November 1, 2015
Welcome to The Fotobug Halloween special podcast!
In the news Sony Corporation is to split the part of its business that makes imaging sensors away from the Devices segment that it currently comes under and Toshiba is finalizing plans to sell its image sensor business to Sony for an estimated $165 million. Adobeapologizes for issues that caused lockups and crashes with the Lightroom 6.2 update. The FAA is planning to require registration of all UAVs and will possibly do so before the end of the year. Western Digital is planning to acquire Sandisk Corporation in a cash and stock buy out. Sigma is introducing the world's fastest wide angle lens, a 20mm f/1.4 lens! Be sure to watch the podcast for more details on these news items and more!
Using simple LED flashlights, Jim and Fred demonstrate how easy it is to create abstract art after dark, in your own back yard! Inexpensive LED lights can be found at many local gift shops and should only cost a few dollars. In addition you can use regular LED flashlights and using colored gels to create different colored light. You might also try extended exposures to include the local landscape with the abstract light paintings placed into the scene. Also, you may wish to wear dark clothing to prevent you from appearing in the final image.
In addition to the flashlights, you need a solid tripod and of course, a camera. We recommend keeping your ISO below 1600 and you can use a brighter flashlight to help focus. Be aware that even though you may not see lights in the background, the extended exposure (up to 30 seconds or more!) can cause the distant lights to appear. Have fun and be sure to share your images with us on our Facebook page!
Finally, M&M Photo Tours have extended an offer to reduce their Tanzania trip next year by 10%. Check www.mmphototours.com for complete information!
Also remember the 10% discount on all Rogue Flash products until the end of the year. Contact Hunts Photo to take advantage of this offer!