May 12th, 2019
More photo education in today's podcast, but first recent photo news!
A drone pilot managed to capture some amazing videos of a tornado in Oklahoma that even impressed meteorologists! DJI has partnered with RMUS to provide drone training in the US. If you are a Mac user and still use Aperture, be aware that Aperture will no longer work after upgrading the OS to Mojave. B&H circumvents online sales tax collection with it's new PayBoo credit card. Adobe may raise the monthly fee for the Creative Cloud Photo Bundle (Photoshop and Lightroom) to $20 and include 1TB of cloud storage. DJI is introducing an Osmo action camera to compete with GoPro!
If you are still shooting JPG, then please pay attention to today's photo lesson! RAW gives you more control over your final image and has lots of advantages over JPG and you needn't be afraid of processing the images on your computer. There are even many free software solutions out there, so cost is not an excuse to using RAW capture. There are more photo lessons on The Fotobug YouTube channel and we would appreciate if you would subscribe to our channel! More goodness to come! Please leave your thoughts or comments on RAW vs JPG capture!
November 2nd, 2014
Welcome to podcast #116. In recent news, Sony introduced a new sensor, Lee Filters announced a new warming polarizing filter, Delkin introduced a trio of rugged SD cards, Apple released a plugin to import Aperture files into Lightroom, Mylio is a subscription-based photo organization program, and if you have $50,000 laying around, you may want to bid on a Hasselblad 500C camera that was the first in space.
Jim just returned from Slovenia workshop operated by Luka Esenko. Slovenia is a truly amazing and very photogenic place that Jim recommends you add to your bucket list. In addition, Jim joined a number of truly remarkable and interesting people and photographers from all over the globe. In addition, Tim Mannakee joined the group with two photographers from England. Jim also took time to interview Luka and Tim along with Curtis Budden (who runs workshops in Scotland and Poland), Tony Oberstar (an LA cinematographer), Dan Briski (a native Slovenian photographer), and Bob and Nadine (cousins of Tony who were visiting family in Slovenia). For more information on these other workshops and photographers, check www.lukaesenko.com, www.timmannakee.com, www.curtisbuddenphotography.com, and www.danbriski.com.
Coming up next time, Chris Klapheke will join us again to report on new items from Photokina and suggestions for your holiday gifts!
August 24th, 2014
Chris Klapheke from Outdoor Photo Gear joins Jim and Fred for Podcast 111 of The Fotobug! In recent news, Chris weighs in on the recent discussions of the macaque "selfies" and just who is the copyright owner. We also reveal the results of our poll.
The new GoPro Hero 4 is to be released soon and we discuss some of the new features. Also, Canon may release the next generation 7D and Nikon is rumored to be announcing a new camera. Chris will be going to Photokino and has promised to return to The Fotobug with all the new goodies released there.
Finally, Chris shows off some items which travel and nature photographers may be interested in checking out. Items include tripods which fold up to 7 inches and even one that extends around 7 feet high! For more information, check out www.outdoorphotogear.com
There are only a few weeks left to sign up for the Black Hills Shootout in South Dakota. There is still time to sign up for the Maine Fall Colors and Moose workshop and the Slovenia Julian Alps workshop that takes place in October. Go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for these and more!
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.
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!
July 27th, 2014
Welcome to podcast #109 featuring our friend, Luka Esenko who will be showing off images and talking about the upcoming Photography workshop to Slovenia this October. To register for this workshop, or to obtain more information, go to www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. The workshop will take place at the peak of the fall colors in the Julian Alps. This is a unique workshop that you won't want to miss!
In the news, Adobe announces that Lightroom will still have partial capability even if you choose to discontinue the Creative Cloud service. MIT and Cornell University students develop a lighting drone that will follow a subject around a studio. Also, MIT has released course materials into the public domain and they can be obtained right here: CLICK HERE FOR FREE MIT COURSES.
In addition to the Slovenia Workshop, The Black Hills Shootout registration is now live. This workshop takes place in Rapid City, SD on September 26, 27 and 28. The keynote speaker is Davd Black and we recommend you sign up now. Also, there are still openings for the Maine Moose and Black Bear workshop in early October (also among the fall colors), and, of course, Slovenia beginning October 16. www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com - don't wait!
Next time, we begin reviewing the NeroTrigger by throwing jello squares at Fred!
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June 15th, 2014
Join Jim and Fred for the Critter Closeup Workshop in St. Petersburg, FL. In addition to learning about equipment and techniques for closeup and macro photography, the participants were able to photograph exotic insects, reptiles and amphibians in a variety of settings. Thanks to John and Emir for providing us with a gaboon viper, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, giant day gecko, as well as a red-eyed tree frog, poison dart frog, a death stalker scorpion and a tarantula.
In the news, Olympus may be preparing their own version of the Google Glass, Canon announces the Irista image service, Fake Chuck Westfall reveals his true identity, and Adobe released a video showing off "focus masks" for Photoshop.
Upcoming workshops include the Black Hills Shootout in September, the Maine Moose/Blackbear in October and the Slovenia fall colors and Lake Bled workshop at the end of October. For these workshops, check out www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.
More news, reviews, interviews, and how-tos coming up in future episodes!
June 1st, 2014
Welcome to podcast number 105! Jim takes a trip and reports on Florida's Forgotten Coast in the panhandle - Apalachicola area. The Apalachicola state forest is one of the largest forested areas in Florida offering lots of opportunities for great landscape and nature photography as well as just an opportunity to commune with nature. In addition, there are dozens of beautiful beaches just to relax and enjoy good southern hospitality. In addition, Jim describes how he created the light painting image below.
Old fishing boat in Apalachicola - light painting
In the news, Adobe Creative Cloud goes down, a programmer has created a website for Photoshop, Lightroom and Blender keyboard shortcuts at http://waldobronchart.github.io/ShortcutMapper/,
and lots more!
Also, there is still a week left to sign up for the Critter Closeup workshop in St. Petersburg, FL - www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com and be sure to check out the other great workshops available as well! Coming up in September is the Black Hills Shootout. In October there is the moose and blackbear workshop in Maine and at the end of October, Slovenia!
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!
April 6th, 2014
The Fotobug has a special offer from www.runzebra.com, download the Zebra Rock Your Photos app for your IOS device, select your favorite photo and get a FREE iPhone photo case! Just enter FOTOBUG when you check out and just pay the shipping charges. Offer is good until April 14th, so hurry!! Anton Pereiaslavtsev from Run Zebra comes on the podcast to talk about the Rock Your Photos app and to show off some of the other products you can order.
In addition, Jim shows off a video taped at the March workshop in Iceland. See what you missed on the Iceland workshop this year!
Coming up, reviews of the Nero Trigger, camera and other triggering systems including capturing a pellet from a pellet gun, splashes in glasses and lots more! Also, workshops coming up including Fred's macro critter workshop in St. Petersburg, The Black Hills Shootout, Moose and Fall colors in Maine in October, and Slovenia and the fall colors in the Julian Alps. Go to Outdoor Photoworkshops for more information.
Be sure to subscribe for upcoming interviews with Bill Fortney and Luka Esenko as well as the return of Charlie MacPherson!
See you next time!
March 9th, 2014
Charlie MacPherson joins Jim and Fred once again and discusses his experience with the new Tamron 150-600mm telephoto zoom lens. Tamron loaned Charlie a lens which he used with his Canon 1DX and he took it out into the field in Massachusetts to photograph some of the local birds. He compares the results with his Canon 600mm prime lens. Tune in to hear what Charlie has to say and see some of the images he made with this new lens.
In the news, Nikon has offered to replace the shutters on its D600 cameras that are experiencing the 'dust' issues, and they have announced an upgrade to the D4 to a D4s. A Florida based photographer has pleaded guilty to a charge of violating the endangered species act, and several more companies are releases cameras (even phones!) with 4K video capability.
Jim, Charlie and Fred also discuss the upcoming Tampa Bay Shootout which takes place in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 4, 5 and 6. Jim Clark is the keynote speaker on Friday evening at the PTec campus in south St. Petersburg and the speech is free and open to the public. There are nearly 50 photography workshops to choose from for the weekend and registration is now available at www.thephotoshootout.com. Fotobug listeners can get a $15 discount by entering discount code TBPS-Caldwell when you register. But hurry!! There are limited openings for the workshops and it is first come-first serve!
Jim has some exciting workshops coming up this fall - Fall Colors and Moose in Maine, and Fall Colors in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. Details and signup information can be found at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com. Charlie also has some great workshops such as summer in Iceland and his annual Polar Bear workshop! Details can be found at www.theamazingimage.com. Be sure to sign up for Charlie's newsletter for free prizes and be sure to wish Charlie well on his recent hip replacement!
Coming up on the next podcast, Jim catches up with sports photographer (and light painter!), Dave Black at the Universal Studios in Orlando! You won't want to miss this one!