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Fotobug - Episode 128 - The ABCs of B&W

April 19th, 2015

This has been a busy couple of weeks - the first annual Tampa Bay Photo Shootout is now history and we have some behind the scenes video and an interview with Jillian from Tamron!

In recent news, the Colorado legislature has introduced a new bill that, if signed into law, will prevent law enforcement officers from interfering with citizens who are photographing or recording police activity while Texas wants to penalize photographers who  film or photograph police within 15 feet of an incident. Lensbaby has introduced a new portrait lens that produces a velvety image. In UAV news, DJI has introduced two new Phantom quadcopters, Blackmagic has announced a new small sports camera and Garmin has announced a sports camera - both suitable for using on UAVs. Manfrotto has used the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show as launching pad for the Digital Director, a bracket designed to turn an iPad Air into an external monitor for Canon and Nikon DSLRs.  Canon has reduced the price on some of its most popular L lenses and tune into the podcast for even more!

The Tampa Bay Photo Shootout was a success and we thank Tamron, JDI Imaging and our keynote speaker, Connie Bransilver as well as all the instructors for all their hard work.  We especially want to thank Connie for filling in as a workshop leader on Saturday!  Tune into the podcast for an interview with the "Tamron Lady"!

Also, watch the podcast to check out the new "Fotobug Florida Vest" from our friend The Vest Guy (


Our monthly theme is Black and White, so Jim and Fred present a few tips on capturing and processing digital images for black and white.  If you would like more, we urge you to sign up for the Vanelli and Friends photo cruise that will be taking place the week of June 15th featuring Vanellia, B&W guru Vincent Versace, and macro photographer Mike Moats.

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Fotobug - Episode 127 - Iceland 2015

April 5th, 2015

Spring is finally here and Fred and Jim head out to the local state park at Honeymoon Island to tape the most recent podcast!  In recent news, instant film company Impossible has released a Generation 2.0 film called B&W 2.0 and claims it is sharper and clearer than previous versions, a Poloroid camera repair company has just introduced its own instant camera called the Mint, Amazon just announced a new cloud storage service for photographers that allows unlimited storage for $12 a year, GoPro just stopped their daily "Everything we Make" give away and have been awarded a grant for a cube based camera, Phase One has released an 80 mp camera for UAVs and you will just have to listen to the podcast for more news!


Jim recently returned from a private Photo Workshop he conducted in Iceland and relates highlights of the trip.  The weather could have been better and the group did not see the northern lights this year, but did get to photograph an ice cave!  The next trip is being planned for next March as well as another in May of 2016.

There are only a few more days to sign up for the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout at .  In addition, check out the great worskhops at and there is still time to sign up for the Vanelli and Friends Photo Cruise featuring Vanelli, Vincent Versace and Mike Moats (Jim will be there too!) at sponsored by our friends at Hunts Photo.

Be sure to get out and enjoy the improving weather and be sure to check back in two weeks for the next podcast!

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