Happy Thanksgiving to our friends in the USA and greetings to all!
In recent photo news, Gura Gear acquired Tamrac back in June 2014 and now is going to retire the Gura Gear brand and consolidate them under the Tamrac label. The import tool has been updated and restored in the latest Lightroom release along with additional lens profiles and Raw support. Reuters is now only accepting JPEG images rather than edited Raw files. The JPEGs must have "minimal processing" such as level corrections and cropping. Finally, police in Pennsylvania were called out by a 911 call that reported a gunman was walking around with a machine gun. It turned out to be a photographer carrying a tripod!
Our guest is Laurilee Thompson, the founder of the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival which will be taking place in Titusville in January 20-25, 2016. This will be the 19th year for the festival and includes an expanded program this year for photography! Laruilee talks about the festival and what to expect, there are dozens and dozens of seminars, fields workshops and classroom sessions - some free! - geared to birders, wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and photographers. Jim from The Fotobug will also be there leading workshops at the festival. We urge you to go out to the website (www.spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org) right away to register for the workshops as many workshops have limits on attendees and the popular ones will fill up fast. The Fotobug will be featuring highlights of the festival in the early February podcast.
Hope to see you there!