Archive for April 2013

Welcome to podcast #76 of The Fotobug.  Chris Klapheke returns to co-host with Jim and Fred.  Chris just moved Outdoor Photo Gear (www.outdoorphotogear.com) into a new bulding complete with classroom space and shows off the new facilities to our viewers.  In addition, Chris talks about some of the new products including camera bags, a new Canon flash unit, new Hoodman mounts and the Three-Legged Thing Tripods.

In the news, Fred, Chris and Jim discuss the new $995 2.5k video camera from BlackMagic which features a micro four-thirds lens mount and RGBDng Raw format 2.5k video capture with a super 16mm sized sensor.  Also, the Metabones micro four-thirds lens adapter to allow the use of Canon lenses has been delayed until after July.

Please go and check our our new webpage at The Fotobug.net - we feature the video that Chris mentions captured with the new Google hyperlapse program.  There are a lot of interesting videos there and we encourage you to subscribe so you don't miss any videos or blog posts.

Finally, Chris sent Fred and Jim his new beanbags to try out and The Fotobug will soon post a review on these new beanbags!

On the next podcast we are going to feature a discussion with photographer Jim Swallow on the shrinking role of the professional photographer.  Is professional photography still a viable career option?

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Welcome to podcast #75 featuring our guest, photographer David C. Schultz from Utah.  David not only leads photography workshops in Utah, he also conducts photo tours in the Arctic and Antarctica.  David shares some of his wonderful images and stories of his travels with us. You can see more of David's work and images at his website www.westlight.net.  Please so check it out!

In recent photo news, Google recently purchased Nik software and just announced previous owners of Nik plugins can now download the entire suite and if not, you can purchase the suite for only $149.95.   A photographer lost her camera of the coast of Hawaii six years ago and the camera and underwater case was recently recovered off the coast of Taiwan! Adobe has just released Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4.  Tune in to the podcast for even more news!

Finally, we just announced our new website at www.thefotobug.net .  This is a new and great resource for photography related videos and training as well as blog posts from the Fotobug guys.  We recommend you subscribe to make sure you receive all the latest news and training as well as discounts and specials.  It's FREE!   We will also feature more videos and information than is practical to feature on our podcast - this is a great supplement to The Fotobug podcast, so we hope you will take advantage of it!

Finally, please don't forget to take time to rate us on iTunes, we really need those ratings!!

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