Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

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

Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 61

September 23rd, 2012

Welcome to podcast number 61!  Master macro photographer Mike Moats calls in and shares some of his recent photos and discusses his upcoming workshops and gives some tips for improving your macro and closeup photography.  Mike's website can be found at, so go and check out his gallery, workshops and eBook!

Jim just released the latest Fotobug eBook guide  The Fotobug's Guide to Macro Photography and you can download your free copy at  While you are there, be sure to grab the other Fotobug guides as well! 

A lot is going on in the world of photography right now with Photokina in Germany underway.  Chris Klapheke is currently in Germany at Photokina and will be reporting on the latest news in an upcoming podcast.  In the meantime, Nikon has announced a new full-frame DSLR, the D600, Canon has announced a new full-frame camera, the 6D, and Google has purchased Nik software!  Stay tuned for a lot more announcements from Photokina!

Fred and Jim will be heading to the Black Hills Shootout at the end of September in South Dakota.  Jim is giving 4 workshops, two on HDR and 2 on time-lapse in addition to the other great workshops at the event which will also feature keynote speaker, Rick Sammon!  We hope to run into some of our listeners there!  In November, there is still time to sign up for the Everglades workshop at  Also coming up, the amazing Aurora Borealis and Glaciers of Iceland with Tim Vollmer in February,  Costa Rica Critters in early April, and the incredible Amazon of Peru in early June.  All workshop information can be found at

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 17

January 16th, 2011

The first Fotobug podcast of 2011 features a special guest, macro photographer, Mike Moats.  In addition to the latest news from CES, Jim and Fred present a 2010 Fotobug year in review featuring many of the outstanding photographers who have appeared on the show including Trey Ratcliff, Clyde Butcher, Tim Grey, Rick Sammon, Richard Clabaugh, Doug Gardner, David Ragin, Jeff Donald, Al and Fabiola Forns, Andy and Mikey, Chris Klapheke, RJ Wiley, James Shadle, Jason Hahn and many others.  Thanks to all the great guest and for all the viewers who have subscribed to our podcast.  We plan to continue to bring you great guests, topics and photographic training.

Our guest, Mike Moats, is a well-known macro photographer who conducts workshops around the country, has written a number of books on macro photography and writes a recommended blog for the business side of photography, and maintains a forum for macro photographers:

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Coming up next time - nature photographer Glenn Bartley!

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