Archive for March 2014

Welcome to Episode 100!  In the news, Jim and Fred discuss Hasselblad which began shipping the new 50mp CMOS sensor medium format camera.  Getty images has decided to allow bloggers to embed low resolution copies of their images for no charge, Adobe has released an Android version of it's photo sharing program, Revel.  A federal judge has dismissed the FAA fine against a UAV (drone) user.  Does the FAA have jurisdiction over drones?  Red Giant has now created a subscription model for their software similar to Creative Cloud from Adobe.  Finally, the Chinese government has ordered Nikon to stop selling the D600 in China, tune in and found out why!

Our guest this episode is Dave Black thanks to our friend Wayne Bennett and the Orlando Camera Club.  Dave presented a two day workshop in Orlando at Universal Studios on Light Painting and agreed to a Fotobug interview!  Dave just might be the keynote speaker at the next Black Hills Shootout in September!  Check out Dave's tutorials at his website, www.daveblackphotography.com

Unfortunately, the Tampa Bay Shootout was cancelled as their just wasn't enough time to properly promote it.  However, it will be back next year - so mark your calendars!

Fred and Jim will be conducting workshops this summer for all kinds of critters and primates as well as a Maine Moose and Black Bear workshop in October and Slovenia - fall colors in the Julian Alps.  Check www.outdoorphotoworshops.com for these and more!

Next time will feature highlights of the Iceland workshop.

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Charlie MacPherson joins Jim and Fred once again and discusses his experience with the new Tamron 150-600mm telephoto zoom lens.  Tamron loaned Charlie a lens which he used with his Canon 1DX and he took it out into the field in Massachusetts to photograph some of the local birds.  He compares the results with his Canon 600mm prime lens.  Tune in to hear what Charlie has to say and see some of the images he made with this new lens.



In the news, Nikon has offered to replace the shutters on its D600 cameras that are experiencing the 'dust' issues, and they have announced an upgrade to the D4 to a D4s. A Florida based photographer has pleaded guilty to a charge of violating the endangered species act, and several more companies are releases cameras (even phones!) with 4K video capability.

Jim, Charlie and Fred also discuss the upcoming Tampa Bay Shootout which takes place in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 4, 5 and 6.  Jim Clark is the keynote speaker on Friday evening at the PTec campus in south St. Petersburg and the speech is free and open to the public.  There are nearly 50 photography workshops to choose from for the weekend and registration is now available at www.thephotoshootout.com.  Fotobug listeners can get a $15 discount by entering discount code TBPS-Caldwell when you register.  But hurry!!  There are limited openings for the workshops and it is first come-first serve!

Jim has some exciting workshops coming up this fall - Fall Colors and Moose in Maine, and Fall Colors in the Julian Alps in Slovenia.  Details and signup information can be found at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. Charlie also has some great workshops such as summer in Iceland and his annual Polar Bear workshop!  Details can be found at www.theamazingimage.com.  Be sure to sign up for Charlie's newsletter for free prizes and be sure to wish Charlie well on his recent hip replacement!

Coming up on the next podcast, Jim catches up with sports photographer (and light painter!), Dave Black at the Universal Studios in Orlando!  You won't want to miss this one!

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