Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

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

Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 59

August 26th, 2012

Welcome to Podcast #59.  This week's program features photographer Tim Vollmer who will be talking about our upcoming photo tour and workshop to Iceland in February 2013.  If you are interested in joining us on this fantastic opportunity to photograph the northern lights, go to  There are still openings.  Tim shares some of his photos with us and talks about things we will likely see and do on the workshop.  We would love to have you join us!!

In the news, Canon has issued a recall for some models of the Canon Rebel.  It seems that the handgrips on some models are turning white and causing skin irritations.  In other news, more dead birds have fallen from the sky, Olympus has announced a new digital camera, Pentax announces a new camera, and Nikon has announced a new Android based wi-fi camera.

For more workshop information -

Black Hills Shootout Workshop - Sept 28 - Sept. 30 -

Everglades, Costa Rica and more - various times -

Iceland Fire and Ice workshop -

Tim Vollmer workshops -

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 58

August 12th, 2012

Welcome to Episode number 58!  Jim reviews Photorescue and highly recommends the program to recover lost files from corrupt or formatted memory cards.  A free trial can be downloaded from  The program is available for both the Mac and PC platforms.

Also, this is big cat week at the Fotobug.  A photographer in Botswana captured a sequence of images of a lioness attacking a crocodile to allow her cubs to cross a river.  In addition, Fred captured a sequence of a pair of bobcats that crossed the road at a northern Florida state park.

In the news, Canon releases firmware version 2.0 for the 7D, Triggertrap has updated the software for Triggertrap Mobile, and Canon recognizes a focus problem with their new 40mm pancake lens.

Also in this episode, Jim interviews Barbara Land, and Josias Huanaquiri.  Barbara is a professor from the University of Nevada who has been studying the culture and people of the Tahuayo region of the Amazon, and Josias is Jim's guide in the Amazon and will be our primary guide on future workshops to the Amazon. We plan on another trip next May, so keep an eye on for details.

In addition, Jim and Fred will be at the Black Hills Shootout in South Dakotak at the end of September featuring keynote speaker Rick Sammon.  Also, Jim and Tim Vollmer will be leading a workshop to Iceland in February to photograph the aurora borealis as well as the landscape and glaciers.  To join us on this workshop, go to

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