Archive for the 'GoPro' Category

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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Welcome to podcast #63 and our special return guest is Gunther Wegner.  Gunther just completed his time-lapse video, African Skies and will also be dicussing the updates to his time-lapse program, LRTimeLapseAfrican Skies is also available as an HD download and 50% of the proceeds are going to African conservation.  The video is available at www.lrtimelapse.com.

In the news, Adobe has announced a new lossy version of DNG, Lytro has an update that allows greater exposure control, GoPro has released the new Hero 3 sports camera that boats 4K HD video and built-in Wifi, and they have released an IOS app for their Wifi module.  Magic Lantern has a new video firmware update for the Canon 5d and 7d, and Haje Jan Kamps has just published a new book on Travel Photography.

Coming up, Chris Klapheke will be discussing some of the new product releases at Photokina and Frederick Van Johnson from This Week in Photo will discussing photo marketing. 

We also have heard that The Fotobug was nominated for a podcasting award, so thank you!  Don't forget to rate us on iTunes!

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Welcome to podcast #55.  This week, Haje Jan Kamps, the Photo Critic, returns to bring us up to date on the Triggertrap and the Triggertrap Mobile.  The Triggertrap products are devices (and an app!) that can trigger a camera based upon an event, such as movement, face recognition, sound, lightning, and many more.  The systems are also capable of doing time-lapse photography and HDR.  Haje always gives us a lively and informative interview and writes a photography blog at www.pixiq.com/contributors/haje and also has a number of new books on photography coming out.  Haje also has a special announcement about a new online photography education resource is is developing.  You don't want to miss this interview!

In the news, NASA releases a new startrails time-lapse photo, Canon has announced a firmware update for the new 5D Mk III and the 60D, Schneider Kreuznach, said it will begin making lenses for mirrorless cameras, Intel announced 'A Memory Lapse' competition for time-lapse and slow moton clips with $50,000 in prizes and Nokia has shown an app featuring photographic features unlike anything currently featured in compact cameras.

Jim also shows off some new updated features for the GoPro Hero2 sports camera and discusses a new sports camera, Ion Air, that has just come on the market.

Workshops coming up include The Black Hills Shootout which is quickly selling out and you can register at www.bhsu.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.bhsu.edu/blackhillsphotoshootout.  Better hurry!  Jim will be leading four workshops this year and Rick Sammon is the keynote speaker.  Sorry, but the Bushnell DSLR Video workshop is full, another will be scheduled soon.  There is still time to sign up for the Iceland Northern Lights workshop for February 2013 at www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

Coming up in Podcast #56 is a Shootout between the Triggertrap Mobile and IOShutter.

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