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Jeff Donald returns and sits down with Jim and Fred at a local Irish pub in Tampa to discuss the latest on his new radio show, Picture This and the Florida Center for Creative Photography. Jeff runs one of the most active meetup groups in the country and is well known in the Tampa Bay area for his photo walks and photography training sessions. The Florida Center for Creative Photography website is and the radio show, Picture This, can be listened to online at and is also available on YouTube.

In recent news, Adobe has released RAW convertor 8.1 and Lightroom 5.0 (upgrade is $79), Olympus may be leaving the small compact camera market, Bell Labs researchers have created a lenseless 1 pixel sensor, and our friends at the Triggertrap have hired a dedicated Android programmer.

Our friend Mike Pendergast, who has appeared twice on The Fotobug, and is also known as "Sparky" due to his interest in lightning photography, was recently hospitalized for a serious infection. Mike was recently laid off from his job and currently has no insurance, so a number of photographers have created a Zenfolio account to sell images to help Mike out. Please go out and check the GALLERY and see if there is anything you like - proceeds are going to help pay Mike's medical bills.

Be sure to check the new videos and posts at our new website, and we recommend you register to receive updates as we post them! Jim will be returning from his Light Painting Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky and there are more interesting guests coming up. So you don't miss a thing, we recommend you subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and be sure to leave us a rating on iTunes!

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Welcome to The Fotobug, vodcast number 29! Charles Glatzer joins us this episode as a co-host! Charles is an award winning nature and travel photographer whose work can be seen at . Charles offers numerous workshops and has been published in Natl Geo, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Discover Diving, Smithsonian, Professional Photographer, and many others.

In the news, we discuss Apple's new patent to control cell phone cameras, Pentax has released the world's smallest mirrorless compact, Lytro is releasing a camera that can focus after the picture is taken, and a photo of Billy the Kid sells at auction for $2.3 million! If you use UV filters on your lenses, check out this BLOG post from!

Jim and Fred take a trip to Tampa, Florida to the Florida Aquarium and catch up with Jeff Donald for an interview and to discuss Jeff's latest project, The Florida Center for Creative Photography which will be located in Largo, Florida and will offer workshops, a gallery and lots more! Subscribe to the podcast as Jeff will keep us posted on the progress.

Finally, for our first DIY, Jim shows off a simple and inexpensive flash attachment to provide soft light.

Have a happy 4th of July and stay safe!

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Special guests interviewed in Episode 15 include Jeff Donald and RIck Sammon!  Jeff discusses his recent trip to Yellowstone and upcoming trip to Africa. Rick Sammon talks about his workshops, iPhone and iPad apps, and stories from his past.  We are really fortunate to have Rick on the show and appreciate his comments and insights! for Rick's blog and workshop information.

Special Offer! Check with Groupon ( for a BIG discount on Outdoor Photo Workshop's  Ultimate Nature Photography Crash Course.  The course in normally $199, but with the coupon, the course will be only $59!  However, the coupon off will ONLY be available on Groupon for 24 hours on December 28th.  You can pick any date from January through May for the workshop to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The course will include a classroom session and a field session.  Information about the workshop can be found here - .  Hope to see you there!!

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The final contestant in our HDR Shootout is Nik Software's HDR Expose Pro.  Results to be uploaded to our Facebook Fan page.

Coming up on the next podcast, interviews with Al and Fabiola Forns and macro guru, Mike Moats!

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(Please note this is Episode 8 despite the error on the opening title which indicates episode 7  - my apologies!) More news, reviews, interviews and how-tos from the Fotobug guys.  Thank you for subscribing and please remember to leave feedback and email your questions to  More photo workshops coming up from Outdoor Photo Workshops including Into the Everglades November 12 -14, Cowboy Winter in Wyoming, February 10-15, and Costa RIca Coast to Coast March 12-20.  Go to for more information and to register.

Unified Color has released 32 Float plugin for Adobe Photoshop which allows unprecedented 32 bit image editing tools for Photoshop.  More information to come!

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Interview with photographer Jeff Donald who led the Scott Kelby Photowalk in Palm Harbor, Florida and has organized several Meet-up groups in the Tampa Bay area in addition to being a photo instructor and even a former videographer.  Jeff discusses his upcoming workshops and Photo tour to Africa and discusses additional topics of interest to photographers.

Jeff Donald's Meet-up group website -  - You may wish to search and find a photo meet-up group in your area!

Coming up: Interview with storm photographer, Mike Pendergast, HDR shootup between Photoshop Cs5, Photomatix and HDR Expose, extreme test of DeNoise 5.0, and more how-to videos including Jason Hahn's video on wading techniques for photographers.  In October we will be featuring interviews with Tim Grey and Rick Sammon!

Stay tuned!

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