March 19th, 2017
Our entire podcast this time is devoted to the Tamron 150mm - 600mm zoom lens, the first generation versus the newest version! We at the Fotobug want to thank Tamron for allowing us to borrow the newest version of their long zoom lens in order to test and to Fred who purchased the original version of the lens. We also want to thank Jillian from Tamron and Jeff for showing us the USB Tap-in Console and software. Also, to Michael from Johnson PhotoImaging in Bradenton Florida for his comments on using the newer lens with older digital camera bodies. We welcome your input and your own experiences with the new Tamron 150-600mm!
If you would like to try out the new Tamron lenses for yourself, plan to attend the Black Hills Photo Shootout in South Dakota in September! www.thephotoshootout.com.
March 5th, 2017
The third annual Tampa Bay Photo Shootout is now history, but the Fotobug guys will share some highlights from the event in the current podcast!
In recent photography news, Microsoft has released a free, open source simulator to help engineers test and even crash drones in a photorealistic environment. The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art has just released thousands of scanned artwork and photos for public licensing. ADOX of germany is doubling the size of its facility that produces photographic chemicals film and paper! Godox has released a new wireless speedlight. Online e-learning platform Alison has launched a course to allow students to build their own drone - alison.com/courses/introduction-to-drones. Also, AirSeflie is now available to the publiic to allow a small drone to take your selfies. Finally, Google has been granted a patent for a ball cap with a built-in camera and acts as a portable studio.
The feature in today's podcast is highlights from the third annual Tampa Bay Photo Shootout from Clearwater Florida. Photographers from all over the United States gathered at St. Petersburg College to learn techniques in portrait photography, HDR, long daytime exposure, macro photography, night photography and also fellowship with other like-minded photographers. If you were unable to attend, there will be another Shootout next year and there is time to plan to attend the Black Hills Photo Shootout in South Dakota in September. We hope to see you there! http://www.thephotoshootout.com. Also, thank you to the sponsors: Tamron, Johnson Photo Imaging, Think Tank, and all the great instructors!
Be sure to subscribe to The Fotobug as next time, Jim and Fred pit the first generation Tamron 150-600 versus the second generation!