Lots happening in photography right now! Aurelius has cnfirmed that 94 year old Bowens is going out of business. Jim and Fred show off a photo of the first of its kind 8 x 10 underwater camera - which can be yours for $5800! New TSA rules require any electronic item larger than a cell phone to be removed and placed in a bin with nothing under or above it. This does not apply for members of TSA Precheck. Adobe accidentally leaked their unfinished Lightroom powered cloud-app called 'Project Nimbus' to some of their cloud users. Another old roll of B&W film has been discovered in a 1920 Zeiss camera purchased in a pawn shop. According to a new court ruling, if your images are still 'pending at the copyright office, you can't sue for infringement. A Dallas couple has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine after trashing their wedding photographer on local news and in social media. Avid just released a free version of their video editing software, Media Composer First.
Jim and Fred interview Michele and Sandra, the principals behind the crowd funded project, Instamic! Instamic is a complete recording package which combines microphones and a digital recorder into one small package that can be attached to a person or object using one of three included attachments: magnet, velcro, or tape. There are two different models, the Go and the Pro. The Pro model is waterproof, has more microphones built-in and can do stereo recording. The Instamics make a great addition for video makers who wish to use their DSLR, mirrorless camera, GoPro sports camera, or even cell phone for recording videos. The units are simple to use and can connect to a smartphone app for even more control. The units are still available on Indiegogo (www.indiegogo.com) and are currently shipping. The Fotobug guys have been using them for the past couple months for interviews and our field reviews.
Registration is now open for The Black Hills Photo Shootout in South Dakota for Sept. 29, 30 and Oct.1 - plus there are a couple pre and post workshops available. www.thephotoshootout.com.