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FAP Episode #49 - Hampton, NH Hotel Fire & Beware of Photo "Contests"

faplogosmall On this episode of Fireground Action Photography the gang's all here.  We're joined by our infamous "East Coast Crew" - Joe Brown, Ted Pendergast, Rick Nohl and our old buddy Damian "Jug" Drella.  Rick debriefs a large structure fire which occurred in Hampton, NH and we discuss the challenges he faced with not only the cold temperatures and high wind conditions but the seaside environment. Join our "Fireground" Flickr community, upload your images to the comment/critique forum and join in any of the ongoing conversations. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites.  Follow Craig Durling, Ross Benson, FAP, Joe Brown, Rick Nohl, Ted Pendergast and Damian Drella on Twitter.  Become a fan of FAP on Facebook! Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here. (Duration 01:05:59 )
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FAP Episode #46 - Holiday Safety Tips & Gift Ideas

faplogosmall (Duration 57:38 ) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography we're joined by our good friend Ted Pendergast as we do our year-end review of some basic safety tips to keep you and yours safe around the holidays.  We'll also provide some last minute gift ideas for the photographer in your family.  Some great resources for photo-related gift ideas are Samy's, B&H Photo, Adorama and of course, AMAZON.COM.  Would your loved one enjoy or benefit from some great photo training?  Check out KelbyTraining.com and Lynda.com.  Even legendary avian photographer and host of the Photofocus podcast, Scott Bourne, is selling off some of his own gearSandisk is having a huge rebate offer on compact flash cards thru January 15, 2010.  Why not give support your local fire photographer and give your friends and family some nice gallery prints?  Of course, you'll find some nice ideas in your hosts' galleries - Ted Pendergast, Craig Durling and Ross Benson!  Al Simmons of FirestormVideos.com has some fantastic fire related action and training DVDs available. Also, now that we're deep into the holiday season, take another listen to FAP #19 for reminders on this to keep in mind when covering incidents during the holidays. Remember our friend Jim Perry via UFLAC.org, LAFRA.org and view Craig's image gallery from Jim's memorial service. Join our "Fireground" Flickr community, upload your images to the comment/critique forum and join in any of the ongoing conversations.  Use the forum to post your own Lightroom-related comments or questions and we'll be sure to address them on Part 2 of our Lightroom Roundtable series. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites.  Follow Craig Durling, Ross Benson, Ted Pendergast and FAP on Twitter.  Become a fan of FAP on Facebook! Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here. HAPPY HOLIDAYS from all of us here at FAP!  Have a safe holiday season and a Happy New Year and we'll see you in 2010!
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FAP Episode #45 - Adobe Lightroom Roundtable #1

faplogosmall (Duration  01:26:15) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography we're joined by our good friends Timothy Tonge, Ted Pendergast and Rick Nohl.  We convene for a discussion on Adobe Lightroom, a wonderful and user-friendly photo management and editing program that will improve any photographer's workflow.  Adobe Lightroom 3 in currently in beta so we hope to speak more on that when we return to the topic in a month or two.   We go under the hood in this series and get kinda techie.  Don't let this scare away the new user!  It's a wonderful program (which we're all still learning to use). We all use and recommend a great reference book called "Lightroom 2 for Digital Photographers" by Scott Kelby.  Scott is deeply involved with the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and his workshops are also worth checking out. Scott Bourne also discusses the topic frequently on his Photofocus website.   Check out iTunes or your favorite podcatcher for some useful and informative audio and video podcasts on Lightroom.  Some recommended podcasts are "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom", "Lightroom for Digital Photographers", "Welcome to Lightroom "2 and "Photoshop Killer Tips". Join our "Fireground" Flickr community, upload your images to the comment/critique forum and join in any of the ongoing conversations.  Use the forum to post your own Lightroom-related comments or questions and we'll be sure to address them on Part 2 of our Lightroom Roundtable series. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here. Jim Perry Jim Perry We dedicate this episode of Fireground Action Photography to our good friend, and friend of fire photographers everywhere, Jim Perry.  Jim tragically lost his life in a traffic collision in Nevada on December 3rd.  Jim was a retired LAFD Captain who edited the award-winning "Los Angeles Firefighter" newspaper for 40 years as well as their well known magazine "The Fireman's Grapevine".  Aside from Jim's numerous accomplishments, he was always a great supporter of fire photographers and was a mentor to many.  Jim, you will be missed.  Rest in peace Brother.  For more on Jim Perry visit his story on the LAFD blog. Image of Jim Perry by Ross A. Benson
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FAP Episode #43 - Extreme Fire Behavior & Shooting Video

faplogosmall (Duration 47:33) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography our pal Ross Benson returns as well as Alan Simmons of firestormvideos.com and Ted Pendergast of firstduephotos.com.  Al reports on some extreme fire behavior he's been observing at the recent So Cal wildfires.  What causes this extreme behavior and can it be prevented?  Also, we'll talk about shooting video at emergency scenes.  What techniques do you use to collect as well as process your footage? Join our "Fireground" Flickr community, upload your images to the critiuque forum and join in any of the ongoing conversations. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here.
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FAP Episode #31 - SmugMug and Tech Talk (Radios & Scanners)

faplogosmall(Duration - 01:09:44) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography photographer Ted Pendergast joins us for a discussion on SmugMug as a venue for your displaying and selling your images. We also talk tech and share our choices for scanners and radios as well as a few iPhone apps you may want to check out. Here are some related links you may find useful: FirstDuePhotos.com - Featuring the photography of Ted Pendergast Fireground Action Photography Flickr Group Smugmug Printroom Scanner Master Scanner World BatLabs.com (Motorola Information Site) Troy Consoles Jotto Desk Consoles Digital Grin (SmugMug Support Forum)

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FAP Episode #29 - Fire Photo Roundtable #1

faplogosmall(Duration - 01:00:00) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography we're joined by Fire Photographers Timothy Tonge, Ted Pendergast, Joe Brown and Ross A. Benson for a roundtable discussion on several topics: making ethical and moral decisions at an emergency scene, professionalism, how you approach a given scene, your mental checklist at a scene and scene safety. Here are some related links you may find useful: JoeBrownPhotos.com - Featuring the photography of Joe Brown PerfectMomentPhotography.com - Featuring the photography of Timothy Tonge FirstDuePhotos.com - Featuring the photography of Ted Pendergast Fireground Action Photography Flickr Group

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FAP Episode #16 - New Federal Law for Photogs & So Cal Wildfire Wrap-up

faplogosmall(Duration - 45:57) In this episode of the Fireground Action Photography podcast I'm joined by Ross Benson and Ted Pendergast. We'll have a wrap-up of the recent Southern California wildland fire coverage. We'll let you know about a new federal law requiring anyone (including photographers) to wear a reflective safety vest while working incidents on federally funded highways. We'll also give you our picks for photo vests and jackets. Here are some related links you may find useful: www.HotShield.com - Our pick for best fire breathing filters and protective masks/shrouds available. www.llbean.com - A link to Ted's pick for the LL Bean "Explorer Jacket" www.samys.com - A link to my pick for the Domke "Photogs Jacket:. www.Amazon.com - A link to Ross's pick for the "Photo Journalist Vest" (Use the link above for easier access to this product on Amazon.com). www.blackfriday-net.com - Great deals for "Black Friday" shoppers www.fdads.net - More deals for "Black Friday" shoppers FirstDuePhotos.com - Featuring the photography of Ted Pendergast ("FirstDuePhotos" on Twitter.com)

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FAP Episode #12 - Fire Photographers Rick Nohl & Ted Pendergast

faplogosmall(Duration - 48:31) In this episode of the Fireground Action Photography podcast we bring in our east coast crew! Ross and I are joined by New England-based fire photographers Rick Nohl and Ted Pendergast to get their thoughts on technique, equipment and fire photography in today's world. Here are some related links you may find useful: EmergencyServiceImages.com - Featuring the photography of Rick Nohl ("RickNohl" on Twitter.com) FirstDuePhotos.com - Featuring the photography of Ted Pendergast ("FirstDuePhotos" on Twitter.com) MetroRadio.org - Home of the Metro Radio System, a New England incident notification system New Jersey Metro Fire Photographers - Home of the New Jersey Metro Fire Photographers Association DurlingMedia.com - A new website designed by Craig using BigBlackBag.com BigBlackBag.com - An all-inclusive portfolio creation and hosting service which allows for e-commerce

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