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Fotobug - Episode 137 - Rogue ExpoDisc 2.0

August 23rd, 2015

Welcome to The Fotobug podcast number 137!  In the news this week. another person in Kentucky shot down a UAV hovering over his backyard and was arrested with criminal mischief and wanton endangerment. Trey Ratcliff's photo walk in Atlanta was interrupted by the Atlanta police and the group was asked to stop taking pictures and to disperse.  This happened in Centennial Olympic Park and they were told photography wasn't allowed in the public park! Canon has introduced a new ultra-high-sensitivity camera that features an ISO of over 4,000,000 (million)! Canon has also taken the main DSLR awards for the best products of the year as voted by the prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association. The EOS 7D Mark ll won 'European Prosumer DSLR Camera' while the EOS 5DS/5DS R won the award for 'European Professional DSLR Camera'

Fred and Jim have received several Rogue Lighting products which we will be using and reporting on for the next few weeks.  The first item we will be testing is the ExpoDisc 2.0.  Jim has used the ExpoDisc in the past and it a recommended filter to quickly set up a correct white balance for most any lighting situation.  Simply point the camera at the primary light source with the ExpoDisc, take an image and then use that images to set a custom white balance.  Jim wondered if the ExpoDisc could possibly be used to eliminate or reduce the color shift that sometimes occurs with variable ND filters and perform a test during the current podcast.
Call Hunt's Photo and Video - ask for Andrea at 781-662-8822 for these and other Fotobug Specials!
Coming up, the registration is now available for the Black Hills Photo Shootout in Rapid City for the end of September. The featured keynote speaker this year is Jennifer Wu.  Go to to register.
Remember, all Rogue products are discounted 10% at Hunts Photo until the end of the year!
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Fotobug - Episode 136 - Chip Weiner

August 9th, 2015

The news this week starts out on a down beat for owners of Adobe's Creative Suite 6, as the company announces its upcoming Camera Raw 9.1.1 update will be the final version available for the software. In more up beat news, Trey Ratcliff and Peak Design are now working together on a Kickstarter project for a new camera slash travel bag called the Everyday Messenger. If you post on FLickr, you might be interested to know that Flickr has re-introduced its Pro level membership after an account structure re-organization removed the option for most site users, but new subscribers are subject to the same 1TB cap applied to free accounts. Google launched the stand-alone Photos app with unlimited storage in May. Now it has announced it will be phasing out its predecessor, Google+ Photos.  More details on the current news in the podcast!

Our guest photographer is Tampa Based Photographer, Chip Weiner.  Fred and Jim catch up with Chip in the headquarters for Creative Loafing Magazine.  Chip shares images with us of the 2012 Republican convention as well as editorial and news photographs from Tampa Bay.  Chip also leads photography workshops in the area and we urge you to check out his website at We believe you will find the interview with Chip to be entertaining and informative.  Chip was also one of the workshop leaders for the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout from this past April.
The Hunts Photo Specials for August:
 Bowens Mosaic Solo On-Camera LED Light (Regularly $149, ON SALE $89.99 limited supply) 
 The compact and lightweight Mosaic Solo, with 72 high-powered, long-life, daylight balanced LEDs is the perfect light for interviews.  The size and weight of this versatile light makes it great for use on HD-DSLR and video cameras alike and its wide format design creates a broader spread of light that provides the wider cover required for typical 16:9 framing the diffuser and filter set included with this kit. 
Promaster LED120 Camera/Camcorder Light (Regularly $99.99, ON SALE $49.99) 
 PROMASTER LED Camera/Camcorder lights help you get well-lit photos and video with more natural color. The continuous light source eliminates the red-eye effect caused by your camera's flash and helps you get sharper pictures by providing a good source of illumination for your camera's autofocus system. 
Induro CT304 Grand Induro Series EP Carbon 8X Tripod (Legs) 
 (Regularly $529, ON SALE $299.99 limited supply) The Grand Induro Series EP Carbon 8X Tripods are for those seeking the highest level of stability in a modular and versatile solution for the professional photographer. Induro’s newly designed spider is what makes this entire system possible.
Induro BHM2 Ballhead (Regularly $205, ON SALE $119.99 limited supply) 
 The Induro BHM2 Ballheads feature double action separate positioning and pan controls, a Universal Arca-Swiss style Quick Release mounting plate system.
 Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Trigger Set for Nikon or Canon (Regularly $ 105.99, ON SALE $94.99) 
 Making a classic trigger better! The Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Trigger System gives photographers incredible control over their flashes and studio lights. 
To take advantage of these specials, contact Andrea Cutts  at 781-662-8822 and mention The Fotobug specials!
Also all Rogue products (which we will be reviewing in upcoming episodes) are on sale for 10% off until the end of the year!
Registration for The Black Hills Photo Shootout is now live - come sign up now and join us in South Dakota in the Black Hills!
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