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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 #35 - Burbank Fire Service Day

faplogosmall (Duration 00:37:14) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography we take you into the field as we attend the Fire Service Day events in Burbank, California.  Your hosts manned a display of fireground photographs at the event and took the opportunity to record some interviews, reactions as well as some sounds from the event. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites.  You can also follow them on Twitter by clicking on their name here:  Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download the .mp3 file here.

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FAP Episode #19 - Detroit Fire Wrap-up & Covering Incidents During the Holidays

faplogosmall(Duration - 48:23) In this episode of Fireground Action Photography Fire Photographer Rick Nohl joins us from Boston to give us an update on his recent fire buffing trip to Detroit. We'll review some tips on planning your own trip and discuss reasons for the increase in fire activity during the holiday season. We'll also talk about some things to consider when covering incidents during the holiday season and how important it is to maintain your professionalism, especially during this time of year. Here are some related links you may find useful: Photographer Rick Nohl's Website ("RickNohl" on Twitter.com) Photographer Craig Durling's Website ("CraigDurling" on Twitter.com) Photographer Ross Benson's Website ("firepictures" on Twitter.com) www.smugmug.com - A great option for displaying and selling your images on line.

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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 #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 #15 - So Cal Wildfires From The Fireground

faplogosmall(Duration - 55:37) In this episode of the Fireground Action Photography podcast we bring you the Southern California wildfires from the fireground. With handheld MP3 recorder in hand I share my experience on the front lines of the Sayre and Corona wildfires, now known as the "Triangle Complex Fire". Special thanks to Ed Sherman, Doug Pearson, Glenn Zachman, Keith Cullom and Al Simmons for their contributions on the fireground. Check out the videos I shot using my Canon G9! Here are some related links you may find useful: www.fire-images.com - Featuring the photography of Ed Sherman www.fire-image.com - Featuring the photography of Keith Cullom www.firestormvideos.com - Featuring the fire videos of Al Simmons www.chibiphotography.com - Featuring the photography of Doug Pearson www.lafd.org/blog - For more information on the wildfires, courtesy of LAFD

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FAP Episode #2 - Our Fireground Gear

faplogosmall(Duration 44:49) In this episode we are joined again by photographer Ross A. Benson. We begin what will be a recurring feature in the series in which we review the gear we use on the fireground. What do you carry with you to the fire and what do you always have in your car? What equipment, camera equipment as well as safety gear, do you choose to take with you onto the fireground? We'll share some great gadgets and tools that make our work not only more effective, but safer. As always, we'll throw in some stories. Here are some related link which you may find useful: www.firecache.com - Wildland firefighting equipment www.nationalfirefighter.com - Wildland firefighting equipment www.galls.com - Structural, wildland firefighting and related equipment www.allstarfire.com - Structural, wildland firefighting and related equipment www.hotshield.com - Manufacturer of heat resistant wildland firefighting face masks, helmet shrouds, bandannas and respiratory housings www.truenorthgear.com - Packs, duffels, hydration packs and more for the fireground. ("Crew Boss" & "Spyder") www.danner.com - Quality boots for the fireground www.bullard.com - Structural and wildland fire protective helmets www.phenixfirehelmets.com - Structural fire protective helmets www.truckvault.com - Truck Vault vehicle equipment security systems www.pelican.com - Pelican watertight cases and more www.surefire.com - Quality flashlights

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