Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

The Fotobug Photography podcast for travel and nature photographers. Interviews, training, reviews, and more!

Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 27

June 6th, 2011

In Podcast # 27, Jim shares his recent trip to the Lake Wales ridge including Bok Tower, Spook Hill and the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest.  The Fotobug guys also discuss the Stefanie Gordon space shuttle image shot with her iPhone that has raised copyright questions, Twitpics and other services (Facebook?) retain the right to sell and distribute photos uploaded to their services, the new Sigma SD1 has been revealed, Drobo is giving away 100 Drobo backup units, Datacolor has introduced an app that allows the iPad and iPad2 to be color corrected, Nikon is suing Sigma for patent infringement, and Hasselblad has introduced a camera that effectively produces a 200MP image!

Listener Ted sent in a question as to how to curve text around an object in Photoshop and Jim demonstrates how easy it is!

The Shootout is back!  The Black Hills Photo Shootout in Rapid City, South Dakota that is!  Registration is now open and is only $150 for the weekend which includes 4 workshops/seminars.  The Shootout will be held in Rapid City from  September 30th - October 2nd and the featured speaker is David Stoecklein and several workshops will be given by our own Jason Hahn and his partner Les Vorhis.   Jim will be there to interview people for the Fotobug Vodcast, so come out and say hi and join in the fun!  to register - hurry, workshop space is limited and several have already sold out!

Jim also reveals the first photos of the Fotobug Skycam Tricopter which made it's first (though brief!) maiden flight but stay tuned for more!

Finally, The Photo Caption Contest is over and we want to thank everyone who took time to enter.  The winners will be announced on the Fotobug Facebook page and in the next podcast.  Each winner will receive an Op/tech Rainsleeve set for their cameras courtesy of Outdoor Photo Gear - .  Stay tuned for more contests and giveaways!

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 26

May 22nd, 2011

There is still time to enter the spring Photo Caption Contest!  Just enter your best caption for the contest photo for a chance to win Op/Tech rain gear for your camera from Outdoor Photo Gear.  The image can be found at the Fotobug Fan page on Facebook.  In episode 26, Jim and Fred discuss the future of the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) as well as Seagate's new 500Gb hard drive for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and also the Neat Image noise reduction plugin update.  Also, Jim gives an update on the Skycam tricopter he has been building.

 Jim presents video of his recent trip to Blue Cypress Lake to photograph Osprey with Jason Hahn.

Remember to check out the new photogear at and upcoming workshops/trips at

Coming up are more interviews including Chas Glatzer and lots more!

The Photo Caption Contest ends on May 31st, so be sure to get your entry in either by posting at the Fotobug Fan Page on Facebook, or send an email with your caption to   There be prizes!!

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 25

May 8th, 2011

Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photo Gear ( join Jim and Fred as a guest host on today's podcast #25!  Chris will be giving some suggestions for photo accessories as we move into late spring and into the summer and is providing the prizes for our Caption Contest.  Also, Jim will be demonstrating the new Perfect Layers from onOne Software which is currently entering a free public beta.  Perfect Layers is a plugin for Adobe Lightroom that adds layering and some masking capabilities.

In other news, Adobe has release Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4, Canon has a firmware update for the 7D, Nikon has a firmware update for the D7000, and Sigma is celebrating its 50th anniversary!

Oscar-nominated British documentary-maker Tim Hetherington, 40, co-creator of the Sundance-winning documentary Restrepo, was killed covering fighting between Muammar Gaddafi's forces and the opposition.  Chris Hondros, a Pulitzer prize finalist, was also killed.

Enter our Photo Caption Contest and you may win an Op/tech Rainsleeve from Outdoor Photo Gear!  Just email us your best caption or submit your entry on the Fotobug Facebook page.  Entries may be sent to  Entries must be received no later than May 31st.

Doug Gardner has now posted the Season 3 episodes of Wild Photo Adventures on his website at  If  the show isn't being aired yet on your local PBS station, you can watch all 13 episodes online.  Jim was a Field Producer on episodes 8 and 9 on the Everglades and is also featured in episode 12, Behind the Scenes!

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