Episode 93 »» Photography Blogs, Y’all

Episode 93 »» Photography Blogs, Y’all

Shuttertime with Sid and Mac podcast, Episode 93 »» Photography Blogs, Y'all

 

Hmmm, Adobe

At the Adobe Max conference, some new features for photographers caught the attention of others and since we’re unsure of the benefits, we decided to chat about it. I’m not sure how photographers will feel about changing a photo from morning to night, or adding to removing fog or haze, so it will be interesting to see where this goes and when it appears as an update in CC.

Episode 47, Revisited

One of our friends of the show, Udo, chimed it with some feedback about episode 47 » Giving Back / Volunteer Work. He shared a story of the true power photographs can have. Have a listen to the show as we discuss it a bit. You can also find out more info here (translation may be required for some). Thanks for the 411, Udo! Btw, make sure to check out Udo’s work too!

Black Couch Diaries 

Sometimes we need to just figure things out with photography and we use and abuse the show in the name of discussion. We hope with our struggles and questions comes clarity, not only for ourselves, but for our listeners. We want to discuss the very things y’all think about and often question yourself. This episode is no exception!

Photography Blogs » Pain in the Arse or Necessary?

One of our longtime landscape photographer inspirations very recently chucked his photo blog, stunning many of his followers. His reasoning was simple, but it definitely got us thinking – how important are photography blogs for our career in photography, whether we are working photographers (full or part-time), passionate and dedicated hobbyists or even just starting out? Can these blogs distract our attention and perhaps progress for our work or do the opposite – help us grow as not only photographers, but also communicators? It seems the feeling is often split, so we took to our mics to figure it all out. Or try to. Heh.

Aussie Invasion

We absolutely love all the love from our Aussie listeners, old and new, so thanks for taking the time to check us out, y’all. Awkward high five.

Join the Convo

Ok, let’s hear it – what are your thoughts on the new features from Adobe? Am I being too crotchety and these features are actually a good thing? Do you feel more features like these will take away from the art of making images, or rather compliment it? Would you like to see more features from Adobe? How essential are photography blogs / articles in your eyes? What kind of online presence do you have when it comes to your photography?  Are there any topics you’d like to see discussed on the show? Please send us a note! You can find us on Twitter, Google Plus (haha, no, really), Bookface and of course, y’all can subscribe free via iTunes and the Stitcher app.

Assclown Hackers

Btw, we apologize for the delay in publishing the show … hackers are keeping us on our toes once again (ah, the internet), so WordPress took action and prevented us from publishing on time … mucho sorry.

Thanks as always for tuning in, mates!

Cheers, y’all!

 

 

Links from the show:

Adobe’s New Features for Photographers / via PetaPixel

Adobe Max 2014

David de Graaf Photography Story

Rob Jenkins Photo

 

Episode 56 »» Creative Cloud & Mac’s Starbucks Chat

Episode 56 »» Creative Cloud & Mac’s Starbucks Chat

Episode 56, shutter time with sid and mac, podcast, yegphotoAdobe

Before we launch Mac’s Starbucks chat with our Shutter Time friend, Alan Schietzsch, we of course contribute to the buzz of all things Adobe. In the past week, they’ve made a number of photographers very happy while ruffing the feathers of many more. It’s no secret there will be no CS7 (dry your eyes) and instead, have thrown their photoshop goodness up in a cloud and we just need to fork over the cash for a subscription to access said goodness. A good business move by Adobe or sneaky step? Tune in and hear what we think.

Mmmm … Starbucks

Mac decided to leave the ol’ Shutter Time bunker and venture off for a good ol’ fashioned photography chat with one of our listeners, Alan. Because they chatted at Starbucks, you get the noise of a hopping cafe, but if you can get past it, you will find a great photo conversation between two artists. Better yet, have a listen to their chat as you drive to Starbucks! Thanks again, Alan, for continuing to listen to our rambles and offering us your feedback and being a great friend to the show.

Bits n’ Bites

What are your thoughts about Adobe’s latest announcement? Will you be subscribing to the cloud if you aren’t already using it? Will this impact your workflow or are you like me and it won’t have any impact? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please chime in! What did you think about the Starbucks chat between the boys? Do you also have that struggle with finding a story when making an image? Please drop us a line! You can find us on TwitterFacebookGoogle Plus, via Stitcher and of course, you can subscribe for free on iTunes!

Thanks for tuning in, y’all!

Cheers

Note: the audio player is located after the following images

Below are Alan’s images from the chat:

Fort McMurray Water Bombing - Alan Schietzsch

Fort McMurray Water Bombing – Alan Schietzsch

Alan Schietzsch

Alan Schietzsch

Alan Schietzsch

Alan Schietzsch

Alan Schietzsch

Alan Schietzsch

by Alan Schietzsch

by Alan Schietzsch

 

 

Links from the show:

Adobe Creative Cloud :: Press Release

Adobe Creative Cloud Rate Plans

Lightroom 4

Nik Collection by Google

 

Episode 53 ~ It’s A Post-Processing World

Episode 53 ~ It’s A Post-Processing World

And we’re just living in it …

Episode 53 ~ It's A Post Processing World, shutter time with sid and mac, photography podcast, yegphoto

For Free, Y’all!

We take a look at some of the resources available via photographers who offer their knowledge and insights to making the photography business work for them ….for free. Soaking up the goodness from other photographers is a highly valuable tool to utilize as you build your business and / or nurture your talent. Massive props and many thanks to those incredible working photographers who do so willingly. It won’t be too much of a surprise whose site I flock to the most!

Editing Whiz

The digital world has made post-processing much easier to stretch your creative mind. The question is, have we gone too far with editing our images these days? Is there such a thing as too much processing in post? With all the software available (yeah, we’re talking to you, Nik by Google!), it’s hard to keep up, but it also gives us that much more to work with. Should we even be editing at all, or always get it 100% right in-camera? We discuss different aspects of post-processing and debate where we think it belongs in today’s photography world.

Bits n’ Bites

Calling all purists — if you feel editing should never be done in post and the workflow basically stops once you press the shutter button, please chime in and share why you are not a fan of editing! To those who have a post-processing workflow, what software do you prefer to use? Do you love editing images or are you more the fly-by the seat of your pants editor and the quicker it’s done, the better? Getting back to photography resources, do you have your own personal go-to site / photographer? Please share the wealth!

Keeping It Social

You know we’re chilling over at Google Plus these days (though we’re kind of quiet of late, oops!), our lil’ Google Plus community, Facebook, Twitter, and of course, 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!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Moose Peterson’s Site

Rick Sammon’s Nik Discount (note: no clue how long this offer stands; just throwing it out there!)

Nik Collection by Google

Side by Side Comparison – Canon vs Nikon Raw Files / oopoomoo

OnOne Software

Lightroom 4

VSCO Film Presets

Lightroom Killer Tips / Matt Kloskowski

Dan Jurak Photography