Archive for the 'Black Hills Shootout' Category

Fred and Jim just returned from South Dakota and the 8th annual Black Hills Photo Shootout and have lots of news to share!  SanDisk has unveiled a new line of memory cards more reliable that standarad cards.  Apature Light Storm 300D is a new LED studtio light that matches a 2,000 watt tungsten light.  Seagate has releaed three new 12TB hard drives.  The Insta360n Pro 8K is a new camera that has received Google Street View Certification.  GoPro has released a new action camera - the Hero 6EyeEm can make it easy to secure model releases from your photo sessioins - check https://www.eyeem.com/ for pricing and more information.  Windowed is a free app to allow you to post to Instagram directly from your computer - http://windowed.io

 

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 The eighth annual Black Hills Photo Shootout was a huge success and if you missed it this year, be sure to mark your calander for the ninth annual BHPS which will take place in Rapid City the end of September in 2018.  Fred and I want to thank all the great instructors, Vanelli for the keynote speech, and all the great people who attended and made this year a really special event.  We are looking forward to next year on the eastern side of South Dakota!

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Jim and Fred have returned from the Black Hills Photo Shootout and Jim from his extended trip to western National and several state parks.  More to come on these parks in future episodes.  In the news, Epson has announced a partnership with UAV maker, DJI in order to allow the use of Epson's Moverico Augmented Reality glassesShutterstock now has a plugin for Photoshop to import images directly.  Getty responded to the $1 billion dollar lawsuit against it claiming the images are in the public domain and are no longer controlled by the photographer. Fujifilm is introducing a medium format digital camera. GoPro finally released the Karma drone, but has been upstaged by DJI's new Magik portable drone.  GoPro has also released the new Hero 5 action camera.  Flickr Marketplace is being shut down over a lack of sales.

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Jim and Fred did a live Facebook from South Dakota and present a short reel of some of the highlights from the 2016 Shootout.  This year there were two extended workshops, one before the Shootout in Custer State Park of the Bison Roundiup and a few after at Teddy Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.  We hope to see many of you at next year's Shootout as well as the 2017 Tampa Bay Photo Shootout which will be taking place in the early spring.  A big shout out to many of our fans and viewers as well as the sponsors, workshop leaders, volunteers, and all who attended the many workshops.  Jim and Fred also feature an interview with workshop leader, author and photographer, Dick Kettlewell!

Jim will be featuring video from many of the national parks he visited in future podcasts as well as reviews of the new Pulse from Alpine Labs, the Rollocam, and lots more - so be sure to stay tuned and subscribe!  For those of you who attended the workshops, we want to see your images!!

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Welcome to our coverage of the Black Hills Photo Shootout in Rapid City, South Dakota.  But first, the latest photographic news!  Lenstag now has a subscription option for $2.00 a month of $19.00 a year - currently by invitation only.  There is now a Kickstarter project to produce a DSLR-like case for the GoPro camera.  Flickr demonstrated an early preview of a 'virtual reality experience' designed for viewing 360-degree panoramic photos. Sony has introduced the Alpha 7S II, a second iteration of its video-centric Alpha 7S. DJI has announced a pair of Micro Four Thirds aerial cameras including a model that can shoot lossless 4K Raw footage. Photographer and designer Philipp Schmitt has created a concept camera called 'Camera Restricta' with a unique feature: it won't allow the user to take a picture in an area where too many other photos have been taken. Finally, Apple has launched the long-rumored iPad Pro.  Watch the podcast for more details!


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The 6th Annual Black Hills Photo Shootout is now history and was another great weekend in Rapid City. Our keynote speaker this year was Jennifer Wu who also agreed to an interview on this podcast - check out Jennifer's website at www.jenniferwu.com.  Jennifer shares some quick tips to find and photograph the milky way and star photography in general. In addition we talk to workshop leader Dick Kettlewell who has a new book coming out in mid-October.  It was great seeing old friends and making new friends!  We appreciate all the new "likes" on our Facebook page (go ahead and "like" us - it only takes a moment!!).  If you missed this year, we will be back next year and there is also the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout in April in the Tampa Bay area.
Up next - Jim will share his adventures in the Highlands of Scotland including the Isle of Skye.  You won't want to miss it!
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Episode 88 of The Fotobug features The Black Hills Shootout from western South Dakota.  The keynote speaker for the fourth annual Photo Shootout was Bill Fortney who makes an appearance in the podcast.  Our featured guest is photographer Dick Kettlewell who talks about The Shootout as well as his own photography and workshops.  In addition, video from The Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park is featured.

In the news, Adobe releases updates to Lightroom as well as Adobe Camera Raw, GoPro releases the Hero3+, and Jim demonstrates a method to add shortcuts to our website on IOS devices.

There are lots of workshops and events coming up in coming months - be sure to keep tuning in!  A well-known photographer and Canon Explorer of Light has offered to do a free Photo walk next year which will help celebrate our 100th podcast!  Additional information on workshops and the Tampa Bay Shootout can be found at www.thephotoshootout.com and www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

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Welcome to podcast #85!  Jason Hahn is our guest this episode.  Jason talks about his recent family photo trip out west and shares some of his photos with us.  In addition, we discuss the upcoming Black Hills Shootout which takes place September 27, 28 and 29 in Spearfish, South Dakota.  This is the fourth year of the photo workshop and features keynote speaker, Bill Fortney.  Registration is at www.thephotoshootout.com and there are still openings available!

Jason also talks about the 2014 schedule for the Outdoor Photo Workshop which includes the Everglades, Raptors, Iceland, Slovenia and many workshops in South Dakota.  Check www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for the 2014 schedule.

In the news, Fred and Jim talk more about UAV photography and FAA guidelines, Kodak emerges from bankruptcy, Garmin releases a new sports camera and a lot more!

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page, and our new website, www.thefotobug.net for photography based videos and training.  Don't forget to rate us on iTunes!

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Welcome to podcast #62 and our Black Hills Shootout special.  Fred and Jim have returned from South Dakota and feature images from the event and a few of the workshops. Turnout was great this year and Rick Sammon, the keynote speaker, remained for the entire weekend attending several of the workshops.  Be sure to plan on joining us again next year!

In the news, Sony and Hasselblad have announced a partnership to produce a newE-mount compact camera, and Sony has invested in Olympus and now owns 10% of the company.  Adobe just released Elements 11 for Photoshop and Premiere and you can pick up the pair for $149 and they just released the final versions of Adobe Camera Raw 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2.  Finally, Nikon cameras D4 and D800 are the first DSLR video cameras to pass the rigid BBC Test to be approved for European television production.

Be sure to check out the Everglades workshop in November at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com as well as the Northern Lights workshop to Iceland in February (still opening!), the workshop in Costa Rica in April and the Peruvian Amazon in June.

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Welcome to podcast number 61!  Master macro photographer Mike Moats calls in and shares some of his recent photos and discusses his upcoming workshops and gives some tips for improving your macro and closeup photography.  Mike's website can be found at www.tinylandscapes.com, so go and check out his gallery, workshops and eBook!

Jim just released the latest Fotobug eBook guide  The Fotobug's Guide to Macro Photography and you can download your free copy at http://www.scribd.com/doc/106249144/Fotobug-Guide-to-Macro-Photography.  While you are there, be sure to grab the other Fotobug guides as well! 

A lot is going on in the world of photography right now with Photokina in Germany underway.  Chris Klapheke is currently in Germany at Photokina and will be reporting on the latest news in an upcoming podcast.  In the meantime, Nikon has announced a new full-frame DSLR, the D600, Canon has announced a new full-frame camera, the 6D, and Google has purchased Nik software!  Stay tuned for a lot more announcements from Photokina!

Fred and Jim will be heading to the Black Hills Shootout at the end of September in South Dakota.  Jim is giving 4 workshops, two on HDR and 2 on time-lapse in addition to the other great workshops at the event which will also feature keynote speaker, Rick Sammon!  We hope to run into some of our listeners there!  In November, there is still time to sign up for the Everglades workshop at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.  Also coming up, the amazing Aurora Borealis and Glaciers of Iceland with Tim Vollmer in February,  Costa Rica Critters in early April, and the incredible Amazon of Peru in early June.  All workshop information can be found at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

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Our special guest on episode 60 of The Fotobug is Tom Snyder from the Florida Teaching Zoo (www.thezooschool.com).  Jim and Fred held the DSLR video class at the Teaching Zoo in Bushnell Florida and have invited Tom back to talk about the zoo and some of the animals housed there as well as his programs in Costa Rica to protect frogs.

In the news, Kodak is getting totally out of the consumer photography business, a new bridge drowns while have her portrait taken in Canada, and Impossible releases a new poloroid style instant film.

Coming up, Jim and Fred will be at the Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota at the end of the month and there are still openings for the OPW Everglades workshop in November as well as the Northern Lights workshop in Iceland with Tim Vollmer in February, Costa Rica in May and back to the Amazon in early June.  Check www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for details and to register.

Stay tuned for the new Fotobug guide on macro photography which will be available soon!

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Jim just returned from his trip to the Peruvian Amazon and shows two of the timelapse images he made there.  Jim is planning to run a photoraphy workshop there beginning next year through Outdoor Photo Workshops (www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com).

In the news, more about photographer Joe Klamar's Olympic athlete images, Robert Galbraith is putting his website on hiatus, Canon releases video guides for the new 1Dx, Nikon soon releasing an 800mm telephoto, and Lytro releases their post focusing software for Windows.

Fred will be joining Jim this year at the Black Hills Shootout in Spearfish, South Dakota - so come on out and meet us. Featured keynote speaker is Rick Sammon.  www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout to sign up - there are still workshops left open!  Also, be sure to check out the Everglades workshop in November, the Glacier/Northern Lights workshop in Iceland next February, and Costa Rica next May - all at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

Fred also gives tribute to Nathan Scott who started a number of interesting Facebook Pages.

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Welcome to podcast number 54!  In the recent photo news, Petapixel shows off images printed from negatives swallowed by artists, then pooped out in the dark and developed, Canon announces the newest member of the Rebel family as well as a series of summer workshops in the national parks, Panasonic is now the major stock holder of Olympus, Sony has announced the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, and Apple has released Aperture 3.3.

Our special guest is Charles MacPherson from Massachusetts. Charles runs workshops in the northeast United States including a workshop to photograph polar bears in Alaska!  He also produces a blog and newsletter which can be found at www.TheAmazingImage.com.  Be sure to check out his artic workshops and monthly photo contest as well as his blog and newsletter!  Charles shares his experiences as well as some of his fantastic images and discusses some of his insights into photography.  We appreciate Charles taking time on Father's day Sunday to talk with us!

Don't forget to check out the Black Hills Shootout in Spearfish, South Dakota.  The workshops are filling up fast and if you register before August 1st, the registration fee is only $150 for the weekend (which includes four workshops!).  The keynote speaker this year is Rick Sammon - http://www.bhsu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout. Also be sure to check out the other workshops at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com incuding the Iceland Glacier and Northern Lights workshop in February 2013 and the Costa Rica workshop for May 2013.

Finally, don't forget to leave us feedback and please be sure to take a moment to rate us on iTunes or your favorite podcast feed!  Next time, we have invited Haje Jan Kamps back to discuss the TriggerTrap and we will be featuring a comparison of the TriggerTrap Mobile and IOShutter camera triggers.  Don't miss them!

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