October 18th, 2015
September was a very busy month for The Fotobug
guys! Jim just returned from a Curtis Budden
Photo workshop in Scotland and even toured Ireland for a few days. In the news, Flickr
has introduced a 360 degree photo viewer as well as YouTube
and even Facebook
has introduced a new entry-level action camera, the HERO+ with Wi-Fi. RED
has launched its new RED RAVEN
camera which offers 4K recording at 120fps and 2K recording at 240fps. Adobe
has announced updates to its Photoshop Elements
and Premiere Elements
and has expanded the dehaze filter in the CC version of Camera Raw to work with the Radial Filter, Graduated Filter and Local Adjustment Brush. Vantage Robotics
has a new 4K camera quadcopter called Snap
, and it's now up for pre-order. Finally, our friends at M&M Photo Tours
have offered our listeners a 10% discount
on a workshop to Tanzania. Everything is included, including airfare from New York. Go to http://mmphototours.com/
for complete information.
Jim shares highlights of his recent photography workshop in the Highlands of Scotland with Curtis Budden
). The landscapes in Scotland are absolutely amazing and every photographer should plan to travel to Scotland at least once! Curtis also does photo workshops in other areas and we suggest you check out his website - he will even organize custom tours for you. Jim also created a number of timelapse sequences for the podcast using his own rail in addition to the original Radian
software. Thanks to a great group that helped make this workshop truly outstanding!
Coming up next time, The Fotobug Halloween special with a How-to on spooky night time light painting. Be sure not to miss it!
October 4th, 2015
Welcome to our coverage of the Black Hills Photo Shootout in Rapid City, South Dakota. But first, the latest photographic news! Lenstag now has a subscription option for $2.00 a month of $19.00 a year - currently by invitation only. There is now a Kickstarter project to produce a DSLR-like case for the GoPro camera. Flickr demonstrated an early preview of a 'virtual reality experience' designed for viewing 360-degree panoramic photos. Sony has introduced the Alpha 7S II, a second iteration of its video-centric Alpha 7S. DJI has announced a pair of Micro Four Thirds aerial cameras including a model that can shoot lossless 4K Raw footage. Photographer and designer Philipp Schmitt has created a concept camera called 'Camera Restricta' with a unique feature: it won't allow the user to take a picture in an area where too many other photos have been taken. Finally, Apple has launched the long-rumored iPad Pro. Watch the podcast for more details!
The 6th Annual Black Hills Photo Shootout
is now history and was another great weekend in Rapid City. Our keynote speaker this year was Jennifer Wu
who also agreed to an interview on this podcast - check out Jennifer's website at www.jenniferwu.com
. Jennifer shares some quick tips to find and photograph the milky way and star photography in general. In addition we talk to workshop leader Dick Kettlewell
who has a new book coming out in mid-October. It was great seeing old friends and making new friends! We appreciate all the new "likes" on our Facebook page (go ahead and "like" us - it only takes a moment!!). If you missed this year, we will be back next year and there is also the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout
in April in the Tampa Bay area.
Up next - Jim will share his adventures in the Highlands of Scotland including the Isle of Skye. You won't want to miss it!