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On this episode of TWiP, the TSA thinks photographers are terrorists, Olan Mills gets milked, Nikon introduces a powerful point and shoot, and Frederick interviews Mikkel Aaland.

Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Derrick Story, and Joseph Linaschke.


TSA Publishes New Posters Depicting Photographers as Terrorists
The war on photography adds yet another chapter to the story as the Transportation and Safety Association have released new posters as part of a campaign to raise awareness of suspicious activity around the countries airports. The posters depict a photographer dressed in a hoodie, standing outside an airport, photographing planes with a long lens and encourages the public to report any suspicious activity.

Olan Mills To Pay $3 Million in Labor Settlement
Tennessee based portrait photography studio Olan Mills,  will be forced to pay $3 million dollars in a class action law suit that was filed by 18 former employees. Employees of the ‘fast-food’ style portrait studio alleged that the company forced them to work overtime without pay and did not compensate them for out of pocket expenses required to perform their duties. Joseph thinks that they are filling a need or they wouldn’t be in business but isn’t a big fan of these type of companies. Derrick thinks that for people working for Olan Mills, the experience of working with people is valuable even though it’s a cookie cutter position.

Nikon Announces the 10.1 MP P7000
The latest camera from Nikon  features an  f2.8 lens with ED glass and a 10.1 megapixel sensor. It can shoot RAW but it is a reduced RAW format called NRW. Compared with the P6000, it does not have GPS and features less mega pixels but that means that it should have less noise at higher ISOs. It can shoot 720p video and features an external mic jack. Both Joseph and Derrick are sad to see the GPS feature taken out of this camera as they both use GPS data in their photography.


This week, Frederick had a chance to sit down with photographer Mikkel Aaland to discuss photography, post processing tools, and talk about his time with Ansel Adams. If you would like to learn more about Mikkel, you can follow him on Twitter or visit his website at


QUESTION #1: Listener HutchPhoto wants to know: My photography is starting to pick up and I’m at the stage where I need to organize my work flow when I’m on a project i.e: create some kind of job sheet. I’m currently scribbling notes in my pad or on scraps of paper (job requirements, what, where & who to shoot, what kit I’m going to bring for the shoot which is fine for now, but I was wondering: Is there some kind of template form photographers use? Like a job description sheet? Can anyone point me in the right direction or post a link or copy? Of course I could be just over thinking this but if there are pre made forms that that I could customise to help be more organized, then please let me know.

Derrick: I’m sure there are but I didn’t find any that I liked. I would suggest creating your own based on your own experience and make sure you address things that occur before the shoot, during the shoot, and after the shoot. This would include things like getting your gear ready and making sure you have all your logistics ready. Talk to your client and find out what they want and then get their sign off. Then bring that with you on the shoot and integrate it into the shoot.

QUESTION #2: From Listener Thomas Blampied: A week ago, I noticed that a speck of dust has become lodged on the focusing screen of my Rebel XSi – right between two focusing points. Unfortunately, I decided to try and remove it and now there are multiple pieces of dust and lint stuck! It doesn’t affect the photos, obviously, but I am finding it really annoying. I’ve read many reports of this online and it looks like I am stuck with it unless I send it back to Canon. A camera shop in Toronto, Vistek, say that they will clean the focusing screen as part of a CCD cleaning so I will probably try there. Any other suggestions, or should I stop before I make it worse?

Joseph: Yes, I would stop messing around with it. Although most DSLRs have a removable focusing screen that you can remove and clean, you might be better taking it into the professionals and let them take care of it. Derrick suggests taking a blower bulb with you and using it to blow out the back of your lens before attaching it to the body as this tends to be where a lot of that dust comes from. Joseph also points out to try and keep your lens caps clean too as those often wind up being shoved in pockets and pick up lint and dust.

QUESTION #3: Listener Richard Thorkildson asks: I am planning a trip to Alaska in December [ shooting the Northern Lights, etc.. ] Are the any tips and or advice in regards to Nikon safety and / or maybe a few tips on shooting?

Derrick: His biggest challenge will likely be nature as Alaska isn’t known as a dangerous place. That being said, it’s generally a good idea to keep your bag close when traveling. In terms of choice of bag, I really like the bags you don’t have to take off to get to your gear. The Lowepro Flipside and Slingshot bags are great for this. The Versapack and the Fastpack are also great bags that allow you to access your gear while your bag is still on you. Another great shoulder bag to check out is the Lowepro Classified 160 AW which can hold an iPad as well as a body with a few lenses.

Joseph: I like the Classified Sling 200 and the ProRunner 450. I haven’t photographed the Northern Lights before but I would imagine he’s going to be working with fairly long exposures. That means he’ll need to be shooting on a tripod and I would recommend a cable release so you’re not pushing on the camera itself. Bring a flashlight with a red filter so that you can see what you need to see and it doesn’t affect your night vision. We touched on a number of cold weather shooting tips in TWiP #164 so be sure to listen to that episode and review the show notes for that episode.



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  • ham999

    Gentlemen, great episode as always..Continue to come away with a few pearls each week to improve my photography. Thanks again!!!

  • thejob

    Agree with ham999 on the great episode comment. I wanna win that Canon Coffee mug por favor. Thanks!

  • Great show as always!!! Not regretting getting Lr 3… amazing product. I would most certainly love to win the Canon mug… Everything is better in a 70-200 f2.8L — tasty!

  • lmccann

    Awesome episode (as usual). Loved the interview with Mikel Aaland! I wanna win the Canon coffee mug. Pick me! Pick me! 🙂

  • T Barr

    I want to win the Nikon Coffee Mug. Thanks.

  • I love coffee and I want to win that canon coffee mug!

  • BrianG

    Please add me to the contest for the mug.

    Also, what happened to the weekly challenges? I’m a new DSLR owner looking forward to participating.

  • ryguy3498

    I love coffee, cameras, and TWIP! I want to win the mug!!!!!

  • Tom G

    Another great show Frederick and please enter me for the free mug giveaway.

  • MagicLightPhoto

    Hey Fred,

    The reason you remember seeing the ‘photography is not a crime’ T-shirts is because they were created and sold a couple years ago to raise money for

    Add me into the Mug contest. 🙂

    • MagicLightPhoto

      Forgot to mention, I wanna win the Canon mug.

  • fugubot

    I want to win.
    Loved the interview M Aaland.

  • oh and love the going blind joke. edgier humor is far more interesting than PG humor.

  • danjwark

    I really enjoy your show and I would like to win the Canon mug!

  • marthag

    Love your show Frederick and please enter me to win the Canon coffee mug giveaway.

  • Hi Guys!

    Great show – i’ve been listening for a couple years and it’s getting better all the time.

    Looking forward to your P7000 vs G12 hands on & discussion, as well as discussion on the D7000 on a future show.

    Put me in for the contest! Thanks 🙂

  • bodhi395

    Great show, loved the special interview. I want to win!

  • genex

    I want to win!

  • Hey everybody! I wanna win. Coffee, photography…. good stuff.


    More Steve Simon please!

  • I want to win, please explain how you connect your iPad to your iPhone cause I am thinking about getting an iPad.

  • filcab

    Great show! I’m waiting to hear what you have to say about Photokina, when it ends.
    Also: I want to win!

  • Vern

    I like Canon coffee but Nikon is good too.
    I want ta win one

  • sims2

    Great show! I’d love to win one of the mugs (Canon preferably). I saw them a few weeks ago and added them to my wish list. It would be prefect for drinking tea.

  • MattMan

    I want to win!

    Love the show.

  • kclendaniel

    I would love a 70-200mm lens but a coffee mug will work!

  • I want to win the Nikon!

  • I want to win. Either would be great

  • dmkellman

    I wanna win! yeah!

  • kekoa design

    I wanna win! Nikon FTW!

  • elaberge

    Great show guys, and I would love to get my hands on a Nikon lens-mug. Thanks!

  • mikecookefoto

    Great episode as always! I want to win a Nikon mug!

  • bpelectric

    Fantastic show! I’d love to have that Nikkor mug!

  • Ryanbph

    Great show….I would love to have the Nikon Mug.

  • schemp98

    great show, as always (nikon)

  • I wanna win a nikon mug!

  • cameronbrown

    I want to win! Canon?

  • patrick

    Hi Frederick, interesting show, I’m always learning. Please put me down for the Canon 70-200mm mug please. Thx!

  • kuza

    pick me!!!! nikon mug!!

  • dcrooks

    Thank you for the Canon mug! Love it!

  • lewisfilms

    I would like to drink Ovaltine out of a Canon mug! Thanks!

  • spirithands

    This would be even nicer lens mug in a Zeiss 70-200 version!

  • markuseee

    I appreciate the chance to get a Canon 70-200mm, even if it is only a mug. Thanks for the show!

  • Richard Thorkildson

    I would love to win a Nikon Cup….
    When I go to Alaska to shoot the Northern Lights, this cup would be an awesome addition for my gear……

    P.S. show # 164 was really helpful on cold weather shooting…..

    Thank You…..

  • colorblindpicaso

    That is a snazzy Canon mug… I’d love to win!

  • meebee

    Pshhhh all you canon drinkers; we all know Nikon makes the best brew…
    More Nikon Mug Please!

  • thedaver8

    i’d like the Nikon thermos!!

  • catalepsicfox

    I want to win those mugs! Especially that awesome Canon one.

  • I WANNA WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love Twip
    Love Nikon

  • rob-l

    I, too, would like to win. Canon, if I have a choice, but I’d be happy with either.

  • ill-tempered
  • PLouie

    I want to win the Canon mug!

  • jordekorre

    Great show, as usual!
    I would be happy to win a coffee mug. I think it would greatly increase my vision’s depth of field in the mornings…

  • Richard Yoder

    I would love to win a coffee mug!

  • Loved this episode AND I would love to win one of the Nikon Coffee Mugs/Thermos.

  • aronw

    I want to win.

  • scrubca

    Great show!, I would LOVE to win! I’ll keep the Canon and I already have a friend that wants the Nikon one. See we can ALL JUST GET ALONG:)

  • rhysbwaller

    Another great show guys. I would love to get my hands on the Nikon Thermos bottle as I’m sure the Nano Crystal Coating on the classic ED glass will produce a superior insulating vacuum. It will be something I can rely on to keep my coffee piping hot all day!

  • Photomonk

    Love the show, and oh yeah, I want to win one of the Thermoses

  • esophoria

    I’d be happy to win a Nikon style coffee mug

  • yes please.. i would love a lens mug please..

    I have a couple of questions for the next show if i might.. both are not gear related.. i know right! shocking! 🙂

    a) Do you gentlemen have any tips on posing subjects.. what are the cardinal sins of posing people.. what are some unique tips you can share?


    b)Any tips on finding aspiring model types to work for folio shots? and what is the etiquette regarding this kind of deal?

    Many many thanks.. absolutely LOVE the show..

    Mozzie from Melbourne (Australia)

  • OH.. i also had another question… (and it was the Canon mug i was after BTW)

    I use Canon and Lightroom.. and I am a windows user aswell.. I kind of feel like i am incredibly uncool.. or I am made to feel that way by a lot of the popular culture..

    I was wondering if, in your experiences, Canon or Nikon users generally side with one or another of the processing suits. I guess what I am saying is.. I’d love to see a survey with four options:
    1 Canon & Lightroom
    2 Canon & Apeture
    3 Nikon and Lightroom
    4 Nikon and Apeture

    Results might be interesting.. see if there is a slant either way.

    thanks again

  • elijahpaul

    Thanks for another great show… always excellent information.

    Canon mug? =D

  • ZeroDown

    Great show! And of course I would also very much like to win one of those groovy lens mugs.

    And @mozzie71: great idea for a survey. I’m a Canon user and I use Lightroom. Very curious to see the outcome of such a survey.

    Take care y’all!

  • Tysonxy

    I’d love a mug! 😀

  • sbicknell

    I would love to win a coffee mug shaped like a lens. Great Idea. Great show. Thanks guys.

  • haha thats funny, its the first time I saw 66 comments. I usually am the only to comment or theres like 2 or 3 comments, I didnt know why till the end and Fredrik launch the contest.
    Anyway good, show. I dont think I can enter the contest coz Im international, but, bgood, it worked. 66 comments from 3, thats a good riase

  • deniseg

    I would love to win a coffee mug. I really enjoy this show.

  • RhesEbag

    I would love to win a coffee mug!

  • sukisszoze

    I listen to every one of your podcast !
    Very entertaining.
    And..I want to win a Canon coffee mug 🙂

  • Would love to win a mug …

  • … and would suggest to all the new people here to visit the forum and join the conversation …

  • LoveRock12

    If I win (and I’ll be really shocked if I do), Canon please.

    Great show. I love learning from you all!!!

  • Tizzy_va3tng

    Yet another great show!! I take a Nikon mug please.

    Would also love to hear a show on iPad workflows and photo apps for the iPad.

  • Poomah

    I want to win. Please, please, please I want to drink of the lensy goodness.

  • jbphotographics

    Logging in to win the thermos, we could all use another thermos.

  • torgo

    I too would enjoy a tasty beverage from a lens mug. I’d enjoy it from a Nikon one even more. 🙂

  • ChiSoxKeith

    Free stuff? Of course I would like to win!

  • ricker311

    I would like to win. I shoot Pentax mostly, but this would give me a great reason to finally switch over. Love listening to the show.

  • paddad33

    Please enter me for the coffee mug. Thanks.

  • Hello Guys,
    Thx for the show. I’m a serious follower of twip here in Brazil.
    Can I win one of this coffee mugs too?

  • bdoran

    I want to win.

  • bugsick25

    I want to win!! 🙂

  • dmc

    it would be tha bomb if i could score a coffee jug

  • ista_photo

    i need a mug for my coffee

  • TFolsom7

    I want to win

  • I wanna win

  • I want to win (please).

  • wverity

    I want to win

  • reluctant

    I would love to win a Nikon mug please!

  • ahbrad219

    I want a Nikon mug. Please let me win!

  • mbcushing

    I want to win the Canon travel mug.

  • DavidB

    I wouldn’t say no to the Canon mug.
    The Nikon mug might be a bit too disconcerting for the Canon folk I meet, and I’d probably turn it the wrong way anyway!

  • Kieran

    I want one. (The Nikon of course).

    Do they have the VRII? I’m a little shaky after the coffee.

  • kerrilee

    I would love to win 🙂



  • IncredibleMidgett

    I want to win.

  • MancTog

    Tremendous show as always!
    Would love to win the Nikon flask….

  • nwcubsman

    I want to win. Nikon would be my preference.

  • Great show! I especially liked the tip about the red filter on the flash light. I’d seen that in movies and TV but never understood what it was for.

    And yes, I’d love to win the coffee mug. I drink Nikon, but I’m sure Canon tastes just as good!

    Question: If these are based on zoom lenses, do they resize from medium java to large and XL? LOL!

  • cmoore2073

    I want to win a Canon mug. Thanks for another great show.

  • skullay

    I want to win. (Nikon)

  • nikongirl

    I drink Nikon exclusively!

  • supermassive

    I wanna win!

  • theJoshwa

    I could sure use a nice lens of coffee right about now!

  • rschoeller

    I wanna win (Nikon)!!!

  • eye-light

    I’m a nikon user. This 70-200mm coffee mug is probably to closest thing that I can own next to the real one… so please let me win guys. Also, I saw the photo and it has a pretty narrow base, does it have a VR to prevent me from spilling coffee into my computer?

  • Old_Don

    Hi Guys, love the podcast and as a Nikon shooter I would also love a coffee mug.

  • I wonder if HutchPhoto has tried the iPad app Second Shooter. It is very comprehensive and has pre- made lists you can customise. BTW I want to win that Nikon mug so who do I have to kill or sleep with. Thanks.

  • BillDreitlein

    I wanna win! I love the podcast and the new TWIP site. Would love one of the Nikon mugs to help feed my photo addiction.

  • Mary Angelini

    I WANNA WIN (cuz that’s what winners do!)!! Love the podcast BTW, Frederick you are a scream!!!

  • heliboy1100

    I wanna win!

  • I don’t shoot Canikon, but I would still love to win one of those mugs. I do like coffee.

  • Rondre

    I wanna win (Canon)! Keep up the good work, love your podcast.

  • Sokun

    Mug. Do want!!

  • Andrew Howe

    I agree with Derrick’s choice of the iPad Connector Kit.  It has even more tricks up it’s sleeve than you mentioned.  Firstly, if you have captured your RAW files off your DSLR the photo previews will be accessible to apps.  Plastic Bullet for your 5D mk2. You got it.

    The Usb part of the kit will also let you attach other things than cameras.  For example attach a Usb mic like the Blue Yeti and you have a high quality audio recorder.

    PS.  My favourite brand of coffee is EOS

  • rohith

    Derrick and Frederick: about the camera kit + iPad bag question, what about the Lowepro Passport Sling? I just received mine, and I think it’s a keeper.

    It has a built-in padded camera box and a small but expandable open space for non-camera stuff. The camera box can easily accommodate my camera kit – E-P1 with lens + 3 lenses + flash + tabletop tripod – but I’m sure I’m sure it can accommodate a Nikon or Canon DSLR with a lens on it+ a second lens no problem. The open space, when expanded, swallows an iPad with a good protective case, all necessary cords and chargers, iPad camera connection kit, and large headphones, with plenty of space to spare. Sure, it doesn’t have any specific protection for the iPad, but neither does the Classified 160 that Derrick suggested. The Passport, unlike the Classified 160, can accommodate an iPad with a good protective case (like the Marware Eco-Vue).

    It’s the best travel/urban walkabout solution I’ve found yet for my needs. It doesn’t look at all like a camera bag but works great as one, with easy and discreet access to the camera; it’s small enough to be a carryon personal item; it can accommodate a small camera kit, iPad, and other travel essentials; it can collapse when all I’m carrying is the camera; and has a pocket for a decent sized water bottle: very useful when out and about. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re traveling with a smaller kit.

    And I’d love a mug, either one.

  • I’d love to win said Canon Mug =)

  • I would love to win the Canon Lens Mug. I will clean it myself – night and day. I neither care if I go blind nor anyone sees my doing it !!

    Sydney Tran

  • pvrphoto

    I want that Nikon Thermos!!

  • vicenac

    I want to win. I took my first photo tips from Derek, so Canon only, here, too!

  • puerh

    Great show, I could use a mug too!

  • coopsticks

    I wanna win!

  • I want to win!

  • Adoginacar

    I love the show and I want that mug!

  • aguayo

    I would love to win one of those mugs. Thanks!

  • CWSFDavid

    I wanna win!

  • MikeF4

    Great show as always guys – I’d be happy with either cup, but to quote Derrick Story “I only drink Canon”. Happy Shooting 🙂

  • ashleyw88

    Awesome show =) would love to win a canon!

  • buchanmilne

    Thanks for the weekly company on the commute to work and back.

    I would love a coffee mug, the white EF model would be my preference.

  • nikon_adrian

    I’d love a Nikon flask! If you’re interested, I’ll tell you why, as an FX user (never a DX), I actually considered getting a DX body! I listen to your every show!

  • I wanna win!

  • scottyboy

    I wanna win!

  • martincline

    I wanna win the Canon mug!

    Thanks for the great show guys!

  • I would love the Nikon mug

  • I wanna win! I would love the Canon, though I guess I’d take either. 🙂

  • I drink from Canon. If you drink espresso do they do a 50mm version?

  • larrybgray

    The Nikon mug is awesome! I want one. I bet it won’t break when you drop it like the real one does!!!

  • mgowin

    I want to win. A Nikon mug. From TWIP.

  • harrymie

    I Would looove to win a nikon mug!!!

  • JeffS

    I want to win!

  • I would also love one of those mugs!

    I shoot Canon, but it might be better to have the opposite brand mug; then you won’t ever try to mount it on your camera or pour coffee into your real lens by accident!

  • apaulable

    I wanna win!

  • maduerson

    Great show. I loved the interview. By the way, I drink Nikon, so I would love to win the cup!!!

  • nZVI

    I Wanna Win, However I do live in Canada.

    I vaguely remember contests on TWIP about 100+ weeks ago excluding people outside of the U.S. No beef if I can’t win, Didn’t hear anything about restrictions for this contest. Maybe it was a Scott Bourne thing previously.

    signed… poor grad student who drinks a lot of coffee

  • beergator

    It would be very nice to win. 😉

  • PaulD

    I want to win – Canon please.

  • KenH

    I sold my Canon 70-200mm, sure miss it.

  • I feel I have already won with Nikon. But I would love to win again! Great Show by the way. I too spent an afternoon with Ansel Adams in 82. Great Great guy.

  • OMG! I would love to have one of these!! I’m a Nikon shooter and own a ‘real’ 70-200mm f/2.8, so I’d love to have the thermos version of that lens. But honestly, I would also be grateful for the Canon version as well.

    Keep up the great podcast! #166 was one of the best shows in recent memory!


  • bluelou1

    Either thermos is fine. Send it!

  • dhz

    great giveaway !

  • nzdigital

    Yes Please. Nikon flavored… 🙂

    • acinbc

      I’ll send you a pic of the Nikon mug next to my new D7000 if you draw my name. Great show Fredrick, keep it up !

    • I wana win one!!!! But… I only drink Canon. Already have a 24-105mm and need my 70-200!

  • billcaddell

    I’d like to win the Nikon mug please!

  • reznicsek

    i wanna win! canon please

  • jsmithdigital

    I wanna win…I want the Nikon one but the Canon will do as well.

  • drfrohme

    I wanna win! Nikon please.

  • hanvota

    i wanna win! canon please

  • latino4decker

    I want to win a Nikon or Cannon Mug…Aim High!

  • gervin

    I want to win Canon Mug!!! 🙂

  • matix947

    I wanna win a Canon mug. thanks

  • danocamera

    MMMMMMM… I bet coffee tastes even better when it comes in a Nikon lens; if I’m lucky, maybe I will find out!

  • IflyRC

    Frederick, You can add me to the Nikon list. Thanks, Jim

  • I would soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo love one of these. It may be the only way i will get one!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • squiremi

    I want one of those mugs so bad! I’m from New Zealand and could not get them there and I know live in Portland Oregon. Love the show guys!!! been listening for over a year!
    I wanna WIN

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  • cm1545a

    I would love to win. 🙂

  • FullMetalPhotographer

    I wanna win…I want the Nikon one but the Canon will do as well.

  • ckozak

    I wanna’ win!!

  • I want to win! I’d rather win Nikon, but I wouldn’t turn down a Canon 🙂

  • gurneyhack

    I guess since we will spend tons of money on equipment, $45 for a mug isn’t too bad.

  • itzcryptic

    I would like a shot also. I prefer the Canon mug.

  • Hey! I’m a new listener and i love the show all ready. keep with the great work.
    I’d like to win a mug if possible 🙂

  • lewis3000us

    I wanna win! Nikon if possible, please.

  • djdawson

    I wanna win, too!

  • bweech

    Umm, Canon flavor please.

  • I would love to win; prefer Canon.

  • runningman

    Nikon flavoured if you please……

  • Oooh. I’ve seen the cheapie versions on focalprice but these look much better. Putting my hand up for one as well – don’t really mind which! I have a Nikon but am brand agnostic. Like my cameras, my coffee cup is just a tool that helps me take pictures… 😉

  • Still saving up for a real Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS lens, but a Canon 70-200mm mug would be great to have for now.

  • kingfish

    I would love to have a Nikon 70-200 thermos to confuse for a lens!

  • FullMetalPhotographer

    People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people
    – V for Vendetta

  • david_lr

    I’d like to win a Nikon mug, plz! 😀

  • upaflash

    Wanna win that to rule at my office

  • nb292

    I’d like to win the Canon version. These are awesome holiday gifts.

  • I wanna win a Canon mug.

  • FullMetalPhotographer

    I think I am going to make this into a T-shirt
    Photographers should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their Photographers.

  • saenzfederico

    I wanna win! Canon.

  • arives

    I too want a Canon Thermos. Next to my wife of 50 years, it would be a prized edition to my camera equipment. Thanks

  • chironeuroguy

    I want to win and would be honored to drink from the NIkon!

  • I want a Canon.

  • I’d love a Canon one!

  • emanonphoto

    I’d love to win the canon mug. Also, whoever it is at homeland security that keeps pushing this idea that terrorists go out and photograph their targets is ridiculous i’m not aware of a single major attack where they actually found evidence of photo recon.

  • sigman3

    Yep, my coffee would definitely taste better out of a lens. I shoot Canon, but I an mot picky, either one would suit me fine. Oh, and thanks for the TWIP Show!

  • belola

    I’d like to win the Nikon mug please 🙂

  • brjndr

    I wanna win!! Nikon please!

    • Please put me in for the Mug prize Draw
      Cheers Dazza17 “Annoying Dad”

  • I would enjoy drinking my coffee from a new Nikon lens mug

  • I am assuming this comes with VR so I dont spill it right? :0

    Would love the NIKON version please. 🙂


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  • Canon mug FTW! Wow the mug give-away has increased number of comments x40 average (so far)..

  • MarcMess

    I wanna win! (Canon mug, please)

  • nosaj2

    Please sign me up to win the thermos. And thanks for all the work you do.

  • jlephoto

    I am a Nikon fan and would love a mug! Love the show.

  • Nikon Please 🙂

  • andre323i

    I’ll take a Nikon, please.

  • pixel predator

    Coffee is good for the soul!!! Canon please 🙂

  • Canon, please (Nikon I could live with).

  • Yet another great show, team. One of the best out there!

    Also…Nikon mug, pleasey!

  • scridhb

    Canon mug all the way!!! Great job on the new site!

  • strats101

    The web site really does look awesome and so would a Canon mug on my desk (please). David.

  • w00t Canon mug please. I’ll listen to every episode of TWIP if I win. Wait. I already do that.

  • Coffee is almost (but not quite) as fabulous as photography. (Canon preferred)

  • Hopefully i’m not too late for the contest, i love me some coffee and i love me some Nikon!

  • Canon, please.

  • RKTekt

    Freedom isn’t free, but some people allow their paranoia to overwhelm them. It’s time for a reality check. Oh yea, I’ll take Nikon please. Thank you.

  • L_Girard

    -Good show !
    If you had a Leica cup for cappuccino, otherwise I’d be fine with a Nikon, with milk -no sugar… 😉

  • I can live with either mug! Thanks!

  • David

    Would prefer Canon Please

  • ahphoto

    If we have a choice, Nikon are beautiful lenses.
    Great show, keep up the good work.

  • pharmer5

    I rather fight than switch. Canon all the way.

    Great show enjoy listening to it!!

  • dracos666

    I am way to invested in canon to change now. So Canon please.

  • cachekichi

    I would prefer Canon

  • Martin

    Canon would be great 🙂

    My longest so far is 135 mm so that 70-200 would be a great addition 😉

  • snokid

    Canon please!!!! fingers crossed!!!

  • squidz

    Love the show, always informative. I would prefer a Canon mug. Thx

  • Thought about buying one of these for my dad’s birthday last week. A Nikon, of course.

  • lsim001

    I really want that Canon mug.

  • I want to win 🙂



  • Sorry, i screwed up the design on my above comment, it was suppose to say I WANT CANON ONE

  • Nikon. Can I get a 105mm f/2 DC mug to go with it?

  • Manuel

    Where is the lobby for photographers to step up for our rights? it seems like there’s a lobby for every one else.
    If selected Canon would be my 1st choice.
    Love the show.

  • I find the issue of photographers = terrorist to be scary at one level. To me it says that governments are doing the very thing they are against, i.e., they do it to spy or terrorize other countries so they assume others are doing it to their own country. Of course, the ones making the rules / ads are clueless what is really being done, just they have been told vague scary stories and make up what seems reasonable to them, even if silly in the long run.

    Mug give away is cool, thanks for doing it.

  • FlyACL

    Canon! Thank you!

  • dbtli

    A Canon mug would be fabulous! TWIP pod casts are great. Thanks for the hard work.

  • Randlett

    I B nikon please. In dire need of Caffein



  • CraigH

    I love listening to TWIP. Canon Please

  • Jimbo

    Winter’s coming. I’d love a Nikon lens mug to keep me warm. Thanks.

  • Canon, Please…

  • Mug please!!

    I’m a new listener but my fiance is addicted to your show 🙂

  • Oh, and I’d love a Canon mug (forgot to include that!)

  • bokehjosh

    I’ve got a toddler now and a baby on the way. Coffee is my friend. I’d love to drink it out of a nikon mug!

  • davisssrh

    A Nikon mug would be nice. =D

  • aznlovefool

    Free mug i hear? hehe

  • I wanna win!!!
    Canon please 😛

  • Love the podcast Frederick.

    Sign me up for the Canon mug please!

  • jrarom

    Make mine a Nikon!

  • ahobden

    A Cup of Canon please !!

  • AntMoore

    Mug shot for me please.

  • Nikonic

    Great Episode!

    I would like a mug as well…
    initially, I thought I might go with a Canon mug, as it would prevent any early morning disasters when I poured a hot beverage on my *real* lens, but Nikon please. I bet the Canon one leaks (just kidding!)

  • huangb1027

    Great podcast guys! Would love a mug!

  • shaun_ot

    Love the podcast!

    Nikon please!

  • DanBrownPhD

    Canon Please!

  • blaggers

    My favourite podcast, Nikon please!

    • armadillo

      My favourite podcast too, though I’m a Canon user.

  • TwiP is the first podcast I heard and is still the best. Keep up the good work and thanks in advance for a Canon Mug

  • First time Poster. Love your podcast !
    A Canon mug would go great with my Canon equipment !

  • fdaniels

    just recently found your podcast,

    i want to win…

  • dmcooper

    love the TWiP podcast!!!

  • Jshadd

    Best weeky podcast on photography ! Nikon Please. Keep up the great work!

  • ddphotoguy

    Just found the podcast … and it’s great. I guess a Nikon coffee mug would be great too.

  • mark.carline

    Great podcast – canon mug would be nice also 😉

  • Coffee. Camera.

  • TWIP has inspired me so much that I gave a shout out in my credits to you guys in my latest time lapse project titled Randomly Going Forward.

    Mmm. Coffee in a canon mug how cool!

  • jamesfritz

    I love TWiP as my weekly dose of photo news and inspiration.

    Canon would rock, but I would happily accept a Nikon!

  • davesimage

    My favourite podcast, Canon please!

  • skunkhollow

    Just joined… because I want to win! Canon user, but I can switch. 🙂 Love the show.

  • Nikon Mug All The Way! Thanks for even running this contest!

  • Kevin K

    Keep it up. What is Steve Simon up to…hasn’t been on in a while.
    Nikon mug would be awesome!

  • Alex

    Listen all the time. Great job guys! Now, get me that mug!

  • WooHoo! 70-200mm of delicious mug juice!

  • armadillo


  • CalFireMedic

    I really like the web site and I’ve listened weekly from the beginning. But wanting a Nikon mug is what it took to get me to register!

  • jtk

    The Nikon mug is pretty cool. That’d be my pick.

  • rmedina

    I want a 70-200 mug!!!

  • dsjones103

    Yeah, so i listen to the podcast weekly, but really, the mug is awesome! Either one, unless you get a Sony mug:)

  • fotocapsule

    Oh yes, please pick me. Canon 70-200 please

  • Love the show! Thanks for offering the mug giveaway! Sign me up for the Nikon one!

  • brian48

    Great podcast with loads of information. Please sign me up for the coffee mug drawing.

  • Love the show, listen every week. Would love a Canon mug!

  • guidocubed

    Love the podcast. I look forward to it every week. Keep up the good work… P.S. I’d love a canon mug……

  • Love the show. I’ll take a Canon mug, please, if I’m a winner.

  • I am glad I found your podcast. I have enjoyed all of them. Just wish they were more frequent. Keep up the good show.

    Canon shooter and coffee drinker.

  • GTowens

    Great show! Would sure like the Canon mug.

  • Just finished listening to your complete back catalog and love the Show. Keep up the great content and interesting interviews.

    I’ve recently taken a new shine to photography and you guys have just made the light brighter, Thanks!

    Oh Canon mug would be great also 🙂

  • I love your show! Greetings from Poland and keep up the great work guys!

    If it’s not too late – a Canon mug please 🙂

  • dwj

    I’d like to win one of those Canon mugs please! Thanks 🙂

  • calwa88

    I’d love a Nikon mug please.

    …and before drinking, I promise to always remember to “take that lens cap off”!!

  • SrChris

    Love the show guy’s……

    Cannon is a great manufacture, would love to show my support by drinking from the Cannon cup of life

  • ThomasBecker

    I just found your podcast and am enjoying it immensely.

    I’d love to have the Canon cup if it’s still available.

  • Thanks for all your hard work on the show, I know it is tough to stay upbeat and positive all the time! Keep up the great work!

    PS I am a Nikon junkie!

  • brettlange

    Thanks for the show, it is a pleasure to listen to each and every week. I would love the Nikon cup if it is still up for grabs.

  • midesaka

    I’d love to win a Canon mug! Thanks for a great show!

  • singsingsky

    Yay Nikon Mug! You guys do great work.

  • ronp

    Nikon mug, please.

  • gman4626

    What no Sony mugs?


  • michaelinitaly

    I dont even drink coffee.. but mmmm would a cold diet coke taste twipy in that mug

  • michaelinitaly

    a diet coke would taste better in a nikon mug.. forgot to add that

  • Hiro Protagonist

    I’d love to win a Canon mug. Thanks.

  • canon cup, include caffeine if possible.

  • mijuny

    Canon mug would be great in the cold Finnish winter. Thanks!

  • misterwinter

    I just discovered this podcast. Great stuff!

  • Ingersoll

    Will you guys be doing any in-depth coverage on the Sony A-55 and NEX-5? Love the show!

  • Great show and if not too late Nikon cup would be great

  • RoryMeade

    I would love the canon mug fo sure =]

  • Hey guys! I’m a Canon shooter but I’ll take whatever is left 😉

  • Peejay

    I’m sure my coffee would taste soooo much sweeter from a Nikon cup!

  • gztwip

    Long time follower and would love a Canon Mug!

  • brianangelo

    I LOVE this podcast (I have recently finished listening to every episode and now have the full history!) and I LOVE the canon zoom lens mugs. And I would LOVE to win one!

  • shawnk

    I would love a Canon Mug, so cool, just like the podcast!!

  • photorob

    Nikon Please.

  • drnphoto

    Please for a mug. I love your show! =)


    I’m a Nikon man myself. I’d love a mug! Thanks

  • jasonh444

    I would like to win a mug please. Canon or whatever.

  • Firequake

    I’d like a Canon one, if its still open.

  • Maybe the photographer in the TSA poster is intended to be a symbol for anyone doing something apparently innocuous but possibly sinister.
    BTW – Would be glad to get a Nikon thermos cup.

  • Simonne

    I totally would love a Nikon mug! 😀

  • rhuggard

    A mug for my mugg please.

  • timtypes

    WOW! Another GREAT show and a free mug!!! Canon or Nikon???? Either mug for me!!

  • sasahuzjak

    Nikon Nikon Nikon Nikon Nikon Nikon Nikon Nikon mug! 🙂 Actually tweeted about it when it was only Canon available and now the Nikon… Ooooo, sweet coffee :))

  • clau_bn

    Hi TWIP, I like your show and I learn a lot from you.

    I will love a Nikon mug. I just bought my first telephoto lens Nikon 70-300mm F3,5-5,6. I know is not F2,8 but I do not have that money.

    I will suggest making a segment or a new show more related to composition, lighting, creating ideas and leave the gear topic.
    Or you could insert in the Photography Missions segment in which you comment in more details why you select that photo.
    The lighting and the settings used to capture it. That is the subject and how it is express in the photo.

    All the good stuff that you can’t get from the gear and it need to come from inside every good photographer.

  • I’d like to drink from a Canon lens. 🙂

  • netboy2600

    TWIP is a great resource and provides real-time “training” while enhancing my drive to work!

    TSA is a bit overboard; Perhaps a laser pointer velcro’d on the lens would cause more concern….or from a photography slant could be the caption “when depth of field is important…you never know who will be watching you…”

    Oh, the mugs are great and I’d love to be a proud owner of one! Perhaps a future model will be for 1-shot of espresso based on a Minox….

  • mharding

    Nikon please. Maybe it will make my Sanka taste better.

  • jepoy

    The Canon one would be great!

  • yurtkuran

    Would enjoy the Canon mug!! Thanks. Keep up the great work.

  • Great Fire Photographers use Nikon equipment

  • Nikon mug ftw

  • Long time follower and would love a Canon Mug! Keep up the great work.

  • itzcryptic

    canon mug, if there’s a choice.

  • I love this podcast!. I would like a Nikon mug

  • danjwark

    I would really like the Nikon coffee mug!

  • Pretty Please, I want a mug!!!

  • PaulSD

    Canon mug would be great, but I’ll also take a Nikon.

  • Kevin

    Catching up on my podcasts. Any Canon mugs left? 🙂

  • dcsplicer

    Is it too late for a nikon mug? thanks in advance!

  • hawk

    I am interested in the Nikon mug.
    I have been catching up on my TWIP episodes as I am way behind.


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