August 21st, 2016
Before we get to today's review, in the news News Corp Photographer Brett Costello had his bag of photo gear stolen in Ipanema while photographing the Rio Olympics. In a twist, the thief later showed up at an Olympics venue wearing Brett's photo vest and was promptly arrested! On1 is soliciting feedback and suggestions for their new Raw convertor. F-Stop gear announced that their Kickstarter project bag is not practical to bring to market but others are screaming "scam"! NASA is testing a video camera that can record HDR video! Seagate announced a 60TB SSD drive, Eye-Fi announced they will continue to support older cards on the Mac platform and the Brooks Institute announced it is closing down.
Breakthrough Photography (www.breakthrough.photography) designed new ND and Polarizer filers and claim they are color neutral. So, the Fotobug guys decided to put them to the test Our methodology includes photographing a gray card without a filter with the camera set to a fixed white balance. We then took the same image with the X4 ND 6 stop filter, then the polarizer. But they didn't stop there! They also included a Cokin style 3 stop ND filter and a variable ND filter.
Next, the images were brought into Photoshop and took color samples of the gray card to compare to the image photographed without a filter. For the full results, watch the podcast!
Coming up at the end of September is the Black Hills Photo Shootout! www.thephotoshootout.com. Registration is now open so we hope to see you in South Dakota! For those who can't make it, but would like to participate, The Fotobug guys are going to do at least 1 live Facebook video broadcast from the event! Follow us on The Fotobug Facebook page or the Black Hills Photo Shootout Facebook page for the exact time and date of the broadcast. This will give you a chance to participate, ask questions and be a part of The Photo Shootout!