Charlie MacPherson joins Jim and Fred once again and discusses his experience with the new Tamron 150-600mm telephoto zoom lens. Tamron loaned Charlie a lens which he used with his Canon 1DX and he took it out into the field in Massachusetts to photograph some of the local birds. He compares the results with his Canon 600mm prime lens. Tune in to hear what Charlie has to say and see some of the images he made with this new lens.
In the news, Nikon has offered to replace the shutters on its D600 cameras that are experiencing the 'dust' issues, and they have announced an upgrade to the D4 to a D4s. A Florida based photographer has pleaded guilty to a charge of violating the endangered species act, and several more companies are releases cameras (even phones!) with 4K video capability.
Jim, Charlie and Fred also discuss the upcoming Tampa Bay Shootout which takes place in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 4, 5 and 6. Jim Clark is the keynote speaker on Friday evening at the PTec campus in south St. Petersburg and the speech is free and open to the public. There are nearly 50 photography workshops to choose from for the weekend and registration is now available at www.thephotoshootout.com. Fotobug listeners can get a $15 discount by entering discount code TBPS-Caldwell when you register. But hurry!! There are limited openings for the workshops and it is first come-first serve!
Jim has some exciting workshops coming up this fall - Fall Colors and Moose in Maine, and Fall Colors in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. Details and signup information can be found at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. Charlie also has some great workshops such as summer in Iceland and his annual Polar Bear workshop! Details can be found at www.theamazingimage.com. Be sure to sign up for Charlie's newsletter for free prizes and be sure to wish Charlie well on his recent hip replacement!
Coming up on the next podcast, Jim catches up with sports photographer (and light painter!), Dave Black at the Universal Studios in Orlando! You won't want to miss this one!
Feb 23rd, 2014 by fotobug
In commemoration of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jim and Fred feature sports photographer Ron Wyatt who photographed the Summer Olympics in Athens and Beijing. Ron discusses some of his sports images and relates the story of how and why he switched from Canon to Nikon one week before the Beijing Olympic Games! In addition to sports, Ron leads workshops for M&M Photo Tours and will shortly be traveling to Tuscany and in early 2015 to Tanzania. Ron's website is at www.ronwyattphotos.com and we urge you to check out some of his wonderful photo galleries.
In the news, Canon is rates as the #3 company in innovation in 2013, Blackmagic releases their new 4K video camera for $1000 less than originally announced, and Sigma has made a major change to the Foveon chip.
Registration is now open for the Tampa Bay Shootout which takes place the first weekend in April in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please go to www.thephotoshootout.com to check out the exciting workshops and instructors. Friday night we feature keynote speaker Jim Clark, the former president of NANPA and well known nature photographer. The keynote address is free and open to the public!
Upcoming workshops include Fall Colors in the Julian Alps in Slovenia in October, as well as fall colors, moose and black bear in Maine in early October. Check www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for these and other exciting workshops!
Join us next time for Charlie MacPherson and his review of the new Tamron lenses!
Welcome to podcast #97 featuring nature photographer, Rob Daugherty, also known as the Vest Guy. Rob runs a number of photography workshops, especially in the Yellowstone area and has designed a line of vests for photographers as well as military and law enforcement! Rob's websites are www.robswildlife.com and www.thevestguy.com Rob also leads photo workshops for M&M Photo Tours!
In the news, Phase One has introduced a 50mp CMOS back for medium format, Sanyung Europe is releasing a new square line of filters (like the Cokin), and Tamron has announced a new 16-300mm lens available for both full-frame and APS-C cameras.
Also, Hunts Photo has offered our listeners 2 new specials, good until Feb 23 - the 4x4" 10 stop ND filter, and the Hoodman Hood Loupe!
Coming up on future podcasts, sports photographer Dave Black, Olympics photographer Ron Wyatt, Charles MacPherson and more!
Upcoming workshops - Iceland (now full), in April The Tampa Bay Shootout, in September, The Black Hills Shootout, in October, Maine Moose and Fall colors and Slovenia, fall colors in the Julian Alps. Go to www.thephotoshootout.com and www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information.
See you next time in podcast #98 with Charles MacPherson and his review of the Tamron 150-600mm lens!
Jan 26th, 2014 by fotobug
Charles MacPherson joins Fred and Jim in Podcast #96 to discuss the latest photography news as well as upcoming workshops and advice for photographers. Check out Charlie's website at www.theamazingimage.com and be sure to subscribe to his newsletter and you may win a valuable prize!
In the news, Adobe has released a free update to Photoshop for Creative Cloud subscribers, and there is a rumor Adobe may be releasing a form of Lightroom for mobile devices. Also, Kevin Kadooka has published DIY plans to build a 120 film camera at http://kekado.zapto.org/kevin/open.html. Check it out and let us know what you think! Fuji has announced an upcoming DSLR style mirrorless camera for sports photography.
The Tampa Bay Shootout is progressing nicely - plan to attend the first weekend in April - details at www.thephotoshootout.com. The Iceland workshop is essentially full, but we could accommodate one more photographer - details at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. Also, check out the workshop for the fall colors in the Julian Alps in Slovenia this October. Check out Charlie's upcoming workshops at www.theamazingimage.com.
Thanks for tuning in and stay tuned next time for our interview with wildlife photographer and inventor, Rob Daugherty. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and please rate us on iTunes!
Jan 12th, 2014 by fotobug
Welcome to The Fotobug podcast #95 featuring our guest, Gunther Wegner! Gunther recently released his latest timelapse file "African Skies 2" and also updated his software program LRTimelapse. You can see the entire video at www.lrtimelapse.com and while there, I recommend downloading a trial version of LRTimeLapse. If you like it, use FOTOBUG when you check out and Gunther will discount the price by 10%! In addition, you can download an HD or 4K version of "African Skies 2" and the funds help animal conservation in Africa.
Fred and Jim also show their "simple camera photos" taken with their cell phones and in the news, Sony and Nikon have announced new cameras, Sigma has a 1.4 50mm lens available, plus clever inventors have created a ball camera that takes 360 panoramic images.
The Iceland workshop is full (although we can accommodate up to 2 more photographers), but coming up in April is the Tampa Bay Shootout and the Black Hills Shootout in September. Coming up in October is the Slovenia workshop "Fall in the Julian Alps" and lots more! Keep checking www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for these and more!
Coming up, Charles MacPherson will be returning along with Tim Vollmer and lots more! Be sure to like our Facebook page and please rate us on iTunes!
Dec 29th, 2013 by fotobug
Happy Holidays everyone! Fred and Jim welcome photographer John Hartung as our special guest and invite you to check out his website, www.artthatsmiles.com. John adds a nice twist to his photography that is sure to bring a smile to your face! John looks for the humor in his subjects. He is a full time photographer who displays his work in shows across the country as well as sells prints through his website. Please take a moment to check it out! John is also the newest member of The Fotobug "Bird on the Head Club" - check out his picture on his "About Me" page.
Tamron's new 150-600mm zoom lens is now available for pre-order from Hunts Photo for $1069!
Coming up next time, Gunther Wegne
r talks about his new film, Under African Skies 2
and the updates to his program LRTimelapse
Check out the photography workshops coming up: in March, we still have 2 openings left for the Glaciers and Northern Lights of Iceland
, in April, The Tampa Bay Shootout
, and coming up in October, the fall colors of the Julian Alps in Slovenia
. Check www.outdoorphotoworkshops
.com for these and more!
Dec 15th, 2013 by fotobug
Welcome to podcast #93. Our guest for this episode is Dick Kettlewell, a former photojournalist who now leads nature photo workshops in South Dakota and has published a number of books on the pronghorn. DIck's ranch house property is right next to Custer State Park, so he has been able to study and photograph the pronghorn and has just released his newest book, "A Pronghorn Year" which is available on Amazon.com and from all the major book sellers. For those interested in Dick's workshops on the pronghorn and grouse, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information!
In the news Nikon's latest firmware update for some DSLRs may prevent third party batteries from working; will Olympus still be around in 2015?; Photomatix releases an update for their HDR software, the Chicago Sun-Times may bring back some of their photojournalists, Adobe has a special Creative Cloud package for photographers until the end of the year; and more!
The Iceland glacier and northern lights tour is now filled,but we can accommodate two more photographers! For information go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. There are sttill openings for the Slovenia fall colors in the Julian Alps for next October!
Happy Holidays everyone and be sure to check out our Facebook page and to visit our new site at www.thefotobug.net!
Welcome to episode number 92. Jim and Fred welcome back our friend, Chris Klapheke, from Outdoor Photo Gear (www.outdoorphotogear.com), who shares some great holiday specials and new items for photographers. Get out your wallets and tune in! Unfortunately, Troy the Turkey, was unable to make it this year. but hopefully some of you found him on the Outdoor Photo Gear website on Camo Friday!
In the news, Jim investigates and discovers Nikon does not get any of their lens glass from Tamron, a frisky elk in the Smoky Mountain National Park is euthanized after jabbing a photographer with its antlers, and Apple releases an update for Aperture.
Be sure to check out our new website at www.thefotobug.net. Also, there are still a couple spots open for our March 2014 workshop to Iceland with Tim Vollmer. Go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information and to sign up! 2014 is shaping up to be another great year for the northern lights!
Nov 17th, 2013 by fotobug
Join Jim, Fred and our friend, Charles MacPherson in episode 91 as wel learn how to prepare for nature workshops. Charles discusses packing, equipment, and techniques. Charles runs several photography workshops for nature photographers and specializes in arctic trips. More information can be found at his website at www.theamazingimage.com. We recommend you sign up for Charles' newsletter!
On December 7, Jim and Fred will also join Jason Hahn at the OPW raptor workshop in north Florida. For more information, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com We hope you will join us!
In the news, Adobe releases another service release for Camera Raw and LIghtroom, Lytro adds 3D to their camera, and Tamron announces a 150-600 lens for Nikon, Canon and Pentax. A news item out of Canon Korea suggests that Canon may be releasing a white bodied camera - just a rumor!
We still have some openings for our Iceland Workshop this coming March - go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information.
Fred and Jim welcome back Maurice Ribble to show off his Air Flash. The Air Flash is an extremely fast strobe unit that can freeze bullets in mid-flight. Maurice has built a number of units in hopes of selling them, but is currently looking for a liability insurance company to underwrite insurance on the unit due to the high voltage. Maurice talks about the new unit and shows off some images he recently made with the flash.
Maurice is also the engineer behind The Camera Axe
which can be used to trigger based upon events and triggers. Maurice's website is www.cameraaxe.com.
In the news, the hack on Adobe's Creative Cloud effects 38 million users, Canon releases a firmware update for the Canon 5D MK III, the ION is a new sports camera, and OnOne Software is running a public beta program for their Photo Suite.
Be sure to check our new website at The Fotobug.net
and register to receive free updates. For workshop information mentioned in the podcast, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com
Don't forget to rate The Fotobug on iTunes and 'Like" us on Facebook! Also, check out our Facebook page for specials from Hunts Photo
for our listeners.