Archive for January 2015

Thanks for checking out The Fotobug podcast #122! In recent news, more about the issues with Nikon's D750 flare issues.  First, the camera appeared to be pulled from retailers shelves for a short time, then Nikon stated that all effected cameras would be repaired for free, in addition they released detailed instructions on how to handle the issue and return the camera if necessary.  Canon too has a problem with PowerShot SX280 HS and S120 units among others where the battery contact may have an issue.  Also, Canon wants to increase domestic production in Japan up to 60% due to the falling value of the Yen.  GoPro also has announced a firmware upgrade for the Hero 4 that will add new features to the camera including auto adjusting for using the camera upside down!

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Today, Fred and Jim give a brief introduction to closeup photography.  They show some of the necessary equipment, such as true macro lenses, and regular lenses combined with extension tubes.  In addition, a technique to get nice backgrounds, the use of the plamp, and even focusing techniques.  By recording from the HDMI output from our camera, they actually demonstrate these techniques while you virtually look through the camera viewfinder.

The Fotobug hopes to do more of these in the coming year and would appreciate your feedback on what you would like to see!

Finally, upcoming workshops include March 12-17 to Iceland, the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout in April and more information on these can be found at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com and www.thephotoshootout.com.

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Welcome to the first Fotobug podcast of 2015!  Co-hosting on this episode is our friend, Tim Grey!

In recent news, Nikon has released a statement to reassure users of the D750 that it is working on measures to address the flare issues some users have been reporting, Toshiba introduced the FlashAir III wireless SD card, realtor Douglas Trudeau has been issued an OK from the FAA to use a Phantom UAV for taking commercial real estate photos, and digital storage brand G-Technology has announced a collection of new G-Drive models that can withstand a 6 foot fall to a carpeted concrete floor.

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Fred and I are delighted to have Tim Grey join us as a co-host for this episode. Tim is regarded as  one of the top educators in digital photography and imaging. Tim publishes the free eNewsletter, Ask Tim Grey as well as Pixology Magazine and now has an entire website of training videos for photographers.  We urge you to check out www.timgrey.com which has links to his other websites as well as his photography workshops. We actually have a live version of Ask Tim Grey and Tim answered some questions from a few of our listeners during the podcast.

Please check out Tim's upcoming workshops and you may now go out and register for The Tampa Bay Photo Shootout which will be taking place the weekend of April 10, 11 and 12 (www.thephotoshootout.com).  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and check back in two weeks for The Fotobug 122!

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