Archive for July 2012

Jim just returned from his trip to the Peruvian Amazon and shows two of the timelapse images he made there.  Jim is planning to run a photoraphy workshop there beginning next year through Outdoor Photo Workshops (www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com).

In the news, more about photographer Joe Klamar's Olympic athlete images, Robert Galbraith is putting his website on hiatus, Canon releases video guides for the new 1Dx, Nikon soon releasing an 800mm telephoto, and Lytro releases their post focusing software for Windows.

Fred will be joining Jim this year at the Black Hills Shootout in Spearfish, South Dakota - so come on out and meet us. Featured keynote speaker is Rick Sammon.  www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout to sign up - there are still workshops left open!  Also, be sure to check out the Everglades workshop in November, the Glacier/Northern Lights workshop in Iceland next February, and Costa Rica next May - all at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

Fred also gives tribute to Nathan Scott who started a number of interesting Facebook Pages.

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Podcast number 56 features a shootout between the IOShutter and the Triggertrap Mobile from Haje Jan Kamps.  Jim and Fred put the two products to test in a head to head and present their conclusions.  If you use either one of these devices, we would like to hear from you!

In the news, Texas scientists are working on a method to "paint" batteries onto a device,  Ren Ng has stepped down as CEO of Lytro, photographers are being asked to boycott the Stone Roses concert tour and an Olympic photographer has recently been criticized for his images of athletes.

Be sure to post your 4th of July images on our Facebook page!

Our free guide to time-lapse photographer is now available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/99353720/Fotobug-Guide-to-Time-Lapse-Photography .  Don't forget to rate us on iTunes and be sure to check out the upcoming workshops - The Blackhills Shootout and the February workshop to Iceland at www.outdoorphotoworkshopscom .

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Welcome to podcast #55.  This week, Haje Jan Kamps, the Photo Critic, returns to bring us up to date on the Triggertrap and the Triggertrap Mobile.  The Triggertrap products are devices (and an app!) that can trigger a camera based upon an event, such as movement, face recognition, sound, lightning, and many more.  The systems are also capable of doing time-lapse photography and HDR.  Haje always gives us a lively and informative interview and writes a photography blog at www.pixiq.com/contributors/haje and also has a number of new books on photography coming out.  Haje also has a special announcement about a new online photography education resource is is developing.  You don't want to miss this interview!

In the news, NASA releases a new startrails time-lapse photo, Canon has announced a firmware update for the new 5D Mk III and the 60D, Schneider Kreuznach, said it will begin making lenses for mirrorless cameras, Intel announced 'A Memory Lapse' competition for time-lapse and slow moton clips with $50,000 in prizes and Nokia has shown an app featuring photographic features unlike anything currently featured in compact cameras.

Jim also shows off some new updated features for the GoPro Hero2 sports camera and discusses a new sports camera, Ion Air, that has just come on the market.

Workshops coming up include The Black Hills Shootout which is quickly selling out and you can register at www.bhsu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout.  Better hurry!  Jim will be leading four workshops this year and Rick Sammon is the keynote speaker.  Sorry, but the Bushnell DSLR Video workshop is full, another will be scheduled soon.  There is still time to sign up for the Iceland Northern Lights workshop for February 2013 at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

Coming up in Podcast #56 is a Shootout between the Triggertrap Mobile and IOShutter.

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