Today's podcast features another workshop leader from the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout, Tim Gilbreath!
In recent news, ON1 had announced a combination non-destructive photo editor and RAW processor: ON1 Photo RAW. We will be featuring a guest that works with ON1 on an upcoming podcast! Canon says that despite a drop in net income, interchangeable lens camera sales are steady. Sony has patented a contact lens that comes with an integrated camera module - Google is also working on such a device. Sony also announced its imaging division finished the 2015 financial year strong. Time Magazine name the Kodak Brownie and the Polaroid Camera as two of the most influential gadgets in history. Steve McCurry has recently come under fire for posting badly manipulated images. Beamr, has introduced an extension for Adobe Photoshop called JPEGmini which applies a more efficient algorithm to compress JPEG images.
Tim Gilbreath was one of the workshop leaders at the 2016 Tampa Bay Photo Shootout. Jim and Fred sit down with Tim to discuss some of his favorite recent images and discuss tips for photographers. Tim lives on the west coast of Florida and his work features many images of the immediate area including his love for sunsets and atmospheric haze. Tim also gives advice on how he captured his wonderful images and you should come away with some good techniques to try for your own images.
Coming up, a discussion and underwater images from Dr. Joel Murphy and images from Iceland. Stay tuned!
Today's podcast features another workshop leader from the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout, Tim Gilbreath!
Podcast 155 features a special treat, the Fotobug guys discuss ways to improve image capture using your mobile phone!
Jim and Fred also discuss recent photography news. Pelican cases have introduced a new Air series of cases that offer protection with less weight. Did a consumer drone really crash into a jet landing at Heathrow airport? A new Kickstarter campaign is designing a DSLR style grip to work with iPhones. Lytro has debuted it Cinema Prototype at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas. The Sony plant that makes sensors in Japan has been temporarily shut down due to the recent earthquake. Another former Kickstarter project has created a pocket sized slider for DSLR cameras and will be sold at a reduced price until July.
The Fotobug guys present a how-to on optimizing captures with your mobile phone or tablet. Due to the small sensors, fixed lenses, and fixed apertures on mobile phone cameras, there are special techniques that will permit the photographer to capture the best images possible. Chances are a photographer won't always have a DSLR or mirrorless camera but will likely be carrying a mobile phone with a built-in camera. Jim recommends using the mobile camera as a "photographer's sketchpad" but images captured with these cameras with a little care can be quite good!
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Apr 17th, 2016 by fotobug
The big news this week was the Second Annual Tampa Bay Photo Shootout! In addition, Canon has applied for a viewfinder design patent that combines both optical and electronic displays in a DSLR style system. Lytro has announced in a blog post that the company is getting out of the consumer imaging business to focus instead on developing a light field virtual reality platform. The Impossible Project has unveiled the I-1 Instant camera which uses the Impossible Project 600-type instant film. Researchers at Columbia University are working on a flexible sheet camera with stretchable lenses. Just prior to the upcoming NAB show, Adobe has announced new features for video and audio editing including Premiere Pro CC including the ability to edit files during ingest, proxy workflows, and VR editing capabilities.
Lots of news this episode! For full details, watch the podcast.
Adobe Camera Raw gets a new look with version 9.5, now available. REVL has launched an Indiegogo campaign to create a 4K action camera with an integrated motorized gimbal. Tamron has announced pricing for its 85mm F1.8 lens (come see it at the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout!). Google's NIK collection is now free! Lexar has relaeased a new SDXC card with a capacity of 200GB and read speeds up to 95MB per second. LRTimeLapse 4.6 has been released and is a free upgrade for current owners.. Sony is considering splitting off its imaging products business. Finally, the future of Yahoo and its operations such as Flickr is uncertain.
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This is your last chance to sign up for the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout taking place on April 8, 9, and 10 where you can see one of these light wands for yourself as well as check out and use a Tamron lens of your choice - www.thephotoshootout.com . Stay tuned next time for highlights of the Photo Shootout! Don't forget, the Camargue, France workshop at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.
In the news this episode, Fujifilm Japan has announced that it is going to stop producing FP-100C instant film used in old Polaroid-type cameras. There is another new LED light wand on the market, a Polaroid-branded model called BrightSaber. However, check out the podcast to see how you can get the same model for considerably less money! Lee Filters has announced a 15 stop variable neutral density filter. Sigma has announced a firmware upgrade for it's 150-600mm lenses claiming it is making the auto focusing up to 50% faster. Serif has announced that its Affinity apps will soon be available for Windows.
Coming up next month is the 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Photo Shootout in Clearwater, FL. Registration is now open at www.thephotoshootout.com. Plan to come to Clearwater April 8, 9 and 10 for this great event! Also, if you are interested in the Camargue France workshop with Tim Mannakee and wish a discount, you must contact Jim at email@example.com before the end of March! Also, write Jim if you would be interested in receiving information about a workshop in Cuba!
Mar 6th, 2016 by fotobug
Welcome to The Fotobug podcast 150. In recent news, GoPro has announced an partnership with Microsoft and after a less than stellar quarter, GoPro announced layoffs and are dropping 3 models from their entry-level lineup.. Also, KelbyOne has announced layoffs and one very longtime trainer for Kelby has announced he will not longer do video training and won't be attending any future Photoshop World events. A team of researchers at Rice University are developing a thin, lensless camera called FlatCam, which replaces the traditional lens with a grid-like coded mask essentially made of multiple pinholes. Chinese company Techart has produced an adapter that works with the AF system of Sony's A7 II and A7R II cameras to create an autofocus effect for Leica M mount lenses. For more details and more news, watch the podcast!
Lots of discounts available! Check on the podcast for information about the LensRacks. If you would like to buy your own, use code KSBACKERS20 at www.lensracks.com when you check out to save 20%! Also, Fred shows off his new vest from The Vest Guy and if you would like to get your own custom photo vest, go to www.thevestguy.com and use FOTOBUG for your 20% off at checkout. As always, remind them you heard about it on The Fotobug!
Mark the dates April 8, 9 and 10 for the upcoming Tampa Bay Photo Shootout! More information can be found at www.thephotoshootout.com. You won't want to miss this 2nd annual event! Lots of great workshop leaders and it is going to be a great weekend to learn new techniques and to polish up your skills.
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!
Jan 24th, 2016 by fotobug
Stay tuned for upcoming interviews with Luka Esenko on the new Snapp app for mobile devices and Tim Mannakee on the Camargue workshop in France. Stay tuned!
Jan 10th, 2016 by fotobug