Archive for the 'Colombia' Category

Welcome to the next podcast!  In recent news, DJI's new Phantom 4 Advanced offers more storage capacity and longer flight times.  Sony has now replaced Nikon as the 2nd in USA full-frame interchangeable lens camera market.  Canon has published a free tutorial for photographing the solar eclipse on August 21 - http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2017/eclipse.shtml .  A new Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for Solarcam, a long exposure pinhole camera in an aluminum can that records on a 5x7 B&W Ilford paper.  GoPro has unveiled Fusion, a spherical camera that can capture regular and VR video at 5.2k resolution.  Even more news on the current podcast!

 

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Jim recently returned from a photo tour of Colombia, South America to evaluate sites for future photo tours/workshops.  He presents some of the video shot during the tour including a hike in Cocora Valley and a ceremony planting a young wax palm.  Jim plans to return next spring to Colombia to visit the best sites he recently visited with a group of 6-8 photographers.  If you would be interested in receiving information on this tour, contact Jim at jim@thefotobug.com to be added to the contact list!

Coming up in September is the Black Hills Photo Shootout - go to www.thephotoshootout.com for more information and to register for the weekend workshops.

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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!

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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.

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