Archive for September 2012

Welcome to podcast number 61!  Master macro photographer Mike Moats calls in and shares some of his recent photos and discusses his upcoming workshops and gives some tips for improving your macro and closeup photography.  Mike's website can be found at www.tinylandscapes.com, so go and check out his gallery, workshops and eBook!

Jim just released the latest Fotobug eBook guide  The Fotobug's Guide to Macro Photography and you can download your free copy at http://www.scribd.com/doc/106249144/Fotobug-Guide-to-Macro-Photography.  While you are there, be sure to grab the other Fotobug guides as well! 

A lot is going on in the world of photography right now with Photokina in Germany underway.  Chris Klapheke is currently in Germany at Photokina and will be reporting on the latest news in an upcoming podcast.  In the meantime, Nikon has announced a new full-frame DSLR, the D600, Canon has announced a new full-frame camera, the 6D, and Google has purchased Nik software!  Stay tuned for a lot more announcements from Photokina!

Fred and Jim will be heading to the Black Hills Shootout at the end of September in South Dakota.  Jim is giving 4 workshops, two on HDR and 2 on time-lapse in addition to the other great workshops at the event which will also feature keynote speaker, Rick Sammon!  We hope to run into some of our listeners there!  In November, there is still time to sign up for the Everglades workshop at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.  Also coming up, the amazing Aurora Borealis and Glaciers of Iceland with Tim Vollmer in February,  Costa Rica Critters in early April, and the incredible Amazon of Peru in early June.  All workshop information can be found at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

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Our special guest on episode 60 of The Fotobug is Tom Snyder from the Florida Teaching Zoo (www.thezooschool.com).  Jim and Fred held the DSLR video class at the Teaching Zoo in Bushnell Florida and have invited Tom back to talk about the zoo and some of the animals housed there as well as his programs in Costa Rica to protect frogs.

In the news, Kodak is getting totally out of the consumer photography business, a new bridge drowns while have her portrait taken in Canada, and Impossible releases a new poloroid style instant film.

Coming up, Jim and Fred will be at the Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota at the end of the month and there are still openings for the OPW Everglades workshop in November as well as the Northern Lights workshop in Iceland with Tim Vollmer in February, Costa Rica in May and back to the Amazon in early June.  Check www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for details and to register.

Stay tuned for the new Fotobug guide on macro photography which will be available soon!

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