Feb 24th, 2013 by fotobug
Welcome to pocast number 72! Although we originally planned to do a Skype interview with Mike Mathews, we decided to make a change since Fred is going to go down to Naples to attend the first day of Adam Jones' and Mike Mathews' poison dart frog workshop. We will feature that interview along with the incredible images Fred will bring back with him on the next podcast. For this podcast, Charles MacPherson was in town to do a birding workshop, so Jim caught up with him and did a live interview in the field. Charles was interviewed a few episodes back regarding his polar bear workshop. Charles also does a fall foliage workshop and light house tour. Charles' website is www.theamazingimage.com - we recommend you check it out and subscribe to his newsletter!
Jim is leaving for Iceland the day this podcast first goes live and will also have some news and images of that trip on the next podcast!
In the news, award-winning photographer Steve McCurry has published the photos taken with the last roll of Kodakchrome, Dell has announced a new line of monitors that cover 99% of the AdobeRGB color gamut, and a German artist is looking to take a portrait camera on tour that takes full life size film!
Jim and Fred now have Fotobug email addresses - Jim@thefotobug,com and Fred@thefotobug.com - drop us an email!
Finally, be sure to go out to our The Fotobug Facebook page and check out the latest specials from Hunts Photo (www.huntsphotoandvideo.com) exclusively for listeners of our podcast!
Thanks for listening and be sure to tune in next time!
Feb 10th, 2013 by fotobug
Continuing our series on indoor photography for bad weather, we have Susan Candelario who has been doing serious water drop photography for the last decade. Susan discusses techniques and how to get started as well as describes some of her amazing photos. You can see more of her gallery and purchase her eBook on water drop photography at www.sdcphotography.com.
In addition, we have a special call-in from Mike Mathews, along with Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones, who will be conducting a poison dart frog and amphibean workshop in Naples Florida at the end of February. To get more information about this photography workshop go to http://www.adamjonesphoto.com/.
In recent news, why are some top restaurants banning photo phones and cameras? A San Francisco firm has announced a flying camera that can follow you around, a Chinese company has announced a new SDC WiFi card, Canon has hinted that future cameras will all be full frame, and lots more!
Be sure to check out the February Exclusive Fotobug specials from Hunts Photo - also published on our Facebook page. Check www.huntsphotoandvideo.com.
Jan 27th, 2013 by fotobug
Our guest in podcast number 70 is Maurice Ribble who designed and built the original Camera Axe which is a camera controller for high speed photography. In addition to the Camera Axe, Maurice and his followers have created a number of electronic addon devices that can do everything from capturing the spash of colliding water drops to freezing the bullet fired from a gun. Maurice also has a video blog as well as tutorials and a forum at www.dreamingrobots.com - be sure to check it out!
In the news, Apple pulls the 500px app from iTunes over nudity concerns, Jessops, in England, has entered Administration due to declining sales, and Cameramater has shown off a tethering system for Nikon and Canon DSLRs at CES in Las Vegas.
Check http://www.adamjonesphoto.com/frog_reptile.php for a Reptile and Frog workshop which is taking place February 22-23 in Naples Florida. We hope to have Mike Mathews on the next podcast.
Please be sure to support our sponsors, Hunts Photo (www.huntsphotovideo.com), Outdoor Photo Gear (www.outdoorphotogear.com) and Outdoor Photo Workshops (www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com) and please let them know you heard about them on the Fotobug Podcast!
Coming up in the next podcast, more on water drop and smoke photography - photography you can do indoors when the weather is just too bad to go outside! Check us out on Facebook and be sure to rate us on iTunes!
Jan 13th, 2013 by fotobug
This week we welcome fine arts photographer and light sculpturer Mr. Harold Ross to the podcast. Harold is a fine arts photographer in Pennsylvania and does a lot of his work by utilizing a technique called light-painting. Harold uses common LED flashlights and lighting panels to provide the exposure for his amazing photographs. His works includes still life as well as landscapes. Links to Harold's website
In addition to the tutorial videos, Harold offers workshops in lightpainting for groups and for individuals.
This episode is sponsored by Hunts Photo & Video www.huntsphotoandvideo.com and has a limited time offer on the Vanguard Alta Tripod and ballhead for $179.96, the Manfrotto Midi-36 LED panel light for $114.95, and the ExpoImaging Rogue master Lighting Kit for $179.95. Call Keith at (800) 221-1830 and mention the Fotobug Specials - offer expires January 26, 2013.
Dec 30th, 2012 by fotobug
Happy New Year and welcome to podcast number 68. In addition to the regular news items, such as Instagram's policies, Clyde Butcher saving scrub jay habitat, and new cameras from Sony and Poloroid, we have some special how-tos that you can do at home inside on cold winter days.
A physiogram is a pattern formed from a swinging flashlight that can form amazing patterns. In this episode learn a quick and easy way that this can be done. In addition, Jim shows how to easily photograph the incredible patterns formed by simple drops of water. Please give it a try and share your images with us on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/thefotobug.
We wish everyone a prosperous New Year, keep chasing those elusive images and please take a few moments to rate us on iTunes!
Dec 16th, 2012 by fotobug
Happy Holidays everyone! Fred and Jim welcome back Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photo Gear. Chris offers up some more terrific ideas for holiday stocking stuffers. We also have a surprise visit from 'Troy the Tree'! Outdoor Photo Gear can be found online at www.outdoorphotogear.com.
In the news, controversy surrounds the purlication of an image of a man pushed onto subway tracks, in another incident, a woman is killed attempting to photograph a train while standing on adjoining tracks and is struck from behind, Adobe releases the final versions of Lightroom 4.3 and RAW 7.3, Google and Apple attempt to purchase Kodak patents for $500 million, and lots more!
Here are links to the items Chris showed during the podcast:
THINK TANK PHOTO AA BATTERY HOLDER - http://tinyurl.com/c6w2et4
HOODMAN RAW STEEL USB 3.0 UDMA READER - http://tinyurl.com/c8w3mvn
LENSPEN SIDEKICK TOUCH SCREEN CLEANER - http://tinyurl.com/cxgummt
POWEREX 2700MAH NIMH RECHARGEABLE AA BATTERIES 4 PACK - http://tinyurl.com/cbqv7zq
GURA GEAR TEMBO MEMORY WALLET 8-0 - http://tinyurl.com/cya43x5
LUMIQUEST SOFT SCREEN DIFFUSER FOR POP-UP FLASH - http://tinyurl.com/d422bw3
CUSTOM SLR C-LOOP CAMERA STRAP MOUNT SOLUTION - http://tinyurl.com/dxdxmns
OLLOCLIP LENS SYSTEM FOR IPHONES - http://tinyurl.com/cxd4pcy
GURA GEAR ET CETERA POUCH 0.75L - http://tinyurl.com/d48zl3w
PHOTTIX ARES WIRELESS TRIGGER AND RECEIVER - http://tinyurl.com/bsfm977
Be sure to let Chris know you heard about these on the Fotobug! Happy Holidays!!
Welcome to podcast number 66! In this episode, Jim takes a trip to Sebring Florida stopping at some great spots for nature photography along the way including Circle Bar B Reserve in Lakeland, Lake June in Winter State Park in Sebring, Highland Hammock State Park in Sebring and Wredes Wildlife Rescue in Sebring. We recommend if you are in the Sebring, Florida area, be sure to add these locations to your trip.
In the news, the lady who rode a manatee in Fort Desoto State Park has been arrested, Triggertrap mobile is FREE until the first of the year, George Bayer, who invented the Bayer grid for digital cameras has passed away, and a lioness "eats" a Canon 5D Mark II.
It is too late to join us for the Fire and Ice tour in Iceland with Tim Vollmer, but additional workshops are coming up including Costa Rica and Peru. Go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information and additional workshops.
Nov 18th, 2012 by fotobug
We welcome back our co-host, Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photo Gear (www.outdoorphotogear.com), who will be showing off new items from Photokina and the Photo Expo from New York. In addition, Chris will be announcing some special deals for "camo Friday", the after-Thanksgiving specials. Also, there is a special deal for Fotobug listeners, buy a Gura 22L refurb backpack, enter FOTOBUG when you check out and the price will be reduced to $199 while supplies last! Chris will also be showing off new bags from Think Tank as well as stocking stuffers and a new strap from Black Rapid.
In the news, Jim scolds those photographers who post fake weather images after major storms, Canada changes their copyright policies that will affect photographers, we show a stitched image of Curiosity of Mars and Fred show his drum set circa 1974 carved out of a downed tree from Sandy!
There are still 2 places left for our Fire and Ice workshop in Iceland with Tim Vollmer in February - so go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com right now to sign up!
Podcast number 64 features an interview with fellow podcaster and host of the popular photography podcast This Week in Photo - Mr. Frederick Van Johnson! Frederick discusses his career path from being an Airforce photographer to marketing executive at Yahoo, then Apple, Adobe and now host of TWIP. In addition, Frederick has started a new website venture to help photographers with their own marketing issues. The website for TWIP is www.thisweekinphoto.com and Frederick's new marketing site is www.mediabytes.com. Frederick's own site is www.frederickvan.com. This podcast was actually a bit unusual in that it was streamed live on Google+ and also the interview is on YouTube!
In the news, Apple releases the new iPad mini and a new iPad 4G model, Microsoft releases Windows 8 and their new Surface tablets, and Apple has released an update for Aperture.
Coming up on our next podcast is Chris Klapheke and new releases from Photokina.
Their is still a couple openings for the February Northern Lights Photoworkshop with Tim Vollmer in Iceland - www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com - but you had better hurry!
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Oct 21st, 2012 by fotobug
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!