Archive for June 2011

Welcome to Podcast 28!  In the news, Sony announces new DSLR, and a new lens for its NEX camera as well as the Sony World Photography AwardsApple has announced details of its forthcoming IOS operating system, Pentax has released an add-on GPS, and Nikon'n latest ads with Ashton Kutcher was filmed with a Nikon DSLR!  Sigma announced the pricing of its new 120-300 f/28 lens.

In the Q&A feature, Jim and Fred discuss focusing issues for landscape photoraphy and talk about rear button focus for sports and nature.

Congratulations to the winners of the Photo Caption Contest, Brenda, Mary, Lizzie and Troy.  Thanks for entering and enjoy your prizes courtesy of Outdoor Photo Gear (www.outdoorphotogear.com/116.html) !

How do you "fix" an image photographed in a low contrast situation, such as morning fog?  Jim has a video segment to show you how!

Our guest this time is local wildlife and landscape photographer, John Sagert.  John discusses his photography including his amazing lightouse captures.  Check out John's images at www.johnsagertphotography.com .

Finally, Jim flies the Fotobug Skycam Tricopter for the first time and the Fotobug has video of the flight!

The Fotobug is also interested in introducing a new feature - a DIY PHOTO TIP.  We are looking for clever work arounds and gadgets that you may have built from commonly available materials for your photo images.  Send us your best and we will include them in the podcast as well as feature them on our Facebook Fan page!

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In Podcast # 27, Jim shares his recent trip to the Lake Wales ridge including Bok Tower, Spook Hill and the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest.  The Fotobug guys also discuss the Stefanie Gordon space shuttle image shot with her iPhone that has raised copyright questions, Twitpics and other services (Facebook?) retain the right to sell and distribute photos uploaded to their services, the new Sigma SD1 has been revealed, Drobo is giving away 100 Drobo backup units, Datacolor has introduced an app that allows the iPad and iPad2 to be color corrected, Nikon is suing Sigma for patent infringement, and Hasselblad has introduced a camera that effectively produces a 200MP image!

Listener Ted sent in a question as to how to curve text around an object in Photoshop and Jim demonstrates how easy it is!

The Shootout is back!  The Black Hills Photo Shootout in Rapid City, South Dakota that is!  Registration is now open and is only $150 for the weekend which includes 4 workshops/seminars.  The Shootout will be held in Rapid City from  September 30th - October 2nd and the featured speaker is David Stoecklein and several workshops will be given by our own Jason Hahn and his partner Les Vorhis.   Jim will be there to interview people for the Fotobug Vodcast, so come out and say hi and join in the fun!

www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout  to register - hurry, workshop space is limited and several have already sold out!

Jim also reveals the first photos of the Fotobug Skycam Tricopter which made it's first (though brief!) maiden flight but stay tuned for more!

Finally, The Photo Caption Contest is over and we want to thank everyone who took time to enter.  The winners will be announced on the Fotobug Facebook page and in the next podcast.  Each winner will receive an Op/tech Rainsleeve set for their cameras courtesy of Outdoor Photo Gear - www.outdoorphotogear.com/116.htm .  Stay tuned for more contests and giveaways!

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