Episode 70 »» Travellin’

Episode 70 »» Travellin’

Sitka_Alaska, episode 70, shutter time with sid and mac, travel photography, michael van der tol, http://michaelvandertol.com

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




Episode 17 ~ Romanticizing Film

Episode 17 ~ Romanticizing Film

Oh. Nikon.

Rumour has it Nikon has made a decision regarding repairs which, come July 23rd, could have a serious impact on Nikonians, but also possibly Canon and other users down the road. Have a listen to see what the heck I’m talking about!

When 2 Just Isn’t Enough

We decide to make it 3! Terry O’Riordan joins us for a good ol’ fashion chat about film and digital photography. Terry indulges us with a tale of his visit to the Kodak plant in Rochester, NY.

Bits n’ Bites

One might think we were recording this podcast from the Death Star, as the sound quality is a little wonky at times. Oh technology, why do you make us work so hard? Please bear with us as you soak up the podcast goodness! We can assure you this won’t happen during our next episode. Pinky swear.

Thanks as always for tuning in.

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Nikon Rumors

NikonUSA’s New Policy

Kirk Mastin ~ Film & Digital Outdoor / Wedding Photographer

Kodak Vows To Rebound

Episode 11 ~ Ethically Speaking

Episode 11 ~ Ethically Speaking

Rules of Conduct

As we all know, ethics play a large part in not only our daily lives, but in photography as well. Mac wrangled up a panel of photography enthusiasts to discuss just this and more. Joining him is Jennifer Plant, a very promising amateur photographer, whose specialty is dog portraits. She is joined by her husband, Dustin Plant, who doesn’t really consider himself a photographer, but is well versed on the subject. Rounding out the crew is Kasia Sokulska, who just started out with photography herself and is starting to take the world of Flickr by storm.

Bits ‘n Bites

My thanks to Jennifer, Dustin and Kasia for pitching in and filling in for me this week! Y’all did a great job and we hope you visit us again on the show.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you put your feelings aside and moved ahead with telling a story with your camera? Don’t be shy and tell us about it!

Thanks for tuning in, y’all!


Episode 6 »» Staching Social Media

Episode 6 »» Staching Social Media


We thought we’d shake things up a little bit here at Shutter Time and add Mo Bro Alberta photographer, Randy Pond, to the team. But just for tonight, as we don’t think we could afford to buck up (read: pay the bribe!) every week! It was an honor and a blast to have Randy on the show as our first official guest. Check out Randy’s Movember campaign as he raises money this month is support of men’s health. A most definitely worthy cause and yet another great reason to see men rock the ‘stache!

Food for Thought

Episode 5 garnered some feedback, most of it being away from the blog. One of our listeners left us a comment and asked us a great question. Thanks for the feedback, Michael! Have a listen to hear what we’re talking about!

Social Media 

With the undeniable explosion of social media these past couple years infiltrating the world of photography, it can be somewhat overwhelming. We’d love to hear your take on social media in photography, from either a photographer’s POV or maybe you’re a SM pro and can offer any tips or advice for photographers to maximize the potential social media can bring us!

Bits ‘n bites:

Thanks again to Randy, who not only entertained us throughout the discussion, but left us with the best sign-off to date! You’ll have to listen to the show to hear it … it’s worth it, I promise. Star Trek fans would approve!

Stay tuned to Twitter to see what we’re going to chat about next!

Thanks for tuning in this week!

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:


Google Plus



Smug Mug



Randy Pond Movember Campaign 

Tied Together ~ Movember Post