April 29th, 2018
Before we tell you all there is to know about beanbags, there was more photographic news in the last couple of weeks!
Chinese company Xiaomi may purchase GoPro. Details on the potential buy-out are sparse at this point, but a report claims the deal could be worth as much as $1 billion. One of the weirdest copyright cases in the history of photography is finally over. The courts have sided with photographer David Slater and rejected PETA's claim that the monkey who took the infamous selfie has any claim over the photograph's copyright. Skylum Software has released the latest update to its image processing software Luminar. The large-format digital LargeSense LS911 is the "world's first 8x10 digital single shot camera for sale and will set you back $106,000!! Gopro will now accept any old digital camera for trade-in. The program first launched last year, but only as a temporary promotion limited to previous-generation GoPro cameras. SmugMug has acquired struggling photography site Flickr. DxO Labs has filed the initial proceedings to start the bankruptcy process in France. The latest update to Lightroom Classic CC brought with it a slew of major bugs, including some that would cause the program to crash. For more details and more, check out the podcast.
Beanbags - what are they good for? Well, be sure to check out this week's podcast as Fred and Jim will tell you everything there is to know about Beanbags, including field uses and even the best things to use as fill material - pros and cons! Please also check out the new Fotobug YouTube channel for this video and lots more - please subscribe so that we can add a lot more new material including previous videos from The Fotobug vault. If you would like to purchase your own beanbag, please check out Rob Daugherty's website, The Vest Guy, to buy the beanbags that Fred and Jim used in this podcast. Thanks to Rob for providing us with these great bags! https://thevestguy.com/
Also, EMS Photo Adventures still has a couple spots open for the Colorado Dude Ranch workshop in Colorado led by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Essdras Suarez - just prior to the Black Hill Photo Shootout - this would be a great combination! http://emsphotoadventures.com/
February 19th, 2017
Welcome to our next podcast! In recent news, FILM Ferrania has announced the release of its P30 B&W filn which will be available on a limited 'ALPHA' edition for now. GoPro is likely to release a new Hero 6 camera this year. DxO is giving away OpticPro 9 - deadline February 28th. To get a free copy - go to http://www.dxo.com/us/digitalcamerauk . You will also receive a discount on version 11. Manfrotto has launched a magnetic filter holder for attaching and removing filters quickly. Sony's new sensor has a 3-layer structure that permits capture speeds up to 1000fps and reduces the so-called "Jello-effect'. Apple has filed for a patent that allows a focus stacking technique for portraits. All this and more news in the current podcast!
Rob Daugherty - The Vest Guy - returns to talk about his latest travels, share images and give photography tips. Rob creates custom vests for hunters, fishermen, first responders, the military and PHOTOGRAPHERS! To find out more, or to rent one of his vests go to http://www.thevestguy.com. Rob also leads workshops around the world as well as his home state of Utah - check out http://www.robswildlife.com for information.
Next time - highlights from the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout! Keep checking The Fotobug Facebook page for live broadcasts from the event.
October 19th, 2014
Jim and Fred are now back from The Black Hills and Jim has returned from his Maine workshop. In the news, GoPro has released the new Hero4, a Kickstarter project in the UK is building an affordable high speed video recorder, LensRentals has announced a try-and-buy program and lots more!
Appearing with Jim and Fred in this episode is Rob Daugherty, The Vest Guy. Rob discusses his recent workshop to Alaska to photograph bears as well as his other workshops, and announces two new vests for photographers. Go to www.thevestguy.com to check out the new Yellowstone Vest and the weather vest which we dubbed Alaska/Everglades Vest! Rob also discusses an issue he had while in Alaska when his backup drive failed and he lost lots of images from his trip. More information about Rob's workshops can be found at www.epicwildlifeadventures.com.
Jim is on his way to Slovenia for a workshop with Luka Esenko in the Julian Alps which will be discussed in the next episode. Chris Klapheke will also be returned as well as Jim Clark. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and rate us on iTunes!
February 9th, 2014
Welcome to podcast #97 featuring nature photographer, Rob Daugherty, also known as the Vest Guy. Rob runs a number of photography workshops, especially in the Yellowstone area and has designed a line of vests for photographers as well as military and law enforcement! Rob's websites are www.robswildlife.com and www.thevestguy.com Rob also leads photo workshops for M&M Photo Tours!
In the news, Phase One has introduced a 50mp CMOS back for medium format, Sanyung Europe is releasing a new square line of filters (like the Cokin), and Tamron has announced a new 16-300mm lens available for both full-frame and APS-C cameras.
Also, Hunts Photo has offered our listeners 2 new specials, good until Feb 23 - the 4x4" 10 stop ND filter, and the Hoodman Hood Loupe!
Coming up on future podcasts, sports photographer Dave Black, Olympics photographer Ron Wyatt, Charles MacPherson and more!
Upcoming workshops - Iceland (now full), in April The Tampa Bay Shootout, in September, The Black Hills Shootout, in October, Maine Moose and Fall colors and Slovenia, fall colors in the Julian Alps. Go to www.thephotoshootout.com and www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com for more information.
See you next time in podcast #98 with Charles MacPherson and his review of the Tamron 150-600mm lens!