Archive for October 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. GoPro 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.
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Jim shares highlights of his recent photography workshop in the Highlands of Scotland with Curtis Budden (www.curtisbuddenphotography.com).  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 and LRTimelapse 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!
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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!


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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!
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