Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

The Fotobug Photography podcast for travel and nature photographers. Interviews, training, reviews, and more!

Fotobug Episode 322 - Interview with Rick Sammon

September 25th, 2022

Jim recently joined RIck Sammon and a group from Photo Therapy on Facebook to Greenland and Iceland.  While on the ship, Jim sat down with RIck to talk about photography and some of his latest books.  There will be more coming soon from Iceland and Greenland, so stay tuned and please subscribe to The Fotobug YouTube channel for even more on photography!  http://www.youtube.com/thefotobug


Fotobug Episode 321 - Clyde Butcher’s Venice Darkroom

September 11th, 2022

Jim is currently traveling to Iceland and Greenland, so we decided to pull this video from our vault which was taped 11 years ago.  Clyde Butcher is one of America's finest photographers and we had to privilege to get a private tour of his Venice, Florida darkroom as he explained how he creates his massive black and white prints. 

Don't forget - still time to register for the Black Hills Photo Shootout in South Dakota - last weekend in September!  https://blackhillsphotoshootout.com/


Fotobug Episode 320 - Lake Placid NY

August 28th, 2022

The final destination Jim made in his recent trip to the northeast United States was Lake Placid, New York and the Adirondacks.  One amazing water fall is a commercial property called High Falls Gorge and Jim indicates it was worth the price of admission.  He also stopped and photographed John Brown's farm, the famous abolitionist.

Don't forget - still time to register for the Black Hills Photo Shootout in South Dakota - last weekend in September!  https://blackhillsphotoshootout.com/


Fotobug Episode 319 - Central New York Waterfalls

August 14th, 2022

Jim recently traveled through Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York and visited several state parks in order to photograph  waterfalls.  This episode features waterfalls in central New York and the finger lakes region including Rochester and Ithaca.  He  also points out suggestions to improve your waterfall captures on cloudy and rainy days!

Don't forget - still time to register for the Black Hills Photo Shootout in South Dakota - last weekend in September!  https://blackhillsphotoshootout.com/


The Fotobug Episode 318 - GoPro Hero Essentials

July 31st, 2022

The GoPro Hero cameras are fantastic little cameras for capturing sports and are nice and compact for travel.  In addition, they can capture excellent video and still images.  However, there are a number of accessories and add-ons that The Fotobug guys are going to recommend to make the camera even better!  Many are listed in this podcast!

Here are links to the products mentioned on Amazon:

Gravgrip Handle Only

Gravgrip 

Gravgrip Combo

Xtrar GoPro Charger

Snap Magnetic mount

Super Snap Magnetic mount

 

Don't forget - still time to register for the Black Hills Photo Shootout in South Dakota - last weekend in September!  https://blackhillsphotoshootout.com/

 


Fotobug Episode 317 - Ricketts Glen State Park Pennsylvania

July 17th, 2022

Continuing with the series of parks Jim recently visited in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York - this podcast will feature Ricketts Glenn State Park in Pennsylvania. Ricketts Glen is located in Benton, Pennsylvania and features 22 waterfalls.  There are several hiking trails for a total of 7.2 miles, but the waterfalls can be reached via  a 3 mile trail.  Also, in central Pennsylvania the the Falling Waters house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright which is also worth a visit! 

The Black Hills Photo Shootout registration is now live at https://blackhillsphotoshootout.com/ and the pre-workshop at Teddy Roosevelt Nation Park registration is available HERE!


Fotobug Episode 316 - Hocking Hills State Park Ohio

July 3rd, 2022

Recently Jim toured the northeast including Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.  In each location he stopped at several state and local parks to photograph waterfalls.  The first in this series is Hocking Hills State Park located in Logan, Ohio.  There are 7 trails in the park, the longest is 3 miles and shortest are about 1/4 mile.  One trail is even wheelchair accessible.  The park is an incredible landscape including caves and lots of water falls!  

The Black Hills Photo Shootout registration is now live at https://blackhillsphotoshootout.com/ and the pre-workshop at Teddy Roosevelt Nation Park registration is available HERE!


Fotobug Episode 315 - Conversation with Michaell Magrutsche

June 19th, 2022

Jim and Fred are proud to welcome Michaell Magrutsche to the podcast to discuss photography, art and just why we are interested!  Michaell is originally from Vienna and now lives in California.  He is an artist, filmmaker and photographer.  Please check out his web site at https://michaellm.com/ and from there you can also check out his podcast. 

The Black Hills Photo Shootout website for 2022 is now live - to register go to https://blackhillsphotoshootout.com/ 


Fotobug Episode 314 - Platypod Products - eXtreme

June 5th, 2022

Jim was one of the early backers of the new Platypod eXtreme and was one of the first to receive it.  Platypod has been busy with the new Ergo and Eliite ball heads and now the improved Platypod eXtreme.  Jim and Fred show off the new ball heads as well as demonstrate the advantages of the newest Platypod.  In addition, they point out a couple things to be aware of when using the Platyballs!

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Fotobug Episode 313 - Compare GoPro Hero 8, Hero 9 and Hero 10

May 22nd, 2022

After Jim sent back his damaged GoPro Hero 7 for replacement, he received a Hero 9.  Since Fred already had a Hero 8, we decided it might be nice to do a side by side comparison of the Hero 8, 9 and 10!  So we checked out the image stabilization, the auto white balance as well as the night photo mode.  If you have additional information on any of these cameras, please leave your comments on our YouTube channel!


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