Fred and Jim welcome Vanelli to cohost podcast number 124.
Feb 8th, 2015 by fotobug
Welcome to podcast 123! In recent photographic news, Adobe had announced that beginning with Lightroom 6, all future versions will be 64 bit only, Light & Motion has introduced a new GoPro companion light called the Sidekick, and is seeking funding for its production on Kickstarter. The Sidekick is a lighting unit that fits the GoPros current mount. GoPro also just recently partnered with the NHL to broadcast live video from cameras on the hockey players. GoPro has partnered with Visilink to attach small transmitters to the Hero 4 to transmit live HD images from the games. In additional sports related news, 'Sports Illustrated' has laid off its remaining six full-time staff photographers. Finally, Canon has announced two new cameras with 50.6 megapixel sensors, the 5Ds and the 5Ds r. Tune into the podcast for more news!
Fred and Jim test out the Edelkrone PocketShot which is currently on sale from www.edelkrone.com. for 30% off. We recommend you check out their products and be sure to let them know you found out about them from The Fotobug guys. Although this unit is really intended for videomakers, we found it to be useful for still photographers as well. We would love to hear your feedback and keep in mind that Edelkrone is now in the process of modifying the design so we can't wait to see what they come up with.
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Jan 25th, 2015 by fotobug
Thanks for checking out The Fotobug podcast #122! In recent news, more about the issues with Nikon's D750 flare issues. First, the camera appeared to be pulled from retailers shelves for a short time, then Nikon stated that all effected cameras would be repaired for free, in addition they released detailed instructions on how to handle the issue and return the camera if necessary. Canon too has a problem with PowerShot SX280 HS and S120 units among others where the battery contact may have an issue. Also, Canon wants to increase domestic production in Japan up to 60% due to the falling value of the Yen. GoPro also has announced a firmware upgrade for the Hero 4 that will add new features to the camera including auto adjusting for using the camera upside down!
Today, Fred and Jim give a brief introduction to closeup photography. They show some of the necessary equipment, such as true macro lenses, and regular lenses combined with extension tubes. In addition, a technique to get nice backgrounds, the use of the plamp, and even focusing techniques. By recording from the HDMI output from our camera, they actually demonstrate these techniques while you virtually look through the camera viewfinder.
The Fotobug hopes to do more of these in the coming year and would appreciate your feedback on what you would like to see!
Finally, upcoming workshops include March 12-17 to Iceland, the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout in April and more information on these can be found at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com and www.thephotoshootout.com.
Welcome to the first Fotobug podcast of 2015! Co-hosting on this episode is our friend, Tim Grey!
In recent news, Nikon has released a statement to reassure users of the D750 that it is working on measures to address the flare issues some users have been reporting, Toshiba introduced the FlashAir III wireless SD card, realtor Douglas Trudeau has been issued an OK from the FAA to use a Phantom UAV for taking commercial real estate photos, and digital storage brand G-Technology has announced a collection of new G-Drive models that can withstand a 6 foot fall to a carpeted concrete floor.
Please check out Tim's upcoming workshops and you may now go out and register for The Tampa Bay Photo Shootout which will be taking place the weekend of April 10, 11 and 12 (www.thephotoshootout.com). Be sure to follow us on Facebook and check back in two weeks for The Fotobug 122!
Dec 28th, 2014 by fotobug
Since the last podcast, Jim and Fred joined Jason Hahn at the Outdoor Photo Workshops Birds of Prey workshop in north central Florida. Jim's photo above was photographed during that workshop. Jim and Fred talk to Jason about the 2015 workshops from OPW (www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com) as well as the upcoming Tampa Bay Photo Shootout coming up in April. Registration is now available at www.thephotoshootout.com. We recommend you sign up now!
Our first podcast of 2015 will feature Tim Grey - so send in your photo-related questions and Tim will answer them on the podcast. You can send them to email@example.com
Information for the 2015 Iceland workshop with Tim Vollmer is now available and we recommend you check that out as well!
Dec 14th, 2014 by fotobug
Thanks for checking out Podcast 119!! In recent news, there is a Kickstarter project from the former Triggertrap CFO to create a high speed flash from LED lights that is capable of a flash duration of 1/2,000,000 sec at the cost of a regular flash gun! (http://tinyurl.com/kz9szmj) Another Kickstarter project, CamsFormer, seeks to create a smart phone app to control a camera or flash unit. Michael Reichmann (http://www.luminous-landscape.com) is looking to give out grants to photographers to enable them to finish books, projects, or other merit-based projects. Tune into the podcast for more photography news!
Coming up on our first podcast of 2015, Tim Grey will be co-hosting with us, so please send in your photo-related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will have Tim answer your questions during the podcast.
Have a Happy Holiday and don't forget to tune into our holiday podcast 120! See you then!
Nov 30th, 2014 by fotobug
Welcome to podcast number 118 which is a continuation of podcast 113. Fred and Jim use the Camera Axe and Projectile module to trigger a flash from a pellet gun and shoot some more crackers, balloons and even potatoes! In addition, they use a Sony NEX-5 in addition to a Canon 5D III to prove the camera isn't that important in high speed photography, The light comes from a single 580 MKII flash triggered by the Camera Axe. The flash is dialed down to a factor of 1/128 in order to produce a flash around 20,000 of a second. The results can be amazing!
In the news, Blocks camera is raising funds on Kickstarter for a modular camera, Metz of Germany has declared insolvency, Hasselblad has announced a $2395 mirrorless camera and tune in for more!
More workshops and interesting reviews and interviews coming up in the weeks ahead, so we recommend you subscribe to The Fotobug via iTunes so you don't miss an episode! Don't forget to rate us on iTunes and we suggest you "Like" us on Facebook!
Nov 16th, 2014 by fotobug
Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photo Gear (www.outdoorphotogear.com) to tell us about some of the new photo items he saw at the recent Photokina show in Germany and to give our viewers an early look at the Black Friday sales coming up Thanksgiving weekend.
In the news, Brikk releases a special gold plated Nikon if you have $43,000 you can spare, Think Tank has announced new bags and packs for mirrorless cameras, news from the trade show at Japan's Display Innovations hints at new high end LCD displays, Drift has released a new smaller sports camera called Stealth 2.
Also, our congratulations go out to Rob Daugherty, The Vest Guy, whose image of a grizzly bear was chosen for Your Best Shot by National Geographic.
Finally, on a sad note, David Stoecklein passed away this past weekend. David was the keynote speaker at the Black Hills Shootout four years ago.
Be sure to go to www.outdoorphotogear.com for the Black Friday specials running all weekend and let them know you heard about it on The Fotobug podcast!
Welcome to podcast #116. In recent news, Sony introduced a new sensor, Lee Filters announced a new warming polarizing filter, Delkin introduced a trio of rugged SD cards, Apple released a plugin to import Aperture files into Lightroom, Mylio is a subscription-based photo organization program, and if you have $50,000 laying around, you may want to bid on a Hasselblad 500C camera that was the first in space.
Coming up next time, Chris Klapheke will join us again to report on new items from Photokina and suggestions for your holiday gifts!
Oct 19th, 2014 by fotobug
Jim and Fred are now back from The Black Hills and Jim has returned from his Maine workshop. In the news, GoPro has released the new Hero4, a Kickstarter project in the UK is building an affordable high speed video recorder, LensRentals has announced a try-and-buy program and lots more!
Appearing with Jim and Fred in this episode is Rob Daugherty, The Vest Guy. Rob discusses his recent workshop to Alaska to photograph bears as well as his other workshops, and announces two new vests for photographers. Go to www.thevestguy.com to check out the new Yellowstone Vest and the weather vest which we dubbed Alaska/Everglades Vest! Rob also discusses an issue he had while in Alaska when his backup drive failed and he lost lots of images from his trip. More information about Rob's workshops can be found at www.epicwildlifeadventures.com.
Jim is on his way to Slovenia for a workshop with Luka Esenko in the Julian Alps which will be discussed in the next episode. Chris Klapheke will also be returned as well as Jim Clark. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and rate us on iTunes!