Jim recently returned from conducting workshops at the 19th annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Titusville and shares some highlights of the event. In recent news, Manfrotto has introduced three improved LED panels for videomakers and photographers, MaxCurve as an iPad and iPhone app that uses curves to do image adjustments and can connect to desktop versions of Photoshop. Tamrac has introduced new camera bags in its new Hoodoo product lineup which are water-resistant lightweight bags. Sony has posted an advisory about light leaks on its DSC-RX1R II camera. A GoPro camera falls thousands of feet from a sky diving airplane into a pig pen and is found 8 months later - is the footage real or fake? Chinese manufacturer ShenZhen Yongnou is introducing a variable temperature LED wand for photographers. Photographer Nick Risinger has traveled over 60,000 miles for years to create a 5,0000 megapixel image of the entire night sky! For more details on these stories and more, watch the podcast!
The 19th annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is now over and Jim was one of the workshop leaders and shares some images from Titusville. The Festival was very well-attended and the organizers told Jim that they fully plan to expand photography workshops for future festivals. Thanks to all who helped out and all those who attended the workshops and also to Hugh and Joyce who won Rogue Safaris during the "Patterns in Nature" workshops conducted by Jim. Titusville is a wonderful area full of Florida wildlife and our own Carolyn joined the "bird on the head" club!
Jim also shares some underwater video of manatees photographed in Crystal River. Every winter, the manatee seek warmer waters in Florida's springs and Crystal River is a popular spot for manatee watchers.
Coming up next time: Luka Esenko talks about the new Snapp Guide app for photographers, be sure not to miss it! Also, coming in a few weeks, Tim Manakee will talk about his Camarque France workshop and for our listeners who would like a special early discount, contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!