January 12th, 2014
Welcome to The Fotobug podcast #95 featuring our guest, Gunther Wegner! Gunther recently released his latest timelapse file "African Skies 2" and also updated his software program LRTimelapse. You can see the entire video at www.lrtimelapse.com and while there, I recommend downloading a trial version of LRTimeLapse. If you like it, use FOTOBUG when you check out and Gunther will discount the price by 10%! In addition, you can download an HD or 4K version of "African Skies 2" and the funds help animal conservation in Africa.
Fred and Jim also show their "simple camera photos" taken with their cell phones and in the news, Sony and Nikon have announced new cameras, Sigma has a 1.4 50mm lens available, plus clever inventors have created a ball camera that takes 360 panoramic images.
The Iceland workshop is full (although we can accommodate up to 2 more photographers), but coming up in April is the Tampa Bay Shootout and the Black Hills Shootout in September. Coming up in October is the Slovenia workshop "Fall in the Julian Alps" and lots more! Keep checking www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for these and more!
Coming up, Charles MacPherson will be returning along with Tim Vollmer and lots more! Be sure to like our Facebook page and please rate us on iTunes!
October 21st, 2012
Welcome to podcast #63 and our special return guest is Gunther Wegner. Gunther just completed his time-lapse video, African Skies and will also be dicussing the updates to his time-lapse program, LRTimeLapse. African Skies is also available as an HD download and 50% of the proceeds are going to African conservation. The video is available at www.lrtimelapse.com.
In the news, Adobe has announced a new lossy version of DNG, Lytro has an update that allows greater exposure control, GoPro has released the new Hero 3 sports camera that boats 4K HD video and built-in Wifi, and they have released an IOS app for their Wifi module. Magic Lantern has a new video firmware update for the Canon 5d and 7d, and Haje Jan Kamps has just published a new book on Travel Photography.
Coming up, Chris Klapheke will be discussing some of the new product releases at Photokina and Frederick Van Johnson from This Week in Photo will discussing photo marketing.
We also have heard that The Fotobug was nominated for a podcasting award, so thank you! Don't forget to rate us on iTunes!
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!