BlackRapid SnapR20

BlackRapid SnapR20 3-in-1 Camera Bag/Strap Review

Billed as a 3-in-1 bag / sling strap / hand strap combo, the BlackRapid SnapR20 is a cleverly designed bag and strap system catering towards compact camera users. The main drawcard with this bag is the ability to use it in three different configurations – as a strap and bag combo, a sling strap alone, or just as a wrist strap if you’re really travelling light.

The Great Shuttertalk BlackRapid Winners!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in The Great Shuttertalk BlackRapid Giveaway, to celebrate our site redesign. The response has been truly great, with visitors and new members pouring in from all over. Without further ado, here are the winners of the prizes.

The Great Shuttertalk BlackRapid Giveaway

Howdy folks! To celebrate the launch and “rebirth” of the new Shuttertalk site, we have partnered with BlackRapid to offer some giveaways to our supporters! Entry is open to everyone, so read on to see how your can score your freebie.

Shuttertalk Circa 2012

Welcome to the New Shuttertalk!

It’s been a long time coming, but the new Shuttertalk is now live! With the site redesign, we not only refreshed the look of the site, but also took the opportunity to replace the backend software powering the site with updated, more feature-ful software that will keep us in good stead for some time to come.

Flash Bracket Fully Attached

DIY Flash Bracket for Under Five Dollars

Flash brackets allow flashguns to be placed off-camera and help eliminate the dreaded deer-in-headlights look.
Here’s how to make your own Flash Bracket for under $5.

Wall Mounted Digital Photo Frame

Wall Mounted DIY Digital Photo Frame

In search of DIY excellence, Rob Will takes us through the process of building a large, wall mounted digital photo frame, using an old laptop and LCD monitor.

The VisibleDust Arctic Butterfly 724

Sensor Cleaning with the VisibleDust Arctic Butterfly 724

Sensor cleaning is one of the necessities with Digital SLRs, if one is interested in blemish-free photos. In this article, we look at dry sensor cleaning in general, as well how the Arctic Butterfly 724 sensor brush from VisibleDust performs this task.

Original vs Hand-Coloured Image

Hand-Colouring Black and White Images with Photoshop CS

Just before Christmas I scanned a heap of old family photos, including many black and white ones in need of some restoration. In this tutorial, Adrian Broughton takes us through a step by step on hand colouring photos in Adobe Photoshop CS.

Canon DPP 1.5: Main Window

Review of Canon Digital Photo Professional 1.5

So you got a Canon EOS Digital SLR and now you’re wondering how to go about processing all of those RAW files you’ve got stored on the card. In this article, we take a closer look at Canon’s RAW image processor for its EOS Digital SLR cameras.

Sample Image

Review of FocalBlade Sharpening Plugin from The Plugin Site

In this review article, we take a look at the FocalBlade sharpening plug-in, published by Harald Heim at “The Plugin Site”. Having already tried several plugins and numerous other techniques, I wasn’t fully satisfied with any of them and expected FocalBlade to also disappoint. Let’s see how FocalBlade stands up to the scrutiny of Mitch Schlesinger.

Shuttertalk Interviews Jamie Ferguson

Shuttertalk takes time out to interview Jamie Ferguson from Studio J Media, event photographer extraordinaire – renowned for assignments such as the 2003 Melbourne Cup, Gold Cost Indy for Redline, Australian Swimwear Model of the Year, Miss Indy, V8 Supercar, QC Girl, Miss West Coast, Summergirl, and more.

Pixort's Main Window - Side by Side Comparison

Image Sorting and Rating Made Easy with Pixort

If you’re like me, then shooting photos (and lots of them) is easy, but the headache comes when it’s time to sort and manage them, especially when you’ve bracketed or taken similar shots. With Pixort from JottoSoft, the sorting, selection and rating process becomes much easier.

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