TWiP #285 – Irreconcilable Pixels


Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Tristan Hall, Don Komarechka, Jeffrey Totaro

Episode Overview

This week on TWiP:

  • Google+ rolls out Communities
  • Reuter's Top 95 Photos of 2012 Reveal Interesting Camera Statistics
  • Will 2013 be Sony's year?
  • Instagram & Twitter: Irreconcilable Pixels
  • An interview with Geoff Barrall from Connected Data

Tristan Hall, Don Komarechka, and Jeffrey Totaro join Frederick Van Johnson to discuss these topics and more on this week's episode of TWiP.

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.

Episode Update

Back on TWiP #281 we covered a news story about changes to the Canadian Copyright laws. In that episode we got it all wrong and the TWiP community let us know about it so Frederick sat down with Canadian photographer Don Komarechka to set the record straight.

Interview with Geoff Barrall

This week Frederick sits down for a conversation with Geoff Barrall, CEO and founder of Connected Data. Geoff was also the founder of Data Robotics – creators of the Drobo. Frederick and Geoff chat about his latest project – the Transporter.

You can learn more about the Transporter and support their kick-starter campaign at

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Connect with Our Hosts & Guests:

Jeffrey Totaro: Website, Twitter, Google+

Tristan Hall: Website, Twitter, Google+

Don Komarechka: Website, Twitter, Google+

Frederick Van Johnson: or or Google+


Pre-production by: Bruce Clarke

Post production by: Suzanne Llewellyn

Bandwidth provided by: Cachefly

Intro Music by Scott Cannizzaro

Photo Credits: 05com on Flickr

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  1. Hey Frederick, another great episode. Very interested in your hands-on with this Transporter product especially as it pertains to your testing of LR catalogs! Please keep us posted! Cheers

    1. Gil, how do you figure? Other than the listener question about a laptop, there was hardly any Apple talk. We discussed Sony, Google Plus Communities for photographers, and Instagram. I’d love to know why you think any of those topics are not photography related?

  2. Frederick,

    Are the transporters expandable in regard to storage space?
    Ex. If you buy a 1TB can I buy more storage later?

  3. A podcast heard internationally promoting an interesting interview about The Transporter, but the final product only ships in the U.S. (like CSA testing is so tough or something?). I think TWiP needs to globalize just a bit more. Not even enough research done before promoting another product that turns out to be U.S.-only. Or perhaps Kickstarter itself needs to impose a bit more on all its seekers of funding. TWiP (and Kicsktarter) want my loyalty and attention (and money), but continue to promote products produced by people with vision limited by the U.S. border. Now if only I could get my Drobo to stop losing USB contact with Windows 7 so often, I’d feel a lot better.

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