Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

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

Fotobug - Episode 81 - Troy the Turkey & Chris Klapheke

June 30th, 2013

 Jim traveled to Outdoor Photo Gear to conduct a workshop on Light Painting techniques.  While there, he got a chance to tour the new OPG facility as well as interview "Troy the Turkey" and our friend Chris Klapheke.  The interview with Troy (featured on many OPG videos) was conducted at the new retail space for Outdoor Photo Gear and the interview with Chris took place at Chris' home.

  In the news, Lightworks Pro now accepts video clips from more camera models, including DSLRs; Microsoft has released more updates for 22 camera RAW files, and Adobe has now released the first of it's new Creative Cloud software.  Also, check out the website which lists locations and photographs taken from those locations.  Great idea for planning your photo ventures!  All this and Jim flies a helicopter!

 Coming up, out next guest is Roman Kurywczak from New Jersey who will be talking about his new eBook on night photography.  Also scheduled in the next few weeks are Matt Kloskowski, from NAPP, Art Wolfe and Susan Candelario.  So keep listening!  Please take a moment to rate us on your podcast service such as iTunes!

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Fotobug - Episode 80 - Jeff Donald

June 16th, 2013

Jeff Donald returns and sits down with Jim and Fred at a local Irish pub in Tampa to discuss the latest on his new radio show, Picture This and the Florida Center for Creative Photography. Jeff runs one of the most active meetup groups in the country and is well known in the Tampa Bay area for his photo walks and photography training sessions. The Florida Center for Creative Photography website is and the radio show, Picture This, can be listened to online at and is also available on YouTube.

In recent news, Adobe has released RAW convertor 8.1 and Lightroom 5.0 (upgrade is $79), Olympus may be leaving the small compact camera market, Bell Labs researchers have created a lenseless 1 pixel sensor, and our friends at the Triggertrap have hired a dedicated Android programmer.

Our friend Mike Pendergast, who has appeared twice on The Fotobug, and is also known as "Sparky" due to his interest in lightning photography, was recently hospitalized for a serious infection. Mike was recently laid off from his job and currently has no insurance, so a number of photographers have created a Zenfolio account to sell images to help Mike out. Please go out and check the GALLERY and see if there is anything you like - proceeds are going to help pay Mike's medical bills.

Be sure to check the new videos and posts at our new website, and we recommend you register to receive updates as we post them! Jim will be returning from his Light Painting Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky and there are more interesting guests coming up. So you don't miss a thing, we recommend you subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and be sure to leave us a rating on iTunes!

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Fotobug - Episode 79 - Matt Poole

June 2nd, 2013

Welcome to podcast number 79!  Jim and Fred interview Matt Poole, the Visitor's Service Manager for the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island off the coast of Massachusetts.  Matt talks about their nature programs, photography safaris and the annual photo contest they run.  For more information, please check their website at  The Parker River Reserve is one of the most visited reserves in the northeast of the United States. Be sure to add it to your "must do" list!

In the news, the Yahoo CEO gets into a bit of trouble with an unfortunate statement she made, Canon releases a 200-400mm lens with a built-in 1.4x extender and even more!

Hunts has offered specials just for our listeners for the next two weeks only:  get any Lens Coat product for 10% off and pick up a Better Beamer flash extender for only $34.00!  To take advantage of these specials - call Keith Patankar at 781-462-2340 before June 14, 2013!

Many exiting subjects planned for this summer - be sure to stay tuned!

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