Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

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

Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 28

June 19th, 2011

Welcome to Podcast 28!  In the news, Sony announces new DSLR, and a new lens for its NEX camera as well as the Sony World Photography AwardsApple has announced details of its forthcoming IOS operating system, Pentax has released an add-on GPS, and Nikon'n latest ads with Ashton Kutcher was filmed with a Nikon DSLR!  Sigma announced the pricing of its new 120-300 f/28 lens.

In the Q&A feature, Jim and Fred discuss focusing issues for landscape photoraphy and talk about rear button focus for sports and nature.

Congratulations to the winners of the Photo Caption Contest, Brenda, Mary, Lizzie and Troy.  Thanks for entering and enjoy your prizes courtesy of Outdoor Photo Gear ( !

How do you "fix" an image photographed in a low contrast situation, such as morning fog?  Jim has a video segment to show you how!

Our guest this time is local wildlife and landscape photographer, John Sagert.  John discusses his photography including his amazing lightouse captures.  Check out John's images at .

Finally, Jim flies the Fotobug Skycam Tricopter for the first time and the Fotobug has video of the flight!

The Fotobug is also interested in introducing a new feature - a DIY PHOTO TIP.  We are looking for clever work arounds and gadgets that you may have built from commonly available materials for your photo images.  Send us your best and we will include them in the podcast as well as feature them on our Facebook Fan page!

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 26

May 22nd, 2011

There is still time to enter the spring Photo Caption Contest!  Just enter your best caption for the contest photo for a chance to win Op/Tech rain gear for your camera from Outdoor Photo Gear.  The image can be found at the Fotobug Fan page on Facebook.  In episode 26, Jim and Fred discuss the future of the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) as well as Seagate's new 500Gb hard drive for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and also the Neat Image noise reduction plugin update.  Also, Jim gives an update on the Skycam tricopter he has been building.

 Jim presents video of his recent trip to Blue Cypress Lake to photograph Osprey with Jason Hahn.

Remember to check out the new photogear at and upcoming workshops/trips at

Coming up are more interviews including Chas Glatzer and lots more!

The Photo Caption Contest ends on May 31st, so be sure to get your entry in either by posting at the Fotobug Fan Page on Facebook, or send an email with your caption to   There be prizes!!

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 25

May 8th, 2011

Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photo Gear ( join Jim and Fred as a guest host on today's podcast #25!  Chris will be giving some suggestions for photo accessories as we move into late spring and into the summer and is providing the prizes for our Caption Contest.  Also, Jim will be demonstrating the new Perfect Layers from onOne Software which is currently entering a free public beta.  Perfect Layers is a plugin for Adobe Lightroom that adds layering and some masking capabilities.

In other news, Adobe has release Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4, Canon has a firmware update for the 7D, Nikon has a firmware update for the D7000, and Sigma is celebrating its 50th anniversary!

Oscar-nominated British documentary-maker Tim Hetherington, 40, co-creator of the Sundance-winning documentary Restrepo, was killed covering fighting between Muammar Gaddafi's forces and the opposition.  Chris Hondros, a Pulitzer prize finalist, was also killed.

Enter our Photo Caption Contest and you may win an Op/tech Rainsleeve from Outdoor Photo Gear!  Just email us your best caption or submit your entry on the Fotobug Facebook page.  Entries may be sent to  Entries must be received no later than May 31st.

Doug Gardner has now posted the Season 3 episodes of Wild Photo Adventures on his website at  If  the show isn't being aired yet on your local PBS station, you can watch all 13 episodes online.  Jim was a Field Producer on episodes 8 and 9 on the Everglades and is also featured in episode 12, Behind the Scenes!

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