Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

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

Fotobug - Episode 167 - Highlights 2016 Black Hills Photo Shootout

October 16th, 2016

Jim and Fred have returned from the Black Hills Photo Shootout and Jim from his extended trip to western National and several state parks.  More to come on these parks in future episodes.  In the news, Epson has announced a partnership with UAV maker, DJI in order to allow the use of Epson's Moverico Augmented Reality glassesShutterstock now has a plugin for Photoshop to import images directly.  Getty responded to the $1 billion dollar lawsuit against it claiming the images are in the public domain and are no longer controlled by the photographer. Fujifilm is introducing a medium format digital camera. GoPro finally released the Karma drone, but has been upstaged by DJI's new Magik portable drone.  GoPro has also released the new Hero 5 action camera.  Flickr Marketplace is being shut down over a lack of sales.

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Jim and Fred did a live Facebook from South Dakota and present a short reel of some of the highlights from the 2016 Shootout.  This year there were two extended workshops, one before the Shootout in Custer State Park of the Bison Roundiup and a few after at Teddy Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.  We hope to see many of you at next year's Shootout as well as the 2017 Tampa Bay Photo Shootout which will be taking place in the early spring.  A big shout out to many of our fans and viewers as well as the sponsors, workshop leaders, volunteers, and all who attended the many workshops.  Jim and Fred also feature an interview with workshop leader, author and photographer, Dick Kettlewell!

Jim will be featuring video from many of the national parks he visited in future podcasts as well as reviews of the new Pulse from Alpine Labs, the Rollocam, and lots more - so be sure to stay tuned and subscribe!  For those of you who attended the workshops, we want to see your images!!

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Fotobug - Episode 93 - Dick Kettlewell - Year of the Pronghorn

December 15th, 2013

Welcome to podcast #93.  Our guest for this episode is Dick Kettlewell, a former photojournalist who now leads nature photo workshops in South Dakota and has published a number of books on the pronghorn.  DIck's ranch house property is right next to Custer State Park, so he has been able to study and photograph the pronghorn and has just released his newest book, "A Pronghorn Year" which is available on Amazon.com and from all the major book sellers.  For those interested in Dick's workshops on the pronghorn and grouse, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information!



In the news Nikon's latest firmware update for some DSLRs may prevent third party batteries from working; will Olympus still be around in 2015?; Photomatix releases an update for their HDR software, the Chicago Sun-Times may bring back some of their photojournalists, Adobe has a special Creative Cloud package for photographers until the end of the year; and more!

The Iceland glacier and northern lights tour is now filled,but we can accommodate two more photographers!  For information go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. There are sttill openings for the Slovenia fall colors in the Julian Alps for next October!

Happy Holidays everyone and be sure to check out our Facebook page and to visit our new site at www.thefotobug.net!

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Fotobug - Episode 88 - Black Hills Shootout with Bill Fortney and Dick Kettlewell

October 6th, 2013

Episode 88 of The Fotobug features The Black Hills Shootout from western South Dakota.  The keynote speaker for the fourth annual Photo Shootout was Bill Fortney who makes an appearance in the podcast.  Our featured guest is photographer Dick Kettlewell who talks about The Shootout as well as his own photography and workshops.  In addition, video from The Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park is featured.

In the news, Adobe releases updates to Lightroom as well as Adobe Camera Raw, GoPro releases the Hero3+, and Jim demonstrates a method to add shortcuts to our website on IOS devices.

There are lots of workshops and events coming up in coming months - be sure to keep tuning in!  A well-known photographer and Canon Explorer of Light has offered to do a free Photo walk next year which will help celebrate our 100th podcast!  Additional information on workshops and the Tampa Bay Shootout can be found at www.thephotoshootout.com and www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 36

October 9th, 2011

Welcome to Podcast #36 and our Black Hills Shootout special edition. Jim reports on the Shootout from South Dakota and interviews Jason Hahn, Les Vorhis, Dick Kettlewell, and Steve Babbitt - all Outdoor Photo Workshop instructors.  Les has a surprise announcement for the Shootout for 2012! 

Check out additional workshops at  www.outdoorphotoworksops.comhttp://stevebabbittphotography.com/  and http://nawild.com/.

In the news, Adobe releases the final versions of RAW converter 6.5 and Lightroom 3.5, parents sue a photographer  and Urban Outfitters for $30 million for images of their daughter which they disapproved, Johnny Depp apologizes for comments in an interview, and Flickr and Adobe release new photography Apps for the Android system.  Apple announces the new iPhone 4s and the Fotobug guys have a special tribute to Apple founder, Steve Jobs.

Coming up next time, Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photogear will be showing off items for your fall and winter photo needs!