Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

The Fotobug Photography podcast for travel and nature photographers. Interviews, training, reviews, and more!

Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 7

August 21st, 2010

Welcome to our seventh podcast.  Fred and Jim answer questions from reader's email and discuss more photography related news, such as the recently found "Ansel Adams negatives", the Obama portrait lawsuits and more.  Also discussed, and we would like your input, should we establish a Fotobug social media page on Facebook as well as Flickr or Smugmug.  If so, which ones?  Please let us know!  We would also like to do contests and have give-away events.  We would also eventually like to seperate the training videos, interviews, etc. and have a page where you can watch high quality versions.

Please notice on the right side menu listing on the webpage, that we are now including links mentioned in the podcast as well as within the text presented here.  In addition, there is a link to our discounts and shopping sites. If you purchase from these links we receive a small gratuity from each sale which helps us keep the podcast coming!  Thank you in advance for your support!

I apologize once again to Jeff Donald who was to be featured in this episode, but we simply ran out of time and Jeff will be the very first feature on our next podcast!  Thanks for understanding!  Also coming up, an interview with storm chaser and photographer, Mike Pendergast.  In October, I will be featuring an interview with Tim Grey and Rick Sammon!  Keep listening!

Jim presents a video session on creating time-lapse videos with virtually any digital camera, easily and inexpensively.  Fred presents a review of the Seagate Dockstar and PogoPlug for sharing images and videos from your own PC.  We have a lot more planned for upcoming netcasts on DSLR videomaking, Star Trails, Kayak/Canoe photography, and more.


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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 6

August 9th, 2010

Discussion about upcoming Photo workshops and tours as well as regional photo seminars such as the South Dakota Shootout featuring keynote speaker, George Lepp.  Where do you want to go, write and let us know what your ideal trip would be and where you would like to go.  Upcoming workshops include South Dakota Cowboys, Into the Everglades, Costa Rica and even Mongolia! The website to register for the Black Hills Photo Shootout is BLACK HILLS PHOTO SHOOTOUT . From a listener question on removing water from a tripod, we present a video interview with photographer RJ Wiley who invented the DRY POD WADERS.  The waders slip over your tripod legs and keep the water out!  Available from The Ansel Adams negatives turned out to be taken by someone's Uncle Earl - and not Ansel, despite the six month validation and confirmation.  Jim and Fred feel vindicated for being skeptical in the last podcast. Free admission to the US National Parks on August 14 and 15th - grab your camera and hit one of the nation's fabulous national parks. Remember - 20% discount for your purchase of HDR Expose - - or enter FOTOBUG for the promo code when checking out.  Also, Float-32 will soon be available! Canon 5 year event - Canon EXPO in New York City on September 2 - 3 - use passcode EXPO3 and invitation code T3CBS to enter!  Perhaps you will get to see the Canon Wondercam discussed in the current podcast. To volunteer for the BP Oil Spill cleanup - go to Correction thanks to listener Albert Blok - http://  Also, here are a couple of articles Mr. Blok sent us on mercury in fish and the aftermath of the oil spill -

Outdoor Photo Workshops link  - Next podcast coming up - interview with Photographer, educator, Jeff Donald!

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 5

July 28th, 2010

Welcome to the Fotobug, Elusive Image Podcast number 5!  Thanks to all our listeners who have subscribed and please stay tuned as we have a lot more good things to come!

In this latest podcast, we talk more about the impact of the BP oil spill on the environment and travel, as well as the new pipeline oil spill in China.  We also discuss the photo manipulation that BP did to at least one, perhaps more, press photos.

Veterans and current service men and women now received a 25% discount off annual Florida State Park passes.  Those who have combat related injuries can receive a free family annual Florida State Park pass.  Those applying need identification and written proof, passes are available at all Florida state park entrances.

Unified Color Technologies has realeased a major upgrade to HDR Photostudio, renamed to Expose.  Jim gives a short review and demo of the program.  Recommended! If you try the free 30 day trial of Expose and decide you want to purchase a copy for yourself - use the following link or enter FOTOBUG for the discount code and Unified Color will discount your purchase by 20%!!



Creative Commons licensing is currently under attack by ASCAP.  Fred and Jim discuss "Copyleft" vs "Copyright" and just what Creative Commons licensing is all about and why ASCAP is launching a campaign against it.

Finally,  we talk about upcoming workshops and photo tours to the Everglades, Costa Rica, and even Mongolia and talk about the new upcoming training videos featuring wildlife photographer, Jason Hahn (who has an article in the August issue of Popular Photography on wading techniques). for a free 30 day trial version of HDR Expose.  To receive a 20% discount on your purchase, use the following link, , or enter FOTOBUG for the discount code when you check out! for Photography Workshops to the Everglades, Costa RIca, western Cowboys, and more!

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 4

July 11th, 2010

Join Jim and Fred as they discuss the arrest of a photographer covering the BP Oil spill.

Special guest is writer, director, producer, Richard Clabaugh who shows a trailer from his latest film, Eyeborgs, and discusses the use of video from DSLR cameras in professional film production.  Get a sneak peak at Eyeborgs!

Jim is joining up with Jason Hahn at Outdoor Photoworkshops to help plan international photo workshops.

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