TWiP #284 – Photo Ethics, Facebook and Street Photography

Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Richard Harrington, Valerie Jardin and Evgeny Tchebotarev

Episode Overview

This week on TWiP:

  • Photo ethics in the ‘big apple' – 2 very different photo tales in NYC (12:20)
  • Facebook and Eye-Fi unveil new cloud services (34:35)
  • Black Eye'd Peas frontman's iPhone modification (47:15)
  • And an interview with NYC street photographer James Maher (50:05)
  • Plus, Frederick throws down the photoshop gauntlet announcing prizes for the best “MC Richard Hammerington” creative image (1:41:45)

Enjoy the great conversation as Richard Harrington, Valerie Jardin and Evgeny Tchebotarev join Frederick Van Johnson to discuss these topics and more on this week's episode of TWiP.

Photo ethics in the ‘big apple' – Kindness to a shoeless man and The New York Post's controversial cover

Facebook announces Photo Sync and Eye-Fi unveils Circ

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Richard: TAP2013 – Technologically Advanced Publishing Conference: get the inside scoop on the digital publishing wave and enjoy renowned keynote speaker Guy Kawasaki. Use the offer code VIPRH for $250 off the conference fee!

Valerie: The Photographer's MBA by Sal Cincotta published by Peachpit Press, available for under $20 at Amazon.

Evgeny: Disposable Ilford Black & White camera – long live the experiments!

Frederick: The Photographers Ephemeris

1. 500px – the great portfolio site that Evgeny co-founded

2. Photofocus – Richard Harrington is the new host of this noted podcast founded by Scott Bourne. Frederick Van Johnson is featured in an upcoming interview.

3. Understanding Adobe Photoshop and other books by Richard Harrington

4. Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite

5. Nicolesy and Brian Matiash tie the knot!! Congratulations!

6. Richard Harrington Adorama TV training (Canon 6D, Eye-Fi, etc.)

7. James Maher tears apart the Fuji X100

8. High ISO's and the Nikon D600

9. Going Pro by Scott Bourne and Skip Cohen

10. free trial

Interview with street photographer James Maher

This week, Frederick interviews New York City fine art, portrait, studio and street photographer James Maher. Listen in as James breaks down the art of street photography, and be sure to check out his book, Essentials of Street Photography.

The Great “MC Harrington” Photoshop Challenge!

The mission (should you choose to accept it): Use your photoshop skills – along with Richard Harrington's head shot – to create your best MC Hammer/Richard Harrington composite. Winner will receive a signed copy of Richard's book Understanding Photoshop Techniques. (Include's new iPhone mod and Frederick will personally congratulate you on an upcoming show and award you an additional secret prize!)

Send images to by Sunday, December 16th. Good Luck! Winners will be announced on a future show and winning images displayed.

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Connect with Our Hosts & Guests:

Richard Harrington: @rhedpixel Photofocus and Richard Harrington Blog

Valerie Jardin:

Evgeny Tchebotarev: twitter or 500px

Frederick Van Johnson: or or Google+


Pre-production by: Patrick Reed

Post production by: Suzanne Llewellyn

Bandwidth provided by: Cachefly

Intro Music by Scott Cannizzaro

Photo Credits: James Maher


  1. I’m surprised that Richard Harrington doesn’t know about Eye-Fi’s direct mode. When traveling, dump your images wirelessly to your iPad, select them for your blog, and connect your iPad to whatever network you use. It’s easy and slick. Wireless tethering is also handy (though a little more work to keep the connection alive).

  2. Hi, I have to say it was quite disappointing to listen to the comments on the Eye-Fi products. Eye-Fi provides a solution to directly transfer your shot from the card to your IPad without any other network present. I am using this “Direct Mode” to provide me with immediate feedback about the shot beyond the small screen on the back of the camera.

    The comments make me wonder how reliable the rest of the information is you get from the show. I have been listening for a couple of years now, but I will need to be more suspicious about the recommendations and comments given by the hosts. They shouldn’t really talk about stuff they do not know. Or least prepare more seriously.

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