Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

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

Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 35

September 25th, 2011

Welcome to the Fotobug Podcast #35!  In this episode, Jim and Fred talk about the Canon SLR lens that fell from the sky, an image suggesting Nicolas Cage is a vampire, and more updates on WiFi compact flash cards.  In addition, the video review of the quick release tripod head from Podcast #34 has now been put on YouTube and shared on our Facebook and Google+ pages.  More videos from the Fotobug vault to come - so stay tuned!

Also included this this episode is a discussion of the Jobu Jr (Black Widow) gimbal head and whether it is practical to use on large lenses, such as the Canon 500mm f/4.  Please join in the discussion on our Facebook page and let us know your thoughts.

Jim also shows off a panorama image taken in Mongolia with his DIY L bracket featured a couple episodes back. 

More to come - Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photo Gear will be joining us again as well for his fall line-up as Tim Vollmer from Iceland. 

Jim is heading off to the Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota, so if you will be attending that event, be sure to come over and say 'hi'!  Jim will be taping interviews for upcoming podcasts.

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 34

September 11th, 2011

Welcome to the Fotobug podcast number 34.  In this episode we have an exclusive on a new product that any nature or landscape photographer who uses a tripod (you do use a tripod, don't you?) will want to try.  This nifty invention is a quick realease tripod head mount that allows you to quickly change heads on your tripod - for instance from a gimble head to a ball-head.  Jim and Fred speak to the inventor and show off the new device.

The new tripod quick release is now available from Outdoor Photo Gear and Nature Scapes.

In the news, Toshiba has announced a new Wi-fi capable SD card, ICVT has a new method to optimize JPEG compression, the release candidates for Lightroom 3.5 and RAW 6.5 are available from Adobe, and the Fotobug guys discuss a new website -

In addition, the guys discuss photo manipulation - good, bad, or in-between?  We would like for you to send us your comments, or post your comments at our Facebook Fan page.

Finally, upcoming photo workshops and photo tours for 2012 include Costa Rica, Peru, Morocco and possibly Iceland.  Don't forget, there is still time to register and attend the Black Hills Photo Shootout!

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