July 7th, 2019
In the latest new in the world of photography, DJI has disputed the Department of Homeland Security's claim that the China-based company is collecting logs and images to send back to the Chinese Government. Fujifilm has issued an advisory that someone is selling counterfeit rolls of film bearing the 'Fujifilm' brand name. Polish artist Michal Karcz shared a post that 500PX has asked him to no longer post his images on their site even though they once praised his work. They claim they are photo manipulations and not photography. The Wingo Pro is a Kickstarter project that uses a single action camera to simulate the 'bullet time' effect as seen in the movie "The Matrix". Finally, you can pick up the Insta360 Titan 11k 360 degree cinematic camera for a cool $15,000!
Jim and Fred pay a visit to Jason Hahn's new location for the Cypress Creek Studio - more diversity, bigger area, larger studio space and now accommodates musicians as well as photographers. During the recent basis the studio was hosting a modeling event with 50-60 models and photographers attending. If you are in the Tampa area we encourage you to check out the new facility - www.cypresscreekstudio.com for more information and to sign up!
The Black Hills Photo Shootout is back again this year and will be in Deadwood, South Dakota. Check out the Facebook page for information about registration. There will be lots of new instructors, many previous instructors are returning and we recommend you save the dates for the last weekend in September!
August 19th, 2018
Lots of new to cover this time!
Venus Optics has announced a new probe shaped macro lens on Kickstarter that produces 2x life size images on a full frame sensor - you can back the project for $1499. Steadify is also a Kickstarter project for a portable hip-based stabilizer. Cactus has officially launched its RQ250 bare bulb wireless flash - also on Kickstarter! Nikon has released another teaser video for its upcoming mirrorless camera line. Yuneec has released a new drone, the Mantis Q for $499. Sony has announced it sold more full-frame cameras than any other brand in the US over the past six months. These stories and more on the current podcast!
Our friend, Jason Hahn has started a new project that should be of interest to Tampa Bay area photographers as well as photographers coming into the Bay area. Cypress Creek Studios is a full range photo studio AND is located on several acres full of Florida wildlife. Jason plans to offer studio rentals, as well as photography workshops in portraits, nature, macro, and more! The studio is located on Cypress Creek which flows into the Hillsboro River. The studio just opened on August 1st and will be expanded to offer photographers a full range of services! Jim and Fred sit down with Jason and show some behind the scenes of the studio and the surrounding grounds. Jason will be putting up a seperate website for the studio, but to keep track of the progress, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.
August 25th, 2013
Welcome to podcast #85! Jason Hahn is our guest this episode. Jason talks about his recent family photo trip out west and shares some of his photos with us. In addition, we discuss the upcoming Black Hills Shootout which takes place September 27, 28 and 29 in Spearfish, South Dakota. This is the fourth year of the photo workshop and features keynote speaker, Bill Fortney. Registration is at www.thephotoshootout.com and there are still openings available!
Jason also talks about the 2014 schedule for the Outdoor Photo Workshop which includes the Everglades, Raptors, Iceland, Slovenia and many workshops in South Dakota. Check www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for the 2014 schedule.
In the news, Fred and Jim talk more about UAV photography and FAA guidelines, Kodak emerges from bankruptcy, Garmin releases a new sports camera and a lot more!
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October 9th, 2011
Welcome to Podcast #36 and our Black Hills Shootout special edition. Jim reports on the Shootout from South Dakota and interviews Jason Hahn, Les Vorhis, Dick Kettlewell, and Steve Babbitt - all Outdoor Photo Workshop instructors. Les has a surprise announcement for the Shootout for 2012!
Check out additional workshops at www.outdoorphotoworksops.com, http://stevebabbittphotography.com/ and http://nawild.com/.
In the news, Adobe releases the final versions of RAW converter 6.5 and Lightroom 3.5, parents sue a photographer and Urban Outfitters for $30 million for images of their daughter which they disapproved, Johnny Depp apologizes for comments in an interview, and Flickr and Adobe release new photography Apps for the Android system. Apple announces the new iPhone 4s and the Fotobug guys have a special tribute to Apple founder, Steve Jobs.
Coming up next time, Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photogear will be showing off items for your fall and winter photo needs!
April 24th, 2011
Welcome to the Fotobug Podcast #24! This past week (April 15th), Fred traveled to Myakka State Park and Oscar Scherer to photograph scrub jays, and Jim traveled to southern Florida with Jason Hahn into the Everglades as well as Ding Darling and Cape Coral (www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com). Jim and Fred share stories of their adventures as well as photos and videos of the trips. Also appearing in this podcast is Rob Moorman, president of TAPPA (Tampa Area Professional Photographer's Assn.) and Rob discusses tax ramifications for non-professional photographers who may be earning additional income from their photography. An appropriate topic for tax season! He also discusses setting up a corporation for photographers.
Also discussed on today's show - an original Nikon camera goes up for auction. Have $160,000 - $250,000 laying around? You could own a piece of Nikon history!
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