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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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