Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

The Fotobug Photography podcast for travel and nature photographers. Interviews, training, reviews, and more!

Fotobug Episode 285 - Guest Photographer Mathew Cicanese

April 25th, 2021

Jim and Fred are happy to welcome back Mathew Cicanese.  Mathew was on a few years back when he conducted workshops at the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout.  Since then, he has worked for National Geographic and has become an accomplished photographer.  We highly recommend you watch this podcast as Mathew has a lot of interesting projects he is working on and be sure to register at his website -

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Fotobug Episode 284 - Guest Mike Matthews

April 11th, 2021

Jim and Fred are delighted to have Mike Matthews back as our guest.  Mike currently lives in Kentucky and specializes in bird and macro photography.  Mike organizes workshops around the country featuring frogs, lizards, spiders and other small creatures in natural settings for closeup and macro photography. For more information on Mike's upcoming workshops, go to  

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Fotobug Episode 283 - Everglades Photo Trek

March 28th, 2021

Jim and Fred grab their cameras and head to south Florida to the Everglades! The Everglades cover the entire southern part of the state and the parks can be considered the eastern and the western parks.  The Fotobug guys hit both sides and share what they find in this podcast!  Everything from alligators and crocodiles to rare tree snails!

In addition to the Everglades, Jim and Fred share the latest photo news!  

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Fotobug episode 282 - Tips and gadgets for photographers!

March 14th, 2021

Jim and Fred and preparing to head down to the Everglades so we decided to pull a video from The Fotobug vault from 4 years back.  The items and information in this video are still valid!  Please share with us your favorite photo tips, techniques or gadgets that you can't live without!  

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Fotobug Episode 281 -Smoke, Oil and Water

February 28th, 2021

Although Spring is right around the corner, bad weather is still interfering with a good portion of the country .  So, you want to get some shutter time anyway?  Jim and Fred show a couple more ways you can still use your camera while stuck indoors with simple inexpensive items.  Oil and water and smoke from an incense stick can make some amazing abstract images.  Warning: these setups can be habit forming!

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Fotobug Episode 280 - Honeymoon Island State Park

February 14th, 2021

In our continuing series of places for nature photography in Florida, Jim and Fred go to Honeymoon Island State ParkHoneymoon Island is located of the coast of Dunedin, Florida on the west coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay area.  The park has nesting eagles and great horned owls in addition to armadillos, gopher tortoises, ospreys, and even an occasional rattlesnake!  But don't let that stop you - often voted as the top state park in Florida, well worth visiting!

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Fotobug Episode 279 - Conversation with Rick Sammon

January 31st, 2021

Fred and Jim are delighted to have back Rick Sammon!  Nearly a year ago, Rick started a Facebook group, Photo Therapy - we highly recommend you join.  We talk to Rick about the importance of staying motivated and trying new things, even in the trying times we are in right now.  Rick also shares information about his latest books and we even discuss music!  Check out Rick's website at!

In recent photo news, Paravision AI ordered to delete face recognition software derived from user pictures without permission. Costco is closing all in store photo facilities in February. Sony reveals their latest camera and lots more!  Watch the podcast for more details. 

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Fotobug Podcast 278 - Cape Coral’s Burrowing Owls

January 17th, 2021

2021 is finally here, the vaccine is coming (eventually!) and Fred and Jim decided to take to the road for a socially distance shutter fest.  So, they headed on down to Cape Coral, Florida to photograph the little burrowing owls.  Cape Coral has one of the densest populations of burrowing owls in the country.  Although January is not an ideal time to see and photograph them.  If you wish to try your luck (best in the Spring!), go to the main Cape Coral library to start.  There are a number of nests right next to the library.  Then begin to drive through the local neighbor hoods and look for pvc pipes and wooden T-perches that mark the nests.  Do no block the roads, approach the birds or trespass on private property!  Check out the podcast for more information!

In recent photo news, a new program called Dall-E can take a text file and recreate images!  The EU has passed a new set of drone rules to make it easier for travelers to use their drones and Sony has announced a new drone.   If you are still using Adobe Flash, as of December 31 - Adobe will no longer support and they recommend you uninstall it from your computer.

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Fotobug Episode 277 - Better Audio for Video

January 3rd, 2021

Our first podcast of 2021!  Happy New Year!

Recording video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera requires decent audio as well!  Jim and Fred go over equipment you can use to record better audio for your video recordings.  The built-in microphones are OK, but won't record the best audio and your listener/viewers expect decent audio!

Lots of news to share - remote ID for drones, DJI is on the USA blacklist, a person accidentally records the world's longest exposure with a pinhole camera and lots more in the podcast!

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Fotobug Episode 276 - Conversation with photographer Angela Percival

December 20th, 2020

We are honored to feature Angela Percival, a photographer National Geographic called one of the top 9 photographers you should know about! Angela has gone on adventures most of us only watch in movies or read about.  She has climbed mountains in Greenland and Nepal and photographed in freezing sub zero winter conditions.  After watch this episode, be sure to check out Angela's website at !

As we round up the end of 2020, most of the news centers around postponed or cancelled photography events.  This is our last episode for 2020 and we are looking forward to a hopefully better 2021 when we can begin our travel adventures again and continue to get more shutter time!  For your New Year's resolution, please go and subscribe to The Fotobug YouTube channel for more photography goodness - !

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from The Fotobug guys!  

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