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  1. 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.)

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

    March 30, 2014 by Sid

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    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

    Note: I’ll provide a link with my YouTube VM playlist as mentioned on the show as soon as I update it. Some videos have since been deleted, probably for copyright reasons. Stay tuned!

  3. 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


  4. Episode 74 »» Your Photography Legacy

    January 20, 2014 by Sid

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    Oh, Fuji.

    The much anticipated 56mm ƒ1.2 has been announced for pre-order and from what we’ve heard and seen, it’s pretty swoon-worthy! We briefly discuss this and the rumoured / leaked X-T1 body. Really, Fuji? Hmmmm …

    The Road You Leave Behind

    This isn’t a 90s country song we’re talking about, but rather the road, or more specific, the legacy you leave behind with your photography once you leave this world …. Heavy, right? Life has me thinking of late and this topic came up in one of our off-mic conversations, so naturally we had to take to our mics to discuss it further.

    There’s no right or wrong way of approaching this subject, nor is there a right or wrong answer. I think everyone will have their own spin on it, but at the end of the show, we hope we’ve given you a little something to think about when it comes to your photography. What will your legacy be in images once you’re no longer walking this earth?

    Vivian Maier

    Just a little FYI for y’all regarding the documentary, Finding Vivian Maier … there has now been an official theatrical release date, March 28th, 2014, with more dates to come!

    Keep In Touch, Yo!

    You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, the ever quiet Google Plus (oops)! Please leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on your photography legacy! You can also find us on Stitcher and of course, good ol’ iTunes, where you can subscribe for free!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks.

    Cheers, y’all!

    Links from the show: 

    Fuji XF 56mm ƒ1.2 R Lens Announced

    Fuji X-T1 Rumours and Leaks 

    Finding Vivian Maier

  5. Episode 73 »» Feeding Your RSS

    January 5, 2014 by Sid

    Episode 73 »» Feeding Your RSS, shutter time with sid and mac, podcast, yegcasts, photography, RSS feeds, yegphotoHappy New Year

    Ah, we’re back with the first show of the new year! Before we dive in and go over photography RSS feeds, we thought we’d start the new year with Fuji rumours. Of course. I don’t think there is a camera this podcast loves more than the little X-Pro 1. Hmmm…maybe the Nikon Df. Hehehe …

    RSS, Yo!

    We first visited this topic a couple years ago back in episode 16 and we’re at it again! We went on the hunt to find photographers who we felt had some sort of active blog presence and whose sites have taken up residency in our RSS feeds. In no particular order, we power through the list of talented photographers! Please have a listen and hopefully you will take a moment to check these folks out and take a look at their work.

    I know there are many photographers we have missed, so this is where y’all come in! Please leave a comment here, or drop by our Facebook, G+ or Twitter and let us know the links of your must-read photography blogs. Always a fan of self promotion, if you would like to share your own site, please link us up and promote yourselves! We’ll make sure to tweet / share on Facebook, etc.

    Bits ‘n Bites

    Speaking of self promotion ….. you can check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus. You can also find us on Stitcher and of course, iTunes, where you can subscribe for free.

    We hope everyone had a brilliant holiday season and y’all are ready to make some bloody fantastic images in 2014!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks! Mucho appreciated!

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    Fuji Lens Roadmap / via Fuji Rumors

    Fuji 56mm ƒ1.2 Release + Fuji Lens Roadmap / via Mirrorless Rumors

    Joshi Daniel Photography

    Jake Peterson Photography

    Carey Nash Photography + Kelly Redinger | Photographer »» The Lonely Photographers Podcast

    The Camera Store (YouTube Channel) »» Battle At F-Stop Ridge video, 2011

    Andrew Kagis (big lens little lens)

    Michael Frye Photography

    Michael Van der Tol Photography

    Jeff Cable Photography

    The Big Picture »» The Boston Globe




  6. Episode 71 »» Santa’s Bag Returns

    December 8, 2013 by Sid

    holiday gifts for photographers, Episode 77 »» Santa's Bag Returns, shutter time with sid and mac, kasia sokulska It’s the time of year where holiday gifts for photographers are on the minds of many. This year we brought in another photographer to join the fun, Mac’s lovely wife, Kasia, and the three of us took to the mics to bring you our top suggestions for gift giving for the photographer in your life!

    It wasn’t easy, but we narrowed down our lists to three a piece and we hope these suggestions just might help you out!

    Kasia’s Top 3

    ProMaster LED Macro Arm Light

    BlackRapid Camera Straps 

    Frogg Toggs – Frogg Legg Overshoe

    Sid’s Top 3

    Rode VideoMic GO

    Think Tank Photo Retrospective Camera Bags

    SmugMug Membership

    Mac’s Top 3

    Trigger Trap » Trigger Trap Redsnap

    Vivian Maier books: Out of the Shadows » Street Photographer » Self-Portraits

    Epson Perfection V750 Pro Scanner

    Have you used any of the items on the lists? What are your top suggestions for gift giving this holiday season? Please chime in and share the wealth! You can also check out our 2011 and 2012 Santa’s Bag episodes! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher!

    Big thanks to Kasia for hanging out with us for the hour! Please make sure to check out her photography, as you won’t be disappointed!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!


    Cheers, y’all!



  7. Episode 70 »» Travellin’

    November 24, 2013 by Sid

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    Sitka, Alaska by Michael Van der Tol

    A Familiar Face

    And voice! Our good friend, Michael Van der Tol, stopped by the ol’ Shutter Time bunker for a chat about photography … travel photography in particular! It was great to have him back on the show. It’s been a year since we first had Michael on the show, so please have a listen to that interview if you haven’t done so yet! This time we were less formal and we focused on travelling with your camera, which is something Michael loves to do. You should definitely check out his work!

    Flickr Books, eh?

    Ah, yes … Flickr has introduced a new product. It’s not a change to their site (phew, enough already!), but this time a dandy product that will make Canadians leap for joy. But not really. The folks of Flickr have rolled out their Flickr books …. but before you start clicking away, have a listen and see who is eligible to create and receive these books. Having a Flickr account is simply not enough, y’all …

    The Big Beast

    Someone has a new toy and it’s a big boy. Heh.

    mac lens-big beast comparison

    Travel Photography, Y’all 

    It’s one of those never ending topics and even though we’ve discussed it before, we take to the mics and revisit this kind of photography with our pal, Michael! We cover a few tips, a few stories, some aspects we don’t always think about when prepping for a trip, but we definitely cannot forget, and more. Please join us as we kick back for a great chat!

    The Audio Stylings of Uncle Murphy

    He has returned. Again. The bastard.

    Bits n’ Bites

    We would love to hear your tips, tricks, stories and more about travel photography! What are your thoughts on the new Flickr books? Anything else on your mind, photography wise? As always, you can find us on TwitterFacebookGoogle Plus, via Stitcher and of course, you can subscribe for free on iTunes!

    A big thanks to Michael Van der Tol for hanging out with us for a couple of hours! Thanks as always for tuning in, folks! We appreciate every listen / download. Truly.

    Cheers, y’all!


    Links from the show:

    Michael Van der Tol Photography

    Flickr Books 

    Episode 43 w/Michael Van der Tol

    Google Street Views – Parks Canada (National Parks)

    Google Street Views – US National Parks and Parks Canada




  8. Episode 69 »» Woe thy name is Nikon

    November 11, 2013 by Sid


    Oh, Nikon

    They’ve been teasing us for weeks with their Pure Photography series of videos, but finally we found out the scoop! Oh, yeah! I’m thinking one co-host prefers this body over the other … hmmm.

    Vivian Maier – Self Portraits

    Mac really thinks this book is even better than the first one, Vivian Maier – Street Photographer. Knowing Mac’s aversion to self portraits (and photography books), this is saying a lot!

    Bits n’ Bites

    We would love to hear your thoughts on the new Nikon Dƒ! Is this just to satisfy those retro junkies or do you think we have a solid new body on our hands, especially in the ever increasing mirrorless system world? Have you had a moment to check out Vivian’s work yet? Please let us know what you think of her work and the mysterious woman behind it! You can stay connected with us between shows by checking us out at Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus! Don’t forget you can subscribe for free to our show via iTunes! If you have the Stitcher app, you can check out us there as well. We appreciate every download / listen and comment, so thanks as always for continuing to tune in, folks!

    Cheers, y’all!

    Links from the show:

    Vivian Maier – Street Photographer

    Vivian Maier – Self Portraits

    Nikon Dƒ

    Bob Krist on the Nikon Dƒ – Video

    Lynn Goldsmith on the Nikon Dƒ – Video

    Joe McNally on the Nikon Dƒ – Video

    The Camera Store – Dƒ Hands On

  9. Episode 68 »» Dear Vivian Maier

    October 28, 2013 by Sid

     Before we discuss / swoon over the work of Vivian Maier, we tackle some gear news!

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     Mmmm … Fresh Gear … Again

    Ahh, the gear race heats up once again! Canon is nowhere to be found, but Nikon and Sony are making sure we are keeping their names fresh on our minds. With the release of the full frame mirrorless systems from Sony and these crazy rumours and delicious teasers from Nikon, as part of their ‘Pure Photography’ series, it remains an interesting time in the world of all things camera gear. Not gonna lie — those Nikon video teasers (1, 2 and the latest) are intriguing and actually sound pretty sexy, so I’m definitely waiting to see what comes down the pipe. After bashing the NEX systems last show, of course Sony proves me wrong with the release of the good looking a7R and a7, 36MP and 24MP, respectively. Check out the excellent hands on review from Steve Huff!

    Find of the Century

    I’m sure our Shutter Time friend / partner-in-crime, Scott Hutchison, might say this is an understatement, but regardless we’re thrilled he shared the wealth with Mac and we got to check out Vivian Maier’s work. Mac is very fussy when it comes to photography books, so we know this book is a must read! A jaw dropping and off the charts amazing story + upcoming documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, add a unique mystery and intrigue to her incredible body of work. We discuss her work, the film and what her work means to photography today. Please have a listen and we hope you take the time to check out her story; it’s most definitely worth your time.

    Bits ‘n Bites

    Has your interest been piqued from either Nikon or Sony? What do you think of the new full frame mirrorless bodies or are you still sticking with the good ol’ DSLRs? Are you aware of the story behind the discovery of Vivian Maier’s work? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Please chime in! As always, you can subscribe for free to the show via iTunes and the Stitcher app. We’re always on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Please drop us a line!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

    Cheers, y’all!



    Links from the show:

    Sony a7 + a7R Mirrorless Systems

    Nikon Teasers + Video / via Nikon Rumors

    Vivian Maier » Street Photography Book

    Vivian Maier » Site

    Finding Vivian Maier Documentary » Trailer

    Miroslav Tichý » Czech Photographer w/Homemade Camera / via fstoppers




  10. Episode 64 »» Photographic Vexations

    September 2, 2013 by Sid

    Episode 64 »» Photographic VexationsOh, Photographers!

    We have both just come back from mini-road trips and photo missions and of course, when one is on the road, it gets you thinking as you drive and pile on the miles. Call it nit picking, grievances, photographic vexations or pet peeves, but those little irritants from other photographers can pile up, right? We took to the mics to dissect our top head scratchers — all in good fun, folks! You know we are guilty of committing a number of these at least once (twice?) in our photography journey. Have a listen and see if you recognize anyone from your photography world in our lists!

    Bits n’ Bites

    We would love to hear if you have any to add to the list! Are we off the mark or do you agree with our not so official list? Please leave us a comment or tweet us, drop a note at Facebook or even Google +! Don’t forget you can subscribe for free on iTunes! If you have the Stitcher app, you can also find our show there!

    Thanks as always for tuning in, folks! It’s also mucho appreciated and just know we couldn’t do the show without you! We hope you enjoy the show!

    Cheers, y’all!


    The big link from the show:

    Episode 12 »» Watermarks, Yo!