Sep 21st, 2014 by fotobug
Welcome to the Fotobug Podcast number 113! Photokina is now underway and we expect lots of announcement of new products over the coming weeks. Canon has released the upgrade to the 7D, the 7D Mark II and Nikon has just released the new D750 full frame DSLR. Jim and Fred discuss these as well as the new Western Digital My Passport portable drive with an SD card reader built in. Canon is also celebrating their 70th anniversary and Tamron has announced a 15-30mm f/2.8 zoom for full frame cameras.
Fred and Jim continue testing the NeroTrigger
, this time testing the sound trigger. The setup included firing a pellet gun at various objects after dialing in the proper delay (actually it was discovered no delay was the setting that worked best). Several balloons and crackers sacrificed themselves for this test! The Nerotrigger
is connected directly to the flash and you must have a darkened space in order to capture high speed flash images. If you try this yourself, please keep safety in mind and be careful with the pellet gun - you could put your eye out
Last minute call for the following workshops:
Black Hills Shootout - Sept 25-27 - in Rapid City - www.thephotoshootout.com
Maine Fall Colors, Moose & Black Bears - Oct. 2-5 - www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com
Slovenia Fall colors in the Julian Alps - Oct. 17-24 - www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com
The next podcast will feature highlights from the Black Hills Shootout!
Welcome to The Fotobug Podcast number 112. In the news, the US Copyright office takes Wikimedia's side in the debate over the macaque "selfie", also Microsoft shows off a new timelapse technology (check www.thefotobug.net for video!) and Instagram has beat them to the market place with a Hyperlapse app for IOS devices. Also, The new Triggertrap project Ada has experienced more delays, but is expected to be shipping by December. If you have been holding off buying that next piece of Canon glass, Canon just announced a big discount on most of their lenses, from $40 to $1000 off retail, to celebrate the production of the 100 millionth EF lens.
Fred and I decided to pull from our vault a piece we did three years ago with Clyde Butcher at the Venice Gallery and darkroom. Clyde just turned 70 in early September and we thought this would be a nice tribute to one of America's greatest photographers. If you haven't visited his Venice, FL or Big Cypress Gallery in the Everglades, we urge you to do so!
Time is quickly growing short, so we recommend you sign up now for The Black Hills Shootout at the end of September. There is also the Moose, fall colors workshop in Maine from Oct 2 - 5 and finally, Slovenia, fall colors in the Julian Alps from October 17 - 24. www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.
Stay tuned for next time - coming up, interview with Jim Clark and more!
Aug 24th, 2014 by fotobug
Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photo Gear joins Jim and Fred for Podcast 111 of The Fotobug! In recent news, Chris weighs in on the recent discussions of the macaque "selfies" and just who is the copyright owner. We also reveal the results of our poll.
The new GoPro Hero 4 is to be released soon and we discuss some of the new features. Also, Canon may release the next generation 7D and Nikon is rumored to be announcing a new camera. Chris will be going to Photokino and has promised to return to The Fotobug with all the new goodies released there.
Finally, Chris shows off some items which travel and nature photographers may be interested in checking out. Items include tripods which fold up to 7 inches and even one that extends around 7 feet high! For more information, check out www.outdoorphotogear.com
There are only a few weeks left to sign up for the Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota. There is still time to sign up for the Maine Fall Colors and Moose workshop and the Slovenia Julian Alps workshop that takes place in October. Go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for these and more!
Aug 10th, 2014 by fotobug
Welcome to podcast number 110! Fred and Jim test out the laser triggering option on the Nerotrigger and attempt to capture falling jello into Fred's mouth. Although we had a small problem with the Nerotrigger, we eventually corrected the issue and were able to proceed with our unusual quest! The Nerotrigger can also trigger on other events and we will be testing additional features in future episodes.
In the photo news, Rohn Engh
, author and advisor on stock photography, recently passed away, photographer Kris Boorman
discovers a viral image isn't always a good thing, top Hollywood producers commit to purchasing film from Kodak
, and there may be a new Canon 7d
coming! Also, we would like you to take our Facebook poll. In 2012 a black macaque stole a camera from David Slater
and now there is a copyright issue over Wikki Commons. Who owns the copyright, or are the images public domain? Let us know what you think!
There is still time to get in on the Maine Fall Colors, Moose and Black bear workshop. Also registration is open for The Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota, but workshops are filling up fast. We also have openings for the Julian Alps fall colors in Slovenia. Go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for these and other workshops!
Chris Klapheke will be returning for our next podcast, number 111!
Jul 27th, 2014 by fotobug
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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Jul 13th, 2014 by fotobug
Thank you for tuning in to Fotobug podcast 108. In recent news, Apple throws in the towel and announces they are discontinuing Aperture, Sony is getting out of the PC laptop and desktop business, we have an image from the new Sony curved sensor, Sigma announces a "try before you buy" program, and Lee announces filters for GoPro Hero cameras. Check out the podcast for details and more photo news.
Our guest is Florida based photographer, Dave Hutchinson. Dave travels extensively and shares some of his favorite images as well as discusses techniques and the stories behind his photos. Check out David's images at http://www.crazyabouttravel.com/
Finally, workshops coming up include Alaska in August, the Black Hills Shootout in September and in October, Maine Moose, Bear, and Fall leaves and at the end of October, Slovenia! Check www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information and to register. Luka Esenko will be on the next podcast to discuss the Slovenia workshop - send us your questions and we will pass them on to Luka to answer!
Jun 29th, 2014 by fotobug
Welecome to The Fotobug podccast number 107! In the news, Canon has announced it will be upgrading Digital Photo Professional, Apple has announced a solution to convert your iPad into a graphics tablet, Sony has developed a curved sensor (tune in to learn why that is important!), and Adobe has announced a Creative Cloud program for photographers. Of course there is more!
Our guest is Chris Fischer, an Oregon based photographer who shares some of his amazing images from Africa. We encourage you to check out Chris' website at www.cfischerphotography.com
Chris describes his thinking and technique behind his photos and if you see something you like, many are on sale at his website and he donates a portion of each sale to wildlife conservation.
Upcoming workshops at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com including Alaska in September, The Black Hills Shootout at the end of September, Maine Black Bear and Moose in early October, and Slovenia in late October! Check out the website for more information and to sign up.
Jun 15th, 2014 by fotobug
Join Jim and Fred for the Critter Closeup Workshop in St. Petersburg, FL. In addition to learning about equipment and techniques for closeup and macro photography, the participants were able to photograph exotic insects, reptiles and amphibians in a variety of settings. Thanks to John and Emir for providing us with a gaboon viper, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, giant day gecko, as well as a red-eyed tree frog, poison dart frog, a death stalker scorpion and a tarantula.
In the news, Olympus may be preparing their own version of the Google Glass, Canon announces the Irista image service, Fake Chuck Westfall reveals his true identity, and Adobe released a video showing off "focus masks" for Photoshop.
Upcoming workshops include the Black Hills Shootout in September, the Maine Moose/Blackbear in October and the Slovenia fall colors and Lake Bled workshop at the end of October. For these workshops, check out www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.
More news, reviews, interviews, and how-tos coming up in future episodes!
Welcome to podcast number 105! Jim takes a trip and reports on Florida's Forgotten Coast in the panhandle - Apalachicola area. The Apalachicola state forest is one of the largest forested areas in Florida offering lots of opportunities for great landscape and nature photography as well as just an opportunity to commune with nature. In addition, there are dozens of beautiful beaches just to relax and enjoy good southern hospitality. In addition, Jim describes how he created the light painting image below.
Old fishing boat in Apalachicola - light painting
In the news, Adobe Creative Cloud goes down, a programmer has created a website for Photoshop, Lightroom and Blender keyboard shortcuts at http://waldobronchart.github.io/ShortcutMapper/,
and lots more!
Also, there is still a week left to sign up for the Critter Closeup workshop in St. Petersburg, FL - www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com and be sure to check out the other great workshops available as well! Coming up in September is the Black Hills Shootout. In October there is the moose and blackbear workshop in Maine and at the end of October, Slovenia!
May 18th, 2014 by fotobug
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!