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?

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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 22 ~ Accessorize This

Episode 22 ~ Accessorize This


LEE Filters

The end is almost here … I’m am so close to wrapping it up with all things LEE filters. You’ll hear why in this episode! Huzzah!


There are nothing but smiles here in the Shutter Time bunker as we swoon over the Fuji X-Pro 1. I personally blame Kai from DigitalRevTV, but that’s just me.

Speaking of Kai … 

We chat about our favourite YouTube photography host / presenter. He’s definitely worth checking out, as with his own wonky style, he brings humour to photography!

Outdoor Photography

In episode 21, we discussed landscape photography and a few of the main accessories. Today we chew over a list of basic accessories for you, your gear as well as good ol’ safety measures / accessories. I forgot to mention a couple items at the top of my list on the show (whoops!), so here we go:

Lenscoat ~ an excellent way to dress up your gear and protect it from the outdoor elements. I have just about everything of mine protected in these neoprene products and it has helped keep my gear in tip top shape.

The right camera bag ~ there are so many to choose from, but having the right bag for your gear as well as your body is essential. I think we are always on the hunt for the perfect bag …

Bits ‘n Bites

All those John De Bord fans never fear! We have him rescheduled for May, so stay tuned for the interview. Did we forget any must have accessories for landscape / outdoor photography? Feel free to offer some suggestions!

Thanks as always for tuning in.

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

The Camera Store

Mac’s Fuji X-Pro 1 Post

DigitalRev TV YouTube Channel

SPOT 2 Messenger + Videos

Personal Locator Beacons

On-Camera LED Light

GeoTagr iPhone App

My Nature Apps

Mountain Equipment Co-op

Campers Village

Michael Mauro (Mauro’s Moments) Photography / Kayak Video



Episode 15 ~ Friends In Low Places

Episode 15 ~ Friends In Low Places


We’re finally able to update you on some gear woes I’ve been dealing with … oh yeah.


Mac had his hands on a HOT lens this past weekend and I think he’s in love. While he’s at it, Mac also discusses some interesting news regarding the much coveted Fuji X-Pro 1.

Find Out Who Your Friends Are

Country song aside, who knew watching a video on kelbytraining.com could yield such a reaction from me; so much so, I insisted we discuss on the show this very topic: Support in your photography.

Bits n’ Bites

As always, thanks for tuning in! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to our show on iTunes and check us out on Twitter!

As our favorite YouTube host / sensation would say, knuckles across the net, yo!

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Fuji X-Pro 1 / Leica Lenses

Vistek ~ Rentals

The Camera Store ~ Lee Filter Holder

Moose Peterson ~ Kelby Training

Acratech GV2 Ballhead

Outdoor Photo Gear ~ Funny