TWiP #269 – Camera Evolution or Intelligent Design


Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Doug Kaye, and Ron Brinkmann

Episode Overview

This week on TWiP:

  • Who's been stalking your Facebook photos (6:00)
  • New “smart cameras” from Nikon & Sony (14:30)
  • Getty & Pictage Change Hands (24:30)
  • Vogue Bans Underage & Skinny Models (29:15)
  • And an interview with Sue Bryce (37:00)

Douge Kaye & Ron Brinkmann join Frederick Van Johnson to discuss these topics and more on this week's episode of TWiP.

creativeLIVE & TWiP

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, TWiP is now partnering with creativeLIVE in an effort to bring a wider selection of photography interviews into our show, as well as sharing 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:

  • Sue Bryce with a special 5 day event on Beauty Photography of Women
  • Roberto Valenzuela with Location, Posing, & Execution
  • Matthew Jordan Smith on Working with Models

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

Interview with Sue Bryce

In this interview, Frederick chats with beauty & glamour photographer Sue Bryce. Sue is known for her amazing portraits and beauty photography which have won her several awards including Australia's Portrait Photographer of the Year. You can learn more about Sue by visiting her website at

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Pre-production by: Bruce Clarke
Post production by: Suzanne Llewellyn
Bandwidth provided by: Cachefly
Intro Music by Scott Cannizzaro
Photo Credit: Ted Murphy on Flickr


  1. Here is one of the major reasons for Vogue has changed its policy My personal guess there is more heat on about child abuse so that is a major reason. Also the times are changing. 20 years ago the average female model age was 18.

    Today with all fitness models i have a feeling you are looking at age 23 or older. A while back I had a friend who asked me about their teen getting into modeling. I gave an honest answer. The modeling industry especially the fashion industry is one of the most unhealthy jobs out there.

    You are talking about teens being paid large amount of cash to teens to look sexy for an older audience. Add a very unhealthy body image and making girls look older than they are. On top of that these teens are going out of their way to please their employers to gain fame and fortune.

  2. Vogue, why make the announcement. Well, marketing why else. During the discussion I kept hearing why. Well, that is simple” “As reported on TWIP.” “Photographers react to Vogue’s new weight and age policy” and I know I could go on. For Vogue I wish to thank you for helping with their marketing efforts. The fact is it is cheap to market and to keep their business “Top of Mind” with the Vogue advertisers.

  3. To clarify the iphone camera sensor: iPhone4 has 5Mpix sensor and iPhone4S has a 8Mpix sensor !

  4. My first listen to this POD cast. It has just become my favorite! Very will done.
    Great interview of Sue Bryce
    Thank you