Archive for December 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Fotobug!

In the latest photo news covered by the the current podcast, traffickers using Instagram as part of the illicit animal trade may start seeing a warni pop-up screen, artificial intelligence is making more inroads into photography via NVidia that can transform night into day, rain into sunshine and more, in addition a new Neural Network can restore damaged images and enhance how resolution images. Lytro has completed its move to video and closed down it's web operations, but customer feedback could bring back the web-based algorithm as an open-source project. Lensrentals and LensProToGo have merged and Lumoid is closing its doors. Dji has added the option to transmit your drone ID and flight info so concderned authorities can see what you are doing amd Dutch police have closed down their eagle traingiing program to take down drones.  Want to relive the days of film?  Gudak Cam has an app that makes you wait 3 days to see your phone images! The final update for Lightroom Classic has been released by Adobe and it is Creative Cloud from now on.  Watch the podcast for more details and even more news!

Our friend Rob Dougherty sent us a video showing off his new line of bean bags.  Although too late for a gift or stocking stuffer, we recommend checking them out at www.thevestguy.com .  We hope to do a follow up product review!

 

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While on the recent voyage to Antarctica, Jim ran into a photographer/filmmaker Justin Edelman and the producer and subject of his latest documentary, Shebbie Jacques.  Jim sat down with Justin and Shebbie and shares the interview on the current podcast along with a teaser video from Justin and Shebbie's  documentary.  Watch for a brief cameo from Fotobug Jim!

See you next year!

 

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Jim is back so we have lots of photography news to share.  For full details, be sure to watch the podcast! Sadly, the MillionEyez app is shutting down for lack of subscribers.  Also, Nikon is shutting down its Japanese plant that makes point and shoot cameras citing competition from smartphones. An AI system has been developed at the Max Planck Institute to create high-definition versions of low resolutions images.  Skylum has just released Luminar 2018 on the Mac and Windows platforms.  TIME magazine has named the Sony A7R III as one of its top 10 gadgets of the year.  A leaked ICE memo claims DJI may be using its drones to spy on the USA for China!  For more detail on these stories and more, watch the podcast!

Jim also gives accolades to Camdapter (www.camdapter.com) for customer service by quickly senidng a buckle replacement for his camera strap which broke during his recent trip. 

The podcast image below is Jim's winning photo from the recent cruise!

 

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Jim met many interesting people on the cruise and shares an interview with photograper Georgina StrangeGeorgina is the official ship's photographer and grew up in the Falkland Islands.  Her dad is an English ornithologist and conservationist who moved to the Falklands in the late 1950s to establish a mink farm and became a writer, photographer and advocate for Falkland island wildlife.  Georgina has also writeen a couple books and we will share that information as soon as Jim purchases his copy!

Be sure to subscribe as we will be featuring more from the Antarctic voyage as well as more how-to information and reviews!

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