April 29th, 2018
Before we tell you all there is to know about beanbags, there was more photographic news in the last couple of weeks!
Chinese company Xiaomi may purchase GoPro. Details on the potential buy-out are sparse at this point, but a report claims the deal could be worth as much as $1 billion. One of the weirdest copyright cases in the history of photography is finally over. The courts have sided with photographer David Slater and rejected PETA's claim that the monkey who took the infamous selfie has any claim over the photograph's copyright. Skylum Software has released the latest update to its image processing software Luminar. The large-format digital LargeSense LS911 is the "world's first 8x10 digital single shot camera for sale and will set you back $106,000!! Gopro will now accept any old digital camera for trade-in. The program first launched last year, but only as a temporary promotion limited to previous-generation GoPro cameras. SmugMug has acquired struggling photography site Flickr. DxO Labs has filed the initial proceedings to start the bankruptcy process in France. The latest update to Lightroom Classic CC brought with it a slew of major bugs, including some that would cause the program to crash. For more details and more, check out the podcast.
Beanbags - what are they good for? Well, be sure to check out this week's podcast as Fred and Jim will tell you everything there is to know about Beanbags, including field uses and even the best things to use as fill material - pros and cons! Please also check out the new Fotobug YouTube channel for this video and lots more - please subscribe so that we can add a lot more new material including previous videos from The Fotobug vault. If you would like to purchase your own beanbag, please check out Rob Daugherty's website, The Vest Guy, to buy the beanbags that Fred and Jim used in this podcast. Thanks to Rob for providing us with these great bags! https://thevestguy.com/
Also, EMS Photo Adventures still has a couple spots open for the Colorado Dude Ranch workshop in Colorado led by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Essdras Suarez - just prior to the Black Hill Photo Shootout - this would be a great combination! http://emsphotoadventures.com/
April 15th, 2018
Robert Wicker joins The Fotobug to discuss how to make money in real estate photography!
In recent photoraphy news, a group of children cleaning up a beach in Taiwan found a camera lost by a Japanese tourist in 2015. Remarkably, the camera still functioned and the camera was returned to her! A new partnership between drone maker DJI and Pond5 may make it easier for aerial photographers with 107 certification to sell their footage. Adobe recently released new updates, but there have been some issues with the Lightroom update - slowdowns and pre-sets out of order. Fuji announced it will stop producing all B&W film stock and paper beginning in October. For more, be sure to watch the podcast!
Robert Wicker is a professional real estate photographer from Melbourne, Fl and has agreed to share his tips on earning income in real estate photogaphy. He discusses equipment and allows us to follow up as captures images in some homes up for sale and discusses potential issues and how to overcome them to get the best angles to set yourself apart from amateurs.
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April 1st, 2018
Be sure to watch the podcast for full details on recent photography news! Highlights include Adobe posts revenue over $2 billion dollars for the first quarter of 2018. Samsung is increasing production of its ISOCELL image sensors to compete with Sony. We are sad to announce that Chuck Westfall from Canon has passed away. A Russian drone pilot took his little consumer drone to 33,000 feet. GoPro is licensing its sensors to Jabil Circuit for third party products. A well-known insect photographer filed a $2.7 million law suit against a pest control company who used his images without permission. GoPro has also announced a new Hero camera for a retail price of $200. Watch the podcast for more information and even more news!
Last May we had Jim Burnham on the podcast and he announced a timelapse project he was starting to do a nine month timelapse of a wildflower garden. Jim has finished his timelapse and we invited him back to The Fotobug to talk about the issues he faced to produce this video. He also discusses the equipment he used and problems he had to overcome. We encourge you to check out the full YouTube timelapse video HERE Jim used over 148,000 individual photos to complete this video. We also recommend checking out Jim's blog at http://lelandreport.com/portfolio
Finally - our friend Rob Daugherty has some openings for his June Alaska Brown Bear workshop - go to http://www.robswildlife.com/alaska for more information!