April 21st, 2014
Welcome to Podcast number 102 and our third anniversary podcast! Charles MacPherson rejoins us once again after his recent hip surgery and has some news to share with our listeners. In the news, we share some photo related April Fools jokes you might have missed, Olympus is sued by major banks over the recent accounting fraud, two new Pulitzer Prize wining photographers are announced, Nissin has a new flash that also incorporates a video light and more!
Charles and Jim are planning a Wildlife Weekend full nature instructional workshop in late June and in early June, Fred ad Jim will be doing a Critter macro workshop. Please check www.theamazingimage.com and www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for these and more workshops! Jim and Charlie plan to show you what you should know to capture the best nature images and Fred is going to present amazing creatures that you can photograph in closeup!
Also coming up - more reviews such as The Lightning Bug, and the NeroTrigger. Be sure to stay tuned and be sure to follow us on Facebook!
March 9th, 2014
Charlie MacPherson joins Jim and Fred once again and discusses his experience with the new Tamron 150-600mm telephoto zoom lens. Tamron loaned Charlie a lens which he used with his Canon 1DX and he took it out into the field in Massachusetts to photograph some of the local birds. He compares the results with his Canon 600mm prime lens. Tune in to hear what Charlie has to say and see some of the images he made with this new lens.
In the news, Nikon has offered to replace the shutters on its D600 cameras that are experiencing the 'dust' issues, and they have announced an upgrade to the D4 to a D4s. A Florida based photographer has pleaded guilty to a charge of violating the endangered species act, and several more companies are releases cameras (even phones!) with 4K video capability.
Jim, Charlie and Fred also discuss the upcoming Tampa Bay Shootout which takes place in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 4, 5 and 6. Jim Clark is the keynote speaker on Friday evening at the PTec campus in south St. Petersburg and the speech is free and open to the public. There are nearly 50 photography workshops to choose from for the weekend and registration is now available at www.thephotoshootout.com. Fotobug listeners can get a $15 discount by entering discount code TBPS-Caldwell when you register. But hurry!! There are limited openings for the workshops and it is first come-first serve!
Jim has some exciting workshops coming up this fall - Fall Colors and Moose in Maine, and Fall Colors in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. Details and signup information can be found at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. Charlie also has some great workshops such as summer in Iceland and his annual Polar Bear workshop! Details can be found at www.theamazingimage.com. Be sure to sign up for Charlie's newsletter for free prizes and be sure to wish Charlie well on his recent hip replacement!
Coming up on the next podcast, Jim catches up with sports photographer (and light painter!), Dave Black at the Universal Studios in Orlando! You won't want to miss this one!
January 26th, 2014
Charles MacPherson joins Fred and Jim in Podcast #96 to discuss the latest photography news as well as upcoming workshops and advice for photographers. Check out Charlie's website at www.theamazingimage.com and be sure to subscribe to his newsletter and you may win a valuable prize!
In the news, Adobe has released a free update to Photoshop for Creative Cloud subscribers, and there is a rumor Adobe may be releasing a form of Lightroom for mobile devices. Also, Kevin Kadooka has published DIY plans to build a 120 film camera at http://kekado.zapto.org/kevin/open.html. Check it out and let us know what you think! Fuji has announced an upcoming DSLR style mirrorless camera for sports photography.
The Tampa Bay Shootout is progressing nicely - plan to attend the first weekend in April - details at www.thephotoshootout.com. The Iceland workshop is essentially full, but we could accommodate one more photographer - details at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. Also, check out the workshop for the fall colors in the Julian Alps in Slovenia this October. Check out Charlie's upcoming workshops at www.theamazingimage.com.
Thanks for tuning in and stay tuned next time for our interview with wildlife photographer and inventor, Rob Daugherty. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and please rate us on iTunes!
November 17th, 2013
Join Jim, Fred and our friend, Charles MacPherson in episode 91 as wel learn how to prepare for nature workshops. Charles discusses packing, equipment, and techniques. Charles runs several photography workshops for nature photographers and specializes in arctic trips. More information can be found at his website at www.theamazingimage.com. We recommend you sign up for Charles' newsletter!
On December 7, Jim and Fred will also join Jason Hahn at the OPW raptor workshop in north Florida. For more information, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com We hope you will join us!
In the news, Adobe releases another service release for Camera Raw and LIghtroom, Lytro adds 3D to their camera, and Tamron announces a 150-600 lens for Nikon, Canon and Pentax. A news item out of Canon Korea suggests that Canon may be releasing a white bodied camera - just a rumor!
We still have some openings for our Iceland Workshop this coming March - go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information.
February 24th, 2013
Welcome to pocast number 72! Although we originally planned to do a Skype interview with Mike Mathews, we decided to make a change since Fred is going to go down to Naples to attend the first day of Adam Jones' and Mike Mathews' poison dart frog workshop. We will feature that interview along with the incredible images Fred will bring back with him on the next podcast. For this podcast, Charles MacPherson was in town to do a birding workshop, so Jim caught up with him and did a live interview in the field. Charles was interviewed a few episodes back regarding his polar bear workshop. Charles also does a fall foliage workshop and light house tour. Charles' website is www.theamazingimage.com - we recommend you check it out and subscribe to his newsletter!
Jim is leaving for Iceland the day this podcast first goes live and will also have some news and images of that trip on the next podcast!
In the news, award-winning photographer Steve McCurry has published the photos taken with the last roll of Kodakchrome, Dell has announced a new line of monitors that cover 99% of the AdobeRGB color gamut, and a German artist is looking to take a portrait camera on tour that takes full life size film!
Jim and Fred now have Fotobug email addresses - Jim@thefotobug,com and Fred@thefotobug.com - drop us an email!
Finally, be sure to go out to our The Fotobug Facebook page and check out the latest specials from Hunts Photo (www.huntsphotoandvideo.com) exclusively for listeners of our podcast!
Thanks for listening and be sure to tune in next time!
June 19th, 2012
Welcome to podcast number 54! In the recent photo news, Petapixel shows off images printed from negatives swallowed by artists, then pooped out in the dark and developed, Canon announces the newest member of the Rebel family as well as a series of summer workshops in the national parks, Panasonic is now the major stock holder of Olympus, Sony has announced the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, and Apple has released Aperture 3.3.
Our special guest is Charles MacPherson from Massachusetts. Charles runs workshops in the northeast United States including a workshop to photograph polar bears in Alaska! He also produces a blog and newsletter which can be found at www.TheAmazingImage.com. Be sure to check out his artic workshops and monthly photo contest as well as his blog and newsletter! Charles shares his experiences as well as some of his fantastic images and discusses some of his insights into photography. We appreciate Charles taking time on Father's day Sunday to talk with us!
Don't forget to check out the Black Hills Shootout in Spearfish, South Dakota. The workshops are filling up fast and if you register before August 1st, the registration fee is only $150 for the weekend (which includes four workshops!). The keynote speaker this year is Rick Sammon - http://www.bhsu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout. Also be sure to check out the other workshops at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com incuding the Iceland Glacier and Northern Lights workshop in February 2013 and the Costa Rica workshop for May 2013.
Finally, don't forget to leave us feedback and please be sure to take a moment to rate us on iTunes or your favorite podcast feed! Next time, we have invited Haje Jan Kamps back to discuss the TriggerTrap and we will be featuring a comparison of the TriggerTrap Mobile and IOShutter camera triggers. Don't miss them!