September 25th, 2011
Welcome to the Fotobug Podcast #35! In this episode, Jim and Fred talk about the Canon SLR lens that fell from the sky, an image suggesting Nicolas Cage is a vampire, and more updates on WiFi compact flash cards. In addition, the video review of the quick release tripod head from Podcast #34 has now been put on YouTube and shared on our Facebook and Google+ pages. More videos from the Fotobug vault to come - so stay tuned!
Also included this this episode is a discussion of the Jobu Jr (Black Widow) gimbal head and whether it is practical to use on large lenses, such as the Canon 500mm f/4. Please join in the discussion on our Facebook page and let us know your thoughts.
Jim also shows off a panorama image taken in Mongolia with his DIY L bracket featured a couple episodes back.
More to come - Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photo Gear will be joining us again as well for his fall line-up as Tim Vollmer from Iceland.
Jim is heading off to the Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota, so if you will be attending that event, be sure to come over and say 'hi'! Jim will be taping interviews for upcoming podcasts.
July 17th, 2011
Welcome to The Fotobug's 30th podcast! The long hot summer is finally here, so why not grab a cold drink, find a cool spot and enjoy the podcast?
In the news, this episode, Jim and Fred discuss the black macaques in Indonesia that swipe a camera from nature photographer, David Slater and take some amazing family portraits! In addition, Fujifilm is returning to interchangable lens cameras, Ricoh buys Pentax from Hoya, Kenko-Tokina buys Cokin Filters, and more!
Also, photographer Mike Oblinski captures amazing time-lapse video of the haboob (sandstorm) in Phoenix Arizona, so we invite Arizona storm photographer, Mike Pendergast (originally interviewed back in Episode 9), back on the show to discuss high ISO settings as well as to show off some of his latest lightning images.
For the DIY (Do It Yourself) segment, Jim shows how to create an inexpensive 'L' bracket for a DSLR and mount it to an Arca-Swiss style plate to do better panorama style images. Total cost, under $40 which includes the arca-swiss plate! The 'L' bracket alone can be make for under $12. Compare to commercial versions that cost up to $180!
Jim and Fred also answer a couple viewer questions: how can a law-enforcement agency work with US currency in Photoshop, and how much should a photograher charge a state park for a photo in their promotional brochure?
Finally, inflight video footage from the Fotobug Skycam Tricopter is shown and upcoming photo workshops for 2012 are discussed.
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