Archive for June 2012

Welcome to podcast number 54!  In the recent photo news, Petapixel shows off images printed from negatives swallowed by artists, then pooped out in the dark and developed, Canon announces the newest member of the Rebel family as well as a series of summer workshops in the national parks, Panasonic is now the major stock holder of Olympus, Sony has announced the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, and Apple has released Aperture 3.3.

Our special guest is Charles MacPherson from Massachusetts. Charles runs workshops in the northeast United States including a workshop to photograph polar bears in Alaska!  He also produces a blog and newsletter which can be found at www.TheAmazingImage.com.  Be sure to check out his artic workshops and monthly photo contest as well as his blog and newsletter!  Charles shares his experiences as well as some of his fantastic images and discusses some of his insights into photography.  We appreciate Charles taking time on Father's day Sunday to talk with us!

Don't forget to check out the Black Hills Shootout in Spearfish, South Dakota.  The workshops are filling up fast and if you register before August 1st, the registration fee is only $150 for the weekend (which includes four workshops!).  The keynote speaker this year is Rick Sammon - http://www.bhsu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout. Also be sure to check out the other workshops at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com incuding the Iceland Glacier and Northern Lights workshop in February 2013 and the Costa Rica workshop for May 2013.

Finally, don't forget to leave us feedback and please be sure to take a moment to rate us on iTunes or your favorite podcast feed!  Next time, we have invited Haje Jan Kamps back to discuss the TriggerTrap and we will be featuring a comparison of the TriggerTrap Mobile and IOShutter camera triggers.  Don't miss them!

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Welcome to podcast #53 featuring a discussion on time-lapse photography with programmer, author, and photographer Gunther Wegner.  Gunther discusses talks about his time-lapse videos (Canary Skies, Alpine Skies, and Baltic Skies - available on YouTube) and demonstrates the work flow on his program LRTimeLapse (available for Mac and PCs at www.lrtimelapse.com).  In addition, Gunther has written an ebook on time-lapse techniques also available at www.lrtimelapse.com.  Highly recommended!  Hopefully, Gunther will return to the podcast to discuss his film African Skies which he is currently working on.

In the news, photographer Andrew Kane has a bear encounter in Yellowstone National Park and the bear attacked his rented Nikon camera.  Although badly scratched the caemra still functioned, although the tripod did not fare so well.  Also, the ITA may lift the 5.4% EU tax on devices that are able to record video over 30 minutes, Adobe releases the final versions of Lightroom 4.1 and ACR 7.1, and Nikon has firmware upgrades for the D4 and the D800. Also, Aardman animation "filmed" Pirates! Band of Misfits using 50 Canon 1D MkIIIs.

Jim will be conducting a one day workshop on digital video in Bushnell Florida on Saturday, July 28 and you can register at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.  Also, the workshops and registration have been posted for The BlackHills Shootout for the end of September - links can also be found at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.   We hope to see you there!

Coming up, more techniques and information on producing time-lapse films including a "shootout" among several new time-lapse devices.  Also, Haje Jan Kamps will be returning to talk about the Triggertrap Mobile app.  Also coming up, a simple DIY camera slider for time-lapse or digital video!

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