Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

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

Fotobug - Episode 169 - Saguaro National Park - Mike Pendergast

November 13th, 2016
Before attending The Black Hills Photo Shootout this year, Jim visited several national parks and monuments in the western states. Jim is currently traveling in Cuba and so we present a look at Saguaro National Park in Tucson Arizona. In addition, Jim meets up and interviews Mike "Sparky" Pendergast who has appeared on the podcast several times in the past and has posted some amazing lightning images.

Stay tuned for future podcasts for more national parks as well as photo travel to Cuba and reviews of exciting new products such as Alpine Labs Pulse, Rollocam, and more!
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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 30

July 17th, 2011

Welcome to The Fotobug's 30th podcast!  The long hot summer is finally here, so why not grab a cold drink, find a cool spot and enjoy the podcast?

In the news, this episode, Jim and Fred discuss the black macaques in Indonesia that swipe a camera from nature photographer, David Slater and take some amazing family portraits!  In addition, Fujifilm is returning to interchangable lens cameras, Ricoh buys Pentax from Hoya, Kenko-Tokina buys Cokin Filters,  and more!

Also, photographer Mike Oblinski captures amazing time-lapse video of the haboob (sandstorm) in Phoenix Arizona, so we invite Arizona storm photographer, Mike Pendergast (originally interviewed back in Episode 9), back on the show to discuss high ISO settings as well as to show off some of his latest lightning images.

For the DIY (Do It Yourself) segment, Jim shows how to create an inexpensive 'L' bracket for a DSLR and mount it to an Arca-Swiss style plate to do better panorama style images.  Total cost, under $40 which includes the arca-swiss plate!  The 'L' bracket alone can be make for under $12.  Compare to commercial versions that cost up to $180!

 Jim and Fred also answer a couple viewer questions: how can a law-enforcement agency work with US currency in Photoshop, and how much should a photograher charge a state park for a photo in their promotional brochure?

Finally, inflight video footage from the Fotobug Skycam Tricopter is shown and upcoming photo workshops for 2012 are discussed.

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 9

September 22nd, 2010

In Fotobug Episode 9, Jim and Fred interview storm photographer Mike Pendergast from Arizona.  Mike discusses the techniques and safety issues shooting lightning and  shows off some of his amazing photographs.  See more of Mike's photos at

In additional discussions, should RAW images be converted to DNG?  The guys also discuss hard drives for the iPad.  Also, part 4 of the discussion of the "lost" Ansel Adams negatives and the law suit by the Adam's estate. Check website at to see the images - decide for yourself!

More photo workshops coming up from Outdoor Photo Workshops including Into the Everglades November 12 -14, Trophy Texas Whitetails Oct. 29 - Nov 2 and Cowboy Winter in Wyoming Feb 10 -15-

Also - introducing the Better Bounce Card from Peter Gregg -

iPad hack to allow the attachment of a hard drive:

Commercial iPad hard drive:

2GB FAT limit on video for DSLR cameras information from Canon - Click Here

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