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Episode 134 »» Antonio + Photography Awards vs. Contests

Antonio M. Rosario Photography, Shutter Time With Sid and Mac, Episode 134 »» Antonio + Awards vs. Contests
Image by Antonio M. Rosario

Can’t Get Enough

You know him. You love him. He’s back! Marking his 3rd (4th?) appearance with us, Antonio M. Rosario is back for more Shutter Time lovin’.  He risked his beauty sleep for us as we kept him up way past his bedtime . We think he’s beautiful without the extra zzzzzzs anyway!

Antonio M. Rosario Photography, Shutter Time With Sid and Mac, Episode 134 »» Antonio + Awards vs. Contests
Image by Antonio M. Rosario
Antonio M. Rosario Photography, Shutter Time With Sid and Mac, Episode 134 »» Antonio + Awards vs. Contests
Image by Antonio M. Rosario

Awards. Contests. Marketing? What Gives?

We received a great topic suggestion from one of our listeners, Linda, and it was good timing because contests and photography related awards were already on our minds, so we asked Antonio to join us and the three of us took to the mics to figure this out and take it one step further. Please join us as we discuss the validity of photography awards, contests and where marketing fits in!

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What are your thoughts about the contests based solely on popularity where you can often sway the vote? Is this hidden marketing? What about some of the other contests like the heavy hitters, such as National Geo? What can winning a contest do for your career? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this one! You can keep the conversation flowing by joining us via Bookface (Mac) and on Twitter and of course, this blog. You can also subscribe for free via iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks to Linda for the topic suggestion! If you have any topic suggestions, please drop us a note. Another big thanks to our pal, Antonio, for coming on the show! Please take a moment to check out his work if you have yet to do so! We’re looking forward to another mashup between STWSM and STM! Speaking of Street Shots – if you missed our first mashup with Tom and Antonio, please check out episode 130! Could I be using any more exclamation points in this blog post? Didn’t think so.

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Episode 130 Shutter Time + STM Mashup

Antonio M. Rosario (site) :: Twitter :: Instagram :: Switch to Manual Podcast 

World Press Photo

2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

World Press Photo And Its Credibility Issue / via PetaPixel

Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year  » Runner-up 2012

International Photography Award

LensCulture

Photo District News (PDN) Photo Awards

Breaking News Photography (2000-Present) » Pulitzer Prize

Feature Photography (1968-Present) » Pulitzer Prize

Photography (1942-1967) » Pulitzer Prize

Spot News Photography (1968-1999) » Pulitzer Prize

 

Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson

Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist

Can’t Stop Him

Our very good pal, Mark Reierson, agreed to come on over and join us for another good ol’ fashioned photography discussion. This marks his third appearance on the show and we already want him back for more. We catch up with Mark and learn what’s he has been up to before we dive in with our main chat.

Finding Your Way

As a continuation from episode 131, we scratch the surface of Mac’s lingering question of realizing your own vision for creating art and making images.  Please join us as we three souls discuss this and more!

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How do you feel about finding your vision when it comes to photography? Is the need for making images led by hunger, social interaction or something more? We’d love to hear your thoughts. You can find us Bookface and Twitter! You can also subscribe free via iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks again, Mark, for the good chat! Please make sure to check out his work here. You can also find him at the Humans of Calgary Facebook page.

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Episode 132 »» Vision with Mark Reierson
Image by Mark Reierson, Canadian Portraitist
Links from the show:
For the film buffs »» Alan Rickman Filmography / via Wikipedia

Episode 131 »» Nik and Nick

Episode 131 »» Nik and Nick

Where’s Vivian 

Netflix US has been streaming Finding Vivian Maier for about a month now, though Canada has yet to join in on the fun. Small gripe, but it’s irritating all the same. If I had to guess, it would be licensing issues. I mean, why else would The West Wing, Mad About You and Degrassi Junior High disappear from Netflix Canada and have yet to return? The pain is real.

Say What, Google?

Many photographers are delighted to hear Nik software – or should we say Nik Collection by Google has dramatically dropped their price to FREE, y’all. Sounds great and all, but this has some longtime fans of the software concerned about its future. We discuss what this could mean for users of this great collection. We also briefly touch on their old podcast, Nik Radio. If you have yet to check it out, think about doing so whilst the episodes are still available!

Head Scratcher 

There are many talented photographers – well known figures to varying degrees – who make incredibly beautiful and compelling images. Then there are some who also do this, but on a different level. After viewing the latest series from Nick Brandt, Inherit the Dust, I pretty much drove Mac crazy for at least two weeks asking him HOW Nick did it? It’s more than tools, time and skill. How did Joe McNally do it – particularly in 2001 and again in 2011? How can some of these photographers take their images to a whole other level when it comes to story telling and evoking insane levels of emotion? Please join us as Mac tries to understand my question and we try to answer it.

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Have you seen Finding Vivian Maier yet? It’s been a while since we’ve chatted about the film, so we’d love to hear your thoughts about it. Are you going to grab Nik by Google software now that it’s free? And if you’re a fan of the software, are you concerned about its fate? Are there any photographers or even images in general that leave you not only in awe and perhaps allow your emotions to reach another level, but also leave you wondering how they do what they do? We’d love to hear some names and how you feel about their work and more! You can find us Bookface and Twitter! You can also subscribe free via iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show:

Finding Vivian Mair on Netflix / via PetaPixel

Nik Collection by Google is now FREE 

Nik Collection by Google Software

Nik Radio with Scott Shepard / via iTunes

Nick Brandt – Inherit the Dust

Joe McNally Photography

Faces of Ground Zero Giant Polaroids, 2001 / by Joe McNally

Faces of Ground Zero Giant Polaroids, Updated 2011 / by Joe McNally

Michael Kenna 

 

 

Episode 130 »» Street Shots + Shutter Time Mashup

Episode 130 »» Street Shots + Shutter Time Mashup
Street Shots podcasters, Antonio and Tom – aka Handsome Devils

Switch to Manual, Y’all 

You know ’em. You love ’em. The fine Switch to Manual chaps, co-hosts of the popular photography podcast, Street Shots, agreed to have a long overdue gathering of the minds and mash it up with us!

Arizona Tom and Antonio NYC

Picture it … four photographers and podcasters sit down – virtually – share some tales and get down to the business of portfolios, prints and more! Sadly, the hour went by way too fast, so never fear – this union will happen again. True story. 

Don’t forget to check out Switch to Manual and hit subscribe to their podcast if you have not done so already. You’ll find all their contact info on their site as well. Huge thanks to Antonio and Tom for joining us and making dreams come true … hehehehe. We can’t wait to do it again!

Antonio and mates in NYC (image by Mac)
Antonio and mates in NYC (image by Mac)

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We’d love to hear your thoughts about the show. How do you feel about portfolios? Any tips you’d love to share with our listeners? Please chime in! You can find us at Facebook and Twitter to keep the conversation flowing! As always, you can subscribe for free via iTunes or check us out via the Stitcher app!

Thanks for tuning in, folks, and a special shoutout to those Street Shots listeners who are joining us for the first time! Welcome!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Switch to Manual :: Street Shots Podcast

Switch to Manual Portfolio Review

Episode 128 »» STM Portfolio Reviews and More!

Episode 128 »» STM Portfolio Reviews and More!
Image by Mac selected for STM portfolio review

YouTube Shoutouts 

Thought it was time to give a shoutout to a couple of photographers who share their goodness on YouTube, Colin Knight and Thomas Heaton. If video photography reviews, tips, behind-the-scenes and more are your thing, then check these two chaps out!

C is for Canon

Finally. The long anticipated announcement from Canon came to light and the stunning follow-up to the original 1D-X is born. Meet Canon’s 1D-X Mark II. Start saving those pennies, as this beast is going to cost you a lot of dosh, especially if you’re in Canada!

Grand Master B, You Say?

Or at least that how I read it. Along with the A6300 body, Sony released some beauty lenses for your shooting pleasure. But … the price. Mac dishes on his feelings about Sony and their glass lineup!

Portfolio Reviews

Mac so very kindly shared with us his experience going through a paid portfolio review from Switch to Manual. We touch on portfolio reviews in general and how essential to your own photography we think they can be.

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Have you ever gone through a portfolio review? Was it digital, print or both? If so, how was your experience? Are you interested in the new Canon and Sony bodies and Sony glass? We’d love to hear your thoughts! You can find us at Facebook or Twitter! Of course, you can subscribe for free at iTunes or check us out at Stitcher.

Thanks to new listeners Dave and Adam for tuning in and the interaction! Don’t forget to check out the STM chaps and their Street Shots podcast!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks! Truly appreciated.

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Fujinon XF 35mm ƒ2 Lens

Colin Knight Photography  » YouTube Channel

Colin Knight Photography

Thomas Heaton » YouTube Channel

Thomas Heaton Photography

Canon 1D-X Mark II Announcement

Canon 1D-X Mark II Specs / via Colin Knight

The Grid Canon 1D-X Mark II w/ Rudy Winston, Peter Read Miller, and Damian Strohmeyer / via KelbyOne YouTube

Canon’s Pledge, re: Mirrorless Systems / via mirrorlessrumors.com

Sony A6300 and G Master Lens Hands-On / via The Camera Store

Switch to Manual Portfolio Reviews

Sophie Stafford Wildlife Portfolio Reviews

Street Shots Podcast