Episode 71 »» Santa’s Bag Returns

Episode 71 »» Santa’s Bag Returns

holiday gifts for photographers, Episode 77 »» Santa's Bag Returns, shutter time with sid and mac, kasia sokulska It’s the time of year where holiday gifts for photographers are on the minds of many. This year we brought in another photographer to join the fun, Mac’s lovely wife, Kasia, and the three of us took to the mics to bring you our top suggestions for gift giving for the photographer in your life!

It wasn’t easy, but we narrowed down our lists to three a piece and we hope these suggestions just might help you out!

Kasia’s Top 3

ProMaster LED Macro Arm Light

BlackRapid Camera Straps 

Frogg Toggs – Frogg Legg Overshoe

Sid’s Top 3

Rode VideoMic GO

Think Tank Photo Retrospective Camera Bags

SmugMug Membership

Mac’s Top 3

Trigger Trap » Trigger Trap Redsnap

Vivian Maier books: Out of the Shadows » Street Photographer » Self-Portraits

Epson Perfection V750 Pro Scanner

Have you used any of the items on the lists? What are your top suggestions for gift giving this holiday season? Please chime in and share the wealth! You can also check out our 2011 and 2012 Santa’s Bag episodes! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Of course you can subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher!

Big thanks to Kasia for hanging out with us for the hour! Please make sure to check out her photography, as you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks as always for tuning in, folks!


Cheers, y’all!



Episode 57 »» Flickr, The Pitts and Co.

Episode 57 »» Flickr, The Pitts and Co.

… before we dive in with Flickr’s changes … 

shutter time with sid and mac, podcast, photography, yegphoto, Flickr, Canon 200-400mm, Fuji X-Pro 1, Think Tank Photo, Brad Pitt photography, lenses

Sheep Photography + Test Drives + Canon

Canon did it again! They teased us for a long, long time and they have finally released their latest ooh la la lens, the 200-400mm ƒ4, so you know we have a few things to say about that!

Brad Pitt anyone? His 2008 images from a magazine spread have popped up again. I’m not sure why, but they have and it’s left folks weighing in on his talent … Are these photos indicative of his mad photo skills or are they just a bunch of grainy family snaps?

Hey, wanna go for a test drive, y’all? If you are in America and you meet the requirements, you might be able to in the form of a bag from Think Tank Photo. They’ve come up with something a little unique, so have a listen and see if you fit the bill.

Oh, Flickr. You Didn’t!

I guess I should say oh Marissa, you DIDN’T? Some huge, HUGE changes were made to the Flickr photo sharing site. The response has definitely been split and it’s left photographers everywhere buzzing. We go through the changes and we share our reactions on said change.

Bits n’ Bites

OK, here come the questions … what are your thoughts about the Canon 200-400mm ƒ4 lens? Would you shell out your hard earned cash on this lens, or any lens in the same price bracket? What are your thoughts about Brad Pitt’s photography? Does his fame influence your opinions of his work? Flickr — what’cha think about their huge change? Are they going in the right direction or alienating too many photographers? Please chime in and let us know what you think!

Staying Social, Y’all

In our never ending attempts to stay social, we still maintain our little spots on the ol’ interwebs. You can find us on TwitterFacebookGoogle Plus, via Stitcher and of course, you can subscribe for free on iTunes! Please hit us up and say howdy!

Ahhh, cheers for sticking with us this far, friends! Please keep the feedback coming and if you have any suggestions for a show or any questions you’d like us to answer, please drop us a line. Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Canon 200-400mm ƒ4 »» B&H Hands On Review

Fujifilm X-Mount Lens Roadmap

Think Tank Photo’s Test Drive

Brad Pitt’s Photography (Magazine spread) / fstoppers.com

CEO Marissa Mayer’s Foot In Mouth / PetaPixel

Flickr  »» Flickr Changes (blog)

Flickr Android App


Episode 24 ~ Traveling With Your Camera

Episode 24 ~ Traveling With Your Camera

Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

Bags are on our minds and we go over some of the best bags we have come across, as well as some of the challenges trying to find the right bag. Oh yeah.

Moose Peterson Hits the iPad

After a year in the making, Moose’s BT Journal goes digital! We talk (swoon) over the latest from Moose! (note: worth every penny)


As a follow up to our last show on night photography, Mac quickly discusses Canon’s latest body to be released. This one has a special purpose, so have a listen to find out about the goods!

Travel Photography

Whether you are heading only a few hours out of town or are planning a trek halfway around the world, there’s always a ton to consider. We chew over some of the basics to help get you started!

Thanks as always for tuning in!

Cheers, y’all!


Links from the show:

Moose Peterson – BT Journal

Canon 60Da Body

Domke Bags

Billingham Bags

Think Tank Bags

Lowepro Bags

Michael Mauro – Camera gear + bags