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Episode 51 ~ Chasing Light – Does It Really Matter?

AD3R0232-Edit-2-Edit-Edit, episode 51 of Shutter TIme With Sid and Mac, podcast, yegphoto, photography, Chasing Light - Does It Really Matter?Shedding Some Light

Before we get right to the matter of chasing light in photography, we first touch on something else. The night we recorded this, it was Anti-Bullying Day here in Canada. Please check out the link at the bottom of the post if you need to be further educated on the topic. We bring this up because bullying is often found in the photography world, as frustrating as that is, and we hope to see change in our industry.

Getting Yeggie With It

Cheers to the folks behind The Edmonton New Media Awards! Mac and I have been nominated in the Arts & Culture category! We appreciate giving our little ol’ podcast some attention to the good folks of Edmonton and area. Congrats to all the other nominees and a little shout out to a fellow podcast based on the movies, Jay n’ J! Stayed tuned, as the awards are dished out May 4th!

Light — Does It Matter?

Based on a post I found last month on Google Plus, we decided to bring it to the show and discuss the obvious question, does light really matter in photography? Imagine our surprise when we saw some folks chiming in with the mindset that light doesn’t matter and isn’t essential in photography. Btw, we give mad props to those involved in the thread for keeping it relatively decent. For such strong, varying opinions, it was great to see photographers treat each other with respect.

Bits n’ Bites, Yo!

Where do you stand on today’s world of photography and the tone online conservations can take? Do you participate in posts and threads where the mood suddenly turns ugly, and if so, how do you handle it? Light — what’s your take on it? Do you see your subject first or do you see the light first. Why?

Special Shout Out

To all photographers who have been bullied or made to feel less adequate because of your work and / or opinions, just know what makes a true photographer is not only talent and skill, but also ethics and generosity towards your fellow photographers, photography enthusiasts, and your fellow human beings. Those with your best intentions in mind will encourage you to keep on shooting and sharing your work. Uh, awkward group hug?

Staying Social

We are trying to make some noise online, so come on over and join the conversation over at Google Plus, our community, Twitter, Facebook and of course, check us out and please subscribe for free over yonder at iTunes!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Google Plus Post / via Mike Spinak

Moose Peterson Article

Pink Shirt Day in Canada

The Yeggies 

Jay n’ J Podcast


Shutter Time Extra #1, Yo!

Shutter Time Podcasts - Shutter Time Extra #1A Quickie, But A Goodie

As much as we love long Shutter Time podcasts, or any others for that matter, we thought we’d add a little ditty to the Shutter Time vault and produce a shorter show for those moments where time is fleeting …

Hey, Fuji!

Mac updates us on some Fuji news.

iPhone Bling

You know will.i.am had to give something another go and he has entered the world of photography. Sort of. We dish on his latest venture.

A Side Of Crow

This time, it’s not me chowing down! Have a listen as Mac learns something from our friends on Google Plus and Facebook.

Yo, Canon!

We quickly chat about some Canon whispers regarding an anticipated body for 2013.

Thanks for tuning in and sticking with us! We always appreciate it! We’d love to hear your thoughts on the topics we discuss on this episode, or heck, any older show as well. Find us on Facebook, Google Plus, The Twitters. You can also subscribe for free on iTunes, but you already know this, don’t you? Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Gift Show, where you can spread some candy cane joy with great gift ideas! Special thanks to Bel Canto Strings for providing us with some great music! These folks are definitely worth checking out!

Cheers, y’all!


Episode 17 ~ Romanticizing Film

Oh. Nikon.

Rumour has it Nikon has made a decision regarding repairs which, come July 23rd, could have a serious impact on Nikonians, but also possibly Canon and other users down the road. Have a listen to see what the heck I’m talking about!

When 2 Just Isn’t Enough

We decide to make it 3! Terry O’Riordan joins us for a good ol’ fashion chat about film and digital photography. Terry indulges us with a tale of his visit to the Kodak plant in Rochester, NY.

Bits n’ Bites

One might think we were recording this podcast from the Death Star, as the sound quality is a little wonky at times. Oh technology, why do you make us work so hard? Please bear with us as you soak up the podcast goodness! We can assure you this won’t happen during our next episode. Pinky swear.

Thanks as always for tuning in.

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Nikon Rumors

NikonUSA’s New Policy

Kirk Mastin ~ Film & Digital Outdoor / Wedding Photographer

Kodak Vows To Rebound

Episode 11 ~ Ethically Speaking

Rules of Conduct

As we all know, ethics play a large part in not only our daily lives, but in photography as well. Mac wrangled up a panel of photography enthusiasts to discuss just this and more. Joining him is Jennifer Plant, a very promising amateur photographer, whose specialty is dog portraits. She is joined by her husband, Dustin Plant, who doesn’t really consider himself a photographer, but is well versed on the subject. Rounding out the crew is Kasia Sokulska, who just started out with photography herself and is starting to take the world of Flickr by storm.

Bits ‘n Bites

My thanks to Jennifer, Dustin and Kasia for pitching in and filling in for me this week! Y’all did a great job and we hope you visit us again on the show.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you put your feelings aside and moved ahead with telling a story with your camera? Don’t be shy and tell us about it!

Thanks for tuning in, y’all!


Episode 6 ~ Staching Social Media


Randy’s doodle


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:


Google Plus



Smug Mug



Randy Pond Movember Campaign 

Tied Together ~ Movember Post