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FAP Episode #20 - Christmas Cards & Keeping It Simple, Stupid!

faplogosmall(Duration 59:15) In this episode of Fireground Action Photography we give some last minute gift ideas for the fire photographer in your life. We discuss how to go about creating a department Christmas card when called up on to do so. Ross recently took on such a project for the Burbank Fire Department (shown below) and shares his experience. Craig shares a recent "Keep It Simple Stupid" moment and encourages everyone else to do the same whenever possible. Remember the basics folks...trust your equipment, your technique, your experience and your talent. Craig also wraps up his recent trip to San Francisco. Here are some related link which you may find useful: www.palmspringsphotofestival.com - For info you need about this great photo event. www.techguylabs.com - Leo Laporte and the TWiT Network www.craigdurling.com - Featuring the photography of Craig M. Durling www.firepictures.com - Featuring the photography of Ross A. Benson

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FAP Episode #17 - Old School

faplogosmall(Duration - 56:59) In this episode of the Fireground Action Photography podcast I'm joined by Ross Benson and Mike Bolton. Ross and Mike shot for local newspapers together 30 years ago and join us with not only some great old stories but to share with us how it "used to be". What was photojournalism like before the internet, cell phones, and of course, digital cameras? Ross also reminds us all of a must-have if you depend on a cell phone...a spare battery & charger! These days our cell phones are not just cell phones. They are also computers, music and video players, cameras, dayplanners, etc. Batteries don't last as long as they used to with this load and for this reason, we should all have a spare battery just in case! Here are some related links you may find useful: www.cellphoneshop.net - Your on-line source for cell phone accessories including spare batteries and chargers. www.stroboframe.com - Home of the classic adjustable camera/flash brackets. www.firepictures.com - Featuring the photography of Ross A. Benson ("firepictures" on Twitter.com) www.craigdurling.com - The on-line headquarters of photographer Craig M. Durling ("craigdurling" on Twitter.com)

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FAP Episode #13 - Photographing a Fire Academy

faplogosmall(Duration - 58:37) In this episode of the Fireground Action Photography podcast Ross B. tells us what he's experienced while photographing a Fire Recruit Academy as they learn the trade. Our Gadget of the Week is the Pantone Huey monitor color correction system (available above via Amazon.com) Here are some related links you may find useful: Verdugo Fire Academy - For more information on the Verdugo Fire Academy www.firepictures.com - Featuring the photography of Ross A. Benson, including his academy coverage. www.pantone.com - For information on the Pantone Huey monitor color correction system

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FAP Episode #6 - Backing Up & Incident Report

faplogosmall(Duration - 57:00) In this episode of the Fireground Action Photography podcast we are joined by fire photographers Ross A. Benson and Kenji Luster. We discuss the importance of backing up your images and different methods for doing so. Ross B. gives us an in-depth incident report from a recent plane crash he covered in Burbank, California. Announcements include the release of the Southern California Frequency Directory 3rd Edition and a photo request from The Supply Cache. Here are some related links you may find useful: NTSB.gov - The National Transportation Safety Administration (Incident #SEA08LA191) The Supply Cache - To submit your photos for their catalogs, website and annual calendar Scannerstuff.com - To order the 3rd Edition of the So. Cal. Frequency Directory Kenjicam.com - Featuring the photography of Kenji Luster Firepictures.com - Featuring the photography of Ross A. Benson CraigDurling.com - Featuring the photography of Craig M. Durling Foothill Communications - For all your Motorola radio accessory needs (Under Construction) Drobo.com - The "Drobo" external memory back-up system Carbonite.com - On-line data back-up service Free Back-up.info - Free back-up software, discussion and general discussion

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FAP Episode #1 - Fire Photographer Ross A. Benson and C.F.P.A.

faplogosmall(Duration 41:35) This episode features photographer Ross A. Benson who tells us about himself, his background and his years of experience as an emergency services action photographer. We also talk about an organization to which we both belong, the California Fire Photographers Association (CFPA). Here are some related link which you may find useful: www.cfpafirephoto.org - California Fire Photographers Association / Twitter www.firepictures.com - The photography of Ross A. Benson / Twitter www.craigdurling.com - The photography of Craig M. Durling / Twitter

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