Archive for May 2013

In The Fotobug podcast number 78, we travel to New England and feature Don Toothaker as our co-host.  Don is a Massachusetts based photographer who works part time at Hunts Photo and guides workshops in the New England area. Don's website is http://www.nephotoworkshops.com/ and we recommend you check it out, especially if you are planning a trip to the New England area including Acadia National Park or Baxter State Park.  We expect Don to be another regular on our podcasts and we believe you will enjoy his insights and personality.

In the news, Don, Jim and Fred discuss the new Adobe sales plan which involves paying a monthly subscription fee for their software.  How does this impact photographers? Is this a good or bad deal?  We would love your feedback on our Facebook page - let us know what you think.

Also, Piccure (www.piccure.com) has released a plugin for Photoshop (and stand-alone) which helps reduce camera shake in photographs.  Adobe is going to release their own camera shake software filter soon, but Piccure has beat them to the draw.  You can download a 14 day trial version to try it out for free.

Finally, Jim will be conducting a workshop on light painting techniques at Outdoor Photo Gear in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, June 15.  For more more information go to www.outdoorphotogear.com .  Also, please check out the new posts at our website at www.thefotobug.net.

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Welcome to The Fotobug podcast number 77.  Fred and Jim visit professional photographer Jim Swallow in his studio in St. Petersburg.  Jim is not only a well-known portrait and wedding photorapher in the area, he is also the founder of the St. Petersburg Photographic Arts Society.  Jim discusses the difficulty in becoming and remaining a professional portrait and or wedding photographer in the new digital world.  He concludes that this type of professional photography is no longer a viable career choice.  We have posted an extended version of this conversation on our new website at www.thefotobug.net in which Jim gives one notable exception.

If you would like to lend your voice to this conversation, please go to our The Fotobug Facebook page, or send us an email (Fred@thefotobug.com and jim@thefotobug.com).

In June, Jim will be conducting a workshop in Louisville, Ky on lightpainting.  Check with www.outdoorphotogear.com for information to attend this workshop on Saturday, June 15.

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