Lots of news this time! Lytro has announced an update to its software that now allows post changes to exposure, saturation and color as well as focus for its cameras. Adobe has finally announced the end of Adobe Flash and are urging web developers to stop using it. Also, Adobe released Lightroom 2.0 for Apple's IOS devices and will soon do the same for Android. Beamr is reportedly developing a JPEGmini format that allows JPEG files to be even smaller, without reducing quality. Phase One has completely taken over the Mamiya Saku factory and Sony is acquiring the Toshiba senor business. Manfrotto plans to introduce e a new video LED light. Panasonic has announced it will resume development of an 8K sensor for video. If you would like a new job and follow in the footsteps of Ansel Adams, the US Government is looking to hire a full-time photographer for it's National Parks!
Our guest this time is George Heinrich (http://www.heinrichecologicalservices.com). Jim recently volunteered to help George with his research on Suwanee River Cooter Turtles. George has been working on this project for the past 11.5 years and we discuss how photographers in the field can help out with these important research studies. George will be presenting an update on the study at Boyd Hill Nature Park in St. Petersburg, FL in January.
We also included a little extra on dealing with problem backgrounds for better photos. Fred recently photographed a horse drawn carriage and it occurred to him that there was one best angle for the image - based upon the background!
Jim will be conducting workshops at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Titusville January 21-25, so please sign up now and plan to attend. There will be something there for everyone! (www.spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org).
Until next time - keep shooting!