Episode 107 »» Lightroom and Fanboyism

Episode 107 »» Lightroom and Fanboyism

Episode 107 »» Lightroom and Fanboyism Lightroom Something or the Other 

Ahh, finally after months of speculation and a missed rumoured March release date, Adobe finally gave it up and released Lightroom CC or Lightroom 6 standalone for those not wanting to play in the creative cloud. Buyer beware – if you purchase LR 6, you’re not going to get all the goodness moving forward. Join us as we cover the changes!

Fanboys United

Most of us are called fanboys at one time or the other, be it for our preference with auto manufactures, smart phones, computers – the list goes on. Photography is one of the most intense fanboy debates, the classic being Nikon vs. Canon. Since this topic was brewing deep within Mac’s noggin as well as suggested this week by one of our kickin’ listeners, Mark, we thought we’d take to the mics and figure this one out – can this be a crutch for our photography? Hmm …

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We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new Lightroom updates – thumbs up or down? What do you think about camera gear fanboys? Should we even care anymore – why or why not? You can find us at FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus and of course, you can subscribe for free at iTunes or check us out at Stitcher.

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show:

Lightroom Creative Cloud / via Adobe

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography News Release

Lightroom 6 Standalone Download

The Grid » Canon 5DS & 5DSR: Hands On with Peter Hurley

Google Jail (aka mobile friendly site test)

Canon Explorers of Light (USA)

Nikon Ambassador USA

Official Fuji X Photographers

 

Episode 89 »» Are We Too Technical?

Episode 89 »» Are We Too Technical?

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?

Join the Convo 

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

 

Episode 69 »» Woe thy name is Nikon

Episode 69 »» Woe thy name is Nikon

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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

Episode 68 »» Dear Vivian Maier

Episode 68 »» Dear Vivian Maier

 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

 

 

 

Episode 54 ~ The Mirrorless Evolution

Episode 54 ~ The Mirrorless Evolution

Oh how far the mirrorless camera has come. But first

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NAB Show 2013

I never made it to NAB this year, but fortunately my good mate did and even though he’s a video editor, he made sure to keep me humming with iPhone snaps of fresh camera gear. What really made me take notice was the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Since this isn’t a video podcast, I’ll let y’all read the scoop, but after missing NAB yet again, I’ll definitely be NAB bound in 2014, y’all!

They’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

Early 2012 in episode 14, Mac and I, the judgemental pusses that we are, chatted about mirrorless camera systems that seemed to be making photographers take note, many making the switch from the DLSR lineup, with some even predicting the slow demise of the DSLR. Ridiculous, right? Well, having both been swayed since by a little camera called the Fuji X-Pro 1, we have changed our tune … to some degree. We chat about how far these little mirrorless camera systems have come and whether or not they have lived up to the hype. We also go over some of the aspects of these systems many photographers don’t really talk about, and elements one should possibly factor in before making the switch. Mirrorless cameras are not for everyone, and this is where we as co-hosts are divided … Mirrorless Cameras vs. DSLRS. It’s off the hook, yo!

Oops

We were so caught up in our rambles we forgot to mention the updates for Lightroom 4.4. It’s now out of beta mode and ready for final release, so don’t forget to update! If you’re rocking the Fuji mirrorless cameras, you will be happy some of the previous bugs have been rectified.

Bits n’ Bites

Have you ever trekked to Vegas (baby!) for NAB? If so, what are your thoughts about it from a photographer’s POV? I’d absolutely love to hear about it. Are you shooting with DSLRS or mirrorless cameras? Please link us up so we can check out the images. If you have made the switch, we’d love to hear about the process and if you feel you’ve made the right decision. Also, do you even miss your DSLRS?

Keeping It Social

You’ve guessed it — we’re in a number of places on the ol’ internets, such as Google Plus, our (too quiet!) G+ community, Twitter, Facebook and of course, we’re available via iTunes where you can subscribe for free. If you have the Sticher app, you can check us out there as well.  We’d love to hear your feedback and any questions or show suggestions, please leave us a comment!

Thanks for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

NAB Show 2013

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

NAB Recap »» Scott Bourne

Episode 14 ~ Hardbodies

Metabones Adapter » Canon EF to Sony NEX

Fuji X-Pro 1

Sony NEX

Canon DSLR

Nikon DSLR

Think Tank Retrospective 7

Think Tank Retrospective 30