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Welcome to podcast number 126.  In recent news, World Press Photo has stripped Giovanni Troilo of his prize for indicating the winning photo was taken elsewhere than indicated, a team at Harvard School of Engineering has developed a method for making flat lenses that could dramatically reduce the size and weight of camera lenses in the future, a new platform called Defrozo has launched on Kickstarter offering photographers online services needed to market and run a photography business, and the developers behind Facetune have created a new app called Enlight, a general purpose image editor currently only available for iPhones running IOS 8.1 or later. Android and iPad versions coming soon.

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As promised, Jim and Fred present a brief introduction to UAV photography - and give some tips on learning to fly.  Jim built his first 3 UAVs (don't call them drones!), several years ago and has used them for photography.  The FAA has recently posted some new guidelines for the use of UAVs and Jim and Fred discuss safety issues as well as the new guidelines.  In a future podcast, Jim is going to discuss tips for setting up your cameras to optimize aerial images and to minimize issues with this type of photography.  As always, please send us your questions and comments!

Coming up April 10, 11 and 12 is the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout (www.thephotoshootout.com) - so this is your last chance to sign up!  Also check out Vanelli's photography cruise with Vanelli, Mike Moats and Vincent Versace at www.vanelliandfriends.com/cruise (and Jim will be there too!).  Also check out the photo workshops at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

See you next time!

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Review time!  Jim and Fred review the DJI Phantom quadrocopter which can be used to carry a GoPro or other small camera in flight.  Quick to assemble and easy to fly.  The Gura Gear Sabi Sack bean bag bundle was designed by our friend Chris Klapheke at Outdoor Photo Gear www.outdoorphotogear.com/ . These bags are very tough and flexible, but just why would a photographer want a bean bag?  Well, tune in to this podcast to see what we think and learn just how to use a bean bag!

In the news, Adobe just released two new release candidates for Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom, a company is working on a Lytro Plenoptic adapter for DSLR cameras, and Sigma announces a mount conversion service for some of their newest lenses.

Coming up on future podcasts, interviews with Matt Kloskowski and Art Wolfe, plus Susan Candelario will be returning!

There is still time to register for this year's Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota - www.thephotoshootout.com/ .  There are still open workshops available and this year's keynote speaker is Bill Fortney!

Be sure to 'like' our Facebook page and check out our new website at www.thefotobug.net !

The Fotobug exclusive specials from Hunts for this episode are DxO Filmpack 4.0 - only $99 and The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 17" printer (refurbished) only $799.99.  Call Keith at 781-462-2340.  Specials good until 8/23/13.  Also, Hunts has a free webinar on 8/14/13 on DxO Filmpack at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4168965814400283392

 

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