Episode 85 »» Your Photography Backbone

Episode 85 »» Your Photography Backbone

Before we dive in the topic of finding your photography backbone, we cover a few things on our minds … 

Shutter Time with Sid and Mac podcast, Episode 85 »» Your Photography Backbone, Join us on the show as we chat about the importance of finding your photography backbone, street photography, free photography magazines, and more!

Creative Cloud

Ah, Adobe has released a major update to their Creative Cloud goodness and in doing so, have made many photographers happy, but also frustrated a number of photographers. We briefly discuss one of the main issues. To check out all the updates in detail, please check out the links for Adobe and PetaPixel below!

F is for FREE Magazines

LEE Filter and Fuji have both released free PDF magazine, Xposure and X Magazine, respectively. You can download the free magazines from the show notes below! Make sure to check them out!

F is also for Filters

Oh, LEE. Once again, they are really testing my masochistic side (as Mac calls it) by making filter life a tad difficult in Canada. I’m also talking to you, Tiffen and b+w. Please have a listen as we discuss our Canuck filter woes.

Wasted Opportunities

Mac recently suffered from the feared shooters syndrome we’ve probably all experienced and he let an opportunity go by … Join us as we hear exactly what he feared, why and more importantly, how we as photographers can squash those fears and make the image happen. We mainly focus this topic around street photography / candids.

Bits ‘n Bites

What do you think about the Creative Cloud update? Do y’all use filters anymore? Surely I’m not the only one, haha! Have you experienced a moment where your photography backbone is missing and you’ve allowed a photographic moment or opportunity to pass you by? Please tell us about it. How do you maintain your confidence in yourself and your work?

Join the Convo

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 and there’s always Google Plus (ha!). 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. Another big thanks to our new sponsors and the great emails, comments and more! High five!

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Creative Cloud Update  »  Adobe Round-up / via @PetaPixel

2014 Adobe Creative Cloud Update / via @creativecloud

Xposure Magazine by LEE Filters

Fujifilm X Magazine

Street Photography With Zack Arias (video)

How NOT To Look Like a Creep When Shooting in the Streets / via @erickimphoto

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Sneaky When Shooting Street Photography / via @erickimphoto

Episode 10 ~ Filtering Masochism

Episode 10 ~ Filtering Masochism

Filter This, Mac!

My cheeky co-host is continually referring to me as a photography masochist because I like to put time in the field. I’m sure some will laugh at me as I continue to grumble over the omission of a Lee Filter holder from my camera bag, but it’s a chance I’ll take until I can wrap my hands around a filter holder and a couple of grad filters, my precious.

Screw This!

Do you prefer the screw-in filters or are dropping and sliding your filters the way you roll? Which filters do you regularly use and which ones can you not live without? If you are kickin’ it new school and you get your filter fix in post, what’s your software of choice?

Thanks again for listening, y’all!



Links from the show:

Tiffen Dfx 3.0 Software

Lee Filters

Cokin Filters (UK)

Kenko Tokina Purchases Cokin

Darwin Wiggett & UV Filters

Episode 3 »» Mixed Bag of Nuts

Episode 3 »» Mixed Bag of Nuts

Our Mixed Bag of Nuts

We appreciate y’all listening to our first two podcasts and most definitely enjoy the feedback (critique?). Please keep it coming. 

Speaking of feedback … 

Back to Episode 2

We certainly received a bit of feedback over this episode. Some folks did not agree with us (and that’s ok!). We briefly revisit critique in photography.

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk 2011 

Mac did not officially attend the walk this year as previously planned, but he did choose to be a rebel and crash the party with his 10 year old son. Two Sokulski chaps armed with cameras on the loose, tearing up Whyte Avenue with other photographers. At the end of the day, the Sokulski men had a great day, hanging out and documenting the world around them through their lenses. Isn’t this what photography is really all about?

A Peek Into My Camera Bag

This is where we may or may not have rambled a bit (meh, it happens!). While we are going to have a proper full podcast of delicious gear chat for gearheads down the road, Mac turned the tables on me and asked me a few questions about my gear. 

Bits n’ Bites

Now it’s time to shine the bright light on you! If you participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk, in which city and how did it go? Tell us about it! 

Thanks for listening!

Cheers, y’all! 


Links from the podcast: 

Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

Randy Pond Photography ~ His Response

Acratech GV2 Ballhead

Canon EF 300mm ƒ2.8 L IS USM

Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Gitzo Tripod Legs GT3541LS

Wimberley Head WH-200

Lenscoat (Realtree Max4)

Domke Bags