Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

A couple of news items from Canon:  Canon has introduced a compact 35mm F2.8 macro lens with a built-in LED ring light and they have introduced a drone that can fly in nasty weather and can see in the dark.  The drone is capable of ISO speeds up to 4 million and is intended to be used in disaster relief.  Chinese stabilizer company, Gudsen, has introduced a range of powered gimbals aimed at users of compact cameras and medium-sized DSLRs.  Gudsen claims it is "the smartest camera stabilization and control system for mirrorless cameras and DSLRs and will set you back $599. Sony is planning to launch sever medium format sensors in the 100-150MP resolution next year. US-based GoPro customers can get a discount on a new HERO5 Black or Session camera when trading in an older HERO model. Existing GoPro owners can receive $100 off a new HERO5 Black, or $50 off a HERO5 Session when they trade in any older GoPro HERO model.  This is a limited time offer.

Arabian026.jpg

Jim and Fred welcome back photographer Ron Wyatt who recently toured and photographed the Russian Moscow Ballet company.  In addition, Ron shares some equpment recommendations and lighting tips.  Ron just recently started his own photo tour company and has trips planned to Tanzania, Tuscany, indo-china and many other locations.  We recommend you check his website at www.ronwyattphotos.com to see more of his work and information on his upcoming workshops.

 

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Welcome to our next podcast!  In recent news, FILM Ferrania has announced the release of its P30 B&W filn which will be available on a limited 'ALPHA' edition for now.  GoPro is likely to release a new Hero 6 camera this year.  DxO is giving away OpticPro 9 - deadline February 28th.  To get a free copy - go to http://www.dxo.com/us/digitalcamerauk .  You will also receive a discount on version 11. Manfrotto has launched a magnetic filter holder for attaching and removing filters quickly.  Sony's new sensor has a 3-layer structure that permits capture speeds up to 1000fps and reduces the so-called "Jello-effect'.  Apple has filed for a patent that allows a focus stacking technique for portraits.  All this and more news in the current podcast!

 

1-YellowstoneWinterBison-W.jpg

Rob Daugherty - The Vest Guy - returns to talk about his latest travels, share images and give photography tips.  Rob creates custom vests for hunters, fishermen, first responders, the military and PHOTOGRAPHERS!  To find out more, or to rent one of his vests go to http://www.thevestguy.com.  Rob also leads workshops around the world as well as his home state of Utah - check out http://www.robswildlife.com for information.

Next time - highlights from the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout!  Keep checking The Fotobug Facebook page for live broadcasts from the event.

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Lots of recent photography news for the new year!  Some users are reporting overheating issues witht the new iPhone 7.  A Kickstarter campaign is looking to develop GearEye, a grear management system to tag your photo items in your camera bag and follow by RFID on your smartphone.  Brides magazine suggests weddings should only be photographed by Canon or Nikon cameras (really?). Canon was granted more patents in 2016 than Google and AppleLilycam announces it is closing its doors and offering refunds to backers.  Timelapse+ has announced a new on-camera controller that will even adjust focus during the timelapse. Kodak has brought back Ektachrome film and may bring back Kodachrome!  DJI has acquired Hasselblad.  All this and more on the current podcast!

5D3_9410.jpg

 

Jim just returned from 2 weeks in the Galapagos and Quito Ecuador.  The man who put together the trip, Dr. Russell Burke is featured in an interview on this podcast.  The Galapagos should belong on your bucket list and we will be featuring photoraphy from the Galapagos on the next podcast. 

The Tampa Bay Photo Shootout is right around the corner.  Go to www.thephotoshootout.com to register and for more information.  This year the event will be held in Clearwater, Florida.  Hurry as the workshops fill up fast!

 

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Welcome to The Fotobug Podcast number 112.  In the news, the US Copyright office takes Wikimedia's side in the debate over the macaque "selfie", also Microsoft shows off a new timelapse technology (check www.thefotobug.net for video!) and Instagram has beat them to the market place with a Hyperlapse app for IOS devices.  Also, The new Triggertrap project Ada has experienced more delays, but is expected to be shipping by December.  If you have been holding off buying that next piece of Canon glass, Canon just announced a big discount on most of their lenses, from $40 to $1000 off retail, to celebrate the production of the 100 millionth EF lens.

clyde.jpg

Fred and I decided to pull from our vault a piece we did three years ago with Clyde Butcher at the Venice Gallery and darkroom.  Clyde just turned 70 in early September and we thought this would be a nice tribute to one of America's greatest photographers.  If you haven't visited his Venice, FL or Big Cypress Gallery in the Everglades, we urge you to do so!

Time is quickly growing short, so we recommend you sign up now for The Black Hills Shootout at the end of September.  There is also the Moose, fall colors  workshop in Maine from Oct 2 - 5 and finally, Slovenia, fall colors in the Julian Alps from October 17 - 24.  www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

Stay tuned for next time - coming up, interview with Jim Clark and more!

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Our guest host for podcast #82 is Roman Kurywczak, a New Jersey based photographer who recently published an eBook on night photography and light painting.  Roman's website can be found at http://www.roaminwithroman.com/  where you can also purchase his eBook, A Digital Guide to Photographing the Night Sky. Roman discusses his photography and offers techniques and suggestion for those who would like to try their hand at night photography.  In addition, Roman leads workshops to locations such as Tanzania and Iceland!

In the news, a Tumbler blog displays the difference in the quality of news images at the Chicago Sun Times before and after the massive layoff of the news photography staff, Canon announces a new DSLR, the 70D, the Olympus executives who admitted cooking the books receive a suspended jail sentence, and Carl Zeiss drops "Carl" from their name.

Jim also displays an interesting image from one of his Kentucky workshop attendees, David Becker. Thank you, David, for sharing it with us!

In our next podcast, Jim will be showing videos and images from his upcoming trip to the coast of Maine and Quebec.  Also coming up are interviews with Art Wolfe, Matt Kloskowski, and returning again; Susan Candelario!  Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode and please remember to rate us on iTunes!


Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Welcome to podcast number 54!  In the recent photo news, Petapixel shows off images printed from negatives swallowed by artists, then pooped out in the dark and developed, Canon announces the newest member of the Rebel family as well as a series of summer workshops in the national parks, Panasonic is now the major stock holder of Olympus, Sony has announced the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, and Apple has released Aperture 3.3.

Our special guest is Charles MacPherson from Massachusetts. Charles runs workshops in the northeast United States including a workshop to photograph polar bears in Alaska!  He also produces a blog and newsletter which can be found at www.TheAmazingImage.com.  Be sure to check out his artic workshops and monthly photo contest as well as his blog and newsletter!  Charles shares his experiences as well as some of his fantastic images and discusses some of his insights into photography.  We appreciate Charles taking time on Father's day Sunday to talk with us!

Don't forget to check out the Black Hills Shootout in Spearfish, South Dakota.  The workshops are filling up fast and if you register before August 1st, the registration fee is only $150 for the weekend (which includes four workshops!).  The keynote speaker this year is Rick Sammon - http://www.bhsu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout. Also be sure to check out the other workshops at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com incuding the Iceland Glacier and Northern Lights workshop in February 2013 and the Costa Rica workshop for May 2013.

Finally, don't forget to leave us feedback and please be sure to take a moment to rate us on iTunes or your favorite podcast feed!  Next time, we have invited Haje Jan Kamps back to discuss the TriggerTrap and we will be featuring a comparison of the TriggerTrap Mobile and IOShutter camera triggers.  Don't miss them!

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Welcome to podcast #49, our 2nd anniversary podcast!  Featured on podcast #49 are Mike Gulbraa, Mike Montgomery, and Ken Wright from M&M Photo Tours.  We discuss their photo workshops featuring many top internationally known photographers, and if you would like to take advantage of one of their workshops, use code MMPT2012 and receive a 10% discount! Go to www.mmphototours.com for a list of their current photo tours.  Great chance to travel with outstanding photographers and save money at the same time!

In recent news, a photographer accidentally steps on a rare bunny at a German zoo, an English papers uses a photograph full page, without permission, Adobe announces Lightroom 4.1 and lots more!

If you like our podcast, please take a moment to rate us on iTunes or your favorite RSS feed service, and don't forget to check out the Fotobug store for products from Amazon.com.

As always, it is best to subscribe via an RSS feed, such as iTunes.  Next best is to download the podcast to your computer, or click on the screen and just be patient, as it may take a few minutes to begin playing.

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Welcome to episode 43!  Jim and Fred sit down with photographer Marina Scarr to talk about her wildlife photography.  Marina's wonderful images are currently featured in several nature and Audubon publications and brochures. Marina began shooting with film and transitioned to digital in 2007.  You can see more of Marina's work at her website at www.marinascarrphotography.com.   Marina is also the latest member of the Fotobug's "Bird on the Head" club!  Check out her photograph with a fledgling Osprey on her head!

In the news, Kodak may be preparing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and may break up into separate business units.  Fuji has announced a new E.V.I.L. camera, Kentucky wants to issue hunting licenses for sandhill cranes, and the FAA grounds the whooping crane migration ultralight, then grants an exception to allow them to fly.  Nikon announces a new multimedia SLR!

Coming up next, photographer Tim Vollmer from Iceland, who has a special offer for our listeners for a workshop in late May.  Also, Jim will be leading a workshop to Costa Rica in early May and will be returning to Mongolia later this year.  Tune in for more details!

NOTE: If you are having problems viewing this video podcast, it is best to subscribe through iTunes, Zune, Miro or any major podcast feed. If you prefer not to, try downloading the podcast to your computer to watch it. Thank you!

For more information for west coast Florida volunteer opportunties check these web sites - http://www.stpeteaudubon.org/ http://www.clearwateraudubon.com/

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Jim and Fred have a special interview in Podcast #41, Haje Jan Kamps. Haje is the author of a number of photography books, a blogger on a popular photo site, The Photocritic, and is now the designer and inventor of a new photo accessory, The Triggertrap - http://triggertrap.com/. The Triggertrap is an electronic device that will work with most cameras and allows the photographer to trigger the camera (or multiple cameras, flashes, etc.) based upon an event. The device has the built-in ability to be triggered on a laser, an audio event, a built-in intervalometer and even an accessory port to allow the photographer to trigger the camera on any outside event! The device will be on the market around February 2012 and a do-it-yourself circuit board version should be available around March.

Haje's blog can be found at http://www.pixiq.com/contributors/3673

In the news, Adobe has released Lightroom 3.6 and RAW convertor 6.6, images from a Canon Camera lost at sea a year ago were recovered and found their way back to their owner, the Compact Flash Association has announced a new card format, CNN lays off 50 photojournalists, and Unified Color has released updated versions of HDR Expose and 32Float.

Finally - Jim wraps up the discussion on using the histogram and the Fotobug guys have a special holiday gift for our listeners - The Fotobug's Guide to the Histogram - free!  CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE EBOOK.

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

Fred and Jim welcome back Chris Klapheke as a guest co-host from Outdoor Photo Gear (www.outdoorphotogear.com) to discuss new equipment and accessories for fall and winter photography. We are trying an experiment to bring Chris to you via a Skype video feed! In addition, we will be discussing the new Canon 1D just announced as well as the usual news items. Be sure to tune in to see the amazing time lapse photo taken this past month by an amateur photographer.

This episode is also our spooky Halloween special - so don your costumes and prop up your feet for some creepy shenanigans.

For optimum viewing, we recommend subscribing to our podcast via iTunes, Zune, Miro or any of the leading RSS feeds. Be sure to check out our Facebook Fan page and while there, why not take a moment to 'Like' us! In addition, be sure to 'Like' Outdoor Photo Gear as well! Please don't hesitate to post your images, questions or suggestions on our page, or email us at jim.fotobug@verizon.net or fred.fotobug@verizon.net. We also enjoy hearing from our listeners!

NOTE: It just came to our attention that if you subscribe to this podcast via the Touch, or iPhone or iPad and you have upgraded to the latest operating system, the podcast will now appear under Videos instead of Podcasts!

Watch Now:

Read Full Post »

- Older Posts »