TWiP #268: A Happy Medium


Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Ron Brinkmann, Martin Bailey and Valerie Jardin

This week on TWiP:

  • Twitter Founders Launch “Medium” (14:40)
  • Canon's T4i Rash Issue Results in a Recall (27:10)
  • Has Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Signed in to Flickr? No! (33:30)

And enjoy this week's interview with Photoshop Expert Ben Willmore (40:50).  Frederick and Ben discuss painting with light, HDR photography, creativeLIVE and Ben's move away from publishing printed books.

Plus a reminder about the new relationship between TWiP and creativeLIVE. (12:05)

Ron Brinkmann, Martin Bailey and Valerie Jardin join Frederick Van Johnson to discuss these topics and much much more.

creativeLIVE & TWiP

As we have mentioned, TWiP is now partnering with creativeLIVE in an effort to bring a wider selection of photography interviews into our show – as well as to share some of the amazingly cool long-form workshops that creativeLIVE offers.

It's a huge win for our listeners, creativeLIVE, and for TWiP!

creativeLIVE is an online classroom that you can watch live for FREE. Then if you decide you want to own the workshop, to watch again later, you can purchase it and download the videos!

The next workshops coming up are:

  • Lee Varis on Photographing and Retouching Skin – August 16th – 18th (author of the book SKIN)
  • Ben Willmore – whose interview is in today's show – on Painting with Light
  • And Sue Bryce with a special 5 day event on Beauty Photography of Women

You can check out all of these (and other) workshops on the website.

1. A Happy “Medium” – Twitter co-founder's new social media site

2. Canon's T4i Rash Issue Causes Recall

3. Has Marissa Mayer Signed in to Flickr?

Ron Brinkmann: Nicole Young's new ebook ‘Finding Focus' –  Discount code: FOCUS4

Martin Bailey: Ibarionex Perello's new Book “5D Mark III: From Snapshots to Great Shots”

Valerie Jardin: Spider Camera Holster

Frederick Van Johnson: HP Envy 100 all-in-one Printer

Freezepaint – Ron Brinkmann's iPhone app

Pixels2Pigment Workshops with Martin Bailey

Martin Bailey Photography Podcast

Canon's 40mm ‘pancake' lens

Craft and Vision – David duChemin's Publishing company

The Candid Frame – Ibarionex Perello's Podcast

Ben Willmore's The Fine Art of Painting with Light

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Pre-production by: Patrick Reed
Post production by: Suzanne Llewellyn
Bandwidth provided by: Cachefly
Intro Music by Scott Cannizzaro
Photo Credit: Patrick Reed


  1. Thanks for another great podcast, which has made for a fun, interesting, and informative sunday morning. Have a good one guys and gals.

  2. Hey Guys!
    Great interview. Fred asked Ben if you can make a light painted HDR. Ben said not really, because you have to make multiple exposures for the HDR, which you can’t do with light painting. All of which is true, except for the fact that you can make an HDR out of a single shot. I do urban exploration photography, we light-paint pitch back rooms and buildings in long exposures all the time. You can take your single light-painted shot in RAW and make 3 different exposures out of your one photo to make the HDR. I do it all the time.

    Having said all this, HDR purists (which I am not) say that true HDR is only made with at least 3 individual exposures. I personally don’t care if you make it with one or 15 exposures, its still HDR in my book. I’m gunna assume Ben either doesn’t know about this method, or is a purist. (or forgot to mention it :-))