Fotobug Episode 359 - Arsenal 2 Panorama - by Request!
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by Jim Caldwell
5d ago
Welcome to The Fotobug, your podcast for photography news, reviews, interviews, and how-tos. In this episode, hosts Jim and Fred give a major announcement about the future of the podcast - a transition to YouTube! They've carried this podcast for over a decade, now they're diversifying the platform to reach a wider audience while continuing to provide top-notch photography content. Delivering the news, they discuss the surprising decline of Kodak, a once-thriving photography brand turned shocking cryptocurrency scheme participant. They also highlight Olympus OM-1's significant firmware update ..read more
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Fotobug Episode 358 - Madagascar!
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by Jim Caldwell
2w ago
Welcome to another exciting episode of the Fotobug podcast with your hosts, Jim and Fred. In this episode, they discuss the changes in the frequency of their podcast releases and the shifting focus towards their YouTube channel to better cater to the interests of their listeners and viewers. Moving onto news, they talk about the hot debate on AI image generators using copyrighted images under the guise of 'fair use' – a topic that raises concern in the photography community. They also discuss the ongoing Sony World Photography Awards of 2024 and the recent developments with a former podcast gu ..read more
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Fotobug Episode 357 - DIng Darling and Fort Myers
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by Jim Caldwell
1M ago
In this episode of "Peek Behind the Shutter: Exploring Photography Trends & News with the Fotobug", hosts Jim and Fred delve into the latest updates in the sphere of photography. They discuss a wide range of topics from Apple's new spatial computer, Sony's upcoming shutter angle setting, to proposed legislation regarding child influencers. They also unpack details about Canon's highly anticipated flagship camera, shedding light on why it has the photography community buzzing. Join Jim and Fred on a memorable trip to Fort Myers. Relive their adventures as they recount the places of interest ..read more
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Fotobug Episode 355 - Meke Canon Lens Adapter review
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by Jim Caldwell
2M ago
Mirrorless cameras are thinner than DSLRs due to the removal of the mirror mechanism.  The thinner body means the existing DSLR lenses won't focus properly.  The camera companies have changed the mount to ensure that the older lenses won't work - that is without an adapter.  Canon currently charges $130 for their base adapter, but there are third party adapters which can save you some money and work fine as there are no optics, just a way to move the lens further from the sensor and couple them with the camera electronics!  Fred reviews one from Meke ..read more
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Fotobug Episdode 354 - Zhiyun M20C LED light Review
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by Jim Caldwell
2M ago
Zhiyun is coming out with very interesting LED lights which can be used for still photography as well as video.  One of their newest is the M20C which is an updated version of the M20.  Jim and Fred check out the new light and the combo pack which includes barn doors, a mounting cage, a honeycomb filter and a diffusion filter, all which attach via magnets! The light is available from several sources including Amazon ..read more
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Fotobug Episode 353 - Hover Air X1 Drone Review
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by Jim Caldwell
3M ago
The Zero Zero Robotics little Hover Air X1 drone has been getting a lot of attention so The Fotobug guys decided to give it a look and see if it lives up to the hype.  This little drone only weighs 125 grams and yet is full autonomous and can record video up to 2.7k at 30fps.  If you would like to buy one of your own use the following link: PURCHASE X1 Also, Jim tested out the Supertone Clear audio plugin to reduce or eliminate background noise (formerly known as Goyo).  You can obtain a trail version here: CLEAR PLUGIN ..read more
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Fotobug Episode 352 - Review - Veikk 1200 Graphics Tablet
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by Jim Caldwell
3M ago
The Veikk 1200 graphics tablet is only $159 and comes with 2 pens, 28 extra nibs and features an HD full sRGB color screen to draw on.  Just how good can it be?  Well, the Fotobug guys decided to find out and were pleasantly surprised!  This tablet's graphics are so good, it can be used as an extra laptop (even desktop) monitor ..read more
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Fotobug Episode 351 -Travel to Alberta Canada
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by Jim Caldwell
4M ago
Jim recently returned from two weeks in Alberta, Canada including Edmonton, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.  This podcast is a highlight view of the trip including a gallery of some of the images Jim took on the trip ..read more
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Fotobug Episode 350 - Highlights of 2023 Black Hills Photo Shootout
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by Jim Caldwell
4M ago
The thirteenth annual Black Hills Photo Shootout just finished this past September (2023).  Once again, Jim and Fred led workshops at this annual event. Jim's workshops included Wildlife of Custer Park, A River Runs Through It, Sunset at The Needles, and Cowboy/Cowgirl portraits after Dark.  Fred conducted a single workshop on macro and flowers at a Custer State Park Lake as he was flying out the next day to Oregon to visit his sister. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel!  www.youtube.com/thefotobug ..read more
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Fotobug Episode 349 - Guest Michael Sidofsky
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by Jim Caldwell
5M ago
Michael Sidofsky is a commercial and travel photographer from Toronto who has a very interesting style.  Jim and Fred sit down to discuss his passion for photography and how he creates his interesting images.  Michael is coming out with a book in October 2023 "Wonder around every Corner" which will be available in all the major book sellers.  In addition we encourage you to check out Michael's website at www.mindzeyephotography.com ..read more
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