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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.

Join the Convo

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 85 »» Your Photography Backbone

Before we dive in the topic of finding your photography backbone, we cover a few things on our minds … 

Shutter Time with Sid and Mac podcast, Episode 85 »» Your Photography Backbone, Join us on the show as we chat about the importance of finding your photography backbone, street photography, free photography magazines, and more!

Creative Cloud

Ah, Adobe has released a major update to their Creative Cloud goodness and in doing so, have made many photographers happy, but also frustrated a number of photographers. We briefly discuss one of the main issues. To check out all the updates in detail, please check out the links for Adobe and PetaPixel below!

F is for FREE Magazines

LEE Filter and Fuji have both released free PDF magazine, Xposure and X Magazine, respectively. You can download the free magazines from the show notes below! Make sure to check them out!

F is also for Filters

Oh, LEE. Once again, they are really testing my masochistic side (as Mac calls it) by making filter life a tad difficult in Canada. I’m also talking to you, Tiffen and b+w. Please have a listen as we discuss our Canuck filter woes.

Wasted Opportunities

Mac recently suffered from the feared shooters syndrome we’ve probably all experienced and he let an opportunity go by … Join us as we hear exactly what he feared, why and more importantly, how we as photographers can squash those fears and make the image happen. We mainly focus this topic around street photography / candids.

Bits ‘n Bites

What do you think about the Creative Cloud update? Do y’all use filters anymore? Surely I’m not the only one, haha! Have you experienced a moment where your photography backbone is missing and you’ve allowed a photographic moment or opportunity to pass you by? Please tell us about it. How do you maintain your confidence in yourself and your work?

Join the Convo

We’d love for you to jump in and have your say and let us know what’s on your mind. You can usually find us over at Facebook and Twitter and there’s always Google Plus (ha!). Don’t forget you can subscribe for free via iTunes! If you have the Stitcher App, you can also find us there!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks. Another big thanks to our new sponsors and the great emails, comments and more! High five!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Creative Cloud Update  »  Adobe Round-up / via @PetaPixel

2014 Adobe Creative Cloud Update / via @creativecloud

Xposure Magazine by LEE Filters

Fujifilm X Magazine

Street Photography With Zack Arias (video)

How NOT To Look Like a Creep When Shooting in the Streets / via @erickimphoto

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Sneaky When Shooting Street Photography / via @erickimphoto

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