February 21st, 2016
Welcome to The Fotobug podcast 150. In recent news, GoPro has announced an partnership with Microsoft and after a less than stellar quarter, GoPro announced layoffs and are dropping 3 models from their entry-level lineup.. Also, KelbyOne has announced layoffs and one very longtime trainer for Kelby has announced he will not longer do video training and won't be attending any future Photoshop World events. A team of researchers at Rice University are developing a thin, lensless camera called FlatCam, which replaces the traditional lens with a grid-like coded mask essentially made of multiple pinholes. Chinese company Techart has produced an adapter that works with the AF system of Sony's A7 II and A7R II cameras to create an autofocus effect for Leica M mount lenses. For more details and more news, watch the podcast!
Lots of discounts available! Check on the podcast for information about the LensRacks. If you would like to buy your own, use code KSBACKERS20 at www.lensracks.com when you check out to save 20%! Also, Fred shows off his new vest from The Vest Guy and if you would like to get your own custom photo vest, go to www.thevestguy.com and use FOTOBUG for your 20% off at checkout. As always, remind them you heard about it on The Fotobug!
joins us from Slovenia
to discuss his new app for smartphones - the Snapp App.
The Snapp App
has been created for photographers traveling to new or known locations and will contain complete guides to those locations. The app will include directions on where to go, when to be there and even sample images including camera settings. The guides are written by knowledgeable photographers who know the areas they are writing about. The Snapp App
will be free, just buy the guides for the locations you need. For information on when the app will be available, follow The Fotobug
on our Facebook
page. The app will initially be released for IOS devices and shortly for Android. If you are a photographer who likes to travel, you will want to tune in to check out this new app!
Mark the dates April 8, 9 and 10 for the upcoming Tampa Bay Photo Shootout! More information can be found at www.thephotoshootout.com. You won't want to miss this 2nd annual event! Lots of great workshop leaders and it is going to be a great weekend to learn new techniques and to polish up your skills.
July 27th, 2014
Welcome to podcast #109 featuring our friend, Luka Esenko who will be showing off images and talking about the upcoming Photography workshop to Slovenia this October. To register for this workshop, or to obtain more information, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. The workshop will take place at the peak of the fall colors in the Julian Alps. This is a unique workshop that you won't want to miss!
In the news, Adobe announces that Lightroom will still have partial capability even if you choose to discontinue the Creative Cloud service. MIT and Cornell University students develop a lighting drone that will follow a subject around a studio. Also, MIT has released course materials into the public domain and they can be obtained right here: CLICK HERE FOR FREE MIT COURSES.
In addition to the Slovenia Workshop, The Black Hills Shootout registration is now live. This workshop takes place in Rapid City, SD on September 26, 27 and 28. The keynote speaker is Davd Black and we recommend you sign up now. Also, there are still openings for the Maine Moose and Black Bear workshop in early October (also among the fall colors), and, of course, Slovenia beginning October 16. www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com - don't wait!
Next time, we begin reviewing the NeroTrigger by throwing jello squares at Fred!
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October 20th, 2013
Luka Esenko joins Jim and Fred in Episode 89 to discuss the Slovenia Photography workshop for October 16, 2014. If you are interested in more information about this workshop, please go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com Luka shares some of his wonderful images taken at the same time of year as the workshop - fall colors in the Julian Alps Go to the Outdoor Photoworkshops website to see more of Luka's images or go to his website at www.adriatic2alps.com The workshop will be limited to 10 people, so if you are interested, inquire today!
In the news, Adobe Creative Cloud was hacked and some customer information may have been compromised. Nikon releases the new D610 DSLR camera, Nat Geo photographers use the iPhone for image capture, the guys at Triggertrap are at it again and have a new development at Kickstarter, and SpaceX captures their rocket launch and landing using a hexacopter.
Hunts (www.huntsphotoandvideo.com) has Fotobug specials that are good until November 1st. The Phottix Aion Wireless Timer for $69.99, the Format Hitech ND and ND graduated filters at 20% off, and the Camranger wireless transmitter for only $279.95. Call Keith at 781 462-2340 and mention The Fotobug specials!
February 12th, 2012
Welcome to podcast number 45 which features an interview with photographer Luka Esenko from Slovenia. Luka shares some of his wonderful images from this region as well as gives tips and suggestions for photographers. Luka's blog can be found at http://blog.lukaesenko.com/ and his main website is www.adriatic2alps.com. Check out his workshops!
In the news, Kodak announces they will no longer manufacture cameras, digital or film; two National Geographic videographers are killed in a helicopter crash in Australia; and more!
Please check out Jim's Creature's of Costa Rica photo workshop beginning May 5th (www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com) and remember Tim Vollmer also has a special workshop in Iceland at the end of May for Fotobug subscribers.
Next time, Fred, Jim and Chris Klapheke will be heading to the Everglades and taping the podcast from there. We will be featuring some new product reviews as well as good photo tips and introduction to the Everglades!
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