TWiP #272 – The iPhone 5 for Photographers


Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Brian Matiash, Nicole S. Young and Rick Sammon

Episode Overview

This week on TWiP:

  • Apple announces the iPhone 5 (13:00)
  • Nokia gets caught faking new technology (25:20)
  • A discussion about the world of plug-ins (33:30)
  • Plus an interview with Bryan O’Neil Hughes (59:40)

Listen in as Brian Matiash, Nicole S. Young and Rick Sammon join Frederick Van Johnson to discuss these topics and much more.  Here are a few gems from the conversation:

Nicolesy on plug-ins: “We need to be kicked around a little bit to try different things.”

Rick Sammon on style: “One out of focus picture is a mistake; twenty out of focus pictures is a style!”

Brian on software: “Know the tools that you have so that you can make appropriate decisions in the field.”

Frederick on editing: “Be a pixel-burglar!”


Brooks Workshops offering TWiP Listeners $200 off!

Brooks Workshops is hosting a great weekend workshop in October, located at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara and taught by digital imaging expert Jim DiVitale.

Exploring Adobe Photoshop takes place on October 13th and 14th and is open to all skill levels. This class is designed to give you a working knowledge of Photoshop editing techniques – from opening images in the program to learning advanced creative techniques. Topics will include:

  • Workflow techniques
  • Understanding calibration and color management
  • Customizing Photoshop’s settings to work for your specific needs
  • Processing Images from RAW capture to final DVD archiving
  • Shooting and stitching multiple images to create large panoramas
  • Working with layer blending modes and adjustment layers
  • Using selection and layer masking for the multiple image montage
  • Using light painting and selective focus for creative effects

This is a really great opportunity to improve your photography and post-production skills and escape to lovely Santa Barbara for the weekend. To register, go to workshops.brooks.edu, select your desired workshop, and enter the coupon code in the box at the top of the page.

The coupon code for Exploring Adobe Photoshop is r6w1u (for $200 off).


Interview with Bryan O’Neil Hughes

Enjoy the conversation as Frederick sits down with Adobe’s Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Senior Product Manager for Photoshop and Bridge.  You may just decide that it’s time to upgrade to CS6!

[tabs style=”default”] [tab title=”Top Stories”]

1. Apple releases the long-awaited iPhone 5

2. Nokia caught faking new technology

3. A discussion about the world of plug-ins


[tab title=”Picks of the Week”]

Brian: Mediasonic ProRAID USB 3.0 4-bay Enclosure

Nicole: Gear from Really Right Stuff

Rick: Lacie 500GB Rugged Hard Drive

Frederick: Shutterstock iPad app


[tab title=”Other Links Mentioned”]

1. Tony Sweet – Fine art photographer and educator

2. Nova Launcher for Android

3. YouTube link to Nokia’s troubles

4. onOne Software – Focal Point 2 & Perfect Portrait

5. Imagenomic Software

6. Rick Sammon’s iHDR educational app

7. Kai’s Power Tools!

8. Nik Software – Snapseed for iPhone and iPad



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Connect with Our Hosts & Guests:

Brian Matiash: www.brianmatiash.com, Blog, twitter, Google+

Nicole Young: www.Nicolesyblog.com, Twitter, Google+

Rick Sammon: www.ricksammon.smugmug.com, Blog, Twitter, Google+

Frederick Van Johnson: www.mediabytes.com or www.twitter.com/frederickvan or Google+


Pre-production by: Patrick Reed

Post production by: Suzanne Llewellyn

Bandwidth provided by: Cachefly

Intro Music by Scott Cannizzaro

Photo Credits: Apple

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