Welcome to episode number 92.  Jim and Fred welcome back our friend, Chris Klapheke, from Outdoor Photo Gear (www.outdoorphotogear.com), who shares some great holiday specials and new items for photographers.  Get out your wallets and tune in!  Unfortunately, Troy the Turkey, was unable to make it this year. but hopefully some of you found him on the Outdoor Photo Gear website on Camo Friday!



In the news, Jim investigates and discovers Nikon does not get any of their lens glass from Tamron, a frisky elk in the Smoky Mountain National Park is euthanized after jabbing a photographer with its antlers, and Apple releases an update for Aperture.

Be sure to check out our new website at www.thefotobug.net.  Also, there are still a couple spots open for our March 2014 workshop to Iceland with Tim Vollmer.  Go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information and to sign up!  2014 is shaping up to be another great year for the northern lights!

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Join Jim, Fred and our friend, Charles MacPherson in episode 91 as wel learn how to prepare for nature workshops.  Charles discusses packing, equipment, and techniques.  Charles runs several photography workshops for nature photographers and specializes in arctic trips.  More information can be found at his website at www.theamazingimage.com.  We recommend you sign up for Charles' newsletter!



On December 7, Jim and Fred will also join Jason Hahn at the OPW raptor workshop in north Florida.  For more information, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com  We hope you will join us!

In the news, Adobe releases another service release for Camera Raw and LIghtroom, Lytro adds 3D to their camera, and Tamron announces a 150-600 lens for Nikon, Canon and Pentax.  A news item out of Canon Korea suggests that Canon may be releasing a white bodied camera - just a rumor!

We still have some openings for our Iceland Workshop this coming March - go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information.

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Fred and Jim welcome back Maurice Ribble to show off his Air Flash.  The Air Flash is an extremely fast strobe unit that can freeze bullets in mid-flight. Maurice has built a number of units in hopes of selling them, but is currently looking for a liability insurance company to underwrite insurance on the unit due to the high voltage.  Maurice talks about the new unit and shows off some images he recently made with the flash.



Maurice is also the engineer behind The Camera Axe which can be used to trigger based upon events and triggers.  Maurice's website is www.cameraaxe.com.

In the news, the hack on Adobe's Creative Cloud effects 38 million users, Canon releases a firmware update for the Canon 5D MK III, the ION is a new sports camera, and OnOne Software is running a public beta program for their Photo Suite.

Be sure to check our new website at The Fotobug.net and register to receive free updates. For workshop information mentioned in the podcast, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

Don't forget to rate The Fotobug on iTunes and 'Like" us on Facebook!  Also, check out our Facebook page for specials from Hunts Photo for our listeners.
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Luka Esenko joins Jim and Fred in Episode 89 to discuss the Slovenia Photography workshop for October 16, 2014.  If you are interested in more information about this workshop, please go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com  Luka shares some of his wonderful images taken at the same time of year as the workshop - fall colors in the Julian Alps  Go to the Outdoor Photoworkshops website to see more of Luka's images or go to his website at www.adriatic2alps.com  The workshop will be limited to 10 people, so if you are interested, inquire today!



In the news, Adobe Creative Cloud was hacked and some customer information may have been compromised.  Nikon releases the new D610 DSLR camera, Nat Geo photographers use the iPhone for image capture, the guys at Triggertrap are at it again and have a new development at Kickstarter, and SpaceX captures their rocket launch and landing using a hexacopter.

Hunts (www.huntsphotoandvideo.com) has Fotobug specials that are good until November 1st.  The Phottix Aion Wireless Timer for $69.99, the Format Hitech ND and ND graduated filters at 20% off, and the Camranger wireless transmitter for only $279.95.  Call Keith at 781 462-2340 and mention The Fotobug specials!

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Episode 88 of The Fotobug features The Black Hills Shootout from western South Dakota.  The keynote speaker for the fourth annual Photo Shootout was Bill Fortney who makes an appearance in the podcast.  Our featured guest is photographer Dick Kettlewell who talks about The Shootout as well as his own photography and workshops.  In addition, video from The Buffalo Roundup at Custer State Park is featured.

In the news, Adobe releases updates to Lightroom as well as Adobe Camera Raw, GoPro releases the Hero3+, and Jim demonstrates a method to add shortcuts to our website on IOS devices.

There are lots of workshops and events coming up in coming months - be sure to keep tuning in!  A well-known photographer and Canon Explorer of Light has offered to do a free Photo walk next year which will help celebrate our 100th podcast!  Additional information on workshops and the Tampa Bay Shootout can be found at www.thephotoshootout.com and www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

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Tim Plumer from Adobe agreed to meet with Jim and Fred in episode 87 of The Fotobug and respond to listener questions about Adobe's Creative Cloud program.  We asked our friends on Facebook to post their questions to us and Tim graciously responded.  If you have additional questions, you can email them to jim@thefotobug.com or post them on our Facebook page and Tim will reply.

In the news, Canon shows of a new sensor capable of recording in light so low, it can record fireflies!  Facebook changes their agreements (again) which permits them to use people's images without prior permission.  Also, The Tampa Bay Shootout is coming to the Tampa Bay area April 6-8 of 2014.  Stay tuned for more information!

The Black Hills Shootout is coming up the last weekend in September and will be featured on the next podcast.  More information about this and the Tampa Bay Shootout can be found at www.thephotoshootout.com.
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In The Fotobug Podcast #86, Jim talks to our friend, Maxis Gamez  (www.aerialvisions.org) about his new Octocopter, aerial photography using unmanned aerial vehicles, and new FAA rules for commercial use of UAVs. The DJI Phantom has been featured on the the few podcasts.

Our special guest is Montana based photographer, Todd Taylor (
http://ttaylorpix.com/) who shares some of his wonderful images with us and describes some of his techniques.  You won't want to miss Todd's wonderful photography!  We recommend you check out his website!

If you would like to be a guest blogger or appear on an upcoming podcast, please write and let us know - simply go to www.thefotobug.net and contact us!

Upcoming events: The Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota at the end of September, www.thephotoshootout.com and check out our upcoming workshops in Iceland and Slovenia as well as many others at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

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Welcome to podcast #85!  Jason Hahn is our guest this episode.  Jason talks about his recent family photo trip out west and shares some of his photos with us.  In addition, we discuss the upcoming Black Hills Shootout which takes place September 27, 28 and 29 in Spearfish, South Dakota.  This is the fourth year of the photo workshop and features keynote speaker, Bill Fortney.  Registration is at www.thephotoshootout.com and there are still openings available!

Jason also talks about the 2014 schedule for the Outdoor Photo Workshop which includes the Everglades, Raptors, Iceland, Slovenia and many workshops in South Dakota.  Check www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for the 2014 schedule.

In the news, Fred and Jim talk more about UAV photography and FAA guidelines, Kodak emerges from bankruptcy, Garmin releases a new sports camera and a lot more!

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page, and our new website, www.thefotobug.net for photography based videos and training.  Don't forget to rate us on iTunes!

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Review time!  Jim and Fred review the DJI Phantom quadrocopter which can be used to carry a GoPro or other small camera in flight.  Quick to assemble and easy to fly.  The Gura Gear Sabi Sack bean bag bundle was designed by our friend Chris Klapheke at Outdoor Photo Gear www.outdoorphotogear.com/ . These bags are very tough and flexible, but just why would a photographer want a bean bag?  Well, tune in to this podcast to see what we think and learn just how to use a bean bag!

In the news, Adobe just released two new release candidates for Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom, a company is working on a Lytro Plenoptic adapter for DSLR cameras, and Sigma announces a mount conversion service for some of their newest lenses.

Coming up on future podcasts, interviews with Matt Kloskowski and Art Wolfe, plus Susan Candelario will be returning!

There is still time to register for this year's Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota - www.thephotoshootout.com/ .  There are still open workshops available and this year's keynote speaker is Bill Fortney!

Be sure to 'like' our Facebook page and check out our new website at www.thefotobug.net !

The Fotobug exclusive specials from Hunts for this episode are DxO Filmpack 4.0 - only $99 and The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 17" printer (refurbished) only $799.99.  Call Keith at 781-462-2340.  Specials good until 8/23/13.  Also, Hunts has a free webinar on 8/14/13 on DxO Filmpack at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4168965814400283392

 

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Jim just returned from his trip to the Maine coast including Acadia National Park, Machias Seal Island and Baxter State Park.  Fred and Jim discuss the trip and Jim gives travel and photo tips to this region and shares some of the images he made during the trip.  Captured images including scenic landscapes, puffins, and moose!

This is a departure from our usual format in that we haven't had a chance to check the latest photo news.  However, Hunts Photo has posted three new specials for our listeners including the GoPro Hero 3 for $349.00, the Cotton Carrier system for only $127.49, and Lowepro Pro Runner 300 AW for only $159.99.  Call Keith at 781-462-2340 or email him at patankar@wbhunt.com to take advantage of these deals.  Hurry, the deals expire on 8/09/2013!

Jim's guide at Baxter State Park was Bryant Davis at www.mainequestadventures.com and Captain Andy for Machias Seal Island at www.boldcoast.com.

As always, don't hesitate to send us your questions or comments (jim@thefotobug.com or fred@thefotobug.com ).  Coming up: Susan Candelario and Jason Hahn will discuss the Lightning Bug, a review of the DJI Phantom quadcopter, Matt Kloskowski, and Art Wolfe!

Be sure to 'Like' our Facebook page and don't forget to leave us feedback on iTunes!

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