January 4th, 2020
Welcome to 2020!
To begin the new year, 500px combines service and contributor agreement, and confuses and concerns some users - no need to worry! Apple's lates MFi program will enable manufacturers to make their own strobe and lighting accessories for the iPhone 11. New DJI patents suggest the company may be expanding into land-based drones. The FAA has finally announced their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the remote identification of drones. Even more news and details in the podcast!
Jim and Fred check out the time lapse capabilities of the GoPro Hero 7 and 8. In addition, Jim found an issue with the Hero 7 that may go all the way back to the Hero 4 which will cause the camera to freeze up when using particular nightlapse settings. This issue appears to be corrected in the Hero 8. If you have experienced the freeze issue with your Hero camera, please let us know and share the settings you were using!
More good photo related material planned, so keep watching and please check out and subscribe to The Fotobug YouTube channel!
November 24th, 2019
Lots happening in the photography world! Apple has failed to overr-throw patents held by RED for compressing raw video. The Kodak film division posts a 21% gain while the rest of Kodak posted a loss. Adobe has showcased a prototype tool that uses AI to detect when edits have been made to a face in Photoshop. Getty has announced they are doing away with Rights-Managed licenses for photos. By the end of November, the UK will require all drone operators to pass a pilot test and register their drones - similar to Canada. DJI is developing an app to show drones that are flying nearby. B&H owes New York $7 million dollars in taxes. For more, watch the podcast!
GoPro recently released the Hero 8 so The Fotobug guys grabbed one and decided to compare it to the previous model, the Hero 7 Black! The new Hero 8 boasts improved audio, improved video, stabilization and also has a lot of new features. Is it really better than the Hero 7? Well, Jim and Fred decide to find out and compare the cameras for audio recording, wind suppression, and video quality. Check out the podcast for even more!
Next time - review of the new Chasing Dory underwater drone!
April 14th, 2019
Lots of news since the previous podcast! Yashica has announced a 35mm ISO 400 negative film stock, CIPA released a report that camera sales are continuing to fall. Lexar is releasing new SSD drives that will fit into a pocket and Rode is releasing a new tiny wireless microphone system. Skydio is in trouble for falsely geotagging a promo video on Instagram. Sharp is joining the Four Thirds system CixxFive filed suit against Getty Images for selling images in the public domain. More detail and more news in the podcast!
Jim recently returned from an extended trip to Australia and New Zealand where he taped extensively with the GoPro Hero 7 Black camera. So, the Fotobug guys decided to finally review the camera and point out the positives and few negatives. In addition, Jim shows off and discusses some interesting accessories for the GoPro.
Links to the items mentioned in the review:
GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
TELESIN 6''Dome Port Camera Lens Transparent Cover for GoPro Hero 7 Black, Hero 6 Hero 5 Black Hero 2018, with Waterproof Housing Case Pistol Trigger Floating Hand Grip, Underwater Diving Accessories
Litra LitraTorch LED Video Light (2 Pack) with Triple Bracket Mount + Battery Hand Grip + Flex Tripod + Kit
GoPole Reach - 14-40" Extension Pole for GoPro Cameras (36-101cm)
May 18th, 2014
In the news, GoPro may be going public. The CEO of GoPro has filed for a potential IPO. The National Park Service has banned UAVs (drones) at Yosemite National Park. Fourandsix Technologies, Inc. has launched www.izitru.com (pronounced 'is it true') a new, free service and companion iPhone app that can determine whether or not an image has been processed. Would you like to do long night exposures, or possible light paintings on your iPhone? While the latest generation of smartphones can in many ways rival traditional compact cameras, the lack of true long exposure functionality on most phones is a limitation. However, now there's an app for IOS. For more news, check out the podcast.
Jim and Fred are also conducting the Critter Closeup Workshop on June 7th in St. Petersburg, FL. As an intro, they present some equipment that can be useful for closeup and macro photography including lenses, adapters, and lighting equipment. There is still time to sign up for the workshop at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. Also, Jim and Charlie MacPherson will be doing a wildlife workshop in Pennsylvania at the end of June. For information go to www.theamazingimage.com.
Stay tuned for upcoming podcasts for more new reviews and interviews!
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!
July 2nd, 2012
Welcome to podcast #55. This week, Haje Jan Kamps, the Photo Critic, returns to bring us up to date on the Triggertrap and the Triggertrap Mobile. The Triggertrap products are devices (and an app!) that can trigger a camera based upon an event, such as movement, face recognition, sound, lightning, and many more. The systems are also capable of doing time-lapse photography and HDR. Haje always gives us a lively and informative interview and writes a photography blog at www.pixiq.com/contributors/haje and also has a number of new books on photography coming out. Haje also has a special announcement about a new online photography education resource is is developing. You don't want to miss this interview!
In the news, NASA releases a new startrails time-lapse photo, Canon has announced a firmware update for the new 5D Mk III and the 60D, Schneider Kreuznach, said it will begin making lenses for mirrorless cameras, Intel announced 'A Memory Lapse' competition for time-lapse and slow moton clips with $50,000 in prizes and Nokia has shown an app featuring photographic features unlike anything currently featured in compact cameras.
Jim also shows off some new updated features for the GoPro Hero2 sports camera and discusses a new sports camera, Ion Air, that has just come on the market.
Workshops coming up include The Black Hills Shootout which is quickly selling out and you can register at www.bhsu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout. Better hurry! Jim will be leading four workshops this year and Rick Sammon is the keynote speaker. Sorry, but the Bushnell DSLR Video workshop is full, another will be scheduled soon. There is still time to sign up for the Iceland Northern Lights workshop for February 2013 at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.
Coming up in Podcast #56 is a Shootout between the Triggertrap Mobile and IOShutter.
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