Archive for December 2011

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Jim and Fred have a special interview in Podcast #41, Haje Jan Kamps. Haje is the author of a number of photography books, a blogger on a popular photo site, The Photocritic, and is now the designer and inventor of a new photo accessory, The Triggertrap - http://triggertrap.com/. The Triggertrap is an electronic device that will work with most cameras and allows the photographer to trigger the camera (or multiple cameras, flashes, etc.) based upon an event. The device has the built-in ability to be triggered on a laser, an audio event, a built-in intervalometer and even an accessory port to allow the photographer to trigger the camera on any outside event! The device will be on the market around February 2012 and a do-it-yourself circuit board version should be available around March.

Haje's blog can be found at http://www.pixiq.com/contributors/3673

In the news, Adobe has released Lightroom 3.6 and RAW convertor 6.6, images from a Canon Camera lost at sea a year ago were recovered and found their way back to their owner, the Compact Flash Association has announced a new card format, CNN lays off 50 photojournalists, and Unified Color has released updated versions of HDR Expose and 32Float.

Finally - Jim wraps up the discussion on using the histogram and the Fotobug guys have a special holiday gift for our listeners - The Fotobug's Guide to the Histogram - free!  CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE EBOOK.

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Welcome to podcast number 40. In today's podcast, Jim discusses three places he visited in Florida over the Thanksgiving holiday, including Lake Kissimmee State Park, Tiger Creek Preserve, and Circle B Bar Reserve. In addition, Jim and Fred invite photographer Ed Rosack onto the show to discuss his enounter with a bobcat at Circle Bar B Reserve in November - see more at www.edrosack.com.

Do you know how trails are marked in most state parks and preserves? After a conversation with a park ranger, Jim realized a lot of people may not, so we will discuss how to find your way through most park trails, quickly and easily!

In the news, the Walking Dead TV series on AMC uses Canon DSLRs for some scenes, Scott Kelby criticizes Adobe for their new upgrade policy, and why are hard drive prices suddenly going through the roof?

Want to know how to effectively use the histogram to ensure you have captured the maximum amount of detail with the minimum noise level in your digital captures? Jim and Fred share some secrets to using this powerful tool.

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