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

Fotobug - Episode 262 - Macro lenses and technique

June 7th, 2020

Jim and Fred look into several brands of macro lenses and describe a technique to improve your macro captures, but first, the latest in photography news!

Canon brings its EOS webcam beta utility program to MacosShutterstock has established a new pay structure which favors those photographers which have the highest number of sales.  A Dutch court has ruled that a grandmother must take down images of her grandchildren at the request of the children's mother. DJI has scored a victory against Autel and will likely not have to stop selling its Mavic drones in the US. They also filed a patent suit against Autel claiming that Autel copied their Phantom look and feel. Microsoft has been sued for $2.25 million for using photos without permission.  M&M photo tours has a great sale on a Tanzania Migration workshop in late August - only $5900 including airfare from JFK in New York. https://www.mmphototours.com/photo-tours-2020

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Macro photography is something you can do right in your home or in your backyard while social distancing!  Jim and Fred take a look at Toshiba, Sigma and Canon true macro lenses.  In addition, Jim reveals a macro technique using manual mode on the camera and manual flash mode to help improve your captures and reduce wind motion blur and motion blur from the movement of your subject.  If you would like a copy of Jim's free eBook on macro photography, just subscribe to The Fotobug YouTube channel and ask for a copy!  Jim will send you a download link!

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Fotobug - Episode 110 - Nerotrigger laser style

August 10th, 2014

Welcome to podcast number 110!  Fred and Jim test out the laser triggering option on the Nerotrigger and attempt to capture falling jello into Fred's mouth.  Although we had a small problem with the Nerotrigger, we eventually corrected the issue and were able to proceed with our unusual quest!  The Nerotrigger can also trigger on other events and we will be testing additional features in future episodes.

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In the photo news, Rohn Engh, author and advisor on stock photography, recently passed away, photographer Kris Boorman discovers a viral image isn't always a good thing, top Hollywood producers commit to purchasing film from Kodak, and there may be a new Canon 7d coming!  Also, we would like you to take our Facebook poll.  In 2012 a black macaque stole a camera from David Slater and now there is a copyright issue over Wikki Commons.  Who owns the copyright, or are the images public domain?  Let us know what you think!

There is still time to get in on the Maine Fall Colors, Moose and Black bear workshop.  Also registration is open for The Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota, but workshops are filling up fast.  We also have openings for the Julian Alps fall colors in Slovenia.  Go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for these and other workshops!

Chris Klapheke will be returning for our next podcast, number 111!

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Fotobug - Episode 104 - Closeups and Macro

May 18th, 2014

In the news, GoPro may be going public. The CEO of GoPro has filed for a potential IPO.  The National Park Service has banned UAVs (drones) at Yosemite National Park. Fourandsix Technologies, Inc. has launched www.izitru.com (pronounced 'is it true') a new, free service and companion iPhone app that can determine whether or not an image has been processed. Would you like to do long night exposures, or possible light paintings on your iPhone? While the latest generation of smartphones can in many ways rival traditional compact cameras, the lack of true long exposure functionality on most phones is a limitation. However, now there's an app for IOS.  For more news, check out the podcast.

Jim and Fred are also conducting the Critter Closeup Workshop on June 7th in St. Petersburg, FL.  As an intro, they present some equipment that can be useful for closeup and macro photography including lenses, adapters, and lighting equipment.  There is still time to sign up for the workshop at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. Also, Jim and Charlie MacPherson will be doing a wildlife workshop in Pennsylvania at the end of June.  For information go to www.theamazingimage.com.

Stay tuned for upcoming podcasts for more new reviews and interviews!

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