January 22nd, 2017
Lots of recent photography news for the new year! Some users are reporting overheating issues witht the new iPhone 7. A Kickstarter campaign is looking to develop GearEye, a grear management system to tag your photo items in your camera bag and follow by RFID on your smartphone. Brides magazine suggests weddings should only be photographed by Canon or Nikon cameras (really?). Canon was granted more patents in 2016 than Google and Apple! Lilycam announces it is closing its doors and offering refunds to backers. Timelapse+ has announced a new on-camera controller that will even adjust focus during the timelapse. Kodak has brought back Ektachrome film and may bring back Kodachrome! DJI has acquired Hasselblad. All this and more on the current podcast!
Jim just returned from 2 weeks in the Galapagos and Quito Ecuador. The man who put together the trip, Dr. Russell Burke is featured in an interview on this podcast. The Galapagos should belong on your bucket list and we will be featuring photoraphy from the Galapagos on the next podcast.
The Tampa Bay Photo Shootout is right around the corner. Go to www.thephotoshootout.com to register and for more information. This year the event will be held in Clearwater, Florida. Hurry as the workshops fill up fast!
January 8th, 2017
The first Fotobug podcast of 2017! In recet news, Sony is reportedly developing a sensor with a built-in polarizing filter.
Jim and Fred look into the crystal ball and give their best predictions about the photo industry for 2017. Will On1 RAW be the next Photoshop? What will happen with Gopro- will they finally get their act together next year? How many new UAVs will DJI release next year and what kind of developments will they bring to the Drone market for photograohers? Does the Tamron 150-600mm lens beat the Sgma 150-600mm? Who has the best 90mm macro - Sigma or Tamron? Will Sony release the new high speed sensor and who will take advantage of it? What new development in smart phone photography come about next year? Jim and Fred take a stab at these and more predictions. We would love for your feedback - what do you think? Contact us via email, comments here, or via our Facebook page!
On his trip out west in September, Jim found a great slot canyon in Page arizona, near Antelope Canyon. Secret Canyon! It is located on a Navajo reservation and their is only one outfitter that takes photographers to the canyon - https://www.hummeradventures.net/. Although a bit more expensive than Antelope, they limit photography groups to six people so you pretty much have the slot canyon to yourself. Up to 100 people per hour go through Antelope. In addition, you get a rather fun and interesting Hummer ride to the canyon! Highly recommend1
Coming up February 24, 25, 26 is the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout - http://www.thephotoshootout.com. Sign up now!
Welcome to 2017!