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 …

Join the Convo

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 67 »» The Death of DSLRs

Episode 67 »» The Death of DSLRs

ep67, shutter time with sid and mac, yegphoto, DSLR death, discussion, podcastRumours Swirling

More and more news about the new FujiFilm X-E2 camera are coming out… even the price at 989 euro.  The most shocking rumour about Fuji, is that X-Pro2 will never be made. X-Pro1 is going to be the last in it’s line.  It’s a sad day I tell you, but again these are far fetched speculations.  Sony on the other hand has two full frame mirror less cameras in the works.  A7, a 24mp wonder, and A7r a 36mp beast…. Nikon D800 anyone? 🙂  Both these cameras will have existing NEX E-Mount, but the big problem is that the current line up of lenses will not work very well with the full frame configurations.  So expecting new lenses from Sony…

LOL’ed

Sid is having issues with Adobe CC…. apparently her serial number from a boxed version of Photoshop is illegal… or something to that effect.  On top of that Adobe gets hacked and Sid goes on a rampage of changing all of her accounts…. talk about wasting somebody’s time.  I think it’s time to send Adobe a bill.

Photofocus, a website run by none other than Scott Bourne, had a guest post about creating bokeh in photoshop.  Oh what a dissapoitment.  Apparently some people are still confused what bokeh is.  So here you go, if you want to waste 8 min of your life: http://photofocus.com/2013/10/05/create-custom-bokeh-in-photoshop/.  I think this can be done by spitting on your lens… easy.

Are DLSRs a Dying Breed?

Well we tried to answer that question, and Mac thinks that with in 5 years they will be mostly extinct.  Mirror mirror on the wall…. hell who needs a mirror!  Very lively discussion on that topic, and we would love to hear your comments.

Bits ‘n Bites

You can find us over at Facebook these days, as well as hanging near Twitter and Google Plus. Don’t forget 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! We really appreciate it!

Cheers, y’all!

 

 

Episode 65 »» Socializing Socialists

Episode 65 »» Socializing Socialists

Before we get down to business and revisit social media for photographers, we cover some news and other photo tidbits …

ep65 - Socializing Socialists - miksmedia.netAdobe, Yo!

They listened to their users and have reduced their monthly subscription pricing for LR5 and Photoshop to 9.99! We discuss the changes and what this means for you!

Mmmm … Fresh Gear

Looks like the full frame NEX rumours are closer to being a sure thing. We also chat about new crazy cool lenses from Sony, which just might take smartphone photography to a new level.

Oh, Apple 

During the keynote earlier this month, the Senior VP of Marketing tied the knickers of some in a knot with his comments about Apple’s latest iPhone making photography easy just for you. Aw, how sweet. You can check out the keynote here!

Punch. Also, snort.

Keeping It Social

We dive in and discuss the ins and outs of staying relevant online with your photography. It is necessary and do we all put too much stock in our online presence as opposed to being behind the lens? You know we had to bring up Facebook’s proposed changes to their TOS and more.

Bits n’ Bites

If you’re not already, will you become a creative cloud user? What are your thoughts about the proposed Facebook TOS changes? Do you think there is a strategy for staying relevant in photography both on and offline? We’d love to hear your thoughts and more!

Speaking of Socializing

You can find us online via the Twitters, Facebook, Google Plus (listen for the crickets). You can also subscribe for free via iTunes and if you have the Stitcher app, you can hit us up there as well.

Thanks as always for tuning in, friends!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Abobe Creative Cloud – 9.99

Sony QX10 and QX100 Lenses / dpreview

Full Frame Sony NEX? / Sony Alpha Rumors

Apple Keynote / Petapixel

Facebook TOS Changes/ Photofocus

 

 

 

Episode 54 ~ The Mirrorless Evolution

Episode 54 ~ The Mirrorless Evolution

Oh how far the mirrorless camera has come. But first

Episode 54 ~ The Mirrorless Evolution, Shutter Time with Sid and Mac podcast, yegphoto, photography

 

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

 

Episode 44 »» The Return Of The Christmas Bag

Episode 44 »» The Return Of The Christmas Bag

Shutter Time 2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers

Santa’s New Bag, 2012

Before we start dishing on the Shutter Time 2012 Holiday gift guide photographers will love, we have a few things to crunch over first. Have a listen as we discuss a couple of headscratchers that led Mac to Facebook and Google Plus to start a discussion to hear your thoughts.

Oh, Canada

Decades following the US initiative on protecting the copyright of images taken by photographers for commissioned work, Canada stepped up, eh? We briefly talk about the impact for photographers.

Candy Cane Delight

We start the Christmas portion of the show at 27:49. We came up with 5 gifts each we think would make excellent choices for the photographer in your world, including yourself! Nothing wrong with a little gift giving to the hardest working photographer you know, right?

Bits n’ Bites

Do you have any gift ideas to add to our list? What are your thoughts about the updates to Bill C-11 for Canadian photographers? Did Sony Australia slaughter their photography fanbase with their latest Unfit to DSLR campaign? If you have any thoughts about this show, join in the discussion online or leave a comment here! We are of course on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Don’t forget we are on iTunes where you can subscribe for free.

Just another note — we of course respect the opinion of others, and we thank other photographers for lending their voice to the discussion of photography, whether we may agree or not with them. It’s a beautiful thing when we can check egos at the door and just chat about the subject we all love most.

Thanks as always for tuning in. Truly! We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy lives to listen to our show. I’m all a quiver just thinking about it. Thank you, thank you!

Cheers, y’all!

 

Links from the show:

Episode 9 ~ Santa’s Bag

ProMaster Tripods

Domke F-832 Photo Courier Bag

Colorspace UDMA Memory Card Backup

Canon EF 40mm ƒ2.8 STM Pancake Lens

Zeikos LCD Digital SLR Viewfinder

Nikon D600 Body

Mirrorless bodies: Sony NEX 6 or Fujifilm X-E1

GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit

ProMaster Digital HEX Variable ND Filter

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 Software

Other Links:

The Camera Store Shootout: Sony NEX6 vs. Fuji XE-1

Bill C-11, Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act

Sony Australia ~ Unfit to DSLR

Dan Jurak ~ HDR