July 23rd, 2017
Lots of news in Photography! The courts have ruled the FAA can't impose registration on hobbyists! If you registered your small drone with the FAA back in 2015, but don't intend to use it for commercial purposes, you're entitled to a registration refund. A crisp $5 bill, straight from the US government into your pocket. ood news if you are a Panono backer. Troubled tech company Panono and their odd 360° ball camera will live on to shoot another day. The investment company that purchased the Panono brand says it will continue all services 'without disruption'. David Slater's viral 'monkey selfies' made him famous, but the legal battles over who actually owns the photos—him or the macaque who pressed the shutter—has left him broke and dejected. Massive corporation P&G is being sued by a Cincinnati photographer for serious copyright violations and P&G could end up paying $75 million! Tune in to the podcast to learn how scammers have been ripping off photographers in Los Angeles!
Jim and Fred have finally completed working with the Zen Tilt and are ready to give it a full review. The Zen Tilt is available online and is even available now on Amazon for $24. A couple of our listeners weighed in when we posted a quick overview of the product, but now here is a full review - warts and all! Jim and Fred would love to hear from you on Facebook if you have used the product and tell us what you think!
Coming up here shortly - the Black Hills Photo Shootout in Spearfish, South Dakota - www.thephotoshootout.com to pre-register. We hope to see you there!
Stay tuned as Jim and Fred will have a lot more reviews coming up in future episodes!
July 8th, 2017
In recent photography news, Micron hend as announced the end of the line for the Lexar retail brand. Sony's new 20mp CMOS sensor has a reset function that reduces the rolling shutter effect. A roll of B&W film inside an Argus C2 camera purchased at an Oregon Goodwill contained images of the Mt. St. Helens eruption. The Panocam has been sold after only 400 cameras were sent to backers. A drone operator was arrested by Arizona Police for interfering with firemen tackling wildfires and the FAA is developing a system to identify bad drone behavior and the operators. Another company has announced new B&W film - a 100 ISO stock from Zorki.
Jim just returned from the Cuenca Ecuador Corpus Christi festival featuring lots of sweets and nightly fireworks. The photo tour was arranged by EMS Photo Tours (www.emsphotoadentures.com) and led by pulitzer prize winning photographer, Essdras Suarez. This podcast features an interview with Essdras as he describes how he captured the only image from the recent shooting in Virginia of the US congressmen at a practice baseball game. Essdras also discusses his new venture, MillionEyez (www.millioneyez.com). In addition, Jim interviews MJ Adelman, the person behind EMS Photo Adventures. MJ has plenty of photo adventures to come, so please check out her website!
Coming up in September you can register now for the Black Hills Photo Shootout (www.thephotoshootout.com) which will take place the end of September in South Dakota.
We suggest you subscribe as we will be having a full review of the Zen Tilt, the Platypod, and we will feature an interview with Michele the man behind the Instamic!