Archive for December 2013

Happy Holidays everyone!  Fred and Jim welcome photographer John Hartung as our special guest and invite you to check out his website, www.artthatsmiles.com.  John adds a nice twist to his photography that is sure to bring a smile to your face!  John looks for the humor in his subjects. He is a full time photographer who displays his work in shows across the country as well as sells prints through his website. Please take a moment to check it out!  John is also the newest member of The Fotobug "Bird on the Head Club" - check out his picture on his "About Me" page.



Tamron's new 150-600mm zoom lens is now available for pre-order from Hunts Photo for $1069! 

Coming up next time, Gunther Wegner talks about his new film, Under African Skies 2 and the updates to  his program LRTimelapse.

Check out the photography workshops coming up:  in March, we still have 2 openings left for the Glaciers and Northern Lights of Iceland, in April, The Tampa Bay Shootout, and coming up in October, the fall colors of the Julian Alps in Slovenia.  Check www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for these and more!
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Welcome to podcast #93.  Our guest for this episode is Dick Kettlewell, a former photojournalist who now leads nature photo workshops in South Dakota and has published a number of books on the pronghorn.  DIck's ranch house property is right next to Custer State Park, so he has been able to study and photograph the pronghorn and has just released his newest book, "A Pronghorn Year" which is available on Amazon.com and from all the major book sellers.  For those interested in Dick's workshops on the pronghorn and grouse, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information!



In the news Nikon's latest firmware update for some DSLRs may prevent third party batteries from working; will Olympus still be around in 2015?; Photomatix releases an update for their HDR software, the Chicago Sun-Times may bring back some of their photojournalists, Adobe has a special Creative Cloud package for photographers until the end of the year; and more!

The Iceland glacier and northern lights tour is now filled,but we can accommodate two more photographers!  For information go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. There are sttill openings for the Slovenia fall colors in the Julian Alps for next October!

Happy Holidays everyone and be sure to check out our Facebook page and to visit our new site at www.thefotobug.net!

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Welcome to episode number 92.  Jim and Fred welcome back our friend, Chris Klapheke, from Outdoor Photo Gear (www.outdoorphotogear.com), who shares some great holiday specials and new items for photographers.  Get out your wallets and tune in!  Unfortunately, Troy the Turkey, was unable to make it this year. but hopefully some of you found him on the Outdoor Photo Gear website on Camo Friday!



In the news, Jim investigates and discovers Nikon does not get any of their lens glass from Tamron, a frisky elk in the Smoky Mountain National Park is euthanized after jabbing a photographer with its antlers, and Apple releases an update for Aperture.

Be sure to check out our new website at www.thefotobug.net.  Also, there are still a couple spots open for our March 2014 workshop to Iceland with Tim Vollmer.  Go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information and to sign up!  2014 is shaping up to be another great year for the northern lights!

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