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Jim recently returned from conducting workshops at the 19th annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Titusville and shares some highlights of the event.  In recent news, Manfrotto has introduced three improved LED panels for videomakers and photographers, MaxCurve as an iPad and iPhone app that uses curves to do image adjustments and can connect to desktop versions of Photoshop. Tamrac has introduced new camera bags in its new Hoodoo product lineup which are water-resistant lightweight bags.  Sony has posted an advisory about light leaks on its DSC-RX1R II camera.  A GoPro camera falls thousands of feet from a sky diving airplane into a pig pen and is found 8 months later - is the footage real or fake? Chinese manufacturer ShenZhen Yongnou is introducing a variable temperature LED wand for photographers.  Photographer Nick Risinger has traveled over 60,000 miles for years to create a 5,0000 megapixel image of the entire night sky!  For more details on these stories and more, watch the podcast!

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The 19th annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is now over and Jim  was one of the workshop leaders and shares some images from Titusville.  The Festival was very well-attended and the organizers told Jim that they fully plan to expand photography workshops for future festivals.  Thanks to all who helped out and all those who attended the workshops and also to Hugh and Joyce who won Rogue Safaris during the "Patterns in Nature" workshops conducted by Jim.  Titusville is a wonderful area full of Florida wildlife and our own Carolyn joined the "bird on the head" club!

Jim also shares some underwater video of manatees photographed in Crystal River.  Every winter, the manatee seek warmer waters in Florida's springs and Crystal River is a popular spot for manatee watchers. 

Coming up next time: Luka Esenko talks about the new Snapp Guide app for photographers, be sure not to miss it!  Also, coming in a few weeks, Tim Manakee will talk about his Camarque France workshop and for our listeners who would like a special early discount, contact Jim at jim@thefotobug.com for details!

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In recent photo news, Gura Gear acquired Tamrac back in June 2014 and now is going to retire the Gura Gear brand and consolidate them under the Tamrac label.  The import tool has been updated and restored in the latest Lightroom release along with additional lens profiles and Raw support.  Reuters is now only accepting JPEG images rather than edited Raw files. The JPEGs must have "minimal processing" such as level corrections and cropping.  Finally, police in Pennsylvania were called out by a 911 call that reported a gunman was walking around with a machine gun.  It turned out to be a photographer carrying a tripod!
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Our guest is Laurilee Thompson, the founder of the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival which will be taking place in Titusville in January 20-25, 2016.  This will be the 19th year for the festival and includes an expanded program this year for photography!  Laruilee talks about the festival and what to expect, there are dozens and dozens of seminars, fields workshops and classroom sessions - some free! - geared to birders, wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and photographers.  Jim from The Fotobug will also be there leading workshops at the festival.  We urge you to go out to the website (www.spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org) right away to register for the workshops as many workshops have limits on attendees and the popular ones will fill up fast.  The Fotobug will be featuring highlights of the festival in the early February podcast.
Hope to see you there!
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