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Episode 155 »» Arting with Thomas Heaton

Shutter Time With Sid and Mac podcast, Episode 155 »» Arting with Thomas Heaton
Image by Mac Sokulski

Absolutely Stunning

Chances are you know him and you love him. Photographer and YouTube creator, Thomas Heaton, joined us from the UK to discuss his craft, inspirations and what drives him to keep creating those incredible landscapes and deliciously entertaining videos whilst on location.

Uncle. Murphy.

Our longtime listeners are well aware of his presence and to keep things interesting, he showed up stronger than ever for episode 155 and decided to unceremoniously remove me from the show. Crazy audio woes aside, Mac and Tom kept marching on. Ah, at least I was there in spirit, right?

Join the Convo

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show (audio woes aside, folks, haha). Are there any questions you have for Thomas? If so, please drop us a note as we would love to have him back on the show to discuss more! Do you travel for your photography? If so, where have you been and where do you plan to go? Please chime in and join the convo. You can find us on Twitter and Bookface and here on the blog. Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher!

Thanks again to Thomas Heaton for joining us on the show! If you haven’t checked out his work yet, please do so!

Thanks for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show:

Thomas Heaton YouTube Channel

Thomas Heaton Photography :: Instagram :: Twitter :: Flickr

David Noton Photography

Episode 102 »» The Soul of Landscape Photography

Episode 102 »» The Soul of Landscape Photography

Mmmm … Fresh Gear

Ahhh, the wait is over. It’s no secret there have been some big announcements from a few camera manufactures this past week. The anticipation factor was quite high for Canon and Fuji particularly. Nice to see Canon back in the game as many of us were starting to wonder … We break down the bigger announcements as we kick off the show.

Fuji X Mount Lens Roadmap, Feb 2015, Episode 102 »» The Soul of Landscape Photography


We had a wee contest to celebrate 100 episodes with the winner receiving a couple of Shutter Time prints! Mac’s son drew the winning entry, so congrats to Udo! Thanks to all who entered the contest to win a print! Udo, we shall be in touch! Yay!

Finding Your Soul

I think every landscape photographer has one time or the other questioned their work and whether their image has any soul. Isn’t that the goal of every photographer and in particular, the landscape photographer? An article from photographer, Ugo Cei, about his thoughts on the lack of soul in landscape photography today sparked not only a fair bit of discussion, but also touched some nerves. We tackle this topic and try to understand what has happened with landscape photography, should we be concerned and what to do about it. There are a couple of hundred of comments scattered on several blogs and we suggest you check them out. A lot of folks have some great insight into this topic. One of my favourite comments by far is from photographer John Oro … Since the link to his comment will not work, I’ve included a screen capture of his response.

johnoro comment

Join the Convo

Are y’all excited about any of the fresh gear announced from Olympus, Canon or Fuji? What are your thoughts about the 50MP Canon body – is this really necessary? Would the full frame + 1.3 an 1.6 crop capabilities make this body appealing to you? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the gear announcements and of course, the landscape photography debate!  Thanks again for all the continued interaction – it’s so appreciated, y’all. You can find us on Bookface, Twitter, G+ (hahaha, I know I know), and of course you can find us on iTunes and the ol’ Stitcher App. Oh, and big thanks to Gavin for the great messages!

Thanks for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show: (dang, there are a lot today!)

EOS 5DS and 5DS R Press Release / via Canon.ca

Canon EF 11-24mm ƒ4 Lens Press Release / via Canon.ca

5 Reasons I Think the New Canon 5DS Will Kick Ass for Landscape Photographers / via Matt Kloskowski

Canon EOS M3 Rumours / via EOS M World

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II / via PetaPixel

The Camera Store Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Hands-On Field Test / via TCS

Fuji X Mount Lens Roadmap / via Fujifilm USA

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up? / via Ugo Cei Photography

Ugo’s Follow-up Post, The Power of Ambition / via Ugo Cei Photography

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up? / via PetaPixel

TWIP 398 – Raiders or the Lost Art / via This Week in Photo

Episode 78 »» Jake Peterson, Y’all!

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© Jake Peterson Photography

Shutter Time High

After following his career on the show for the last couple of years, we were thrilled when Jake Peterson agreed to come on the show. He’s a big time wildlife, landscape and aviation photographer with a unique background, which led him to where he is today. Jake brings a fresh, yet sharp perspective to photography today and has a lot of interesting experiences and stories to tell. Luckily for us, he shares some of the wealth with us on the show.

Wildlife … landscapes … aviation … business … and passion … we cover it all!

This is Jake’s first podcast, so we were a wee gentle on him … sort of! Sit back, friends, relax and enjoy this great episode with Jake! You will learn a ton from this incredibly talented photographer and I bet you just might end up with a new appreciation for our wild heritage and see aviation history in a new light after the show.

Bits ‘n Bites

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show! Btw, the images in the post are courtesy of Jake, so please make sure to check out his work. As always, you can subscribe for free to the show via iTunes and the Stitcher app. We’re always on FacebookTwitter and Google Plus. Join the convo and chime in!

Thanks again, Jake. It was a slice to have you on the show!

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© Jake Peterson Photography

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Jake Peterson Photography »» Facebook »» Twitter »» Google Plus


Episode 76 »» Landscape Photography’s Fate


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Landscape Photography’s Fate … Sort Of.

We feel we’ve been drowning in gear chat of late on the show, so we’ve switched gears a bit. Mmmm … gear.  An article written by Alex Mody had us scratching our heads, trying to understand the article and his train of thought, and more importantly, he got us thinking about where the industry is today and the 6 points he feels will make us less grumpy about where landscape photography is going.

Being the fans of discussion that we are, we took his 6 points and dissected them. We wrap up the show with a most interesting comment from a viewer of Scott Kelby’s show, The Grid, episode 129.

Bits ‘n Bites

We’d love to know your thoughts on the 6 points from the article. Do you agree with them? What else could you add to the list for not only landscape photography, but any genre, really? If you have a chance to listen to The Grid, we’d also love to know what you think of viewer, JWPhoto’s comments. I personally think he nailed it!

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Of course we’re on Twitter, made our way back to Google Plus, and of course, you can find us at Facebook. Don’t forget to subscribe to iTunes if you haven’t already. You can also check out the show with the Stitcher app!

Make sure to check out Alex’s work … he has some stunning images. Thanks for the inspiration for today’s show, Alex! We appreciate you keeping the wheels turning!

Extra Extra

Even though we didn’t mention this on the show, for the folks in Edmonton: if you’re interested in the Finding Vivian Maier documentary, check out our tweet which has the scoop for a screening in the next couple of weeks!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks.

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

How to Not Hate the Current State of Landscape Photography article. 

The Grid, Episode 129 

Episode 51 »» Chasing Light