Episode 23: Woodpecker + Weasel = Awesome! [LSP #0023]

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In this episode:00:01:37 – Triggertrap apologizes to backers of its Kickstarter campaign despite raising nearly 6 times more than they asked for. Find out why.

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00:07:59 – Nikon takes two years to release an underwhelming update to the D7100. We break down the D7200 which you can pre-order now. (affiliate link)

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00:12:45 – An English photographer thinks quickly and photographs a weasel on the back of a woodpecker in flight as it tries to escape. Check out the article and photos here.

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00:14:43 – HP licenses a photograph through Getty Images for use as wallpaper on their laptops and nets a Turkish photographer a surprising amount.

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00:16:03 – Bloomberg reports that stock photo giant Getty Images burns through one-third of its cash reserves in a short period of time as photographers struggle to make money with them.

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00:17:57 – Nikon diversifies by purchasing a business as DSLR sales continue to decline.

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00:21:45 – A group of anonymous nature photographers voice their outrage over photos of a frog riding atop a beetle. See the photos here.

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00:23:33 – With more waffles than at IHOP, World Press Photo takes action, stripping a photojournalist of his first place win.

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00:26:30 – Sony further builds out it’s E-mount line with the announcement of 4 new lenses bringing the total available to 11. They are a 28mm f/2, a 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss Distagon, a 90mm f/2.8 Macro with OSS and a 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 with OSS as well as 4 ultra-wide and fisheye converters.

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00:29:17 – The House of Lords EU Committee publishes a report on drone use in the European Union outlining its concerns.

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00:31:46 – Beach goers cheer as a jetliner flies just feet over them as it lands near the end of a small runway on the caribbean island of St. Maarten. See more photos shot at Maho Beach here.

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00:32:58 – High-end strobe maker Profoto announces the B2, a unit they say can be used on-camera as well as off-camera and offers some outstanding features…at a price. You can purchase the Profoto B2 now. (affiliate link)

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00:34:18 – Some confusion over the rear gel slot in Canon’s new 11-24mm f/4 lens.(affiliate link)

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00:34:51 – Can you make more than beer money shooting for a stock photo site with 250,000 photographers submitting images? Check out Twenty20 here.

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00:37:24 – A photographer teams up with Arizona State University to install a solid metal camera which will photograph the Tempe, AZ skyline for 1,000 years. Will it work?

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00:38:59 – A Chinese company introduces a $64 competitor to the GoPro.

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00:40:07 – Do you like the look of film, yet just don’t want to shoot it? You might be interested in this suite of presets which has fooled many film shooters. Check them out here.

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00:40:42 – Bag maker Lowepro announces a line of camera bags for fancy people to hold their fancy gear. Check out Lowepro bags here (affiliate link).

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00:42:02 – iPhoneographers capture stunning images shot with the iPhone 6 which Apple is displaying on billboards around the world. Have smartphones come of age in the photography realm?

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00:43:08 – A photographer uses a Light Blaster to project an image and propose to his girlfriend of 8 years during their annual photoshoot while capturing it all using GoPros.Check out the Light Blaster. (affiliate link) and the video of the proposal here.

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00:44:00 – Urban explorers utilize Instagram to break the law and risk their lives to photograph New York City from atop skyscrapers. Is photography worth the risk?

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