TWiP 311 – Formerly Known as Prints


Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Charlie MacPherson, Sara France

Episode Overview

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

  • Apple announces an updated iOS Photo app plus some hardware refreshes at their Worldwide Developers Conference
  • The commoditization of selling prints?
  • An interview with Eye-Fi co-founder, Ziv Gillat
  • Plus Listener Q&A and our Picks of the Week

Charlie MacPherson & Sara France join Frederick to discuss these topics and lots more on this week's episode of TWiP.

Interview with Ziv Gillat 

This week Frederick sits down with Eye-Fi Co-Founder Ziv Gillat and chat about the company's new Mobi SD card, and about how the photography industry is changing.


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  1. The conversation on prints brought back memories. Ay one paper I was working at I was put in charge of selling photos online, we had a debate as what to charge we went with charging a premium on small prints to drive customers to the larger prints, but either way we held value and made profit.

    These days an an independent contractor I really don’t worry about prints I am more concerned over usage fees for publication, such as print, web and advertisements. So most times I set up a download gallery for the client to pick images. The biggest issue is getting a client who is not internet friendly in that we ship a flash drive. 😉

  2. I don’t mind if its raining… Instead of your sunny NorCal as long as its less noisy.

  3. Frederick. Just give the Aperture joke a rest. I’m sure I am not alone in getting heartily sick of it. And I also disliked the way you slapped down your guest for wanting a raw profile in Photoshop CS 3.

    It is never good practice to alienate your listeners or your guests.

  4. As far as leaving Adobe for Apple due to RAW support- I actually had the opposite story back when I bought the Panasonic Lumix LX3: Apple didn’t support it for a while, but Adobe had it practically out the gate. There were multiple reasons that led me to switch to Lightroom, but the RAW support was one of them.

    1. Apple tends to be worse in RAW support than Adobe because Apple has to to a systems update. Where Adobe is bad they will hold off on updating Photoshop and Lightroom to force customers to buy the latest version of the program that does support the latest RAW.

  5. I really enjoyed the interview with Ziv Gallat. He really explained the wifi card landscape and where both Eye-Fi and the camera manufacturers fit. It was also great to hear from Charlie. He seems to really appreciate tools from a functional rather then emotional perspective.

  6. I really liked the $650 light meter pick of the week. If I used or could afford something that insane I probably wouldn’t be listening to this podcast.

    1. Believe it or not most people seem to want to use the histogram in place of a light meter. Because of this, Light meters are dirt cheep on ebay….

  7. You and Sara were talking about wedding videos. They have been around a long time. My wedding was video taped on a VHS 25 years ago. We only viewed it once in all that time. We still have our engagement and wedding portraits hanging on the wall…..
    The technology of the print on the wall has not changed. I would be hard pressed to find a VHS machine that worked….
    Sara has it right. Focus on a quality print ready for hanging……

  8. What was the name of the service Sara talked about? I don’t see it anywhere in the links or picks.

  9. I don’t know if you’ve covered the new Carl Zeiss 55mm 1.4 lens but I’d love to get more info on this awesome lens.

  10. I found this quote online when I was looking into it.

    “Aperture 3 was released in Feb 2010. In the 39 months since then, there have been a further 20 versions released (the equivalent of an update every 2 months).

    Since the start of 2010 there have been a total of 27 versions of lightroom, but of these 15 were either release candidates or betas.”

  11. What’s with the Apple worship on this show? I thought this show was all about photography, believe it or not many of us choose to use Windows or even Linux! The Mac’s hardware is just a PC on the inside; OSX is just another operating system with its benefits & peculiarities plus you pay that extra “Apple Tax”…