death, discussion, podcastRumours Swirling

More and more news about the new FujiFilm X-E2 camera are coming out… even the price at 989 euro.  The most shocking rumour about Fuji, is that X-Pro2 will never be made. X-Pro1 is going to be the last in it’s line.  It’s a sad day I tell you, but again these are far fetched speculations.  Sony on the other hand has two full frame mirror less cameras in the works.  A7, a 24mp wonder, and A7r a 36mp beast…. Nikon D800 anyone? 🙂  Both these cameras will have existing NEX E-Mount, but the big problem is that the current line up of lenses will not work very well with the full frame configurations.  So expecting new lenses from Sony…

LOL’ed

Sid is having issues with Adobe CC…. apparently her serial number from a boxed version of Photoshop is illegal… or something to that effect.  On top of that Adobe gets hacked and Sid goes on a rampage of changing all of her accounts…. talk about wasting somebody’s time.  I think it’s time to send Adobe a bill.

Photofocus, a website run by none other than Scott Bourne, had a guest post about creating bokeh in photoshop.  Oh what a dissapoitment.  Apparently some people are still confused what bokeh is.  So here you go, if you want to waste 8 min of your life: http://photofocus.com/2013/10/05/create-custom-bokeh-in-photoshop/.  I think this can be done by spitting on your lens… easy.

Are DLSRs a Dying Breed?

Well we tried to answer that question, and Mac thinks that with in 5 years they will be mostly extinct.  Mirror mirror on the wall…. hell who needs a mirror!  Very lively discussion on that topic, and we would love to hear your comments.

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

Cheers, y’all!

 

 

Episode 65 »» Socializing Socialists

Before we get down to business and revisit social media for photographers, we cover some news and other photo tidbits …

ep65 - Socializing Socialists - miksmedia.netAdobe, Yo!

They listened to their users and have reduced their monthly subscription pricing for LR5 and Photoshop to 9.99! We discuss the changes and what this means for you!

Mmmm … Fresh Gear

Looks like the full frame NEX rumours are closer to being a sure thing. We also chat about new crazy cool lenses from Sony, which just might take smartphone photography to a new level.

Oh, Apple 

During the keynote earlier this month, the Senior VP of Marketing tied the knickers of some in a knot with his comments about Apple’s latest iPhone making photography easy just for you. Aw, how sweet. You can check out the keynote here!

Punch. Also, snort.

Keeping It Social

We dive in and discuss the ins and outs of staying relevant online with your photography. It is necessary and do we all put too much stock in our online presence as opposed to being behind the lens? You know we had to bring up Facebook’s proposed changes to their TOS and more.

Bits n’ Bites

If you’re not already, will you become a creative cloud user? What are your thoughts about the proposed Facebook TOS changes? Do you think there is a strategy for staying relevant in photography both on and offline? We’d love to hear your thoughts and more!

Speaking of Socializing

You can find us online via the Twitters, Facebook, Google Plus (listen for the crickets). You can also subscribe for free via iTunes and if you have the Stitcher app, you can hit us up there as well.

Thanks as always for tuning in, friends!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Abobe Creative Cloud – 9.99

Sony QX10 and QX100 Lenses / dpreview

Full Frame Sony NEX? / Sony Alpha Rumors

Apple Keynote / Petapixel

Facebook TOS Changes/ Photofocus