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  1. Episode 89 »» Are We Too Technical?

    August 17, 2014 by Sid

    Shutter Time with Sid and Mac » Episode 89 »» Are We Too Technical?  Join us as we discuss whether or not we should be more concerned with technical aspects of photography as opposed to storytelling. Is one more important?After Dark, Y’all

    The ever so wise chaps from The Camera Store took to their cameras and recorded an after dark episode, discussing the big moves Canon and Nikon should be making to impact the industry once again. It’s lighthearted and worth watching, with some great points being made. Guess we’ll see what happens next month at Photokina 2014!

    Technically Speaking 

    An article from Eric Kim started a debate between Mac and I regarding technically perfect images vs. those maybe lacking on the technical side, but stronger story-wise. We took to the mics to figure this one out … after all, we’ve probably all taken images one can deem as spot on from a technical aspect, but lacking in emotion and vice versa. What about those who can consistently pull off technically beautiful images, packing a hell of a story as well? Do you consider them masters of their craft?

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    We’d love for you to chime in on this episode and any other photolicious topics on your mind. Have your say on Bookface, Twitter, this blog or ye old Google Plus. Of course, you can subscribe for free via iTunes and if you have the Stitcher app, you can check us out there as well.! Are you looking forward to hearing and seeing all the scoop coming down the pipe at Photokina? What do you think Canon and Nikon should do in order to really make an impact on the industry once again? Do they need to get serious about the mirrorless world or take another route?

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks! Always appreciated …

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    DJI Phantom 2 Hands-On Field Test / The Camera Store

    Why Sharpness is Overrated in Street Photography / Eric Kim Photography

    onOne Software


  2. Episode 88 »» Are You A Photographer?

    August 4, 2014 by mac

    Episode 88 »» Are You A Photographer?, shutter time with sid and mac podcast, Join us as we take a stab at defining photographers, inspired by an article @ oopoomoo. We also cover the Lens Rental Canada news, insurance woes & more!

    No More Renting Lenses, Eh?

    So Lens Rentals Canada is done.  The only big Canadian lens rental company goes away..far away.  Yep… no more, at least for now. I think we also lost any potential sponsorship for Borrow Lenses…. I guess I will never figure out when to shut up :)  Here is the news via PetaPixel…. Lens Rentals in Canada

    Insurance Woes

    Sid gets an interesting news about her gear insurance and she is looking for some tips.  It sounds like her whole set-up went way down south.  Any suggestions and ideas are welcome!

    Sensor Stuff

    We take a moment or two to bring up the amusing video by Zack Arias on sensor size. He definitely gets the job done with a good dose of humour.

    Defining Photographers

    Well I sort of go off the deep end discussing this with Sid.  The article by our Alberta friends at oopoomoo sparked something in us and I vehemently disagree… that’s all that can be said about that. Have a listen as Sid and I try to figure this one out.

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    We’d love to hear what your thoughts are on these topics! What do you think a photographer is? Someone learning and working on their craft, a master at their craft or someone who picks up a camera? Has it always been this way? Thanks to oopoomoo for giving us all something to think about! If you rent from Lens Rentals Canada, what is your plan B now? Keep joining in and head to our Facebook, Twitter and G+ to keep the conversation flowing! As always, you can subscribe for free via iTunes!

    Thanks for tuning in.


    Links from the Show:

    Lens Rentals Canada /via

    Zack Arias Sensor Debunking /via fstoppers

    Oopoomoo – What makes a Photographers a Photographer? / via Oopoomoo


  3. Episode 87 »» What’s Your Photographic Style?

    July 20, 2014 by Sid

    Shutter Time with Sid and Mac podcast. Episode 87 »» What's Your Photographic Style? Join us as we chat about finding your photographic voice and discovering your shooting / editing style! We also cover some recent gear rumours … mmm…gear!

    It’s About Time

    Canon, I’m talking to you! No, there is no new pro body between the 1Dx and Canon M3 yet …but after a long, long time, it looks like the EF 100-400 ƒ4.5-5.6L IS II lens is finally going to show its refreshed face (front element?) at Photokina in September! It’s not going to be cheap, and it looks like Canon is continuing with their trend of seriously jacking up prices of new replacement lenses! You can check out all the scoop at Canon Rumors, y’all. We also chat about a couple rumours regarding the Fuji X-Pro2 and X100s successor. Really, would this be a proper podcast if Mac didn’t get in his Fuji time? Rawr. 

    Self Discovery

    It takes a while …sometimes a very long while, to discover your photographic voice … essentially who you are as a photographer. Once you figure out what genre(s) you like to shoot the most, often we try to figure out our style, not only behind the camera, but also in post with our editing. Do you make an effort to shoot and edit in a distinctive style or are you all over the map, doing it dirty?

    Do You Like It?

    Often the first step of finding your inner photo-jedi is to see what others in the world of photography are doing. Do you scout the internet for images that grab your attention in one way or the other? What kind of work do you find yourself flocking to, giving a like, fave or +1? How does this influence your own photography? Do tell.

    Money Money Money!

    I feel like I’m writing about The Apprentice. Remember that show? This definitely relates to the big ol’ wallets of those in the same league as Trumpland. We discuss some of the most expensive photographs ever sold! We’re talking big bucks, y’all.

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    We’d love to hear what your thoughts are on these topics! What do you think about these crazy prices for photographs? Is any one image really worth such high numbers? How do you feel about your own style / photographic voice? Do you think you have one yet? Keep joining in and head to our Facebook, Twitter and G+ to keep the conversation flowing! As always, you can subscribe for free via iTunes!

    Thanks as always for tuning in!

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    Canon EF 100-400 ƒ4.5-5.6L IS II / via Canon Rumors

    Fuji X-Pro2 24MP APS-C Sensor / via Fuji Rumors

    Fuji X100S Successor / via Fuji Rumors

    73 Most Expensive Photographs Ever Sold / via Photographytalk



  4. Episode 86 »» Blood, Sweat and Tears?

    July 7, 2014 by Sid

    Shutter Time with Sid and Mac podcast. Episode 86 »» Blood, Sweat and Tears? We discuss the blood, sweat and tears it take for photographers to make the image. We also chat about Aperture's death, iPhoto and more! Oh, Apple.

    Apple has sent the well known Aperture software and iPhotos to the slaughterhouse … we discuss their demise and what this means for photographers currently using these programs. We also chat about newly announced features for the OS X Photos!

    Going the Extra Mile?

    An article from Matt Kloskowski sparked our discussion on how far are we willing to go as photographers to make the image. Matt has a great story on how he photographed one of his target locations and the effort and planning it took to make it all happen. We then take it to the extreme of going the extra mile…or make that 100 miles…to make the image. Of course, we’re taking about a well known news story from 2010 where a wildlife photographer took steps most of us would never dream of. Please have a listen as we discuss these interesting and impressive stories.

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    How far are YOU willing to go to make the image you’ve been dreaming of? Why or why not will you take those extra steps? Chime in on our site, FacebookGoogle Plus or Twitter and let us know what you think! As always you can listen to us via iTunes, where you can subscribe for free. If you have the Stitcher app, you can check us out there as well.

    Thanks as always for tuning in!

    Cheers, y’all!

    P.S. Udo!

    Links from the show:

    Apple Kills off Aperture » Engadget

    3rd Party Apps for New OS X Photos » PetaPixel

    Greg Du Toit Article » Daily Mail Online (UK)

    Greg Du Toit » Lion Waterhole Story

    Matt Kloskowski » Photographing Oneonta Gorge

  5. Episode 84 »» Photography Backlog

    June 8, 2014 by Sid

    We discuss a number of topics in episode 84, such as traveling light w/ your gear, photography backlog, as well as answering a couple of Twitter questions! Batshite Crazy Sale in Zeissland

    We talk about a crazy sale going on with Zeiss Touit E and X mount lenses (12mm and 32mm), but the pages for the sale at The Camera Store have been taken down and instead of August, it looks like it ended June 6th, 2014. Boo. Sorry, folks – we don’t know what the issue was, but at the time of this post, prices are back to normal. It looks like the sale might still be on at B&H. Shop at your own risk, ha! Hopefully if you were in the market, you were able to snag a lens or two at the killer price.

    Tweet Tweet

    We answer a couple of Twitter questions on processing and gear choices. Huge thanks to the two Davids for the tweets / DMs. Hopefully we’ve answered your questions!

    Traveling Light

    Mac updates us on his travel adventures with his mirrorless system! Who are we kidding? We know it’s Fuji, riiiight!

    Challenge Overkill?

    An article from one of the greatest Canadian landscape photographers, Darwin Wiggett, left us scratching our big ol’ noggins. We discuss his decision to join his partner’s kill-the-clutter challenge with regards to their massive backlog of unprocessed images. I’d guess most photographers one time or the other find themselves in a quandary with faced with photography backlog, but how many have the confidence to set a deadline to catch up and then delete the images which have been left untouched? Please have a listen as we go back and forth over Darwin’s blog post.

    Bits n’ Bites

    How do you travel light when it comes to your photography? Do you have any tips or tricks for doing so? Please share the wealth with your fellow listeners! Do you think we should care when other photographers make a decision about their photography? And why do we care? Should the impact matter at all? How do you handle your photography backlog? Have you ever made such a bold decision as we discussed on the show? Oh, the questions.

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    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, as well as Google Plus. 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!

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    Zeiss Touit Lens Field Test: 12mm ƒ2.8 & 32mm ƒ1.8  »» The Camera Store

    Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18-55 & 55-250 STM

    Nikon D3300 with AF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 VR II

    Olympus Mirrorless Systems 

    Nikon D3300 Hands-On Field Test »» The Camera Store

    GearHead Wednesdays »» Moose Peterson 

    One Week in the Canadian Rockies with a 50mm Lens »» Darwin Wiggett

    Darwin Wiggett »» Ultimate Kill the Clutter Challenge Post

    Darwin Wigget »» Dances With Light Book



  6. Episode 83 »» Revisiting Critique

    May 25, 2014 by Sid

    Shutter Time with Sid and Mac, Episode 83 »» Revisiting Critique, podcast, photography, yegphoto, yegcasts

    Spot the Co-Host

    As we know, Mac participated in the Fuji Guys’ snowy photo walk earlier in the month in Calgary. A quickie video was uploaded to YouTube and as long as you don’t blink, you’ll snag a glimpse of Mac and his Fuji!

    Photography FUNdamentals, Y’all 

    Yup, once again we are giving a quick shout-out to Moose Peterson, his Moose Press app and the fantastic iPad book, Photography FUNdamentals! He blogged about it a couple weeks ago as a reminder it’s been updated and …wait for it … still FREE! Thanks, Moose! Do yourself a fave and download the app and kicking book and if you can, send some feedback Moose’s way.

    Commander Hadfield, Photographer

    We have spoken about Cmdr. Hadfield’s breathtaking photography and the powerful images he made from space, but this time, we are congratulating Hadfield on the special distinction he received from the Professional Photographers of Canada. Maybe take a moment and tweet him a congrats on Twitter for a job well done, eh?  If you’re interested, his upcoming photography book can be pre-ordered at various sources! If you need a reminder of just how awesome Cmdr. Hadfield is, google Space Oddity, as I’m sure it’s still up somewhere in YouTube land after the official copy was taken down this month.

    You Talking To Me?

    An episode of The Grid, focusing on the power of unsolicited critique, left Mac and I pretty much in separate corners of the boxing ring, ready to hash it out. If you haven’t already, take an hour or so and watch episode 141. It’s a great episode and we thank Scott and Matt for bringing it to the attention of other photographers.

    Bits ‘n Bites

    We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show! Will you be picking up Cmdr. Hadfield’s upcoming book? Where do you stand with critique, invited or unsolicited? Please chime in as we’re always wanting more opinions.

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    You can find us over at Facebook these days, as well as Twitter and G+ (sort of!). Don’t forget to subscribe for free via iTunes! We’re also on the Stitcher App!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks! We always appreciate it! Awkward group high-five!


    Cheers, y’all!



    Links from the show: 

    The Fuji Guys Photo Walk » Calgary

    Photography FUNdamentals » Moose Peterson

    Moose Press App

    Commander Hadfield » Honourary S.P.A Announcement

    The Grid » Episode 141, The Power of the Unsolicited Critique




  7. Episode 82 »» Photography Connections

    May 11, 2014 by Sid

    Before we start rolling with our main topic, photography connections, we quick dish on a new photo service … 

    Shutter Time with Sid and Mac podcast, Episode 82 »» Photography Connections; photo taken on a photo walk in Calgary, led by The Fuji Guys. Crated

    It was time for a new online photography marketplace, and the folks at Crated have brought us all a new service to try out. Currently in beta testing, the launch is expected in a couple weeks. Have a listen as we discuss what we know about the service so far, as we are both on the site, Sid and Mac, respectively. If you are on Crated as well, please link us up!

    Feeling Smug

    We received an email from one of our awesome listeners, Manfred, who was also on the fence with SmugMug, so we provide a quick update to my SmugMug woes.

    Networking, Y’all 

    Mac had a great opportunity to participate in a photo walk last weekend with not only fellow photographers, but the leaders of the walk happened to be key players in the photo industry. Have a listen as we discuss Mac’s experience as well as the importance of not only social media when it comes to networking, but also face-to-face socializing. Too often we focus on just our fellow photographers, we forget about those names and faces behind the brands and services, and the importance of networking with these equally driven individuals as well. It’s so important to build relationships with all those involved in our industry.

    Group High Five

    Huge thank you to all our listeners and those also participating in discussions through our Facebook, this site, Twitter and email. We are truly appreciative of y’all who give us your time in one way or the other! Thanks again, folks! We’d love to know your thoughts on building photography connections. Have you been doing so? How so? Please link us up or share the wealth and we’ll share the info with other listeners!

    To keep the conversation going, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and of course you can subscribe for free at iTunes.

    Thanks as always for tuning in!

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links to the show: Article / via PetaPixel

    Photoshop World 2014

    Canada Photo Convention

    The Fuji Guys





  8. Episode 80 »» Online Portfolios vs. Galleries. What Gives?

    April 13, 2014 by Sid

    Fairmont street in Las Vegas in black & white showing different strange characters

    The Grid, Yo!

    We’ve been discussing sites, galleries and image portfolios behind the scenes for some time now and after I watched an older episode of The Grid a couple months ago, I’ve pretty much become obsessed trying to figure this out and driving Mac crazy in the process. Sure, there are no rules when it comes to sharing / displaying your images online, and no one is going to take your ass down, but as photographers, we definitely want to stay current and it’s terribly easy to get behind.

    We dive right in and start dissecting online portfolios vs. print portfolios vs. online galleries, etc. Please join us and have a listen!

    Thanks to The Grid for stirring it up and giving us something to think about.

    Bits ‘n Bites

    What is your take on portfolios vs. galleries? Do you see a difference in them and better yet, which do you have on your site? Please chime in as we’re dead curious to learn what other photographers are up to.

    You can find us over at Facebook these days, as well as hanging near Twitter and Google Plus. 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! We really appreciate it!

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    The Grid » Episode 111

    The Grid » Episode 112 

    Episode 42 » Sharing, Printing and Selling (where we discuss plans for SmugMug, Zenfolio, Fine Art America, etc.)

  9. Episode 79 »» Finding Vivian Maier w/ Jamey M. Photo

    March 30, 2014 by Sid

    finding vivian maker, podcast, shutter time with sid and mac

    Mr. Jamey M. Photo himself, © Jamey M. Photography.

    He’s baaaack …

    2 years after we first jammed with Jamey, we sat down with Mr. Photo himself to catch up the happenings in his photography world and to chat about street photographer, Vivian Maier. Earlier this month, Mac and Jamey both attended the sneak preview of Finding Vivian Maier here in Edmonton, and the two chaps share with us their thoughts about the film, what we think Vivian herself might feel about this growing interest of her work, the impact her large body of work is having on photographers today, and more!

    Rue Mouffetard, my Parisian home away from home

    Rue Mouffetard, my Parisian home away from home. © Jamey M. Photography

    Vivian, Revisited

    We have discussed her work and a couple of books on a previous show, which left us wanting to see the film even more. Since 50% of the co-hosts actually made it to the theatre, we thought it was a great time to revisit this never-ending intriguing photographer and topic. Would we see her differently after the movie? Have the many questions surrounding the mystery about her work and the woman herself been answered? Join us for the chat and find out!

    Bits ‘n Bites

    We’d love to know your thoughts on Vivian Maier. What do you think of her work and will she make an impact on the industry as a whole, the street photography genre or maybe on individual photographers? Why or why not? Please chime in and join the convo! You can find us over yonder at Facebook,  Google Plus and Twitter. Don’t forget you can subscribe for free via iTunes! If you have the Stitcher App, you can also find us there!

    Don’t forget to check out Jamey’s fantastic work! I wonder if we will see him hitting the streets of Edmonton with a Rolleiflex one day…  Hmmm …

    Shutter Time News Alert

    Finding Vivian Maier – back in Edmonton! The Metro Cinema will be showing the film on select dates between April 17th – April 26th. Check out the guide for show times and more details!

    Thanks again, Jamey, for the great discussion (and the photos for this post)! Congrats again on your Edmonton New Media Awards nomination for Best in Photography and best of luck at The Yeggies in May, matey!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

    Cheers, y’all!

    Links from the show:

    Jamey M. Photography  :: Twitter :: Flickr :: Instagram :: Facebook

    Edmonton New Media Awards (The Yeggies)

    Finding Vivian Maier Trailer

    Video interview w/ John Maloof, circa 2010 **worth watching, folks!

    Vivian Maier: A Life Through The Lens / Howard Greenberg

    Sid’s Vivian Maier Playlist (heads up – videos keep getting deleted, so I’ll try to keep this updated 1x a month) :D

  10. Episode 77 »» Hanging With Big lens Little lens

    March 3, 2014 by Sidney

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Down Under

    Since the Shutter Time budget didn’t include a trip to Australia, we took to the airwaves to hang with our favourite Australian photographer, Andrew … aka Big lens Little lens! We discussed many topics … his work, his style, preferences, printing, trophy hunting, etc.  Andrew lives in one of the most spectacular places on earth where incredible landscapes are the norm, so join us and listen to how he views his world behind the lens. You might be surprised.

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Chatty Shooters

    The funny thing about this podcast is it lasted another 2 hours after we stopped recording. I think it was our longest post-podcast chat to date, with the extended post-podcast convo with Moose coming in a strong second. Gotta love those good ol’ fashioned photography discussions, especially the off-the-record ones.

    Make sure you check out more of Andrew’s work. You won’t be disappointed!

    I should mention the photos on this site are of course courtesy of our mate, Big lens Little Lens!

    Join the Convo

    We’d love to hear your thoughts on this show, Andrew’s work and anything else on your photographic minds. You can find us at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and of course, you can subscribe for free at iTunes or check us out at Stitcher.

    We have a couple more great interviews coming up, so please stay tuned, folks. It’s turning out to be a chatty March and we love it.

    Thanks again for the chat, Andrew. It was an absolute delight to have you on the show!

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

    Thanks as always for tuning in!

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    Big lens Little lens » 500px » Facebook » Twitter