Archive for September 2015

Corel has released a new brush plugin for PhotoShop called ParticleShop. It uses Corel's Painter Particle brush technology to create photo-realistic effects like smoke, dust, fabric, fire, hair, lighting and fur. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a theory for a new way to solve the issue of bright skies burning out in a landscape photograph. Tune into the  current podcast for more details!

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The Fotobug guys have been wanting to do a podcast featuring their favorite Android and IOS apps for photographers Here is a short list of a few of their favorites.  Here's the list:
Perfectly Clear IOS & Android $2.99
Photographer's Ephemeris IOS & Android $8.99
Moon Phase Pro Android only $ .99
Triggertrap Mobile IOS & Android FREE - Dongle Camera Cable - $37.00
1 Weather Android Only FREE
Lightning Finder IOS & Android $5.99 annual subscription
Adobe Mix IOS & Android FREE - Adobe ID required
Adobe Photoshop Express IOS & Android FREE - Adobe CC membership recommended
Lightroom Mobile IOS & Android FREE - Adobe CC membership recommended
VSCO Cam IOS & Android FREE
GoPro App IOS & Android FREE - requires GoPro Hero 3 or 4 w/wifi
Lenstag IOS & Android FREE
We are sure that you have many suggestions, so please send them to us via our Facebook page, or email them to jim@thefotobug.com or fred@thefotobug.com.  We plan to do a follow up show in the near future and would like to share your favorite apps!
Next up - our interview with Jennifer Wu!
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Catching up on the latest photography news, SNAPP guides are coming which will connect photographers to the best locations for photos. From our friend, Luka Esenko and we will soon be following up with him when it is released for IOS and AndroidCanadian viewers, listen up! Lens Rentals Canada is closing permanently, according to a statement issued by owner Craig Blairy. He cites logistical issues and personal reasons, saying numerous problems with the business 'didn't make it a fun endeavor'.  The LxMeter from Italian manufacturer Optivelox has introduced an accessory that turns your smartphone into a light meter. Olympus has patented a technology that records polarization information directly on the sensor itself. DJI has announced a new camera UAV called the Phantom 3 Standard for $799.  Tune into the podcast for more details!


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Fred and Jim take the Rogue Flashbenders out for a quick spin.  These are very flexible and lightweight lighting controls for camera speed lights.  While The Fotobugs aren't showing off aesthetic lighting techniques, but are rather showing off the flexibility and design advantages of these fine products. For those interested, Hunts has a 10% discount on all Rogue products until the end of the year!

Call Hunt's Photo and Video - ask for Andrea at 781-662-8822 for these and other Fotobug Specials!

This also may be your last chance to register for the Black Hills Photo Shootout with our keynote speaker, Jennifer Wu.  Go to www.thephotoshootout.com to sign up right now!  Jennifer will be our guest on the October podcast!
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