Episode 214 »» Fresh Gear and 7 Years of Shutter Time

Episode 214 »» Fresh Gear and 7 Years of Shutter Time

Antonio M. Rosario

Massive thanks and props to our great friend, Antonio, for pitching in last minute and spending 5 weeks co-hosting Shutter Time with our Mac. He has done a wonderful job and the time he spent helping us out can never fully be paid back. Podcasting takes a lot of time and effort and he answered the call without hesitation. Please make sure to check him out on Twitter, and also listen to his fabulous podcast, Street Shots, if you have yet to do so.

Holy Gear, Batman! 

Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Leica, oh my! September 2018 has been a heavy gear month, largely due to Photokina, and if feels like the announcements keep coming.

Super Software?

Phase One and their Capture One software now supports Fujifilm. If you are a Fuji user, does this news entice you to give Capture One a try if you have not done so? Have you tested out the 2018 Nik software released this summer? If so, what are your thoughts on the upgrade?

7 Years 

Ooh, that is a whole lot of Sid and Mac. Please join us as we have some fresh gear chat and also talk about our journey over the last 7 years of doing this podcast and the power of photographers sharing their stories.

Join the Convo

We would love to hear your thoughts on the show! Are you interested in any of the gear recently announced? If so, which bodies and/or glass? You can chime in and find us on here on the blog and on Twitter. You can also subscribe to the show for free via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and iHeartRADIO. If you would like to support the show and help with some of the costs of running this podcast, please check us out on Patreon (any support is appreciated!).

Thanks so much for tuning in for the past 7 years and 200 plus episodes. We appreciate your support time and time again and wouldn’t be having so much fun if it wasn’t for all of our listeners and guests.

Cheers, y’all!



Links from the show:

Shutter Time Goodness:
Sid’s Twitter » @supercellsid
Mac’s Twitter » @maclby

Episode 101 »» Is Professional Photography Dead?

Episode 101 »» Is Professional Photography Dead?

Shutter Time With Sid and Mac podcast, Episode 101 »» Is Professional Photography Dead?Third Party Gem

Mac has made it no secret he is fond of third party lenses for his mirrorless bodies and he has spoken about them on the show in the past as well as on his blog. This time he dishes on his relatively new user experience with a high quality used lens that so far, has been worth the cash.

Are We Immune?

It’s happened before, yet many in the industry continue to shake their heads and fists when giants like CNN or Chicago Sun Times sack their staff photographers in the name of corporate restructuring, etc etc etc … It’s happened again, this time with longtime sports media org, Sports Illustrated. The decision was down to “economic circumstances and company restructuring.”…which can possibly be translated to iPhone pictures are good enough, yo! Or not. We’re just guessing. Many say readers of the magazine will not care about the quality of photographs, so the question is, are we as visual beings immune to quality photography that seemingly remains in shots of real estate photographers only?

Tourism Jackpot

Orgs sacking their photographers are not the only situations where working photographers are taking a hit in some ways. Tourism boards / companies, especially the larger ones, are hugely benefiting from the explosion of sharing your tourism driven photos over social media. Instead of licensing images or even hiring photographers for campaign work, many of these companies are heavily relying on the steady flow of pictures coming their way for free to promote their brand and province / state / country / etc. Sure, some of these orgs are still using paid photographers and are paying for photographs, but it’s safe to say the way business is being done using photographs is continuing to shift. There are definite pros and cons to this growing trend in the tourism industry worth considering.

Please join us as we discuss the impact moves like Sports Illustrated and Travel Alberta have on the photography industry as a whole and the direct thump it can have on the working photographer. Has the influx of free photographs, good and bad, led organizations to revise their business strategy when it comes to using photography to reflect their corporate vision? Are we making the job far too easy for them? What can we do as photographers to ensure sustainability within the industry or should we just find a way to adapt and move full steam ahead?

Join the Convo

Thanks again for all the 100 show wishes and notes, etc. We really appreciate it! Is there something photography related on your mind? Feel free to drop us a line via this site, or you can find us on Twitter, Bookface, G+ and of course, you can subscribe for free via iTunes and the Stitcher app!

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Leica and Fuji / via MiKsMedia

SI Lays Off All Remaining Staff Photographers / via PetaPixel

CNN Lays Off Photojournalists  / via PetaPixel (2011)

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff / via PetaPixel (2013)

Travel Alberta Blunder, 2009 / via CBC

Episode 81 »» Why Are We Photographers?

Episode 81 »» Why Are We Photographers?

Before we start dishing about the world of photographers, we have some mini-gear chat!

Episode 81 »» Why Are We Photographers? Shutter Time With Sid and Mac podcast discuss the reason and growing trend of folks declaring themselves a photographer because they simply enjoy taking pictures.

The L Word(s)

Leica has annoyed Mac once again, so he shares with us his feelings about their latest release, the Leica T system. While Leica has aggravated Mac, Lytro with their latest release, LYTRO ILLUM, has caught his interest. We hear this thoughts on this one as well.


Like many others, we’ve noticed an increasing trend on social media with people saying they are ‘Instagram Photographers’ or ‘Professional Instagrammers” or “Passionate Photographer, but I don’t care about the art of photography” Why does this bug many of us? Not for the snotty reasons one might think … so we took to our mics to hash out yet another difficult topic — why does everyone feel the need to be a photographer today? With so many ‘photographers’ today, has this altered your perception of a true artistic photographer? So many questions. Please join us as we tumble our way through this topic.

Bits n’ Bites

We’d absolutely love to hear your thoughts on any of the topics today! Please feel free to leave a comment or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Don’t forget you can subscribe for free to iTunes as well!

We really appreciate your continued support, the great conversations on Facebook, and the interest in the show with providing suggestions, feedback, ways to improve, comical references, etc. It’s been pretty cool to hear from y’all, so thank you!

Thanks as always for tuning in.

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Leica T System 


Oleg Oprisco, Photographer (using old Kiev 6C and Kiev 88 film cameras)

Photography Q&A » Zack Arias 




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