March 29th, 2020
Due to the covid-19 virus, we decided to put together some suggestions of things and themes you can photograph while staying safe at home!
Most of the recent photography news also involves the virus. Adobe announces free at-home Creative Cloud service for students and educators impacted by the outbreak. World Press has cancelled the 2020 Photo Contest Award show, Photokina is cancelled until 2022, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has opened up their training website for free for 2 weeks (www.ppa.com/education-unlocked). Nikon and Canon have put off camera repairs.
We want all our viewers to stay safe and healthy until the virus threat has passed. We know many, just like us, are stranded at home and have had trips cancelled. So, we put together some suggestions that you can do in or around your home with your camera.
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March 15th, 2020
In this episode, Fred and Jim take a look at another free RAW app, Rawtherapee!
In recent news, the Covid-19 virus is also having an impact on the photo industry. Canon is shutting down some of their factories due to issues with the supply chain from China. Photokina has indicated they do not plan to cancel, but several companies have already backed out of the event to be held in Cologne Germany. The NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) event in Las Vegas has been cancelled. DJI has protested to the FAA claiming that the new rule proposals will cost users nine times more than the FAA forecasted.
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March 1st, 2020
Can't afford or don't want to pay for photo editing software? Make sure you check out this podcast!
In recent photography news, Adobe releases a substantial update to the desktop and mobile versions of Photoshop. Sony cuts planned mirrorless camera features in response to DRAM shortage. Moment introduces a 67mm filter system for smartphones. Fujifilm and Kodak warn about sending undeveloped film through airport scanners. Jif Peanut butter comes out with 'Gyphy' peanut butter to remind people that 'Gif' is pronounced with a soft 'G' sound! Even more news in the podcast!
Adobe is now charging $10 a month for Photoshop and Lightroom combo or $53 a month for the entire suite of Adobe software. They no longer sell a version of Lightroom. Other similiar software also sells in the neighborhood of $79 to $99 - so what if you don't want to pay, or can't afford to pay? There are free alternatives which are actually pretty good! Fred and Jim take a look at one of them in this episode of The Fotobug - Darktable which is a free open-source program available at www.darktable.org.