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Fotobug - Episode 250- How to take photos for online sales

December 22nd, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

In recent photography news, Nikon is celebrating its first SLR, the Nikon F, with a new Nikon Museum sale that includes a limited-edition wristwatch and repair website iFixit reports that Nikon has contacted more than a dozen independent repair shops that they will no longer be a part of its authorized repair program. Kodak Alaris confirmed Ektachrome E100 will be available to purchase globally in 5-roll 120 'propacks' and 10-sheet boxes of 4x5 film. Adobe announced 'phenomenal' performance in 2019 with more than $11 billion in revenue, as well as record fourth quarter earnings. For more details and more news, watch the podcast!


If you have ever sold an item online, you should know how important good photos are for showing off the item in its best in order to increase sales as well as the sales price.  So, Fred and Jim demonstrate a couple of techniques to take the best photos possible.  If you are interested in the items demonstrated in the podcast, click on these links for more information!

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See you next year!

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Fotobug - Episode 249- Review Chasing Dory Submersible

December 8th, 2019

In recent news, Five photojournalists have partnered with the ACLU to sue the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after it targeted, detained and interrogated them at the U.S.-Mexico border.  A drone pilot was fined $20,000 when his drone flew away and landed at McCarran International airport. B&H Photo spokesperson Jeff Gerstel has shared a detailed statement in response the New York Attorney General's accusations. A number of anti-virus programs have been flagging Nikon's software as a virus due to mistakenly identifying a specific installation file. Nikon has updated its suite of Windows software to correct this issue.  Check out the podcast for more!


Jim recently backed a Kickstarter project by Chasing Technologies.  The product has now been released - the Chasing Dory, a submersible drone that is operated over a WiFi link through a smartphone app.  The Dory has an HD camera that can also capture stills, has two LED lights, contains 32GB of memory and can dive up to 15 meters (50 feet) underwater!  In addition, the Dory can maintain its depth, can maintain a 45 degree angle (up or down) and the WiFi buoy is  good for up to 50 feet from the smartphone (or tablet).  There is also an optional backpack, towel and tether available.  Jim and Fred take the Dory to Roger's Park on the Weeki Wachee river and test it out!  The Dory is now available for $499!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

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