Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Darlene Hildebrandt, Sara France and Martin Bailey

Episode Overview

This week on TWiP, we’re diving into several great stories including:

  • Sears and Walmart shut down their portrait studios
  • New app sells your Facebook photos without your permission
  • Just how far will you go to get the shot?
  • and an interview with Varina and Jay Patel

Darlene Hildebrandt, Sara France and Martin Bailey join Frederick to discuss these topics and much much more on this week’s 302nd episode of TWiP.

(Frederick’s first headshot – taken by Olan Mills – just a “few” years ago.)


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1. Sears and Walmart shut down their portrait studios (8:50)

2. New Facebook app sells your photos without your permission & Facebook ‘Home’ arrives (34:50)

3. How far will you go to get the shot? (55:30)


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Darlene: My little Canon “nifty fifty” 50mm f1.8 lens & the Nikon and Sony equivalents

Sara: PicTapGo iPhone App

Martin: Craft & Vision 2 – Another FREE ebook!

Frederick: PressGram (self-hosted WordPress Instagram-like experience)


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Interview with Varina and Jay Patel

This week, Frederick sits down with husband and wife photography team Varina and Jay Patel for an informative and heartwarming discussion about how to get that great landscape shot. To learn more about Varina and Jay, check out their websites at photographybyvarina.com and jaypatelphotography.com.



Submit your photographs for “Critique of the Week”

Here are thumbnails of the images critiqued in this episode. The first photograph was made by Kevin Brown, and the second by Swen Halverson. Click to link to larger images, and be sure to join the conversation and add in your comments about the photographs.

Be a part of This Week in Photo’s newest segment. Post your best photo on the Google+ TWiP Community page and have the chance to be critiqued by the TWiP panel on an upcoming episode. Good luck!


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Connect with Our Hosts & Guests:

Darlene Hildebrandt: PortfolioTwitterGoogle+

Sara France: portfolio, twitter, google+

Martin Bailey: portfolio, 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: Shutterstock

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