Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

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

Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 53

June 4th, 2012

Welcome to podcast #53 featuring a discussion on time-lapse photography with programmer, author, and photographer Gunther Wegner.  Gunther discusses talks about his time-lapse videos (Canary Skies, Alpine Skies, and Baltic Skies - available on YouTube) and demonstrates the work flow on his program LRTimeLapse (available for Mac and PCs at  In addition, Gunther has written an ebook on time-lapse techniques also available at  Highly recommended!  Hopefully, Gunther will return to the podcast to discuss his film African Skies which he is currently working on.

In the news, photographer Andrew Kane has a bear encounter in Yellowstone National Park and the bear attacked his rented Nikon camera.  Although badly scratched the caemra still functioned, although the tripod did not fare so well.  Also, the ITA may lift the 5.4% EU tax on devices that are able to record video over 30 minutes, Adobe releases the final versions of Lightroom 4.1 and ACR 7.1, and Nikon has firmware upgrades for the D4 and the D800. Also, Aardman animation "filmed" Pirates! Band of Misfits using 50 Canon 1D MkIIIs.

Jim will be conducting a one day workshop on digital video in Bushnell Florida on Saturday, July 28 and you can register at  Also, the workshops and registration have been posted for The BlackHills Shootout for the end of September - links can also be found at   We hope to see you there!

Coming up, more techniques and information on producing time-lapse films including a "shootout" among several new time-lapse devices.  Also, Haje Jan Kamps will be returning to talk about the Triggertrap Mobile app.  Also coming up, a simple DIY camera slider for time-lapse or digital video!

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Fotobug, Elusive Image - Episode 48

March 26th, 2012

Welcome to podcast #48!  Our special guest for this episode is Mr. Richard Jacobs; photographer, blogger, and environmentalist.  Richard sits down with us to talk about his nature photography as well as his blog and environmental issues facing Florida.  We encourage you to subscribe and read Mr. Jacob's insightful blog at and check out his gallery at

In addition, Jim spends a few minutes going over some of the new features in Lightroom version 4.0 which is now available.  As you might have heard, Adobe has lowered the price on Lightroom by 50% to $149 for new buyers and $79 to upgrade.  Many new features have been added, including more video capability, a photo eBook capability and an improved RAW interface!

Remember that Tim Vollmer has a special deal for a small group photo workshop in late May - just mention the Fotobug and you can find details at http://www.timvollmer.deAlso, M&M Phototours (www.mmphototours.comare offering a 10% discount on all their tours to our listeners.  Just mention The Fotobug to receive the discount.

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