Some recent listener feedback


Shutters Inc

Firstly let me start with reference to something that Bruce had mentioned, I think in episode 137.
You were quite concerned with the audio quality that you were able to present to listeners from the portable recorder used at Echuca, the audio on that episode was fine.
I have recently dabbled with other podcasts, and have since canceled all of the downloads except Shutters Inc.
Bruce the quality of the audio delivered by you leaves all others far behind, keep up the good work.
Thanks for the great pod casts not only in the information passed on but also the technical quality.
Mark Chapman

Sine Language

Bruce, I can only say, in my opinion, that the services you are providing are greatly appreciated.
J. R.

Building the pod

I've only recently decided to get back into music production after a prolonged absence.
So, when it came to choosing a DAW, it came down to a choice between FL Studio and Audition.
Dollar wise, quite similar although FL Studio does offer more in the way of virtual instruments for this price range.
But I chose Audition for two clear reasons.
1. I really like the look and feel. The layout is just easy on the eye and made sense to me very quickly.
2. I knew I had a great teacher. I discovered Building the Pod through the Adobe web site and soon found Sine Language.
I have to thank you sincerely for your weekly tuition.
It has turned a somewhat severe learning curve into managable bite size pieces.
I simply can't overstate how thankful I am of your weekly podcasts.
Bye for now.
Ross Huntley


November 21, 2009

The 5MP/Shutters Inc New Years Party

Filed under: 5 Minute Photographer,Shutters Inc — Bruce Williams @ 21:00

If you’d like to join us for the 5 Minute Photographer/Shutters Inc New Years party in Melbourne, here’s the deal.

Venue : Bell’s Hotel, South Melbourne
Date : Saturday January 2, 2010
Start time : 19:00 (Shudders Inc band… load in and soundcheck from 16:00)
Cost : AU$35 per head (this gives you a buffet meal comprising your choice of 3 hot meats, 3 cold meats, salads, pasta, bread and dessert. Drinks are NOT included.
Spouses: ARE welcome.
Children: Are, unfortunately, not welcome.
RSVP: Is not required, but PAYMENT is required up front (just so we can lock off the numbers and give the venue the time to prepare for the onslaught!). Deadline for said payment is Friday December 4th, 2009.
Accomodation: This will be up to you. As best as I can tell, Bell’s does not have any accomodation, but there are plenty of hotels within a 10 minute walk. Google is your friend. Or an even better friend might be either lastminute, or wotif (Thanks Kerry for the reminder).

If you’re happy with all of the above, then all ya have to do is click the button below.
Some people have however, expressed concerns over using PayPal.
If you would prefer to pay direct via internet banking, then please send me an e-mail, and I will forward my bank account details to you.



November 19, 2009

2010 calendars

Filed under: 2010 calendar,Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 21:45

Bruce Williams Photography is pleased to announce the arrival of the “2010 – It’s a wide wide wonderful world” calendar, professionally printed on 150gsm paper stock.

The calendar is available for purchase in limited quantities.

For more info, please visit Bruce Williams Photography.


November 16, 2009

Tumbleweeds and crickets

Filed under: Building the Pod,Shutters Inc,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 9:05

Hi one and all.
So, you’ve probably noticed that things have gone a little quiet round these parts, of late.
Has Bruce lost the momentum for podcasting?
Yeah, a little.
Is it all over?
Hell, no.
BTP and SL listeners, I will say this. I am unlikely to get another episode of either of these podcasts out until the new year.
My holidays commence 4 weeks from today, but in that period, I have sooo much on my plate, it’s not funny.
Notice I said “unlikely”. That doesn’t mean I “definitely won’t”. There is always the slight chance that I WILL find some time somewhere to get one of my audio-related podcasts recorded. But for now, assume that there won’t be one ’til early 2010, and if I do get one out before I leave on December 16th, well, it’ll just be an early Christmas present, won’t it?
As for Shutters Inc, I am looking forward to Shelton’s return just as much as the rest of you.
If you’re following him on Facebook, or his blog, then you’ll have already seen some of the awesome images he has been taking whilst there.
However, if I know Shelton, his first week back is going to be manic for him, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he doesn’t have time to record straight away.
But I do anticipate a new ep being out within the next couple of weeks.
So, that’s the state of play for now.
If I don’t speak with you again before Christmas, have a merry one (if that’s your thing).
I wish you all the very best for the new year, and thank all of you for your support over the last 12 months.
Oh, and SI listeners, no, I haven’t forgotten about the Honl giveaway!
Just waiting on the product to arrive!
Don’t want to get stung by giving away something we don’t have!
Long term listeners will remember the Gorillapod debacle of a couple of years ago.
We don’t want a repeat of THAT, now do we? :)


November 1, 2009

Not again…

Filed under: Building the Pod,Sine Language — Bruce Williams @ 12:01

Um, yeah, sorry about this, folks.
I didn’t plan my week out very well, and we’re going away for the weekend.
So again, there’s no BTP or SL this week.

Shutters Inc – episode 140

Filed under: !Podcasts,7D,alpha 850,Dave Honl,Konica Minolta,Shutters Inc,Sony — Bruce Williams @ 12:00

This week, a verbal version of this blog post from earlier in the week regarding the Konica Minolta and Sony alpha850.

Then, a couple of very special guests:

Dave Honl, strobist extrordinaire and creator of the Honl light modifiers, and his actress wife, Claudia Christian.

There is going to be a giveaway alongside this episode.

Dave has generously given us a copy of his 2 DVD set “Light” to giveaway, along with a “starter pack” of HonlPhoto accessories!

Watch this space!