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.

Photographers? 

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 

LYTRO ILLUM

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

Photography Q&A » Zack Arias 

 

 

 

Episode 78 »» Jake Peterson, Y’all!

Episode 78 »» Jake Peterson, Y’all!

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Shutter Time High

After following his career on the show for the last couple of years, we were thrilled when Jake Peterson agreed to come on the show. He’s a big time wildlife, landscape and aviation photographer with a unique background, which led him to where he is today. Jake brings a fresh, yet sharp perspective to photography today and has a lot of interesting experiences and stories to tell. Luckily for us, he shares some of the wealth with us on the show.

Wildlife … landscapes … aviation … business … and passion … we cover it all!

This is Jake’s first podcast, so we were a wee gentle on him … sort of! Sit back, friends, relax and enjoy this great episode with Jake! You will learn a ton from this incredibly talented photographer and I bet you just might end up with a new appreciation for our wild heritage and see aviation history in a new light after the show.

Bits ‘n Bites

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the show! Btw, the images in the post are courtesy of Jake, so please make sure to check out his work. As always, you can subscribe for free to the show via iTunes and the Stitcher app. We’re always on FacebookTwitter and Google Plus. Join the convo and chime in!

Thanks again, Jake. It was a slice to have you on the show!

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© Jake Peterson Photography

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Jake Peterson Photography »» Facebook »» Twitter »» Google Plus

 

Episode 77 »» Hanging With Big lens Little lens

Episode 77 »» Hanging With Big lens Little lens

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Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

Down Under

Since the Shutter Time budget didn’t include a trip to Australia, we took to the airwaves to hang with our favourite Australian photographer, Andrew … aka Big lens Little lens! We discussed many topics … his work, his style, preferences, printing, trophy hunting, etc.  Andrew lives in one of the most spectacular places on earth where incredible landscapes are the norm, so join us and listen to how he views his world behind the lens. You might be surprised.

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Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

Chatty Shooters

The funny thing about this podcast is it lasted another 2 hours after we stopped recording. I think it was our longest post-podcast chat to date, with the extended post-podcast convo with Moose coming in a strong second. Gotta love those good ol’ fashioned photography discussions, especially the off-the-record ones.

Make sure you check out more of Andrew’s work. You won’t be disappointed!

I should mention the photos on this site are of course courtesy of our mate, Big lens Little Lens!

Join the Convo

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this show, Andrew’s work and anything else on your photographic minds. You can find us at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and of course, you can subscribe for free at iTunes or check us out at Stitcher.

We have a couple more great interviews coming up, so please stay tuned, folks. It’s turning out to be a chatty March and we love it.

Thanks again for the chat, Andrew. It was an absolute delight to have you on the show!

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Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

Copyright Andrew Kagis, Big lens Little lens

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Big lens Little lens » 500px » Facebook » Twitter

 

Episode 76 »» Landscape Photography’s Fate

Episode 76 »» Landscape Photography’s Fate

 

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Landscape Photography’s Fate … Sort Of.

We feel we’ve been drowning in gear chat of late on the show, so we’ve switched gears a bit. Mmmm … gear.  An article written by Alex Mody had us scratching our heads, trying to understand the article and his train of thought, and more importantly, he got us thinking about where the industry is today and the 6 points he feels will make us less grumpy about where landscape photography is going.

Being the fans of discussion that we are, we took his 6 points and dissected them. We wrap up the show with a most interesting comment from a viewer of Scott Kelby’s show, The Grid, episode 129.

Bits ‘n Bites

We’d love to know your thoughts on the 6 points from the article. Do you agree with them? What else could you add to the list for not only landscape photography, but any genre, really? If you have a chance to listen to The Grid, we’d also love to know what you think of viewer, JWPhoto’s comments. I personally think he nailed it!

Tweet Tweet

Of course we’re on Twitter, made our way back to Google Plus, and of course, you can find us at Facebook. Don’t forget to subscribe to iTunes if you haven’t already. You can also check out the show with the Stitcher app!

Make sure to check out Alex’s work … he has some stunning images. Thanks for the inspiration for today’s show, Alex! We appreciate you keeping the wheels turning!

Extra Extra

Even though we didn’t mention this on the show, for the folks in Edmonton: if you’re interested in the Finding Vivian Maier documentary, check out our tweet which has the scoop for a screening in the next couple of weeks!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks.

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

How to Not Hate the Current State of Landscape Photography article. 

The Grid, Episode 129 

Episode 51 »» Chasing Light

Episode 74 »» Your Photography Legacy

Episode 74 »» Your Photography Legacy

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Oh, Fuji.

The much anticipated 56mm ƒ1.2 has been announced for pre-order and from what we’ve heard and seen, it’s pretty swoon-worthy! We briefly discuss this and the rumoured / leaked X-T1 body. Really, Fuji? Hmmmm …

The Road You Leave Behind

This isn’t a 90s country song we’re talking about, but rather the road, or more specific, the legacy you leave behind with your photography once you leave this world …. Heavy, right? Life has me thinking of late and this topic came up in one of our off-mic conversations, so naturally we had to take to our mics to discuss it further.

There’s no right or wrong way of approaching this subject, nor is there a right or wrong answer. I think everyone will have their own spin on it, but at the end of the show, we hope we’ve given you a little something to think about when it comes to your photography. What will your legacy be in images once you’re no longer walking this earth?

Vivian Maier

Just a little FYI for y’all regarding the documentary, Finding Vivian Maier … there has now been an official theatrical release date, March 28th, 2014, with more dates to come!

Keep In Touch, Yo!

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, the ever quiet Google Plus (oops)! Please leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on your photography legacy! You can also find us on Stitcher and of course, good ol’ iTunes, where you can subscribe for free!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks.

Cheers, y’all!

Links from the show: 

Fuji XF 56mm ƒ1.2 R Lens Announced

Fuji X-T1 Rumours and Leaks 

Finding Vivian Maier