Archive for November 2014

Welcome to podcast number 118 which is a continuation of podcast 113.  Fred and Jim use the Camera Axe and Projectile module to trigger a flash from a pellet gun and shoot some more crackers, balloons and even potatoes! In addition, they use a Sony NEX-5 in addition to a Canon 5D III to prove the camera isn't that important in high speed photography,  The light comes from a single 580 MKII flash triggered by the Camera Axe.  The flash is dialed down to a factor of 1/128 in order to produce a flash around 20,000 of a second.  The results can be amazing!

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More information on the Camera Axe can be found at www.dreamingrobots.com and we recommend you check out www.techphotoblog.com/tpb-90 for a nice video blog post on the accuracy of the projectile module from the designer, Maurice Ribble.

In the news, Blocks camera is raising funds on Kickstarter for a modular camera, Metz of Germany has declared insolvency, Hasselblad has announced a $2395 mirrorless camera and tune in for more!

More workshops and interesting reviews and interviews coming up in the weeks ahead, so we recommend you subscribe to The Fotobug via iTunes so you don't miss an episode!  Don't forget to rate us on iTunes and we suggest you "Like" us on Facebook!

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Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photo Gear (www.outdoorphotogear.com) to tell us about some of the new photo items he saw at the recent Photokina show in Germany and to give our viewers an early look at the Black Friday sales coming up Thanksgiving weekend.

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In the news, Brikk releases a special gold plated Nikon if you have $43,000 you can spare, Think Tank has announced new bags and packs for mirrorless cameras, news from the trade show at Japan's Display Innovations hints at new high end LCD displays, Drift has released a new smaller sports camera called Stealth 2.

Also, our congratulations go out to Rob Daugherty, The Vest Guy, whose image of a grizzly bear was chosen for Your Best Shot by National Geographic.

Finally, on a sad note, David Stoecklein passed away this past weekend.  David was the keynote speaker at the Black Hills Shootout four years ago.

Be sure to go to www.outdoorphotogear.com for the Black Friday specials running all weekend and let them know you heard about it on The Fotobug podcast!

Next time Fred and Jim attempt to capture pellets from a pellet gun with the Projectile Module and the Camera Axe!

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Welcome to podcast #116. In recent news, Sony introduced a new sensor, Lee Filters announced a new warming polarizing filter, Delkin introduced a trio of rugged SD cards, Apple released a plugin to import Aperture files into Lightroom, Mylio  is a subscription-based photo organization program, and if you have $50,000 laying around, you may want to bid on a Hasselblad  500C camera that was the first in space.

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 Jim just returned from Slovenia workshop operated by Luka Esenko.  Slovenia is a truly amazing and very photogenic place that Jim recommends you add to your bucket list.  In addition, Jim joined a number of truly remarkable and interesting people and photographers from all over the globe.  In addition, Tim Mannakee joined the group with two photographers from England.  Jim also took time to interview Luka and Tim along with Curtis Budden (who runs workshops in Scotland and Poland), Tony Oberstar (an LA cinematographer), Dan Briski (a native Slovenian photographer), and Bob and Nadine (cousins of Tony who were visiting family in Slovenia). For more information on these other workshops and photographers, check www.lukaesenko.comwww.timmannakee.comwww.curtisbuddenphotography.com, and www.danbriski.com

Coming up next time, Chris Klapheke will join us again to report on new items from Photokina and 
suggestions for your holiday gifts!


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