Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

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

Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 64

November 4th, 2012

Podcast number 64 features an interview with fellow podcaster and host of the popular photography podcast This Week in Photo - Mr. Frederick Van Johnson! Frederick discusses his career path from being an Airforce photographer to marketing executive at Yahoo, then Apple, Adobe and now host of TWIP. In addition, Frederick has started a new website venture to help photographers with their own marketing issues.  The website for TWIP is and Frederick's new marketing site is  Frederick's own site is  This podcast was actually a bit unusual in that it was streamed live on Google+ and also the interview is on YouTube!

In the news, Apple releases the new iPad mini and a new iPad 4G model, Microsoft releases Windows 8 and their new Surface tablets, and Apple has released an update for Aperture.

Coming up on our next podcast is Chris Klapheke and new releases from Photokina.

Their is still a couple openings for the February Northern Lights Photoworkshop with Tim Vollmer in Iceland - - but you had better hurry!

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 9

September 22nd, 2010

In Fotobug Episode 9, Jim and Fred interview storm photographer Mike Pendergast from Arizona.  Mike discusses the techniques and safety issues shooting lightning and  shows off some of his amazing photographs.  See more of Mike's photos at

In additional discussions, should RAW images be converted to DNG?  The guys also discuss hard drives for the iPad.  Also, part 4 of the discussion of the "lost" Ansel Adams negatives and the law suit by the Adam's estate. Check website at to see the images - decide for yourself!

More photo workshops coming up from Outdoor Photo Workshops including Into the Everglades November 12 -14, Trophy Texas Whitetails Oct. 29 - Nov 2 and Cowboy Winter in Wyoming Feb 10 -15-

Also - introducing the Better Bounce Card from Peter Gregg -

iPad hack to allow the attachment of a hard drive:

Commercial iPad hard drive:

2GB FAT limit on video for DSLR cameras information from Canon - Click Here

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 7

August 21st, 2010

Welcome to our seventh podcast.  Fred and Jim answer questions from reader's email and discuss more photography related news, such as the recently found "Ansel Adams negatives", the Obama portrait lawsuits and more.  Also discussed, and we would like your input, should we establish a Fotobug social media page on Facebook as well as Flickr or Smugmug.  If so, which ones?  Please let us know!  We would also like to do contests and have give-away events.  We would also eventually like to seperate the training videos, interviews, etc. and have a page where you can watch high quality versions.

Please notice on the right side menu listing on the webpage, that we are now including links mentioned in the podcast as well as within the text presented here.  In addition, there is a link to our discounts and shopping sites. If you purchase from these links we receive a small gratuity from each sale which helps us keep the podcast coming!  Thank you in advance for your support!

I apologize once again to Jeff Donald who was to be featured in this episode, but we simply ran out of time and Jeff will be the very first feature on our next podcast!  Thanks for understanding!  Also coming up, an interview with storm chaser and photographer, Mike Pendergast.  In October, I will be featuring an interview with Tim Grey and Rick Sammon!  Keep listening!

Jim presents a video session on creating time-lapse videos with virtually any digital camera, easily and inexpensively.  Fred presents a review of the Seagate Dockstar and PogoPlug for sharing images and videos from your own PC.  We have a lot more planned for upcoming netcasts on DSLR videomaking, Star Trails, Kayak/Canoe photography, and more.


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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 5

July 28th, 2010

Welcome to the Fotobug, Elusive Image Podcast number 5!  Thanks to all our listeners who have subscribed and please stay tuned as we have a lot more good things to come!

In this latest podcast, we talk more about the impact of the BP oil spill on the environment and travel, as well as the new pipeline oil spill in China.  We also discuss the photo manipulation that BP did to at least one, perhaps more, press photos.

Veterans and current service men and women now received a 25% discount off annual Florida State Park passes.  Those who have combat related injuries can receive a free family annual Florida State Park pass.  Those applying need identification and written proof, passes are available at all Florida state park entrances.

Unified Color Technologies has realeased a major upgrade to HDR Photostudio, renamed to Expose.  Jim gives a short review and demo of the program.  Recommended! If you try the free 30 day trial of Expose and decide you want to purchase a copy for yourself - use the following link or enter FOTOBUG for the discount code and Unified Color will discount your purchase by 20%!!



Creative Commons licensing is currently under attack by ASCAP.  Fred and Jim discuss "Copyleft" vs "Copyright" and just what Creative Commons licensing is all about and why ASCAP is launching a campaign against it.

Finally,  we talk about upcoming workshops and photo tours to the Everglades, Costa Rica, and even Mongolia and talk about the new upcoming training videos featuring wildlife photographer, Jason Hahn (who has an article in the August issue of Popular Photography on wading techniques). for a free 30 day trial version of HDR Expose.  To receive a 20% discount on your purchase, use the following link, , or enter FOTOBUG for the discount code when you check out! for Photography Workshops to the Everglades, Costa RIca, western Cowboys, and more!

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 2

May 16th, 2010

In the second episode of the Fotobug, Elusive Image Podcast, Jim and Fred discuss the iPad, DSLR video as used in the season finale of the TV show House.  Also featured is the Clyde Butcher's Venice Gallery with James Shadle, an interview with the inventors of the PUFFIN PAD, and a demo of the HDR capabilities of the new Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Puffin Pad is available at

Clyde Butcher's website is

James Shadle's site is

For details of the Elusive Image Photo tour of Mongolia for August 2011, go to  We are now accepting deposits for the trip - first come, first served!

Due to the length of this podcast - you may wish to download it - otherwise wait several minutes for it to begin playing as this is NOT streaming video!

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