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

Fotobug Episode 308 - San Blas Island with the Guna Yala

March 13th, 2022

The San Blas islands are located on the Caribbean side of Panama and are known as the Comarca de Guna Yala.  These islands are controlled by the Guna Yala indigenous people who gained their independence in 1925.  Our guide, Jesus Prestan talks about the revolution (which is celebrated the entire month of February) and the development of their flag.  Please note that some confuse the symbol with the Nazi swastika, but it is actually based on a Hindu symbol.  The islands are ideal for snorkeling!

Fotobug Episode 307 - EMS Photo Tour Panama

February 27th, 2022

Jim just returned from a photo tour of Panama - yes we are finally traveling internationally again!  This tour was conducted by our friends Essdras Suarez and M-J Adelman of EMS Photo Tours.  This will be a two part series - this first part is an overview of Panama and part two in the next podcast will cover the San Blas islands and the Guna Yala people!  Stay tuned!

Fotobug Episode 306 - Canon R5, First Impression

February 13th, 2022

Jim recently picked up a Canon R5 and gives his first impression of the camera after a couple months of use.  He is about to head out to Panama and will be using the new R5 on the trip.  In his impression, he lists pros and a few cons.

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Fotobug Episode 305 - Roamin’ with Roman!

January 30th, 2022

Fred and Jim catch up - live and in person! - with our friend Roman Kurywczak at Honeymoon Island State Park.  Roman recently moved to south Florida.  We urge you to check out Roman's web page at and consider taking advantage of his photo workshops! 

Coming up next time - Jim gives an overview and his thoughts on the Canon R5 mirrorless camera.  

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Fotobug Episode 304 - Photo year in Review and Year to Come!

January 16th, 2022

Fred and Jim look into their crystal ball (or AI monitors) and give their best stab at what may come in 2022 in the world of Photography.  In addition they cover the highlights of 2021 (Spoiler alert - Covid wasn't one of them!).  We would also love your comments - do you think the Fotobug guys are way off base and contribute your own forecast!

Make a resolution for 2022 to subscribe to The Fotobug Youtube channel!

Fotobug Episode 303 - Interview with Erik Kuna

January 2nd, 2022

Erik Kuna is a photographer and trainer for Kelbyone who specializes in NASA, SpaceX and Blue Origin rocket launches as well as aviation and night sky photography.  Fred and Jim sit down with Erik at Kelbyone studios and discuss his wonderful photography and Erik shares suggestions for photographers interested in space photography as well as night skies!  This is one interview you don't want to miss.

Fotobug Episode 302 - Last Minute Photo GIfts

December 19th, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Fred and Jim just completed a Photo Walk at Fort DeSoto sponsored by Skylum Software!  Thank you to Robert Vanelli and everyone from Skylum for making this happen and to all those who showed up on a foggy morning!

This is the last Fotobug Podcast of 2021!  To finish the year, Jim and Fred share some gift ideas, for yourself or for another photographer friend or family member!  Stay safe and be sure to tune in next year!

Fotobug Episode 301 - Review Luna Display

December 5th, 2021

The Luna Display was a Kickstarter project from Astropad and currently sells for $129 - .  Jim was a backer of the project and presents a review of the Luna Display HDMI verision for the PC.  The Luna Display comes in two versions, one for the HDMI port and another for the USB-C port, so be sure to purchase the one that will work best on your PC or Mac.   For the upcoming Holiday this might make a nice present for the photographer who uses a laptop!  It will extend the laptop display to an iPad!

Coming up on December 10th, Skylum Software is sponsoring a Photo Walk at Fort De Soto park in St. Petersburg, FL with Jim and Fred.  There will be prizes and free versions of Luminar AI for those who register.  CLICK HERE to register and get your free software!  Hope to see you there!

Fotobug Episode 300 - Breakthrough Photography Filters

November 21st, 2021

Yes, this is The Fotobug 300th episode!  So, Fred and Jim decided to celebrate and pull a piece from the vault from a couple years back.  Breakthrough Photography filters are still available and they have even more to offer than when this episode first aired.  These filters have a life time warranty and are very color neutral, so are excellent to use for long daytime exposures.  Have a happy holiday!  Don't forget to subscribe to The Fotobug YouTube channel!

Fotobug Episode 299 - 1880 Town movie

November 7th, 2021

Fred and Jim recently returned from North and South Dakota conducting workshops for The Black Hills Photo Shootout.  In South Dakota, The Fotobug guys were asked to demonstrate DSLR and mirrorless video capabilities by making a movie at 1880 Town.  We are proud to present the movie "Time Lapse" here for the first time!  We are quite proud of the finished product in view of the fact we only had 3 hours to film most of the 1880 scenes!  We want to thank all those who helped and Tony Dutoit for agreeing to act as the town sheriff.  If you would like to learn more about our production techniques, let us know!  The video is also available on The Fotobug Youtube channel at

In the news we talked about a March 2021 discounted photo trip to India from EMS Photo Tours led by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Essdras Suarez.  For more information go to

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