Jan 12th, 2014 by fotobug
Welcome to The Fotobug podcast #95 featuring our guest, Gunther Wegner! Gunther recently released his latest timelapse file "African Skies 2" and also updated his software program LRTimelapse. You can see the entire video at www.lrtimelapse.com and while there, I recommend downloading a trial version of LRTimeLapse. If you like it, use FOTOBUG when you check out and Gunther will discount the price by 10%! In addition, you can download an HD or 4K version of "African Skies 2" and the funds help animal conservation in Africa.
Fred and Jim also show their "simple camera photos" taken with their cell phones and in the news, Sony and Nikon have announced new cameras, Sigma has a 1.4 50mm lens available, plus clever inventors have created a ball camera that takes 360 panoramic images.
The Iceland workshop is full (although we can accommodate up to 2 more photographers), but coming up in April is the Tampa Bay Shootout and the Black Hills Shootout in September. Coming up in October is the Slovenia workshop "Fall in the Julian Alps" and lots more! Keep checking www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for these and more!
Coming up, Charles MacPherson will be returning along with Tim Vollmer and lots more! Be sure to like our Facebook page and please rate us on iTunes!
Dec 29th, 2013 by fotobug
Happy Holidays everyone! Fred and Jim welcome photographer John Hartung as our special guest and invite you to check out his website, www.artthatsmiles.com. John adds a nice twist to his photography that is sure to bring a smile to your face! John looks for the humor in his subjects. He is a full time photographer who displays his work in shows across the country as well as sells prints through his website. Please take a moment to check it out! John is also the newest member of The Fotobug "Bird on the Head Club" - check out his picture on his "About Me" page.
Tamron's new 150-600mm zoom lens is now available for pre-order from Hunts Photo for $1069!
Coming up next time, Gunther Wegne
r talks about his new film, Under African Skies 2
and the updates to his program LRTimelapse
Check out the photography workshops coming up: in March, we still have 2 openings left for the Glaciers and Northern Lights of Iceland
, in April, The Tampa Bay Shootout
, and coming up in October, the fall colors of the Julian Alps in Slovenia
. Check www.outdoorphotoworkshops
.com for these and more!
Dec 15th, 2013 by fotobug
Welcome to podcast #93. Our guest for this episode is Dick Kettlewell, a former photojournalist who now leads nature photo workshops in South Dakota and has published a number of books on the pronghorn. DIck's ranch house property is right next to Custer State Park, so he has been able to study and photograph the pronghorn and has just released his newest book, "A Pronghorn Year" which is available on Amazon.com and from all the major book sellers. For those interested in Dick's workshops on the pronghorn and grouse, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information!
In the news Nikon's latest firmware update for some DSLRs may prevent third party batteries from working; will Olympus still be around in 2015?; Photomatix releases an update for their HDR software, the Chicago Sun-Times may bring back some of their photojournalists, Adobe has a special Creative Cloud package for photographers until the end of the year; and more!
The Iceland glacier and northern lights tour is now filled,but we can accommodate two more photographers! For information go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. There are sttill openings for the Slovenia fall colors in the Julian Alps for next October!
Happy Holidays everyone and be sure to check out our Facebook page and to visit our new site at www.thefotobug.net!
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!
Nov 17th, 2013 by fotobug
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.
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.
Oct 20th, 2013 by fotobug
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!
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.
Sep 22nd, 2013 by fotobug
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.