Welcome to our coverage of the Black Hills Photo Shootout in Rapid City, South Dakota. But first, the latest photographic news! Lenstag now has a subscription option for $2.00 a month of $19.00 a year - currently by invitation only. There is now a Kickstarter project to produce a DSLR-like case for the GoPro camera. Flickr demonstrated an early preview of a 'virtual reality experience' designed for viewing 360-degree panoramic photos. Sony has introduced the Alpha 7S II, a second iteration of its video-centric Alpha 7S.DJI has announced a pair of Micro Four Thirds aerial cameras including a model that can shoot lossless 4K Raw footage. Photographer and designer Philipp Schmitt has created a concept camera called 'Camera Restricta' with a unique feature: it won't allow the user to take a picture in an area where too many other photos have been taken. Finally, Apple has launched the long-rumored iPad Pro. Watch the podcast for more details!
The 6th Annual Black Hills Photo Shootout is now history and was another great weekend in Rapid City. Our keynote speaker this year was Jennifer Wu who also agreed to an interview on this podcast - check out Jennifer's website at www.jenniferwu.com. Jennifer shares some quick tips to find and photograph the milky way and star photography in general. In addition we talk to workshop leader Dick Kettlewell who has a new book coming out in mid-October. It was great seeing old friends and making new friends! We appreciate all the new "likes" on our Facebook page (go ahead and "like" us - it only takes a moment!!). If you missed this year, we will be back next year and there is also the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout in April in the Tampa Bay area.
Up next - Jim will share his adventures in the Highlands of Scotland including the Isle of Skye. You won't want to miss it!