October 25th, 2019
Fred and check out out the Zhiying app settings for time lapse photography for the Neewer slider. But first, recent news!
Researchers in Germany may have a sensor with an increased dynamic range capable of HDR photography with a single capture. Adobe has launched a redesigned version of its Creative Cloud desktop. Canon's new sensor featured in the 90D has shown to be quite impressive. Researchers have developed a plant-powered camera and in Utah, a senator has introduced a bill to allow cities and private individuals to control the first 200 feet over their property for controlling drones. The FAA doesn't like the idea (and neither do we!). Check out these stories in the podcast.
The Zhiying app that controls the Neewer motorized slider doesn't come with any instructions and the timelapse settings are especially confusing. So, Jim and Fred demonstrate a couple methods to capture timelapse videos with the app and the slider. If you have any suggestions or insights, please share them with us in the comments below!
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February 18th, 2018
Tune in to the podcast for full information on recent photography news! GoPro has enhanced its GoPro Plus subscription service to allow for the replacement of 2 broken cameras. As of Feb. 12, 500PX is removing all photo classes from its website. A photography workshop leader in Hawaii died after being overcome from fumes from the local volcano. RGG EDU is giving away a $300 8 hour photography course for beer photography. Sign up at rggedu.com. Skydio is releasing a new drone referred to as a flying camera. A science photographer has photographed a single atom!
Time lapse photography is a great way to visual events that may take considerable time in reality. Jim discusses taking time lapse sequences of the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. Monarchs are amazing insects that migrate between Canada and Mexico over several generations. They begin life from an egg about the size of a pin head laid on a milkweed plant. The emerging caterpillers increase in size around 1600xs then crawl away and pupate. Ten to fourteen days later, they emerge as a beautiful monarch butterfly and the cycle repeats.
An expanded version of this time lapse instructional video will soon be placed on the new Fotobug YouTube Channel - subscribe today!
May 14th, 2017
Welcome to podcast 182!
In recent photography news, DjI has announced a new drone to be released later this year fitted w.ith a 100Mp Hasseblad camera. US filter Aurora Aperture has announced new ND filter that reduces exposure by 16 stops. These filters come in screw in as well as square formats and even one that will fit the rear of some Canon lenses. Harbortronics has released DigiSnap Pro which is a complete controller for time-lapse photography and can be paired with the Cyclapse Pro housing. Recent industry figures indicate that the camera market may have finally hit bottom and company profits may pick up. Finally, Phase One has announced a mono version of it's 100Mp medium format camera back priced at a cool $50,000.
Our guest is Jim Burnham who discusses some very interesting time-lapse projects that he is involved in. We met Jim at the Black Hill Photo Shootout last year and welcome him to The Fotobug! We highly recommend after watching our interview to check out Jim's website at http://www.artistasylum.com/jimburnham and also check his amazing time-lapse videos on his YouTube channel. We plan to have Jim back in the near future to talk about his latest time-lapse project which will take months to create!
Save the date - September 29-October 1, 2017, for the Black Hills Photo Shootout. Registration is at www.thephotoshootout.com . Jim and Fred will be there!
July 2nd, 2012
Welcome to podcast #55. This week, Haje Jan Kamps, the Photo Critic, returns to bring us up to date on the Triggertrap and the Triggertrap Mobile. The Triggertrap products are devices (and an app!) that can trigger a camera based upon an event, such as movement, face recognition, sound, lightning, and many more. The systems are also capable of doing time-lapse photography and HDR. Haje always gives us a lively and informative interview and writes a photography blog at www.pixiq.com/contributors/haje and also has a number of new books on photography coming out. Haje also has a special announcement about a new online photography education resource is is developing. You don't want to miss this interview!
In the news, NASA releases a new startrails time-lapse photo, Canon has announced a firmware update for the new 5D Mk III and the 60D, Schneider Kreuznach, said it will begin making lenses for mirrorless cameras, Intel announced 'A Memory Lapse' competition for time-lapse and slow moton clips with $50,000 in prizes and Nokia has shown an app featuring photographic features unlike anything currently featured in compact cameras.
Jim also shows off some new updated features for the GoPro Hero2 sports camera and discusses a new sports camera, Ion Air, that has just come on the market.
Workshops coming up include The Black Hills Shootout which is quickly selling out and you can register at www.bhsu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout. Better hurry! Jim will be leading four workshops this year and Rick Sammon is the keynote speaker. Sorry, but the Bushnell DSLR Video workshop is full, another will be scheduled soon. There is still time to sign up for the Iceland Northern Lights workshop for February 2013 at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.
Coming up in Podcast #56 is a Shootout between the Triggertrap Mobile and IOShutter.
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June 4th, 2012
Welcome to podcast #53 featuring a discussion on time-lapse photography with programmer, author, and photographer Gunther Wegner. Gunther discusses talks about his time-lapse videos (Canary Skies, Alpine Skies, and Baltic Skies - available on YouTube) and demonstrates the work flow on his program LRTimeLapse (available for Mac and PCs at www.lrtimelapse.com). In addition, Gunther has written an ebook on time-lapse techniques also available at www.lrtimelapse.com. Highly recommended! Hopefully, Gunther will return to the podcast to discuss his film African Skies which he is currently working on.
In the news, photographer Andrew Kane has a bear encounter in Yellowstone National Park and the bear attacked his rented Nikon camera. Although badly scratched the caemra still functioned, although the tripod did not fare so well. Also, the ITA may lift the 5.4% EU tax on devices that are able to record video over 30 minutes, Adobe releases the final versions of Lightroom 4.1 and ACR 7.1, and Nikon has firmware upgrades for the D4 and the D800. Also, Aardman animation "filmed" Pirates! Band of Misfits using 50 Canon 1D MkIIIs.
Jim will be conducting a one day workshop on digital video in Bushnell Florida on Saturday, July 28 and you can register at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. Also, the workshops and registration have been posted for The BlackHills Shootout for the end of September - links can also be found at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. We hope to see you there!
Coming up, more techniques and information on producing time-lapse films including a "shootout" among several new time-lapse devices. Also, Haje Jan Kamps will be returning to talk about the Triggertrap Mobile app. Also coming up, a simple DIY camera slider for time-lapse or digital video!